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1 Day Backpacking tour itinerary for Cusco: Trek To The Rainbow Mountain In Peru


Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Backpacking Tour

See the beauty of the Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca  in the spectacular Ausangate area. Pass through the quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas on this 1-day private guided tour.

DAY 01

Cusco - Rainbow mountain (vinicunca)

  • Pick-up at 04:30. 

  • Set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive takes around 3 hours to get Pitumarca village where we are going to stop for breakfast. 

  • Go on a drive for 1.2 hours to Quesiuno community (4,326 m / 14,189 ft). 

  • Begin the trek to the rainbow mountain. 

  • Enjoy amazing landscapes of herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains and traditional local houses.

  • Explore the rainbow mountain area and take pictures.

  • Spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on your trekking speed and weather conditions).

  • Go down to the beginning of our trekking point that takes 40 minutes approx. 

  • Proceed to Pitumarca village to have lunch. 

  • Drive to Cusco and drop off at your Cusco Hotel between 6:30 to 7:00 pm.

  • 60 USD Per Adult
  • Pick-up from the hotel.

  • Round trip transportation in the bus.

  • Breakfast.

  • 1 Buffet lunch. (eat as much as you like)

  • Hot drinks.

  • Professional Cusco Tour Guide.

  • Assistant tour Guide. (only for 9 people or more)

  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle.

  • Entrance fee.

  • Alcoholic drinks.

  • Walking stick USD 5 (each).

  • Dinner.

  • Rain poncho. (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail)

  • Horse for the entire trip. (USD 35)


Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Backpacking Tour

Contributed By

Renato Fuentes

starting from
USD 60
Type of Tour

Private Tour


The tour is available from 16 Nov to 20 Dec on the following days of the week.

  • Monday 04:18
  • Tuesday 04:18
  • Wednesday 04:18
  • Thursday 04:18
  • Friday 04:18
  • Saturday 04:18
  • Sunday 04:04
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