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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco - with unbiased reviews

Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco

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Peru's Red Valley and Rainbow Mountain offer beautiful wilderness and spectacular scenery, but reaching the heights without transport or local knowledge makes for a tough challenge. On this full-day guided tour, hike into the rugged Red Valley and reach the summit of spectacular Rainbow Mountain.
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    Rainbow Mountain
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The Rainbow mountains are the new wonder of Cusco city, but close to them, there is another impresive place, the red Valley, at this tour we will hike for 2 extra hours to visit this amazing escenary, The red Valley or the Red Planet ! ..
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  • Experience outdoor adventure in the high Peruvian wilderness with ease
  • Hike rugged terrain through the Red Valley and up Rainbow Mountain
  • Spot native wildlife on the trail and get incredible views from the summit
  • Ideal for active travelers with a love of the outdoors
What to Expect
Following an early-morning pickup at your Cusco accommodation, board your air-conditioned minivan and head out for your full-day tour, starting with a traditional breakfast in the local Qesyuno community. Then, with energy levels high, follow rugged hiking trails through the Red Valley to the summit of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)—an incredible naturally multicolored formation considered among the most spiritually significant peaks in Peru. From this vantage point at more than 16,500 feet (5,000 meters), admire panoramic views over the open countryside.  With your guide to lead the way, spot native wildlife among the cliffs and trails, and enjoy the feeling of escaping the busy city. Stop for lunch along the trail and experience the tranquility of the Peruvian wilderness.  Conclude your trek back in Qesyuno, then transfer back to central Cusco, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended to wear a rain jacket and hiking shoes
  • Recommended to bring extra water
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Pets are welcome
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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VespaManRome wrote a review Oct 2019
61 contributions44 helpful votes
We came to Cusco for the Inca Trail, and absolutely loved it. We added on a day trip to Rainbow Mountain because of a recommendation from a friend. We had a truly memorable day and would recommend it to all. It is important to get there early, as the mountain gets very busy.
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AlexM wrote a review Oct 2019
22 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide allowed additional Red Valley trek without him as we had walked much faster than the rest of the group - although we were made to pay 10 soles for entry despite his advice that we would not need to pay. It was definitely worth the extra 10 soles as the views were far
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Becca wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions6 helpful votes
Stunning views! Worth the hike (I love to hike at home and did not find it too strenuous). It was worth the 4am departure to be one of the first 2-3 people to the top to enjoy the view and take a selfie without you and 100 of your fellow travelers. Red Valley also worth the
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Date of experience: October 2019
Shaw H wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Early morning, hard hike, views were good beware go early there are loads of people - very flat to start but last 200m are v steep. Drink lots of cocoa tea - we didn’t bother with the acclimatising meds’ - great day out
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Date of experience: October 2019
XYZ wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I had an amazing trip with David from rainbow mountain tour. We were there early before the crowds, could take nice pictures and even had time to go to the red valley. The included breakfast and lunch where great as well considering, that we left our hostel at 3am. I would
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  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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