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

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DETAILS

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

Included:

  • 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 Vinicunca
  • Walking stick — on request
  • Oxygen balloon
  • First aid kit

Not Included:

  • Entrance tickets for the Red Valley: 10 Soles — about 3 USD
  • Guided service for the Red Valley: 20 Soles — about 7 USD
  • Horses — optional, if you are going to require it, inform us in advance
  • Dinner
  • Tips

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

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 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 request

This itinerary doesn’t include the visit of the red valley, therefore if you wish this attraction, please inform us 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 1:30 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.

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PRICE

Group tour: 35 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.

TOUR SCHEDULES

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

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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.   

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