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Pallay Punchu, Full Day Trek
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Pallay Punchu, Full Day Trek
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Pallay Punchu, Full Day Trek
Maximun Altitude
Pallay Punchu, Full Day Trek
Physical Level
Pallay Punchu, Full Day Trek
Recommended Season
April to December

Pallay Punchu, Full Day Trek

Price from: $ 85.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Embark on a full day of unforgettable adventure! From snow-capped Andean peaks to vast valleys, immerse yourself in the incredible beauty of the Rainbow Mountain of the Pallay Punchu Trek.

The new attraction in the Andes | Pallay Punchu Tour

Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain – Discover fascinating scenic landscapes and enter the plains of Canas southwest of Cusco, where we glimpse the lovely large lagoon of Langui Layo. Crisp panoramic views of the new rainbow mountain impress the colors, making them pop even more when wearing a colorful traditional Andean poncho. See you on this colorful adventure in the Andes “Peru.”

The Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain Tour offers an unforgettable experience, showcasing one of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders. If you’re up for a challenging trek amidst breathtaking landscapes, witnessing the vibrant colors of the Rainbow Mountain of Pallay Punchu will undoubtedly highlight your journey in Peru.

Travel to South America and explore the incredible landscapes of the Andes mountains with a Pallay Punchu Tour! Uncover unique secrets and adventure around this natural wonder.

Experience the beauty and rich cultural history of the Rainbow Mountain Range in Pallay Punchu with a 1-day excursion! Discover the hidden gems of this area and take in magnificent views of snow-capped peaks, winding paths, and other natural wonders.

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Pallay Punchu Full Day Trek Overview

Embark on a breathtaking adventure to the Rainbow Mountain of Pallay Punchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This one-day excursion will take you through stunning landscapes, traditional villages, and ancient Incan ruins before reaching the vibrant and colorful Rainbow Mountain. Consider the mountain’s natural beauty, deep red, orange, yellow, green, and blue stripes, and take in the fresh mountain air and stunning views.

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  • PICK-UP AND RETURN DOOR TO DOOR: Hotel in Cusco or nearby city areas.
  • Departure time from Cusco: 5:30
  • Travel distance by vehicle: Cusco – Sicuani – Layo “194 kilometers”, 03 hours, and 55 minutes of travel.
  • The tour starts with naming and elevation: Punta Carretera 4,334 meters/14,219 ft.
  • Duration of the walk to the top of the mountain of vivid colors Pallay Punchu: 02 hours
  • Walking distance: 5.3 km / 3.29 miles – the exact mileage to return.
  • The rainbow mountain Pallay Punchu del Apu Tacllo elevation: 4790m/15,715ft
  • Difficulty: Ascent route Challenging! – Easy return!
  • Return to Cusco: Between 19:00 and 20:30

Pallay Punchu Trek Full Day HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Peru’s breathtaking landscape with a full day’s tour of the iconic Pallay Punchu trek. With stunning views and adventures around every corner, this is one memory-making journey you don’t want to miss!
  • Discover the hidden beauty of Pallay Punchu on this full-day trekking journey. Feel the excitement as you explore Peru’s majestic mountainous terrain and capture memorable moments.


Pallay Punchu Full Day Trek Itinerary


Hike the Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain

We start the trip in our Kondor vehicle at 5:30, heading south from Cusco.

The walk takes about two hours to reach the natural viewpoints of the area; the first hour has a slope; in the second hour, the hiking trail is steep to the top of the tourist attraction. The panoramic views offered by the main attraction are unique; there are a variety of colors, highlighting the color red at different angles along with the Pallay Poncho mountain range. Nature 64 million years ago decided to form this landscape of rainbow mountains.

Informative about the Pallay Punchu Tour

Explore the best of what Peru offers with a full-day journey to Pallay Punchu! Enjoy this unforgettable natural hike by hiking through ancient ruins, mountains, panoramas, and local cuisine.

  1. The colored attraction has three denominations:
    1. Apu Condor Sayana “Sacred mountain and the throne of the Condor.”
    2. Apu T’acllo, “the ravine that leads to the inter-Andean valley of Acobamba.”
    3. Pallay Punchu’s “Woven Poncho” shows the figure of a mountain in the form of an Inca poncho.
  2. Location: In the Condor Sayana sector, between the limits of the Marangani (Canchis) and Layo (Canas) districts of Cusco, Peru.
  3. Meaning of Pallay Puncho: A KNIT PONCHO FULL OF COLORFUL DESIGNS.
  4. Weather: There are two weather stations:
    1. Dry: May to October.
    2. Rainy: November to April.
  5. Best time to visit: Between May and October, “the area is freezing, wear thermal clothing, the solar radiation is strong.”
  6. Layo District; Foundation and Creation: Law of January 2, 1857, in the government of Ramón Castilla
  7. Informative note: This tourist circuit can continue to Puno, Lake Titicaca!

Box Lunch

Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

5.3 km (3.29 miles)

Hiking Time

2 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Pallay Punchu Parking Lot: 4,323m (14,183 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Pallay Punchu Parking Lot: 4,323m (14,183 ft)

Highest Altitude

Pallay Punchu Pass: 4,791m (15,718 ft)


Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain INCLUSION 

  • Official tourist guide.
  • Private tourist transport with fuel + professional driver.
  • Entrance ticket to the tourist attraction.
  • Box lunch.
  • Oxygen tank and first aid kit
  • All local taxes

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”


  • Hotel or Airbnb.
  • Breakfast “recommended to take it at your hotel.”
  • Water “recommended 01 liters per person”.
  • Tips are a personal gesture at your discretion.


