Contact us, we're open 24/7

Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour - Vinicunca Peru

Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour - Vinicunca Peru Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Inkas Destination’s Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour. This mesmerizing day trip promises adventure, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Cusco region lies Vinicunca Peru. More famously known as the Rainbow Mountain or Montaña de Siete Colores, it awaits your exploration.

As we begin our adventure, we start from the historic city of Cusco. We will then travel through picturesque landscapes. This journey will lead us to the starting point of our trek to Rainbow Mountain. 

Throughout this journey, you’ll experience the vibrant hues of the Colores Mountain. It is a natural wonder that rivals even the famed Machu Picchu in its awe-inspiring beauty.

Our experienced tour operators will guide you every step of the way, ensuring a safe and enriching experience. As we ascend to the top of the mountain, we reach an elevation of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet). At this point, you have the option to traverse the stunning Red Valley.

It is a sight that adds a vivid contrast to the kaleidoscope of colors at Rainbow Mountain. The trek to Rainbow Mountain is an exhilarating challenge. However, with our guidance, you’ll feel fully prepared to conquer the heights.

Conquering the Heights: A Guide to Vinicunca’s Majestic Peaks

At the high altitude of Rainbow Mountain, it’s common to experience altitude sickness. However, we will provide all necessary support and advice to help you acclimate and enjoy the trek comfortably. The rapidly changing weather characterizes the mountains of Peru. We’ll advise on the best time to visit Rainbow Mountain to maximize your experience.

During the tour, we will be serving a delicious buffet lunch. It will offer a taste of local cuisine to fuel your adventure. We understand the importance of nourishment, especially at high altitudes. We ensure our meals are both energizing and delightful.

As the day unfolds, the trek to Rainbow Mountain reveals why this destination is a must-visit. The Rainbow Mountain nestles amidst a landscape that is truly out of this world. Here, the mountain of seven colors showcases striations that tell a story of geological wonder.

Choosing the right time to visit Rainbow Mountain is crucial. We will guide you to select a period that promises clear skies and optimal viewing conditions.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a curious traveler, the Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour by Inkas Destination caters to a wide range of interests. It offers an unforgettable experience. It will leave you with lifelong memories.

We have carefully crafted every moment of this journey from the city of Cusco to the peaks of Vinicunca Peru. Our goal is to immerse you in the majesty of the Andes. Join us, as we unveil the splendors of the Peru Rainbow Mountain. It is an adventure that transcends the ordinary and takes you to new heights of exploration.

Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour Highlights

🤝🏻 Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or WhatsApp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🏁 Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 03:30 A.M.

🔚 Ends to the center of Cuzco at about 16:00 P.M.

Day 1: Cusco – Cusipata – Chillihuani – Phulawasipata – Rainbow Mountain

🚐 Transportation time: 3 hours go + 3 hours back

🚶🏻‍♂️ 7 km – 4.3 mi.

🕗 Duration: 8 horas .

📈 Maximum elevation: 5050m. – 16564ft.

📉 Mínimum elevation: 3100m. – 10168ft.

Embark on the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour, a captivating experience that starts in the ancient city of Cusco. It leads you to the breathtaking Peru Rainbow Mountain. This journey is a blend of cultural immersion and natural wonder, showcasing the best of Vinicunca Peru.

Our journey begins early, with a pick-up from your hotel at 3:30 am. We will embark on a 2-hour drive south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata, situated at 3,310 meters (10,810 feet). 

Here, in the heart of the Andes, we will take a brief detour. We will be continuing for another 20 minutes to the town of Chillihuani. In Chillihuani, we will indulge in a buffet breakfast, providing the energy needed for the day’s adventure.

After breakfast, we will drive for 40 minutes to the checkpoint of Rainbow Mountain. Here, we’ll register before proceeding for another 20 minutes to Phulwa Sipata. At Phulwa Sipata, we will prepare for our hike.

