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On this full day tour from Cusco, you will visit Checacupe, known for its emblematic bridges: Inca, Colonial and Republican. You will walk for only an hour and a half to see not only one, but the three colorful mountains of Palccoyo. Then, you will ascend at your own pace up to 4,900 meters to admire the sacred Ausangate, the highest snow-capped peak in Cusco. In addition, you will feel that indescribable tranquility experiencing the unique silence of the Vilcanota mountain range while walking through the beautiful Rock Forest. Try it and let yourself be moved by the history, the culture and the amazing nature.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a private trip to the rainbow mountains of Palccoyo away from the tourist crowds.
  • Visit the bridges of Checacupe belonging to three great historical periods of Peru.
  • Feel like an adventurer walking among high Andean mountains with virgin landscapes and views over the Red Valley.
  • Witness the amazing rock forest, discover its meaning and its relationship with the snowy Ausangate.
Day 01
Cusco | Checacupe | Palccoyo Rainbow mountain| Rock forest | Cusco

We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am. You will travel for two hours to the town of Checacupe, where you will make a stop to visit its iconic bridges from three different eras: the Inca suspension bridge, the colonial, and the republican.

After an hour and a half, you will arrive at the small town of Palccoyo and continue the last stretch to the starting point of the walk; from here you will have the first views of the main mountain. You will walk at your own pace for about 50 minutes to the Palccoyo viewpoint, appreciating some alpacas grazing in the distance, being received by some locals accompanied by beautiful alpacas, often adorned in the ears or on the head as a sign of affection.

Once we reach the viewpoint, the mountains of Palccoyo will dazzle you immediately, as well as the other two colored hills, al lof them make up this attraction. From here, you will have time to appreciate the wonderful landscape and contemplate the imposing Ausangate. You will even be able to appreciate part of the Red Valley, whose sediments form the Bloody River. Then, you will walk to the rock forest to take an incredible photo observing a geological sample product of millions of years of melting. On the way back, we will share a cookout lunch with the incredible mountain backdrop and end with the drive back to your hotel in Cusco.

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer support

Foods

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottles

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Air-conditioned transportation

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to the Palccoyo Mountain

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

What do I need to bring for the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for short walks, pants. It’s windy cold at the top.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, pain tablets and altitude pills.
  • Items to protect yourself from the sun, a sunscreen, sunglasses, or sun hats.

How long in advance should I make my reservation?

You must make the reservation at least 1 day before. We recommend making all reservations in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my reservation?

Yes, it will be guaranteed with a deposit payment of the total cost of the tour per person through our 2 forms of payment mentioned in our Book Now form.

What is the best time to do the excursion to Rainbow Mountain?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to December. In the months of January to March the mountain is covered with snow. If you want to see one side of the mountain covered and the other side the colors? These dates are the best time.

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the tour in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco. You could also do it at our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

The “The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour” can depart any day of the week, from March to January.

Group Price: US$ 40.00 per person

Price in private: US$ 110.00 per person (minimum 02 people).

Deposit charges

All fees and charges are included.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only 2 guests.

We like to think that we do tours a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a private trip to the rainbow mountains of Palccoyo away from the tourist crowds.
  • Visit the bridges of Checacupe belonging to three great historical periods of Peru.
  • Feel like an adventurer walking among high Andean mountains with virgin landscapes and views over the Red Valley.
  • Witness the amazing rock forest, discover its meaning and its relationship with the snowy Ausangate.
Day 01
Cusco | Checacupe | Palccoyo Rainbow mountain| Rock forest | Cusco

We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am. You will travel for two hours to the town of Checacupe, where you will make a stop to visit its iconic bridges from three different eras: the Inca suspension bridge, the colonial, and the republican.

After an hour and a half, you will arrive at the small town of Palccoyo and continue the last stretch to the starting point of the walk; from here you will have the first views of the main mountain. You will walk at your own pace for about 50 minutes to the Palccoyo viewpoint, appreciating some alpacas grazing in the distance, being received by some locals accompanied by beautiful alpacas, often adorned in the ears or on the head as a sign of affection.

Once we reach the viewpoint, the mountains of Palccoyo will dazzle you immediately, as well as the other two colored hills, al lof them make up this attraction. From here, you will have time to appreciate the wonderful landscape and contemplate the imposing Ausangate. You will even be able to appreciate part of the Red Valley, whose sediments form the Bloody River. Then, you will walk to the rock forest to take an incredible photo observing a geological sample product of millions of years of melting. On the way back, we will share a cookout lunch with the incredible mountain backdrop and end with the drive back to your hotel in Cusco.

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer support

Foods

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottles

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Air-conditioned transportation

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to the Palccoyo Mountain

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

What do I need to bring for the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for short walks, pants. It’s windy cold at the top.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, pain tablets and altitude pills.
  • Items to protect yourself from the sun, a sunscreen, sunglasses, or sun hats.

How long in advance should I make my reservation?

You must make the reservation at least 1 day before. We recommend making all reservations in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my reservation?

Yes, it will be guaranteed with a deposit payment of the total cost of the tour per person through our 2 forms of payment mentioned in our Book Now form.

What is the best time to do the excursion to Rainbow Mountain?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to December. In the months of January to March the mountain is covered with snow. If you want to see one side of the mountain covered and the other side the colors? These dates are the best time.

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the tour in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco. You could also do it at our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

The “The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour” can depart any day of the week, from March to January.

Group Price: US$ 40.00 per person

Price in private: US$ 110.00 per person (minimum 02 people).

Deposit charges

All fees and charges are included.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only 2 guests.

We like to think that we do tours a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

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TESTIMONIALS


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Our 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with Fly Cusco Peru was an experience that exceeded all our expectations...

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October 08, 2023

Excellent service and attention

Very good service and attention. Impeccable and very comfortable logistics. The company's guide was very knowledgeable and allowed me to observe many things that I would have missed if I had not gone with him...

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October 04, 2023

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