The other Rainbow Mountain-Palcoyo

The other Rainbow Mountain-Palcoyo is ready to be discovered by you!  Few travelers realize that there are various Rainbow Mountains located in Valle Rojo or Red Valley in the Cusco region and day trips to a new Rainbow Mountain, also called Palcoyo, have begun to take place.  With this alternative 1-Day Tour to the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain you will evade a place overcrowded of tourist and horses.  This mini trek is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the stunning views of the colorful mountains of this Andean region without the extra effort of partaking in a full day high altitude trek.  It is also perfect for families.  Although Palcoyo is at high altitude, the trail itself is short and relatively flat.


Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this 1-day Tour to The Other Rainbow Mountain-Palcoyo?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this tour to The Other Rainbow Mountain-Palcoyo, Culturandes Travel & Adventure help you to fulfill your dream of having an unforgettable trip without any stress and unexpected situations with:

  • Reliable and high standard services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transportation according the highest standards
  • Official drivers
  • Detailed and personal pre-departure information
  • 24 hours support during your trip
  • Excellent local official bilingual guides who will turn out the star of your trip

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Group services versus Private services for this 1-day Tour to The Other Rainbow Mountain-Palcoyo?

This is a question we must all ask ourselves before planning a trip. The answer depends a lot on the age, the particular interests of each person but above all on the economy of each passenger. Being in a group of 15/20 people with different interests will probably mean that some of them will want to make shopping without stopping on a souvenir market while others with 10 minutes will have enough, and although there is a schedule for each activity there always exist the person who arrives some minutes late running, causing a loss of your precious vacation time, at the end of the day. Besides, the local official guide of the group will guide in both, English/Spanish languages, will has a strict stipulated itinerary and will be available for the 15/20 people at the same time. The main advantage of this service is the affordable price.

On the other side, with the private services you will have a very accommodate driver who will make the necessary stops where you indicate and for the time you will considerer convenient in each place and a local official guide who will guide in your own language (when possible, if not just in one language, most of the times English) and who will perfectly know your particular interests to make of your trip a very personal experience, without losing time in places that are not of your interest. The main advantage of a private tour is that you use your vacation time more efficiently, learn more about the country and have all the attention of your guide, no doubt a “must” for the demanding client. If you have 5 or more people in the group, we recommend you take the private services as the price gets very close to that of the group services.

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.

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  • Active Tour
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Nature

  • Cusco
  • Huallatakunka
  • Oropesa
  • Palcoyo
  • Quispicanchis
  • Rainbow Mountain

  • Easy

  • Full day

  • Year round


  • Amazing mountain scenery
  • Visit to local villages
  • Visit a traditional local bakery
  • Local flora and Fauna
  • Astonishing views of the snowcapped Ausangate mountain
  • Interaction with herders of Quechua-speaking Andean communities
  • Visit to the beautiful Checaupe colonial Church and bridge
  • High mountain passes



Breakfast and lunch

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend a good acclimatization

Very early in the morning you will be picked up from your lodging toward the south valley of Cusco, a stop will be made in the famous town of Oropesa (10223f/3116m) to visit a traditional bakery where you will learn how locals prepare a very popular bread called Chuta. After this interesting stop you will continue your trip until getting the town of Checacupe (11305f/3446m) famous for its spectacular colonial church, deceivingly simple on the outside, it reveals breathtakingly beautiful decoration on the interior and, even if you are not a lover of religious history and art, a quick stop is advisable. Off the village main square you will also find an Inca/Spanish bridge.

You will then continue your trip to Palcoyo village (14599f/4450m) where you will stop for some minutes as it is a check point where you will have to show your passport, after this quick stop you will finally get the Huallatakakunka pass (14599f/4450m) the starting point of your short and gentle hike until reaching the marked viewpoints, although an effort on the inclines is needed because the altitude. On your way you will see lots of adobe style houses and experience first-hand how locals live in those remote and raw lands. Native of this region are one of the few true shepherding communities left in the world.

It is time to have your box lunch in this paradise surrounded by beautiful vistas of the three rainbow-colored mountains and panoramic views of the Red Valley.

After this unique experience you will return to your private transportation back to the city of Cusco. On your way you will stop in Pinipampa community to lear how to make local roof tiles before being dropped off at your lodging.

Maximun altitude: 16243ft/4951m
Minimun altitude: 10223ft/3116m
Walking distance: 2.4m./4 km
Approximate walking time: 3 hours round trip


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