Our Rainbow Mountaintrip agency provides an unforgettable experience allowing you to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Peruvian Andes. If you are a person that likes nature and extraordinary places, our luxury Cusco tourism agency is the ideal travel companion for you. When you travel with us, you’ll receive the best service and guides. Our affordable online tour guides will help you explore the beautiful sites across Cusco and nearby areas, giving you both the exposure and the fun of travel.

Our  Rainbow Mountain Cusco Tours have the most experienced guides with a wide variety of options, and also the option to customize your private tour. Rainbow Mountain Expeditions have created amazing itineraries that will have you enjoying every step of the way leading to the Rainbow Mountain of love in Peru.



At an altitude of 5,200 meters you will appreciate an amazing Peruvian wonder that receives thousands of visitors each day.

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Rainbow Mountain of Love

¡The New Exclusive Rainbow Mountain of Cusco – Peru!

One of the new and recently discovered attractions in Cusco, Peru, as its name suggests, is known as the Rainbow Mountain of Love (Willkakunka). It is called this because locals in the area say that this beautiful place attracts couples in love due to its colors that surround this lovely mountain. It is also known as the younger sister of Vinicunca and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains.

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Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca

¡The most popular and famous Rainbow mountain of Cusco – Peru!

Visit the iconic Rainbow Mountain, locally known as Vinicunca, and experience an impressive display of natural beauty in the Peruvian Andes. Famous for its multicolored mineral stripes that create a rainbow effect on the mountainsides, this geological wonder has quickly become one of Peru’s must-see attractions. Located near Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

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Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo

¡The second most popular and famous Rainbow mountain of Cusco.

To reach this impressive attraction, it’s not necessary to hike for hours to see these dazzling mountains because you can see one even from the parking lot. After about 30 minutes of walking, you will encounter another rainbow mountain with stunning views of the mountains beyond. After another ten minutes, you will reach the third and largest rainbow mountain of Palccoyo.

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Red Valley Perú

¡These views will make you feel like you’re on another planet!

The valley gets its intense red color from the rich mineral deposits in the soil, creating a surreal backdrop for your adventure. Not far from the Rainbow Mountain, which stands at over 5,000 meters above sea level, the Red Valley is a more tranquil but equally impressive experience. The undulating landscape paints each panoramic view with different tones, from deep crimson to garnet, all etched against the blue sky.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Clarify your doubts with our most frequently asked questions at Rainbow Mountain Expeditions.

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What is the altitude in Cusco?

The altitude in Cusco is around 3,400 meters above sea level. When you first arrive, you might notice the high altitude affecting your breathing. It can feel like you're not getting enough air, making your lungs work a bit harder. Don't worry though, your body will adjust over time. If you decide to explore the ruins or climb Machu Picchu mountain, the experience becomes even more exciting! You'll really feel your heart pumping, and each step might feel a bit more challenging. But once you reach the top and see the breathtaking views, it's absolutely worth it!

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The weather in Cusco can be quite varied, especially in the mornings and afternoons. The sun often shines brightly during the day, tempting you to explore the Plaza de Armas or the local markets. Daytime temperatures are usually pleasant. However, things change a bit in the evenings when it can get quite chilly, especially if you're wandering the cobblestone streets of San Blas or San Cristóbal.

What is the weather like at Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca?

The weather at Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca is known for its variability and challenges, ranging from light drizzles to snowfalls. But it's not all gloom and doom! Sometimes, the weather is just perfect, starting with a cool morning, a radiant sun at noon, and then a cooler descent. It's always wise to be prepared for anything since weather apps don't always get it right.

How much time do I need to acclimate?

The time needed to acclimate to high altitudes varies for each person. Generally, it's recommended to spend at least 2 or 3 days acclimating before taking on hikes or strenuous activities. Stay hydrated, stick to light meals, and take it easy. This way, your body will be ready to fully enjoy the natural wonders of Cusco without any altitude sickness issues.

