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Rainbow Mountain Easy Option (Palccoyo)
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Rainbow Mountain Easy Option (Palccoyo)

By Happy Gringo Tours
About
The Cordillera Rainbow of Palccoyo is the first sister of the famous mountain of the seven colours "Vinicunca" but with better accessibility. It's more than nine thousand natural hectares have a colour similar to the rainbow, which gives it a cheerful and at the same time mystical atmosphere. In addition, in this tour in addition to appreciating this geological beauty we will visit other sites that will make this trip an unforgettable experience.
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Ages 11-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 11h
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Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Transport
  • Professional bi-lingual guide
  • Paramedic
  • First Aid Kit
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • Entrance 10 Soles
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will be picking you up from the hotel within the historic centre of Cusco
    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
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 176745P13

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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 Easy Option (Palccoyo)?
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        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: 176745P13

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          Once again the nature of the city of Cusco shows us another impressive natural attraction "The rainbow mountain range of Palccoyo" where we will enjoy the beauty and colour of the region, likewise we can appreciate the variety of flora and fauna that shows us this beautiful place. This attraction is relatively new and many people of the region did not know about this Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Range, since before it was covered by snow, which did not allow to see its coloration; However, due to global warming, the snow has disappeared and now with our new excursion it is possible to visit the Palccoyo Rainbow Range (Combapata). Cusco - Checacupe - Raqchi - Rainbow Archipelago of Palccoyo - Cuatro Lagunas - Cusco Our company Machu Picchu Peru Tours will pick you up at your different hotels from 06:30 a.m. to 07:00 a.m., then head for two hours south of Cusco to the town of Checacupe arriving at approximately 09:00 a.m. Upon arrival to Checacupe we will observe the evolutionary process of the road system through three colonial bridges located in the same town of Checacupe: Incan bridge, Colonial Bridge and the Republican Bridge, you can also see a colonial temple with fine carving works in wood, gold leaf and that houses the paintings of the Cusco school (Diego Quispe). Once the visit of this archaeological centre is finished, we will depart to the Rainbow Mountain Range of Palccoyo, located at 4,900 meters above sea level. Once arrived at this point we will begin our walk of 40 minutes approx. Where we will appreciate the valleys of eroded glaciers and the Permian formations of brilliant colours that stand out among the others and that is inhabited by alpacas and llamas. We can also appreciate some communities and farmers that live in the low areas of the Rainbow Mountain Range of Palccoyo. We will also appreciate the Ccacca Loma stone forest and the red mountain. After having visited the Rainbow Mountain Range of Palccoyo, we will continue with our circuit and we will go to Raqchi (Palace of God Wiracocha), in this place we will appreciate more than 151 colcas (QULLQAS) or granaries that were used to store grains like corn and quinoa, potato, chuño, dried fish brought from the coast, dried alpaca meat, brought from the Collao plateau, which were used for ceremonial purposes. The most important structure of Raqchi is the Temple of God (wiracocha), a huge rectangular structure of two floors that measures 92 meters long by 25.5 wide. The structure is composed of a central adobe wall between 18 and 20 meters high, with an andesite stone base. It has windows and doors, flanked on both sides by a row of 11 circular columns with the lower part in stone and the upper one in mud. Continuing our tour of the Rainbow Mountain Range of Palccoyo, we will go to San Pedro to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. After having enjoyed our lunch we will go to the circuit of the four lagoons, where we will observe the different lakes (Acopia, Pomacanchis, posposqo cocha, misky cocha), here we will have enough time to observe the variety of birds and the landscape that surrounds us. After all this beautiful tour and having visited the Rainbow Mountain Range of Palccoyo, we will return to the city of Cusco arriving at approximately 6:30 p.m. IMPORTANT: Our tours to the Rainbow mountain range of Palccoyo are suitable for travellers to enjoy these landscapes as all operators arrive early until 11:00 am; while we will be after them and with the ideal daylight to make excellent photographs.
        About the operator
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        • Happy Gringo Tours
          646
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in December 2015
        • 865amulyab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Machu Picchu day trip
          My guide was Mauro. He was an amazing person. Very informative. Very patient. I was very comfortable. Made my trip a great one. I would definitely recommend him
          Written May 20, 2024
        • J9517RXjamiek
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Made our trip!!
