Day trip to Rainbow Mountain and Red valley

Duration: 1 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 0 - 250 m ascent per day

> Explore Rainbow Mountain and Red valley in one day
> Small group tours for personalized service
> Enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast and lunch surrounded by mountains

During this day to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley is the perfect way to see some of the most beautiful parts of Cusco. Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is a must-see for any traveller to Cusco. The mountain gets its name from its colourful stripes, which are caused by mineral deposits in the earth. The Red Valley is another must-see located just 30 minutes from Rainbow Mountain. The valley gets its name from the red rocks that line it. It's a beautiful place to take a hike and enjoy the views.



Cusco - Cusipata - Trailhead - Rainbow - Mountain - Cusipata - Cusco

Duration: 04:30 h
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 575 m
Descent: 575 m
You will be picked up from your hotel around 4:30 am and drive for 3.5 hours to the trailhead, where we will enjoy a healthy breakfast prepared by our chef, on the way, we will pass by different villages like Cusipata, a native community with few inhabitants dedicated mostly to agriculture. After Breakfast, we will start our 1.5 hours hike up to Rainbow mountain, on the way we can see a lot of llamas, alpacas and we will be walking alongside a beautiful mountain range, the trails are gradual and very enjoyable. Upon arrival at Rainbow Mountain, we will take time to enjoy the landscape, later we will hike for 30 more minutes to the Red Valley, another beautiful but rarely visited places that will take your breath away, after taking lots of pictures, we will slowly start descending again back to the trailhead where your chef will be waiting with a delicious lunch prepared using local organics products. after enjoying lunch, we will head back to Cusco arriving at approximately 6:00 pm.


  • Guides

    A well-trained English-speaking guide is included in the price. The guides all grew up in the Cusco region and are committed to sharing their history and culture with visitors. The guides are friendly and professional and will make sure you don't miss anything.

  • Taxes and fees

    All tourist taxes and permit fees applicable are included in the listed price.

  • First aid

    Your guide has received training in first aid from a physician. Mandatory training sessions are conducted every year. Your tour guide will always have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. You will be escorted off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed, and taken to a clinic for treatment.

  • Food and water

    Food and water are included and will be provided as per the itinerary. Water is boiled, filtered, and then cooled before distributing. You must bring your water bottles and or camelback. We recommend carrying about 3L worth per day. You will be able to restock your water supplies at each meal.


  • Travel Insurance Including Repatriation

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Peru.

  • Tipping

    Tips for guides, cook and porters are not included. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous.


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