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Palcoyo Mountain Tour

23 reviews
Palcoyo Mountain Tour

Palcoyo Mountain Tour

23 reviews


Rainbow Palcoyo Day Tour.

Join us on an unforgettable journey Palcoyo Mountain Tour , a hidden gem nestled in the Peruvian Andes, known for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant geological formations. This full-day tour promises an extraordinary adventure, offering not only the renowned Rainbow Mountain but also the lesser-known Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, a unique and mesmerizing spectacle.The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour promises an enchanting and off-the-beaten-path experience, showcasing the diverse and mesmerizing beauty of the Peruvian Andes.



  1. Palccoyo’s Hidden Gem: Discover the lesser-known Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, characterized by a series of colorful peaks that paint the landscape in unique patterns.
  2. Varied Geological Formations: Explore the fascinating geological formations that contribute to Palccoyo’s distinct and captivating appearance, creating a surreal and otherworldly experience.
  3. Andean Landscapes and Traditional Villages: Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the Andean highlands, dotted with traditional villages that offer a glimpse into the local way of life.
  4. Expert Guided Exploration: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who provide geological insights and cultural context, enhancing your understanding of Palccoyo’s unique features.
  5. Cultural Interaction: Connect with the local community, fostering cultural exchange and gaining a deeper appreciation for the Andean way of life.

Trip Details

1. Early Departure from Cusco: Your day begins with an early departure from Cusco, as you venture into the heart of the Andean highlands. The scenic drive itself provides a preview of the stunning landscapes that await.

2. Scenic Drive to Palccoyo: Traverse through picturesque Andean villages and winding mountain roads as you make your way to the trailhead leading to Palccoyo. Your expert guide will share insights into the local culture and geography.

3. Arrival at Palccoyo: Arrive at Palccoyo, a hidden treasure featuring not one but a series of colorful mountains. Marvel at the unique geological formations, where earthy tones blend seamlessly with vibrant hues, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring panorama.

4. Trek to the Viewpoint: Embark on a moderate trek to the viewpoint that offers the best vantage point for observing Palccoyo’s Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, relish the high-altitude landscapes, surrounded by rolling hills and unique rock formations.

5. Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Exploration: Spend ample time exploring the intricate patterns and colors of Palccoyo’s Rainbow Mountain. Your guide will provide geological insights, explaining the natural processes that have created this stunning display.

6. Picnic Lunch with Mountain Views: Enjoy a well-deserved picnic lunch in a scenic spot surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Andean highlands. This is an ideal moment to relax and absorb the beauty of your surroundings.

7. Visit to the Traditional Village: Experience the local culture with a visit to a nearby traditional Andean village. Interact with the friendly locals, gaining insights into their daily life and preserving the authenticity of your journey.

8. Return to Cusco: Conclude your full-day adventure by returning to Cusco, reflecting on the unique landscapes and vibrant colors that defined your exploration of Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain.


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.

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