Tour Montaña Filuda de Pallay Poncho

✅ Tour of Pallay Poncho sharp-rainbow mountain

Visit Pallay Poncho mountain in Layo district

The Pallay Poncho or Pallay Punchu Mountain is a new tourist attraction in the Cusco Region, this rainbow mountain is another wonderful gift from nature and is already part of the must-do activities for travellers. The local people who live close to this mountain also address this mountain as Condor Sayana (the place where the condor stops) or Pallay Poncho del Apu T’akllo Apacheta, some visitors also call it La Montaña Filudasharp-rainbow Mountain because of its shape.

This beautiful scenic trip to this alternative rainbow mountain usually takes 14 hours: bus ride + walk. You will take a bus early in the morning by 4 am in Cusco city 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, you will walk for approximately 3 to 4 hours maximum, depending on the physical condition; Remember that it is important to acclimatize in Cusco city between 2 to 3 days before taking a tour to this attraction and thus avoid high altitude sickness; Anyway, this excursion in relation to Vinincunca mountain and Palccoyo mountain is much easier to reach.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this new alternative rainbow mountain in the Cusco Region.


  • 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
  • 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 Pallay Poncho tour
  • Transportation
    • By foot, you will walk a total of 3 to 4 hours, depending on your physical condition
    • 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
    • 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
    • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
    • Suncream
    • Local currency
  • 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 Pallay Poncho Mountain
    • Private Tour:
      • Bus and guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb or anywhere in Cusco city and we cover all the inclusions mentioned for the Group Tour
  • Not Included
    • 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 optional
    • Dinner
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
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  • 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

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


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


Consider that the itinerary below may be affected by strikes and weather issues.

  1. Group Tour: Tour to Pallay Poncho Rainbow Mountain | max. 18 walkers
    • Pick-up at your hotel at 4am approx – if applicable
    • Cusco city to small town of Layo by bus, we will ride for about 3.5 hours and arrive at around 8am at this little town where you will have breakfast Layo town is located at 3978 m a.s.l.
    • Layo to Pallay Poncho by foot, we will walk for about 3 hours  to reach Pallay poncho mountain which is located at 4700 m a.s.l.
    • At the Pallay Poncho Mountain you will have a quick explanation of this natural wonder and 30 min free time!
    • Return from Pallay poncho to Layo on foot, you will have lunch in Layo at about 2:30pm.
    • Layo to Cusco city by bus, you will be back in Cusco by about 7pm
    • We will end this tour next to the Plaza de Armas
  2. Private Tour: Excursion to Pallay Poncho Rainbow Mountain | 100% private
    • Pick-up at your hotel at the requested time, we recommend 5am
    • Cusco to Layo by private bus, we will ride for about 3.5 hours
    • You will visit all the attractions mentioned on the group tour, it is the same or similar itinerary!
    • Layo to Cusco city by bus, we will be back in Cusco by about 7pm
    • 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
    • * Note: In a private tour you can have more control over your time, it will be a tailored tour for you and your friends without strangers!


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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