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Rainbow Mountain Cusco (Day Trip)

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Day 01: Bus Cusco – Cusiapata – Chirihuani – Fulawasi – Rainbow Mountain – Chirihuani – Fula wasi – Cusco

The walk or tour to the Rainbow Mountain: The adventure begins very early at 04:30 a.m. we will begin the pick up for their different lodgings until 05:00 am, and then we will go to the picturesque Chirihuani town center of Cusipata district (Quispicanchi) south of the city of Cusco, where we will make a stop to provide some necessary things to start the tour such as water or energy drinks, snacks, cereals, etc.

At the end of this short stop, we will continue our journey where we will observe the multicolored landscapes and crops that mix between the mysterious mountains and snowy mountains, Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca, sheep, vicuñas and the deep valleys. We will arrive at 07:30 am to the picturesque town of Chirihuani, here we will enjoy a delicious Andean breakfast prepared by our Chef.

Then we return to our minuibus to go to Fula wasi. Starting point of our trek, we will start our trek for 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES, uphill until we reach the foothills of the VALLE ROJO (Vinicunca hill), place of access to this mystical place.

We will walk along a path that little by little will change the landscape between mountains of intense colors and small streams of icy water that feed and give life to this valley, as we walk we will observe how the colors of our surroundings will change due to the climate, we will arrive at an altitude of 5200 meters above sea level. Top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca).

This will be the point where we will have enough time to be able to take photos, videos, etc. At the same time it will be the place where we will enjoy our refreshment while our sight delights with the magic that the mountains enclose behind their veil of clouds and snowy peaks, after such an exquisite experience we will undertake the return walk to Chirihuani, where we will be waiting for our minibus to then go to the town of Fulawasi, where we will have a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cook, later we will return to Cusco arriving at around 5:00 p.m., thus we finish the walk to the mountain of 7 colors.

Note: During the ascent we will have a backup horse in case of an emergency.
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Departure Point

Pickup Details

We pick up our clients from any hostel or hotel within the historic centre of Cusco.


  • Machu Picchu Peru Tours, 107, cusco, Portal de Panes 123, Cusco 08002, Peru
Departure Time
4:30 AM
Return Details
  • Machu Picchu Peru Tours, 107, cusco, Portal de Panes 123, Cusco 08002, Peru - We drop off our clients from any hostel or hotel within the historic centre of Cusco.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Certified Guide
  • Paramedic
  • First aid kit
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We highly recommend Machu Picchu Peru Tours to others as one of the best options if you are planning on hiking the Rainbow Mountains. They were very responsive to all our questions ans even came to our hotel the night before the trek in person...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SoniaMehta22
Reviewed 22 July 2019

Funfilled and adventurous hike up to the seven colour stripped mountain in Cusco. We heard a lot about this mountain and were eager to see. Machu Picchu Peru Tours did a great job in arranging this trip perfectly.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IgorPutin
Reviewed 9 July 2019

We were a bit nervous upon knowing that we would be climbing at a high altitude which we had never done before. Jorge, the owner was nice, he ensured that we can rely on them as they will be carrying first aid kits. On the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ElenaNebakova
Reviewed 4 July 2019

The rainbow mountain trek was a good experience. Our guide was knowledgable and spoke good English. The organisation took great effort in ensuring we did not suffer from altitude sickness at the higher altitude. We appreciate their service and efforts in ensuring our safety.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mojoMaj
Reviewed 1 July 2019

This was beyond my expectations. I was extremely worried on coping up with the altitude high up. The guide took great care and he encouraged me to reach to the top. He was well equipped with first aid kit and oxygen can which made me...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HenreyWilliamson
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  • Machu Picchu Peru Tours
  • Duration: 24h
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