          The tour guide Jorge did amazing. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We were able to cut to the front of lines, had easy transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, and got to learn so much more information/history about Machu Picchu than we would have if we had gone on our own. The communication could be improved as far as getting the ticket into Machu Picchu, but it was a very easy process and we were able to get Circuit 1 & 2 for Machu Picchu. It was very easy communicating with Jorge (our tour guide) and the other Happy Gringo reps. They were always on time and very communicative/easy to reach. They answered all of our questions. Also, The hotel in Aguas Calientes was very clean and the town was cute and walkable.
          Written May 19, 2024
        • eRiggs-123
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Machu Picchu tour with Ruben!
          Ruben was a great tour guide! He took care of us from start to finish, met us at the train station, ate lunch with us, was so knowledgeable about Machu Picchu! We are so grateful! It was an awesome experience!
          Written May 17, 2024
        • Κωνσταντίνος Μ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience, highly recommended!
          It was an amazing experience. The whole service was excellent and especially my tour guide Jorge, who explained everything in very good english and was very helpfull and willing to make my experience pleasant and memorable. I highly recommend this trail to anyone who enjoys hikes, it is worth it. For once more, muchas gracias Jorge!
          Written May 17, 2024
        • C6617NOcarlosg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The agency for Gringos :)
          Amazing 2 day Machu Picchu tour! We booked the tour at last minute with Happy Gringo Tours. The service was very well organized, the tour guide at Machu Picchu was very knowleageble and the hotel at Aguas Calientes was very clean. Thaks for the good service and flexibility!
          Written May 17, 2024
        • saidy245
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          Such an amazing Inca trail hike with Jorge, he has great knowledge and such a friendly person. Also, he’s a great photographer!
          Written May 16, 2024
        • eliseparck
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ruben is most knowledgeable guide/photographer and your best friend at the end of the day!
          Ruben made it an incredible experience!!! We were a friends group but some of us also had kids with us and Ruben made it an awesome experience for all of us. He incorporated cultural Inca experiences and traditions and made sure we had plenty of stops ascending for everyone to enjoy the walk. Once at the top he turned into our personal photographer knowing the best angels to get the most epic pictures!!! He was very knowledgeable (Has studied 5 years to become a certified Machu Pichu guide) and shared plenty of information about history. At the end of the day Ruben felt like he was one of our friends and he joined us to lunch. Ruben will also take you THE BEST restaurants for lunches. Definitely recommend Gringo Tours and especially Ruben!!!!
          Written May 15, 2024
        • Y5018OWchrist
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Machu Picchu Tour
          Ruben was an amazing host and tour guide. The excitement he shared with our group almost seemed as though he was also experiencing Machu Picchu for the first time along with us. The culture and history he shared was eye opening about the Incan culture and this amazing site. This will not be the last time I visit this amazing country.
          Written May 15, 2024
        • larsgV6285FZ
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Takes no responsibility and don't return on mails
          Don’t ever use Happy Gringo Tours for your tours in Cusco!! My friend and I booked the 4-day Inka trek and the Rainbow Mountain ATV trek almost a year ago. As this had been our dream for many years and we wanted the full experience, we booked the Inca trail as a private tour and paid more than 1800 $ for the trip. Even though we booked many months in advance no guide had been dedicated to our trip and we ended up with the worst guide possible. An elderly lady totally out of shape, who hadn’t done the Inca trail for 20 years. Not only that, she had really poor English skills, she was rude, and she had no idea about anything. She had to have oxygen to survive the days and she was always way behind. In the afternoons she argued with and yelled at the chef and porters, even calling the chef fat and pregnant, which ended up in a big discussion on day 3, where they all yelled at each others in front of us. That meant no ceremony or pictures for us. We ended up completing all 4 days trekking alone with no guide. That meant we missed out on a lot of information on our way. Even on Machu Picchu where we needed her to enter, we had to wait for her. She had no knowledge about getting around there and we were whistled at and yelled ay by the guards. As soon as we reached Machu Picchu I called the agency and said the trip had been a disaster. She had even booked the wrong train tickets back from Aguas Calientes. 😠 We felt the agency took the incident seriously and we had a meeting on our hotel as soon as we returned to Cusco and they promised to get back to us soon. Two days after we were supposed to go on ATV trip to Rainbow Mountain but on our way up there it was cancelled due to bad weather. We agreed to postpone it a couple of days and try again, but unfortunately we both got sick and had to cancel the trip. Surely we asked for a full refund 220 $ for this trip and they promised to get back to us on this as well. The day before we had to travel back, we got a WhatsApp message, that they would refund approximately 100 $ for our Inca trail but nothing on our ATV tour A complete joke, which we surely didn’t accept. We were told to write a full complaint to the boss/agency, which we did but since then, we haven’t heard anything. It seems that the agency takes no responsibility for its bad decisions and doesn’t even care to respond. There are so many other agencies and we really regret using Happy Gringo for what should’ve been a dream trip. Don’t get fooled over their good reviews!
