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Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tour

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Up to 20 people GROUP SIZE
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5,200 m / 17,060 ft MAX. ALTITUDE
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Discover the trendiest destination today in Cusco: Join our Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tour leaving from Cusco, this peak is located in the south-eastern part of Cusco city, we set out early in the morning from Cusco city to Llaqto community by bus, once we reach Llaqto, we start walking for bout one hour (a total distance of 5 km) to finally arrive at Vinicunca mountain.

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Meeting place — at about 04:30

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 Cusipata by bus

From very early in the morning, we go by bus to Cusipata district, where we will have our super delicious breakfast; the bus ride lasts 2.5 hours — Cusipata district is located at 3310 m.s.n.m.

Cusipata to Llaqto by bus

After the breakfast, we will continue driving for about 45 minutes more, until we reach the town of Llaqto, located at 4630 m.s.n.m.

Hike from Llaqto to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

From the Llaqto community, we will set out on foot, we will walk for approx. 1 hour, this walk is relatively easy, except for the last 25 minutes, because it is steep, so it requires a good physical condition, but it is totally possible to do it — Vinicunca is located at 5200 m.a.s.l.

Rainbow Mountain experience

Once on the mountain, our guide will explain about the geological history, reasons why it has many colors, importance and conservation of this attraction — at the end of the explanation, you will have 1/2 hour of free time.

Rainbow Mountain to the Red valley by foot — on your own

This itinerary does not include a visit to the Red Valley, but if you want to do it, you can do it on your own, let us know in advance.

Return to Cusipata

We return on foot from the mountain of colors (Vinicunca) to Llaqto, and then we will take the bus to get to Cusipata.

Lunch in Cusipata — at about 14:00

We will have a good semi-buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

Return to Cusco by bus

Ending place — at about 18:00

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


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Type of tour
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


DetailsType of tour
Schedule04:30 to 18:00You decide
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyen or es
Size15 to 20 pax.You and your friends
IncludedType of tour
Pick up from your hotel
Tourist vehicle
Buffet breakfast and lunch
First aid kit
Oxygen tank
Walking stick (on request)
Personalized service
Ticket for Vinicunca: 30 soles pp
Ticket for the Red Valley (optional): 20 soles pp
Horse (optional): 50 – 80 soles pp
Drop off at your hotel


  • Drones.
  • People with reduced mobility.
  • People without acclimatization to altitude.
  • People without good physical condition.
  • People with any respiratory or heart problems.
  • Babies under 3 years old.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Caps or hats.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.



Pick-ups and timings

Group tours:

  • All pick-ups and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in the historic center.
  • Your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location.
  • If you are out of the historic center, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • If it’s hard for the vehicle to make it to your hotel, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • We don’t do pick-ups if there are festivals, strikes and car trafic.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply for all Cusco city.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.


  • Breakfast and lunch are simple and delicious.
  • There are not many restaurants.
  • There are vegetarian options.


You should be acclimatized with at least two days of stay at altitude.

Vehicle type and seats


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Seats – group tours:

  • You reserve a seat in the bus, not a specific number of seat.
  • If you get picked-up first, then you can choose some seats (your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location).
  • Couples seat together to 95%; however, we can’t warranty this will happen to 100%.


  • Paved track.
  • The last part of the road is compacted dirt.
  • The road is bumpy sometimes.
  • Dust sometimes enters vehicles.


Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. This tour is focused on trekking, not history.

Group tours:

  • He goes as a companion to show the way.
  • Intermediate English.
  • There is not much explanation during the tour.

Private tours:

  • He will always be at your disposal.
  • Intermediate-advanced English.
  • There is plenty of explanation during the tour.


  • The driver sometimes drives fast due to distance and time constraints.
  • If you book a private tour, the driver will drive at a normal speed.
  • The driver sometimes listens to music to stay awke.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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