The very popular Vinicunca Mountain, also known as Rainbow Mountain, has a natural mound of color palates that is hard to find anywhere else on this Earth. Experience one of Peru’s most striking geological features during this full-day tour as you challenge yourself upwards with altitude of 5100m/16,442 feet. Its not for the faint hearted, but it is worth the feeling of adrenaline on completion. Hard as it may be your hands will rise to the occaision of accomplishment. This tour is for those who really like to escape and walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incan ways. If you are wanting to experience this truly magical place we also offer rainbow mountain through a different avenue. Almost unchartered filled with culture beauty and spectacular views of the mountain and only 1km of hiking. Recommended for our clientes who choose to enjoy their tours and have no need for the challenge and much more privacy. See – Rainbow Mountain a day trip to Palccoyo.
With an early morning pickup at 6:00 am we will board the bus for our five hour journey heading northwest to the Anta valley. On route our first stop is to visit the outstanding Inca Sites of Killarumiyoc and Tarawasi ( the Moon temple and the ritual place for offerings). Continuing forth to the quaint town of Limatambo. As the mountain ranges grow closer the bus will continue upwards on dirt road to the Puna highlands with limitless views to the scenic mountain valley of Chonta (3,350m / 10,900ft) so close to the Apurimac Canyon.
Our arrival to Chonta will start us hiking upwards on this great nature hike with stunning views. This is the time to take a deep breath seeing the condors in flight from the lookout point. Embracing the natural inhabitants of Peru´s species of birdlife, flora and fauna of this majestic scenery the deep canyon offers.
As our time of 1-2 hours takes hold after many pictures of the soaring condors are taken, its back downhill from the lookout point to share in the chefs delicious lunch.
After a fullday of excitment, sharing time with the angelic condors and carrying a full belly from a scrumptous lunch we descend back to Chonta where our driver will be waiting for us. The end of our day comes back to Cusco around 800pm.
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.