Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Hike & Community Visit (Small group tour)
  • Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Hike & Community Visit (Small group tour)

    Be one of the first travellers to visit the Rainbow Mountains without a multiple hour hike, tons of people around or altitude problems. The Palccoyo, or Tres Rainbows as others like to call it, is still an untouched place where you will see three instead of only one Rainbow Mountain. With us, you will be one of the first groups to arrive at the mountain. Apart from this, you will also have the chance to see many llamas and alpacas in the valley. You will most likely even have your own alpaca that accompanies us during the hike. Together with your professional guide, you will get in touch with the local community and learn more about their lifestly. Get ready for an authentic Peruvian experience!

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, 14_02'38.6s 71_15'24.2w, Cusco Peru

    3:45 am: You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco

    5:45 am: Breakfast with an incredible view over the valley

    8:00 am: Visit of the Palccoyo community and the potato museum (created in collaboration with exploor in October 2018)

    9:30 am: Arrival at the parking lot (view of the 1st rainbow mountain) + Briefing

    10:00 am: Visit of the 2nd rainbow mountain

    10:30 am: Visit of the 3rd rainbow mountain + break with coca tea and local snacks

    11:00 am: Hike up to the stone forest (optional) with a spectacular view

    11:30 am: Head back to the car

    12:00 pm: Interaction with locals from the community + snacks

    1:50 pm: Lunch in local restaurant

    3:30-4:00 pm: Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

    Note: All times are approximations.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Minimum 2 people for the tour to take place"
    "Minimum age is 12 years (due to the altitude)"
    "Bring your backpack, a rain cape and layers of clothes so you'll be warm and prepared for every kind of weather"
    "Take gloves, a hat, hiking shoes + an extra pair of socks with you (in case of snow) and if you want to you can bring hiking poles as well"
    "Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some extra money"
    "Pack some snacks and coca leaves"
    "There are no horses available as those destroy the nature around (decision made by the community)"
    "Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "We highly recommend at least 24 hours of acclimatization before doing any of our tours in Cusco"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"

    • Start Time3:45 AM
    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
      You will be picked up from your hotel/hostel/Airbnb (if it's close to the Cusco city center). IMPORTANT: After you made your reservation, please send us immediately via the Tripadvisor messenger the pickup location and food preferences. This messenger will be available within your booking confirmation.

    • Duration: 13 hours
    • Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Included

    • Professional guide and local community guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Hiking poles
    • First-aid kit and oxygen
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Local community visit (depends on availability of community)
    • Hike with Alpaca or Llama (depends on availability)
    • Small group tour (max. 2-8 people)

    Not Included

    • Pickup from hotels outside of Cusco
    • Water (bring 2.5L each)
    • Tips
    • Donations for the community (school equipment or unused clothing)
    • Entry/Admission - Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain

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