Rainbow Mountain

$42.00 1 day

Departure from your hotel between 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Returning time 16 hours


  • Pick-up from your hotel/hostel in the center of Cusco.
  • Drop-off in Regocijo square (close to all hotels/hostels and where ALL operators drop off their passengers)
  • Tourist bus transportation during the tour.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Engish & Spanish)
  • 1 simple breakfast / 1 buffet lunch
  • Entrance to the park
  • First aid kit
  • Blanket


  • Travel insurance
  • Mineral waters
  • Snack
  • Saddle horse (if required)
  • Rain poncho
  • Red Valley 20 soles ($6 approx) per person (optional)
  • Walking stick
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Early, around 03:00 am – 3:30 am, we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to make the trip to Qollasuyo, the southern part of the ancient land of the Quechua people (Cusco). This area played a huge role in the history of the Tawantinsuyo (Ancient Incas). The initial transport will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Firstly, we will pass through the District of CUSIPATA where we will stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. From then we continue onwards with our journey for 1 hour until we reach FULAWASIPATA. Here, we will pause for a quick brief on how we will be carrying out our journey. We will begin our walk at the foot of the Ausangate mountain range. This will be followed by an ascent of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this journey, we will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids (a relative of the camel). Upon reaching the red hill, we will have time to soak in and take pictures of the beautiful scenery.

Finally, we will continue our journey with a 1-hour descent into the flat terrain and back to where the walk began, FULAWASIPATA. Here, the driver will be waiting for us to return to the District of CUSIPATA where we can enjoy 1 hour of lunch. Following lunch, we will return to Cusco, arriving at approx. 3:00 p.m.

NOTE 1: If you are staying at a location different than that which you selected as your pickup location, the responsibility is explicitly yours to be at the main entrance of the hotel or hostel selected as your pick up location for the entire duration of the pickup time range on the date of your tour.

NOTE 2: After Vinicunca, there is an optional additional trek into the Red Valley. The duration of the walk is approximately 30 minutes, and you will also be required to pay an entrance fee to the area of 20 soles ($6 approx).

RECOMMENDATION: We strongly recommend staying in Cusco for 2 days before the expedition in order to acclimatize. Remember that although the walk is approx. 3 hours if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the journey.

Additional information

What to bring

Small backpack
Extra water
Personal medication
Warm layers
Comfortable sneakers or trekking shoes
Sunglasses and a hat
Rain jacket or poncho

How to get to the Rainbown Mountain

Rainbow Mountain is located in Cusco, just 3 hours away from the main city. The best way is to get a tour or trek that includes transportation from and to Cusco city.

Cancellation Policy

CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 5:00 pm the day before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel the day prior to the tour before 5:00 pm (Lima time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

For cancellations or changes to your tour please email freetourperu@gmail.com