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Rainbow Mountain Tour


The Rainbow Mountain, (Vinicunca) is surely the most popular tour nowadays. This was discovered few years ago. It is located south of the city of Cusco

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Winicunca, is stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate area. Has the best landscape in the Andes with views over 4000masl. Llamas, alpacas and typical villages surrounding by mountains.



Rainbow Mountain Trek You will need to wake up early to enjoy this natural marvel at its best. Between 3:30am and 4:00am we will collect you directly from your hotel to start our ride to Qollasuyu, located to the south of Cusco city. First we will drive for around 2 and a half hours where we will then stop for 30 in the district of Pitumarca (3310m.a.s.l.). There we find a restaurant where we get to enjoy an appetizing breakfast. After this, we continue our journey for another hour to the head of the trail Quesiuno (4360m.a.s.l.), where we speak about the details of our route. From there, at the foot of the sacred mountain Ausangate, we begin our hike. We start with an approximately 2 hour ascent with our destination being Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca (5100m.a.s.l.). Along the way we get the opportunity to observe diverse South American camelid species like alpacas, llamas and vicunas. When we reach the red hill or colinaroja you will have some time to rest, enjoy the impressive landscape and take photos of Vinicunca mountain that shows us all it's imposing colours: red, pink, turquoise and yellow. At this point it will be time to start the descent back along our return route. We descend for an hour towards level ground and then upwards again to where we started the days hike to Quesiuno . There our transport will be waiting to take us to restaurant in Pitumarca where we enjoy an energizing lunch. Finally we return back to Cusco city arriving at approximately 4:30pm to 5pm.


  • Tourist Transport (Round Trip).
    Entrance Rainbow Mountain
    1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch. (Optional Vegetarian).
    Professional Tour Guide.
    First Aid kit.
    First oxygen balloon.


  • Hire a horse for 100 Soles -Talk directly with your guide


  • Original passport
  • Water to drink 2-3 Lt
  • Rain jacket / poncho
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles

Places to Visit

Cusco, Vinicunca, Pitumarca


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