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Tour to rainbow mountain – vinicunca - full day
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Tour to the Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca

Full Day in Cusco

ID: ES090
  • Description

    THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN or better known by locals as: CERRO COLORADO CUSCO, located south of the city of Cusco - only in our region and one in Peru, shows us an impressive scenic beauty, is a geological formation through different minerals shows different hue of colors in this mountain

    Also called the Seven Colored Mountain, this area is little explored and poorly understood. This walk will please all discerning taste of nature by visitors, taking fond memories of unique panoramas of High Mountain, where we can also appreciate the camelids in their natural habitat.

    The inhabitants of this area still maintain customs and traditions since time old. Making the Rainbow Mountain a very cultural site to learn a lot and go back to home with very pleasant memories.

    Visit the Rainbow Mountain is really worth it and our company feels proud to offer such natural beauty to visitors.

  • Itinerary
    04:00 a 05:00 hrs Pick up from hotels located in Cusco
    05:30 hrs. Departure from Cusco
    06:55 hrs. Arrival
    07:00 hrs. Breakfast on Anchipacha
    07:40 hrs. Departure to Quesyuno
    08:05 hrs. Arrival to Quesyuno
    09:30 hrs. Trekking uphill of 3h approximately
    10:45 hrs. Arrival to mountain rainbow and explanation through our guide. Free time
    11:30 hrs. Return to the initial point (2h approximately).
    14:00 hrs Return by car to the town of Anchipacha
    14:30 hrs. Lunch
    15:30 hrs. Return to Cusco
    18:30 a 19:00 hrs. Arrival to Cusco, drop off in Plaza Regocijo

    First Day. - CUSCO - VINICUNCA – CUSCO

    We leave Cusco early in the morning and will travel by bus for 3 hours and a half. Adapting to the altitude during the trip and walking through the Vilcanota Valley, we will see small towns. When we got to the starting point of our hike (Qhechuyno), we have a rise of 3 hours appreciating the landscape and the homes of the inhabitants of the Andes. Likewise, also camelids in their natural habitat; thus reaching our goal the "Cerro Colorado" - after a certain time we will descend for 2 hours approximate until we reach our starting point where we expect a delicious lunch in the area and then return by bus.

  • Include


    • Shared Transportation round-trip
    • 1 breakfast - 1 lunch
    • Briefing prior to trek
    • Entrance fees to Vinicunca.
    • Pick up from your hotel in the morning
    • Transportation from Cusco to the starting point of the trek by private car.
    • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
    • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food). (Please tell your guide / cook during the trek if you have preference for certain types of dishes). If salads are served, they are washed in boiled water.


    • Last dinner
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Extra drinks.
    • Transfer back to your hotel (all passengers are dropped off in Plaza Regocijo or around)
    • Emergency horse, which can be mounted if you feel sick or goes a little slower. (S/90 Soles -one way)
  • Information


    Physical condition:

    To go to CERRO COLORADO, you must be in good physical condition, and we recommend a preliminary stage of acclimatization of 2 days for your body to better fit during the walk, as we will be on a path of altitudes above 4000 meters. For which we recommend drinking plenty of hot mate with infusions of meant and coca which will help a lot in the process of acclimatization.

    Attitude and distance information:

    What to bring with you:

    • Distance 10 km. Hiking time about 5-6 hour
    • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 5250 masl
    • MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 3850 masl
    • A light backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a wide range of changes in temperature.
    • Rain gear (jacket and pants if you have them available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for about $ 1.
    • Sturdy shoes, waterproof boots for trekking is advised. Extra socks are a must.
    • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and hat
    • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
    • Hat or cap to protect from sun, rain and cold.
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
    • Toilet paper
    • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruit, granola, etc.
    • We suggest you bring water sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams.
    • Your own medical kit with any special medications you might need, Sorojchi PILLS, blisters protection, etc.
    • Small towel.
    • Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
    • Walking sticks or trekking poles
    • Binoculars (if available)
  • Map

Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley Full Day

Exclusive tour – Off the beaten track

ID: ES091
  • Description

    This tour is only for people who love trekking and tough challenges, since, in addition MOUNTAIN RAINBOW or CERRO COLORADO Cusco. You will visit the unique and not too touristy RED VALLEY an alternative to continue with beautiful panoramas of red, have a little fun when down and a walk through the valley accompanied by a river and animals from the area.

