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Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour- Day Trip


Rainbow Mountain Day tour from Cusco, Perú

With our Rainbow Mountain Peru tour in the Cusco area, you may see the spectacular splendor of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley. This popular tour is intended to provide you with an amazing experience while exploring the breathtaking natural structures.


The journey starts early in the morning and lasts around 10 hours, including transportation to and from your accommodation. Our professional guides will accompany you on the tour, ensuring that you have a safe and pleasurable experience.


Rainbow Mountain, commonly known as Vinicunca, is a natural wonder. Its brilliant hues, which include red, orange, yellow, green, and blue, form a stunning environment that will take your breath away. Rainbow Mountain is located in the Andes at an elevation of about 5,000 meters above sea level, and it takes around 2-3 hours of climbing to reach the summit. While the height and steep terrain might be difficult, the pleasure of experiencing this natural beauty is well worth the effort.


Explore Rainbow Mountain in just one day

Our journey continues to the beautiful Red Valley after we have explored Rainbow Mountain. This location is known for its beautiful red rock formations and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The Red Valley trek is less strenuous, lasting around an hour and enabling you to take in the splendor of this unique terrain.


Our Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley full-day trip not only allows you to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Cusco area but also allows you to exercise and enjoy an exciting hike. It’s crucial to remember that the high altitude might be difficult; therefore, we suggest acclimating for a few days before doing this trip.


Join us on a spectacular excursion via Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley, where you will see nature’s craftsmanship up close. Book your trip today to make lasting memories of this incredible journey. Bring warm clothes, sunscreen, and lots of drinks to remain hydrated during the walk.


Why should you hike Rainbow Mountain with us?

  • We are a responsible and sustainable tour operator. Our mission is to provide exceptional tours, treks, and adventure trips. During our trips, we make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local people and natural environments we visit.
  • We pay fair, livable wages, ensuring we hire and maintain the absolute best guides and support staff. We are proud of our team; without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients
  • You will take your time, and you will enjoy the hike without pressure.
  • Friendly, attentive tour guides with fluent English and ample knowledge of all things concerning Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), Peru
  • Magical Peru Expeditions is the most reliable tour operator. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.

Trip Details for Rainbow Mountain 1-Day Trek

Departures: Every day in the dry season from mid-April to October, we still operate in November. Hikers should expect some rain and snow this month. We do not operate our trips in February and March as the rainfall is very strong, which makes access very difficult, and it’s not possible to see Rainbow Mountain

Tour Location: Rainbow Mountain, known locally as Vinicunca, is located on the road to the Ausangate mountain in the Andes of Peru, about a three-hour drive southeast of Cusco city.

Tour Type: Hiking, trekking, and off-beaten-path adventures through the rugged mountain countryside of Peru to reach the aptly named Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca Mountain.

Physical Grading: Moderate to difficult, depending on the level of physical fitness. This demanding, high-altitude trek to the 7-Color Rainbow Mountain in 1 Day is designed for travelers with little time and good physical resistance. We highly recommend leaving this tour towards the end of your stay in Cusco because your body will have fully adapted to the altitude.

Rainbow Mountain tour

Best Time to Visit: The best time of the year to do a Rainbow Mountain Day trip is during the dry season, from April to August. These months are actually winter in the Andes, so it can feel quite cold, but it usually means there is little to no rain. Clear sunny days and dry trail conditions are perfect for hiking! December through March is the rainy season in the Andes, and hiking to Rainbow Mountain is not recommended. Sustained, heavy rains can make the trail unsafe.

Group Size: We offer every-day departures with a minimum of 2 people. We organize our Rainbow Mountain or 7 Colors Mountain 1-Day Tour as a group or private service trip with private van transfers and professional drivers to enhance the experience by giving you the full attention of our guides and staff.

Walking Time: Exact walking times depend on the relative fitness and speed of everyone in your group. On average, the hike to Vinicunca Pass (the Rainbow Mountain viewpoint) takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Total round-trip walking time (up and back down) is approximately 3 hours.


