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Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco

  • Guided trek up Rainbow Mountain with all navigation provided by an expert
  • Trekking poles included to help you up the strenuous trail
  • Breakfast and lunch provided; no need to pack food
Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco
From US$119.00
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Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour from Cusco
From US$119.00
Let a guide take care of navigation and safety concerns on this hike around Peru's Rainbow Mountain. With round-trip transportation from Cusco provided, all you have to do is focus on the rainbow-striped scenery and snap great photos as you hike. Learn about the factors that formed this unusual geological phenomenon, as well as the flora and fauna of the area, through guided commentary.
What to Expect
Be ready for super-early pickup at your Cusco hotel; be thankful that a guide is taking care of the directions and driving in the predawn dark. Relax or catch a nap on the trip to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead, which takes around three hours. 

Arrive at the trailhead and fuel up with a light breakfast and then hit the trail for a fairly strenuous 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) hike that reaches an altitude of 16,500 feet (5,029 meters). After the approximately 4-hour hike, arrive at the summit for panoramic views of the mountain's striated colors and surrounding scenery. 

Descend the mountain at a more leisurely pace, learning about the local flora and fauna from your guide as you travel and stopping at a glacial lake for lunch. Once you reach your starting point, climb back in the tour vehicle and rest your legs on the way back to Cusco for drop-off.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Book Rainbow Mountain with Crossover Peru!!

I was very nervous about this trip, because of the altitude and hearing it was a challenging hike. Juan Carlos was the BEST guide!! He was knowledgeable, experienced, and truly cared about helping all the travelers make it to the top. He played "Eye of...More

Thank Lannesmith
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Rainbow Mountain

My trip to Rainbow Mountain was absolutely amazing. Kevin and JuanCarlos are the absolute best guides. And some original OGs too! They were so knowledgeable and motivating. Playing music and cheering us on while we struggled to get to the top and celebrated with us...More

Thank Sonya R
Roland T, Gerente at CrossoverPeru Tour Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thanks for your Visit Sonya!

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Great visit to Rainbow Mountain

Had a memorable time, great tour guide (Kevin) friendly, joyful and easy going guy. This a must tour for all travelers to Peru

Thank Meshal A
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile
Dr lori

We had a great time. The guide was knowledgable and friendly. Even on the fly, he was willing to guide us through the Qorikancha. Overall, the experience was phenomenal.

Thank Maicol H
Reviewed 24 March 2018
One day trek to Rainbow Mountain

The bus was prompt and the driver did well to communicate to us about travel time. The bus was comfortable and the breakfast and lunch provided were delicious. The hike is a challenging one due mainly to elevation, but the guide was very attentive to...More

Thank Nate W
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