Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain | 1 Day | from CUSCO, PERU

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  • Visit Peru’s most famous Rainbow Mountain on this day trip from Cusco!
  • Trek up to 5100m to see the best views the area has to offer.
  • Experience this place with a knowledgeable local guide. 
  • Keep an eye out for the local wildlife in the area.
  • Have an unforgettable experience at one of Peru’s best attractions!

  • Save your place with a small deposit today. Pay the rest later.
  • Deposit 100% refundable until 48h before your start date.
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The price above is based on a group size of at least two. 


You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at around 3.00am. You will need to make an early start because it takes some time to drive to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

Your transport will take the southern route out of Cusco for around an hour and a half before reaching the Cusipata district where you will have breakfast. A hearty meal is very important so you will have the energy that you need for the hike ahead. 

After travelling for around another hour, you will reach Chilliwani which is the warm-up sport and where you will begin the trail from. Chilliwani sits at a whopping 4,600m above sea level! 

The views of the surrounding area are incredible and something that you will never forget from your visit to Peru. There also is the opportunity to see a whole myriad of nature that can only be found in South America. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and even condors!

Your guide will teach you about Incan traditions and the life of the local people who live in the area. After two hours of hiking, you will reach your destination: the miraculous Vinicuna Rainbow Mountain. This mountain of colours stands at 5,100m. From here, you will be able to take in the views of the Vilcanota mountain range and the highest glacier in the area: Cusco Ausangate (6,375m).

Once you have reached the Vinicuna Rainbow Mountain, you will be given snacks to enjoy. There will be a rest stop here to make sure that you have the energy that you need for the next part of the hike as well as plenty of photo-taking opportunities

The descent back down the same path will take roughly an hour and a half before you board the bus to make the return journey to Cusco. On the way back, there will be a lunch stop and you will return to Cusco around 6.30-7.00pm. Drop off will be at Regosijo Plaza which is close to the central square. 

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit.
  • This depòsit is fully refundable up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • If you are unable to agree on a date or the organiser cannot meet your requirements, your deposit is automatically returned to you in full.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • The rest of the payment for the experience is payable to the organiser, either upon arrival at the destination or before in some cases, if the organiser requires it. The organiser will arrange this with you.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the trip organiser, is entirely based on the organiser’s own Terms and Conditions.
  • Please read our customer Terms and Conditions for more information.


What do I need to take?

  • Walking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Daypack for your things
  • Warm clothes and layers (gloves, scarves, sweater)
  • Rain jacket
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Suncream
  • Medical kit (personal)

What time is pick-up/ drop-off?

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at around 3.00am. Drop-off will be around 6.30-7.00pm at Regosijo Plaza near to the Main Square.

How long will the hike take?

The hike will take around two hours.

What is the highest point of this hike?

The highest point of this hike is 5100m/16700ft.

How hard is this hike?

The altitude makes this hike a challenge and as a result, even fit and able people could struggle. Make sure you stay hydrated during the trek, as well as making sure that you eat a good breakfast that morning when you stop.

How long should I take to acclimatise?

You should allow at least 2-3 days to acclimatise to high altitudes before attempting to take on this trek.

What's Included

What’s Included?

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch (buffet)
  • Return transport from Cusco
  • First-aid kit
  • Oxygen tank
  • English and Spanish speaking tour guide

What’s Not Included?

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Rain poncho
  • Entrance fees (10 soles for Rainbow Mountain and 20 soles for the Red Valley)
  • Horse to rent from local (if required – 80 soles)
  • Dinner


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