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Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco

  • Guided trek up Rainbow Mountain with all navigation provided by an expert
  • Trekking poles included to help you up the strenuous trail
  • Breakfast and lunch provided; no need to pack food
Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco
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Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco
Let a guide take care of navigation and safety concerns on this hike around Peru's Rainbow Mountain. With round-trip transportation from Cusco provided, all you have to do is focus on the rainbow-striped scenery and snap great photos as you hike. Learn about the factors that formed this unusual geological phenomenon, as well as the flora and fauna of the area, through guided commentary.
What to Expect
Be ready for super-early pickup at your Cusco hotel; be thankful that a guide is taking care of the directions and driving in the predawn dark. Relax or catch a nap on the trip to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead, which takes around three hours. 

Arrive at the trailhead and fuel up with a light breakfast and then hit the trail for a fairly strenuous 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) hike that reaches an altitude of 16,500 feet (5,029 meters). After the approximately 4-hour hike, arrive at the summit for panoramic views of the mountain's striated colors and surrounding scenery. 

Descend the mountain at a more leisurely pace, learning about the local flora and fauna from your guide as you travel and stopping at a glacial lake for lunch. Once you reach your starting point, climb back in the tour vehicle and rest your legs on the way back to Cusco for drop-off.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
A Breath-Taking Experience - 5 Stars!!

I hiked Rainbow Mountain with two Crossover Peru guides, Juan Carlos and Kevin, and it was such an amazing experience! The hike itself was gorgeous - snowy mountains on one side and the colorful rainbow mountain on the other. I consider myself fairly active and...More

Thank Alyssa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rainbow Mountain tour - CrossoverPeru Tou

Rainbow Mountain is a beast to climb and I only hiked the shorter path! It is a must see and it feels even more spectacular if you hike the trail to get there. But you can also pay for a ride on a horse if...More

2  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rainbow Mountain tour - CrossoverPeru Tour Operator ROCKS!!!

Kevin and Juan Carlos were absolutely amazing tour guides at Rainbow Mountain! Both of these men have plenty of experience, leading the Rainbow Mountain tour five days a week. The night before the hike, Juan Carlos told my tour group exactly how to dress and...More

Thank Nilson W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caring, Kind, Knowledgable Tour Guides

Kevin and Daniel took us on a tour of Rainbow Mountain, and their knowledge of the area was incredible. This hike is not an easy one, but their positive energy and optimism really helped me get to the top of the mountain. I wouldn't have...More

Thank Kristina D
Roland T, Gerente at CrossoverPeru Tour Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cristina! thanks for coming to Peru, we will pass the comments to Daniel and Kevin! you can go higher in the next adventure!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great guides, great day!

I hiked Rainbow Mountain with Kevin and Daniel as my guides and could not have asked for a better day. I was traveling with a group of about 15 other people and the guides knew all of our names before we even got off the...More

Thank mkp172017
Roland T, Gerente at CrossoverPeru Tour Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for coming to Peru and trusting on us. we will pass the comments to Daniel and Kevin!

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Response from Lannesmith | Reviewed this property |
Yes I chose the option to ride the horse up and then walk back down. Just so you know this is a long and quite challenging excursion. Juan Carlos picked us up at 230am for our trip. We drove 2 hours and then stopped for... More