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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

Highlights
  • Mountain guide ensures safety and easy navigation on this ambitious hike 
  • Round-trip transport removes the hassle of driving through the mountainous Peruvian landscape 
  • Travel light, as breakfast and lunch are included 
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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
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Overview
Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, you’ll safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
What to Expect
Head down to your Cusco hotel lobby for early morning pickup at 3:40am. Relax on the tour vehicle for the several-hour journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you’ll enjoy an included breakfast.
As you make the challenging 3-hour climb up the mountain, your guide will provide assistance and point out the local flora and fauna.
At the summit, admire the mountain's colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Snap photos of the Ausangate Glacier and rest for a bit before making your way back down for lunch in Quessiuno.
Relax in the vehicle on the ride back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off in Regocijo Square.
Please note: Tour participants should be acclimated to the altitude and in strong physical condition. For others, horse rides are available for an extra cost.
Reviews (71)
1 - 5 of 61 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing!

Everything was according to plan-schedule. Even when the roads seems dangerous ,driver was great, I felt safe. I highly recommend this company. thanks to all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flavia d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The trek is extremely difficult

This is a tough tour. Starts around 330 A.M. two hours in a bus on winding roads. Breakfast is offered but not a great meal. The trek is one that will likely break you. Even on horse back it’s difficult. The saddles are not fitted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Loralyn K
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Rainbow mountain

Our group stayed in an apartment in Cuzco the address might be a bit confused but the operator had picked up my call all the time event it was 5 am so I was appreciated. The tour guide was good and breakfast and lunch had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Soraya S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Moderately difficult hike but worth the Climb

We booked through trip advisor / viator. The guide was friendly and accommodating. Even if we were the last ones, he waited for us and kept on encouraging us. The hike was extremely difficult due to the altitude. We were lucky as it was a...More

8  Thank pambongukphil
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Poor Experience

My friend and I took the day trip from Cusco with hotel pick up. Rainbow Mountain is beautiful, but difficult (and I am an experienced hiker and endurance runner). Bring adequate water and nutrition as well as hiking equipment for a long, sunny, sandy hike...More

Date of experience: May 2018
15  Thank Mary C
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Jerline B
21 November 2018|
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Response from mrsblizz | Reviewed this property |
In my group there was about 10 people, you ride to the mountain with them and eat meals with them but the hike up the mountain is at your own pace; you can go with others or by yourself. They do not provide oxygen, several... More
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RDC26
10 November 2018|
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They will indeed return you to Cuzco and drop you off at Regocijo Square. You will need to make you way back to your hotel from there. I found the square, looks very central and right next to out hotel, so if you staying... More
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