Rainbow Mountain Perú Tour

In this program we will visit one of the new natural attractions of Cusco "The mountain of 7 colors". The tour starts early in the morning, we will pass by your hotel in Cusco between 04:00 and 04:30 am. To travel by car for approximately two hours to the south, until we reach the district of Cusipata - Paucarpata where we can have breakfast, then we will travel by car for 1 hour more until we reach the checkpoint and start the walk, the walk will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, we will observe the typical flora and fauna of the Andes, among which the presence of Llamas and Alpacas stands out, upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5080 masl.) our guide will give us an explanation about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain, we can also take advantage of the moment to take photos of the memory and admire the beautiful landscape, then we will return along the same path to the point where we started the walk (Llaqto) where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata, where we will enjoy lunch. After lunch we will start the return trip to the city of Cusco, arriving between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. The last stop will be near the Plaza de Armas of Cusco

ITINERARY:

At the request of our clients we decided to vary our departure time for the Rainbow Mountain tour.

05:30 am: Our pick-up service starts from 05:30 am to 06:00 am, and then we go to the picturesque Chirihuani town center of the Cusipata district (Quispicanchi) south of the city of Cusco, once we arrive at the town of Cuspata place where we will make a stop to provide ourselves with some necessary things before starting the tour such as water or energy drinks, sandwiches, Cereals, etc.

At the end of this short stop, we will continue our trip where we will observe the multicolored landscapes and crops that mix between the mysterious mountains and snow-capped mountains, Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca, sheep, vicuñas and the deep valleys.

08:15 am: Already in the picturesque town of Chirihuani, we will enjoy a delicious Andean breakfast prepared by our Chef.

Then we will return to our minibus to go to Fulawasi. Starting point of our walk, We will start our walk for 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES, up the mountain until we reach the slopes of the Red Valley (Vinicunca hill), access point to this mystical place.

11:00 am: We will walk along a path that little by little will change the panorama between the mountains of intense colors and small streams of icy water that feed and give life to this valley, as we walk we will observe how the colors around us will go changing due to the weather, we will reach a height of 5100 meters above sea level. top of a mysterious and known as the mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca).

This will be the point where we will have enough time to take photos, videos, etc. At the same time, it will be the place where we will enjoy our refreshments while our eyes are delighted with the magic that the mountains enclose behind their veil of clouds and snowy peaks.

We will start the return walk to Fulawasi, where our minibus will be waiting for us and then we will go to the town of Chirihuani, where we will have a buffet lunch prepared by our chef, later we will return to Cusco.

18:00 approx: we arrive at the historic center of Cusco and thus we finish the Mountain of 7 Colors tour.

INCLUDED:

  • Information prior to the tour.
  • Transfers from Cusco to the starting point of the trek – round trip.
  • Warm blankets inside the car – walking sticks.
  • Assistance throughout the tour.
  • Professional English – Spanish guide.
  • Buffet breakfast in Cusipata.
  • Buffet lunch in Cusipata

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hotel in Cusco.

WHAT TO PACK?

  • Bring warm clothes.
  • Sunscreen (preferably factor 90+).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Cap.
  • Canes.
  • In rainy season a poncho of water.
  • Hiking shoes (hike / treeking).
  • Water.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

With how much time can I book the mountain of 7 colors tour?

We recommend you make the reservation in advance, since we have 2 seasons (High Season and Low Season), the same ones that differ between the number of tourists we operate, it is for this reason that reservations are subject to availability.

How much does the entrance to the mountain of the 7 colors cost?

Rainbow Mountain entrance price:

National or Foreign Tourist: S / 10.00 (USD $ 3 approximately)

Where are the colored mountains in Peru?

The mountain of the 7 Colors (also called Vinicunca or simply ‘rainbow’) is one of the most requested attractions by national and foreign visitors, this wonderful natural formation is located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco and at an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level (masl) It is a mountainous formation tinged with various shades that include red, purple, green, yellow, pink and other variations. This important tourist attraction was surrounded by ice not many years ago. Since 2016, this place receives hundreds of visitors a day becoming, together with Machu Picchu, one of the most visited places in Cusco

What is the best time to go to the rainbow mountain?

The city of Cusco has basically two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. During the rainy season, the sky is cloudy and therefore the presence of rains is very frequent. In many cases, these precipitations are accompanied by hail. Therefore, it is better to avoid traveling from December to April.

The dry season, which runs from May to November, shows a landscape illuminated by a radiant sun that highlights the different colors of the mountain. For the same reason, we suggest taking the tour to the mountain of colors in Cusco during these months.

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