Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day, the great alternative trek to the challenging trek of Vinicunca; this hike is very easy because the hike to the summit is mostly flat, or as we call “Inca Flat,” a gradual incline to the summit. It takes only 30 min to reach the summit. Once you’re there, you will have a view of the three fantastic Rainbow Mountains and the tallest mountain of Cusco, “Ausangate”.
The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is located south of Cusco, province of Canchis, at over 4.990 m.a.s.l. It has three natural Rainbow Mountains with beautiful scenery; it also has a rock forest “Fascinating group of volcanic rock formations,” we recommend going early in the morning to this place since this place is windy in the afternoon. You could be stricken by lightning due to the high concentration of minerals at this place.
If you search for a natural attraction that leaves you speechless and that is not full of tourists who stand in your photographs, you have to know the Palccoyo Mountain in Cusco.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Choquequirao Expeditions is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
We will come with our private transport and pick you up from your respective hotel in Cusco to head out through the South Valley of Cusco to reach Palccoyo; before our hike, we will have breakfast at 4700 m.a.s.l. We will then hike to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain for about 30 minutes; on the path, we will appreciate the herds of llamas and alpacas which will welcome us today, and after 30 minutes hike, we will reach the main viewpoint, from there we will have the unique view of the three rainbow mountains and the tallest mountain of Cusco (Ausangate Mountain).
Our tour guide will tell you all the recent information about this mountain; he will also be very kind to take some sections of photos for your memory of this trip, after enjoying and having a good time in this place, we will go back to our transport which will take us to the lunch place, once we are satisfied with our lunch, we will return home, but on the way, we will visit another attractive site “The Checacupe suspension bridge,” a beautiful place to take some photos and use the public toilets.
We will arrive in Cusco at approximately 6 pm.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Where is Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain?
The Palccoyo mountain, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo of the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis, in the Cusco region, at almost 5,000 m.a.s.l.
Why choose Palccoyo rainbow mountain instead of Vinicunca?
Palccoyo is still not as popular with travelers, so you will not have problems taking a quiet stroll that connects you with nature without interruptions. The walk is simple, and it will not take you more than an hour, but Vinicunca is a hike of at least 3 hours.
Are there toilet facilities in Palccoyo?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk, you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol.
What is the maximum Altitude we walk on this tour?
We could get till over 5,030 m.a.s.l. That is the point of the Stone Forest, but this is walk to the stone forest is up to you, you can stay at 4,980 masl from where you can see the three rainbows.
What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional; he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank; we always provide an oxygen tank for this kind of tour.