Rainbow Mountain tour (Vinicunca)
In this Rainbow Mountain tour we will discover two of the most impressive attractions of Peru! Its growing popularity over the last year has brought flocks of travelers from all over the world to admire its beauty. But! That’s where we are different. Instead of arriving with hundreds of other travelers, we make it a mission to be one of the first groups to reach the summit. Book now!
Are you not good at hiking? No problem! In addition to being able to rent horses, there are 2 options:
Palccoyo Hike Tour the Rainbow Mountain Alternative, and the new route to Vinicunca Classic tour facilitating at least 50% of the trek! (Available at the same price).
- Duration14 Hrs
- Type TripHiking, Active
- Group SizePrivate or 6 Max
- LanguagesEng, Esp, Fr,
- SeasonYear around
We'll be one of the first groups to arrive
Reliable tour operator, certified guides, and drivers. Guaranteed Quality!
Local buffet for breakfast & Lunch
Personalized assistance before, during, and after the trip
Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.
Day 1: Sunrise at Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain – Red Valley
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Starts at: Cusco
Ends in: Cusco
Total Hiking: 6km/4miles – 3hr hiking (roundtrip)
Altitude: 4450m (14,600 ) – 5035m (16,520 )
Views of the Ausangate Snow Mountain
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
Day 1 Sunrise at Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain - Red Valley
Route to Rainbow Mountain! Your VSA mountain guide will pick you up at your hotel between the hours of 2:15 am and 2:30 am, for a 3 hour trip via private van to the start of the trail. Upon arriving, you will be served a local Peruvian breakfast prepared by our local chef to get your energy up for our day ahead!
Our day will consist of a 2.5-hour hike and is a distance of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). roughout your journey you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the snow-capped peak of Ausangate towering in the distance. You will see hundreds of roaming alpacas, and have the chance to truly see how Quechua people live. As you get closer to Rainbow Mountain you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of Rainbow Mountain and how it was formed, and finally, with one last push, you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360-degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land.
We will have snacks on top and take a relaxing break to soak up the vistas, where you can enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. At this time you can also enjoy some coca tea that the locals prepare for visitors.
Discover the Red Valley! We’ll visite Mars, a unique setting, perfect for those epic Instagram photos
After about an hour you will embark on your hike back to the trailhead (1.5 hours), where you will have a gourmet lunch prepared by our chef in a traditional mud-house and depart back to Cusco. Arriving in Cusco around 4:30 pm.
Meals Included: Buffet local Breakfast and Lunch
Private Van / Mini Van (2019 - 2022)
Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating.
Extra Equipment (Trekking Poles)
Pillows / Blankets
Tickets & Entrances
Horses Rent (70 Soles cash one way)
Tips for our staff (Tipping is the norm on any excursion in South America)
Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)
Not suitable for
People with heart problems
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Trek shoes, Windbreaker Jacket, Beanie
Looking for more inspiration? Visit our gallery: Experience Peru. Before taking our rainbow mountain tour you should take into count the following information:
When is the best time to visit Peru’s Rainbow Mountain?
The best time to visit Peru’s Rainbow Mountain is between April and November, when most weather conditions are ideal for hiking the trail.
How is the Rainy season in Rainbow Mountain?
The rainy season at Peru’s Rainbow Mountain begins in December and ends in March. During this time, temperatures are typically colder, with average highs of around 20C/68F and lows of around 8C/46F. The trails can become slippery or flooded in places due to rain and snowfall, making it less ideal for hiking. It is recommended to wear waterproof gear and take extra safety precautions while trekking during this season.
Is there any entrance fee involved when visiting this site?
Entrance fees vary depending on tours starting from US$30 per person up until US$80 per person depending on tour packages being offered by various operators around Cusco region and beyond while taking into account certain additional benefits (eg.: provided transportation/meals etc.).
What should I pack for my Rainbow Mountain tour?
It's important to bring appropriate clothing and gear when visiting Rainbow Mountain. This includes hiking boots, layers of warm clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses, hat or cap, and plenty of water.
Are there restrooms along the Rainbow Mountain tour?
There are no restrooms along the hike but some rest stops are available along specific points of interest with basic restroom facilities available for use during your trek up or downhill from Rainbow Mountain peak.
What is the most rewarding thing about visiting Rainbow Mountain?
Visiting Rainbow Mountain is rewarding because of its unique, colorful landscape. The region near Rainbow Mountain is mountainous with rolling hills, forests and a few small lakes.
Keep your valuables safe and sound! Whether you're on the transport, or out camping, always be aware of where you leave your things and remember to take them with you when you leave. You're solely responsible for your belongings during the tour, please keep an eye out and don't let anything get left behind!
Customize this tour
This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to email@example.com, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915
How To Pay And Book?
How do you make a reservation?
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How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?
Once the payment is made, we will send you a tour confirmation email. If the travel dates are very close, we will contact you as soon as possible, if they are extended dates we will keep in touch by email or WhatsApp contact 3 to 5 weeks before.
What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?
99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.
Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?
No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.
How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?
In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.