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Private Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour provided by Rainbow Mountain Cusco

Private Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour

Private Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
14h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    14h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 49313P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport (roundtrip)
  • Hotel Pick up
  • 01 breakfast
  • 01 Lunch
  • Professional guide English - Spanish.
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
Exclusions
  • Horses S/. 90.00
  • Tips
  • Travel and accident insurance
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport (roundtrip)
  • Hotel Pick up
  • 01 breakfast
  • 01 Lunch
  • Professional guide English - Spanish.
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
Exclusions
  • Horses S/. 90.00
  • Tips
  • Travel and accident insurance
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Nov 2021
A note from Private Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour
Van will have only 50% of seats available while the Covid-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Montana de Siete Colores
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rainbow Mountain Cusco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Eliot Barring
New Orleans, LA6 contributions
Feb 2021
We decided to take a private tour, looking online we found the company "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" a local company that operates the tours the this wonderfull place .

Since the first email they were very informative and they told us that we were on the rainy season, then it was a risk to take the tour because of the weather, after a discution with my parner we decided to take the risk and go ahead!.

We are very happy to take this private experience, the weather wasw good, the guide very kind and informative and the van with 9 seats it was only for us, they take care of you and follow the rules against the covid. (I guess on a private tour is easier to follow those rules).

The food was on a local restautant and was delicious!! .. the guide took a extra oxygen tank and there was not to much people on the way.. there were 2 groups of peruvian people .. and our private party.. the guide explained that it is common to have more than 800 people a day on the route but this time was very few.

The hike is quite hard, but if you take your own pase you will conquest this amazing wonder.

Support local companies!! they really need it and they have a very goos service, we really recommend "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" Local tour operator.
Written 10 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JoyceD52
Lima, Peru10 contributions
Oct 2021
It was a wonderful experience. You have to be in very good shape. We first went from Lima to Urubamba, next day we went to Cusco and finally the third day to the Rainbow mountain, to get our bodies ready for the altitude, go gradually increasing the altitude. It is very hard. We did it. You can also take horses that will take you up, and just walk 200 meters. Take good care of the food you eat and prepare yourself. It is a wonderful feeling when you get to the top of the mountain. It is beautiful.
Written 31 October 2021
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k80
Houston161 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
My husband and I reserved a private hike with Exploor to the alternative route to see rainbow mountain. Carlos was our driver and he was super safe driver. In addition, another Carlos was our guide and he was super attentive, patient, sharp, and fun. We stopped in a town known for making bread. PS bathrooms were pretty dirty and bring toilet paper as it limited in the various stops. After 30 minutes we stopped in a town with 3 bridges very old, old, and new and it has an incredible background. Then we headed to a restaurant close by for breakfast eggs, toast, and the bread we purchased, cool coffee, and fresh juice. All with filtered water. Here the bathroom was dirty and no hand soap so bring some. Then we drove another 1.5 hours to the mountain range which took about 1 hour to drive up the mountain range. We saw alpacas and llamas everywhere and my husband got to plant some potatoes the old school way by the driver asking the local to show him. The towns are quaint, you see natives walking, children going to school, in the last 30 minutes you will find the entrance to the mountain range that costs 10 soles per person and you can use the bathroom for 2 soles. These bathrooms were clean. A local baby toddler came to our car and we gave her granola bars which she loved.
Take loose change because it may be an issue. We saw an enormous pack of llamas and alpacas being transferred to the local towns carrying potatoes it was so cool being so close but they get scared and don't let you come close. Once at the top we used the bathroom which you put water in after use for 2 soles one last time just in case, again clean for the location. Got geared up and hiked up. Our guide made the pace to ensure we got accumulated and we started slow and took breaks stopping at different times for pictures and enjoying the site. We had mura tea at the top which is tasted soft and it a relaxing. We hiked up to the remainder approximately 16400 feet played a victory song at the top and celebrated making it and without oxygen or issues. (Although we did have a US prescription for altitude medicine we started 2 days before.) We then headed back which took at 1 hour stopped one last time before driving back to Cusco because we were tired we skipped lunch. Got back to our place at 4pm after driving thru main Cusco which was crazy traffic. Our guide was constantly ensuring that we were comfortable and gave us fun facts on the region. This experience is on my top 5 things I have done and was amazing and I would definitely recommend. Bring gloves, good grip shoes, jacket, light snacks, and hat to protect from the sun.
Written 9 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim B
6 contributions
Mar 2022
Heavy snow night before, should be cancelled. Pick up 4 a.m., three hours to mountain. Van unable to climb mountain. Admission people, tour people all knew this, everyone has phones. No one can predict rain, or fog. But heavy snow fell hours before. Tour substituted roadside Inca ruin (free) and a CHILDREN'S PARK! Seven tourist's entire day wasted, $240 not refunded. My hostal sold me tour refused to tell me name of Tour Agency. Before paying for any tour, ask about refunds if tour can't be completed. Just for laughs.
Written 17 March 2022
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Rubin6
Texas9 contributions
May 2017 • Family
In my opinion, this is a must see. I enjoyed it more than the trek to Machu Pichu that we did on the same trip a few days later. This is like stepping back in time. There are herds of alpacas roaming about because there is a wool collective nearby. You hike in a valley with mountains and a glacier. Rainbow mountain is the destination and it is nice, but the hike to get to it is what counts, and it is worth it. Do not worry about physical conditioning or altitude, you can rent a horse one way or both ways (although they look more like mules).
Buy your tickets in Cusco, we went for $40 per person. Do NOT buy outside Peru. Give it an entire day, it is 3 hrs. by car from Cusco, although the drive itself is quite scenic, albeit unnerving.
Written 6 December 2017
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elyntan
Klang, Malaysia15 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Get the horse ride for those with altitude sickness/low stamina - save some energy for the hike. The horse ride only gets you to the bottom of the hill (easy trail walk for around 1 hour), you will then need to hike for another 30-45min (can be slippery/strong wind/cold) in order to get to the instagrammable view. Horse ride costs 60soles for a trip/90soles return.
The crowd is almost gone by 11am.
Written 12 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

