Description of Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour

Discover the Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo with our exclusive Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour. This new route offers an authentic experience in an unspoiled and well preserved landscape, with a magical encounter with the sacred “Apus” mountains. It is the ideal alternative to the crowded Rainbow Mountain, with a more accessible and less traveled hike. Experience majestic mountains, colorful landscapes and the cultural authenticity of the region. Opt for our tour and live unforgettable moments exploring this hidden treasure of the Andes in an exclusive way.


Day 1: Cusco - Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain range - Cusco - 10 hour tour including travel time

In the early hours of the morning and at the pre-arranged time, our guide will collect you from your Cusco hotel, to head out of Cusco city in a southerly direction. We will drive for approximately 2 .5 hours until we arrive at the district of Pitumarka, where we will have a succulent breakfast waiting for us, expertly prepared by our experienced chefs. We will continue along our way, making a stop off at the colonial bridge of Combapata, an excellent opportunity to take some authentic photos.  We will then continue for approximately 1.5 hours along the left-hand side of the river Salcca along an unpaved road, where we will be able to appreciate native alpacas and incredible mountain landscapes.  We will eventually arrive at the comunity of Palccoyo, located at an altitude of 4100 metres. From here, we will the most privileged views over the colourful Palccoyo mountain range, with its 3 colourful mountains fully visible.  We will also enjoy the spectacular view over the “Stone valley” which is an excellent option for those who don´t like to hike too much! Our guide will offer you the option to do a short, 40 minute walk to the highest parts of the trail, for the best views over the 3 coloured mountains and The Stone Valley. After a thoroughly enjoyable trip to the Rainbow Mountain range, we will return to the city of Cusco along the same route in which we arrived, enjoying a traditional lunch in Pitumarca, after which, we will continue on to Cusco, where we will drop you off at your hotel.


What's Included

  • Assistance and briefing about the trip 1 or 2 days before the trip, where you Will be explained the itinerary in detail and given a detailed map of The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain area.
  • Transportation from your Cusco hotel to the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain base camp (return).
  • 2 walking sticks for the duration of the hike to The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain
  • 1 Rain poncho (weather is unpredictable, even in the dry season!)
  • 1 Hearty breakfast and hot drinks
  • 1 Delicious lunch
  • First Aid Kit/ Oxygen tank / basic medical supplies/ high altitude medication, etc.
  • Professional guide, trained in high-altitude mountain rescue

What's Not Included

  • Extra Drinks (except those mentioned)
  • Entrance Ticket ($ 5.00)
  • Extra food or snacks not mentioned
  • Extra spending money
  • Airfares
  • Emergency horse (S/ 80.00 - S/100.00) This decision will be made at the base camp.
  • Dinner

What to bring

  • Comfortable trekking shoes /boots
  • Back pack 20L o 30L
  • Shirts /T shirts
  • 1 trekking trousers
  • Warm jacket
  • Coca leaves, chocolate bars, snacks
  • Beanie, sunhat and gloves
  • Sunscreen, toilet paper
  • Sunglasses, water bottle
  • Personal medicines (for headaches, anti-inflammatories, prescription medications etc)
  • Extra money in soles and small denominations


Service Travelers Prices (2023)
Group 1 person US$


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