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Itinerary
Head down to your Cusco hotel lobby for early morning pickup at 3:40am. Relax on the tour vehicle for the several-hour journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you’ll enjoy an included breakfast.

As you make the challenging 3-hour climb up the mountain, your guide will provide assistance and point out the local flora and fauna.

At the summit, admire the mountain's colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Snap photos of the Ausangate Glacier and rest for a bit before making your way back down for lunch in Quessiuno.

Relax in the vehicle on the ride back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off in Regocijo Square.

Please note: Tour participants should be acclimated to the altitude and in strong physical condition. For others, horse rides are available for an extra cost.
Locations visited
Rainbow Mountain Cusco
Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata)
Overview
Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, you’ll safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
Highlights
  • Mountain guide ensures safety and easy navigation on this ambitious hike 
  • Round-trip transport removes the hassle of driving through the mountainous Peruvian landscape 
  • Travel light, as breakfast and lunch are included 
  • Roll out of bed and catch your super-early morning ride right at your hotel door
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do not miss this Experience!

My family and I were taken back by the beauty of the mountains. The hike was a bit challenging but doable. When we went, the mountains were partially covered with snow which looked beautiful when contrasted by the colors of the mountains. If you are...More

4  Thank Franchesca R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Challenging hike, but you can rent a horse

Round trip the hike is 7.5 miles. The way up is very challenging especially with the altitude of 17 thiusand feet. For about 60 Sols you can rent a horse that is lead by a guide, this will take you a good part of the...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing views

It was an early start but the staff were very friendly and helpful. They provide you with walking sticks, the hike we found quite difficult though and very cold! It started snowing. But theres options to ride a horse at any point during the hike,...More

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 July 2018
''WE ONLY SAW 1 COLOR''

Before starting, sorry about my english I'm still learning haha. First, I paid 65 soles (everything included). Well, all the day before making the trek, was raining a lot... so when the van picked us up (at 3:30 am), the rain continued. Ok, I took...More

9  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile
Unreal

I read a lot of mixed reviews before coming and don’t read all that much into the bad ones!! Our experience was just unreal, the most incredible day. It’s hard work don’t get me wrong, I really struggled breathing at such high altitude and dragged...More

3  Thank Barbs25
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staffaun b
2 August 2018|
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Response from mrsblizz | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at an Air B & B as well but just met them in the main city sqaure in Cusco
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Luci L
25 July 2018|
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In Cusco you can find a lot of travel agency, you don't have to worry. The price of one day tour is about 75 soles, that means 23$. Departure early morning (3/4 a.m.) and return on afternoon, within 4 p.m.)
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