Also known as the Seven Colors Mountain of Peru, discovered a few years ago, on the southern side of Cusco, about 3 hours driving. Its incredible colors, which can be seen from the view point, are unreal. Nowadays, Rainbow Mountain is one of the most visited places in Peru, and for good reason.
If you’ve ever been on Instagram, you’ve likely seen many photos of Rainbow Mountain and its vibrant colors. However, the hike to reach this iconic mountain is very challenging, and being well prepared is important to enjoy as much as you can.
Rainbow Mountain Tour Complete Itinerary Day Tour
Your tour guide will collect you from your hotel in Cusco between 3:50 and 4:00 a.m. and drive for 2 hours in our tourist van towards Cusipata town. We’ll stop for breakfast and enjoy the delicious buffet with a variety of local products.
Then, we continue driving for another hour to reach the trailhead located at 4,620 meters (15,157 ft) in the community of Llantoc. The tour guide will provide you with all the safety information and begin the hike. You will be amazed by the incredible landscapes that surround you while you are ascending.
The hike takes around 1.20 hours, ascending a picturesque path that crosses different shops and offers incredible views of glaciers and colored mountains. After a few hours of hiking, you’ll finally arrive at the view point of the iconic mountain located at 5,036 meters (16,522 feet) above sea level. The colors are incredible, formed by the sediment of different minerals over many years.
Your guide will explain all the colors and minerals that exist in the area. At your back site, you will have a stunning view of the highest snow peak, Ausangate Mountain, with 6,384 meters, considered a deity by many locals.
After exploring Rainbow Mountain, we’ll continue the hike towards the Red Valley. This place seems like you’re on another planet. You’ll hike through this fantastic valley and its breathtaking views.
Finally, we will head back to our van by hiking down the same path we took earlier.
We board the bus and return to Cusipata, where we’ll enjoy our nutritious lunch. In the afternoon, we drive back to Cusco.
• Pickup from your hotel
• Tour guide
• Breakfast and Lunch
• Entrance fees
• Trekking poles
• Oxygen Tank
• First Aid Kit
We don’t included:
• Water bottle
• Red Valley Entrance (S/20 soles)
What should I pack for this day tour?
• A small backpack
• Water bottle
• Windbreaker jacket
• Rain coat
• Some snacks