Cerro Colorado Vinicunca

Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, Cusco: Hours, Address, Cerro Colorado Vinicunca Reviews: 4.5/5

Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
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Lyan Doez
United States2 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
I loved this tour, I can say that it is one of my best travel experiences and that it did not seem as commercial a tour as others in Peru. The Bioandean Expeditions agency is very good, they gave us a great service, they came to look for us quite punctually between 3:00 am and 3:30 am, that allowed us to be one of the first groups to climb the mountain, breakfast and lunch were delicious and the price of everything is worth it.
The way to this place is full of incredible views, I did the "short" way, an hour there and an hour and a half back, walking next to a mountain that shone with its different colors and also next to a beautiful snowy I recommend very comfortable clothes, shoes with grip, bring water, something to eat (cereal bar and nuts). On the way up it doesn't feel that cold but at the top it gets really cold and the wind is strong so I suggest wearing a hat and gloves and a good jacket for those who think they need them, the mountain is absolutely beautiful!
Written 16 April 2022
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marson v
2 contributions
Apr. 2022
We went to the mountain of colors with the tour operator (Bioandean Expeditions), they gave us detailed information for our trip 48 hours before the trip, the tour is quite long but the guides make this trip very interesting.
This excursion is great. You have to rent a horse because the ride is strong. But the mountain is beautiful. We left at 3:00 in the morning and the trip took three hours. We had breakfast and immediately went up the mountain. On horseback we did 1.5 hours. It really is important to do it and the mountain will be one of the best views you have to remember. I highly recommend it but with the horse so as not to wear ourselves out so much.
Written 15 April 2022
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Felipe G
Germany9 contributions
Feb. 2022
a regular trip that is worth visiting is totally impressive, with Andean culture that is appreciated, a tip is to take medication for altitude sickness
Written 11 February 2022
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Andrew Brown
New York City, NY3 contributions
Jan. 2022
I was traveling alone to Peru due to a last minute change and Bioandean Expeditions made my trip unique and magical. I felt safe and in good hands the entire time. Joel was my private guide, if you want to learn more about Peru beyond what you read in the books, definitely go with him. He is truly passionate and knowledgeable about his culture and I really appreciate his answers to some of my toughest questions. The entire team at BIOANDEAN EXPEDITIONS made my stay in Cusco and its surroundings incredibly peaceful and did their best to satisfy my needs.
The mountain is impressive, a natural formation, one is admired when it reaches a height of approximately 5000 meters, but the view is great and it is worth the effort, in truth the visit time to Cusco seemed short but it was worth every minute.
Written 3 January 2022
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AdeR
10 contributions
Sep. 2021
The trek is an arduous one because of the altitude, be sure to take some coca leaves.
It humbles you in the hike, you really understand that we all have limits.
The mountain itself is disapearing, it is a direct visual of global warming seeing the grass that is slowly creeping up the sides and the erosion of the mountain. Maybe 10 or 15 years until it disapears because of what we have caused.
I would not go to Peru just for the mountain, but if you are in Cusco, it is more than worth it to take the day to see.
Written 27 September 2021
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Vik K
Ljubljana, Slovenia109 contributions
Jun. 2021
We went on a perfect sunny day - seems most of the days in June are. I would consider hike easy to medium if it weren't for the altitude, which made it harder, especially the last part. If you are are fit and no acclimatized, you could do it in 1,5 hrs to the top (1 hr back), otherwise 2 hrs is realistic assessment. Hike is interesting enough with glaciars on one side and colorful mountains on the other, accompanies by some alpaca heards...

Our taxi driver reached the starting point of the hike in 2,5 hrs from Cusco. We started the hike at 7 am, which I guess saved our day. We were basically alone on the trail (except for a few locals), and same at the viewpoint on the top. It was beautiful, but note that most of pictures you see on the net and somewhat photoshoped...

The top was very cold and windy (3 layers, hats, gloves...) but we were still cold. After about half an hour later, hordes of others hikers started pouring up and we left. If we were among the crowd, the experience would be rather dissapointing. I assume 90% of the tourists were domestic, so I couldn't imagine the scene when also foreigners return to Peru in full scale.

Am I glad we went? Definitely. Would I go again? Probably not.
Written 27 June 2021
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Karen
Roatan, Honduras24 contributions
May 2021
we took horses--at 68 the two hour hike up was more than we could handle--not to mention the altitude--but wow. well worth the effort
Written 13 May 2021
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Maris Z
Sigulda, Latvia396 contributions
Feb. 2020
Everything depends on weather. The mountain is high more than 5k, it climbed up 2 hours, but didn't see almost anything, because the mountain was foggy. In addition, The atmosphere is also ruined by those lazy fat "boars" carried by poor horses up the mountain.
Written 6 March 2020
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Adventurer3960
New York City, NY4 contributions
Jan. 2020
What can one say, you can go. You can take photos. Your Instagram will love you. But was it worth the hours...?
Written 2 March 2020
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Sol L
Tel Aviv, Israel121 contributions
Feb. 2020
traveled there with a guide named Coca. The company name is Coca Tours. A small, intimate group and recreation in the mountain while climbing and learning about the community's lifestyle and the significance of living at an altitude of over 5,000 meters.
It is strongly recommended but be very attentive to the body, make proper preparation and take a professional guide who also channel a medical response.
For those in a bad situation horses can be taken almost to the edge. From there you can see the mountain of colors, but not in the
Written 25 February 2020
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