627pw2015
Boston, MA260 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Was prepared to be underwhelmed, but wasn't. Was prepared for relative quiet and personal space, but didn't get that. Overall, this is a truly wonderful thing to see and experience, but the crowds are growing fast, so be here early. The hike can be challenging - the top is at 16,300ft, and far too many people around us didn't know that or didn't care. Saw a lot of people suffering from the altitude, lack of fitness, or both. But we got to the top and ignored the crowds. Oh my! What 360 views. It's not about the selfie in front of the 7 colour rocks, its about views in the distance, the glaciers, the sight of local women trudging along paths in the distance. Ignore the tourist llama-pushers and the self-congratulatory tourists who seem to frame every experience by the number Instagram shots available. Take it in.
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lionclimbers
Victoria, Canada47 contributions
Trexperience was definitely the right choice! Amazing spread of food, excellent English, so friendly
Written 26 December 2019
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Holger435
Dear: lionclimb Thanks so much for your review, To hike the rainbow mountain on a private way is definitly the best you can do to enjoy this magycal place. Will congratulate to our team because of the perfect work with you! Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
Written 15 January 2020
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Laurie M
11 contributions
Oct 2019
I booked the private tour as the small group one was filled through FlashPacker Connect.
My tour guide was amazing (Beker can't say enough nice things about him). I was picked up at my hotel just shortly after 2 AM to start the three-hour drive to the mountain. I was given a blanket and pillow to sleep. When we arrived the sun was just coming up we ate some food and started our trek. We were the first ones to arrive and I would highly recommend booking through this company it is so worth being the first and only one on top of the mountain. The hike is not a difficult climb it is the altitude that will kick your butt. Make sure you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days to climatize. I was lucky and had the perfect day of sunshine and no wind. The views took my breath away and still do when I think about it. There are no words to describe the magnificent beauty of this place. Highly recommend.
Written 25 October 2019
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Laura M
Leon, Nicaragua4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Elevation was a challenge! Hike was beautiful. Would recommend checking weather prior to booking (obviously this can change on a dime) -- we had rain/hail and couldn't see much of Rainbow Mountain at all due to clouds. Still had a great time though!
Written 1 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Rainbow Mountain Cusco
H3459VNjustint
H3459VNjustint
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the mountain is beautiful
After an extensive line of research we decided to book with Bioandean Expeditions for our hike to Laguna Humantay.
sweetly_savage
sweetly_savage
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Spiritual retreat
Words simply cannot tell the truth about this beautiful creation. Everything was worth it to see this beautiful vie
karels989
karels989
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amazing hike, a beautiful part of the country with stunning views!
We did the excursion with Bioandean Expeditions who gave us an excellent service, we had a good guide, and mobility
P8988WXkarls
P8988WXkarls
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Great tour guide and an amazing trip!
Amazing trip to see Rainbow Mountain and the extra trip to see the Red Valley (which was entirely worth it!) I was
freesoulnyc
freesoulnyc
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Organized teamwork
They are very organized and very on time. Overall we had a great experience. The lunch place has a good selection o
B6832IGmarcelac
B6832IGmarcelac
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Excellent!
Incredible place, unequal sight. Our guide Carlos made the experience even greater. Highly recommended
Mihnea P
Mihnea P
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Memorable and Challenging Experience
This was a great tour, well worth the early wake-up. The day starts with a drive to the breakfast spot, a cozy rest
510francesp
510francesp
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Stunning views, but little time to admire them
We went on this tour on our 4th day of being on Cusco. Although we were somewhat acclimated, it still was a very ch
RPWyo
RPWyo
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SCAM
Totally looking forward to this trip. They cancelled on me. I called them and said they canceled but they refunded
caledl684
caledl684
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This excursion is great
The best option to trek to the rainbow mountain is with Bioandean Expeditions, they are punctual with the itinerary
Holly F
Holly F
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Too many people!
This has become a circus. Not for the weak or faint of heart. Too many people, and no safety protocols. Peru touri
Matthew P
Matthew P
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Beautiful mountains and scenery, easy and friendly staff and guides. A full delicious breakfast and lunch.
It was a wonderful experience, one of our best experiences of Peru overall. It was pretty tiring and did have a lev
marielusty
marielusty
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Fantastic tour
Absolutely stunning views, friendly guides and driver - they were very helpful, committed and keen. We would have
Arseny O
Arseny O
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Highly recommended!
Amazing! Very pleasant, interesting and active guide (hey, Carlos!) Outstanding option to start at 7.00 — on the
Magdalena S
Magdalena S
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Must see during your visit in Peru
Although the main mountain was closed, our tour guide - Roxie offered us an alternative and it was still amazing ex
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