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Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Tour

Day Trip from Cusco: Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Hike

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Group size
2 - 8
Duration
1 Day
Difficulty
Easy
why Why you'll love this experience
  • Explore 3 Rainbow Mountains during a plain 45 minute hike.
  • Hike with an alpaca in the Andean mountains.
  • Get to the Rainbow Mountain before the crowds arrive.
  • Visit the local community's potato museum and learn about their culture.
info Info about this incredible tour

The Rainbow Mountain in Peru has received a lot of attention lately and it is definitely one of the top places to visit in Cusco. When you are in the city of the Incas, we highly recommend doing the Tres Rainbows hike and get to know these postcard-like mountains and its unique landscape. The Rainbow Mountains in Peru will astonish you immediately because of their variety of colors due to the existing minerals in the soil.

This is not the typical trekking tour to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain where you will be with hundreds of other tourists fighting to get the best photo with no people on it. This is the alternative rainbow mountain tour on which you will not only see “one” Rainbow Mountain but three and the hike is only 1 hour (1.5 km/0.9 miles each way) instead of 3 hours.

Also, you will not be bothered by large tourist groups around and you might even be accompanied by an alpaca or llama during the hike. With us, you will arrive first at the Rainbow Mountains and also get to know more about the local community living there.

If you want to see what other travelers said about the tour you can check out the review video of the alternative rainbow mountain.

The Rainbow Mountain in Peru has received a lot of attention lately and it is definitely one of the top places to visit in Cusco. When you are in the city of the Incas, we highly recommend doing the Tres Rainbows hike and get to know these postcard-like mountains and its unique landscape. The Rainbow Mountains in Peru will astonish you immediately because of their variety of colors due to the existing minerals in the soil.

This is not the typical trekking tour to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain where you will be with hundreds of other tourists fighting to get the best photo with no people on it. This is the alternative rainbow mountain tour on which you will not only see “one” Rainbow Mountain but three and the hike is only 1 hour (1.5 km/0.9 miles each way) instead of 3 hours.

Also, you will not be bothered by large tourist groups around and you might even be accompanied by an alpaca or llama during the hike. With us, you will arrive first at the Rainbow Mountains and also get to know more about the local community living there.

If you want to see what other travelers said about the tour you can check out the review video of the alternative rainbow mountain.

The Rainbow Mountain in Peru has received a lot of attention lately and it is definitely one of the top places to visit in Cusco…

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“We only saw 3-4 other people in the entire area, the mountain itself was breathtaking, the photos we took were unreal and the agency and the guide were fantastic as well.”

  • trip-advisor
  • Paris K
  • 5/5

Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Tour

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DAY:

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike

(45-60 minutes each way)
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 3rdrainbow 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
3:30 pm
Arrival in Cusco and drop-off at your hotel
*Note: All times are approximations.

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