Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain From Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    4:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a trip to the colorful Rainbow Mountain with this private tour. Experience the beautiful Andean landscape through a hike and enjoy great views of snow-capped mountain peaks. See the way native mountain people live, and of course get up-close to the amazing Rainbow Mountain. Breakfast and lunch are included in this tour.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
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    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, Cusco, Cusco Region

    Find the rainbow in the mountain! This tour will take you through an amazing journey with undiscovered lands of typical Andean views where the culture is still intact. You'll see the snow-capped mountain peaks, Andean animals and the highlight of the tour, the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain.
    You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and be transferred to the restaurant where a solid breakfast is served so you can be ready and have the energy to start the hike. The drive takes around 2.5 hours. Throughout the hike you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain showing its majestic presence in the horizon. You will experience how locals live in the mountains and even have a chance to speak with them. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain, you'll begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The hike from the starting point to the Rainbow Mountain takes around 1.5 hours.
    Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. Once you are back to the starting point of the hike, you will be provided a lunch buffet. At the end of the tour, you'll return to your hotel in Cusco.

    Duration: 11 hours


    Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Cusco

    Private transportation

    Private bilingual tour guide



    Oxygen bottle and first aid kit

    Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain

    Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca



    Horse (rent cost 80 Soles per horse)

    Optional: hike through the Red Valley (10 Soles)

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Not wheelchair accessible

    This tour is not recommended to people with asthma, heart problems or high blood pressure

    Minimum age is 12 years

    What to bring: Water, Clothes for warm, cold and rainy weather, Sun hat & sun block, Personal medication, Camera

    Not recommended for travelers with back problems

    Not recommended for pregnant travelers

    No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

    Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

    This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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    • 06-Feb-2020

      wow what a great trip I went with my adult son we climbed up to rainbow mountain with no horses our guide was jose he was amazing I was struggling towards the top but he was so kind and patient he made sure we made it once in a lifetime experience don't hesitate do it if your lucky enough to get jose you will be in good hands did not hear from tour company before our tour so was a little concerned that our guide would not be there but he was right on time even stopped at atm so my son could get a little cash fantastic

    • 07-Jan-2020

      It is one of the most memorable tour we had been in!

      Rainbow mountain was in one of my wife's bucket list. sadly in the second day after we arrived into cusco, I got Diarrhea. I text to cancel few hours before the tour but it was too late and the driver and guide - Jose did turn up to pick us up. I was then feeling better but not in the best shape.

      Jose suggest to return to pick us up in an hours time and see if we are ok and I could wait in the base for them if I still feel unwell. We took his suggestion and went for it an hour later.

      Jose went to the office and pick up some warm water and thermals bottle from the office. we had lunch at the base and drive up to Rainbow mountain.

      There we ride a horse to almost the top of the mountain. The very last bit of the mountain, Jose encourage us to do it and we finally made it to the top of the mountain. it was amazing there and worth all the effort. Jose was always by our side helping us and encouraging us , and help us to take picture too!

      He is simply amazing ! 1000000% recommend Jose !
      thanks very much!

    • 06-Dec-2019

      HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! My wife and I did this tour with Jose as the guide. We absolutely loved every aspect of this experience and this goes beyond the splendor of the Rainbow Mountain itself. Since this is a private tour, you have the flexibility to start at your preferred time. Before the trip, Brian was great at coordinating on start times, pickup details, pre-trip orientation etc. He helped us feel very prepared. The restaurant where we stopped for breakfast and lunch was also very nice with healthy food options and not at all touristy. Jose was absolutely the best guide we could have asked for. He paced himself as per our needs providing both support and encouragement when we felt tired. He was very caring and we developed a strong connection during the trip. He knew the exact spots to explore and also read the weather very well, which helped us avoid any rains etc. during the hike. All in all, it was amazing trip and all thanks to Jose, Brian and team.

    • 16-Oct-2019

      Best Experience of a Lifetime!
      Thanks to Joselo for an amazing time.
      His knowledge and passion was outstanding. He was the best guide for this experience. He assisted and encouraged my dad to get to the top. Will never forget this experience. Thanks again to Joselo and our driver Orlando. If you choose this trip make sure you ask for Joselo because he’s the man you want to take you to the top of Rainbow Mountain!!

    • 02-Oct-2019

      It is a must. View was awesome and Jose was excellent. He made sure I make it to the top and back in good condition. Get a horse, and make sure you arrive early to get a good pictures.

    • 30-Sep-2019

      Destination is great but service is incomplete! unacceptable food with few choices which is a great mistake to start such a hike at altitude without having enough strength to withstand the right food. The driver was in a hurry. He could have been more patient

    • 26-Aug-2019

      We were excited to visit Rainbow Mountain, but we were worried about how we'd fair hiking at the high altitude. We opted for a private tour so that we could go at our own pace, and the guide, Hernando, made sure that we were comfortable and not over-exerting ourselves, providing us with interesting information when we took breaks. We also arrived early enough that the mountain was not crowded. The food for breakfast and lunch was also delicious with lots of options and much more than we could eat.

    • 05-Aug-2019

      This was a tough hike for us but so worth it. The tour guides picked us up right on time, the food was great, the hike challenging, and the ride comfortable. If rainbow mountain is what you wanna do and you want to take a break from vans full of people, this is the one to get.

    • 09-Jul-2019

      This was a wonderful day trip, but a very hard and long one. You do need to be acclimated to the altitude and it was very cold at the bottom and top of the mountain. But the view was phenomenal. I rode a horse most of the way while my adult daughter hiked. We easily met up at the top for photos. Our guide was very patient and encouraging. We did not feel rushed at all. Stopped for breakfast and lunch at a local restaurant which was delicious. We had great weather for winter but our guide said the mountain was covered in snow 2 weeks ago and you couldn’t see the colors. So check the weather before you hike. Great experience.

    • 03-Jul-2019

      The view is breath taking. Need to be in good shape for the 3-hour hike. Tour leader was very good. The remainders sent by email were a day late.

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