          Written May 14, 2024
        • Z8735NPpeteh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ruben was the best!
          Machu Picchu was absolutely magical, and Ruben was SUCH. Great guide and host. Very knowledgeable, funny, and great recommendations. Highly recommend!!!
          Written May 13, 2024
        • DayTrip33974912755
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An Amazing Guide to Machu Pichu
          Ruben was an amazing guide. He passionately shared his amazing Inka culture, history, food and he performed a sweet Inka ceremony. We've enjoyed his time, efforts and ability to teach us about Machu Pichu, his wonderful people and his life. He seems like a wonderful young man who will go places in life. He is a great lead and understands people's skills very well. He is truly an asset to your company. Wishing him blessings in his future endeavors!
          Written May 11, 2024
        • 293byronn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour!
          Amazing tour with an amazing guide, definitely recommend if you want an informative and fun tour! Dont hesitate to book
          Written May 10, 2024
        • Z1010VWalexandres
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Cusco walking tour
          This tour was great. We walked Cusco’s monuments and history with great views of the city, as well as cool local hangouts. Walking a city like Cusco which has a lot to show in it’s center is much better than being shuttled in a bus. I felt that it was a “real” experience, and I strongly recommend it,
          Written May 3, 2024
        • ghowington
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          There are no words to adequately describe the majesty of Machu Picchu.
          Our guide Ruben was very knowledgeable, nice, personable and all around great guide. He kept us moving through Mach Picchu without feeling rushed. He was an excellent photographer knowing how to best position to take advantage of the best views. Cosmo tours provided an all around amazing experience with impeccable timing. It was a long day making the round trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back. Our 4:40am pick up was right on time. Our 6:10 drop at Inca Rail was perfect. This continued throughout the day until our final drop off back to our hotel a few minutes earlier than expected. Great trip! Many thanks to Cosmo for putting it together and Ruben for an all around great experience.
          Written May 1, 2024
        • 933tonyab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ruben was great!
          Ruben was an amazing tour guide! He was passionate about the history of Machu Picchu. He was very patient with us and fair as well: Thank you so much Ruben!
          Written April 29, 2024
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        Rigen P
        9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        Well worth the visit. The Rainbow Mountains are quite distinct and interesting day trip from Cusco. The views are spectacular nd we even had a chance to interact and meet the people from the local community. Overall a fantastic and unforgettable experience.
        Written December 10, 2019
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        Erwin M
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        had a time of my life on this tour to the Rainbow Mountains of Cusco with Marko, my guide. The tour was very nice with a lot of sights to see on the way up to the summit. Marko speaks good English and has a good knowledge and experience on treking up the Rainbow mountains. Every thing was just as it was mentioned in the itinerarty and well organised.
        Written October 28, 2019
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        Franka Cadassi
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        Marko is a wonder man, yes that´s what we named him. The trip was fantastic, Marko did a great job in organising this trip in a great manner. He was our guide too and helped us a lot as we were struglling to reach to the summit. Felt very safe. They are a professional team with a good knowledge and experience,
        Written October 10, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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