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Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco

Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco

By Turismoi
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Ages 16-75, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Local guide (bilingual)
  • Hotel pickup (Only in downtown Cusco)
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Pick up from hotels in Downtown Cusco. Always in the center of the city and prior coordination with the operator. For places outside those limits, you must coordinate with the Operator the feasibility of your pick-up or meeting point or additional cost. For your consideration: The time interval for pick-up from your hotel is 4.00 am - 5:00 am. Return point: Plaza Regocijo - 1 block from main square.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44897P26

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Walking comfortable shoes and clothes reccomended.
        • Small backpack
        • Sunglasses
        • Sunscreen
        • Water and extra snacks
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco?
        Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco price starts from $36.00. Discover and book Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco on Tripadvisor
        What is the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco cancellation policy?
        Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco?
        Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco is hosted by Turismoi. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Turismoi on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour from Cuzco on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44897P26

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        MARIS Z
        Sigulda, Latvia434 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
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        I purchased a tour to Rainbow mountain at I received a ticket stating that my tour operator would be The guide spoke no words in English. I do not understand Spanish. Thats why I paid more for the tour that should have been an English tour. But in reality i didnt understand nothing what the guide told about the mountain. At some point at climbing Rainbow mountain, I met another guide from another group who spoke english and he said that he would try to help me, if anything heapens. However I couldn't understand how he can help me if I go with different group in different minibus. The tour itself was bad. The mountain was swollen in the mist and nothing could be seen. Because there were no guides nearby, the climb was chaotic and at times couldn't figure out where to go. I really couldn't figure out when to come back, so I rushed down quickly. After coming down I got to wait a long time for the rest of the group, who were apparently Spanish speaking and understood when to come back. Even when everyone was back and we started our way home, driving down the serpentine road turned out to be a blocked road. It took several hours for the locals to clear the road. Thanks them. When we stopped to eat lunch in a cafe some mad dog attacked me and heavily stained my clothes with his dirty feet.
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        Dear Maris, We thank you for taking the time to provide us with an assessment of your experience. We would like to know more. Please send us an email with a phone number or email address so that our Operations Manager can solve your problems personally. Sincerely, Turismoi – Perú
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        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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