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Rainbow Mountain Hike

285 reviews | 4,075 travellers
Very good excursion. The only bad thing was that it snowed while we were trekking and we couldn't see all the colors. Recommend wearing snow clothes directly for this date.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Discover the spot where a rainbow fell out of the sky and melted into the Andean landscape on this guided hike of Vinicuna, the spectacularly beautiful Mountain of Seven Colours.

Discover the spot where a rainbow fell out of the sky and melted into the Andean landscape on this guided hike of Vinicuna, the spectacularly beautiful Mountain of Seven Colours.

Rainbow Mountain Hike

On the day of your hike, you'll be picked up from your hotel at 4 am and after travelling for two and a half hours we'll reach Tintico, where you'll be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast so that you've got the energy to hike up the stunning Rainbow Mountain!

With your energy replenished, we'll head towards the Llacto area. We'll arrive an hour later, and now we can start trekking! Alongside an expert guide, you'll trek between mysterious mountains, meeting Andean animals like alpacas, sheep and vicuñas along the way.

After an hour and a half aproximately, we'll arrive at the Rainbow Mountain, also known as the Mountain of Seven Colours, where you'll be met with unparalleled panoramic views of Vinicuna. This mountain is a true masterpiece of nature and geology, living up to its name as the Mountain of Seven Colours thanks to the different minerals present on its slopes and summits - one of 100 places you have to see before you die, according to National Geographic!

You'll have some time to take as many photos as you want of the Rainbow Mountain, and then begin the descent to the bus on the same path we hike on our way up. Don't worry, it's easier going downhill!

Once on the bus, we'll head back to Tintico, where you'll enjoy a well-deserved break and a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we'll head back to Cusco, where we'll arrive at around 4:30 pm and we'll drop you off at Plaza Regocijo.

Important information

  • This route is of high difficulty. We recommend this activity for people with a good level of physical health and fitness only. People with heart conditions should not take part in this activity.
  • The tour is carried out at high altitudes, reach approximately 16,400 feet (5200 metres) above sea level. While the hike is relatively flat with small hills, it lasts around one hour and 40 minutes and the lack of oxygen is notable. We recommend spending a few days before the activity in Cusco to acclimatise.
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Price

Per person Children under 10
US$ 24.20
not permitted
  • Per person

    US$ 24.20
  • Children under 10

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

12 hours - 13 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

Included

Pick up from hotel and drop off in central Cusco.

Minibus transport.

Breakfast and buffet lunch.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Rainbow Mountain.

Trekking poles.

Emergency oxygen and first aid kit.

Blankets.

Not included

Entry to the Rainbow Mountain: S/ 20 (US$ 5.20) per person for Peruvians, S/ 30 (US$ 7.80) for foreign tourists.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does this tour go to the Red Valley?

    A - No, this tour of the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) does not include a visit to the Red Valley.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 24.20

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