    You will be able to find this route out of the common and will avoid the crowd of tourists who visit every day the Vinicunca. This hike is tougher than the normal Vinicunca tour, however, it will please any discerning tastes of nature by our visitors, taking away pleasant memories of unique high mountain panoramas.

  • Itinerary


    04:00 a 05:00 hrs Pick up from hotels in Cusco (according to your hotel, we will provide you a better time)
    05:30 hrs. Departure from Cusco
    07:10 hrs. Breakfast in Japura
    08:00 hrs. Departure to Kairawiri
    08:35 hrs. Departure to Vinicunca (start of the Trek)
    10:25 hrs. Arrival to Vinicunca and explanation by the guide and free time
    10:40 hrs. Arrival to Vinicunca viewpoint
    11:00 hrs. Descent down the red vally at a brisk pace
    14:00 hrs Arrival to Japura and lunch
    15:00 hrs. Return to Cusco
    18:00 a 18:30 hrs. Arrival to Cusco, end of the tour in Plaza Regocijo


    We leave Cusco very early in the morning and we will make a trip in bus of 3 hours approx. Adapting us to the altitude during the trip and crossing through the Valley of Vilcanota small towns and a very distant Inca site. In the village of Japura we have a buffet breakfast and continue a 20 - minute trip to reach Kairawiri, from where we will start the walk for 2 hours and 30 minutes appreciating the landscape and the houses of the inhabitants of the Andes, as well Same as South American camelids in their natural habitat; so we reaching our goal the "Cerro Colorado or VINICUNCA" - after a certain time we head to the Red Valley to begin the descent for 3 hours, on the way we will stop to take some water. From this point we will hike fast Until arriving at the village of Japura where you will be waiting for us a delicious buffet lunch and our car to return to the city of Cusco, the return lasts 3 hours and we will finish the trip in the Place Regocijo.

  • Include


    • Pick up at your hotel
    • Round trip shared transportation
    • 1 breakfast
    • 1 lunch
    • Ticket to Vinicunca.
    • Professional bilingual English / Spanish guide
    • First aid kit
    • Oxygen bottle in case of emergency
    • Vegetarian options / special diet (communicate in advance)


    • Dinner
    • Tips.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Extra drinks.
    • Transfer to hotels in Cusco (they will be left in Plaza Regocijo or surroundings)
    • Horse (in case you can not do the hike to Vinicunca), you must pay the mule driver S / 90 Soles per person.
  • Information

    Attitude and distance information:

    Distance traveled: 10 km. Walking time 5 hours in total


    To go to CERRO COLORADO and Valle Rojo, you must count in good physical condition and experience in trekking, since the way of descent by this valley is at a fast pace and the total trek lasts approximately 5 hours. Tour recommended for people with trekking experience.

    You can lighten your step, taking a Horse (S/90 Soles pp), from the beginning of the walk to the Vinicunca mountain; However, from Vinicunca to the Red Valley there are no horses available, so you will have to walk 3h during this journey.

    What to bring with you

    • Maximum Altitude: 5250 Msnm
    • Minimum Altitude: 3850 Msnm
    • A light backpack with a change of clothing for the entire trek - be prepared for a wide range of temperature changes.
    • Rainwear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for about $ 1.
    • Heavy-duty footwear, we recommend waterproof trekking boots. Extra socks can not be missing.
    • Warm clothing, including jacket, polar liners, gloves, scarf and hat chullo. The temperature drops to below 0 ° C.
    • Camera, rolls and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly under cold conditions).
    • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain and cold.
    • Sun block and sunglasses.
    • Cream for face and body.
    • Toilet paper
    • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc.
    • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and morning water.
    • We suggest you bring pills to sterilize the water in case you collect water from the streams.
    • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need, SOROJCHI PILLS, ampoule protection, etc.
    • Small towel.
    • Cash - enough for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
    • Walking sticks or sticks
    • Binoculars (if equipped)
  • Map

