Day trip

Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Trekking Tour

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6 reviews

Activity provider: PVTravel

Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Trekking Tour

Activity provider: PVTravel
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From US$ 57 per person

Gaze in awe at the color spectrum of the Rainbow Mountain, on this full-day adventure through the Peruvian Andes. Admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Red Valley and take photographs during this one-of-a-kind experience.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please confirm accommodation details at the time of booking
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike up to the spectacular Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
  • Marvel at the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes
  • Stumble across the animals of the Andes in their natural habitat
Full description
Following an early morning pickup between 4 AM and 4:30 AM from your accommodation in Cusco, head in direction of Quiquijana and savor a delicious breakfast buffet in a local restaurant. Then, continue the journey until you'll reach the control point in Llaqta and finally arrive in Phulawasipata where your trekking adventure awaits. Before starting the trek, your guide will give you some recommendations to start your adventure towards the Rainbow Mountain. Walk for approximately 1.5 hours until you reach the Rainbow Mountain at 5,036 meters above sea level. Take in panoramic views from the top of the mountain from where you'll be able to see the Ausangate Mountain, Peru's fifth highest mountain. Enjoy 20-minute of leisure time to take pictures of the fascinating scenery. Then, continue for a 30-minute trek to the Red Valley. Once again, admire the views of the Red Valley located at 5,038 meters above sea level. After 15 minutes, you'll return to the parking lot where your driver awaits you. On the way back, stop for a break in Quiquijana where you'll taste delicious buffet lunch. Then, head back to Cusco where you'll be dropped off at the Plaza Regocijo, 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas.
  • Hotel pickup in Cusco
  • Transportation
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Oxygen
  • Radio communication
  • First aid kit and basic emergency box
  • Assistant guide (for groups larger than 15 people)
  • Drop-off at Plaza Regocijo
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Horses
  • Entrance to Red Valley (20 Peruvian soles per person)
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain (20 Peruvian soles per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments or heart problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Very well planned adventure. My Guide Juan was excellent, as he was very knowledgeable about the history and significance of Peru’s Rainbow mountains. Definitely recommend!

January 7, 2022

Wonderful excursion You have to be in good shape and it is advisable to do this excursion after acclimatizing to the altitude but you will have a very bad time. Excellent food, very helpful guide, new and very comfortable transportation.

November 26, 2019

Overall well organized tour. The guide could have explained something more and slept a little less. The view of Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley were indescribable!

September 13, 2019

Product ID: 285977