Rainbow Mountain – Vinicunca Full Day
Go on the short 1-day Tour to the Rainbow Mountain and have a day full of adventure enjoying the great view of the famous rainbow mountain of Vinicunca. Imagine yourself contemplating this wonderful and colorful landscape after a short four-hour trek through the Andean mountains. This is a great complement for your Machu Picchu tour, so you can add it to your itinerary easily since we provide guaranteed daily departures.
The height of this mountain is approximately 16 400 feet or 5,000 meters. So, pack all your necessary stuff for this trek and get your camera ready for hundreds of beautiful pictures; the Rainbow Mountain awaits for you!
Short Trek to the Rainbow Mountain
- 03:30 Departure from Cusco and bus ride to Quesiuno
- Starting time of the trek from Quesiuno to the 7 Color Mountain
- Arrival to the Rainbow mountain (Vinicunca)
- Trek back to Quesiuno
- Bus ride back to Cusco
- 19:00 Arrival to Cusco
The wonderful rainbow mountain is a great tour in your hands! Explore the Andean mountains in a funny and amazing hike up to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca). You can go alone, with friends or your family! Enjoy together this experience and conquer this great destination. You can add the Rainbow Mountain to your Machu Picchu tour easily and anytime.
DETAILED ITINERARY – 7-Color Mountain Trek
Our staff will pick you up soon at 3:30 a.m. to go up to the Quesiuno area. The journey to the starting point of the trail takes about 3 hours so you will have some time to go on sleeping in the car and save some energy for the hike. Along the way and as the sunrises, you will appreciate the shapes of the mountains; the trees and all nature come to life again. Once in Quesiuno, we will have our breakfast as our staff set up the stuff for the hike.
At around 7:00 in the morning, we will start the hike (you can get your trekking poles if you think you will need them). During the hike, we will appreciate different kinds of landscapes: high snowcapped mountains, small rivers, low mountains and families of llamas and alpacas. The Sun and the Apu Salcantay snow mountain will be our protectors during the three-hour hike. It is important to wear a hat and try some sunscreen!
TIPS AND RECOMENDATIONS
The Rainbow Mountain Tour includes:
- Professional Tourism Guide in English or Spanish
- All transfers from and to your hotel in Cusco
- Rainbow Mountain Entrance
- Nutritious Breakfast
The Rainbow Mountain Tour DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Additional food.
- Horse Rental.
- Gratuities and no extra expenses.
What to bring to the Rainbow Mountain Tour:
- Bottle of water
- Cap, sun block, sunglasses
- Rain poncho
- Clothes for cold
- Walking sticks
- Extra shoes, rain poncho and overcoat
- Snacks: dried fruits, chocolates, energy bars, etc.