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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain: Tours & Tickets

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The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is the new hidden gem and secret of Cusco. With less than 1 hour to hike to the peak and 3 beautiful Rainbow Mountains with tons of wild alpacas around, this is the new alternative Rainbow Mountain to the still popular...more
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14_02'38.6s 71_15'24.2w, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having researched and concerned about having to do a long hike to reach Vinicunca, we chose to visit Palccoyo instead. It also meant we didnt have to wake up that early in the morning which was an added bonus. The walk was relatively easy, however...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank milotales7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip to Rainbow mountains at Palycooa in Peru. Easy hike up to top at 16000 feet but you may need oxygen The sights are fantastic..what a view!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 70sudipg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is less busted by tourists which makes it quiet and serene unlike the other Rainbow Mountain which has hundreds of tourists each day. The hike is difficult because of the altitude with the top of the mountain approximately 5000 metres above sea...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AngelaWeston23
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Travel time from Cusco is 3 hours but worth every minute. 2 km hike to top is slow going at 4900m above sea level. We had sunshine and no rain. I do not think the colors would be the same if it rained. A must...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Renee R
Reviewed October 4, 2019

Loved coming here to see the beautiful rainbow colors of the mountains. The great part about this Alternate mountains is the abundance of Alpaca roaming around! It's a little paradise. We even got the opportunity to walk Jorjito the Alpaca on our journey up! Another...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lifebylilan
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

We had a spare day in Cusco so we thought we would grab the opportunity and visit Rainbow Mountain. We grabbed a last minute deal and were told to be ready at our hotel at 0430. 430am came and went while we waited as instructed....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 1967WA
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We booked a day, small group, tour of the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain through our travel Advisor with Tiera Viva Hotels. This is considered the "alternate rainbow mountain tour". However my guess is that this will soon be the preferred tour for many as you get...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Meander52887
Reviewed August 21, 2019

We traveled to the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain August 1st, 2019 with our guide Darwin Zuniga before starting our Inca Trail hike on the 3rd. We choose the Palccoyo Rainbow mountain over the more popular Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain due to the relatively easier hike to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JA5814
Reviewed July 29, 2019

This is the Alternative Rainbow Mountain trip, not the "very busy very touristy" one (I've seen some reviews on this page for the touristy one, be sure which mountain you are reading about). I specifically chose this tour with Exploor as it was advertised as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Este S
Reviewed July 1, 2019

We went to Palcoyo first, and then rainbow Mountain as well. Glad we were able to do both in one single tour. Worth the hike! Bring your own toilet paper to use the restrooms on the way. And rent horses. Our guide from machupicchu center...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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September 19, 2019|
Response from JA5814 | Reviewed this property |
We gave $20 or 10% of the price for the tour for that particular day, whichever was higher, to our guide. And $10-$15 to the driver depending in the length of the trip.
Milena C
July 16, 2019|
Response from taylorthegap | Reviewed this property |
It is above 16,000 feet but my daughter who gets asthma -but 23years old, managed just fine. Drink a lot of water, eat along the way, and sip coca tea at the top!