Rainbow mountain tour, a full day program departing from cusco peru
The Rainbow mountain tour, is one of the fascinating day hikes to do in cusco peru, a new alternative tour, for people who likes hiking, and reach the high mountains in the andes. The mountain has many colors, where the predominant red gives the unique particularity that amazes people, the real name of the mountain is Vinicunca, but tourist started calling it as the rainbow mountain because of the shape and colors, the summit it at (5. 100mt, 17. 000 ft).
If you like Nature, get away from the stress of the city, and see incredible mountains, lets hike the rainbow mountain. This tour offers a great opportunity to see llamas, alpacas, at their natural habitat.
We cover 3. 5 miles in about 3 hours of walk as average, we start hiking at "4, 500 mt, 17. 060 ft", and reach 5100mts. If you are concerned about the altitude, I always bring emergency oxygen bottle, and there is possibility to hire a horse, all my tours are set in private service, with daily departures along the year.
The Rainbow mountain tour, begins with collection from your hotel at 03:30hrs, or depart at 08:30 hrs, it depends if we want to be the 1st or last ones, then drive towards the east, up to a place called Phula wasi pata, here we can decide either to ride or not the horses, then walk towards the north, the trail leads passing the the slopes of a mountain, the trail continues by the land of llamas and alpacas, the nature is very nice with some green grass, at the distance we can appreciate the view of reddish mountains and snow coated mountains.
After about 1. 3 hours we will finally summit the vinicunca, or the rainbow mountain. We will enjoy the incredible view of mountains, the most picturesque is the rainbow mountain. After some time to enjoy the majestic view of the rainbow mountain, we'll descend and take the same trail to catch our transport, and drive to a lower elevations and stop for lunch, after lunch drive back to cusco city.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel
Duration: 10 hours
This timing is an average, if we hire horses, then you want to return earlier, then it can be shorter.
Well presserved transports, clean, with permit as tourist transport (private transportation)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 s/ = soles - s/10 per person fee (it is about us$3 dollars).
s/40 soles lunch.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Bryan is very knowledgeable, he made the tour even more interesting. Highly recommended