Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Cusco – Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour


Discover the magic of the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, a mesmerizing natural wonder in the Cusco region of Peru. Our Rainbow Mountain Tour is designed to take you on a captivating journey. You will explore the montaña de siete colores, or mountain of seven colors.

This experience reveals the vibrant hues and breathtaking beauty of the mountain.  Located at an altitude of approximately 5,200 meters (17,060 feet), the Peru Rainbow Mountain is a remarkable sight. It is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique experience.

When to visit Peru Rainbow Mountain?

The Rainbow Mountain Cusco is best explored during the dry season, which runs from April to October. This period offers clear skies and optimal conditions for a memorable day trip. To make the most of your visit to Rainbow Mountain, it is essential to be prepared for the high altitudes. 

Taking necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness is also important. Our experienced tour guide will provide helpful tips and ensure that you acclimate properly throughout the journey.

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour

Your full day Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour begins early in the morning. Our tour group departs from Cusco and embarks on a scenic drive through the South sacred valley. Along the way, you’ll marvel at the stunning Andean landscapes and witness the majestic Ausangate Mountain. It is one of the most revered peaks in the region.

Upon arrival at the Rainbow Mountain Cusco, our knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on an unforgettable trek. We will be sharing fascinating insights into the geological phenomena that created the vibrant colors of the mountain. 

If you want to visit the Red Valley then please note that it is a bit farther and requires two days. We offer the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour as a private experience. If you intend on embarking on this adventure, do let us know while booking the tour so we can organize it.

Why do the Peru Rainbow Mountain Tour with us?

With numerous tour companies operating in the region, our Rainbow Mountain Tour stands out. Our commitment to providing an exceptional experience showcases the best of the Cusco region. 

So whether you’re visiting Machu Picchu or exploring the sacred valley, our Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour is perfect for you. It caters to those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience at high altitudes. It promises to leave a lasting impression on your memories.

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  • 04:20 hrs. Pick up from your hotel or meeting point.
  • 08:00 hrs. Breakfast in Cusipata.
  • 09:30 hrs. Start the hike.
  • 11:00 hrs. Arrival at the Rainbow Mountain.
  • 14:00 hrs. Lunch.
  • 17:00 hrs. Arrival to Cusco.


Your unforgettable Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco begins with an early morning pick-up at approximately 4:00 am. We’ll start our journey in a comfortable vehicle, driving for around 3 hours through the picturesque landscapes of the Southern Valley. Our destination is the trailhead at Quesiuno, located at an altitude of 4,320 meters (14,173 feet). As we travel, you’ll witness the first light of day illuminating the breathtaking Andean scenery.

Upon arrival at Quesiuno, we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by our team. Afterward, we’ll embark on the trek to the spectacular Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. The hike covers a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). It takes approximately 3 hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group. 

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Cusco

As you ascend to the peak, situated at an elevation of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet), our expert guide will accompany you. They will ensure a memorable and informative experience.They will share fascinating insights about the geology, flora, and fauna of the region.  At the summit, you’ll have ample time to marvel at the stunning natural beauty of the Peru Rainbow Mountain. You can capture stunning photographs to remember this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

After enjoying the panoramic views at the top of the Rainbow Mountain Cusco, we’ll begin our descent back to Quesiuno. The hike down typically takes 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. Upon reaching the trailhead, we’ll indulge in a well-deserved lunch before boarding our vehicle for the return trip to Cusco. 

Your memorable Rainbow Mountain Tour concludes as we drop you off at your accommodation in Cusco around 5:00 pm. We will be leaving you with incredible memories and a deep appreciation for the natural wonders of Peru.

Included / Not Included


  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Shared Turist Van transportation round trip.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Breakfast.
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Oxygen bottle and First aid kit.
  • Artisanal Trekking poles.


  • Entrance ticket (25 soles).
  • Horse (it can be hired along the road of the hike; our tour guide will help you to hire a horse 90 soles approx.)


  • Original passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and long sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat and warm clothes
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Extra water and snacks
  • Camera


Why is Rainbow Mountain Peru so colorful?

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is so colorful due to its unique geological composition and the weathering process that has taken place over millions of years. The vibrant colors are a result of different mineral deposits, including iron, sulfur, and copper, that have formed layers in the sedimentary rocks.

Over time, erosion, tectonic plate movements, and other geological processes have exposed these layers, creating the striking multicolored appearance of the mountain. The variation in color is due to the specific minerals present in each layer and their reaction to environmental factors such as water, air, and temperature.

How high is Rainbow Mountain Peru ?

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is located at an altitude of approximately 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level in the Cusco region of Peru.

Where is Rainbow Mountain Peru?

Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca, is located in the Andes Mountains of the Cusco region in Peru. It is situated about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Cusco city, near the majestic Ausangate Mountain. The area is part of the Vilcanota mountain range and is known for its unique, colorful geological formations.


Precios en Servicio Grupal
Numero de personas Precio por persona Reservar
1 o más personas $ 25.00
Precios en servicio Privado
Numero de personas Precio por persona Reservar
2 personas $ 90.00
3 personas $ 90.00
4 personas $ 68.00
5 personas $ 68.00
6 personas $ 68.00
7 personas $ 52.00
8 personas a más $ 52.00

GROUP SERVICE: Refers to traveling with a group of tourists between 14 to 18 people.

PRIVATE SERVICE: it is exclusive and only you will do the tour, there will be no other tourists in the group.

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