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.
To participate in this tour you need to be in a very good physical condition and not suffer from acrophobia.
Why to reserve with us?
- 100% Peruvian company
- 100% Indigenous team
- Licensed tour guides
Duration: About 14 hours.
Language: Spanish, English — separate groups based on the language. If you want another language, just let us know!
Tour Type: 100% private, no strangers
Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
What to bring?
- Sweaters or jackets
- Anti-slip shoes
- Passport — it’s optional, but at least have a digital photo
- Ponchos — buy it in Cusco
- Caps or hats
- Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
- A bottle of water
- Local currency
- Pick up with vehicle and Tour Guide from your hotel
- On time pick up from your hotel
- Basic breakfast and lunch with vegetarian options — we implement sometimes box-lunch
- Private Tour Guide
- Private Driver
- Private Car
- Entrance tickets for Pallay Poncho
- Walking stick — on request
- Oxygen balloon
- First aid kit
- Drop off at your hotel
- Horses — there are no horses to rent on this route
- Tips (optional)
How to book? Please book on this webpage.
The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals.
Meeting Place — at about 4 am
We will pick you up from your hotel.
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
From Layo to Pallay Poncho mountain
From the town of Layo we will continue driving by vehicle for about an hour and start climbing the mountain for about an hour. — The walk is uphill and rough.
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 pm
We will have semi-buffet local lunch.
Return to Cusco by bus
Tour Ending Place — at about 7 pm
This tour ends at your hotel.
- 125 USD per person based on 2 people
- 90 USD 80 USD per person based on 3 people
- 80 USD 80 USD per person based on 4 people
- 70 USD per person based on 5 people
- If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!
Everyday on request:
- Pick up time: About 4 am
- Ending time: About 7 pm
We will pick you up from your hotel.
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- We are accountable
- We do it right
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Our Social Project
Our philanthropic objective is to help Andean and indigenous communities to improve their socio-economic conditions, with part of the tips received in free tours and a percentage from the paid tours.