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Go on the short 1-day Tour to the 7 Color Mountain and have a day full of adventure enjoying the great view of the famous rainbow mountain of Vinicunca. Imagine yourself contemplating this wonderful and colorful landscape after a short four hour trek through the Andean mountains. This is a great complement for your Machu Picchu tour, so you can add it to your itinerary easily since we provide guaranteed dailiy departures.

The height of this mountain is approximately 16 400 feet or 5 000 meters. So, pack all your necessary stuff for this trek and get your camera ready for hundreds of beatiful pictures; the Rainbow Mountain awaits for you!

Short Trek to the 7 Color Mountain – ITINERARY

  • 03:30 Departure from Cusco and bus ride to Quesiuno
  • 06:30 Breakfast
  • 07:00 Starting time of the trek from Quesiuno to the 7 Color Mountain
  • 11:00 Arrival to the Rainbow mountain (Vinicunca)
  • 11:45 Trek back to Quesiuno
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Bus ride back to Cusco
  • 19:00 Arrival to Cusco

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The Short 7 Color Mountain Trek Includes:

  • Private Car: Cusco – Quesiuno – Cusco
  • Professional Tourism Guide in English
  • Meals: 1 breakfast y 1 lunch

The Short 7 Color Mountain Trek Does Not Include:

  • Water
  • Vinicunca Tickets (S/10.00, ten soles)
  • Treking poles
  • Dinner
  • Transfer back to the hotel

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Detailed Itinerary

The wonderful rainbow mountain is a great tour in your hands! Explore the Andean mountains in a funny and amazing hike up to 7 Color Mountain (Vinicunca). You can go alone, with friends or your family! Enjoy together this experience and conquer this great destination. You can add the Rainbow Mountain to your Machu Picchu tour easily and anytime.

DETAILED ITINERARY – 7-Color Mountain Trek

Our staff will pick you up soon at 3:30 a.m. to go up to the Quesiuno area. The journey to the starting point of the trail takes about 3 hours so you will have some time to go on sleeping in the car and save some energy for the hike. Along the way and as the sun rises, you will appreciate the shapes of the mountains, the trees and all nature come to life again. Once in Quesiuno, we’ll have our breakfast as our staff set up the stuff for the hike.

At around 7:00 in the morning, we will start the hike (you can get your trekking poles if you think you’ll need them). During the hike we will appreciate different kinds of landscapes: high snow capped mountains, small rivers, low mountains and families of llamas and alpacas. The Sun and the Apu Salkantay snow mountain will be our protectors during the three-hour hike. It is important to wear a hat and try some sunscreen!

You can also rent a horse if you do not feel like hiking!

Once we will get to Vinicunca be prepared to be inspired. A mountain with seven colors like a colorful Andean poncho will be in front of your eyes. The guide will give you all the explanation of the geography and history of this place. Later, you will have time to take those amazing and funny pictures you have been waiting for. Get the best of this experience!

We will hike back to Quesiuno where we will have lunch and then we will return to Cusco in a private car.

Do not forget to bring with you clothes for rain. An extra pair of shoes, rain coat and jacket.

What to bring for this tour

What you need to take for the 7 Color Mountain Tour:

  • Bottle of water
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Raincoat
  • Cold weather clothes
  • Treking poles
  • Two pair of shoes, rain coat, poncho
  • Snacks: dried fruit, energy bars, chocolates, candies, etc.

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Upgrade options for your comfort

You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:

Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.

Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.

Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.

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Prices: Fares for the Rainbow Mountain Tour depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricy).

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