The hike up to the Rainbow Mountain begins here. This first part of the trek will take approximately 3 hours, leading us to the Vinicunca viewpoint.At the viewpoint, a spectacular view of the snow-capped Ausangate mountain, standing at 6,385 meters (20,945 feet), and the vibrant Rainbow Mountain, at 5,050 meters (16,564 feet), will greet you. You will have time to capture photos and admire the stunning landscape.

After soaking in the views, we will begin our descent to the town of Chillihuani. A delicious lunch awaits us here, offering a chance to reflect on the day’s experiences. Post-lunch, we will return to Cusco, arriving at your hotel at approximately 4:30 p.m.

For those who wish to extend their adventure in the Andes, we offer the Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain tour. This additional tour allows you to explore more of the magnificent Andean landscapes.

Key Statistics for the Fourth Day of the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco:

  • Distance covered: Approximately 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) round trip.
  • Highest altitude: 5,050 meters (16,564 feet) at Rainbow Mountain.
  • Lowest altitude: 3,310 meters (10,860 feet) at Cusipata.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate to challenging, considering the high altitude and terrain.

This itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Peruvian Andes, filled with awe-inspiring views and cultural insights. Join us for the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour and witness the majestic beauty of Peru’s highlands.

💡 To keep in mind

-As an alternative to the walk, you can rent a horse for your comfort, this has an extra cost of 90.00 soles.
-Our guides carry a first aid kit and an oxygen bottle, for any emergency.

Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour Includes

   ✔ Informative briefing the day before we coordinate with you the time
   ✔ Pick up from your hotel in downtown Cusco,
   ✔ Transportation Cusco – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco
   ✔ Breakfast
   ✔ lunch
   ✔ Professional and experienced bilingual guide (English – Spanish)
   ✔ Income
   ✔ First aid kit

Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour Does Not include

  ❌  Walking poles

Group size

🚫 Cancellation policy

If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation except the bank transfer fee . After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

What to bring for the Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour - Vinicunca Peru

   ➖ Walking shoes or comfortable sneakers
   ➖ Warm clothes
   ➖ Cap for the cold
   ➖ Bottle of water
   ➖ Waterproof jacket
   ➖ Cap or hat
   ➖ Small backpack
   ➖ Sunscreen
   ➖ Sunglasses
   ➖ Gloves
   ➖ Camera (optional).
   ➖ Extra money but in Nuevos Soles (Peruvian national currency)
   ➖ Walking poles

Map

rainbow-mountain-map

🙋🏻‍♂️ Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour FAQs

How long does it take wakl up the Rainbow Mountain?

The hike up to the rainbow mountain normally take around 2 hours but it depends on your walking pace can be 2hours / 30minutes or 3 hours and is a distance of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles). Throuhghout your journey you / will pass through a vibrant green valley with the snow capped peak Apu Ausangate towering in the distance.

Is it worth going to Rainbow Mountain?

It is absolutely worth doing the mountain of colors, the most recommended is in the months between April to November, which is the dry season and the sky is blue and very few rain conditions, between the months of December to March it is the rainy season and there is The possibility that it is cloudy or rainy and the mountain cannot be seen for those dates, better programs according to the weather.

Do I need to bring any medical suppleis?

Inkas Destination recommend to travelers who take regular medication should take an appropriate supply, if it is not the case you can carry personal medical items for managing common minor ailments such as colds, diarrhea, blisters and sore throats etc.
it it because normally the doctor recommend to our guide do not prescript medicine for the foreign people because are a little bit different, but our guide all the time car a good personal first aid kit + a bottle of oxygen.

Would I have the option to choose the departure time for the Rainbow Mountain?

If possible as long as you take the tour in private service, but we usually leave as early as possible since the earlier we arrive and start the walk we will be able to reach the viewpoint and have the best photos without people around us, leaving later than the programmed for sure that there will be many people in the viewpoint and it will be a little uncomfortable.

Contact Us

How to book?

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

From
USD. 35.00

OR

Contact Us

From

USD 35.00

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Recognitions