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Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

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    Stop At: Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, Apv- Tipon-n11, Cusco 08003 Peru

    Find the rainbow in the mountain! This tour will take you through an amazing journey with undiscovered lands of typical Andean views where the culture is still intact. You'll see the snow-capped mountain peaks, Andean animals and the highlight of the tour, the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain.

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and be transferred to the restaurant where a solid breakfast is served so you can be ready and have the energy to start the hike. The drive takes around 2.5 hours. Throughout the hike you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain showing its majestic presence in the horizon. You will experience how locals live in the mountains and even have a chance to speak with them. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain, you'll begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The hike from the starting point to the Rainbow Mountain takes around 1.5 hours.

    Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. Once you are back to the starting point of the hike, you will be provided a lunch buffet. At the end of the tour, you'll return to your hotel in Cusco.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco
    Departure Time
    4:30 AM
    • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Cusco
    • Private transportation
    • Private bilingual tour guide
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
    • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
    • Tips
    • Horse (rent cost 80 Soles per horse)
    • Optional: hike through the Red Valley (10 Soles)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is not recommended to people with asthma, heart problems or high blood pressure
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • What to bring: Water, Clothes for warm, cold and rainy weather, Sun hat & sun block, Personal medication, Camera
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    My husband and I did this tour and loved it. We had Luce as our guide and Carlos as our driver. They were excellent! They picked us up right on time, and the car was comfortable. The long drive was nice, as we could ask...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank rebeccasewell123
    Reviewed 9 June 2019

    We greatly enjoyed Rainbow Mountain trip, especially because we booked a private tour and had a very good tour guide Karlos. He gave us lots of useful information, made sure that we bought warm hats and advised my daughter and me to ride on horses...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank GGail2014
    Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

    This was an amazing experience. If you are in Peru seeing rainbow mountain is a must. Word of advice though acclimatise first its 5100m and we definitely saw people taking it too fast and vomiting on the track

    Thank Monique B
    Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

    I loved this tour. I totally underestimated the effects of the altitude while doing this hike. Jose my guide was awesome. He was super helpful, patient, supportive and encouraging. Our driver was great. Breakfast and lunch was nice fresh local food. Communication with tour company...More

    Thank emmamM2820OD
    Reviewed 22 February 2019

    If you really want to go to rainbow mountain this is the best tour to go on. Please though be more prepared than I was for the trek up rainbow mountain. We had Jose as our guide and I've never had a better guide. Does...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank bonokoot
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    14 August 2018|
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    Response from 258suhasn |
    This tour does allow single travelers
    27 June 2018|
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    Response from Lauren V | Reviewed this property |
    We were picked up at 2:30 am at our hotel. It was really prompt- the car was coming down the road just as we stepped out the doorl. We started the hike around 5 or 6 am (it's a long drive to get there), but it ended up being... More
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    • Duration: 10h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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