1 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek, with Red Valley

CUSCO | CUSIPATA | RAINBOW MOUNTAIN | RED VALLEY

Overview

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley full-day tour is a popular excursion in the Cusco region of Peru. The tour typically starts early in the morning and lasts for around 10 hours, including transportation to and from your hotel.

The Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is a beautiful natural formation that features a striking combination of colors, including vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The mountain is located in the Andes, at an altitude of over 5,000 meters above sea level. The trek to the top of Rainbow Mountain takes around 2-3 hours and can be challenging due to the altitude and steep terrain.

There are some tips for your rainbow mountain adventure:

  • Prepare for the altitude: Rainbow Mountain is located at an altitude of over 16,000 feet, so it’s important to be prepared for the effects of high altitude. Make sure to drink plenty of water, rest as needed, and consider taking altitude sickness medication if recommended by your doctor.
  • Dress in layers: The weather at Rainbow Mountain can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to dress in layers. Bring warm clothing, as temperatures can drop quickly at high altitudes, but also bring lighter clothing for when the sun is shining.
  • Wear sturdy shoes: The trail to Rainbow Mountain is rocky and uneven, so it’s important to wear sturdy shoes with good traction.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses: The sun can be intense at high altitudes, so it’s important to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.
  • Bring snacks and water: There are no food or drink vendors along the Rainbow Mountain trail, so be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized.
  • Hire a guide: Hiring a local guide can be helpful, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area or want to learn more about the history and culture of Rainbow Mountain.
  • Respect the environment: Rainbow Mountain is a beautiful natural wonder, so it’s important to respect the environment and leave no trace. Make sure to pack out any trash you bring in and stay on designated trails to protect the fragile ecosystem.

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Rainbow Mountain Full Day 1 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek, with Red Valley
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$ 30 per Person
Group SizeUp to 12
Activity LevelChallenging
Trip StylesHiking
Lodging TypeCamps, Hotel

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Tour Inclusions

Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • Breakfast (fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit salad, and bread or pancakes with butter and jam)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Groups ranging between 14-16 people, maximum 18 people
  • English speaking, professional guides
  • First-Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies

Not Included

  • Entrance fee for Rainbow mountain: 25 Soles Charged by the local government and Communities
  • Entrance fee for the Red Valley = 10 to 20 soles / take soles in cash
  • Personal gear
  • Tips
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$ 30 USD
Per person (Group service)

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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN + RED VALLEY DAY HIKE – GROUP SERVICE – SEASON 2023

  • REGULAR PRICE: USD 27 dollars per person

  • PROMO PRICE: USD 22 dollars per person

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Apply for people who already booked with us one of our tours to MACHU PICCHU, such as INCA TRAIL, SALKANTAY TREK, INCA JUNGLE TRAIL, MACHU PICCHU TOURS.

  • Our prices for Rainbow Mountain are reasonable and are in line with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco. If you book this tour online or directly at our office in Cusco, the price does not vary, we always keep the same price and the quality of the service we provide will always be the best.

RENTING A HORSE FOR RIDING: 

The locals rent riding horses in the rainbow mountain. If you need a horse once you arrive at the checkpoint of the rainbow mountain, you can rent horses directly from the locals; of course, the tour guide will help you. They charge around 70 to 90 soles in dollars around 20 to 25 for the ride up, and this price includes a person who will pool the horse up to the mountain. You just need to sit on the horses. If you also like horses for the way back, it will cost 40 to 60 soles in dollars around 10 to 17
The prices of the horses change because it depends on the demand of the day, sometimes there are many people for rainbow mountain, and they increase the price, but sometimes they keep the low price; you need to negotiate with the locals. By the way, they are very friendly. They accept Peruvian soles only.

  • Remember to always treat the horses with kindness and respect, and choose a tour operator that prioritizes the well-being of their animals.

PHOTO SOUVENIR:

Photographs are the best souvenirs you can take with you and there are many ways to get one, for example. In Rainbow Mountain, you will see many local people with their typical costumes who have llamas and alpacas in their arms and also have adult llamas and alpacas dressed in a peculiar way who will surely attract your attention. If you want to take pictures with the places of typical costumes with their llamas and alpacas they usually ask you for a tip of 5 soles in dollars like 3 as a minimum accepted

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Frequently Asked Questions Rainbow Mountain Full Day Trek with Red Valley

What is Rainbow Mountain?

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Montaña de Siete Colores in Spanish, is a mountain in the Andes of Peru that is known for its vibrant colors. The mountain is made up of sedimentary rock that has been eroded over time, revealing layers of different colors.

How do I get to Rainbow Mountain Hike?

The Rainbow Mountain trek usually starts from Cusco or the nearby town of Cusipata. The trek itself is a day trip, and most tour operators provide transportation to and from the starting point of the trek. It’s best to book a tour with a reputable company to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

How difficult is the trek to Rainbow Mountain Trek?

The trek to Rainbow Mountain is considered to be challenging due to the high altitude and steep inclines. The trek is approximately 10 kilometers long and reaches an altitude of over 5,000 meters above sea level. It’s recommended that you spend at least a few days in Cusco before attempting the trek to acclimate to the high altitude.

What should I bring with me on the trek to Rainbow Mountain Trek?

It’s important to bring warm clothing, as temperatures at the top of the mountain can be very cold. You should also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. It’s also important to bring plenty of water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and energized during the trek.

How difficult is the Rainbow mountain trek?

The difficulty of the rainbow mountain trek can vary depending on the route and the level of physical fitness of the participant. Generally, it’s considered a moderately difficult trek, with some steep sections and high altitude. It’s recommended that participants acclimate to the altitude for a few days before attempting the trek.

Is it safe to go on a rainbow mountain tour?

Yes, it’s generally safe to go on a rainbow mountain tour. However, it’s important to choose a reputable tour operator and to follow the instructions of your guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. It’s also recommended that participants have travel insurance and consult with a doctor before traveling to high-altitude destinations.

Are there any age restrictions for the rainbow mountain tour?

There are no specific age restrictions for the rainbow mountain tour. However, it’s important to consider the physical fitness and altitude tolerance of children and elderly participants before booking the tour. It’s also recommended that children under the age of  08 are accompanied by an adult.

What is the best time to go on a rainbow mountain tour?

The best time to go on a rainbow mountain tour is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. However, it’s important to note that the weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to check the forecast before booking your tour.

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