Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain (All Day)

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  • Group Tour1 to 18 people - Price per person: $35Start Time: 04:45Available: 18 seats
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Departure & Return Location

Hotel - Plaza San Francisco


04:45 am to 17:30 pm
Tour Details

Rainbow Mountain is one of the most impressive geological formations in the Andes mountain range. It has been recommended by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places to visit in your lifetime. This place is also known as the 7-color mountain and has been considered a sacred mountain for spiritual retreats since ancient times. Here, you can feel the energy of the Apus (the spirits of the mountains) and rejuvenate yourself with positive energies. The maximum height of Rainbow Mountain is 5,100 meters.


According to various studies conducted at the site, the multicolored tones are a result of different minerals that cover the area in layers: red clay and mud (pink), clay (red), sandstone (white), marl (lavender), clay and copper rust (green), and limonites (brown yellow). These natural substances began to form 65 million years ago when water and rain covered the slopes and summits. Over time, the extreme weather conditions melted the snow, revealing what is now one of the most significant tourist attractions in Cusco.

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Professional bi-lingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Trekking Poles

Price Excludes

  • Horse (70 soles rental fee)
  • Entrance fee for Peruvians 20.00 soles
  • Entrance fee for foreigners 30.00 soles
  • Beverages
  • Dinner

Things To Carry

  • Camera
  • Sweater for the cold
  • Sportswear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Gloves
  • 1 liter of water
  • Extra money
  • Standard Backpack

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Trek

Our journey begins with a morning pick-up from your hotel between 4:35 and 4:45 am. We will then head towards the town of Pitumarca, which will take approximately two hours. There, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Continuing our trip, we will pass through beautiful valleys, small canyons, and impressive pre-Inca terraces until we reach the community of CHILLIHUANI. From there, we will be treated to an impressive view of Apu Ausangate. After a briefing from our guide, we will start our hike, which will be gradual and last around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Along the way, we will encounter various South American camelids, such as alpacas and llamas, as well as birds, lagoons, valleys, streams, and snow-capped peaks, until we finally reach Rainbow Mountain or ‘Montaña Siete Colores’ (‘Mountain of Seven Colors’).

This place is truly unique and magical, formed by nature’s whims. After enjoying a serene moment in contact with nature for about 40 to 50 minutes, we will begin our return to the town of CUSIPATA, where we will have lunch. Finally, we will head back to the city of Cusco.

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Ludymila N

Couple Traveller

I took all the tours in Cusco and Lima with Tayra Tours. The service was exceptional! Very organized, helpful, very clear with information and answered all the questions I had (which were not few!). The agency has people who are studying Portuguese and make a point of speaking to us in our language, which I found to be a differentiator in the service. The guides are all very passionate about the tours, ready to answer questions and very fun too. It was a very pleasant few days in Peru and that was thanks to the agency! Thank you for the excellent work.(TripAdvisor)


February 7, 2024

The Patel Family

Family Traveller

Did the Rainbow Mountain tour with Tayra Tours. They were organized, punctual, and the guide was excellent.

The view is unbeatable. We appreciated the extra care from the Tayra team, ensuring our family was comfortable and safe throughout. Highly recommend for families looking for a unique adventure.

September 30, 2023

Emily & Daniel H.

Couple Traveller

Rainbow Mountain was an unforgettable experience! The vibrant colors were even more impressive in person. Tayra Tours made the entire trip very smooth – from booking to the actual hike. The transportation was comfortable, the lunch delicious, and the guides were incredibly knowledgeable about the local culture and history. We even had the chance to interact with some adorable alpacas along the way! Thank you, Tayra Tours, for making this a memorable adventure.

July 13, 2023


Couple Traveller

Everything was fine, the van picked us up at the hotel and we left for a good breakfast. The guide gave us a lot of information and we managed to climb the mountain. Tayra Tours always supported us and we had no problems! Totally recommended! (TripAdvisor)


July 5, 2023

Emma Langley

Family Traveller

Amazing trip with Tayra Tours to Rainbow Mountain. The colors are even better in person. Great guide, super knowledgeable. Definitely a tough hike, but so worth it!

March 15, 2023
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