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Mt. Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) Tours

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Mt. Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain)
One would think that a rainbow-colored mountain would be fairly easy to spot, but in the case of Mt. Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), set high in the Peruvian Andes, getting a view of the multihued wonder means waking up early to trek through mountains that burst with natural colors, but are thin on air considering they rise over 17,000 feet (5181m). Despite the physical challenges, however, seeing Vinicunca in person is a once-in-a-lifetime visual treat where you’ll likely find yourself gawking in silence and wondering, “how is this real?” With impressively straight and colorful lines, “Rainbow Mountain,” as it’s come to be known, explodes with hues of lavender and red that are caused by minerals in the soil, and looks like something from a coloring book as opposed to an actual Andean peak that few are lucky to see.

Insider's Tip: Be sure to pack clothes for all types of weather, as snow, ice, hail, rain, and searing sun are all possible in the span of a few hours. Also be sure to wear hiking boots, since steep sections of trail can become very slippery if there’s been any rain or snow.

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The best season for trekking near Cuzco is from April through October when it’s a bit colder, but the weather is much drier. To see Rainbow Mountain, you can either choose from a 6-day trek on the remote Ausangate Trail, or do an abbreviated, 1-day trek that departs from Cuzco around 3am and offers a view of Vinicunca on a challenging, but attainable trail. Because of the very high altitude, however, hikers should be in relatively good health and already acclimatized to the altitude.
Address: Cuzco, Peru
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24 Tours and Activities to Experience Mt. Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain)

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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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Travel for a few hours from Cusco through the rugged mountain countryside of Peru to reach the aptly named Rainbow Mountain, striped with colorful mineral deposits and located far off the beaten path. Hike with a guide to the summit for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure, or rent a horse (own expense) for easier access to the same incredible views.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

Cusco 4-Hour Private Tour Including Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo

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Take an intimate look at Cusco’s colonial and Incan legacy during this 4-hour private guided history tour. Marvel at the Spanish architecture and art inside the city’s main cathedral, and check out the ‘Qoricancha,’ a one-time Inca temple that’s now a monastery. You’ll also visit the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Full Day Tour to The Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

Full Day Tour to The Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

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Challenge yourself and get a great payoff on this 16-hour day trip to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca Mountain) from Cusco. This little-known spot in Peru is not only a must-see because of its naturally colorful mountains, but it’s the perfect location to take trip pics. Go on an exciting 3- to 4-hour hike to make your way to where the mountains are. Plus, enjoy breakfast, snacks, lunch, and round-trip transport on this trip.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57

Maras, Moray and Salt Mines Private Tour

Maras, Moray and Salt Mines Private Tour

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Discover two ancient sites in the Sacred Valley on a half-day, private tour from Cusco to Moray and Maras, whose dramatic salt pools have a fascinating history. Traveling by private car ensures personalized service and saves time in transit, so you can experience two Sacred Valley highlights in the morning, then return to Cusco with a whole afternoon for sightseeing.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
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Private tour Sacred Valley plus Moray and salt Mines Full Day including Lunch

Private tour Sacred Valley plus Moray and salt Mines Full Day including Lunch

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Get a comprehensive overview of Peru’s Sacred Valley on this private full-day tour from Cusco. Visit the Valley’s main highlights—Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero—along with the Moray agricultural terraces and Maras salt mines. Listen to informative commentary from your private tour guide about the history behind these ruins and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Urubamba.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.00
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Private Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour

Private Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour

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Explore the unique and colorful Rainbow Mountain on this private full-day tour from Cusco. Take the 3-hour hike and admire the beautiful scenery of the snow-capped mountains, the diverse flora and fauna, and pass some remote villages as you. Learn about why the mountain is so sacred to Peruvians and enjoy delicious home-cooked Peruvian food throughout the day.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Private tour - Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley 1 Day

Private tour - Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley 1 Day

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Winicunca, you only need one day to visit this wonder of nature, located in the mountain range of the Vilcanota, province of Cusipata and department of Cusco, has its highest point at about 5,000 meters, It is unique for its particular coloration, surrounded by mountains, snow peaks, small Andean villages, above all, by an immense picturesque and colorful landscape.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Rainbow Mountain Full-Day ATV Trip

