Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tour

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tour — 7 color mountain in Peru

Discover the Rainbow Mountain, we leave from Cusco

ABOUT

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 1 hour (a total distance of 5 kilometres) to finally arrive at Vinicunca mountain.

We recommend visiting this place in the dry season (April-Nov), during these months there is a radiant sun that will make looking this mountain much shinier, this is important because the intensity and tonality of the colours of this mountain change according to the climatic conditions, so it is very important that the day is sunny.

If you come to Cusco, in the rainy season, where the chances of a sunny day are very low, we recommend you visit the Palccoyo mountain.

If you want to explore this mountain on your own, visit: How to get to this place on your own?; otherwise join our tours to this mountain with super low prices.

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

DETAILS

Duration: About 14 hours.

Language:

  • Group tour: Spanish and English simultaneously
  • Private tour: Spanish, English — separate groups based on the language. If you want another language, just let us know!

Tour Type:

  • Group tour: 10 to up to 30 attendees
  • Private tour: 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
  • Raincoats
  • Ponchos — buy it in Cusco
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency
  • Snacks — keep in mind that the lunch will be at around 2 pm

Included:

  • Group tour:
    • Bus pick up from your hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center
    • Basic breakfast and lunch with vegetarian options
    • Licensed tour Guides
    • Tourist bus with air conditioning
    • Entrance tickets for Vinicunca
    • Walking stick — on request
    • Oxygen balloon
    • First aid kit
  • Private tour:
    • Pick up with vehicle and Tour Guide from your hotel
    • On time pick up from your hotel
    • Basic breakfast and lunch with vegetarian options
    • Private Tour Guide
    • Private Driver
    • Private Car
    • Entrance tickets for Vinicunca
    • Walking stick — on request
    • Oxygen balloon
    • First aid kit
    • Drop off at your hotel

Not Included:

  • Entrance tickets for the Red Valley: 20 Soles per person — about 4 USD
  • Guided service for the Red Valley
  • Horses — optional, you can rent them on the day as your tour
    • One way: 50 Soles approx.
    • Round trip: 80 Soles approx.
  • Tips (optional)
  • Dinner

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

WhatsApp:+51 958745640 & +51 984479073

HIGHLIGHTS

The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals. If you book a private tour, we will pick you up from anywhere in the city of Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

Meeting Place — at about 4:30 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 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 2 pm

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

Return to Cusco by bus

Tour Ending Place — at about 6 pm

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

PHOTOS

PRICE

Group tour:

  • 35 USD per person

Private tour:

  • 110 USD per person based on 2 people
  • 75 USD 80 USD per person based on 3 people
  • 65 USD 80 USD per person based on 4 people
  • 60 USD per person based on 5 people
  • If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!

SCHEDULES

Everyday at:

  • Pick up time: About 4:30 am
  • Ending time: About 6 pm

If you book a private tour, we are flexible with the schedule.

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    MEETING PLACE

     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. If you book a private tour, we will pick you up from anywhere in the city of Cusco.

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