Highlights

If the Mountain of 7 Colors, or Rainbow Mountain, in Peru is one of those places that you have yet to discover…If you are an adventurer who wants an unforgetable trip, but you want to visit it with a comfortable itinerary…well, then this trip is for you! Instead of waking you up at 3:00 am, we spend a
calm night in a lodge and then begin the trip at a reasonable and comfortable time so that you can enjoy the beautiful Mountain of 7 Colors Vinicunca in all its magnitude.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO-CUSIPATA

We will pick you up between 5:30 to 6:00 pm from your lodging in Cusco.

Our tourist service bus will take you south from Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes on the Cusco-Sicuani highway.

We will arrive at our Destination “Cusipata River Lodge”. Upon arrival, the rooms will be assigned, then dinner will be served and we will pass the night in double or multi-bed rooms at our lodge (D)

After breakfast (5:00 am), our transport will pick us up from the lodge to take us to the Rainbow Mountain passing through the typical town of Chillihuani.

We will continue by road, surrounded by a very beautiful landscape where we can see a small canyon. Finally, we will arrive at Phulawasipata, where we will rent horses if needed and then start our adventure.

The hike up is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Continuing with the walk we will take in the snow-capped mountains and wonderful landscapes in the distance to finally reach the Mountain of 7 Colors; from the highest point you can see this attractive landscape in all its magnitude.

After appreciating and taking photos we will start the return with a walk of 1 hour and 30 minutes, arriving at Phulawasipata and then returning to the Cusipata River Lodge for lunch and time to relax in the sauna.

Our transport will be waiting to return us to Cusco, where we will arrive at approximately 4:00 pm (B + L)

Inclusions

Included

  • Round trip transportation by Tourist Service bus.
  • 1 lunch, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner (optional vegetarian food).
  • Professional guides
  • Lodge facilities: Double or multiple rooms, Sauna, Dressing rooms, Lockers, SS HH, Zipline, Dining room.

Pricing

From 2 to more passengers
$ USD 140.00

Price per person

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formulario de reserva

What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Sunscreen
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Wear good hiking shoes

Frequently Asked Questions Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca with overnight at Cusipata River Lodge (Full Day)

Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca, is a stunning natural attraction in the Peruvian Andes known for its vibrant colors and breathtaking views. Here are some frequently asked questions about visiting Rainbow Mountain:

Where is Rainbow Mountain located?

Rainbow Mountain is located in the Cusco region of Peru, near the village of Pitumarca.

How do I get to Rainbow Mountain?

The easiest way to get to Rainbow Mountain is by taking a guided tour from Cusco. Visitors can also reach the mountain by taking a combination of local buses and private transportation.

What is the best time to visit Rainbow Mountain?

Rainbow Mountain is accessible year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition.

What should I bring to Rainbow Mountain?

Visitors to Rainbow Mountain should bring comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen, plenty of water, and a light jacket or sweater. Visitors should also bring a small backpack to carry essentials, such as snacks and extra clothing.

How difficult is the hike to Rainbow Mountain?

The hike to Rainbow Mountain is considered to be moderate to difficult, with a steep incline and uneven terrain. Visitors should be in good physical condition and prepared for a strenuous hike, which can take several hours to complete.

Are there any restrictions on visiting Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, there are restrictions on visiting Rainbow Mountain. Visitors must be accompanied by a licensed guide, and access to the mountain is limited to protect its delicate ecosystem. Visitors should also be mindful of their impact on the mountain and follow Leave No Trace principles.

By answering these frequently asked questions, we hope to provide useful information and help visitors make the most of their visit to Rainbow Mountain. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or simply looking for a unique adventure, Rainbow Mountain is sure to be a highlight of your visit to the Peruvian Andes.

Travel Guide about Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca with overnight at Cusipata River Lodge (Full Day)

Vinicunca, also known as Rainbow Mountain, is a stunning natural attraction located in the Peruvian Andes that draws visitors from around the world. Here is a travel guide to help visitors plan their trip to Vinicunca:

  1. Location: Vinicunca is located in the Cusco region of Peru, near the village of Pitumarca. Visitors can reach Vinicunca by taking a guided tour from Cusco or by arranging transportation independently.
  2. Best time to visit: Vinicunca is accessible year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition.
  3. What to bring: Visitors to Vinicunca should bring comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen, plenty of water, and a light jacket or sweater. Visitors should also bring a small backpack to carry essentials, such as snacks and extra clothing.
  4. Difficulty of hike: The hike to Vinicunca is considered to be moderate to difficult, with a steep incline and uneven terrain. Visitors should be in good physical condition and prepared for a strenuous hike, which can take several hours to complete.
  5. Restrictions: Visitors must be accompanied by a licensed guide, and access to Vinicunca is limited to protect its delicate ecosystem. Visitors should also be mindful of their impact on the mountain and follow Leave No Trace principles.
  6. Altitude: Vinicunca is located at an altitude of over 5,000 meters, so visitors should be prepared for the effects of altitude sickness, such as headache, dizziness, and fatigue. Visitors can help acclimate by drinking plenty of water, eating light, high-carb meals, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine.
  7. Culture and history: In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Vinicunca is also rich in culture and history. Visitors should take the time to learn about the local communities and their traditions, as well as the spiritual significance of the mountain.

With its breathtaking views and unique cultural significance, Vinicunca is a must-visit destination for travelers to the Peruvian Andes. By following this travel guide, visitors can make the most of their visit to this incredible natural attraction.

Reviews about Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca with overnight at Cusipata River Lodge (Full Day)

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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