Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain – Palccoyo Tour

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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Group Tour
  • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Group TourStart Time: 04:30
  • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Reduced TourStart Time: 04:30
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  • TYPE OF TRIPMountain Hiking
  • SEASONAll year
  • DISTANCE3 km /1.86 mi
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour Details

Embark on a magical journey from the heart of Cusco to the enchanting realms of Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, where nature paints the sky on earth. As dawn breaks, we’ll whisk you from the comfort of your hotel into the embrace of the Andes, tracing a route through the Sacred Valley, where whispers of ancient spirits linger in the serene air.

Our voyage unfurls over 3.5 hours, leading us to a trio of kaleidoscopic mountains and a mystical stone forest, standing sentinel under the gaze of the formidable Ausangate Mountain. The Palccoyo adventure offers a gentler traverse compared to its sibling, Vinicunca, making it a sanctuary for those seeking beauty without the brunt of arduous climbs. However, the high altitudes are a playful challenge, where the air, thin and crisp, tests the spirit of even the hardiest explorers.

In the clarity of the dry season, the mountains flaunt their vibrant stripes, dazzling under the sun’s careful scrutiny. This day-long escapade promises not just a visit, but an intimate dance with the wonders of the geological spectrum, concluding with memories etched as vividly as the trails you’ll tread.

Why Choose Magical Cusco Travel Agency for Your Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour?

Opting for Magical Cusco means more than just a tour; it’s an expedition into the breathtaking heart of Peru. Our experts ensure a seamless journey, packed with deep insights and crafted to connect you profoundly with the splendor that envelops this region. Our reviews on Tripadvisor echo our passion for crafting moments that linger long after the journey ends.


An important aspect of the reduced tour:

  • Your guide will accompany you at all times throughout the tour, providing you support at every moment.


  • Professional guide
  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Tourist transport
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.
  • Trekking Poles (carbon fiber)


  • Income S/. 20 or 5,3 USD per person (Foreign)
  • Income S/. 15 (National)
  • Staff incentives (optional)
  • Additional expenses
  • Personal emergency horse
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour Itinerary

Full DayPalccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour

Before the sun peeks over the horizon, at 4:30 am, your adventure begins. After a cozy hotel pickup, we glide through a 2-hour scenic drive to Cusipata, the perfect spot for a fortifying breakfast. Stocked with essentials, we venture forth, the landscapes of the Cusco highlands unfurling around us. Thus, our adventure continues for another 1.5 hours before getting to the trailhead.

Reaching the trailhead at 4,700 meters, a manageable 40-minute ascent awaits, guiding us to the breathtaking vistas from Palccoyo’s peak at 4,900 meters. Here, time stands still, allowing for serene moments to capture the splendor of the stone forests and the panoramic grandeur of the mountains.

As the day unwinds, we descend to a well-deserved gourmet lunch, our transport ready to ferry us back to Cusco by 5:00 PM, with your heart fuller and your spirit richer from the unforgettable journey through Palccoyo’s rainbow-streaked landscapes.

Packing List
  • Water
  • Waterproof trekking shoes.
  • Warm clothing (thermals, fleece, hat, gloves and socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (waterproof jacket, poncho).
  • Sun hat, sun glasses.
  • Sun block
  • Personal medication

1Is it necessary to book the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour in advance?

It is highly advisable to reserve your spot on the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour in advance to ensure availability.

2How strenuous is the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain trek?

The Palccoyo trek is less strenuous compared to the Vinicunca trek. However, it does involve hiking at a high altitude which can be challenging for some.

3What is the duration of the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour?

The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour is a full-day trip. Typically starting early in the morning and concluding in the late afternoon.

4What should I pack for the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour?

You should pack sun protection, comfortable hiking shoes, a hat, a jacket, water, and snacks for the tour. We recommend bringing your camera to capture the stunning views.

5Does the tour price include meals?

Typically, the tour price includes lunch, but please check the specific details of your package.

6Is it possible to get a refund if I cancel my booking?

The refund policy depends on the terms and conditions of the booking. We advise you to check these details at the time of booking.

7Is it possible to experience altitude sickness on the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour?

Yes, as the trek involves hiking at a high altitude, there is a possibility of experiencing altitude sickness. We recommend acclimating in Cusco for a few days before the tour and to stay hydrated.

8What is the best time to visit Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain?

We consider the dry season as the best time to visit for optimal viewing conditions. Typically between May and September. However, tours operate year-round.

9Are there any age restrictions for the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour?

There are no specific age restrictions. However, the trek’s physical nature and high altitude may not be suitable for very young children or those with health concerns. It’s best to consult with your doctor before planning the tour.

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Jacob Soul

Solo Traveller

The colorful landscapes, fewer crowds, and easier hike made it a fantastic alternative to the traditional Rainbow Mountain. The breathtaking views and unique rock formations left me in awe. A must-visit for nature lovers seeking a more tranquil experience.

July 13, 2023