Palcoyo Mountain
(1 Day)

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    Duration

    1 Full Day

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    Difficulty

    Easy

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    Starting Point

    Cusco

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    Ages

    All Ages

From: $95.00

This full-day experience takes you to an easier path to 4 rainbow mountains!

An easier way to see the Rainbow Mountains!

Peru’s rainbow mountains provide some of the most wonderful and unique scenery in the world.  This full day tour to Palcoyo will give you the opportunity to see multiple colors shine through from 4 different lookout points.  This is the perfect option for those who want to see the rainbow mountains, but may not be interested in a tough, high-altitude hike like some of the other overlook points require.  This is an easier hike with all the same advantages….and less crowds too!

What's Included

  • Private, English speaking guide
  • All transportation from end to end
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Lunch
  • Walking sticks (available for rent $12)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity

Departure/Return Locations

Your hotel in Cusco

Departure Time

4:30am

What’s the difference between Palcoyo Mountain and Rainbow Mountain?

The more famous sister – Rainbow Mountain – is known as Vinicunca to the locals.  The trail to Vinicunca is very challenging and takes about 4 hours round trip.  When you get to the summit at 17000 feet/5100 meters, you’ll have a view of one massive “rainbow” mountain.

Palcoyo Mountain is still a high altitude hike at 16000 ft/4000 meters, but the trail is much easier and mostly flat.  It’s only a 2 hour round trip hike and has multiple overlooks where you can see several “rainbow” mountains throughout the valley.

Pickup

4:30am
Yes- that is an early start time!  We like to get to the trail head early so we can see  the place without crowds for as long as possible.

Ride

3 and 1/2 Hours
Settle in for a bit of a ride, but don’t plan to close your eyes!  You won’t want to miss a bit of scenery as we wind our way through the Andes.

Hike

3 Hours
You’ll have some time to stretch your legs on this easy trail.  The hike only takes about 2 hours round trip, but there will be plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way.

Return

4 and 1/2 Hours
After this feast for your eyes, we’ll make sure you have a feast for your bellies.  We’ll be sure to stop for lunch before we start the drive back to your hotel in Cusco.

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