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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour

Created with Sketch. Palcoyo, Cusco, Peru
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Duration

1 Day

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

Español, Ingles

Overview

Discover the second rainbow mountain hidden in Cusco, which stands out for its easy accessibility and beautiful natural landscapes. Have you ever heard about the Vinicunca?, also called the Mountain of the 7 Colors or Rainbow Mountain. This natural attraction is located in Cusco and grows in popularity every day.  But know? Today, there is another similar attraction called the Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo. And what will I see in the Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo? Discover this new attraction in the Andes of Peru and enjoy a unique views of Ausangate Mountain. Beyond the splendid panorama with which one is, in Palccoyo you will enjoy different activities that you can perform.

In this Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour you can also appreciate a forest of stones that gives a mystical attraction to the place and that is perfect for lovers of nature and trekking. On the way to Checacupe, you can visit the colonial temple that has fine works of wood carving, gold leaf and houses paintings of the Cusco school. In addition, you can learn about the Inca, Colonial and Republican ancestral bridges. So, are you ready to discover Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain?

Briefing between 5pm – 7pm the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details from our guide.
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    Activities: Cultural, Adventure
    Shuttle to Checacupe: 2½ hour by bus from Cusco.
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Hiking distance: 5 km / 2.9 miles
    Hiking time: 1½ hour approximately.
    Maximum Altitude: 4200 masl. / 13779 ft.
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 6:00 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at Cusco around 17:15 PM

Itinerary

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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour
We will pick you up at your hotel around 06.30 am. Then we will left Cusco and start our adventure going to the south of the city. Passing through valleys, rivers, mountains and some smaller communities, we reach our starting point at 4900 meters above sea level. We walk uphill for approximately 45 minutes to the highest point of our excursion that is 5000 meters away, passing through the unique formations of the rainbow mountain range.

The incredible view of the Ausangate mountain covered with snow is really impressive!!! Once we are at the top of our point of view, we will have the Vilcanota Mountain Range in front of us. You will have all the time to rest and take amazing pictures. Then, we will descend for approximately 30 minutes to the starting point to finally take the bus to the place where we will have a delicious lunch and then return to Cusco where we will arrive around 5:30 p.m.

NOTES:
In our shared services, we will pick-up our clients from your hotel as long as it is located in the downtown.
In our shared services, at the end of the tour, we leave our clients in a place close to the Main Square, because is easier go walking instead the car for the traffic jam. If your hotel is far from the downtown, take some cash with you in order to take a taxi.
Pick-up and drop off times are referential, this will depend on the traffic that can be found in the streets or delay of the other clients, our assistant will be on time but sometimes the transport could delay a few minutes.
Itenirary
06:30 - 07:00
Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
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07:00 - 10:00
Transportation from Cusco to Checacupe
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10:00 - 10:30
Visit of the Palccoyo community
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10:30 - 11:00
Arrival at the parking lot (view of the first mountain of colors) + briefing
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11:00 - 11.30
Visit of the second mountain of colors
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11:30 - 12:00
Visit the third mountain of colors + pause with coca tea
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12:00 - 12:30
Hike to the Stone Forest (optional) with a spectacular view
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12:30 - 13:00
Return to car
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13:00 - 13:50
Transfer to Restaurant
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14:00 - 14:40
Lunch in a restaurant
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15:00 - 17:15
Return to Cusco by bus for your overnight in Cusco.

Include:

  • Pick up from the hotel.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Lunch in the place.

Not Included:

  • Entrance to Palcoyo - S /. 10.00
  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast.
  • Snacks and drinks during the journey.
  • Souvenirs, gifts.

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Palcoyo, Cusco, Peru

Tour Map: Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour

FAQs

Weather and Climate
Cusco has two seasons: the dry and wet season. The dry season begins in April and lasts until October. Days are generally sunny at this time of year, while the nights can be cold. The average daytime temperature is between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 Fahrenheit), while nighttime temperatures can drop to below zero (below 32 Fahrenheit).

The wet season is warmer with higher average precipitation and runs from November to March. Daytime temperatures range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius (60 to 68 Fahrenheit), while nighttime temperatures are a little higher compared to the dry season. While temperatures in Cusco are far from tropical, when the sun shines temperatures can easily exceed 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). Whatever season you arrive, do not forget sun block as there is little wind during most of the year and the sun is very strong at this level of altitude.
Currency
The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol. Although you can sometimes use U.S. Dollars in stores and restaurants in Cusco, it is not guaranteed. Therefore, it is advisable to always carry soles on you. You can exchange your money in many places including the airport, in banks, or in currency exchange companies. You can also use your credit/debit card at ATMs across the country (there is often a fee to use a foreign card at Peruvian banks to withdraw money).
Spanish Language
You do not need to be fluent in Spanish to come to Peru, but it is good to learn some basic words and phrases, such as how to ask for directions, how to order in a restaurant, or how to ask for something in a store.
Age Restrictions
To travel independently on our tours you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits, however, all travelers are required to fill out a medical questionnaire and consider their health before participating. Our tours are also available to children over the age of 7 who are accompanied by an adult.
Guides
All of our guides are educated in the field of tourism, have received first aid assistance training and are fluent in English. We also have guides who offer tours in Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese. All guides have excellent knowledge about local flora and fauna as well as Peru's history, geography and culture.

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