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Peruvian Highland Trek

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco – Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour

Per Persona USD 65

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Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco – Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour

Experience the best of the Andes on this full day Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour with our local English speaking tour guide. Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco is one of the most preferred tours in the Cusco Region. It is the second most visited attraction after Machu Picchu

Also known as Montaña de siete colores, Rainbow Mountain Cusco attracts over 800 trekkers a day. 

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco offers stunning views of the Apu Ausangate mountain and the beautiful landscape of the Peruvian highland. You will be able to witness the life of the locals on your way. You will also get to spot some Andean camelids – Alpacas, llamas and Vicuñas. 

The seven-color mountain was discovered in early 2016. It was covered in dense snow. When the snow started to melt the colour started appearing. It soon got all the deserving global attention as it became a popular tourist attraction near the city of Cusco. 

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco is a high altitude experience. The highest point of the trek is at 5000 meters above sea level. It is highly recommended that you spend 3-4 days in Cusco before the trek to acclimate and avoid altitude sickness. 

This is one of the treks you can experience to prepare yourself for the Inca Trail or any other treks to Machu Picchu. 

Why Peruvian Highland Trek?

Peruvian Highland Trek is a fully locally owned tour operating company based in Cusco. All our tour guides are locals. They have extensive knowledge about trekking and local culture. 

Please take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

DEPARTURE : Daily

DURATION: 16 Hours.

INCLUDES: Transport and bilingual group guide to places of visit (English /Spanish Guide).

Itinerary

Day 1

Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco early in the morning. We will be driving you through the south valley of Cusco to a remote Andean village called Cusipata. Here we will be serving you breakfast. 

After breakfast, we will begin with a two and a half hours uphill hike through Andean farms to the summit of Apu Vinicunca Peru. The route offers enchanting views of the snow capped Andean peaks including the mighty Ausangate. 

Once at the summit of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, you will have some free time to walk around. You will also have some time to hike further to the red valley.

After you have finished the tour, we will start our hike back to the car park. Here we will be meeting the driver for our drive back to Cusipata. We will be stopping for lunch here. After lunch we will embark on our drive back to Cusco. 

Includes

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco – Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour Includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Round trip transportation in our bus (bed sit).
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Buffet lunch (eat as much as you like!)
  • Hot drinks.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
  • Assistant tour Guide (only for 9 people or more)
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Horse for emergencies

Not Include

The full day trip does not include:

  • Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the list
  • Walking stick USD 5.00 (each).
  • Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail).
  • Horse for entire trip (USD 35.00)

Recommendations

What you need to take:

  • Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
  • Walking boots.
  • Walking sticks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun hat + sunglasses.
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
  • Suncream
  • Extra money, minimum 250.00 soles (USD $80.00)

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco – Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour CHECKLIST

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC student card(www.isic.org) if it is applicable (needs to be sent at the time of your booking)
  • Day Pack
  • Sleeping bag (you can rent with us)
  • Hiking boots and sandals (very important)
  • Trekking poles (you can rent with us)
  • Warm clothes: layers for variable temperatures, especially at night. Thermals/Gloves/scarves: wool socks /wool hat for cold nights: About 4 T-shirts for the entire trek
  • Headlamp (very important)

Camera and extra batteries

  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket and rain pants and plastic rain poncho.
  • Toilet paper
  • Small towel
  • Camelback- or durable bottles for water (2L total capacity recommended)
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs, etc. Preferably at least 200 extra soles
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional). Recommended for those who stay an extra night in “Aguas Calientes”

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Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour - Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour
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Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour - Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour
Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour - Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour
Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour - Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour
Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour - Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour

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