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Rainbow Mountain Tour

Rainbow Mountain Tour – Full Day

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, are stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate Trek. Ausangate mountain itself is considered a holy mountain (or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today. Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days. That has changed with this brand new itinerary. We have designed this hike so that it can be done as a day trip!

On this trek you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region. With uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.


In this program we will visit one of the new natural attractions of Cusco «The rainbow mountain». The tour starts early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco between 04:00 and 04:30 am. We will travel by car around two hours to the south until arriving to Cusipata – Paucarpata district, where we can have breakfast. After the breakfast we will travel by car 1 hour to the control point (Llaqto), where we will start the trek. The trek will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, we will appreciate the typical landscape and flora and fauna of the Andes, among which Llamas and Alpacas stand out.

Upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5080 masl.), our guide will give us a description about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain; we can also take a moment to take photos to remember and admire the beautiful landscape.

Then we will return by the same route to the point where we started the trek (Llaqto), where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata; here we will enjoy the buffet lunch. After lunch we will start the return trip to the city of Cusco, arriving between 5 and 6 in the afternoon. The last stop will be near to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.


  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 8+.
  • Pickup and drop off from any hotel in Cusco
  • All transportation.
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Freshly prepared hot lunch. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Private toilet
  • Taxes
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance fee for the Rainbow Mountain


Not Included:

  • Water.
  • Tips for your crew
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What to Bring:

  • Original Passport
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film.

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  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Entrance to National Park
  • Group guide service
  • Lunch
  • Group Transportation
  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Entrance to National Park
  • Private guide service
  • Lunch
  • Private Transportation


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Locations Visited: Cusipata, Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain.

Trip Style: Trekking Nature & Culture

Length: 13 Km – Full Day

Frequency: Pickup is at 4:00 to 4:30 AM from your hotel lobby and drop off will be around 6PM (Every Day)

Group: 2 pax min, to more…

Difficulty: Moderate