Day trip

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Tour

Activity provider: Inkayni Peru Tours

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Tour

Activity provider: Inkayni Peru Tours

From US$ 35 per person

Discover the vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain on a full-day tour from Cusco. Hike to this spectacular area of natural beauty, and take the opportunity to learn more about local culture.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup available from accommodations located in the center of Cusco. Please wait in the lobby or at the door of your accommodation.


  • Enjoy a scenic journey through the Andes Mountains
  • Discover the unique geological formations of Rainbow Mountain
  • Learn about local Andean customs and agriculture
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in the historic center of Cusco between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM. Travel south of the city through the beautiful landscape of valleys and small agricultural villages. Stop for breakfast outside of the town of Cusipata. After breakfast, continue the journey between the mountains, accompanied by the first views of Ausangate, one of the highest mountain peaks of the region. Pass by herds of hundreds of alpacas and llamas as you make your way to the starting point of the hike. Begin the hike at Phuluwasipata, and after about 2 hours, reach the highest point of the hike at 5,020 meters above sea level. Admire the outstanding views in all directions and the rare geological formations of Rainbow Mountain, known locally as Vinicuna. Discover the vibrant colors of the mountain, and enjoy about 40 minutes to relax and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding region. Then, begin the descent towards Phuluwasipata. Travel back to Cusipata for some lunch. After lunch, visit some local households and learn more about traditional customs which have been practiced since Incan times. Enjoy an opportunity to meet the locals and hear the native language of Quechua, before returning to Cusco, where you will arrive between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in central Cusco
  • All transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Oxygen bottle if required
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain
  • Horse rental
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you be acclimatized to the altitude in order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness on the hike
  • You must be in good physical condition to complete the hike

Product ID: 373290