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Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco provided by Cusco Unique Experience

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Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain 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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    Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
    Stop: 60 minutes - 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 hotel in Cusco and be transferred to the restaurant where the 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 your hotel in Cusco.
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Important Information
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Private transportation
  • Private bilingual tour guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
  • Tips
  • Horse (rent cost 80 Soles per horse)
  • Optional: hike through the Red Valley (10 Soles)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not recommended to people with asthma, heart problems or high blood pressure
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Remember to bring: Sun screen, Sun glasses, Sun-hat, trekking shoes, rain poncho, bottled water, snacks, money, clothes for cold weather & back pack
  • 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
  • It is very recommendable to spend at least two days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley before going on this tour, in order to adjust to the high altitude
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amanda V wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
My boyfriend and I had big hopes to see Rainbow Mountain and lucked out with the best tour guide imaginable. They corresponded with us over email preparing us for everything. It’s an early wake up time, but they make it easy by picking you up right at your hotel (our guide Jose
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Date of experience: March 2020
Régis C wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions2 helpful votes
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 catch up with other people. That day the weather was good which is of importance. José was our guide and he made the experience an amazing one. He prepared us and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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jumbowockee wrote a review Dec 2019
San Mateo, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
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. My and I had Jose as our guide, and he was the best guide. Granted as per previous post, we were only taken to the mountain via a private car, but that was fine
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Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
NKS218 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
We took a private tour thinking it will be more comfortable, enjoyable and maybe luxurious as well. It was neither of them. The tour agency used a third party individual guide for us, who took us in a sedan to the rainbow mountains. The roads aren't the best and in a sedan it
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Rebecca S wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I did this tour and loved it. We had Luce as our guide and Carlos as our driver. They were excellent! They picked us up right on time, and the car was comfortable. The long drive was nice, as we could ask questions as we wanted to but enjoyed looking out the
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Date of experience: July 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 s
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On our second day in Cusco we decided to book a hike to Rainbow of the best thing so we ever did! St
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Horrible service with lack of care about customers safety
Even though many tour agencies offer their rainbow mountain packages for $25-35USD in Cusco, my boyfriend and I dec
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José V
Hard breath but worth it
The trekking was long and hard breath but worth, the tour guy give us stick to help it. And some of the traveler ev
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Marzenna D
Couldn't be better.
We are so happy we discovered Karina and Brian's company. They made our dreams come true. We originally checked Ame
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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