How can I manage altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), can be uncomfortable and even dangerous if not addressed. To manage altitude sickness and make the most of your time in Cusco, Rainbow Mountain, or Machu Picchu, follow these tips: acclimate for at least 2 days, stay hydrated with water, choose easily digestible meals, avoid alcohol and tobacco, consult a doctor if you need altitude sickness medication, and consider chewing coca leaves cautiously, a traditional remedy some find helpful. If you experience symptoms like dizziness or headaches, stop and rest.

When is the best time to visit Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca?

The best time to visit Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) in Peru is during the dry season, especially between May and September. June, July, and August typically offer the clearest and sunniest days, perfect for enjoying this natural wonder without worries.

What is the difficulty level of reaching Rainbow Mountain?

The difficulty of reaching Rainbow Mountain varies. To get there, you'll face some challenges worth considering for a safe and enjoyable experience. These include the high altitude (at 5200 meters), a demanding hike (40% gradual, 60% uphill), unpredictable weather, the distance (2 hours one way), and the crowds. Consider visiting during quieter months or earlier in the day to avoid crowds.

Are there other ways to reach Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, there are alternatives! You have two options to reach Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca. You can choose to ride on horseback or use an ATV. This can be a great choice for those who prefer not to hike or want a quicker, more comfortable, and less physically demanding journey.

How long is the travel time to Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca?

The travel time to Rainbow Mountain depends on where you start your journey. From Cusco, it's usually a 3 to 4-hour drive. If you begin from Pitumarca or Cusipata, the walk can take around 2 to 3 hours. Opting for a horse or ATV significantly reduces travel time.

What is the walking distance to Rainbow Mountain?

The walking distance to Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca from places like Pitumarca or Cusipata is approximately 6 to 7 kilometers. This hike typically takes about 2 to 3 hours, depending on your pace and any stops you make along the way.

Do I have to pay to enter the mountain?

Yes, there is usually an entrance fee to visit Rainbow Mountain. To enter Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca, you'll typically need to pay an entrance fee, which is usually around 25 soles per person. You can pay this fee as part of an organized tour with a travel agency or separately at the starting point if you're going on your own.

What currency is used in Peru?

The official currency used in Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol, identified by the symbol S/ and the ISO code PEN. When visiting Peru, it's recommended to carry a combination of cash in the local currency (soles) and an international credit or debit card to make your transactions easier.

What is the altitude of Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca?

The altitude of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) is approximately 5,200 meters above sea level (17,060 feet).

Are there more Rainbow Mountains?

Yes, there are. Apart from the famous Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca, in Peru, there are other equally impressive mountains with similar coloring due to the minerals in their soils. Among the most famous are: Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, Mountain of Love, and Pallay Puncho.

How long will we be at the mountain?

The amount of time spent at the mountain can vary depending on the tour or individual preference. Most travel agencies allow visitors around 30 minutes or less at the top of Rainbow Mountain. However, with us, you decide how long you want to spend in Vinicunca. You'll have enough time to enjoy the scenery, take photos, and rest before beginning the descent back.

What is the altitude of the other Rainbow Mountains?

The altitudes of the other Rainbow Mountains vary depending on their locations: Palccoyo is at approximately 4,900 meters above sea level (16,076 feet), the Mountain of Love is around 4,800 meters above sea level (15,748 feet), and Pallay Punchu is approximately 4,700 meters above sea level (15,419 feet). Each offers colorful and spectacular landscapes in the Cusco region of Peru.

Can all the Rainbow Mountains be visited in one day?

No, it's not possible to visit all the Rainbow Mountains in one day. It's recommended to split the visit into two or more days to fully enjoy each mountain and its surroundings.

Is it worth visiting the Red Valley?

Yes, the Red Valley (Valle Rojo) is absolutely worth visiting if you're seeking a unique nature experience, stunning landscapes, and the chance to explore an almost magical place with intense red and crimson-colored soils and rock formations. This beautiful attraction is just a 30-minute walk from Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca.

Can the guide effectively communicate in English during the tour?

Yes, the guide can effectively communicate in English during the tour. Many guides speak English, but it's recommended to specify your language preferences when booking your tour to ensure clear communication and an enjoyable, unforgettable experience.

Do the tours offer options for vegetarian and vegan meals?

Yes, they do. However, it's recommended to communicate your dietary preferences in advance to ensure you have a satisfying culinary experience during your trip.