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Be ready for super-early pickup at your Cusco hotel; be thankful that a guide is taking care of the directions and driving in the predawn dark. Relax or catch a nap on the trip to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead, which takes around three hours. 

Arrive at the trailhead and fuel up with a light breakfast and then hit the trail for a fairly strenuous 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) hike that reaches an altitude of 16,500 feet (5,029 meters). After the approximately 4-hour hike, arrive at the summit for panoramic views of the mountain's striated colors and surrounding scenery. 

Descend the mountain at a more leisurely pace, learning about the local flora and fauna from your guide as you travel and stopping at a glacial lake for lunch. Once you reach your starting point, climb back in the tour vehicle and rest your legs on the way back to Cusco for drop-off.
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Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
Rainbow Mountain Cusco
CrossoverPeru Tour Operator
Let a guide take care of navigation and safety concerns on this hike around Peru's Rainbow Mountain. With round-trip transportation from Cusco provided, all you have to do is focus on the rainbow-striped scenery and snap great photos as you hike. Learn about the factors that formed this unusual geological phenomenon, as well as the flora and fauna of the area, through guided commentary.
  • Guided trek up Rainbow Mountain with all navigation provided by an expert
  • Trekking poles included to help you up the strenuous trail
  • Breakfast and lunch provided; no need to pack food
  • Round-trip transportation from Cusco so hikers can rest
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Reviewed 6 days ago
3 Tours during my trip to Peru all with Crossover!

I did 3 tours with Crossover during my trip to Peru and every single one was excellent. They had great communication with English-speaking tourists, great food for the full day hike that include breakfast and lunch, safe and comfortable transportation via small bus/large vans, and...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Support & Guidance You'll have climbing Rainbow Mountain!

This was my first time legitimately hiking and this was quite a feat. I couldn't have gotten up this mountain without the support of Daniel & Kevin from Crossover Peru. They were encouraging and guiding our group every stretch of the way. Much of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rainbow Mountain Day Hike

I spent the day with Crossover Peru hiking up the Rainbow Mountain. Daniel was our guide and he was great! Every little detail was taken care of- from blankets in the van, to breakfast, and to lunch. The Rainbow Mountain hike is an arduous task....More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience hiking Rainbow Mountain with Crossover Peru!

I will remember hiking Rainbow Mountain forever! Definitely a "must do" in Peru! Our guides, Daniel and Kevin, were excellent. They made the experience so much fun and were so supportive of non-experienced hikers in the group. One of the highlights of my trip to...More

Thank laurenebuckingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Breath-Taking Experience - 5 Stars!!

I hiked Rainbow Mountain with two Crossover Peru guides, Juan Carlos and Kevin, and it was such an amazing experience! The hike itself was gorgeous - snowy mountains on one side and the colorful rainbow mountain on the other. I consider myself fairly active and...More

Thank Alyssa G
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Yes I chose the option to ride the horse up and then walk back down. Just so you know this is a long and quite challenging excursion. Juan Carlos picked us up at 230am for our trip. We drove 2 hours and then stopped for... More
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