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

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    Distance: 15-30 min walk

    Altitude: 16,000ft/4880m

    Rating: easy


    Pick up from hotel in Cusco: 5 am 


    Drop off at hotel in Cusco: 3 pm

    Much of this journey is done by car, as you will travel 3.5 hours from Cusco to reach Tres Rainbows near the town of Palccoyo. This recently discovered group of rainbow-colored mountains is a stunning option away from the crowds. This option is great for those wanting to experience high mountain culture and some remote beauty, without the strenuous hiking. This is also a great option for families with children. 

    Given good weather we will spend 1-2 hours exploring the area, taking photographs, and enjoying a boxed lunch. Following this, we will depart back to Cusco.
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    Reviewed June 30, 2019

    I would like to commend the staff from Flashpacker Connect for providing my husband David, my friend Evelyn and myself with such unforgettable trek adventure to Rainbow Mountain. Visiting such magical sight has left a permanent mark in my heart and soul. Brandon was quick...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Margie J
    Reviewed June 8, 2019

    So glad I decided to to this tour, what a great day. The standard Rainbow Moutains site get around 1500 visitors per day, this site gets around 60 according to our guide, and you don't have to get up at 3am... There was nobody there...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank efossvold
    Reviewed June 2, 2019

    Our guide was exceptional, patient and knowledgeable, arguably the best guide I have had in sometime. The more private nature of the alt rainbow mountain allowed for near perfect privacy, myself and girlfriend were completely alone (expect guide) and it made for an extremely memorable...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Sebastien S
    Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely fantastic day trip out of Cusco! We wanted to see the rainbow mountain but were concerned that the elevation (~5000 meters higher than Cusco!) would make that impossible. We found this alternative hike on a whim and took a chance and can easily say...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank shoebops21
    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    This is must do trip if you are in Peru and the Cusco area. It’s a very earlier start than a lot of tours but for good reason. Getting to the summit early and before the crowds made the experience that much better. This gave...More

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    February 11, 2019|
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    Response from Syd G | Reviewed this property |
    Four of us went on this tour during our second full day in Peru. While we we all felt the altitude to an extent, the hike is relatively short. My father who is out of shape waited by the vehicle, while the remaining three of... More
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