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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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Overview
Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, you’ll safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
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  • 1
    Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata)
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Montana de Siete Colores
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Rainbow Mountain Cusco
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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Highlights
  • Mountain guide ensures safety and easy navigation on this ambitious hike 
  • Round-trip transport removes the hassle of driving through the mountainous Peruvian landscape 
  • Travel light, as breakfast and lunch are included 
  • Roll out of bed and catch your super-early morning ride right at your hotel door
What to Expect
Head down to your Cusco hotel lobby for early morning pickup. Relax on the tour vehicle for the several-hour journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you’ll enjoy an included breakfast. As you make the challenging 3-hour climb up the mountain, your guide will provide assistance and point out the local flora and fauna. At the summit, admire the mountain's colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Snap photos of the Ausangate Glacier and rest for a bit before making your way back down for lunch in Quessiuno. Relax in the vehicle on the ride back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off in Regocijo Square. Please note: Tour participants should be acclimated to the altitude and in strong physical condition. For others, horse rides are available for an extra cost.
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Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional multi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel pick up
  • First Aid Kit
  • Oxygen
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Horses (but you can rent directly at the first town)
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Ticket TO the Rainbow Mountain (10 Soles)
  • Entry/Admission - Montana de Siete Colores
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for people over 55 years of age
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A strenuous amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Since this activity is a group tour, we will pick up the first person at 3:40 and the last one at 4:20, please be ready at the lobby of your hotel at 3:40 am and our guide has time to pass for you until 4:20 am.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Vytenis K wrote a review 13 Feb
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Amazing tour to Rainbow Mountain. Magnificent views all around right from the beginning of the hike, wonderful colours of the mountain itself. Delicious breakfast and lunch. Our guide Violeta told many things about mountains on our way to the top. It was a real pleasure hike up
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Date of experience: February 2020
goldys5 wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Very disappointing that the tour went ahead even though they knew the weather was bad and then they continued to take us up the mountain where it was snowing when we got there! It was summer! It was a waste of day for us but we had already paid for the ticket and we did not
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Date of experience: November 2019
Raymond C wrote a review Jan 2020
37 contributions22 helpful votes
The altitude is very high, and walking, even for the fit, is tiring. Fortunately, if you cant make it, there are horses along the way to help. Also, my guides were awesome and spoke great english.
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Response from Holger435, General Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear: Raymond Thanks so much for youre review, The altitude is challenging, then we always recomend to our customers to get used to the altitude almost 48 hours before the trip. The horses are used on cases that you can not walk, even that we do not rent them, our guides can help you to find one in good conditions to complete the trip. Our guides are always ready to help and also looking to help the people that may have problems along the hike. Our priority is your safety. !! Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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Patrick R wrote a review Jan 2020
45 contributions8 helpful votes
When you get there and finish your hike to the top it will look EXACTLY like it does in the picture. Extremely nice view on the hike up. There is a range of snow cao mountains to the left. If you like nature and exercise this is a nice excursion
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Holger435, General Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear: Patrick R The pictures of the rainbow mountain are 100% true and not filtered, the only thing you need to enjoy this wonder is a good weather, even with some snow, this place is amazing. Our team is always ready to make your experience to the rainbow mountain "Amazing". Thanks for your booking. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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curtcooper wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
Totally worth it. In the afternoon it becomes a madhouse so starting in the early morning was great.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Holger435, General Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear: curtcoo Along the rainy season we always try to departure early to avoid the rain that usually comes during the afternoon. we are so glad that you enjoyed our trip, hope to see you again ! Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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By: Rainbow Mountain Cusco
hbkm
Lima, Peru
236114
Red Valley better than Rainbow Mountain
In the end, the views over the Red Valley where more spectacular than the Rainbow Mountain. From Cuzco it is a
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Vytenis K
74
Amazing tour to Rainbow Mountain
Amazing tour to Rainbow Mountain. Magnificent views all around right from the beginning of the hike, wonderful
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Lisa- New Zealand
Katikati, New Zealand
46
Older Couple - It was a must do!
We left booking Rainbow Mountain until we were in Cusco, so we could plan for the weather. I am 59, my husband
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goldys5
62
Snowed the day we went!!
Very disappointing that the tour went ahead even though they knew the weather was bad and then they continued to
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Chirag P
20
Worth the trip!
We were a little nervous to book this trip after reading some reviews regarding the difficulty of the hike. The
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Kasia K
London, United Kingdom
8831
Not a Disneyland tour!!!
I’m not a regular hiker but when I heard 5000m I understood it wasn’t a joke. PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY! I realised
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Novaira P
12
Most underrated natural phenomenon!
If there is one place I'd recommend going to in Cusco (besides Machu Picchu, obviously), it's this Rainbow
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Raymond C
Toronto, Canada
2222
Very hard hike. Very worth the view
The altitude is very high, and walking, even for the fit, is tiring. Fortunately, if you cant make it, there are
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JoAnn H
71
DO YOUR RESEARCH!
I dropped the ball on this one. Since Rainbow Mountain was offered through our hotel (Antigua Casonas), I thought
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Patrick R
Houston, Texas
458
What you see is what you get
When you get there and finish your hike to the top it will look EXACTLY like it does in the picture. Extremely
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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