Rainbow mountain Peru Hike


Min: 3,350m/11,132 ft. Max: 5200m/17,060 ft.


1 day

Physical Level


Tour Type


Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 16 people

Best Season

April to October


Nestled in the captivating Vilcanota mountain range of the Cusco region, the renowned Rainbow Mountain of Peru awaits with its vibrant hues, creating a mesmerizing natural spectacle. Embark on an unforgettable journey to this geological wonder, where you have the choice of a one-day hike, a two-day adventure, or an immersive four-day trek. Join us on this tour to witness the breathtaking beauty of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, accentuated by the majestic presence of the Ausangate glacier. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes and vibrant colors of this natural marvel, making for an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience.

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Rainbow Mountain  Peru tour with  Adventure in Peru is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, Rainbow Mountain in Cusco is a must-do tour, experience this natural wonder of this hidden gem with a local expert.

Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing Rainbow Mountain, lovingly named Vinicunca, an extraordinary natural wonder boasting an exquisite tapestry of hues. From rich reds to sunlit yellows, and verdant greens to serene blues, it’s a breathtaking symphony of natural colors.

Nestled in the heart of the Andes, this stunning natural wonder stands regally at an altitude soaring beyond 5,200 meters above sea level, inviting explorers and admirers to discover its vibrant vistas.

Experience a beautiful route to the valley of Ausangate in an hour-and-a-half trek, in which we will appreciate a chain of mountains. As we go upwards, they will change their colors until we reach Rainbow Mountain (also known as the Mountain of 7 Colors or Arco Iris for its similarity to the colors of the Rainbow).

from the top lookout point, you will see the rainbow color mountain and its surrounding mountains Ausangate the highest mountain in the Cusco region!

Book our Seven Colors Tour to witness the magical beauty of Vinicunca, a testament to the earth’s geological marvels. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Classic Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) with a local tour operator Adventure in Peru avoiding the crowds and ensuring an unforgettable adventure.


After Rainbow Mountain in Peru you can go to the Red Valley is an extra hike and an extra fee but it’s worth visiting where you can appreciate an incredible totally red valley located just 30 minutes of hike from the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

Rainbow Mountain Peru and Red Valley is a perfect day tour to explore the natural beauty located in Cusco in the Peruvian Andes this day tour to Vinicunca can be challenging due to the altitude for this reason you need to acclimate before you tour Rainbow Mountain this way you will enjoy better.

Tour by Day:

  • Day 01 Cusco – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco


ALTITUDE: 4600M– 5040 M
DURATION: 1 full day
SIZE: Up to 8 people
HIGH SEASON: May to September.

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What to Bring?

  • Walking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable Trousers.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera.
  • Torch with spare batteries.
  • First aid kit.


  • 02 Hikers 120 USD per person
  • 03 Hikers 105 USD per person
  • 04 Hikers 90 USD per person
  • 05 Hikers 75 USD per person
  • 06 Hikers + 65 USD per person

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Where can I start the tour to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain?

the Rainbow Mountain Peru tour usually starts in Cusco you will be picked up at your hotel and take you back to your hotel or Airbnb after the tour.

Where is located red valley Peru

Red Valley is located in the Cusco region of Peru exactly in the southeast of Cusco in the Cusipata district in the same mountain range as Rainbow Mountain (Vinucunca) after you visit Rainbow Mountain you must go to this incredible Red Valley and enjoy the incredible vista.

What is the pick-up location?

For our Vinicunca tour, we pick up our customers from their hotel, guest house, or Airbnb in Cusco

What do we need to wear for the rainbow mountain tour?

For the Vinicunca tour, you have to wear warm clothes in the morning during the hike will depend on the weather if it’s raining you will need a raincoat or poncho on a sunny day you can be in a T-shirt but once you get to the top is cold even in a sunny day you need warm clothes, in general, you have to be prepared for all conditions since the weather is unpredictable in the Andes.

Can I Hire a Horse in Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, you can rent a horse for your day rainbow mountain tour the cost is around 80 soles even if you hire a horse still you have to hike the last section to get to the view point of the rainbow mountain.

How far from Cusco is Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain?

this incredible natural wonder is 140 kilometers from Cusco by car it will take 2 hours and a half

How hard is the Rainbow Mountain hike?

Is considered a challenging route due to the altitude round trip which will take 3 hours depending on your physical level as well you can also find a horse to hire.

Travel Guide

Embark on a full-day adventure to the awe-inspiring Vinicunca, famously known as the Mountain of Seven Colors or Rainbow Mountain, situated along the path to Ausangate. Revel in the breathtaking panoramic views from the summit, capturing the vibrant hues that define this natural wonder and offering a mesmerizing backdrop of the sacred Ausangate Apu.

Our exclusive Rainbow Mountain 1-day Hike promises a journey through diverse and enigmatic colors, shaped by a geological history of marine, lake, and fluvial sediments spanning millions of years. Traverse a picturesque green valley with views of snow-capped mountains, encounter llamas, alpacas, and the majestic Ausangate Glacier in the distance. The final stretch leads through a stunning red valley, reminiscent of the landscapes of Mars.

Before you go spend at least 48 hours in Cusco

Tour Itinerary:

Pickup and Departure: Pick-up Time: Approximately 3:00 AM.

Transportation: Hotel pick-up in Cusco.

Tip: Coordinate the pick-up time the night before for convenience.

Scenic Drive:

Duration: 3.5 hours.

Highlights: Enjoy views along the way; the guide points out significant landmarks.

Insight: Learn about the region’s important places during the drive.

Hiking Starting Point: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain trailhead.

Activity: Nutritious breakfast prepared by the crew.

Ascent to Summit:

Duration: 1.5 hours uphill.

Destination: Summit of Vinicunca Mountain.

Views: Marvel at the natural beauty and Ausangate glacier.

Tip: Take in the surroundings and vibrant colors at the summit.

Optional Visit to Red Valley:

Extra: 30-minute hike and additional entrance fee (20 soles).

Highlight: Explore the captivating Red Valley in the same mountain range.

Tip: Despite the extra cost, the Red Valley is a must-visit for its scenic beauty.

Descent and Lunch:

Descent: Return to the trailhead (all downhill).

Lunch: Chef-prepared organic lunch.

Siesta: Optional rest after lunch.

Insight: Enjoy a satisfying meal amidst the Andean landscape.

Return to Cusco:

Transportation: Private transport back to Cusco.

Arrival: Return to Cusco around 5 PM.

Drop-off: Hotel or nearby drop-off.

Practical Tips:

Clothing: Dress in layers suitable for changing weather conditions.

Footwear: Wear comfortable hiking boots for the ascent and descent.

Altitude Considerations: Acclimatize, stay hydrated, and take breaks as needed.

Embarking on the Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour guarantees a day filled with natural wonders, cultural discoveries, and the chance to witness the vibrant colors of Vinicunca. Prepare for an adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes with the cultural richness of the Peruvian Andes.




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