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Cusco: Full-Day Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain All-Inclusive Tour

Activity provider: Inka Altitude

Cusco: Full-Day Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain All-Inclusive Tour

Activity provider: Inka Altitude

From US$ 85 per person

Enjoy a gentle trek through the spectacular landscapes of the Ausangate mountain and admire hundreds of rainbow mountains and an inexplicable stone forest.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in downtown Cusco

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the snow-capped mountains
  • Interact with locals and sample delicious local food
  • Explore the famous Rainbow Mountains and take breathtaking photos
Full description
Experience Peru's famous rainbow mountains on this day trip from Cusco. Get picked up from your hotel in downtown Cusco and begin the 3.5-hour journey to Palccoyo, admiring rural mountainous villages on the way. Upon arrival, enjoy a hearty breakfast before beginning your trek. After breakfast, begin your 2-hour trek in the company of an expert local guide. Stroll around the breathtaking rainbow and rocky mountains and get the opportunity to interact with local people who live with the llamas and alpacas.  Having worked up an appetite from all your walking, take the bus to the nearest town to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before beginning the journey back to Cusco. Get dropped off near the Plaza de Armas, just in time for dinner or a stroll around the city center.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry fee
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Trekking gear
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility as you will be required to climb up to 1000 steps.
  • Please note that you will reach altitudes of up 4700 meters on this trek.
  • You will need to bring ID with you on this tour.
  •  The local partner cannot be held responsible for the change of weather conditions during your tour; it is recommended to learn more about weather conditions via apps or any other method and then to choose the best day of departure based on that research.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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This tour was a great all day trip. Beware that you will reach over 16,000 ft in elevation, so the hiking was a bit hard and we needed to go very slow (we were not yet acclimated as we had only been in Cusco for 24 hours when we went on this excursion). It was well worth the effort. I enjoyed the gorgeous views all around-you can see the glacier, the red and green mountains, the rocky mountains side, and of course the rainbow mineral filled mountains all at once on this tour. Beautiful! Our guide was fantastic, called him Robinson.

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May 23, 2022

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain had been closed due to political problems, and we heard about Palcoyo. I didn't know about this place, but when I got to visit it, I was very surprised; it was worth seeing it. Our tour Guide Broli was very knowledgeable and friendly; he took his time to help all group members and tell us a lot about the area; the food was excellent and just enough for what I paid. It was a great overall experience! I would definitely recommend this agency.

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April 9, 2022

Product ID: 303973