We specialize in the Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru. … The painted Ausangate mountain is also considered to be holy and believed to be the deity of Cusco by local Peruvians. It is a site of daily worship and offerings by the locals. We offer a stunning alternative hike to the popular “Rainbow Mountain”. Three Rainbows or Palccoyo offers a more leisurely option and is best for those who don’t want to hike 6 hours round trip, providing 360 views of 3 distinct rainbow mountains and the Ausangate glacier in the distance in only a short 15/ 45 minute walk. Enjoy the original and unique walk of wonder with us not sharing this beautiful space with other groups through the area most recently known as painted Mountains or new rainbow mountain. The true image of the high Andes, where we will enjoy the beautiful and unique Andean landscape.
3 RAINBOW MOUNTAINS PALCCOYO
Our bright and early pick-up begins at your hotel (any hotel) in Cusco approximately 5:00/5.20am AM .
The bus takes the south route of Cusco for 3 hours passing through many colorful colonial towns before reaching Pitumarca district where it’s time to have breakfast and get your energy for the hike ahead.
Back in our bus we travel for 1 hour and haft more hours along the Salcca Valley. Little by little passing through these hidden landscapes of traditional living within the Rainbow Mountain region., red valleys, amazing rock formations, terraces in the mountains herds of alpacas and llamas compliment our sacred journey.
From the head of the trail (4850m/15912ft), we ascend for 45 minutes to 1 hour (1km) to our view point (5, 000m / 16,404ft.). Here are the most unique views of AUSANGATE (highest snow capped mountain of Cusco 6375m/20915ft) and the three Rainbow mountain laying across one another parading their unique color formations exposing their internal history for us to see. How fortunate we are to be out of the crowds in our own space to obsorb this treasured and personal experience. Take time to explore the area and relax.
After the amazing painted landscapes we descend back to our bus returning to the resturant in Pitumarca District for lunch and heading back to Cusco to be dropped off in Regocijos Square.
Included & Not Included
Pick up from your hotel.
Private bus to palccoyo(around trip).
Professional Tour Guide(English and Spanish speaking).
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch(buffet).
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the list.
Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail).
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
Sun hat + sunglasses.
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Camera & Extra Film & Batteries
Personal medical kit
Private Service Price: We run this tour only as a Private Service
USD 150.00 per person for a Group of 2 people.
USD 95.00 per person for a Group of 3 people or more.