Rainbow Mountain, originally named "Vinicunca" is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Latin America but also one of the most difficult mountains you can trek here.
Rainbow Mountain is the second most popular tourist destination in the Cusco region after the breathtaking world wonder, Machu Picchu.
FromCusco: Early, around 03:00 am – 3:30 am, we will pick you up from the hotel/hostel in the city of Cusco.
Whenever it is in the center of the city and previous coordination with the Operator.
For places outside these limits, you must coordinate with the Operator the feasibility of your pick-up or meeting point or additional cost.
We do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals, etc.
Rainbow Mountain Travels
Pick Up: Early, around 03:00 am – 3:30 am, we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to make the trip to Qollasuyo, the southern part of the ancient land of the Quechua people (Cusco). This area played a huge role in the history of the Tawantinsuyo (Ancient Incas). The initial transport will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Cusipata: Firstly, we will pass through the District of Cusipata where we will stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. From then we continue onwards with our journey for 1 hour until we reach Fulawasipata.
Ausangate Mountain Range: Here, we will pause for a quick brief on how we will be carry out our journey. We will begin our walk at the foot of the Ausangate mountain range. This will be followed by an ascent of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this journey we will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids (relative of the camel). Upon reaching the red hill, we will have time to soak in and take pictures of the beautiful scenery.
Fulawasipata: Finally, we will continue our journey with a 1-hour descent into the flat terrain and back to where the walk began, Fulawasipata. Here, the driver will be waiting for us to return to the District of CUSIPATA where we can enjoy 1 hour of lunch. Following lunch, we will return to Cusco, arriving at approx. 4:00 p.m.
NOTE 1: If you are staying at a location different than that which you selected as your pickup location, the responsibility is explicitly yours to be at the main entrance of the hotel or hostel selected as your pick up location for the entire duration of the pickup time range on the date of your tour.
RECOMMENDATION: We strongly recommend staying in Cusco for 2 days before the expedition in order to acclimatize. Remember that although the walk is approx. 3 hours if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the journey.
Pick up from your hotel/hostel in Cusco.
Tourist bus transportation during the tour.
Guide in Spanish and English.
1 simple breakfast / 1 simple lunch.
Entrance to the park.
First aid kit.
Emergency oxygen tank.
Saddle horse (if required).
Hike, trekking (included)
Cultural visits (included)
Guided visits (included)
Historical visits (included)
PASSPORT – very important!, Hat to protect from sun or rain, Sunglasses, Protective sun cream, Waterproof jacket or rain poncho, Water bottle, Small backpack, Trekking shoes.
We strongly recommend staying in Cusco for 2 days before the expedition in order to acclimatize. Remember that although the walk is approx. 3 hours if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the journey.
It is recommended to not take part in the trek if over 60 years of age or in poor physical conditions. Due to the high altitude and steep climbing, it can be dangerous for your health. Other tour operators won’t tell you this, so be very careful.
Pickup time depends on traffic. You MUST be ready at 03:00 and wait in reception. If you are not ready the tour will leave without you.
Only for adults (18 year old or older).
The tours described in the itinerary can be offered in Shared Mode.
The tours and activities carried out by this Operator have a low level of risk and difficulty and provide the necessary security.
Any material loss or accident is under the responsibility of the client.
Service is subject to variation without prior notice, due to weather issues (rain, mudslides, overflows, etc.), strikes and / or demonstrations and any otherevent that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
Any cancellation of the service for the indicated reasons, does not apply return.
In this case, the Operator could carry out a contingency plan with an alternative tour.
The Itinerary may vary at the discretion of the operator, always to ensure the safety of the traveler and the best development of the service in its entirety.
If you decide to withdraw before the end of the service, there will be no refund for it.
If you bring or buy snacks during the tours, preferably they are light (dried fruits, cookies and water).
If you do not attend the service day, it will be considered "Done" without any Claims, Delays or Returns.
The seats in the transfer mobility are not reserved, they are taken according to the order of arrival / pick-up.
Politica de Cancelaciones
Cancellations 3 days before the date of the trip: 50% of refund