Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Rous F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I had an absolutely great time with my small group! Thanks to Terra Quechua Peru travel agency, everything was very well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything, food and transport were perfect!

They arrive on time and make the most of the day with super early pick ups, they beat the crowds and this alone makes it a 100% better experience. It is an incredible thing to do, a very tiring ride but when you get to the top it is something that leaves you speechless, my suggestion if you are not sporty is to go up and down on horseback.
It is a beautiful hike, the scenery is incredible and I recommend adding the red mountain because it was even more beautiful than the rainbow mountain.
Written 23 May 2024
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Em
Berlin, Germany105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is a relatively newly discovered site, which was hidden under the perma-ice until quite recently.
As far as I've gathered, there is no way to visit independently, without a guide.
The drive is a bit exhausting, about 3-4 hours from Cusco centre, so the tours would pick you up very early and return you late in the afternoon. Luckily, most tours include both breakfast (which is very early) and lunch (which is late, so consider bringing a snack if you think you'll need it).

The bus will get you fairly close to the site itself, leaving only a short trail and then the way up to the top of the mountain with its stunning 360° view. However, despite the short path, the height makes it a rather strenuous walk. My advice is to leave yourself some time in Cusco to adjust to the altitude before you go on this hike, and perhaps do some easier trekks first.

If you're not in the best shape but still wants to enjoy the view at the top, there is the option to be led up on a horse back, or rent a dirt bike or an ATV.

Due to the height, you will face both the scorching sun and cold winds, so bring comfortable trekking shoes, a hat, enough water, sunscreen and a warm layer. The guides also recommend a rain jacket, as the weather can be unpredictable and turn in a short span.

Note that some tours offer the possibility to continue the treck to the Red Valley. This is at least another 30 min, but seems doable with some time strain.

A word of caution: This might well be the most popular site for instagramers, perhaps even more so than Machu Picchu, so be prepared to stand in line in front of the best photographic spots for the opportunity to snap some photos.
Written 10 May 2024
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Kevin A
Cuyahoga Falls, OH136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
After hiking the Inca Trail, went on tour while staying in Cusco in 2019; can't remember the company. Picked up early am. Once parked we were given that short speech of what to expect. Hiking in altitude always an adventure, but after the Inca Trail this was second nature. Great views. Main plateau is 16,500 feet according to our guide company. The top of the "general public" crest 17,0010. And yes, the colors are there; though some pics you see on ads have been touched up.
Written 13 March 2024
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joe memville b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
I did the tour to the mountain of colours with Terra Quechua Peru, they gave us a first class service, they picked us up early as we agreed, then our guide gave us the introduction of the whole tour, after a 2 hour drive we arrived at a nice restaurant where we had a consistent breakfast, after 1 hour drive we arrived at the point of the hike to the mountain the day was sunny the landscapes beautiful, the nature is imposing, as the colours rise over the snowy mountains and as the red valley prowls around.
Finally we came back and had a nice lunch and returned to the city of Cusco, all in peace, I recommend this excursion of course with the agency Terra Quechua Peru.
Written 4 July 2023
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Atis B
Kharagpur, India1,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
The approaching road is little bit harder and there is shortness of breath. But once we get there the breathtaking view make us forget everything. We were overwhelmed when we came at the top of vinicunca.
Written 3 February 2023
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Kub Unions
Illinois4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience! Walk slow because of altitude is high and oxygen feels thinner. But keep going because the view is totally worth it!
Written 31 January 2023
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McGrath
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We did the rainbow mountain, with terra quechua peru, and we want to thank and recommend them for their excellent service, seriousness, punctuality, quality of service, excellent guide, the breakfast and lunch were very good and the driver and punctuality were good.
This hike is a bit more challenging than most others in the region due to the altitude. Don't underestimate it and be sure to acclimatize before you start. We really enjoyed having a very professional guide, who showed us some places that were not on the official trail. The scenery is really beautiful and it is an experience I will never forget.!
Written 10 January 2023
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Giacomo Barry
New York City, NY2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The hill of colors or mountain of Vinicunca is in Canchis (Cusco) this place will fill you with incredible energy and all the way you will see spectacular landscapes.
Written 30 August 2022
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Gerald
United States1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It is an incredible experience. I highly recommend doing the tour whether it is with snow or with rain or with hail. The landscape is phenomenal, very beautiful.
Written 15 August 2022
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Felipe G
Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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