Tours and Tickets

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru provided by FlashpackerConnect

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru
5
Book in advance
from
$153.85
per adult (price varies by group size)
100% of travelers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38645P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Private transportation from/to your hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Box lunch
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • Water
  • Tips for the guide and driver (Voluntary)
  • Trekking poles
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All Cusco Hotels
  • Cusco Region, Cusco Region
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Private transportation from/to your hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Box lunch
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • Water
  • Tips for the guide and driver (Voluntary)
  • Trekking poles
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All Cusco Hotels
  • Cusco Region, Cusco Region
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
43 reviews
Excellent
43
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Zachary Williamson
1 contribution
It was a super fun trip and the guides could not have been better! Giovanny was very friendly and the whole crew was accommodating. Mario our driver was very friendly as well. We went very early in the morning (highly recommended to beat the large crowd). They gave us breakfast for the ride there.

When hiking, Giovanny was very informative and helpful. He explained all the landscapes, the culture and the history. He took a lot of pictures for us and showed us the best places to take pictures. We hiked all the way to the peak of the trail and it was a glorious view. He was patient with us because while the hike is not a great distance, it is a very high altitude. He was very understanding and encouraging, especially to our 10 year old son.

On the ride back we stopped for lunch made by the cooks Mario (the second Mario) and Valerio. The food was outstanding and there was a lot of it. We all ate together and talked about history and culture.

We even stopped at a famous bridge on the way back that dates back to the 1600s and took pictures. Giovanny explained the history and significance of the bridge. Very cool.

All in all, it was a great trip and I would recommend it to anyone visiting and thinking of going. Highly recommend this tour guide group! They were first class all the way!
Written April 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emcy02
Oakland, CA10 contributions
Giovanny, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the background history of the landscape we visited. He was very patient with us, and he took his time explaining all the questions we had for him about the history of the Peruvian culture. He made sure we were comfortable enough with the hike, especially we brought our 10 year old kid with us, who had no patience with walking but had a lot of energy to beat us down at the end of the hike.

Our driver, Mario, was amiable. While we slept the entire time on the way to Palccoyo, Mario made sure we get to the destination safely. We were very impressed on how he navigates the van he’s driving especially with the narrow roads!

Our chefs, Valerio and Mario 2, prepared a spread of amazing typical Peruvian food. My son loves the fried chicken and the squash soup (and he doesn’t even like vegetables!).

We definitely recommend this group tour and we loved how private and personalized the tour is. We were the first group ever made to Palccoyo. All the tour groups came around the time we were descending from the mountains!
Written April 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christine Jan
California18 contributions
LeAnn reached out right before we boarded our flights with changes to our Original Rainbow mountain 1 day. Due to local community conflicts, we opted to change our 1 day tour to Tres rainbow according to LeAnn’s recommendation. She was very patient and creative in ways to workaround changes since our first booking pre-COVID.

My husband and I were the only two on the tour that day. Jacob, our guide, Met us at our hotel at 3am in the morning and we went on the most breathtaking walk I could have imagined. Seeing the Rainbow mountains itself was great, but I have to say we were most impressed by the quiet wilderness throughout our hike more than the destination itself.

Jacob took such good care of us throughout the hike. Constantly checking on our breathing, our pace, and oxygen levels. He was also the best photographer and videographer we could have asked for. Thanks to him, we have many photos to remember our trip by. We also loved how much Jacob was passionate in sharing about the culture and history of Cusco and the Inca’s.

Flashpacker came highly recommended from a friend of ours, and they definitely did not disappoint!
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrin K
Uster, Switzerland25 contributions
We had an amazing tour with Beker, Mario and Abel to Rainbow Mountain. The weather was not too good but Beker knew when to start hiking in order to get the best possible view at the summit. You will notice that the tour with Flashpacker Connect is more expensive than other tours - in return you get a really small group (in our case just the three of us), the best communication with the company before the trip, a friendly, funny and professional guide, a great driver, a very safe experience (no rush to get to the top and the guide is carrying oxygen just in case), a delicious lunch consisting of many different dishes that you get to choose from and most importantly, amazing memoires of this beautiful place on earth. We want to thank the whole team for making our day so special, especially Beker and wish them all the best. Would totally recommend and if I ever come back to Cusco, I will do more tours with them.
Written January 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elliott H
1 contribution
Nov 2021
First off I have I have to say our tour guide Joaquin really made this trip. He is not only super personable, but very knowledgeable when it comes to the trip and surrounding areas. Yes this trip is on the higher side, but if you take any of the $30 treks around Cusco you will quickly understand why.

If you're like me and you're going to take photos the excursion get you to rainbow mountain first. Which is absolutely necessary once you see the horde of people coming in after you've already finished taking photos and doing it at your own pace!

Joaquin was super patient with me as I was taking an absurd amount of photos and let us go at our own pace! the food was great both before and after the bus was very nice and they provided blankets, so getting to wake up at the beginning of the trek was super great.

Finally don't forget to enjoy the actual journey, the drive in through the valley is gorgeous. but the actual walk up to rainbow mountain is just insane. which I find it crazy no one talks about. Yes Rainbow mountain is spectacular but don't forget to marvel at the glacier on the left or the alpacas running through the fields. It's actually jaw dropping!

