Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Queswachaca tour

Altitude

Min: 3350m/10990 ft.. Max: 4200m/13780 ft.

Duration

1 day

Physical Level

Moderate

Tour Type

Hiking

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 8 people

Best Season

April to October

Description

Palccoyo is a great alternative to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, this spectacular rainbow-colored mountain can be combined with the last Inca suspension bridge (Q’eswachaca) this is the only hanging bridge that still remains in Cusco city a clear example to understand how the Incas manages to cross the huge rivers in South America.

it is a long day but very worthed and double in a single day tour.

palccoyo and queswachaca day tour from Cusco

Overview

This amazing rainbow mountain tour to Palccoyo can combine with the last Inca suspension bridge called Queswachaca, these two amazing places you can visit in one full day this tour is for our customers who are looking to cover more places in a single day this Palccoyo rainbow mountain & Queswachaca bridge is a long day but it worth to do it especially when have only one day left in Cusco Peru.

Palccoyo or Tres Rainbow the alternative Rainbow Mountain a destination that has gained fame due to the coloration in the sediments of this part of the Andes, like the Vinicunca, but with better accessibility which allows enjoying spectacular views.

The place, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo in the district of Checacupe, at 4,900 meters above sea level. To get there take about three to four hours of bus ride to the southeast from the city of Cusco until the trail head to Palccoyo mountain.

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Itinerary

Inclusions

What to Bring?

  • Extra money for the entrance tickets (15 soles for Palccoyo and 20 for the Inca bridge)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera

Pricing

02 Hikers 150 USD per person

03 Hikers 130 USD per person

04 Hikers 120 USD per  person

05 Hikers 105 USD per person

06 Hikers + 95 USD per person

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FAQs

What is the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain & Queswachaca Bridge Tour?

This tour combines visits to Palccoyo, the alternative Rainbow Mountain known for its vibrant colors, and Queswachaca, the last Inca suspension bridge. It offers a unique experience for those looking to explore more in a single day.

How long is the tour, and is it suitable for a one-day visit?

The tour is a full-day experience, making it ideal for visitors with limited time in Cusco. Despite its duration, the tour is well worth it for the diverse attractions covered like Palccoyo, Queswachaca, and the 4 lakes.

What makes Palccoyo or Tres Rainbow Mountain special?

Palccoyo, also known as Tres Rainbow Mountain, stands out for its vibrant coloration in the sediments of the Andes. It offers similar beauty to Vinicunca but with better accessibility, making it a captivating destination.

Where is Palccoyo located, and how do we reach there from Cusco?

Palccoyo is situated in the community of Palccoyo in the Checacupe district, at an altitude of 4,900 meters. To reach there, you have to drive for 3 hours from Cusco

What can we expect to see at Palccoyo?

Palccoyo features three Rainbow Mountains and the Red Valley. The coloration in the sediments creates a visually stunning landscape. Additionally, an optional hike to a stone forest offers panoramic views.

What is the Queswachaca Bridge, and why is it significant?

Queswachaca is the last Inca suspension bridge, adding historical and cultural significance to the tour. It provides a unique opportunity to witness ancient engineering and architectural marvels.

Is this tour suitable for all travelers, including those with limited time?

Yes, the tour is designed for travelers with only one day left in Cusco. While it is a long day, the combination of Palccoyo and Queswachaca Bridge ensures a comprehensive and enriching experience in a full-day tour from Cusco.

Are meals provided during the tour?

Yes, meals, including breakfast and a picnic lunch, are provided. The tour includes a stop for a nutritious breakfast and a relaxing lunch amidst the natural surroundings.

Travel Guide

Duration: Full Day

Pickup and Departure:

The tour begins with a hotel pickup in Cusco at 4:30 am in private transportation. The three and a half hour drive to the starting point offers picturesque views, with a breakfast stop 30 minutes before reaching the trailhead.

Hike to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain:

The total hiking time is approximately two hours, allowing ample time to enjoy the breathtaking views of the vibrant landscapes.

Breakfast and Lunch:

A nutritious breakfast is provided before the hike, ensuring participants are energized. Lunch is enjoyed at a designated spot on the way to Queswachaca Bridge, offering a chance to relax amidst the natural surroundings.

Drive to Queswachaca Bridge:

After the Palccoyo adventure, the journey continues to the last Inca bridge, Queswachaca. The two-hour drive showcases beautiful lakes and passes through significant historical sites, including the town associated with Tupac Amaru, a leader in the Andean uprising against the Spanish.

Queswachaca Bridge Exploration:

Upon arrival at Queswachaca Bridge, there is time for pictures, and participants have the option to cross the bridge. The bridge, as the last Inca suspension bridge, holds historical and cultural significance.

Practical Tips:

Wear comfortable hiking attire, including sturdy boots.

Dress in layers suitable for variable weather conditions.

Stay hydrated due to the high altitude.

Consider acclimatization, especially if arriving in Cusco from lower elevations.

Capture the stunning landscapes with a camera or smartphone.

Booking the tour in advance is recommended to secure a spot.

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