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Peru: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Full Day Tour

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Horseback Riding Cusco

Peru: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Horseback Riding Cusco

From US$ 89 per person

Explore Cusco's Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley, the hidden gem of the Andes, on this full day tour. See Vinicunca, or the Mountain of Seven Colors, which was discovered a mere 5 years ago as its snow melted.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Our guide will be waiting at your hotel or guest house with your name displayed.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Explore Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
  • See alpacas and llamas and other fauna
  • Observe locals going about their daily business
Full description

Be stunned by all the colors of the rainbow as you take in the sights of some of the Andes' prime real estate, the much-celebrated Rainbow Mountain and its counterpart, the Red Valley.

After a very early pickup and breakfast at Cusipata, continue to Phullawasipata (4,626 m./15,177 ft.) the trail head where the hike starts. Along with sightings of locals, see groups of Alpacas, Llamas and sometimes wild Vicuñas, and small lagoons created by the thawing glaciers. Arrive at the summit of Vinicunca (5,020 m./16,469 ft.) and grab a photo opp of breathtaking scenery. Then take the Red Valley route, so-named for the red color of the mountain soil. Enjoy the peace and quiet found here. Hike downhill through the red landscape to Phulawasipata for a well-earned lunch. Then be taken back to Cusco main square again in the late afternoon for the colorful journey's conclusion.

  • Transportation
  • Professional tour Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hiking Poles
  • Oxygen
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain
  • Entrance to Red Valley
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 70 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Weather in the Andes is unpredictable.
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4.8 /5

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Amazing!!! The tour guides were amable and always assisting the passengers… loved their attention and personality!! Very well trained and outstanding customer service. Amazing breakfast and lunch !! I will recommend your service! I travel a lot. I download your app and I will continue with you guys On my future traveling countries. Thank you ! Marisol

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May 21, 2022

This was an amazing experience! Highly recommend to those who are visiting Cusco! Be prepared for the change in altitude. We rode horses on the way up and walked on the way back.

August 16, 2022

Amazing! Just be prepared for a long, dusty climb, but totally worth it. Coca tea sold at several places along the way helped a lot.

July 29, 2022

Product ID: 406288