Discover the bright splendor of Peru’s Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.

Take a full-day excursion in the scenic Cusco area to see the spectacular hues of Rainbow Mountain and the stunning rock formations of Red Valley. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauties while taking a fascinating high-altitude hike. Join us for an unforgettable journey.



Our trip provides a one-of-a-kind chance to discover the enthralling beauty of the Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca Mountains. a new natural attraction in Cusco. This location, also known as Vinicunca or the Neck of Stones, has received worldwide recognition as a “natural treasure unique in the world.” It has comparable heights with the Everest Base Camp, which is located at an incredible altitude of 5,100 meters (16,732.28 feet). This lovely site is around 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco.


The trip begins bright and early, allowing us to make the most of our time. Our staff will take you up from your Cusco hotel at 4:00 a.m. to begin an exciting tour by car. We’ll drive south for about two hours until we reach the district of Cusipata-Paucarpata in the Quispicanchi province, where a delightful breakfast awaits us.

Visit Vinicunka

After a little respite, we will continue for another 20 minutes to the first base control, which is located in the rural settlements of Tintinco and Paucarpata. From there, we’ll travel for around 25 minutes to Chillihuani’s rural settlement, which is home to the second Base Control post. This is the starting point for an exhilarating one-hour and forty-minute climb across Red Valley’s mountain range. This beautiful route leads to the stunning Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca, which is a sight to see. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to see Andean flora and animals like llamas and alpacas.


Our experienced guide will offer a detailed description of Rainbow Mountain’s topography, environment, and hues from the Vinicunca viewpoint. This natural marvel is made up of diverse minerals, resulting in breathtaking geological formations with brilliant tones of red, purple, green, pink, and yellow. We will also be treated to amazing views of the beautiful Ausangate snow-capped peak, which stands at an astonishing 6,385 meters above sea level. Throughout the journey, there will be several chances to take memorable images and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking scenery.


Following the tour, we will return to our starting place by retracing our steps along the same track. Our dependable vehicle will be waiting to take us away for a magnificent Andean lunch before we return to Cusco. We expect to get back to the city at about 4:30 p.m.


What is included in the Rainbow Mountain Tour?

  • Informative briefing prior to the tour.
  • Round-trip transport from Cusco to the starting point of the trek
  • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Assistance throughout the tour.
  • Professional guide in English – Spanish
  • Buffet lunch in Cusipata
  • Buffet breakfast in Cusipata

Not Included for Rainbow Mountain Day trip

  • Horse rental.


Things to bring:

The Rainbow Mountain vacation takes place in Peru’s magnificent Andean highlands and includes extensive trekking and outdoor sports. As a result, it is critical to dress appropriately for both weather and physical effort throughout this journey. Here are some suggestions about what to wear for comfort on the Rainbow Mountain tour:


When doing the Rainbow Mountain trip, it is best to dress in layers since the temperature might fluctuate throughout the day. This allows you to add or remove garments as required to maintain your comfort.


When it comes to pants, choose lightweight, quick-drying ones that allow for plenty of movement, such as hiking pants or leggings. Hiking boots or shoes with strong traction and ankle support are recommended since they are robust and comfortable and can manage harsh terrain.


Remember to bring a hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, and a scarf or buff for extra warmth. A well-fitting backpack is also necessary for carrying necessities like water bottles, food, and additional clothing without stressing your back.


Remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from the harsh sun at high elevations. Bring rain gear or a poncho for protection in the event of rain.


Finally, since there are no food or drink sellers along the path, pack your own snacks and plenty of water for hydration and energy. You’ll be able to completely enjoy your Rainbow Mountain tour experience if you follow these guidelines and dress correctly with comfortable and sturdy clothes and footwear.





Price for the Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru

We provide daily departures. 100% Guaranteed as soon as booked, THE PRICE IS PER PERSON

Group Service:

USD 40.00

Private Service.

We have the best price options per person; just send us an email at info@magicalperuexpeditions.com