Day trip

From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

From US$ 119 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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Instant confirmation
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
Spend the day hiking Palcoyo Mountain Range. Enjoy stunning views of the mountain's rainbow stripes and take it easy with a moderate level and accessible trail. Unlike the more famous Vinicunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain), Palcoyo provides just as stunning views with fewer crowds. Your hiking adventure begins with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the trek in the impressive Palcoyo Mountain Range. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful views and take a few minutes to appreciate the calm surroundings. As you follow your trail, see how the mountain range acquired its coloration due to minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, among others, accumulated over millions of years, now offering a visual spectacle. This Palcoyo Mountain Range hike is of a moderate and accessible level. There are no big slopes and it reaches a maximum elevation of 4,900 meters above sea level. After you reach the peak of your hike, enjoy a picnic lunch and begin your descent. Once arriving back at the starting point you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Transportation
  • Admission to Palcoyo
  • Mineral water bottle
  • 1 trekking stick per person
  • First aid kit
  • Horseback rides
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Suggested clothing: mid-weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, hiking socks (preferably wool), synthetic or wool hiking pants, polar jacket
  • It is recommended to bring local currency (Peruvian Sol) for drinks, snacks, tips, and souvenirs
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located at Cusco 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
  • 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
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Product ID: 396560