To wrap it up make sure to request Joaquin!
Written November 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nicstick
Key West, FL2 contributions
We had the BEST time visiting this unique and gorgeous corner of Peru with our guide Joaquin. Out hotel pick up was right on time and we never felt any stress. I struggled a bit with the very high altitude and Joaquin was carrying oxygen which I used for a few minutes and then felt great again. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our driver Mario did an excellent job and Chef Mario prepared us a wonderful and tasty meal. This was money well spent on an amazing adventure that was very well orchestrated by Flashpacker connect.
Written September 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ruby S
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We did the Tres Rainbows hike and added on the Incan bridge. We originally planned to do Rainbow Mountain, but unfortunately is closed the week we were supposed to go. Flash Backpackers was great with quickly emailing us an alternative option and including a private chef (Mario, his food is great!!).

Joaquin was our guide and he ensured we were on time and taught us all about the local culture. He also always made sure to pull over for any cool photo opportunities and bathrooms. Super kind, knowledgeable, and friendly guide.

I’d highly recommend doing this tour if rainbow mountain is closed. Do note, it’s almost 10 hours of driving if you add on the Incan bridge. However the scenery is beautiful the whole way.
Written March 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Taylor M
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I feel really lucky to have gone on this day trip. It was everything I could have asked for.
Albert was our tour guide and you should ask for him. He was so knowledgeable about the area, answering all the questions we had. He was patient with those in our group who had problems adjusting to the high altitude hike, taking frequent breaks for pictures so it seemed like it was all part of the plan.
We also got there before anyone else and had the entire mountain to ourselves till the hike down.
He carried oxygen, however no one needed it.
Our driver David handled tight roads without breaking a sweat and as someone who can get car sick easily I was so thankful to be in the hands of a professional.
They also serve you so much food; breakfast, snacks, and a giant lunch. I was so full.

Afterwards, Albert taught us a Peruvian game called Frog.

This was my favorite day in Cusco. I smile when I think about it.
Written January 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria
Queretaro City, Mexico9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This day trip was amazing! We had Jacob as our guide and we had a great time with him! He is very kind and attentive, always checking how we were feeling with the altitude. He is very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. Our driver was Mario and he was great, it is not easy driving those small mountain roads. We even had a chef who cooked breakfast and lunch. The walk, landscape and mountains are beautiful, the long drive was worth it!!!
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalie D
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Had a wonderful experience going to Palccoyo from Cusco using Flashpacker Connect. Joaquin our guide was great as was Mario our driver and Mario the chef. They were professional and really gave us an authentic experience - we on time to pick us up, discussed the culture, and Mario cooked authentic homestyle food for breakfast and lunch. My 11 year old daughter had a bit of altitude sickness when hiking Rainbow mountain and Joaquin was great and very patient with us. We had a great time and I highly recommend this group if you are planning a trip to Palccoyo.
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 41
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: FlashpackerConnect
aaale26gomez
aaale26gomez
00
Valle Sagrado
If you ever find yourself wanting to explore around Peru with a guide who is reliable, knowledgeable, and informati
abecerril18
abecerril18
00
Amazing tour guide!! One of the best!!
I enjoyed listening to him tell the history of Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Super interesting and informative! Joa
LydiaS1948
LydiaS1948
00
breathtaking experience!
We did a 3 day hike with flashbackerconnect. Because of local restrictions at the rainbow mountains we were not abl
christinerP4235KN
christinerP4235KN
00
Amazing Trip
We made a 3 Day Trekking Tour (Ausangate to the Rainbow Mountain). We decided one day before to do this trip and it
kevd112
kevd112
00
Excellent trip to Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain
I had a fantastic experience travelling with Flashpacker Connect toAusengate and Rainbow Mountain. I was a solo tr
kairuj
kairuj
00
No need to compare, best quality tour one could ask for ❤️
I booked this trip right before the pandemic broke out and country borders closed. In a frenzy to postpone travels,
glatt70
glatt70
00
Amazing experience!
We had a wonderfull trip at the Inka trail with Joaquin. The view along the was was great, and Juaquin had lots of
RoniGl
RoniGl
00
GO DO IT!
In short - GO DO IT! We had the 2 days Camino Inca with Joaquin and had a great journey. He holds a wide knowledge
kelseyj455
kelseyj455
00
4 days Peru!
We had an amazing time on a 4 day tour with Jacob! We started with mountain biking and white water rafting near San
twoody591
twoody591
00
Sacred Valley and Machu Piccu Tour
Joaquin was an amazing tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend him and FlashPacker f
jacobrZ9562KI
jacobrZ9562KI
00
Peru trip of a lifetime
Fantastic experience! Joaquin was our tour guide for this trip plus another day at Machu Picchu and needless to say
584shreyasij
584shreyasij
00
Good experience
We did a 1-day Cusco local tour with Flashpacker. The tour was good. We covered all the main sightseeing points in
emllycheng
emllycheng
00
Incredible 4-day Inca Trail Trek
We did the 4-day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu with Aiben as our tour guide! It was such a fun and challenging ex
min c
min c
00
Inca trail 4 days trek to Machu Picchu
Aiben is our tour guide he is very knowledgeable he cares a lot about the group. Small things such as suggestions f
CBjo3
CBjo3
00
Delightful experience
Incredible company to book with. We were greeted at our hostel both days by our guide, Albert. For our train trip
Frequently Asked Questions about 1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru will start at 5:00 AM. Discover and book 1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru on Tripadvisor

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru price starts from $153.85. Discover and book 1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru on Tripadvisor

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book 1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru on Tripadvisor

1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru is hosted by FlashpackerConnect. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact FlashpackerConnect on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 1 Day Tour to Palccoyo (Alternative Rainbow Mtn) from Cusco, Peru on Tripadvisor