Experience the best of the Rainbow Mountains in Peru on this full day Cusco to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour. This alternative Rainbow mountain tour is easier than the classic Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain trek.
Rainbow Mountains are popular attractions and are the second most visited tourist attraction in Cusco after Machu Picchu. The colors of Palccoyo are the result of mineral deposits. This full day tour offers an insight into the life of the local communities who live in the untouched region.
Palccoyo is a part of the Andes Mountain Range. The trek offers a closer view of the mighty Ausangate Mountain.
Although Palccoyo hike is relatively shorter than Vinicunca as we drive you closer to the summit, it is a high altitude experience. The high altitude Palccoyo peak nestles at 4900 metres above sea level.
It is imperative that you spend at least 3 days in Cusco before this full day tour to avoid altitude sickness.
The best time to visit Palccoyo is during the dry season, between March and November. During the rainy season, the path leading up gets slippery. Because of the altitude the mountain often gets covered in snow during the rainy season.
SAMEX Tours Peru is a fully locally owned licensed tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. They have excellent knowledge about the routes, history and culture.
Rainbow Mountain tour from Cusco is one of our signature treks. We maintain high safety standards. Our main aim is to offer you a pleasant and a safe experience on any of our tours.
We highly recommend you to spend three to four days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
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One of the best and the most sold full day tours in Cusco. Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour is widely preferred by those who are not keen on long hikes. It is an ideal relaxed full day trip from Cusco. You will be visiting the ancient colonial town of Checacupe which is home to a colonial white washed church and a suspended rope bridge.
Tour Type: Hiking, nature adventure, history
Total Duration: 1.5 hours approximately
Good For: Families
Difficulty: Moderately easy
Considerations: 2-3 days in Cusco before to acclimate
Highest Altitude – 4900m / 16,076 ft.
Overall Difficulty – Easy to Moderately Difficult (depends on your level of fitness and aclimatization)
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