Rainbow Mountain by horse 1 Day

Price from: $ 115.00 USD (See: Price List)

Rainbow Mountain by horse 1 Day

Price from: $ 115.00 USD (See: Price List)

Visit rainbow mountain by a horse near the Ausangate valley in Cusco – Peru & enjoy the beautiful vinicunca mountain & the spectacular landscapes on the trail. We see on the way some fantastic views of the Andes.

Rainbow Mountain Horseback riding

Rainbow Mountain on Horseback is Cusco’s second most popular attraction after Machu Picchu! Go outdoor horseback riding through the scenic terrain, visit the famous Horseback Riding Rainbow Mountain Peru without worrying about altitude sickness, and admire the highland beauty of alpacas on the way. We provide a horseback riding trip to Rainbow Mountain, the best day trip to Vinicunca. Along the marked trails, this is a 01-hour uphill riding experience. As we approached Rainbow Mountain, we saw the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The area has beautiful scenery. Each laborious step becomes arduous at altitudes above 5,000m/16,076 feet. Vacationer takes enough photos to fill up this week’s Social Media feed. Realize your dream and visit the most popular new attraction in Cusco Peruvian Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca! Ideal one-day trip for you. Welcome to this great Experience.

Rainbow Mountain Horse Ride: Make this trip to Peru even more special by riding a horse through the beautiful terrain leading up to the incredible Rainbow Mountain! Explore the vibrant colors of these incredible geo-forms as you experience the wonders of nature. Visit the dynamic landscape by horseback and indulge in the ultimate adventure!


Horseback riding rainbow mountain – Overview

Is this trip right for me? AT A GLANCE:

  • Pick-Up Locations: Any Cusco Hotel.
  • DOOR-TO-DOOR PICK-UP AND RETURN: We will pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel reception.
  • Start time of the land trip to the mountain of colors from Cusco (high season): New schedule is at 05:00 am (to organize the horses with saddles). All 20 Rainbow Mountain communities manage the horses; They have a rotating work system. IF CLIENTS need to leave at 05:30, 06:00, or 07:00 am, we will gladly leave Cusco at that time, BUT we will have to wait for the horses to return “we would wait for the horses between 10 to 35 minutes”.
    • Travel time from Cusco to Cusipata Llactoc is 03 hours.
  • The starting point of our Rainbow mountain horse tour: Llactoc 4,900 m/16,076 feet
  • Tour duration: This adventure takes 03-hours.
  • Distance: 7 km/ 4.3 miles – Horseback riding – The same return mileage.
  • The distance on foot on the way up/down is “19 minutes of walking”.
  • We visit the Rainbow mountains summit: 5,100 m / 16,732 feet.
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate!
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Peru-colored mountains pass and Ausangate snow summit.
  • Time of return to Cuzco: from 13:30 to 15:30

Note: It is a horse for each client plus a local muleteer.

Rainbow mountain horseback highlights

Why you will love this experience.

  1. Rainbow mountain horseback tour.
  2. Experience a remote and beautiful area of colored mountains in Peru quickly.
  3. Enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Andes and the great mountains of Ausangate.
  4. Enjoy alpacas’ views on the road from Cusipata, “which means a happy place,” to Llactoq.
  5. Drive through the countryside of Peru, far from the beaten path.
  6. We recommend visiting Kondor Path Tours Instagram to see more photos of 2023


Horseback riding rainbow mountain Cusco

This one-day hike will take you on a grand adventure exploring the ANDES.

A great adventure combination to reach the top of “Vinicunca pass.” from Cusipata Llactoq; first, you start going uphill for an hour. You will enjoy amazing views of the Peru Andes, glacial peaks, colorful mountains, rocky hills, and full llamas & alpacas grazing along the Andes trail.

As the glorious scenery faded after an incredible day, we returned to our hotel in Cusco at 16:00. Looking back on the hiking we had completed, the cold beer in our hands must have been hard-won.

Recommendations of the operating agency
  • Adventure vehicles have periodic technical reviews and tourist operation licenses for a pleasant trip.
  • Kondor support group: Local muleteers
    • Help travelers in horse riding
    • Help visitors pull the horse
    • The muleteers walk beside the horse
  • Our guides have work experience as “same tour guides on the Inca Trail.”
  • How to recognize llamas and alpacas?
    • Alpacas are small that the llamas
  • The altitude to climb from the starting point to the top is 420 meters / 1377 feet.
  • Our adventure guides carry an oxygen tank and a first-aid kit; They know how to first aid in emergencies.
  • On the journey south of Cusco, several picturesque places like Tipón, Urcos, and Cusipata.
  • The height of the Andes is better if we continue the expedition to the red valley. After passing the rainbow, we recommend the path for walkers with experience in hiking.
  • For groups and visitors, It is advisable to bring thermal clothing to stay warm.
  • The locals-only use Peruvian national currency, “Soles,” to buy souvenirs.”


Rainbow Mountain horseback Includes

  • English-speaking guide “The entire Vinicunca adventure.”
  • Rainbow mountains Peru entrance fee.
  • Private tourist transport with fuel + professional driver.
  • One horse.
    • A local muleteer per horse.
  • Meals: Box lunch.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • First aid kit.

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

The Rainbow mountain by horse Does Not include

  • Hotel or Airbnb.
  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Taking two small bottles of 700 milliliters to the expedition is advisable.
  • Snack.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tipping.

What to bring; for our rainbow mountain by horse.

  • A good day pack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings!
  • Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support!
  • One pair of hiking pants – not jeans!
  • Be sure to carry one rain jacket.
  • One warm/winter jacket/gloves, scarf, cap cold, thermal clothing entire body – IMPORTANT “Changing weather all the time.”
  • Bring some meds!
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Re-usable container for your water.
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Extra money.

Travel Facts

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🙂 PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023 | We run this trip only as a private service. PRIVATE SERVICE / Private Guided Tours 🙂

  • Solo travel is $313. “prices reduce if more people are in your group.”
  • 02 participants $206.
  • 03 participants $171.
  • 04 participants $148.
  • 05 participants $140.
  • 06 participants $130.
  • 07 participants $122.
  • 08 participants + $115.

* Kondor Path Tours operates horseback riding on the rainbow mountain.

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