Rainbow Mountain Hike 12 hours

  • Private tour
  • Family friendly

Rainbow Mountain is the second most famous destination in Peru, we take you to the amazing place in one full day in small group tours. Our professional team will take care of all the logistics while you will enjoy this beautiful hike to reach the summit at 16 500 feet above sea level.

We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel around 03:30 am and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Punta de Carretera (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. On the way we will provide you breakfast (at the hotel you may not have the option to get breakfast).

We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. Literally, herds of alpacas and llamas will immediately surprise you. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents.

Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.

After a total hike of approximately 2 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see, the Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.

At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 1h 30 mins. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. We will stop for lunch before we head to Cusco.

We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is at 16:00.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


What's included

  • Guiding in selected language
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Taxes

Available in

English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Cusco , Peru

Pick up times available: 03:30

Pick up location: Your Cusco hotel

Ends at: Your Cusco hotel

Nearest airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)



Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

from $109 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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  • Hike
  • Cusco
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Hiking
  • Trekking