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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

  • Mountain guide ensures safety and easy navigation on this ambitious hike 
  • Round-trip transport removes the hassle of driving through the mountainous Peruvian landscape 
  • Travel light, as breakfast and lunch are included 
Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
From US$47.50
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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
From US$47.50
Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, you’ll safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
What to Expect
Head down to your Cusco hotel lobby for early morning pickup at 3:40am. Relax on the tour vehicle for the several-hour journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you’ll enjoy an included breakfast.
As you make the challenging 3-hour climb up the mountain, your guide will provide assistance and point out the local flora and fauna.
At the summit, admire the mountain's colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Snap photos of the Ausangate Glacier and rest for a bit before making your way back down for lunch in Quessiuno.
Relax in the vehicle on the ride back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off in Regocijo Square.
Please note: Tour participants should be acclimated to the altitude and in strong physical condition. For others, horse rides are available for an extra cost.
Reviews (77)
1 - 5 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The journey is long - but the view is worth it!

We took this trip with Action Peru Treks two days after finishing the Inca Trail. We were pretty tired - but I think doing the Inca Trail first helped with any altitude issues. Our guide was Freddy, who also took us on the Inca Trail,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank johntE843ET
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful but not quite like the photos

I did a day trip to rainbow mountain. It’s a three hour drive from Cusco to get there then an hour long walk to reach the summit. You can also pay one of the loacals to take you up on a mule if you can’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Chris O
Reviewed 13 December 2018
Enjoy the marvelous site, beware of the height

Site is amazingly beutigull, but the hike from Cusco's 3300 m to pick 5200 m, is difficult and can be dangerous, don't do this trip on your first week in Cusco, and even after that, i recommend taking height pills as a preventive measure, few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank eli_fadida
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Everything was according to plan-schedule. Even when the roads seems dangerous ,driver was great, I felt safe. I highly recommend this company. thanks to all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flavia d
Reviewed 27 November 2018
The trek is extremely difficult

This is a tough tour. Starts around 330 A.M. two hours in a bus on winding roads. Breakfast is offered but not a great meal. The trek is one that will likely break you. Even on horse back it’s difficult. The saddles are not fitted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Loralyn K
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Frederike G
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There is a contact number in the reservation. You can call them anytime. I think they close at 10 pm