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Rainbow Mountain Day Trip from Cusco

If you are pressed for time, but are in good physical shape and want to make the most of your time in Cusco, take on the challenge of doing a day trek to Rainbow Mountain and capture those incredible views.

USD $184.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1 - 3USD $184.00
4 - 5USD $135.00
6 - 7USD $119.00
8 or moreUSD $99.00

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip – Guide, Transportation & Meals

This Rainbow Mountain day trip is a private tour and requires a minimum of 2 people to book. If you are traveling solo or would like to book a group tour instead, please email us at! Travel to the amazing Rainbow Mountain, a multicolored peak set among equally colorful hillsides and boarderd by steep snowcapped peaks. Visit remote villages and share the trail with curious alpacas along the way!


  • Enjoy the astounding Rainbow Mountain Peru, also known as Vinicunca or Yauricunca
  • Take in gorgeous natural scenery, Ausangate and surrounding peaks, turquoise lakes, and grazing alpacas


Full Day – pick up is at 3:30 AM. You will be dropped off back at your hotel in Cusco in the evening.


Early morning 3:30 AM departure from Cusco to the province of Quispicanchis, home to magnificent Ausangate, the Rainbow Mountain of Peru, and countless other natural wonders. Along the way you`ll stop at two beautifully restored colonial churches and scenic lookouts. You’ll arrive at the trek departure point around 08:00am and break for a tasty picnic breakfast before setting out for Vinicunca (the Rainbow Mountain).

The hike begins with a moderate ascent, then continues through gently sloping meadows filled with grazing alpacas and llamas. Ascend through dark red mountains, with views of snowy peaks in the close distance. After 1.5-2 hours, you`ll arrive at Vinicunca pass, directly facing the colorful mountain. Enjoy time to explore on your own, take photos and enjoy incredible views of the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), Ausangate, and multiple other peaks that dominate the area. After a break for lunch, you`ll begin the return hike, arriving at your Cusco hotel in the early evening (around 18:00, depending on traffic).

Rainbow Mountain Day distance: 10 km
Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What’s Included

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional and experienced English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the trek departure point and back
  • All required equipment

What’s Not Included

  • Traveler`s insurance – we highly recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance
  • Discretionary expenses such as gratuities, snacks, alchoholic beverages, etc.

Important Notes

  • Group Size: 2-10 people
  • This tour requires a minimum of two people, if you are traveling solo, email us at and we will see if there is anyone else scheduled for the same date
  • This is a private tour
  • Rainbow Mountain Elevation: Approximately 5,023 m/16,478 ft
  • Do not schedule a flight for the same day as you will likely not make it to the airport in time


Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Cuzco, Perú

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Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Cuzco, Perú -13.870372, -71.302900

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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