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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco

  • Experience outdoor adventure in the high Peruvian wilderness with ease
  • Hike rugged terrain through the Red Valley and up Rainbow Mountain
  • Spot native wildlife on the trail and get incredible views from the summit
Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
From US$60.00
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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
From US$60.00
Peru's Red Valley and Rainbow Mountain offer beautiful wilderness and spectacular scenery, but reaching the heights without transport or local knowledge makes for a tough challenge. On this full-day guided tour, hike into the rugged Red Valley and reach the summit of spectacular Rainbow Mountain. Breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip travel from Cusco are included, making for an easy day of adventure.
What to Expect
Following an early-morning pickup at your Cusco accommodation, board your air-conditioned minivan and head out for your full-day tour, starting with a traditional breakfast in the local Qesyuno community. Then, with energy levels high, follow rugged hiking trails through the Red Valley to the summit of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)—an incredible naturally multicolored formation considered among the most spiritually significant peaks in Peru. From this vantage point at more than 16,500 feet (5,000 meters), admire panoramic views over the open countryside. 
With your guide to lead the way, spot native wildlife among the cliffs and trails, and enjoy the feeling of escaping the busy city. Stop for lunch along the trail and experience the tranquility of the Peruvian wilderness. 
Conclude your trek back in Qesyuno, then transfer back to central Cusco, where your tour ends.
Reviews (20)
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile
Day trip

This trip takes you to a different region, which made the trip worthwhile. Wait until you get to Cusco to book this trip. We paid 3x what other by booking early. There are scads of places to book this trip in Cusco. The best part...More

5  Thank hydrogeopdw
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile
Exhausting package

Those we intend to do this must really be mentally, psychologically, physically and emotionally prepared. Due to the high altitude, just going up rainbow mountain alone can be breathless and sucking up one’s energy in the early morning. You can rent a horse up for...More

3  Thank rckong
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile
Never again with that company!

I would not book again! We booked the tour one day before and thought the agency would check the weather conditions (like others do) and would let us know if it makes sense to start the other day.But they did not with me! We were...More

2  Thank jacquelineg879
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Very nice place. It snowed for 10 minutes then all of a sudden sky was clear and warm. Very high altitude.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Cosmopolitan791989
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Everybody who does not give this hike 5 stars left too late in the day. We were picked up at 3 am to beat the crowds and really the pictures do not do it justice. It is even more amazing in person. Highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Andrew S
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26 September 2018|
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Response from nico_ce | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are horses available for Rainbow Mountain only. Red Valley is not suitable for horses, only a few people take that longer trail. If you go through the Red Valley after you get to Rainbow Mountain, you should not... More