RAINBOW MOUNTAIN CUSCO PERU – CUSCO TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
The Mountain of Love tour provides the opportunity to see the breathtaking and iconic rainbow coloured mountains located in the Peruvian Andes.
This full-day Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru tour is our signature tour. Our travel experts have designed this day trip from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain to offer you the best and the most of the Andean Scenery and an introduction to local traditions.
The Rainbow Mountains of Peru are the second most visited attraction in the Cusco region, after Machu Picchu.
This full-day tour with our local tour guide takes you through a remote Andean community of Uchullucllu. People here are untouched by modernity and maintain their age-old traditions and customs. They still converse in Quechua.
You will be getting a detailed insight into their way of life.
It takes about two hours to reach the summit of the Red Mountains of Love. The trail is dotted with many interesting sights including the picturesque stone forest. You will be having a distant view of many snow-capped peaks that form the Vilcanota Mountain Range.
You will be hiking through highland Andean farms where you can spot Llamas and Alpacas grazing in their natural habitat.
To enhance your Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru experience, we will be serving you both Andean breakfast and traditional lunch during the trek.
Please note that Cusco to Rainbow Mountain Tour is a high-altitude experience. The highest point of this Rainbow Mountain of Love is 4800 meters above sea level (15748ft). It is highly recommended that you spend at least two days in Cusco before the trek to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness.
Rainbow Mountain Cusco Agency:
Rainbow Mountain Expeditions is a dedicated Rainbow Mountain Tour Company. We have a team of experienced local guides who have hiked the Rainbow Mountains and Ausangate over a thousand times.
Our trek experts are locals and are born and raised in the region. They are fluent in English and are also trained extensively in first aid.
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Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru – Cusco to Rainbow Mountain
We will be picking you up at 0330 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will be embarking on 2 hour and 30 minutes drive through the South Valley of Cusco. The route is dotted with captivating views of rivers snaking through the highland traditional farms and villages.
Once in the Andean town of Pitumarca, we will be having a brief stop to have breakfast. We will then continue driving for an hour to the trailhead in Kallanka (4400 meters / 14435 feet).
Our local expert will be sharing some interesting facts about the traditions of locals living here. After a quick introduction to Andean mythology and a safety briefing, we will begin our hike.
The trek takes you through different farms where you will be able to spot Alpacas and Llamas grazing in their natural habitat. You will also get an awe-inspiring view of the snow-capped peaks that form the Vilcanota Mountain range, at a distance.
The Vilcanota mountain range is high and proud. Its highest glacier, Ausangate Mountain (6375m / 20,900ft.), shows its pearl peak above all the rest.
Here you will have plenty of time to connect with Pachamama, enjoy your snack, take pictures, relax and breathe the fresh air of the Andes.
Your expert guide will share with you a treasure of information. Then we will descend for 1 hour and a half back to our bus for a delicious lunch.
- Professional and accredited guide
- Tourist Transportation
- Bottle of water
- Rent horses of local people
- Tips for the team (driver, guide, cook)
- Warm clothes, a sweater, jacket, gloves, cold cap.
- Sun hat