Experience the best of the iconic Rainbow Mountains of Apu Vinicunca Cusco on this locally guided full-day Vinicunca Tour. Popularly known as Vinicunca Cusco Day Trek, this is the second most visited tourist attraction, after Machu Picchu.
The existence of the Rainbow Mountains of Cusco was unknown until 2016. It was when the snow started to melt the colors gradually started appearing. It soon got all the deserved attention and became one of the popular sites.
The colors of the mountain are a result of the rich mineral deposits such as copper, iron, hematite, lime, sulfur, lead, and dolomite.
The full-day Rainbow Mountain trek from Cusco takes you through Andean communities. People here are untouched by modernity and have maintained their traditions and customs. Accompanied by our local English-speaking tour guide, you will get an insight into their traditions and way of life.
Most of the trek offers you a closer view of the snow-capped peak of the mighty Ausangate Mountain. This is a sacred peak. Our tour guide will be explaining how locals offer their gratitude to Ausagate.
The full-day trip from Cusco begins with a two hours drive to Cusipata. It is a small Andean village. To enhance your local experience, we will be serving you a typical Andean breakfast here before we drive you to the base camp of the seven-colored mountain.
Inka Explorer Viajes is a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of local tour guides who are born and raised in the region. They have in-depth knowledge about the Andean traditions and customs.
Apu Vinicunca Cusco Day Trek is a high-altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least three days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
We offer the full-day tour both in private and in small groups.
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If you are looking for an adventurous yet easier option, then check out our Rainbow Mountain on ATV Tour.