Enjoy the beautiful Andean nature and visit one of the most beautiful peaks in Peru, the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. It’s one of the most impressive hidden gems that Peru has, and you shouldn’t miss it for any reason while exploring through Cuzco! Be part of this adventure and enjoy the beautiful landscape! This is the alternative excursion to the rainbow mountain, in which you will not only see “one” rainbow mountain but three beautiful mountains full of colors. You will also have the chance to visit a stunning rock forest, a famous place well known by Andean shamans. This is a fairly easy walk, 40 minutes approx. with several stops (1.5 km / 0.9 miles each way). In addition, you will not be disturbed by large groups of tourists as this hidden gem is only known by locals. Also, if you get lucky you may even be accompanied by a wandering llama or alpaca during the walk!
Furthermore, your guide will perform a traditional offering to the Pachamana (mother earth in Quechua) and a local restaurant will host you for a traditional Pachamanca lunch (an ancient cooking technique from the Andes). These are traditions that hardly any outsider gets to experience, and we’re sure you will enjoy them!
4:20AM-4:40AM: Pick up from your hotel in Cuzco
4:40AM -6:00AM: Transport to the Colca community, where we will go to a local restaurant
6:00AM-7:00AM: Breakfast buffet
7:00AM-9:00AM: Transport to the Combapata community. Starting point
9:20AM-10:50AM: Begin your hike to the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain range
10:50AM-11:05AM: Walk to the Rock forest where you will find a spectacular view
11:20AM-11:50AM: Back to the bus
11:50AM-13:30PM: Transport to the local restaurant in Colca
13:30PM-15:00PM: Traditional Andean lunch and tribute to the Pachamama
5:00OM-18:00PM: Transport back to Cusco
Back to Cuzco
Food - Breakfast
Food - Lunch Pachamanca. Vegetarian options available.
Transportation Round Trip from Cusco to the Rainbow Mountain
Entrance Fee / Tickets to the rainbow mountain
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Tips for vendors
This is a full day tour starting and returning to Cusco. No accommodation is included in this tour
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Difficulty Level - Medium
This tour is not physically demanding but the difficult part is the high altitude, so beware that during your hike you will need to constantly stop and rest to catch some breath. It is also possible that you may experience Soroche.
This tour will be hosted by Maurice Villalobos. He has worked for several travel companies such as G Adventures and Contiki. He is very knowledgeable of the Incan traditions and loves sharing Peru to the world
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
4 hours prior to the start of the experience
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