Private tour to the rainbow mountain - Vinicunca full day

Enjoy the private tour to the rainbow mountain

ID: ES183
  • Description

    Our private tour to the "Mountain Colors", will take you to know Vinicunca, where the "Ausangate" mountain in the Andes of Peru is also located, get to know this wonderful mountain with us. Explore the amazing landscapes of the Andes of Peru for a whole day. Visit the millenary villages of the great Quechua culture. See hundreds of South American camelids grazing in their natural habitat. Connect your senses with nature and with the Apus (spirits of the mountains). And delight your eyes with the capricious and incredible natural coloration of the Rainbow Mountain that will leave you more than surprised. The enigmatic and colors of Vinicunca await you. What are you waiting for? Book our tour to the mountain of seven colors in private service and live an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy!

  • Itinerary
    • 05:00 hrs Pick up from the hotel in Cusco
    • 05:30 hrs Departure from Cusco.
    • 06:55 hrs Arrival to Anchipacha
    • 07:00 hrs Breakfast in Anchipacha
    • 07:40 hrs Departure to Quesayuno
    • 08:05 hrs Arrival at the Quesayuno.
    • 09:30 hrs Start of the walk for approximately 3 hours
    • 10:45 hrs Arrival to Vinicunca and explanation by the guide and free time.
    • 11:30 hrs Return to the start of the Quesyuno trek (walk approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes).
    • 14:00 hrs Return in mobility to the town of Anchipacha
    • 14:30 hrs. Arrival to Anchipacha and lunch
    • 15:30 hrs. Return to Cusco.
    • 18:30 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. Arrival in Cusco.
  • Include
    • Transfer in private tourist service (Cusco-Anchipacha-Cusco)
    • Specialized guide
    • 1 buffet breakfast and 1 buffet lunch.
    • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain
    • Feeding not indicated in the program.
    • Additional expenses due to weather problems.
    • Extra charges of the passenger during his round trip, or during the trek to the mountain of colors.
    • Accessories for the TREK.
    • Rain ponchos or trekking poles.
    • Horse to ride during the trek
  • Recomendations

    Travel Recommendations:

    • Passport or Personal Identity Documents, mandatory.
    • Extra cash money for your personal expenses.
    • Waterproof and suitable for high-altitude trekking: long pants, shirts or long-sleeved polo shirts, warm gloves, wide-brimmed hat and a good trekking shoe.
    • Sunblock, sunglasses and waist kangaroo.
    • Personal medications prescribed by your doctor (if necessary).
    • Camera and / or video camera with extra battery.
    • Rain poncho in times of rain.


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Melody Basinger
Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Adrian was superlative. He made a good vacation he best. I cannot imagine a better informed ans personable guide. what can I say about vinicunca? wonderful scenery actually looks like a rainbow.

Shelly Lemons
Ottawa, Ontario, Canadá

I had the time of my life in vinicunca and Cusco, I tour often all over the world, and this particular tour was so professionally organized and run like a well oiled clock by Hugo!! Edwin made us see vinicunca through his eyes and made sure we saw the most amazing rainbow scenery, meet the loveliest people of Cusco and taste the cuisine, which was awesome. Truly Incredible, wonderful vinicunca!! I will return and see more of Peru.

Rey Tansey
Boston, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos

Thanks for organizing the amazing trip, we had a great time. The guide was nice and always tried to meet our wishes. The driver was very experienced and always stopped at scenic. Thanks to Incalake for arranging our Trip.

Arianna Toms
Perth, Australia Occidental, Australia

Our tour guide, Edwin, went above and beyond expecations. He was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful as a guide. He helped create a wonderful experience for all of us, especially for our first time in Vinicunca where there are mountains like rainbow.

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