CUSCO

Alternative Rainbow Mountain + Humantay Lake

2 incredible day tours from Cusco!

Group size
2 - 8
Duration
2 Days
Difficulty
Medium
why Why you'll love this experience
  • Explore 3 Rainbow Mountains during a plain 45 minute hike with an alpaca.
  • Get to Humantay Lake before the crowds arrive.
  • Enjoy your tour in a small group with a passionate guide.
info Info about this incredible tour

How about two beautiful days that give you the chance to get to know two of Cusco’s top tourist destinations? Visit the Rainbow Mountains and the Humantay lake of Cusco together with your guide and fall in love with the unique nature!

You will arrive at both mountains as one of the first travelers that day, guaranteeing you that there will be no crowds around. The alternative Rainbow Mountain tour is an easy 1-hour hike with no crowds around but with a lot of stunning landscapes and 3 Rainbow Mountains.

Apart from that, you will get the chance to visit and support our social project, a local community in the Andean mountains that will hearty welcome you during your visit of their potato museum.

On the second day, you will get to know one of Peru’s most impressive but still undiscovered lakes: the Humantay lake. You will need to hike around 2 hours to reach the crystal-clear lake located at 4200 m as one of the first travelers on that day.

Our tour guide will make sure to show you various off the beaten path spots so you can take the most memorable photos of this day tour. These two tours are the hidden stars of Cusco, so better make sure to get to know them while you are in town!

How about two beautiful days that give you the chance to get to know two of Cusco’s top tourist destinations? Visit the Rainbow Mountains and the Humantay lake of Cusco together with your guide and fall in love with the unique nature!

You will arrive at both mountains as one of the first travelers that day, guaranteeing you that there will be no crowds around. The alternative Rainbow Mountain tour is an easy 1-hour hike with no crowds around but with a lot of stunning landscapes and 3 Rainbow Mountains.

Apart from that, you will get the chance to visit and support our social project, a local community in the Andean mountains that will hearty welcome you during your visit of their potato museum.

On the second day, you will get to know one of Peru’s most impressive but still undiscovered lakes: the Humantay lake. You will need to hike around 2 hours to reach the crystal-clear lake located at 4200 m as one of the first travelers on that day.

Our tour guide will make sure to show you various off the beaten path spots so you can take the most memorable photos of this day tour. These two tours are the hidden stars of Cusco, so better make sure to get to know them while you are in town!

How about two beautiful days that give you the chance to get to know two of Cusco’s top tourist destinations?…

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Alternative Rainbow Mountain + Humantay Lake

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Itinerary

Itinerary

The following itinerary is just exemplary; you’re free to choose the order of the tours with off-days in between (f.e. tour 2, day off, tour 1).

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Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour

(1 Day)
3:45 am
Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco
5:30 am
Breakfast in local restaurant
8:00 am
Optional visit of the Palccoyo community and its potato museum (depends on community's availability)
9:30 am
Arrival at the parking lot (view of the 1st rainbow mountain) + Briefing
10:00 am
Visit of the 2nd rainbow mountain
10:30 am
Visit of the 3rd rainbow mountain + break with tea and snacks
11:00 am
Hike up to the stone forest (optional) with a spectacular view
11:30 am
Head back to the car and drive to the restaurant
1:50 pm
Lunch in local restaurant or box lunch to go (this depends on the time we get to the restaurant. As of now, there is a roadblock on the way to Cusco and if we get to it too late we’d have to wait 3 hours until they open the road again (this is totally out of our control and we hope you understand.) If there is enough time, we’ll have lunch at the restaurant but if not we’ll take a box lunch to go.)
3:30 pm
Arrival in Cusco and drop-off at your hotel
*Note: All times are approximations.

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