  1. A good backpack suitable for carrying your personal belongings.
  2. Mountain boots, the lightest ones, with good ankle support!
  3. Hiking pants.
  4. 01 raincoat.
  5. A winter jacket is “IMPORTANT.”
  6. Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  7. Reusable water container “Let’s keep our planet green.”
  8. Extra money.

Travel Guide

Travel Facts about the Pallay Punchu Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable day at the Pallay Punchu Apu Tacllo Rainbow Mountain! Exhilarating hikes, beautiful scenery, and fresh air await on this thrilling tour.

Pallay Punchu is a colorful mountain located south of Cusco, about 3 hours away.

Yes, we offer a 1-day tour of Pallay Punchu.

The day tour of Pallay Punchu includes transportation, an experienced guide, and lunch.

Yes, we offer multi-day treks to Pallay Punchu. with a campsite and other activities for custom trips.

We recommend bringing warm clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.

The tour is suitable for children who are comfortable with hiking.

You are welcome to bring your food, but lunch will be provided on the tour.

Unfortunately, the tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the rugged terrain.

The elevation of Pallay Punchu is 5,290 meters (17,356 feet).

The tour can be challenging, as it involves hiking at high altitudes, but our experienced guides will ensure you are well-prepared.

Yes, we offer a private experience of the Pallay Punchu tour.

Our maximum group size for the Pallay Punchu tour is 12 people.

The best time to do the tour is from May to September when the weather is dry and sunny.

The hike to Pallay Punchu is approximately 5-6 hours round trip.

Yes, we recommend being in good physical condition for the tour due to the high altitude and rugged terrain.

There are no age restrictions, but we recommend the tour for individuals comfortable with hiking at high altitudes.

Camping is not included in the one-day tour, but it is included in our multi-day treks.

Our cancellation policy varies depending on the tour package. Please contact us for more information.

Yes, we offer a discount for booking in advance. Please contact us for more information.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the tour due to safety reasons.

The tour is safe if you follow the guide’s instructions and recommendations.

The terrain is rugged and includes steep inclines and uneven surfaces.

The weather can be unpredictable, but it is generally dry and sunny from May to September.

The Pallay Punchu Tour is moderate to challenging due to its steep ascents and rocky terrain. It is recommended for experienced hikers who are in good physical condition.

The tour usually lasts around 10-12 hours, including transportation time.

You should bring appropriate hiking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a hat and gloves, sunscreen, a backpack, a water bottle, and snacks.

The tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old or people with medical conditions that may be affected by high-altitude hiking.

Spending a few days in Cusco or other high-altitude areas is highly recommended before attempting the Pallay Punchu Tour to acclimate to the altitude.

Yes, all tours with Kondor Path Tours include an experienced guide who will lead you on the hike.

Yes, a box lunch is provided on the tour.

The group size is usually limited to 8-10 people to ensure a personalized and safe experience.

Doing the Pallay Punchu Tour independently is not recommended, as the trail can be challenging to navigate, and the altitude can be dangerous for inexperienced hikers.

Kondor Path Tours is committed to responsible tourism and operates all tours sustainably, focusing on minimizing environmental impact and supporting local communities.

You can book the tour online through the Kondor Path Tours website or by emailing info@kondorpathtours.com.

What’s it like

  • Experience an unusual and remote area of the Cusco region, Peru – South America. Enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Andes.
  • Take the adventure of a lifetime with the Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain Tour. There’s no shortage of thrills as you explore this incredible landscape!
  • Embark on an unforgettable guided journey through Peru’s breathtaking Pallay Punchu region! Discover the dense forests, hear local legends’ stories, and explore this beloved mountain’s vibrant colors.
  • Experience a unique adventure and take the Rainbow Mountain Pallay Punchu Adventure! Enjoy a picturesque hike through this mysterious rainbow-colored mountain with an incredible view.
  • Join us for the ultimate day adventure with the Pallay Punchu Trek in Peru! Explore the breathtaking landscape and see a different side of nature on this challenging yet rewarding hike.

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Tour Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 300.00 USD
2 $ 182.00 USD
3 $ 145.00 USD
4 $ 120.00 USD
5 $ 111.00 USD
6 $ 100.00 USD
7 $ 92.00 USD
8 $ 85.00 USD

Unlock the rugged beauty of Peru on this unforgettable rainbow mountain tour. Enjoy an exciting journey through the stunning Pallay Punchu mountains!

Discover the wonders of the Pallay Punchu Apu Tacllo Rainbow Mountain on an exciting guided tour! Refresh with nature’s breathtaking beauty and explore the stunning landscape.



Soak in the wondrous beauty of the Peruvian Andes on your very own Pallay Punchu Trek – a full-day experience combining captivating scenery and thrilling activities. Join the journey!

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Venture into the secrets of the Andes with a Pallay Punchu Apu Tacllo Rainbow Mountain Tour! Experience breathtaking views, spot rare wildlife, and marvel at the vibrant colors that set this area apart.

Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Ido I
Ido I
MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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