PALCOYO Mountain Tour


The Palcoyo Mountain Tour in the Cusco region of Peru is a unique experience that will allow you to explore one of its most impressive natural formations. Palcoyo Mountain is known for its diverse colors, ranging from intense red to green and yellow, making it a true natural spectacle. Palcoyo has up to 3 colored mountains, unlike Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain). In Palcoyo, there is no need for trekking or hiking, as transportation reaches the mountain directly.


4:30 am to 5:00 pm

Meeting Point (Main Square)

We can arrange pick-up from your accommodations, provided you are located in the historic center of the city. Alternatively, you can opt to meet your guide in the Cusco Main Square.




Walking, adventure and landscape tour.

Full day

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

Duration: Full day 13.5 h. aprox.


1st - 4:30 am Pickup from your accomodation

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

2nd - 6:00 am Arrival in the town of Cusipata

Arrival in the town of Cusipata, where a typical Andean breakfast will be served.

3rd - 7:30 a.m. 1-hour journey to the Palcoyo community

Continuing the journey to the starting point of the hike, the picturesque community of Palcoyo.

4th - 8:30 am Hike to the top of the mountain

Upon reaching Palcoyo Mountain, you will begin a moderate hike to the summit. The hike takes around 30 to 60 minutes, during which you can observe picturesque mountains, explore a famous stone forest, and have a panoramic view of Mount Ausangate, etc.

5th - 9:30 am Enjoy the view!

Once you reach the summit of the mountain, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the different colors of Palcoyo Mountain. You can take photos and soak in the view for some time before returning to the starting point.

6th - 12:00 pm Return to the town of Cusipata

After visiting the colored mountain, we’ll visit the picturesque town of Cusipata, where you can learn about local culture and traditions.

7th - 1:00 pm Buffet lunch (typical Peruvian food)

In Cusipata, you can enjoy a buffet lunch featuring typical Peruvian cuisine.

8th - 2:00 pm Return Journey to Cusco

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

9th - 5:00 pm Return to Your Accommodations in Cusco

What's Included

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 Palcoyo (15 soles)

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)

Palcoyo Mountain Tour Price

$ 30

per person

What is required for the Palcoyo Mountain Tour:

Mountain entrance ticket

(15 soles )


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

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Palcoyo Mountain Tour

    What is the Palcoyo Mountain Tour?

    The Palcoyo Mountain Tour 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.

    Is the tour covered by travel insurance?

    The coverage of travel insurance for the Palcoyo Mountain Tour 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 Palcoyo mountain tour?

    Yes, it is advisable to be in good physical condition to undertake the Palcoyo Mountain Tour. 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 the Palcoyo Mountain Tour be rescheduled or cancelled?

    The ability to reschedule or cancel a tour to Palcoyo Mountain 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 Mountain (Palcoyo) 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 Palcoyo Mountain Tour include?

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

    How long does the Palcoyo Mountain Tour last?

    The duration of the tour to Palcoyo Mountain 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 Palcoyo 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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