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From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

Activity provider: LimaTours

From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 134 per person

Travel to the Palcoyo Mountain Range and enjoy hiking a moderate-level and accessible trail. Take in scenic views and admire the natural formation of minerals giving the mountains their colorful hues.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Cusco's historic center. This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnb). If you stay in them, please contact the local partner days prior to the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for the pickup
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to the top of the mountain with a moderate-level trail with few slopes
  • Take in the surrounding scenery of snowcapped mountains
  • Appreciate the calm atmosphere hiking Palcoyo Mountain
Full description
The adventure begins with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the trek to the impressive Palcoyo mountain range. Alike Vinicunca, the 7-colour mountain, Palcoyo acquires its colouration due to minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, among others, accumulated over millions of years, which now offer a visual spectacle. Unlike Vinicunca, the arrival to the Palcoyo mountain range is of a moderate and accessible level since it is a walk without great slopes, reaching a maximum elevation of 4,900 metres above sea level. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain range and take a few minutes to appreciate the surroundings calmly thanks to the lower traffic of visitors in the area. After this visit, start the descent and enjoy a picnic-lunch while continuing to enjoy the view. When finished, you are transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Admission to Palcoyo
  • Mineral water bottle
  • Box brunch
  • 01 trekking stick per person black diamond.
  • First aid kit
  • Horseback rides
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center
  • This activity requires good acclimatization (at least full 48 hours in Cusco)
  • Maximum altitude: Palcoyo 16000 feet | 4880 m a.s.l.
  • It is recommended to bring local currency (peruvian Sol), for drinks, snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
  • The maximum altitude of Palcoyo is 16000 feet or 4880 meters above sea level
  • The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation. However, it is recommended that persons over 60 years of age who have received less than three doses of COVID continue to use the KN95 mask for preventive purposes.
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The place is truly sublime. Palccoyo, the other rainbow mountain has nothing to envy to Vinicunca! The mountain itself is perhaps a little less spectacular, but the surrounding site is one of the most beautiful creations of nature that I have ever seen in my life. The road is a little winding and "turbulent" but it is well worth it. The hike itself to reach the summit is splendid, in the colorful mountains, and not too difficult. Very enthusiastic guide. The place is truly sublime. Palccoyo, the other rainbow mountain has nothing to envy to Vinicunca! The mountain itself is perhaps a little less spectacular, but the surrounding site is one of the most beautiful creations of nature that I have ever seen in my life. The road is a bit winding and "turbulent" but it is well worth it. The hike itself to reach the summit is splendid, in the colorful mountains, and not too difficult. Very enthusiastic guide.

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 396560