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From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Full-Day by Tourist Bus

Product ID: 298540
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Enjoy a 3-hour hike to Rainbow Mountain. Found in the Peruvian Andes, Rainbow Mountain is famed for its natural, multi-coloured beauty.
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 3:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from hotels (not private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals, etc.) in the historic center of Cusco. Pickup is only included for hotels located in downtown and in cases where transport is impossible due to the narrow streets, you will be provided with a meeting point. If you are staying in a private apartment or outside the pickup route, you will be provided with the closest meeting point available.

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  • Walk at the foot of the Ausangate mountain range.
  • Enjoy a trek to the top famous Rainbow Mountain
  • Discover the small districts of Fulawasipata and Cusipata
  • Enjoy a local buffet lunch
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco between 3:00 AM and 3:30 AM. Travel approximately 1.5 hours to Qollasuyo. Pass through the district of Cusipata with a stop for a 30-minute breakfast.

From there, continue onwards with the journey for 1 hour until reaching Fulawasipata. Here, take a pause for a quick brief on how the journey will be carried out. Begin the walk at the foot of the Ausangate mountain range. This will be followed by an ascent of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this journey, you will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids, a relative of the camel. Upon reaching the red hill, take in the beautiful scenery.

Finally, continue the journey with a 1-hour descent into the flat terrain and back to the starting point of the hike. Return to Cusipata to enjoy a buffet lunch. Following lunch, return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 3:00 PM at Plaza Regocijo/Kusipata, centrally located and close to all hotels.
  • Pickup from your hotel in Cusco
  • Drop-off in Regocijo square
  • Tourist bus transportation during the tour
  • Professional English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Simple breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Entrance to the park
  • First aid kit
  • Blanket
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Saddle horse, available at an additional cost
  • Rain poncho
  • Walking stick
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• It is recommended to stay in Cusco for 2 days before the expedition in order to acclimatize to the altitude
• The walk is approximately 3 hours and if you are not well acclimatized you may experience altitude sickness during the journey
• It is recommended that you bring: A hat to protect from sun or rain, sunglasses, protective sunscreen lotion, waterproof jacket or rain poncho, bottled water, a small backpack, and trekking shoes

From US$ 35 per person

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Product ID: 298540