Rainbow Mountain Day Trip
Rainbow Mountain Day Trip
Rainbow Mountain Day Trip From Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip


Genuine Local Tour guidesRainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco allows trekkers to visit Peru’s second most popular attraction. Enjoy the Rainbow Mountain full day tour in private service with experts. This hike passes remote andean villages with native animals around, such as llamas and alpacas. Above all, this part of Cusco offers the most incredible views of the Red Valley and Ausangate snow Mountains.

Trekkers didn’t reach the Rainbow Mountain in a day trip before but in more than a week. The Rainbow Mountain of Peru was only discovered in 2015. However, the residents from the area knew about Vinicunca, another name for the natural beauty. Likewise, the trekkers of Ausangate have passed and seen the Rainbow Mountain for years. And precisely, they published the first images of the Rainbow Mountain on the web, which today all travelers are talking about.

Our Rainbow Mountain Day Tour is the best in comparison to other tour agencies. That’s because our local tour guide will walk you all the way to the summit and explain about the formation of the Rainbow Mountain. Moreover, we will never let you hike by yourself and face possible altitude symptoms on your own. The Rainbow Mountain Hike has never been easy, but with a good determination and right company like ours you will enjoy this adventure.


The hikking setion of this one-day tour to Rainbow Mountain usually takes 2 hours up and 1 hour down. But sometimes this could be less, it depends on your phisical condition.

Pickup Location: For the Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco, we pick you up from the hotels at 5:00 am.
Drop off Location: Our private service ends at your hotel in Cusco.
Tour Duration: full day (10 hrs.).
Max Elevation: 5 025m /16 482ft. The Rainbow Mountain summit is the highest among the treks in Cusco.
Tour Service: Private tour. Taking this service you have great benefits and also control your time not us.
Altitude Sickness: This attracttion is at higher altitude than Cusco, but if that’s your concern click here.
Physical Grading: It is considered difficult. But if you find it too difficult maybe a horse can help.

IMPORTANT: You are in the right place with a direct local tour operator! We are not a middle man or merely an electronic platform that sells tours and pass onto other local operators.



Enjoy the best Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco with our private service. Additionally, our all-inclusive adventure let you hike at your own pace in company of our expert local guide.

  • Learn about the andean mountain communities of Peru.
  • Discover the tallest mountain of Cusco region.
  • Visit the beautifull Rainbow Mountain from Cusco.
  • Experience the most beautiful and scenic day hike in Peru.
  • Get to see Peru’s number one tourist destination.

Contact us today to find out more about the Rainbow Mountain day trip. But remember each Rainbow Mountain Tour is customized exactly to what you want to do. Let us know about your plans and we’ll create a special itinerary that suits you best.

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Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

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    Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco starts with a pick up from your hotel at 5:00 am. We will take a 2-hour drive in our private vehicle, heading to the South Valley of Cusco. When we reach Cusipata, we enjoy our nutritious breakfast. And, this is your last chance to use the proper bathroom and get some snacks. Further, we recommend that you get some lemon-flavored candies which helps with altitude sickness.

    Our Rainbow Mountain one day tour continues for another one hour to get to the community of phulawasipata. Here you will begin the hike enjoying a typical Andean scenery with herds of alpacas and llamas. Additionally, the spectacular views of Ausangate Mountain will grace us as we hike through villages and interact with the locals. Also, enjoy many red-colored mountains and green valleys which are the main highlights of this adventure.

    After a total hike of approximately 1.5 hours, we’ll finally reach the Rainbow Mountain (5020m/16,500ft). The natural vibrant colors of the Rainbow Mountain are simply stunning and beautiful. Once at the top, you’ll have free time to explore, take pictures and take it all in. Because of the altitude and cold, we’ll stay approximately 30 minutes at the summit. After that, we’ll descend the same trail for 1.5 hours, where our private transportation will wait for us.

    Finally, the Rainbow Mountain day trip will take a 3-hour drive back to Cusco and we’ll drop you off at your hotel at 5:00 pm.



    • English speaking tour guide.
    • Transfers to/from Cusco hotel.
    • Admission Tickets.
    • Meals.


    • Tips or gratuities.
    • Emergency Horse.
    • Travel Ensurance.


    • Your original passport and DNI for Peruvians.
    • Personal travel insurance
    • A small rucksack with personal stuff
    • Rain jacket or rain poncho.
    • Trekking boots are recommended.
    • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
    • Sun block, at high elevation, is easy to get the sun burn.
    • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET
    • A roll of toilet paper
    • Extra cash in small bills for personal expenses.



         Prices are per person, valid through 2022
    2 – 3  4 – 5  6 – 7 8
    U$ 162 $ 107 U$ 84 $ 72

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    * Passport details for each traveler (full name, nationality, age, and passport number).
    * Provide hotel name in Cusco and start date for this service.

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    Is it worthwhile to visit Rainbow Mountain?

    Yes, it is. The Rainbow Mountain is the second most visited natural attraction in Peru. The striped colors and the spectacular surrounding views make this place unique on earth.

    is it difficult the rainbow mountain hike?

    Yes, it is. The hike itself is not difficult but the altitude and thin air make this experience complicated. However, with a positive mind and determination one can accomplish this hike.

    How long does it take to get the Rainbow Mountain?

    It takes between 1.5 to 2 hours. If you ride a horse you can even get there in less than an hour.

    what is the best time to hike the Rainbow mountain?

    We recommend to visit the Rainbow Mountain of Peru in April and during dry season. But wet season can be sometimes frustrating because up there rains, hails and snows. So, avoid the months of January, February and March.

    what is the altitude of the rainbow mountain?

    The summit is at an altitude of 5 025m /16 482ft. But the hike begins at about 4 630m / 15 186ft.