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Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco

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    Rainbow Mountain
    Stop: 11 hours - Admission included
    Your day will start at 3:40am departing from your Cusco hotels to Quessiuno. Enjoy a breakfast at Quessiuno. After breakfast, continue your journey uphill for 3 hours where you'll enjoy landscapes full of flora and fauna. It'll take between 3 to 4 hours average to arrive to the Rainbow Mountain. There will be adequate time to capture this magical place in photos, memories, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountain and the sacred snow-capped Ausangate. After enjoying time at the Rainbow Mountain, start making your way downhill to Quessiuno for lunch. Following this leisurely and well-deserved lunch, return to the city of Cusco. 7pm is our approximate arrive time in Cusco's Regocijo Square, which is one block away from the main square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
3:40 AM
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional multi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel pick up
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain (S/.10.00 Soles)
  • Horses (but you can rent directly at the first town)
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for people over 55 years of age
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A strenuous amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Since this activity is a group tour, we will pick up the first person at 3:40 and the last one at 4:20, please be ready at the lobby of your hotel at 3:40 am and our guide has time to pass for you until 4:20 am.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We did a day tour to Rainbow mountain with Jose. We successfully reached the colored mountains after 2 tours of climb. Highly recommended tour!
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Response from Holger435, General Manager at Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco
Responded 1 week ago
Dear: Jeczech Thanks so much for your review, we are glad because you enjoyed the Rainbow Mountain and the challenging hike ! Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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Absolutely beautiful! Stunning scenery even on the way up the mountain. If the weather is sunny, the colours are pretty much what you see in pictures. Yes, some people add filters in their pictures, but seeing this mountain with my own eyes was incredible and hiking up to the
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By: Rainbow Mountain Cusco
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Raymond C
Toronto, Canada
Very hard hike. Very worth the view
The altitude is very high, and walking, even for the fit, is tiring. Fortunately, if you cant make it, there are
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I dropped the ball on this one. Since Rainbow Mountain was offered through our hotel (Antigua Casonas), I thought
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Patrick R
Houston, Texas
What you see is what you get
When you get there and finish your hike to the top it will look EXACTLY like it does in the picture. Extremely
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Medellin, Colombia
Totally worth it. In the afternoon it becomes a madhouse so starting in the early morning was great.
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Boston, Massachusetts
Very difficult hike due to altitude of 5200 meters, but worth it!
Coming from sea level in Boston 2 days before, I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but didn't have a day to spare
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Rainbow mountain
Although we weren't able to see the vibrant colors the day we went. It was still worth the trip. Viewing the
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This is A MUST! We had the BEST guides, Franco and Percy;patient, compassionate, true professionals.
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Toronto, Canada
The Most Brutal Hike
It was on our bucket list for Peru. We booked a trip in advance through TripAdvisor. They picked us up at 4am from
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Great tour!
It was a good experience, guides were really working hard to make sure everyone was ok at such high altitude and
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We had an amazing time and the team was very supportive and helpful. It is not an easy road, considering the
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Fairfax, Virginia
Great Experience!
Excellent and skilled tour guides! Our tour guides and driver made the experience today! We made plenty of stops
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Darwin, Australia
Good Experience
We went with Rainbow Mountain Travels. We booked the day prior and were told that only one side of the mountain
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Cleveland, Ohio
Amazing Private Tour in/around Cusco!
Holger was just amazing - packing a huge amount of information and sites around Cusco in an afternoon! It was my
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Victoria A
Wonderful tour!
Try to go early on this tour if you go during wet season as it rains in the afternoon. The hike is not too bad
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Houston, Texas
Bad timing and snowed out!
If you are planning on going to Rainbow mountain I wish they had a webcam and forecast to tell you whether the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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