Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour

  • Inka Altitude 1 Day
  • Inka Altitude From US$ 65,00 per person
  • Inka Altitude Difficulty: Low
  • Inka Altitude Max. Altitude: 4,700 m
  • Inka Altitude 4 km

Enjoy Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain, a gentle trek in the spectacular landscapes nearby Ausangate. The hike there is relatively short and easy to reach the viewpoints. You can enjoy the colorful mountains and great stone forests. Enjoy the pastoral scenes of Quechua herders tending to their llamas and alpacas grazing on the lands.

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour


Great Food

Great Food

Enjoy breakfast and lunch with local products.

Panoramic views

Panoramic views

The trip takes you by different fantastic lookouts.

Local People

Local People

Enjoy the local people and take pictures with their unique native dresses.

The Palccoyo full-day tour starts in Cusco (3,420m / 11 220 ft). The tour guide will pick up the group between 4:00 am. to 4:30 am, followed by a three-and-a-half-hour drive through rural villages on the way to Palccoyo (4,700m / 15,419 ft). Then breakfast will be waiting for you before starting your adventure nearby Ausangate Mountain. Our tour guides are highly knowledgeable about the local area and culture, so feel free to ask them questions.
After breakfast, you will begin your trip to Palccoyo. The tour will take about two hours and includes a gentle walk around the rainbow mountains and rocky mountains. Also, you will have the chance to see local people living with the llamas and alpacas. After you enjoy the beautiful scenery and take amazing photos, you will go back to the bus and drive to the nearest town to enjoy a local lunch in a local restaurant.
Following lunch, you will conclude by returning to Cusco and dropping you near the Main Plaza ( Plaza de Armas).

  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning
  • Transport to starting point tour
  • Transport back to Cusco
  • Local Breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • First-aid kit including
  • Emergency oxygen bottle for emergency cases
  • Entrance fees to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain
  • Drop-off in Cusco Center

Not included

  • Tips
  • Water and Snacks

Shared service price: $.65.00.

Important: Shared service price is only available with agreement passengers to share this service with other travelers (Group site 12 – 19 People approx.)

Private service price: $.220.00. (based on two people)

Included all mentioned before

Group size upon your request, for people who need a personalize and exclusive service

Departure day is according to passenger request

Price for bigger groups are according to group size

Do you need to book a Private tour? Book here.

What you should bring

  • Small backpack (30 liters max)
  • Warm sweater and Jacket
  • Rain Poncho or rain jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Sun hat
  • Camera or Phone
  • Personal Medication

Important to know before you go

  • You have to climb 1.4 miles (2 km) to reach the views. All participants must be in good physical condition.
  • The operator is not responsible for changes in weather conditions during your tour. We recommend obtaining more detailed information about the meteorological conditions through applications or another procedure and then selecting the most favorable departure day concerning the functionality of this query.

Not suitable for

  • People with impaired mobility
  • People with heart problems

 Is Palcoyo worth it?

Highly recommend a day tour to palcoyo from Cusco; however, you need to acclimate 2 -3 days in Cusco before going on this trip. It is not a strenuous hike, but the elevation makes it challenging.

How long is Palcoyo hike?

After driving 3.5 hrs from Cusco to Palcoyo, there are 1.8 miles. An average hiker can do it from bus stop to the mountains in 1 hr, Hike up to palcoyo mountains star at 13.779 ft (4200 m) and finish at 14.107 ft (4300 m).

What do you wear to Palcoyo?

Hiking shoes are essential for the trail, even hike is not long, it is better to use hiking boots. It is sometimes slippery and wet. Hiking pants, polyester shirts, warm sweaters, and rain jackets are indispensable; all year is pretty colder during the first hours of the day.

A small day backpack with snacks and water for the hike.

How cold is Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain?

Early in the morning, from 4:00 am to 8:00 am, the temperature is around 41°F (5°C). After 8:00 am, the temperature increases to approximately 65 (18°C).

How many days do you need in Cusco before Palcoyo?

It is recommended to stay in Cusco 2 days before attending this trip.

What time does the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain tour start?

Tour to Palcoyo will start at 4:30 am, it can take some more time after pick up all members in your group.

What time does the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain tour finish?

Tour finish 16:00 – 17:00 and drop off will be near to main plaza in Cusco

Does the guide speak English?

Yes, all tour guides speak English, if you request a different language, please contact us first.

What is the Maximum number of people on our trip?

Shared group service maximum is between 12 – 19 people.

Learn more about Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain in the following blog:  Palcoyo Perú

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