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Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour

Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour

Rainbow mountain Peru tour is a trek through the Andes villages with living traditions. Cusco is the ideal place for outdoor sports and adventure. The Andean geography of Cusco is plagued by a great number of snow-covered mountains of more than 5,000 meters, lagoons, rivers, bucolic valleys, and picturesque villages.

Cusco has excellent scenarios for mountaineering, trekking, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding and hanging gliding, balloon flights, bungee rides, and horseback riding. Highlighting the mountain circuits such as Ausangate, Salkantay, Choquequirao, and the famed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Surprise yourself with a destination without equal: the Rainbow mountain tour full day. The Vinicunca mountain, known as the Mountain of 7 colors or Rainbow mountain, offers you a dreamlike landscape by having the seven colors of the rainbow stacked one on top of the other. Like a multicolored mantle or the reflection of the rainbow on earth, Vinicunca rises to be admired throughout the year. This destination is almost 5,000 meters high (16,400 feet) and has three hours of walking. The radiant sun will accompany you along the route as well as families of llamas such as llamas or alpacas, sheep, horses, and the imposing landscape of mountains that will be the protagonists of your photographs.



Quick Itinerary: 

04:30 Departure from Cusco by private car to Pitumarca branch 

07:30 Breakfast

08:00 Start of the walk to the 7 Colors Mountain

11:00 Arrival at the Mountain 7 Colors. Time for photographs and enjoy the landscape. 

11:45 Return to Machuraccay 

14:00 Lunch in Hanchipata

15:00 Return to Cusco by private car 

18:00 Arrival in Cusco 

Highlights of the Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour 

  • Know the route known as "Qolla Ñan" or "Road of the Qollas". 
  • Climb the Ausangate mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru, and one of the most important gods for the Incas. 
  • Appreciate the high Andean area surrounded by camelids such as alpacas and vicuñas, an incredible turquoise lagoon, and varied fauna. 
  • Also, you can appreciate the flight of the majestic condor, an animal in danger of extinction.


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The adventure begins very early at 04:30 a.m. we will start the pick up for their different lodgings and then go to the picturesque town of Pitumarca south of the city of Cusco, where we will make a stop to provide some necessary things to start the tour as for example water or energy drinks, snack, cereals, etc.  

After this short stop, we will continue our trip where we will observe the multicolored landscapes and crops that mix between the mysterious mountains and snowy mountains, Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca, sheep, vicuñas and the deep valleys. We will arrive at 06:30 am at the picturesque town of Japura (Hanchipata), the starting point of our trek, here we will enjoy a delicious Andean breakfast prepared by our Chef. 

After having enjoyed our breakfast, we will start our trek for 3 and a half hours, up the mountain until we reach the town of Machuraccay and then we will ascend to the foothills of the Vinicunca hill, place of access control to this mystical place. Continuing the walk we will go through a path that little by little will change the landscape between mountains of intense colors and small streams of ice water that feed and give life to this valley, as we walk we will observe how the colors of our surroundings will change by the climate, we will reach an altitude of 5033 meters above sea level. Top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca). 

This will be the point where we will have enough time to be able to take pictures, videos, etc. At the same time it will be the place where we will enjoy our refreshment while our sight delights with the magic that the mountains enclose behind their veil of clouds and snowy peaks, after such exquisite experience we will undertake the return walk to the town of Japura (Hanchipata) where We will have a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cook, later we will return to Cusco arriving at around 6:00 p.m., so we finish the walk to the mountain of 7 colors. 

Note: During the ascent we will have a backup horse in case of an emergency.


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  • Tourist private transport 
  • Entrance Rainbow Mountain 
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch. (Optional Vegetarian). 
  • Professional Bilingual Tour Guide. 
  • First Aid kit. 
  • First oxygen balloon. 

Not Included
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  • Tips to guides or staff members 
  • Services not mentioned in the program

Packing List
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  • Original identity document 
  • Personal medicine kit (bandages, cotton, bandages, alcohol, aspirin, pills for stomach problems, medicines to prevent altitude sickness). 
  • Camera, extra batteries 
  • Boots or shoes for hiking. 
  • Walking stick with rounded rubber tip. 
  • Hat or cap 
  • Long sleeve shirts 
  • Canteen Dehydrated fruits, candies and chocolates 
  • Gloves, scarf, wool stockings. 
  • Raincoats in the rainy season. 
  • Long pants. 
  • Insect repellent. 
  • Sunscreen. 
  • Sweaters and a jacket 
  • Medium backpack (approx 40 liters) for walks. 
  • Towel and toilet paper. 
  • Warm clothes in case of friajes (sweater and jacket). 
  • Binoculars. 




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