Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour

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Full Day

Max Guests: 12

Max. Altitude: 4700 – 4900m

Act. Level: Moderate


In your visit to Cusco, plan a full day tour to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain. You will experience one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the region. From the parking lot, we will start our journey. The trek will take about 45 minutes. 

You will see colourful mountains in the Palccoyo area. The view of the mountain will be an unforgettable spectacle. It will indeed look like a rainbow. The stone forest near the rainbow mountain will also be on our itinerary. 

We will take day trips from Cusco to Palccoyo. It’s an alternative rainbow mountain trek to the famous Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. The tour will run for a full day. You will need to prepare for the dry season as it’s the best time to visit the mountains. 

Altitude sickness may become a concern. However, we will provide tips to mitigate its effects. You will travel along dirt roads. 

The landscapes will leave you breathless. Book your Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour today. You will not regret this fantastic full day tour.


Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain full day tour

Our Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain full day tour will commence at 6:00 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. From there, we will travel approximately 110 kilometers (about 68 miles) southeast. The journey will take around three hours.

By 9:00 a.m., we will reach the starting point of our trek. Before we begin, you will receive a short briefing about the trek’s details. We will remind you about altitude sickness. Our guides will be there to help if you feel unwell.

At around 9:30 a.m., our trek to the Rainbow Mountain will begin. You will walk approximately 1 kilometer (0.6 miles), an easy trek for all ages. This trek will take about 45 minutes. You will see the Palccoyo mountain range during the trek.

At 10:15 a.m., we will reach the view point of the Rainbow Mountain. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the colourful mountains. You will be free to take stunning photographs. 

Following that, we will walk to the stone forest. You will arrive at this fascinating geological formation around 11:00 a.m. 

At 12:00 p.m., lunch will be ready for you. You will eat while enjoying the beautiful mountain ranges.

At 1:00 p.m., we will make our way back to the parking lot. From there, we will drive to the Red Valley. You will see a distinct contrast of the red mountain against the blue sky.

We will depart from the Red Valley at around 2:30 p.m. You will return to your hotel in Cusco by 5:30 p.m.

This itinerary ensures you will make the most out of your Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain full day tour. You will experience some of the most breathtaking views of Peru.



  • Transport from hotel to starting point of the trek
  • Entry to the Rainbow mountain and Red Valley
  • Guide (English or Spanish)
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Transport Bus back to Cusco
  • Oxygen Tank
  • First aid Kits
  • Trekking poles


  • Dinner
  • Travel Insure
Packing List

What Do I Need To Bring?

  • Passport (A copy of it would suffice)
  • A Light Trekking bag
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Extra batteries, and portable chargers for either cameras or phone
  • Sunblock
  • A hat for the sun
  • Scarves for the cold
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Rain Poncho
  • Some money (in soles preferably)
Colin L
Colin L
Great experience! The trail was really satisfying to walk. Our guide Rolando really took care of us and gave a lot of information about the Inca's and the nature. And of course the porters were amazing. The effort they put into the journey every day is admirable. Every day they set up all the tents and prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner for us. It was delicious. And don't forget that they carried all the equiment over the same trail we had to walk with only our daypack. Much respect for them! Of course Machu Picchu is incredable but also the other Inca-ruines alongside the trail were wonderfull. And there is nothing more rewarding than walking for 4 days arriving at the Sun Gate looking to Machu Picchu. It is also nice to know that by doing the trail you support the local community and may support the porters to eventually go to college to learn a profession the really love. Due to the guide, the porters and my fellow traveller it was an amazing experience!
María Gabriela A
María Gabriela A
Extraordinaria Experiencia Hermosa experiencia, hicimos el camino del inca de 2 días con Jaime,un guía de lujo. Muy buena onda y muy lindo escuchar los relatos acerca de los incas. Lo volvería a hacer !!!! Gracias Jaime!
Trek salkentay 4jours Belle expérience sportive et aussi humaine avec notre guide Oliver, notre cuisinier Elojio et notre muletier Augusto ! Ils ont été adorables, à l'écoute et attentionnés. Les repas étaient topissimes. Le trek était bien plus difficile qu'imaginé et ils ont su s'adapter ! Merci !
Marcos W
Marcos W
trilha de 4 dias até Machu Picchu Excelente serviço prestado pela agência , facilitando e agregando valor a trilha de 4 dias até Machu Picchu, e parabéns ao Donato que foi nosso cuzinheiro e ao Hector nosso guia que comentou sobre os pontos históricos ao longo da trilha
Itsik A
Itsik A
A great experience with an excellent company that takes care of every detail. High level guide We had a great trip to Machu Picchu. A 3-day trip that included: a train ride, the Inca Trail and a day and a half tour of the Machu Picchu site. The trip was excellent in terms of organization, guidance and accompaniment. warmly recommended
Lady H
Lady H
Camino Inca 2024 Una gran experiencia fue hacer Camino Inca. Frank, el guía, tiene mucho conocimiento siempre fue amable, atento y me hizo sentir segura en los 4 días que dura este trekking. Los portadores, unas personas increíbles, no dejaba de admirarlos cada vez que los veía pasar, muy amables y atentos a todo lo que necesitábamos. La comida era increíble, el cocinero A1 todo estaba delicioso. Los campamentos impecables. Recomiendo mucho a la agencia. Gracias por todo.
Franck F
Franck F
Expérience incroyable Nous avons fait le trek de l’inca, une expérience magnifique et inoubliable avec une équipe formidable!!! En petit groupe dans une ambiance familiale Un grand merci à notre guide francophone, Oliver qui alterne l’anglais et le français sans oublier l’espagnol et le quechua Un grand merci et une très grande reconnaissance pour nos porteurs, serveur et cuisinier qui font un travail formidable, dur, efficace… sans eux le trek n’est tout simplement pas possible Encore merci à notre cuisinier Alejandro pour le gâteau réalisé pour nous le dernier jour Merci, merci, merci
Samantha K
Samantha K
4 day Inca trek of MP with Dario Our four day Inca trek with Dario and the group of porters was fabulous! Dario is so knowledgeable about the history and the area and made the tour extremely fun with lots of learning and laughs. The porters were amazing too, so fun and helpful!! 10/10 recommend this experience.
Caminho Inca com a melhor empresa fe Cusco!!! O passeio foi muito bem organizado por essa empresa, os funcionarios que nos acompanharam por 4 dias foram excelentes, Dario, nosso guia, nota 10. Vicente o chef, comidas maravilhosas, enfim tudo foi sensacional
Akshita T
Akshita T
Best tour ever! I had the best time doing this Inca trail. Our tour guide was Dario and he is just the best. He is so informative, patient and just an overall amazing guide. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me and Dario just made it that much more special. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Thank you Dario for everything .
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