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Cusco: Full-Day Tour to Rainbow Mountain

1. Cusco: Full-Day Tour to Rainbow Mountain

Witness Rainbow Mountain in all its glory, take some photos and explore the area on a day trip from Cusco with a guide. Set out on an adventure in the early morning with a hotel pickup. Head up the mountain, cross small villages, immerse yourself in the local culture, and have lunch after your hike. Begin your full-day tour in Cusco city, where you will be picked up between 4:15 AM and 4:45 AM. You will then drive in a comfortable van for 3 hours to the town of Cusipata, where you will have breakfast in a local family house. Following breakfast, head to the starting point of your hike. There are approximately 3 kilometers of flat land uphill, leading to the majestic "Mountain of Colors". The hike will take about 1.5 hours, depending on your level of fitness. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views of the valleys, wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as of the Andes and the nearby glaciers.  Once here, if the weather is good, get the first views of Rainbow Mountain. At the top, take a well-deserved break, which will also be your chance to catch your breath and enjoy the stunning views. After taking beautiful photos, begin your descent, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch upon your return. You will then take private transportation back to Cusco, where you will arrive at approximately 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Andes Mountains

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 473 reviews

Great experience hiking the rainbow mountain. The walk through the top was a bit rough but we made it ! We were kind of luck with the weather (no rain ) and very happy to have made it to the top. Te he food provided at breakfast and lunch was ok: the guide was super nice and patient !

Perfect trip to spectacular mountains, good guide, food was ok for the price, agency is very reliable, service oriented and with very good communication. 100% recommendation!

Great experience overall. Everything mentioned in the description was done. Tour guide was amazing, knowledgeable and nice in communication.

We absolutely love the tour and our guide Jonathan was amazing. Would recommend to everyone

They changed us to Palcoyo, but everything was very good