Some challenges bring the greatest rewards!
The red valley in southern Cusco offers some of the most wonderful and unique scenery in the world. This full day tour includes a 4 hour round trip, challenging hike to 17000ft/5100m that’s so worth the effort. We leave early to avoid the crowds!
- Private, English speaking guide
- All transportation from end to end
- All entrance fees and permits
- Walking sticks (available for rent $12)
- Breakfast & Dinner
- Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
- Travel Insurance
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.