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Rainbow Mountain hike in Peru

Rainbow Mountain

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This full day excursion on Rainbow Mountain is a perfect addition for experienced hikers to their Peru trip. You are picked up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00AM for a 3 hour drive to the Quesoyuni community. Visit Japura on the way, a small Andean community, and have breakfast there. Hike toward Kariawiri, the starting point of the trek to the impressive "7-Color Mountain." Enjoy the natural spectacle in front of you as well as the imposing mountains that fill the landscape with color. Rainbow Mountain, (or Vinicunca), is in the Willkanuta Mountain Range, nestled in the greater Andes Mountains. On this trek, you will reach 17,000 feet where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and take in the views of surrounding red mountains. Your descent will take you back to Kairawiri where your adventure began. Transfer back to your Cusco hotel for a much-deserved evening of rest.
 
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Activity Level: Challenging
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Day 1: Rainbow Mountain

  • 1 Lunch
This full day excursion on Rainbow Mountain is a perfect addition for experienced hikers to their Peru trip. You are picked up from your hotel in Cusco at 5AM for a drive to the Quesoyuni community. Visit Japura on the way, a small Andean community, and have breakfast there. Hike toward Kairawiri, the starting point of the trek to the impressive "7-Color Mountain." Enjoy the natural spectacle in front of you as well as the imposing mountains that fill the landscape with color. 

Rainbow Mountain, (or Vinicunca), is in the Willkanuta Mountain Range, nestled in the greater Andes Mountains. On this trek, you will reach 17,000 feet where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and take in the views of surrounding red mountains. Your descent will take you back to Kairawiri where your adventure began. Return by bus to Cusco and transfer to your hotel for a much-deserved evening of rest.

Level: Challenging
Duration: 12 hours approximately
Maximum altitude: Vinicunca 17,000 feet

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Flexible Departure Policy
For new bookings made from March 30, 2020, forward pay 2020 prices for 2021 departures, with the flexibility to change travel dates free of charge through December 2021. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021

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This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.
Included
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Roundtrip transfers from Cusco
  • Entrance Fee
  • Horse, oxygen, & first aid kit for emergencies
  • Horse, oxygen, potable water, & first aid kit for emergencies
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time

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