Palccoyo Tour (or: alternative Rainbow Mountain)

Description

Palccoyo Tour (or: alternative Rainbow Mountain)

A wonderful walk to the "New Rainbow Mountain" through the area of the so called "Cordillera Arco Iris" (Rainbow Mountain Range). This spot has gained fame due to the unprecedented coloring in the sediments of this part of the high Andes. Since agencies in Cusco started to offer it, Rainbow Mountain quickly became one of the most popular day tours from Cusco.

But this tour is different from the regular Rainbow Mountain Trek: it enters the area of the colored mountains through a different access and grants spectacular views of the range. Prepare yourself for a rare and amazing scenery and make sure your camera has enough battery!


Itinerary

Pick-up at your hotel at around 06.00 am.
We leave Cusco with our own private transportation and head to the south of the city into the Southern Valley. We pass valleys, rivers, mountains and some smaller communities. Our starting point is already at 4900 meters above sea level.

We hike uphill for about 45 minutes to the highest point of our excursion which is at 5000 meters. We pass the unique formations of the rainbow mountain range.

The view at the snow-capped Ausangate mountain is breath-taking. Once we are on the top of our view point, we will have the Vilcanote Mountain range in front of us. You will have all the time to rest and to take pictures. Afterwards, we descent for about 30 minutes back to the starting point. We take the bus to the place to have our lunch and return to Cusco where we arrive around 5.30 pm.

Departs: Between 06:00 - 06:20 am from your hotel or other place in the city center
Returns: Around 05:30 - 06:30 pm

Photos

Palccoyo Tour (or: alternative Rainbow Mountain)
Palccoyo Tour (or: alternative Rainbow Mountain)
Palccoyo Tour (or: alternative Rainbow Mountain)

Practical Information

Leaving: Special departure dates apply - contact us for more information.
Transport: Tourist bus
Length: full day
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day pack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Walking sticks
  • Warm clothes
  • Scarf and gloves
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Sunglasses
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Pick up from your hotel or the city center of Cusco
  • Transport
  • Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • First aid kit with oxygen tank
Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Dinner
  • Tips for the guide


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