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Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

1 Day from $ USD 100.00

Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

43 Reviews | Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | 5 Days from $ 1 900.00
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$ USD 100.00
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Not Included


The Rainbow Mountain Hike in Cusco, also known as Rainbow Mountain and locally known as Cerro Colorado, is an excellent alternative to enjoy the snow-capped peaks. The spectacular colors are due to the amount of minerals produced during the process. this mountain

This Rainbow Mountain tour is located in the Vilcanota mountain range, on the way to the majestic Ausangate Nevado, in the agricultural municipality of Pampachiri, bordering the districts of Pitumarca and Cusipata, in the Cusco region of Peru.

The Rainbow Mountain, also called Vinicunca, is located in the province of Quispicanchis – Cusco and is considered one of the most visited places in Peru.

The Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley circuit is perfect for those who want to discover the spectacular and colorful landscapes that surround Cerro Ausangate and enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the region. During the visit we will be able to admire camelids such as llamas, alpacas and vicuñas.

Discover the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain on this unique tour. An experience you will never forget!

Trip Details

  • Duration: all day
  • Altitude: 5,200 meters
  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Season: all year
  • Duration of the excursion: from 4 to 5 hours.
  • Route length: 7 kilometers on average.
  • Season: from March to November.
  • Maximum altitude: 5,200 m (16,732 ft).
  • Career level: Hard
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Rainbow Mountain Tour Itinerary

In this program we will visit one of the natural attractions of the city of Cusco, “La Montaña Arocoiris”.

We begin with a pick up from your respective hotel between 4:30 am and 4:45 am as we head south for a period of 2 hours until we reach the Cusipata neighborhood where we will have breakfast and rest for a meal.

We will go in our private vehicle for another hour to the bus stop where the road to Rainbow Mountain begins (4 km).

The excursion lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, along the way we will observe the flora and fauna among which we will notice the presence of llamas and alpacas, we will also be able to observe mountains such as Apu Sarinini and Ausangate, the highest mountains in Cuzco. , with an altitude of 6372 m

In Inca mythology, this mountain and the adjacent lagoons, including Sivinacocha, are the cradle of the masculine energy that fecundates the sacred Mother Earth “Pachamama”.

After a while we will reach the top of Mount Arocoiris (hill of the 7 colors) where we will have enough time to enjoy this beautiful place and take pictures.

After a brief explanation by our professional guide, we will return to where we started the walk along the same route to take the transport and go to the Cusipata restaurant where we can enjoy our buffet lunch in a rural restaurant.

After lunch, we will start the trip back to Cusco and around 4:30 pm we will finish this wonderful experience.

Physical Level

1, Easy

What to Bring

  • The use of the mask and visor is very important.
  • Warm clothing (jacket, sweater, hat, scarf, gloves, etc.)
  • Mountain shoes.
  • Backpack for the essentials.
  • rain poncho
  • sunscreen
  • Antibacterial gel.
  • Just extra money.


  • A light backpack with a change of clothes for the whole hike: be prepared for many sudden changes in temperature.
  • Waterproof clothing (jacket and pants if available) or rain ponchos. Plastic ponchos are available in Cusco for approx.
  • Waterproof hiking shoes.
  • Outerwear including jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended.
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries wear out faster in cold weather).
  • Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold.
  • sunscreen
  • After sun cream or moisturizer for face and body.
  • Energy bars, chocolate, fruit, muesli, etc.

Pricing List

What to Bring

  • The use of the mask and visor is very important.
  • Warm clothing (jacket, sweater, hat, scarf, gloves, etc.)
  • Mountain shoes.
  • Backpack for the essentials.
  • rain poncho
  • sunscreen
  • Antibacterial gel.
  • Just extra money.

Travel Guide

Mineralogical composition of the Rainbow Mountain

The extraordinary colors are due to its mineralogical composition, a product of the geological formations that this mountain has and according to the studies carried out, it is known that the colors are due to the presence of:

  • Pink color: is due to red clay, silt (mud) and slate (sand).
  • Cream Color: This is due to the white quartz sandstone.
  • Brown and purple-brown colors: This is due to limestone rich in calcium carbonate and marl.
  • Red color: it is due to the slates (iron) and clays of the Upper Tertiary.
  • Green color: It is obtained by combining phyllites and clays rich in ferromagnesium.
  • Earthy brown color: It is a product of the Fang Glomerate Manganese Quaternary rock.
  • Mustard yellow color: due to the limestone rich in sulphide minerals.

Faqs Rainbow Mountan Tour Full Day

How big is the rainbow mountain?

The Rainbow Mountain culminates at 5,200 meters above sea level. About 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco, Peru, there is a mountain that turns into a rainbow.

Where to eat near Rainbow Mountain?

There are currently no restaurants or shops near this beautiful natural attraction. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you bring food with you on your trip. Like the snacks, drinks or lunches that you prepare when you are in the same place.

What is the weather like on Rainbow Mountain Road?

The climate of the Sierra Vinicunca varies according to the season, but during the year the climate is freezing. Dry days and/or high season (April to October), dry and cold weather, without rain. Rainy season and/or low season (November to March) frequent rains, cloudy days, rainy and cold weather. The temperature falls below 0°C.

What are the best days to go to Rainbow Mountain?

The best time of the year to visit Seven Color Mountain is from April to October or during the dry season.

Can we go to Rainbow Mountain with children?

In general, if you can do the walk with children from 9 years old, since the route is not complicated; In the case of older people, we advise you to contact us so that we can adapt the visit to your needs.

How can I rent horses in the Rainbow Mountain?

Horse rental in the Montagne des 7 Couleurs is a local service that the locals offer you during your excursion. It is a good option for those who are not in good physical condition and need help climbing. We recommend that you rent the horse from the beginning of the trek because the cost does not change much if you take the horse 1 hour later. It is important to be careful with pets and follow the owner’s instructions to avoid accidents.

Is it better to visit Palccoyo or Rainbow Mountain?

The Rainbow Mountain is the second most popular tourist destination in Peru and a must-see. However, it requires a moderate walk to reach its peak, so some people with children or climbers may not feel comfortable for 2 hours. If so, the best way to see these types of peaks and the contrast of colors is to visit Torre Palccoyo.

Where is the mountain with the 7 colors of the mountain?

About 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco, Peru, there is a mountain that turns into a rainbow. It is the Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Rainbow. The mountain is located in the Cordillera del Vilcanota at 5,200 meters above sea level in the district of Pitumarca

Mario Ordoñes Quispe Salvida

In Cusco, I am your travel specialist, with more than 10 years of experience organizing adventure trips.

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