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Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Hike from Cusco provided by Cusco Unique Experience

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Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Hike from Cusco

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Itinerary
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    Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    Find the rainbow in the mountain! This tour will take you through an amazing journey with undiscovered lands of typical Andean views where the culture is still intact. You'll see the snow-capped mountain peaks, Andean animals and the highlight of the tour, the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain. You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and be transferred to the restaurant where a solid breakfast is served so you can be ready and have the energy to start the hike. The drive takes around 2.5 hours. Throughout the hike you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain showing its majestic presence in the horizon. You will experience how locals live in the mountains and even have a chance to speak with them. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain, you'll begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The hike from the starting point to the Rainbow Mountain takes around 1.5 hours. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. Once you are back to the starting point of the hike, you will be provided a lunch buffet. At the end of the tour, you'll return to Cusco ending at Plaza Regocijo.
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Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Pickup from your hotel inside the historical center of Cusco
  • Shared transport
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Breakfast and lunch buffet
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • Entrance fee to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Renting of horse to carry you or your personal belongings (90 Soles)
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • This tour is not recommended to people with asthma, heart problems or high blood pressure
  • You have to be in a good shape (there is also the possibility to rent a horse for 90 Soles)
  • It is also important that you spend some days in Cusco before going to the Rainbow Mountain, so your body gets adjusted to the high altitude
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Remember to bring: Sun screen, Sun glasses, Sun-hat, trekking shoes, rain poncho, bottled water, snacks, money, clothes for cold weather & back pack
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brian H wrote a review Jun 2019
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A full on day. Bus pickup. Brekky was poor so take snacks. Lunch good. Trip in was an adventure & great sights to see. Hike required a lot of energy & care but well worth it. Horses & mules used by many to get to 4200m. Top of mountain 5031m -5C. Well worth it!! Walking poles
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Alexandra Z wrote a review Oct 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania48 contributions27 helpful votes
For us it was one of the top 3 most amazing trips we did in Peru! The climbing was actually more difficult that we expected because of the altitude and because of the aptness of the slope, but once we got up there it was amazing and totally worth it!! Jose was the best guide to
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Kurby123 wrote a review Aug 2018
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
On our second day in Cusco we decided to book a hike to Rainbow mountain...one of the best thing so we ever did! Stunning views, great weather & high altitudes (5,250m at one point) make sure you are aclimatized before you do this. Jose is the best guide, he's friendly,
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Jose V wrote a review Jul 2018
Haleiwa, Hawaii2 contributions
The trekking was long and hard breath but worth, the tour guy give us stick to help it. And some of the traveler even me, we mistake paid the entrance fees but the guide give us a refund with no problem.
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FL_Jane
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Highly Recommend Cusco Unique Experience
We had a great trip to Machu Picchu booked with Cusco Unique Experience. It was a private tour, which I highly reco
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Amandiver1234
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Unforgettable experience!!! Highly recommend
My boyfriend and I had big hopes to see Rainbow Mountain and lucked out with the best tour guide imaginable. They c
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Régis C
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Great tour thanks to Cusco Unique Experience!
My wife, our 21 years old son and myself had the private tour so that we could go at our pace and don't have to ca
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jumbowockee
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Excellent private tour!
I am so glad I took this private tour, not wanting to be in a big group, where we had to catch up with everyone. M
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Kerrie-Anne R
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Excellent tour of three very different wineries. Also managed to catch a little of the horse show at Tacama. Brian
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NKS218
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Must go place, but not through this tour
We took a private tour thinking it will be more comfortable, enjoyable and maybe luxurious as well. It was neither
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jorgeramonbermudez
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Interesting with an excellent service
Excellent service. The agency accommodated the schedule to meet previous commitments that we had an tailored the t
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SamCdn
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A very fun tour! The guide and his driver showed up on time (unfortunately I don’t remember their names) and took u
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stephaniefD7906EJ
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SCAM!! DO NOT BOOK!!!
This tour said it was in English and it was not. After our tour guide said the opening message to the group in Span
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cbird70
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Waste of time.
Very poor. "Horseback ride" took us through dusty trail FULL of trash! Bus stopped at places that were not worth s
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rebeccasewell123
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Wonderful hike!
My husband and I did this tour and loved it. We had Luce as our guide and Carlos as our driver. They were excellent
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GGail2014
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Incredible Rainbow Mountain trip
We greatly enjoyed Rainbow Mountain trip, especially because we booked a private tour and had a very good tour guid
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Monique B
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Rainbow mountain
This was an amazing experience. If you are in Peru seeing rainbow mountain is a must. Word of advice though acclima
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JaviNorro
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Not recommended
Unless you don’t have anything else to do, avoid this tour. Most of the visited places are avoidable and the guide
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emmamM2820OD
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Fantastic tour!
I loved this tour. I totally underestimated the effects of the altitude while doing this hike. Jose my guide was aw
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