Rainbow Mountain 1 Day

Phisical Demand:


Tour Code:



1 Day

Start In:


Ends In:

Cusco main square


Tour Activities:

In Place guide, History lecture, Sightseeing

Group type:

Shared Group

Tour Attractions:

Sacsayhuaman, Machu Picchu, Koricancha, Tambomachay, Cathedral


Overnight not included


Not included (On your own)

Trip Advisor or Viator Price = $40USD

With Local Tour operator $37 USD

Rainbow Mountain 1 Day

Throughout your journey you will pass through a green valley with the impressive view of the imposing snow capped Ausangate in the distance. You will experience first-hand how people live in the mountains and even have the opportunity to speak with them. As you get closer to “Rainbow Mountain” you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that make up the painted hills. Your guide will explain what constitutes the existence of the “rainbow mountain”, and finally with one last effort you will hike to a high point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beauty of the landscape that makes up this sacred land.

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Rainbow mountain one day tour

At 03:30 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to make the trip south of Cusco on the road that goes to Puno and Arequipa. This area had a very important role in the history of Tawantinsuyo. The initial trip will take about an hour and a half. We will pass near the CUSIPATA district where we will be 30 minutes to have breakfast. From there, we continue with our trip for 1 hour and a few more minutes until we reach the parking area where we started our walk. Here, we will stop to have a brief talk about of how our tour will be. We begin our walk at the slopes of the Ausangate mountain range. There will be an ascent of approximately two hours to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids (Alpacas, llamas and with good luck, some groups of wild vicuñas). Upon reaching the Rainbow Mountain, we will have time to enjoy the beautiful landscape and take pictures.
Finally, we will continue our trip with a descent of 1 hour and a few more minutes back to where the walk began, Here, the driver will be waiting for us to return to our restaurant where we can have lunch, after this stop, we return to Cusco, arriving at 3:00 pm approx.NOTE: After visiting the rainbow mountain, there is the option to visit the Red Valley. You have to walk 30 minutes more approximately and you must pay 20 extra soles for entering the area, at the same time if you want to rent horses to make the climb easier, check with your guide.It is very important to stay in Cusco or in places of greater elevation for 2 days or more before the expedition to acclimatize. Although the walk is only 3 hours, if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the trip.

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Operator Details:

03 nights accommodation

Round-trip airport transfer

Local English-Spanish speaking guide

Breakfast (3) Dinner (3) Lunch (3)

Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve

Motorized boat

Rubber boots

First aid kit

Rubber boots


Drinks bought at the bar


Domestic Flights

Transportation from/to Cusco

Extra snacks and drinks

Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?

The following countries do not require a tourist visa from Peru to enter: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia. Check with the Peruvian Embassy in your country to find out more detailed travel requirements.

Is it customary to tip in Peru?

It is a good way to show appreciation for the excellent service. You can budget $ 5 – $ 10 / day for your guide and $ 2-5 / day for your driver.

How is internet access in Peru?

High-speed Internet access is available in most hotels and cybercafes in major cities. Do not hesitate to ask us before booking if Internet access is a priority for you.

While I am in Peru can I use my cell phone?

First, you must have a GSM phone that has a chip (triple or quad band that uses the 850 or 1900 MHz band). Then you need a plan that allows international roaming Roaming is very expensive, please check with your operator before traveling to choose a better option.

Do I need power adapters?

Peru has 220 volts, 60 cycles of electricity, so 110 volt devices may require a converter (check the input voltage on each device). Don’t forget a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter if you have 3-pin devices.

How are the bathrooms in Peru?

In large cities and hotels, toilets are washable. However, in some of the most remote areas, especially when hiking through the Andes, you are likely to also find squatting baths. You should always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer just in case.

How much will it cost for a …? (In USD)

Short bus trip: 50 cents.

1 hour of Internet in a cyber café: $ 1.00

Beer bottle: $ 3.00

Street food / snack: $ 2.00

Lunch in a popular restaurant per person: $ 5.00

Dinner at a popular restaurant per person: $ 8- $ 12.

Can I drink the water in Peru?

You should not drink tap water in Peru. You can use the water to shower, wash your hands and wash the dishes with a strong antibacterial soap as long as you let them dry completely before using them. We recommend not brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink bottled water

How will I pay in Peru? Do I need to change my money?

Credit cards are generally accepted in restaurants and hotels in major cities such as Lima Arequipa and Cusco. In the Amazon, the Andes and other rural areas, you may not find an ATM or stores that accept dollars, be sure to change part of your money before leaving the city. Most small stalls where you can buy food and souvenirs only accept cash.

Do I need to buy travel insurance before going to Peru?

You should definitely! Buy travel insurance before going on vacation.

If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations.

What Time Does The City Tour Depart From Cusco And Arrive Back In?
What time does the city tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?

If you are already in cusco the normal Schedule for the tour stars the first day at 1.00 pm, for private tours our advice it is to start at least at 3.00 pm

What time this second day Sacred Valley tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?

The pick up time for this tour stars at 8.00 am, and the end is about 6.00 pm

What time this third Machupicchu tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?

The pick up time for this tour depends on your train Schedule, the first service to pick up our visitors it is at 4.00 am (please confirm your Schedule with our travel agency representative)

What time this fourth day Maras Moray tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?

The pick up time for this tour it is about 8.00 am and it ends at 2.00 pm aproximately, please take your favorite snacks, due to the tour duration of 6 hours.

What time this fifth day Rainbow mountain tour depart from Cusco and arrive back in?

The pick up time for this tour it is about 3.30 am for shared tours, for private tours at 5.00 am (please check the correct time in advance with our representative) and it ends at 3.30 pm approximately, please take your favorite snacks and your walking sticks. If you decide to hire a horse, take with you peruvian currency.

Currencies accepted:

S/. Sol
$/. Dollar

There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel.

Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel.
Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel.

Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items.
What is including:

The cost includes Admission tickets for city tour, cathedral an koricancha, train tickets from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, from Aguas Calientes to Cusco, bus ticket up and down to Machupicchu, admission tickets to machupicchu, guide, transfer to and from your hotel.

The price does not include: Hotels and tips.

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