Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Trek Day Tour from Cusco

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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Trek Day Tour from Cusco

Vinicunca is not the only Rainbow Mountain that you can visit in Cusco. There is another amazing alternative: Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain. This wonder of nature was recently discovered, and does not yet have so many visitors. The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour starts with the pickup in Cusco city and will take you to explore colorful mountains, in a challenging but short trek of circa 8 miles. Explore Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Peru with us, and live a fantastic adventure in Cusco!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Checacupe, Checacupe, Cusco Region

We will pick you up from the hotel. We will take a journey of 3:30 hours until the southeast of the Cusco Valley. You will enjoy a complete breakfast during the way, with natural fruits, breads, cereals, eggs, coffee and tea. Then, we will start the trekking following a beautiful stream. On the way, you will see alpacas and llamas around, potato fields, chinchillas and vicunas.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, XP4V+22, Uchullujllo 08230, Peru

After 1.5 hours of hike, we will reach our final destination. Enjoy this amazing jewel of the nature with colorful mountains, breathtaking landscapes in this fantastic place with more than nine thousand hectares. The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain altitude is 5,020 m - 16,466 ft., and is located near the Ausangate snowy, in the Andes Mountains. Your will have plenty time to take pictures and explore this amazing place.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cusipata, Cusipata, Cusco Region

After the visit, we will start a 2-hours hike downhill until get the transport to go back to Cusco City. During the way, we will make a stop to enjoy a traditional Peruvian lunch in a local restaurant, in the small town of Cusipata. The Alpaca and the Trout are widely used in the Andean cuisine, as well as potatoes, quinoa, rice and vegetables.

The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is a treasure of the nature that was discovery recently, by the thaw produced by the global warming. The place consists of three beautiful mountains with colored stripes, and is located in the district of Checacupe, south of Cusco. At the end, we are going back to the city and drop you off at the hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Vegetarian and gluten free options available"
"Option to hire one horse if you need at the beginning of the trek, payment in cash"
"You should bring original passport, hiking boots, Water, Rain jacket / poncho, Winter hat and gloves, Rain pants, Snacks, Sun block, factor 35+ recommended, Sunglasses and sun hat, Camera with spare batteries - batteries run down faster at high altitudes, Binoculars"
"Minimum 2 people"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain social distance, in case they do not respect the basic safety measures they will be asked to leave the tour.
The maximum capacity of the services will be reduced in order to guarantee social isolation."
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"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"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 05:30 AM
Duration: 12 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located hotels in Cusco City

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • A briefing 1 or 2 days before start the hike
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical Kit
  • Trekking pole
  • Entry/Admission - Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain

Not Included

  • Snacks
  • Horse
  • Gratuities


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