Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru

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The Tour of Rainbow Mountain in Cusco, one of the prime, trendiest activities in the Cusco region, it is something that you must have seen in desktop wallpapers and internet images. The trip to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco became one of the most popular full-day tour excursions in the past five years, and you can’t miss this tour, do it yes or yes! In this exciting outing, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the famous Vinicunca Mountain, better known by English-speakers as “The Exquisite Rainbow Mountain” in Peru.

This beautiful scenic trip to the Rainbow Mountain usually lasts as long as 14 hours—bus ride + walk. You will take a bus early in the morning by 4:30 am and have breakfast and lunch on the excursion, and you will be back in Cusco by about 6 pm.

The tour will be basically by bus, and you will walk for around 3 hours max depending whether you want to add to the Rainbow Mountain tour the Red Valley or not.

Take a glance at our excellent itinerary below and choose the one that fits better to your needs.

Details

  • Tour Schedules
    • Group Tour: Every day at about 4am
    • Private Tour: Every day on request, we recommend a 5am starting time
    • We do not operate on the 1st of January
  • Language
    • Group Tour: Bilingual (Spanish & English)
    • Private Tour: Only one language (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Duration
    • About 14 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • Once you book with us, you will be given all of the details
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% Private tour, you choose your cup of tea, the excursion is focused on nature, designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, we recommend you to reserve a private Rainbow Mountain tour
  • Transportation
    • By foot, you will walk a total of 2 to 3 hours, depending on whether you will include the Red valley attracion
    • By bus
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Next to the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: We can finish anywhere in the historical center such as the Plaza de Armas or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page. We will give you a quote, and once we agree, you will receive a custom offer with the price
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
  • Please Bring
    • Warm clothes including a scarf, sweaters, jacket, and gloves
    • Non-slip walking boots
    • Walking sticks are optional
    • Rain poncho
    • A hat to protect you from the sun
    • You must bring sunglasses. Otherwise, you may harm your beautiful eyes, and we will not take responsibility for this
    • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
    • Suncream
    • Local currency
  • Interior Visit
    • Does not apply
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Bus pick-up from your hotel as long as your hotel is located in the city center
      • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of natural history
      • Continental breakfast and semi-buffet lunch. Eat as much as you like!
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Round trip air-conditioned bus
      • Entrance tickets for the Rainbow Mountain
    • Private Tour:
      • Bus and guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb or anywhere in Cusco city
      • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of the history
      • Continental breakfast and semi-buffet lunch. Eat as much as you like!
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • 100% round trip air-conditioned private bus
      • Entrance tickets for the Rainbow Mountain
  • Not Included
    • Red valley ticket: 10 Soles per person – about 3 USD
    • Tour guide service for Red valley: 20 Soles per person – about 7 USD
    • Rain poncho – can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail
    • Horses – optional, if you wish to have them,  let us know
    • Walking stick – optional
    • Tips for the crew
    • Dinner
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
  • WhatsApp Numbers

Price

  • Group Tour:
    • 30 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • 135 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 120 USD per person based on 3 people
    • 100 USD per person based on 4 people

Necessary for the Red Valley

The price displayed above does not include Red valley – applies for both group and private tour

    • Red valley ticket: 10 Soles per person – about 3 USD
    • Tour guide service for Red valley: 20 Soles per person – about 7 USD, there must be a minimum of 2 people

Important for Kids:

    • Children under 4 years go on the tour for free
    • If you have children between 5 years old and 10 years old, they must pay for the price of the tour to ensure that they have a seat on the bus
    • We have different prices for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old
    • Kids older than 11 and teenagers pay the regular rate

Discounts:

    • If you travel alone, with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have great discounts

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: We include bus pick-up from your hotel (applies only if your hotel is located in the historic center), otherwise come to the Rejocijo square, let us know your preference via e-mail
    • Private Tour: We include bus and tour guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb, or any location in Cusco city
We will meet you in your hotel in the historic center

Itinerary

Consider that the itinerary below may be affected by strikes and weather issues; for example, the snow might cover the Rainbow Mountain. The weather on the Andes is entirely unpredictable. If so, we will not take responsibility for the tour quality since those are external factors. We understand that this is not a pleasant text to tell potential tour-goers, but we pride ourselves on the honesty of our company, and it is best for you to be forwarned.

  1. Group Tour: Rainbow Mountain Tour via Cusipata | Max 18 walkers
    • Pick-up at your hotel at 4am approx – if applicable
    • Cusco to Cusipata by bus, we will ride for approx 2.5 hours and arrive at around 7am at this little town where you will have breakfast – Cusipata town is located at 3310 m a.s.l.
    • Cusipata to Llaqto by bus, we will ride for around 45min or more – Llaqto is a small village located at 4630 m a.s.l.
    • Llaqto to Rainbow Mountain on foot, we will walk for around 1 hour to get to the Rainbow Mountain, the first part of the walking is flat, the last part of the walking is steep, about 25min of steep walking. Therefore a few tourists rent horses at Llaqto village – Rainbow Mountain is at 5020 m a.s.l.
    • At the Rainbow Mountain, you will have a quick explanation of the natural wonder and 30 min free time!
    • What comes next? You have 2 options:
      • Option 1: Rainbow Mountain to Llaqto by foot, this is what most tourists do
      • Option 2: Rainbow Mountain to Red Valley – Red Valley to Laqto, all on foot, this route is optional. Let us or your guide know what you choose to do
    • Llaqto village to Cusipata by bus, you will have Lunch here at about 1:30pm
    • Cusipata to Cusco city by bus, you will be back in Cusco by about 6pm
    • We will end this tour next to the Plaza de Armas
    • *Important: We don´t include the Red Valley on this itinerary unless you request for it
  2. Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain Tour via Cusipata  | 100% Private
    • Pick-up at your hotel at the requested time, we recommend 5am
    • Cusco to Cusipata by bus, we will ride for about 2.5 hours
    • You will visit all the attractions mentioned on the group tour, it is the same or similar itinerary!
    • Cusipata to Cusco city by bus, we will be back in Cusco by about 6pm
    • We will finish this tour in the historical center, in a place such as the Plaza de Armas, or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
    • *Important: We don´t include the Red Valley on this itinerary unless you request for it
    • *Note: In a private tour you can have more control on your time, it will be a tailored tour for you and your friends without strangers!

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply

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