Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru

Explore the Trendiest Attraction

Rainbow Mountain Cusco, one of the prime, trendiest attractions of Cusco is something that you must have seen in desktop wallpapers and internet images. The trip to rainbow mountain from Cusco has also been one of our most popular once day excursions for a long time. In this exciting outing, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the popular Vinicunca Mountain better know by english-speaking as “the exquisite rainbow mountain” in Peru.

This beautiful trip to the Rainbow Mountains usually lasts as long as 14 hours because it is kot that close to Cusco city, you will take a Bus early in the moring by 4:30am and have brackfast and luch on excursion and you will be back in Cusco by 6pm approx.

The tour will be basically by bus, you will walk for around 3 hours max depening whether you want add to the rainbow mountain tour the red valley or not!

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

Schedule & Details

  • Tour Schedules
    • Group Tour: Every Day at 4am approx.
    • Private Tour: Every Day on Request, we recommend 6am starting time
    • We do not operate the 1st of January
  • Language
    • Group Tour: English & Spanish, separate groups
    • Private Tour: Tour: We normally have English and Spanish as available languages, however if you request other languages we can try to get a tour guide in your language
  • Duration
    • 14 hours approx
  • How do you recognize our official tour guides?
    • All details will be given to you once you book with us
  • Tour Type
    • This tour can be organized in private or group tours, in either case the tour is focused on Nature, designed Exclusively for Adults
    • If you have Kids, we recommend you to book a Private Tour, your kids may enjoy better a custom tour
  • Transportation
    • By Foot, you will walk in total 2 to 3 hours, depending on whether you will visit or not the red valley
    • By Bus
  • Accessibility
    • No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility)
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: We finish the tour near San Francisco Plaza
    • Private Tour: We can drop you off at your hotel or any place of your preference in the city center or Airbnb location
  • How to reserve?
    • Please contact us via this page, we will give you a quote, once we come to an agreement we will send a custom offer with the price to be paid
    • How to contact us on mobile phone? Click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
  • Please Bring
    • Do always bring Jumper, Raincoat, Hat, Water, Trekking shoes, small Backpack, Walking stick(optional)
    • You Must Bring Sunglasses otherwise you may harm your beautiful eyes and we will NOT take responsibility for this
  • Interior Visit
    • Does not apply
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Licensed Tour Guide with Carnet and Decent Explanation
      • Pick-up from your hotel as long as your hotel is located in the city center
      • Breakfast and Buffet Lunch
      • Oxigen
      • Air Conditioned Bus
      • Entrance tickets for the Rainbow Mountain(NOT for the Red Valley)
    • Private Tour:
      • Exclusive Licensed Tour Guide with Carnet and Decent Explanation
      • Pick-up from your hotel or Airbnb, that is the matter where they are located, it is private, we can always pick you up
      • Breakfast and Buffet Lunch
      • Oxigen
      • Private Air-Conditioned Bus
      • Entrance tickets for the Rainbow Mountain(NOT for the Red Valley)
  • Excluded
    • If you may want to explore the Red Valley, you need to pay the Entrance fee, 10 soles per person, please bring local currency
    • Horses
    • Walking stick
    • Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Where to leave my luggage?
    • Find out all answers for Faqs here
  • WhatsApp Numbers

Price

  • Group Tour:
    • US$ 30 per person (over 11 years old), this price does not include the Red Valley, if you wish to add the Red Valley, you will need to pay extra money of 7 US$(ticket + tour guide service)
  • Private Tour:
    • US$ 135 per person (over 11 years old) based on 2 people, this price does not include Red Valley
    • US$ 120 per person (over 11 years old) based on 3 people, this price does not include Red Valley

Important for Kids:

If you have kids younger of 10 years old they will require to pay for the tour as long as they require a Seat on the Bus, we strongly encourage you to pay for the tour, including for your little ones, so that even your kids can feel comfortable | We have different tour prices for Kids of 10 years or younger ones, just contact us!

Discounts:

If you are a solo traveller or a group of 3 or more people let us know, we have big discounts

Meeting Point

We include Pick-up from your hotel, otherwise come to Regocijo square please let us know your preference via e-mail, note that we can only pick you up as long as your hotel is in Cusco historical center | If you booked a private tour we can always pick you up from anywhere in Cusco

If you wish we can meet in Regocijo square for the Rainbow Mountain tour

Itinerary

Consider that the itinerary below may be affected by strikes and weather issues, for example the snow might covers the rainbow mountain, the weather on the Andes is totally unpredictable, if so we will not take responsibility for the tour quality since those are external factors, we understand that this is not a friendly text to sell tours but we are an Honest Company

  1. Group Tour: Rainbow Mountain via Cusipata + Red Valley (optional)
    • Pick-up at your hotel at 4am approx
    • 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 more – Llaqto is a small village located at 4630 m a.s.l.
    • Llaqto to Rainbow mountain by foot, we will walk for around 1 hour until the rainbow mountain, the first part of the walking is flat, the last part of the walking is steep(25min 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 small village by foot, this is what most tourists do
      • Option 2: Rainbow mountain to Red Valley – Red Valley to Laqto small village, all by foot (This is very optional, let us know about this, let your guide know about this)
    • Llaqto village to Cusipata by bus, you will have Lunch at this place at approx 1:30pm
    • Cusipata to Cusco city by bus, you will be back in Cusco by 6pm aprox.
  2. Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain via Cusipata + Red Valley (optional) The Route below is operated 100% privately, no big crowds, you can have more control over your time, it is 100% recommended for a group of friends, coworkers and families with kids
    • Pick-up at your hotel at requested time, we recommend 6am
    • Cusco to Cusipata by bus, we will ride for approx 2.5 hours and arrive at around 8am at this little town where you will have breakfast – Cusipata town is at 3310 m a.s.l.
    • Cusipata to Llaqto by bus, we will ride for around 45min – Llaqto is a small village located at 4630 m a.s.l.
    • Llaqto to Rainwbow mountain by foot, we will walk for around 1 hour until the rainbow mountain, the first part of the walking is flat, the last part of the walking is steep(25min steep walking) – Rainbow mountain is at 5020 m a.s.l. – Some tourists hire horses at Llaqto village
    • At the Rainbow mountain you will have a quick explanation about the natural wonder and 30 min free time!
    • What comes next? You have 2 options:
      • Option 1: Rainbow mountain to Llaqto small village by foot, this is what most tourists do
      • Option 2: Rainbow mountain to Red Valley – Red Valley to Laqto small village, all by foot (This is very optional, let us know about this, let your guide know about this)
    • Llaqto village to Cusipata by bus, you will have Lunch at this place at approx 1:30pm
    • Cusipata to Cusco city by bus, we will be back in Cusco by 6pm aprox

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance, otherwise 50% of the fee will apply

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