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Palcoyo Mountain 1 Day Hike.

23 reviews
Palcoyo Mountain  1 Day Hike.

Palcoyo Mountain 1 Day Hike.

23 reviews


Palcoyo Day Hike is a colored mountain similar to the classic Rainbow Mountain but there is not only one mountain in Palcoyo there are 3 different rainbow color mountains like ocher and red colors, with green, blue and white stripes. In Palcoyo also you will see the stone forest and local people dressed in their traditional costumes accompanied by their Llamas and Alpacas.


In this tour to Palcoyo you enjoy beautiful landscapes and the beautiful colors of Palcoyo mountain this circuit does not require much physical condition and you can do it easily and reaching it only requires a gentle walk of 1 hour and without unevenness, making it a less demanding alternative than the long trek to Vinicunca also we provide you with breakfast and lunch.


Day 1: Cusco Palcoyo - Cusco

  • Pick up time from your hotel is from 5:30 to 6:00 am
  • It takes 3 hours car ride from Cusco to Palcoyo
  • The time that you spend in Palcoyo is 2-hour hiking in the area of Palcoyo mountain to see all
  • The car ride back to Cusco takes around 3 hours
  • You will be back in Cusco around 4:30 pm
  • We stop in Cusipata town for breakfast and lunch each time for 1 hour approximately

We are going to pick up everyone from their respective hotels, we will go to the town of Cusipata by car for 2 hours where we will make a stop at the restaurant to have a delicious breakfast, which will take about an hour and then we continue in the same car for 1 more hour towards the Palcoyo Mountain.

Once you arrive at the Palcoyo Mountain you will get ready to start the exploration in the place and the guide will take you to see the three colored mountains and the stone forest and you will have enough time for photographs, listen to the explanation of the guide and enjoy of the area. After we will get ready for the return by car to the town of Cusipata for 1 hour to have a buffet lunch and then 2 more hours by car back to Cusco.


  • Tourist transportation to and from return.
  • Meals: breakfast and breakfast and lunch.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish -English).
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen balloon.
  • Walking sticks.

No Included

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Extra horse
  • Snack and water.


Is the hike to Palcoyo difficult?
The difficulty of the hike to Palcoyo’s Cordillera de Colores is moderate, and this makes it interesting for people who do not like hiking or who do not have enough performance to do trekking.

Where can I stay?
The Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo is a new destination, so it is very difficult to find hotels or hostels, however, there are houses with lodging in the town center of Checacupe and you can also choose the option of staying overnight in Chuquicahuana.

Where to eat in Palcoyo Cusco?
You will find local restaurants that cater to tourists in the district of Checacupe and enjoy the typical dishes of the area.

What is the best time of the year to visit Palcoyo?
The best season to visit the Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo, is during the dry season, between the months of May to October, during this season the weather is pleasant and helps to observe more clearly the Cordillera de Palcoyo, thanks to the sunny days of the season, and thus, take fantastic pictures in this incredible place.


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