Rainbow Mountain Full-Day ATV Trip

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Nestled high in the Peruvian Andes, Rainbow Mountain—or Mt. Vinicunca—attracts visitors keen to admire its vibrant mineral-rich colorations, but reaching the remote peak by public transport is a challenge. On this full-day tour, spin through Quessiuno to Rainbow Mountain with round-trip travel from central Cusco included, and tackle the mountainous sandstone terrain with your guide. Enjoy panoramic views over the Andean landscapes, with breakfast and lunch included.
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  • 15 hours
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$92.30
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$92.30
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Full Day Private Tour to Humantay Lake from Cusco

Full Day Private Tour to Humantay Lake from Cusco

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Hike to Humantay Lake on a full-day, private trekking tour from Cusco that goes deep into the high Andes Mountains. Round-trip, private transport takes you straight to the remote trailhead, and you’ll enjoy the support of a personal hiking guide as you walk to 13,713 feet (4180 meters) above sea level, where glaciers and two towering mountains loom over Humantay Lake’s bright blue water.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Rainbow Mountain on horseback

Rainbow Mountain on horseback

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Discover the beautiful Rainbow Mountain of Peru on this full-day tour from Cusco. Pass by quaint Peruvian villages, herds of llamas and alpacas, and admire the beautiful mountain scenery during your 6-hour hike. Take in the beautiful views of the Ausangate Mountain before heading back down Rainbow Mountain to enjoy a delicious lunch.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Small-Group Tour: Rainbow Mountains Hiking from Cusco

Small-Group Tour: Rainbow Mountains Hiking from Cusco

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Hike along the Rainbow Mountain, learn about rural Peruvian culture, and make it back to Cusco in time for dinner on this hassle-free day trip to Rainbow Mountain from the city. This small-group tour includes breakfast and lunch and is limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure a more personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Cusco Airport Departure Transfer

Cusco Airport Departure Transfer

This service will provide you safe and guarantee on your way from Cusco city to the Cusco´s airport , our professional drivers will look for you at your hotel to transfer you to the airport at the time you request. According to the number of persons on your group, we will provide an appropriate car or van for your comfort while you go from the Cusco City to the airport .
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.67
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Cusco Airport Arrival Transfer

Cusco Airport Arrival Transfer

This service will provide you safe and guarantee on your way from Cusco´s airport to the city centre, our professional drivers will wait for you on the arrivals area of Cusco´s airport. According to the number of persons on your group, we will provide an appropriate car or van for your comfort while you go from the airport to the Cusco City.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.67
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$9.67
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Rainbow Mountain Hiking Tour from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Hiking Tour from Cusco

Explore the Vinicunca Mountain, otherwise known as Rainbow Mountain, on this full-day trek from Cusco. Follow your guide up the mountain, reaching heights of 5,000 meters, during a 2-hour hike. Pass through villages and pastures filled with grazing alpacas and llamas. Take in the beautiful mountain scenery of the Ausangate range and learn about why this place is so sacred to Peruvians.
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  • 1 day
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$51.29
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Small Group - Full Day Sacred Valley tour in Cusco

Small Group - Full Day Sacred Valley tour in Cusco

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Experience the dramatic landscape, culture, and history of the Sacred Valley on a full-day, small-group tour from Cusco that includes Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo Archeological Park, and Chinchero. You’ll have gorgeous views of the Andes Mountains throughout the day as you explore ancient Inca sites, stroll through the Pisac market, and soak up the unique atmosphere of the Sacred Valley.
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  • 10 hours
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$50.00
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Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain 1 Day, New Route Cusipata

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain 1 Day, New Route Cusipata

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CUSCO / CUSIPATA: We will pick you up at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes on the Cusco-Sicuani highway. We will arrive at "Cusipata River Lodge". Upon arrival you will find: our dining room where you will have breakfast and find hygienic services. After the breakfast at 8:30 am we will continue our trip to take them to the “Rainbow Mountain”via Cusipata for about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the village of Llactoc with a beautiful landscape you can see a lot of wildlife like herds of alpacas.
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  • 1 day
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$211.54
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Montaña de Colores - Rainbow Mountain (Cusco )

