Awe inspiring Rainbow Mountains from Cusco

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Tour Number

Activity Level

533621


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover the wonder of the natural layered colours of Palcoyo - 1 day tour


We depart Cusco around 7am and have a quick break after about 2 hours before we turn off the highway and up a dirt road for another 1. 5hr. We pay an entry fee (included) to the local community and then park the car with a couple of coloured mountains already in view. The mountains are formed by different colours of sediment laying on their side, pushed up and twisted when the Andes were being formed. The colours can be slightly different each day depending on the weather (cloud, sun, rain, even snow occasionally!), but you will see yellow, reds, browns, greys and purplish tones. You will be left breathless by both the high altitude and the beauty of the natural landscape! There are grassed areas contrasting with red earth and sets of unique rock formations nearby, and you have time to explore with your guide. We then head back down for lunch and return to Cusco by around 5:30pm.

Includes private transport, professional guide, entry fee to the local community and lunch. We carry oxygen and a first aid kit.

Itinerary

Our standard itinerary is summarised below:
7am - Departure
9am - Break at Checacupe
10:30am - Arrival at the Palcoyo carpark
11:15am - Arrival at the Rainbow Mountains
1:30pm - Lunch
5:30pm - Return to Cusco

Adjustments to this can be made by mutual agreement.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 10 hours 30 min.

Tour duration can be affected by the pace of the group, traffic or weather conditions.

Transportation

- Private transport in a Toyota Hilux for up to 3 people, or contact me if your group size is larger as we also have a Renaut Master and access to larger vehicles,

- You will also walk for about 1h, 30 minutes at 4600-4800 metres (15,100-15,750 feet) above sea level.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Lunch, Oxygen and First Aid Kit

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Peruvian Soles - Optional: if you would like to buy some additional snacks or water.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: Snacks and Water

A Recent Review of this tour

There are not enough words to describe all the local beauties we have experienced with Yom! Taking into account that we bring our boys with us, Yom job was even harder. But all the explanations he provided complete the idilic picture!
Alexandru Iosef

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