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Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Tour

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Discover Rainbow Mountain on this amazing full day hike tour from Cusco. See spectacular landscapes and enjoy breakfast and lunch in local communities.

Highlights

  • Hike the beautiful Rainbow Mountains
  • See exotic wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy an outdoor activity and contemplation of a visual wonder

Description

Drive approximately 2.5 hours after your pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. Stop in Pitumarca for a delicious breakfast before continuing your way towards the amazing Rainbow mountains. Next, it's time to start your walk uphill that will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. During the hike, admire the beautiful landscapes with many mountains covered in snow. Walk pass local people wearing the typical dress of the region and llamas and alpacas breeders. Once you reach the top, make use of some free time to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful view. After this, start descending through the Red Valley for about 3 hours (optional) to reach Japura where transport will wait for you. This path will be more special because you may be one of the only groups on this route. Finally, stop for a comforting lunch before returning to Cusco where the tour ends.

Includes

Pickup from your hotel in downtown Cusco (with return at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco) Briefing a day before via WhatsApp Breakfast Lunch (vegetarian or vegan options at no extra cost) Professional tour guide (Spanish/English) First aid kits (with oxygen balloon) Walking sticks Polar blankets
Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain (approximately 10 Soles) Entrance ticket to Red Valley (optional; approximately 10 Soles) Horse ride (optional) Meals not specified in the itinerary Drinks

Important Information

  • This activity is not recommended for children under 14 years. Seniors above 60 years must have in mind that this activity demands a relatively good physical condition. The trek to the Lagoon is 1.5-hours and has a low to moderate difficulty level
  • This tour is not recommended for people with asthma, heart problems, and high blood pressure
  • You must be in a good shape (there is the possibility to rent a horse for 90 Soles)
  • It is recommended that you bring a long-sleeved shirt and sweater, a windbreaker, walking shoes, waterproof pants and jacket, gloves, a scarf, warm socks, a hat or cap for sun protection, sunblock and sunglasses, lip balm and any personal medication
  • It is also important that you spend some days in Cusco before going to the Rainbow Mountain, so your body acclimates to the high altitudes
  • It is recommended that you bring some local currency with you as there could be some places on site that don't accept credit cards
  • Please bring snacks and water for yourself

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