Rainbow Mountain Peru
Rainbow Mountain Peru
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Rainbow Mountain Peru Travel Agency, it is a company run by professionals dedicated to tourism, with extensive experience in adventure tourism in the region cusco.
Cusco, Peru
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Randall R
3 contributions
Jan 2023
The trip was great. I do suggest that you take the horse ride. It will save you energy and time. You are only suppose to stay 30 minutes at the peak. You will want to take some type of pack. Bring water and some snacks. Only drink water as you climb up the mountain because food can make you sick. If it is a pretty day then you will see full colors but if cloudy you may also experience snow or freezing rain at 5000 meters altitude. You will enjoy the experience. It was difficult due not the lack of oxygen but fun. There is places along the way to sell items but most people just passed them by. Make sure you have layered clothing and an good pair of shoes. Your feet will get muddy. The walk back will be without the horse. We paid $60 Soles for the horse. I suggest you purchase a package in the plaza of Cusco. You will save much more money than pre purchase from home. Most of the package plans will offer a breakfast and lunch
Written January 11, 2023
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Deron M
washington dc, United States5 contributions
Jun 2022
It was a fun trip, that was not as hard as you might think. Don't get me wrong, to hike to 16,400' is not easy, but the hike has a lot of slow inclines, so there are places to catch your breath. Plus if you can't make it, there are plenty of opportunities to hire a horse to take you near the top. The hardest part is the last 200-300 feet which is a more vertical climb.

We had a perfect, blue sunny day, but keep in mind, the pictures you see from the tour companies have been photoshopped to make the colors pop.
Written September 12, 2022
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David
New York City, NY34 contributions
Jun 2021
Very nice high altitude trek with beautiful and colorful scenery! Trail was easy to moderate with two stops along the way to take a bathroom break. Most difficult part is the climb to the top. Slow and steady all the way and anyone can make it to the top for some awesome views! I booked the day trip through Valencia Travel. Buffet breakfast and lunch were included.
Written July 9, 2021
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chad n
Regina, Canada197 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Guys guys guys! Spoiler alert! There is another way to rainbow mountain which is totally quicker! Everybody here is talking about the classic trail where hundreds of tourists take this route. the new trail is only about 40mins to see rainbow mountain! I even flew my drone over there. No other tourists besides our group that we went there. I suggest wear something warm as it is cold when youre 5100m above sea level and weather can change quickly. It was windy, cold and about to rain that time. You can actually see many rainbow mountains plus the red valley is visible with the new trail. Donkeys, llamas, alpacas, horses and if youre lucky you can see vicuñas. Ask your tour company if they have access to the new route. You dont have to walk for 3hrs =) see my pictures. No other tourist! Just us!
Written July 6, 2017
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hipster4
Illinois129 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
I was worried about taking this tour due to the various things I read about the difficult hike and the weather conditions, but I am so glad I took the risk. It was stunning!
But here is the catch..there are different tours and different starting points.I read about taking the horses part way, but where we were, there were no horses. We were told if we went to that spot, the hike would be easier, but longer. We took a very narrow, windy road in the tour van up to a certain point. We then hiked about 45 minutes up a steep hill. At the top, we were able to look out onto 2 gorgeous mountains. There was an easier path, but it put you on top of one of the mountains, thus giving you a view of only one. No matter what tour you take, I would try it. The view is worth it.
We went in early January. It was chilly, and I wore layers, including a hat and gloves. We were worried about rain, but we lucked out. Not sunny, but no rain.
Written January 17, 2019
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Bryan H
Littleton, CO8 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
While my experience on the actual mountain was fantastic, my experience with this company was not. In my confirmation email I was told that we would have professional tour guides and what I received fell far short of that. Our drive to the trailhead was in a large Toyota van that was falling apart. For the almost 3 hour drive our driver never said a word to anyone.

Breakfast was in a small village just before you get to the trailhead. When we stopped there, again nothing was said, and we were ushered into a room where we were fed. Coca tea, bread, butter, jam, coffee, hot chocolate. Once done we were on the road to the trailhead.

At the trailhead they did a meager attempt at rallying our group (first time really talking to us) but it was more focused on making sure everyone knew that we needed to be back in the vans by 1:00.

Once on the trail we were basically on our own. Not that you can’t find your way easily to the top, it’s about that fact that this company represents that you will have professional tour guides and not just a shuttle service with breakfast and lunch included.

After the hike, we were driven to the same place we had breakfast and were served a buffet lunch. While the food was good, they didn’t tell anyone about the food and really just organized in what order tables could go get food.

After lunch we were finally talked to about some very general information related to the local people and Rainbow Mountain. Additionally, about this time someone noticed that one of the vans had a flat tire and through the process of changing the tire the jack slipped and the van fell on the person changing the tire (why he was under the van to change the tire I’ll never know). It took many people to lift the van off of the man and luckily has was not hurt bad. The delay that this caused must have frustrated our driver because he gave us one of the most unprofessional and unsafe drives I’ve ever experienced on the way back. Passing on blind corners is just the beginning of what unsafe deeds this man did.

Once back in Cusco we were unceremoniously dropped off on a street where I gladly got out Google Maps and walked back to my hotel.
Written April 28, 2018
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lilystine
Raleigh, NC245 contributions
Aug 2018
Considering how likely it is to get sick from going, I don't recommend it.

I did not get sick, however the view was underwhelming for me. Pictures make the mountain look much bigger and more colorful than it actually is. If your crunched for time there are much better options than rainbow mountain.

If you do decide to go I recommend taking a horse up. The hike isn't difficult, it's mostly flat but you want to save your energy for the end. The horse doesn't take you up the hardest part so be prepared to walk even with a horse, at the end. And only get a horse one way, the way back isn't hard at all like I said the only difficult part is the end and the horse doesn't even take you up/ down that part. It's about 60 soles for a horse one way.

A guide is NOT needed. We did a group tour that was $30-40USD it was worth it simply for the breakfast/ lunch but the tour guide didn't help with anything so that's not necessary.

I recommend leaving at 3 am if you go because if you leave at 6 there will be a lot more people. You have to wake up early regardless so you might as well wake up a little earlier to ensure a better view and you get to watch the sunrise in the red valley.
Written August 3, 2018
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CeeBee1891
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I found the hike more spectacular than the actual destination. Once I reached the summit I was highly disappointed. There were tonnes of people perched on a ridge to see what was I thought a very underwhelming view. I would highly recommend anti altitude prevention as this is a very demanding climb to the top. The road in was also very hairy at times
Written June 28, 2018
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Lina Castilla
Cartagena, Colombia41 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The tour was very punctual and it made it possible to arrive without there being a lot of people. Food needs improvement, both breakfast and lunch were not so good.
Other than that it was a very nice tour, demanding but worth it.
Written December 30, 2019
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Courtney K
Milan, Italy20 contributions
Sep 2019
Such an incredible area of Peru, definitely should not leave until you see Rainbow mountain! The hike itself was about 1.5hrs, due to the extremely high elevation, definitely went a lot slower than normal. You had the option to take a horse up ~75% of the way, which some of our group did. Highly recommend this tour!
Written September 9, 2019
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