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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

  • 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 
Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
From US$47.50
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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
From US$47.50
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (69)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Rainbow mountain

Our group stayed in an apartment in Cuzco the address might be a bit confused but the operator had picked up my call all the time event it was 5 am so I was appreciated. The tour guide was good and breakfast and lunch had...More

1  Thank Soraya S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Moderately difficult hike but worth the Climb

We booked through trip advisor / viator. The guide was friendly and accommodating. Even if we were the last ones, he waited for us and kept on encouraging us. The hike was extremely difficult due to the altitude. We were lucky as it was a...More

7  Thank pambongukphil
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Poor Experience

My friend and I took the day trip from Cusco with hotel pick up. Rainbow Mountain is beautiful, but difficult (and I am an experienced hiker and endurance runner). Bring adequate water and nutrition as well as hiking equipment for a long, sunny, sandy hike...More

12  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I heard about Rainbow Mountain shortly after I arrived in South America and I immediately put it on my bucket list. I finally arrived to Cusco and I booked a package deal for the Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain to cut down on cost. It’s...More

4  Thank Eastcoast53
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile
Definitly worth a visit!

We booked our tour on findlocaltrips.com. I highly recommend this website, all the tours we booked with them were good and fairly priced. We got picked up at our hotel in Cuzco at 3 in the morning. We were a 12 person group with one...More

1  Thank Fransien01
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9 November 2018|
Response from gregfC1559BA |
They will indeed return you to Cuzco and drop you off at Regocijo Square. You will need to make you way back to your hotel from there. I found the square, looks very central and right next to out hotel, so if you staying... More
Sabrina C
6 November 2018|
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Response from Aussie_Traveller183 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not really cause you dont actually start to see it until you're about 4km into the hike. They do however have horses so you could use them and just hike the last bit if thats easier. Its definitely worth the visit... More
8 October 2018|
Response from AlpoPietropoli | Reviewed this property |
Hi, anyway You will back in the afternoon, at 6/7 p.m. so the vist lasts 6/10 hour