Sacred Valley Tours

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip


$ 162.00

Activity Type

Hiking Tours


Level 04

Group Size

Private Tour

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+51 997785999

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip From Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco allows travelers to visit Peru’s second most popular attraction. The hike to Rainbow Mountain passes remote Andean villages and native grazing animals, such as llamas and alpacas. Above all, this part of the Andes offer the most incredible views of the Red Valley and Ausangate Mountains.

Trekkers couldn’t visit the Rainbow Mountain on a day trip, but in more than a week. The Rainbow Mountain of Peru was only discovered in 2015. However, the residents from the area knew about Vinicunca, another name for the natural beauty. Likewise, the trekkers of Ausangate have passed and seen the Rainbow Mountain for years. And precisely, they published the first images of the Rainbow Mountain on the web, which today all travelers are talking about.

Our private day tour from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain is the best in comparison to other tour agencies. Because our tour guide walks you all the way to the summit and explain about the formation of the Rainbow Mountain. Moreover, we never let you walk by yourself and face possible altitude symptoms on your own. The hike to Rainbow Mountain has never been easy, but with a good determination and right company like ours you fully enjoy this adventure.

Details of Rainbow Mountain Day Trip:

The hiking section of this Rainbow Mountain day trip usually takes 2 hours up and 1 hour down. But sometimes this could be less, it depends on your physical condition.

Pick up Location: We pick you up from the Cusco hotels at 5:00 am.
Drop off Location: Our private tour ends at your hotel in Cusco.
Tour Duration: full day (10 hrs.).
Max Elevation: 5 036m /16 482ft. The Rainbow Mountain summit is the highest among the treks in Cusco.
Tour Service: Private tour. Taking this service you have great benefits and also control your time not us.
Altitude Sickness: This attraction is at higher altitude than Cusco, but if that’s your concern click here.
Physical Grading: It is considered difficult. But if you find it too difficult maybe a horse can help.

Important: You are in the right place with a direct local tour operator! We are not a middle man or merely an electronic platform that sell tours and pass onto other local operators.

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip Itinerary

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco starts with a pick up from your hotel at 5:00 am. We will take a 2-hour drive in our private vehicle, heading to the South Valley of Cusco. When we reach Cusipata, we enjoy our nutritious breakfast. And, this is your last chance to use the proper bathroom and get some snacks. Further, we recommend that you get some lemon-flavored candies which helps with altitude sickness.

Our Rainbow Mountain one day tour continues for another one hour to get to the community of phulawasipata. Here you will begin the hike enjoying a typical Andean scenery with herds of alpacas and llamas. Additionally, the spectacular views of Ausangate Mountain will grace us as we hike through villages and interact with the locals. Also, enjoy many red-colored mountains and green valleys which are the main highlights of this adventure.

After a total hike of approximately 1.5 hours, we’ll finally reach the Rainbow Mountain (5020m/16,500ft). The natural vibrant colors of the Rainbow Mountain are simply stunning and beautiful. Once at the top, you’ll have free time to explore, take pictures and take it all in. Because of the altitude and cold, we’ll stay approximately 30 minutes at the summit. After that, we’ll descend the same trail for 1.5 hours, where our private transportation will wait for us.

Finally, the Rainbow Mountain day trip will take a 3-hour drive back to Cusco, and we’ll drop you off at your hotel around 5:00 pm.

Rainbow Mountain Tour Includes:

  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Transfers to/from Cusco hotel.
  • Admission Tickets.
  • Meals.

Rainbow Mountain Tour Excludes:

  • Tips or gratuities.
  • Emergency Horse.
  • Travel Ensurance.

Bring For Rainbow Mountain Tour:

  • Your original passport and DNI for Peruvians.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • A small rucksack with personal stuff
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho.
  • Trekking boots are recommended.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sun block, at high elevation, is easy to get the sun burn.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET
  • A roll of toilet paper
  • Extra cash in small bills for personal expenses.


Rainbow Mountain Tour Prices

     Prices are per person, valid through 2022
2 – 3 4 – 5 6 – 78
U$ 162$ 107U$ 84$ 72

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Let’s Plan Your Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco Together!

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us and our Peru travel specialist will reply to you within 24 hours.

Office phone number: +51 984 714 180 – +51 997 785 999
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Rainbow Mountain Peru

Enjoy the best Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco with our private service. Additionally, our all-inclusive adventure let you hike at your own pace in company of our expert local guide.

  • Learn about the Andean mountain communities of Peru.
  • Discover the tallest mountain of Cusco region.
  • Visit the colorful Rainbow Mountain from Cusco.
  • Experience the most beautiful and scenic day hike in Peru.
  • Get to see Peru’s second most visited tourist destination.

Contact us today to find out more about the Rainbow Mountain day trip. But remember each Rainbow Mountain Tour is customized exactly to what you want to do. Let us know about your plans and we’ll create a special itinerary that suits you best.

Rainbow Mountain Tour FAQs

Is it worthwhile to visit Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, it is. The Rainbow Mountain is the second most visited natural attraction in Peru. The striped colors and the spectacular surrounding views make this place unique on earth.

is it difficult the rainbow mountain hike?

Yes, it is. The hike itself is not difficult but the altitude and thin air make this experience complicated. However, with a positive mind and determination one can accomplish this hike.

How long does it take to get the Rainbow Mountain?

It takes between 1.5 to 2 hours. If you ride a horse you can even get there in less than an hour.

what is the best time to hike the Rainbow mountain?

We recommend to visit the Rainbow Mountain of Peru in April and during dry season. But wet season can be sometimes frustrating because up there rains, hails and snows. So, avoid the months of January, February and March.

what is the altitude of the rainbow mountain?

The summit is at an altitude of 5 025m /16 482ft. But the hike begins at about 4 630m / 15 186ft.

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