Montaña de Colores - Rainbow Mountain (Cusco )

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Visiting this place will give you new experiences.If you do not go to this magnificent place while you are here you must regret then. The mountain of 7 colors in Vinicunca is a representation of landscapes and life in the world because of its amazing natural beauty that it has. And the most important fact, it was cataloged by National Geographic magazine as "One of the 100 destinations that must travel before die" .
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$43.59
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Laguna Humantay Cusco - Perú

Laguna Humantay Cusco - Perú

Humantay, es una montaña revestida de nieve que forma parte de la cordillera de Vilcabamba y da origen a la formación de esta espléndida Laguna de coloración turquesa que es alimentado por los glaciares de la montaña y que es una joya de la naturaleza en la ruta del Apu Salkantay. La visita a este esplendido lugar es totalmente imperdible . Atrévete !
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  • 10 hours
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$52.31
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Group trip to rainbow mountain

Group trip to rainbow mountain

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Surprise yourself with an unparalleled destination: Walk to the Mountain of 7 Colores day. Vinicunca mountain offers a dream landscape having the seven colors of the rainbow stacked one on another. Which multicolored cloak or the reflection of the rainbow on earth, Vinicunca stands to be admired throughout the year. This destination is almost 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) and three hours walk. The sunshine will accompany you during the route and families as llamas or alpacas llamas, sheep, horses and stunning scenery of mountains that will be the protagonists of his photographs.
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  • 12 hours
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$47.50
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Montaña Arcoiris - Vinicunca

Montaña Arcoiris - Vinicunca

The Mountain of the 7 Colors (also known as Vinincunca or Cerro Colorado) is a natural attraction located in Cusco. The slopes and summits of this mountain acquired different colors and shades due to the melting and erosion of a variety of minerals formed millions of years ago. This mountain is located at 5,200 meters above sea level (m.s.n.), approximately 100 kilometers away from the city of Cusco. This magical mountain was on the route that leads to the snowy Ausangate.
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  • 14 hours
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$43.59
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Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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Prepare to be dazzled by a technicolor mountain during this rugged full-day hike to Peru’s ‘Ausangate’ (Rainbow Mountain). Trek for 3 to 4 hours through a vibrant green valley, passing local villagers as you progress. You’ll soon ascend the summit of this multi-colored mountain, before continuing back to down to the trailhead for lunch. Lunch, breakfast, and snacks are included.
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  • 1 day
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$225.65
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Overnight Hiking and Camping Trip to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco, Peru

Overnight Hiking and Camping Trip to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco, Peru

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Beat the crowds at Rainbow Mountain, an unusual Andean peak which features bands of color created by natural mineral deposits, with this overnight hiking and camping trip from Cusco, Peru. Enjoy a short hike to your camping area where staff cook meals and set up camp. Leave early on the trail to Rainbow Mountain and arrive before the day trip crowds to enjoy peaceful views with llamas and alpacas.
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  • 2 days
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$370.80
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Rainbow Mountain - 1 Day

Rainbow Mountain - 1 Day

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There are few places on earth where Mother Nature gives such an awesome display of color. Peru’s Rainbow Mountain (or Vinicunca) offers breathtaking sights of mountains striped maroon, turquoise, mint and sky blue. It is one of those places that photographs just cannot do justice, it really does have to be seen to be believed! Most trips to see the Rainbow Mountains require a challenging multi-day trek. We are delighted to be one of the first companies in the area to offer this brand new itinerary which offers the same beautiful views in a one day trip! The trail to Rainbow Mountain is lined with traditional villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas, and magnificent views of the towering Ausangate Glacier standing at over 6,000m (20,000 ft). Immersed in the amazing beauty and solitude found only in the Andes, this is a spectacular trip for hikers who love a true outdoor adventure, but who have just a short amount of time to spare.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.36
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Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Hiking Tour

Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Hiking Tour

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Experience the ‘hidden world’ of the Andes during this adventurous full-day trek to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain with a small group. Travel past picturesque mountain villages, herds of llamas and alpacas, and the sky-high Ausangate Mountain, eventually arriving at these colorful, multi-hued, mountains. Lunch, snacks, bottled water, and all entrance fees are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.60
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