Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Private Tour

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  • Type of trip
    TYPE OF TRIPMountain Hiking
  • Season
    SEASONAll year
  • Distance
    DISTANCE3 km /1.86 mi
  • Difficulty
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour Details

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain with our exclusive private tour. Located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, this hidden gem offers a less crowded and more intimate experience compared to the famous Vinicunca. Marvel at the vibrant, naturally occurring colors of the mountains, shaped by centuries of geological activity.

Our private tour ensures a personalized adventure, complete with expert guides, comfortable transportation, and a unique cultural immersion. Perfect for nature lovers and adventurers alike, the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Private Tour promises an unforgettable journey through one of Peru’s most stunning landscapes.

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

Join Magical Cusco Travel Agency for an unforgettable journey to the mesmerizing Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain. Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of this hidden Andean treasure. Our expert guides will lead you through breathtaking landscapes, revealing the geological wonders that paint the mountains in striking hues. Enjoy a personalized experience with comfortable transportation and insightful cultural insights.

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Note: Important aspect of the private tour

Your guide will accompany you at all times throughout the entire tour, providing you with support at all times.


  • Professional guide.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Trekking poles (carbon)


  • Staff incentives (optional).
  • Personal emergency horse
  • Entry ticket (Foreigner – S/.20.00 x Person)
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Private Tour - Itinerary

Full Day Tour:Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain

To begin our tour to Palcoyo, we offer pick-up service at your hotel at 4:30. From there, we will go on our tourist transportation approximately 2 hours until we reach Cusipata, where we will make a brief stop to enjoy breakfast and purchase additional supplies, such as water and snacks, if desired.

We will continue the journey through the Cusco highlands for approximately 1 hour and a half more, crossing impressive landscapes where you can observe the daily life of the local communities, until we reach the beginning of the walk (4700 meters above sea level). Here we will start the excursion, which begins with a stretch of about 40 minutes until we reach the main viewpoint.

Once at the Palcoyo summit 4900 meters above sea level, you will have free time to rest, take photographs of the imposing mountains and admire the unique landscape of the “stone forest”.

After enjoying this moment, we will begin the return descent, where our transportation will be waiting to take us to enjoy a comforting lunch.

Later, we will begin the return trip to Cusco, estimating to arrive around 17:00, thus culminating our experience in Palcoyo.

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.