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Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

1 Day from $ USD 100.00

Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

1 Day from $ 100 | Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
Price From
$ USD 100.00
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level


Trip details

  • Duration: all day
  • Altitude: 5,200 meters
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Season: all year
  • Duration of the excursion: from 4 to 5 hours.
  • Route length: 7 kilometers on average.
  • Season: from March to November.
  • Maximum altitude: 5,200 m (16,732 ft).
  • Career level: Hard
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Rainbow Mountain Tour Itinerary

Embark on a journey to witness one of the most breathtaking natural attractions in the city of Cusco, the Rainbow Mountain or “La Montaña Arocoiris”. Your tour begins with an early pick up from your hotel between 4:30 am and 4:45 am as we embark on a 2-hour journey to the Cusipata neighborhood. Here, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious breakfast and rest for a bit before continuing the journey.

We will travel in a private vehicle for another hour to reach the bus stop, the starting point of the Rainbow Mountain trek. The 4 km trail to the summit is an approximate 1 hour and 30 minute excursion. During the trek, you will get to witness the unique flora and fauna of the region, including llamas and alpacas, and be able to admire the majestic Apu Sarinini and Ausangate mountains which stand at a towering 6,372 meters in altitude.

The Rainbow Mountain holds a significant place in Inca mythology as it is believed to be the birthplace of the masculine energy that fertilizes the sacred Mother Earth “Pachamama.” Upon reaching the summit of the Rainbow Mountain, you will have ample time to take in the breathtaking views and snap some memorable photos. Your professional guide will also provide a brief explanation of the significance of this place in Inca culture.

After a leisurely stroll down the mountain, we will return to the starting point and head to the Cusipata restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch in a traditional rural setting. After lunch, we will begin our return journey to Cusco, arriving around 4:30 pm, marking the end of this unforgettable experience.

What to Bring

  • The use of the mask and visor is very important.
  • Warm clothing (jacket, sweater, hat, scarf, gloves, etc.)
  • Mountain shoes.
  • Backpack for the essentials.
  • rain poncho
  • sunscreen
  • Antibacterial gel.
  • Just extra money.


  • A lightweight backpack with a full set of clothes suitable for the entire trek, anticipating sudden shifts in temperature.
  • Rain gear including a waterproof jacket and pants (if possible), or alternate rain ponchos (available in Cusco for approximately).
  • Waterproof hiking boots.
  • Layered outerwear, including a jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf, and hat. Warm clothing is highly recommended.
  • Camera, film, and batteries (the cold weather can quickly drain the batteries).
  • A hat or cap for protection from the sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Moisturizing after-sun lotion for the face and body.
  • Snacks such as energy bars, chocolate, fruit, muesli, etc.

Pricing List

Travel Guide

The Rainbow Mountain Tour is a stunning and unforgettable adventure to one of Cusco’s natural attractions, the Rainbow Mountain (also known as “La Montaña Arocoiris”). This excursion is perfect for nature lovers, photographers and anyone looking for an adventure. Here is a guide to help you plan your Rainbow Mountain Tour.

Getting There: The Rainbow Mountain is located in the south of Cusco, a 2-hour drive from the city. The starting point of the excursion is in the Cusipata neighborhood, where you will have breakfast and a meal before beginning the hike.

What to Pack: It is important to be prepared for the sudden changes in temperature that can occur on the hike. Pack a light backpack with a change of clothes, waterproof clothing and hiking shoes. You’ll also want to bring outerwear, including a jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf, and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended.

Other Essential Items: Don’t forget to pack a camera, film, and batteries. You’ll also want to bring a hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain, and cold, as well as sunscreen and after-sun cream or moisturizer for your face and body. Finally, bring energy bars, chocolate, fruit, and muesli to keep you fueled during the hike.

The Hike: The Rainbow Mountain hike takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and takes you through the stunning Andean landscape. During the hike, you’ll observe the local flora and fauna, including llamas and alpacas. You’ll also have the chance to see mountains such as Apu Sarinini and Ausangate, which are the highest mountains in Cusco with an altitude of 6,372 m.

The Rainbow Mountain: Once you reach the top of the Rainbow Mountain, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the stunning views and snap some photos. In Inca mythology, this mountain and the adjacent lagoons are believed to be the source of masculine energy that fertilizes the sacred Mother Earth, “Pachamama.”

Return Trip: After a brief explanation by your professional guide, you’ll return to the starting point of the hike, where you’ll take the transport back to the Cusipata restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch. The trip back to Cusco is estimated to take around 4:30 pm.

In conclusion, the Rainbow Mountain Tour is a must-visit for anyone visiting Cusco. With its stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage, this tour is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Don’t forget to bring the essential items listed above and get ready for a day of adventure and discovery.

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