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Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Hike from Cusco

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    Stop At: Rainbow Mountain, Cusco 08225, Peru

    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.

    Duration: 12 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up at your hotel inside the historical center of Cusco
    Departure Time
    4:30 AM
    Return Details
    Drop-off at Plaza San Francisco, 2 blocks from the main square of Cusco
    • 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 - Rainbow Mountain
    • 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 travelers with back problems
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    • Duration: 10h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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