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Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

Cusco, Peru
Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more


Avoid the crowded tour buses on this day trip to one of the most popular natural attractions in the Cusco area. Ride in the comfort of private transportation out to Rainbow Mountain, stopping for an included breakfast and lunch, and learn about the history and culture of the region from your informative guide as you go.
  • Private tour to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco
  • Ride in comfort through the countryside in private transportation
  • Learn about the history and culture of the area as you go
  • Take in views of one of the most popular natural attractions in the Cusco area
  • Avoid the crowds of tour buses visiting the same attraction by traveling on a private tour
  • Breakfast and lunch included
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Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Cusco
Private transportation
Private bilingual tour guide
Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain
Horse (rent cost 80 Soles per horse)
Optional: hike through the Red Valley (10 Soles)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco

Departure Time

4:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not recommended to people with asthma, heart problems or high blood pressure
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Remember to bring: Sun screen, Sun glasses, Sun-hat, trekking shoes, rain poncho, bottled water, snacks, money, clothes for cold weather & back pack
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It is very recommendable to spend at least two days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley before going on this tour, in order to adjust to the high altitude
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Cusco Unique Experience

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The hike can be challenging, but this tour is a must!!!" See review
  • "You can choose to pay extra for the horse ride or not." See review


38 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Spectacular Views and Fantastic Guide
, Jun 2021
Jose was an incredible guide. He was very friendly and we had some good laughs along the way. We had a WONDERFUL hike with him! The restaurant was also a treat- good food and friendly service. The hike can be challenging, but this tour is a must!!! The beauty of Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley are breathtaking!!!
Definitely Worth It
, Mar 2020
Very worth this tour as it’s included breakfast and lunch too. You can choose to pay extra for the horse ride or not. As someone might love to hike but not for us. Very responsive and informative guide as well as experienced driver provided. We departed at 4:30am in order to get the best weather for the Rainbow Mountains view. We back to Cusco about 3pm.
Decent tour but weather is important
, Mar 2020
Solid tour, it's pretty much buying a private taxi to take you to the base of the mountain. You will have 1 stop for breakfast along the way. Its 1.5 hrs of paved road and 1.5 hrs of dirt. We then hiked for 1.5 hrs in very then air and muddy conditions. Arrived to the summit in a snowstorm. Needless to say, there was no seeing the rainbow color on the mountain as its was wet and half covered in snow. I did enjoy looking at the pebbles and creeks along the way and way back seeing the beautiful rocks and colors.
got to the top
, Feb 2020
wow what a great trip I went with my adult son we climbed up to rainbow mountain with no horses our guide was jose he was amazing I was struggling towards the top but he was so kind and patient he made sure we made it once in a lifetime experience don't hesitate do it if your lucky enough to get jose you will be in good hands did not hear from tour company before our tour so was a little concerned that our guide would not be there but he was right on time even stopped at atm so my son could get a little cash fantastic
It is one of the most memorable tour we had been in!
, Jan 2020
It is one of the most memorable tour we had been in! Rainbow mountain was in one of my wife's bucket list. sadly in the second day after we arrived into cusco, I got Diarrhea. I text to cancel few hours before the tour but it was too late and the driver and guide - Jose did turn up to pick us up. I was then feeling better but not in the best shape. Jose suggest to return to pick us up in an hours time and see if we are ok and I could wait in the base for them if I still feel unwell. We took his suggestion and went for it an hour later. Jose went to the office and pick up some warm water and thermals bottle from the office. we had lunch at the base and drive up to Rainbow mountain. There we ride a horse to almost the top of the mountain. The very last bit of the mountain, Jose encourage us to do it and we finally made it to the top of the mountain. it was amazing there and worth all the effort. Jose was always by our side helping us and encouraging us , and help us to take picture too! He is simply amazing ! 1000000% recommend Jose ! thanks very much!
Best way to see Rainbow Mountain!
Shounak S
, Dec 2019
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! My wife and I did this tour with Jose as the guide. We absolutely loved every aspect of this experience and this goes beyond the splendor of the Rainbow Mountain itself. Since this is a private tour, you have the flexibility to start at your preferred time. Before the trip, Brian was great at coordinating on start times, pickup details, pre-trip orientation etc. He helped us feel very prepared. The restaurant where we stopped for breakfast and lunch was also very nice with healthy food options and not at all touristy. Jose was absolutely the best guide we could have asked for. He paced himself as per our needs providing both support and encouragement when we felt tired. He was very caring and we developed a strong connection during the trip. He knew the exact spots to explore and also read the weather very well, which helped us avoid any rains etc. during the hike. All in all, it was amazing trip and all thanks to Jose, Brian and team.
Rainbow Mountain
, Oct 2019
Best Experience of a Lifetime! Thanks to Joselo for an amazing time. His knowledge and passion was outstanding. He was the best guide for this experience. He assisted and encouraged my dad to get to the top. Will never forget this experience. Thanks again to Joselo and our driver Orlando. If you choose this trip make sure you ask for Joselo because he’s the man you want to take you to the top of Rainbow Mountain!!
Amazing service!!
, Oct 2019
Alfresco our guide was incredibly attentive and informative. He went out of his way to make sure that we were doing ok and assisted in any way possible. We had an amazing time!
Have to do it
, Oct 2019
It is a must. View was awesome and Jose was excellent. He made sure I make it to the top and back in good condition. Get a horse, and make sure you arrive early to get a good pictures.
Amazing but hard experience
, Sep 2019
Even if i'm 33 years old and in decent shape the climb was challenging because of the altitude. I would not recommend to go alone especially if you didn't climb at this altitude before. Jose, my guide, was amazing. A great person with a lot of respect for the mountains and nature in general. We had a very nice day with a lot of stories to tell back home. I strongly recommend both Viator as well as Jose. A very well organised trip with a lot of positive emotions.

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