Rainbow Mountain Tour


The Mountain of 7 Colors, also known as Vinicunca Mountain or Rainbow Mountain, is an attraction located in the Andes Mountains in Peru. It is renowned for its stunning colors ranging from red, green, yellow, and purple, making it a popular tourist destination. Situated at over 4800 meters above sea level, it is located between the districts of Pitumarca and Cusipata. To reach there, approximately 3 hours of bus travel are required. We will take your there with our expert guides on the Rainbow Mountain Tour!


4:00 am to 5:30 pm

Meeting Point (Main Square)

We can arrange pick-up from your accommodation as long as it is in the historic center of the city. Alternatively, you can opt to meet your guide at the Cusco Main Square.



Hiking, adventure and landscape tour.

Full day

Start Time: 4:00 am End Time: 5:30 pm (approx.)

Duration: Full day 13.5 h. aprox.

Rainbow Mountain Tour Route

1st - 04:00 am Pick-Up from Your Lodgings

We will pick you up from the establishment where you are staying as long as it is located in the historic center.

2nd - 04:10 am Transfer from Cusco to Cusipata

We will travel towards Cusipata, approximately 2.5 hours, where we will have a buffet breakfast.

3rd - 06:30 am Arrival in Cusipata for Breakfast

We will have a breakfast with plenty of options (vegetarian and vegan options available).

4th - 08:00 am Arrival in Village of Chilliwani (Llaqto Cancha) where the hike will begin (4600 meters above sea level).

From the village of Chilliwani, we will begin our hike towards the mountain (approximately 1 hour and a half), ascending to an altitude of approximately 5000 meters above sea level.

5th - 9:30 am (approx.) Arrival at Rainbow Mountain

We will visit the mountain and capture the best photographic views, with the option to climb to the viewpoint (over 5000 meters above sea level).

6th - Return to Llaqto and Cusipata

We will return by the same trail (approximately one hour downhill), then we will take our transportation to return to the town of Cusipata.

7th - Lunch in Cusipata (optional)

We will enjoy a buffet lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available) in the town of Cusipata.

8th - 3:00 PM (approx.) Return to Cusco from Cusipata

We will return to Cusco in an approximate 2-hour journey, concluding at your hotel.

9th - 05:30 pm Return to Lodgings in Cusco

What's Included in the Rainbow Mountain Tour

Bilingual Guides: Take advantage of the expertise of bilingual guides who will offer you more than just a basic tour.

Quality Transportation: Enjoy a worry-free journey to each point on the itinerary. Our well-maintained vehicles ensure a comfortable trip.

Buffet Breakfast: This buffet breakfast will provide hikers with a balanced combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and essential nutrients.

Buffet Lunch: An opportunity for visitors to indulge in rich Peruvian cuisine and recharge after the hike.

Oxygen Tank, Trekking Poles, First Aid Kit.

Not Included

Entrance Ticket to the Mountain (25 soles for foreigners) (15 soles for Peruvians)

Horse (Alternative Transportation): Horses are offered as a transportation option for visitors who prefer not to walk the entire distance to the top of the mountain.

Tips: Tips for your guide

Extras: Additional services not included in the package

What To Bring

Personal Documents: such as passport and identification. Also, make sure to have the necessary tickets or vouchers for the tour.

Money for All Occasions: (Preferably local currency): Carry enough cash for entrance fees, snacks, and souvenirs. We want you to enjoy without worries, so have everything you need!

Camera, Light Clothing, Sunscreen, Lightweight or Trekking Shoes, Sunglasses, Rain Poncho (September/April)

Price of Rainbow Mountain Tour

$ 30

per person

What is required for the Rainbow Mountain Tour

Mountain Entrance Ticket

(25 soles foreigner) (15 soles Peruvian)


To make a reservation for this tour is very simple: We recommend filling out the form, and as soon as possible, a member of our team will contact you to finalize the reservation.

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Rainbow Mountain Tour

    What is the Rainbow Mountain Tour?

    The Rainbow Mountain Tour, also known as Vinicunca or Mountain of 7 Colors, is a popular tourist experience in the Cusco region of Peru. This mountain has gained fame for its stunning colors, ranging from red to green and purple, creating a unique and visually striking landscape.

    Does travel insurance cover this tour?

    Coverage of travel insurance for the Rainbow Mountain Tour (Vinicunca) may vary depending on the policy and insurance company. It is crucial to carefully review the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that it covers all eventualities and activities you plan to undertake during your trip, including trekking at high altitudes.

    Is it necessary to be in good physical shape to take the Rainbow Mountain Tour?

    Yes, it is advisable to be in good physical condition to undertake the Rainbow Mountain Tour (Vinicunca). The trek involves hiking at high altitudes, and the terrain can be challenging at times. Being in good shape will help you better acclimate to the altitude and enjoy the experience. If you have any health concerns or pre-existing conditions, it’s recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.

    Can I reschedule or cancel my reservation?

    The ability to reschedule or cancel a tour to the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) will depend on various factors, including the policy of the travel agency or tour operator with whom you have booked the tour.

    What happens if there is bad weather on the day I scheduled my tour?

    The weather in the region of the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) can be variable, and it’s important to be prepared for various weather conditions when planning your visit. If there is bad weather on the day of the tour, different actions may be taken according to the policies of the travel agency or tour operator.

    What does the Rainbow Mountain Tour include?

    The specific details of what is included in a tour to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) can vary depending on the travel agency or tour operator you choose.

    How long does this tour last?

    The duration of the Rainbow Mountain Tour can vary depending on the tour operator and the specific route you choose, but it usually lasts approximately 13.5 hours, covering a full day.

    How much does the Rainbow Mountain Tour cost?

    The price of the tour is approximately $30, but it may vary depending on the agency you choose.

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