Tour to Pallay Poncho in Cusco — Sharp and Colourful Mountain

Tour to Pallay Poncho in Cusco — Sharp and Colourful Mountain

Discover the Sharp and Colored Mountain


Escape from the routine, book our 1-Day tour to Pallay Poncho (sharp-rainbow mountain), located in the southern part of Cusco city, in the province of Canas at 4700 m.s.n.m. — visiting this natural wonder will make your day a unique and incomparable life-time experience that you can’t miss.
The full name of this mountain in the Quechua language is Pallay Punchu Apu T’acllo, which means, Colourful Poncho looking mountain, this is because of the shape and the colours of this mountain that resembles to a men’s clothing: El Poncho.
If you have already heard of other colourful mountains such as Vinicunca or Palcoyo, Pallay Poncho is another of the colourful mountains that exists in the Cusco region, however it differs from the first two ones mainly due to the sharp morphology of the mountain and the presence of the Langui lake next to this place — so if you decide taking this excursion, you will also see a lake high up on the Andes of Cusco.

Why to reserve with us?
  • 100% Peruvian company
  • 100% Indigenous team
  • Licensed tour guides

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Duration: About 14 hours.

Language: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Tour Type: Group tours — if you wish a private service, please contact us.

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Please Bring:

  • Sweaters or jackets
  • Raincoats
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Ponchos — buy it in Cusco
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency
  • Snacks — keep in mind that the lunch will be at about 2:30 pm


  • Bus pick up from your hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center
  • Continental breakfast
  • Semi-buffet lunch
  • 100% professional and authorized guides
  • Tourist bus with air conditioning
  • Entrance tickets for Pallay Puncho
  • Walking stick — on request
  • Oxygen balloon
  • First aid kit

Not Included:

  • Horses — optional, if you are going to require it, inform us in advance
  • Dinner
  • Tips (optional)

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

Faq’s: Please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

WhatsApp:+51 958745640 & +51 984479073


The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals.

Meeting Place — at about 4 am

We will pick you up by bus from your Hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center, otherwise we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.

Cusco to Layo city by bus

We will depart from Cusco to the Layo district by bus for 3.5 hours approx. – Layo is located at 3978 m.s.n.m.

Breakfast in Layo city

Layo to Pallay Poncho Mountain on foot

We will walk for approx. 5 hours to reach the sharp Pallay Puncho rainbow mountain.

On Pallay Poncho Mountain

Our Tour Guide will give a useful explanation about this newly unveiled natural wonder for tourism — you will have half an hour of free time to take the best photos and relax — Pallay Poncho is at 4700 m.a.s.l.

Return to Layo city on foot

Lunch in Layo — at about 2:30 pm

We will have semi-buffet local lunch.

Return to Cusco by bus

Tour Ending Place — at about 7 pm

We finish this tour two blocks away from the Plaza de Armas — this tour doesn’t end at your hotel.


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Group tour: 30 USD per person

  • Kids under 4 years enter for free
  • Kids between 5 to 10 years old, must pay for the price of the tour so that they can also have a seat in the bus
  • We have different prices for kids over 5 years to 10 years
  • Teenagers over 11 pay a regular rate

If you want this tour to be a 100% custom service, contact us.


  • Start time: Every day at about 4 am
  • Ending time: At about 6 pm

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     We will pick you up by bus from your Hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center, otherwise we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.   


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