✅ Rainbow Mountain tour in Cusco, Peru

We leave from Cusco to Vinicunca mountain everyday

The tour of Rainbow Mountain in Cusco is one of a kind, the trendiest activity in the Cusco region and Peru, due to its incomparable natural beauty. The trip to rainbow mountain from Cusco is one of the excursions that you should book yes or yes; you cannot miss the Vinicunca rainbow mountain.

This beautiful scenic trip to rainbow mountain normally lasts up to 14 hours (bus trip + walk), the tour starts very early at 4:30 am in the morning, you are going to have breakfast and lunch during the excursion and you will return to Cusco at 5:45 pm approx.

Details

  • Schedules
    • Group Tour: Every day at about 4:30 am
    • Private Tour: Every day on request, we recommend starting at 5:30 am
  • Language
    • Group Tour: Spanish and English simultaneously
    • Private Tour: One language only (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know!
  • Duration
    • About 13 hours
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% private tour, you choose your cup of tea
    • If you have kids, we recommend a private tour
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Near the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: At your hotel
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page by filling out the form, then we will send you the tour details, the total price to pay, and the payment methods
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the book now button which is located on the top menu, or scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the form
  • What to bring?
    • Scarf, sweaters, jackets, and gloves
    • Non-slip walking shoes
    • Walking stick (optional)
    • Rain poncho
    • Sun hat or cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Toilet paper
    • Local currency
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Pick up from your hotel as long as you stay in the historic center
      • Breakfast and lunch buffet
      • 100% authorized tour guides
      • Professional bilingual guided tour (Spanish and English simultaneously)
      • Tourist bus with air-conditioning
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Entrance tickets for the Rainbow mountain
    • Private Tour:
      • Pick up with vehicle and tour guide from your hotel
      • Breakfast and lunch (buffet)
      • Private tour guide in English or Spanish, you choose the language!
      • Private driver
      • Private vehicle
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Entrance tickets for the Rainbow mountain
      • Drop off at your hotel
  • Not Included
    • All about the Red Valley
    • Rain Ponchos
    • Horses (you can rent the horses on the same day of your tour)
      • One way: 50 soles approx.
      • Round trip: 80 soles approx.
    • Walking stick (optional)
    • Tips for the crew (optional)
    • Dinner
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Price

  • Group Tour:
    • 35 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • 100 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 90 USD per person based on 3 people
    • 80 USD per person based on 4 people

👉Children over 3 years old and teenagers pay a regular rate unless you book a private tour

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: At your hotel as long as your hotel is located in the historic center; otherwise join us at plazoleta regocijo
    • Private Tour: At your hotel

Itinerary

The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues, and festivities

  1. Group Tour of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain — up to 20 people
    • Pick up at your hotel at 4:30 am approx. – if applicable
    • Cusco to Cusipata by bus: 2.5 hours — Cusipata is a small town where we will have breakfast
    • Cusipata to Llaqto by bus: 45 minutes — Llaqto is a small town located at 4630 m.a.s.l.
    • Llaqto to Montaña de Colores on foot: 1.5 hours approx.
      • The first part of the walk is flat
      • The last part of the walk is steep — 25 minutes
      • The mountain of 7 colors is located at 5200 m.a.s.l.
      • Your guide will give your a brief explanation of this attraction
      • Free time on the mountain: 35 to 40 minutes
    • Mountain of Colors to Llaqto on foot
    • Llaqto to Cusipata by bus: Lunch at 1:30 pm approx.
    • Cusipata to Cusco by bus: You will be back in Cusco at 5:45 pm approx.
    • This tour ends near the Plaza de Armas
  2. Private Tour of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
    • We will pick you up at your hotel at the requested time
    • The itinerary is the same as the Group Tour
    • This tour ends at your hotel in Cusco
    • * In a private tour, you can adjust better the times and the places to visit

👉Extra information about the Red Valley:

  • Our tour to the Vinicunca mountain does not include the Red Valley
  • You can do it on your own
  • The walk from the Rainbow Mountain to the Red Valley lookout is about 35 minutes. (one-way)
  • A very good physical condition is required
  • Please inform your Tour Guide before going to the Red Valley
  • The entrance cost is 10 Soles pp
  • If you take more than the estimated time that the guide gave you, your guide will not wait for you

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the cost of the tour will apply

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