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Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno

Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno

Price from: $ 133.00 USD (See: Pricing)
Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno
Tour Type
Eco Tours
Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno
Maximun Altitude
5,100m (16,732 ft)
Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno
Physical Level
Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno
Recommended Season
March 2024 to January 2025

Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno

Price from: $ 133.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Tour Overview The Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno in 1 Day is an exhilarating journey that showcases the stunning beauty of one of Peru’s natural wonders, Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca. This tour is perfect for travelers looking to experience the mountain’s vibrant colors and the […]

Tour Plan: Cusco | Rainbow Mountain | Raqchi Inca Temple

Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno

Venture on a captivating journey with our Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Tour. Experience the splendor of Rainbow Mountain, a natural wonder that has become a must-see destination. Our Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno offers a seamless adventure, combining the beauty of this geological marvel with the convenience of ending in Puno, the gateway to Lake Titicaca.

Travel from Cusco to Puno via Rainbow Mountain and witness Peru’s stunning landscapes and rich culture. Our carefully planned Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Route ensures an unforgettable experience filled with awe-inspiring views and memorable moments. The trip from Cusco to Puno has impressive views and unforgettable moments. Join us on this spectacular journey and discover the magic of Rainbow Mountain and the beauty of Peru.

From Cusco’s peaks to Puno’s shores, traverse the Rainbow Mountain Route. Rainbow hues and breathtaking views: follow the Cusco to Puno adventure.


Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Tour Overview

The Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno in 1 Day is an exhilarating journey that showcases the stunning beauty of one of Peru’s natural wonders, Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca. This tour is perfect for travelers looking to experience the mountain’s vibrant colors and the region’s rich cultural heritage all within a single day.

Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Tour: Short Itinerary

Rainbow Mountain from Cusco to Puno (hiking) has a value or price while riding a motorcycle or horseback has an additional cost.

Day 1: Cusco to Rainbow Mountain to Puno
  • At 5:00, depart from Cusco early in the morning and travel to the trailhead.
  • Begin the hike to Rainbow Mountain, admiring the breathtaking Andean landscapes along the way.
  • Reach the summit of Rainbow Mountain, take in the panoramic views, and explore the area.
  • Return to the base and have a box lunch.
  • Continue the journey to Puno, passing through beautiful countryside and traditional villages.
  • Arrive in Puno in the evening, check your accommodation, or continue your travel plans.

TRAVELLERS WANTED! Embark on an exhilarating journey through Rainbow Mountain. We also organize the journey from Cusco to Puno, or vice versa, on an unforgettable adventure by hike, motorcycle, and horseback. Discover the magic of an incredible vacation trip that connects you with nature’s raw beauty and saves you time to explore the enigmatic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the highest navigable lake in the world. Request a quote today and set the stage for an inspiring expedition with a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes.”OPEN.”

Highlights of the Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Route

  • Vibrant Landscapes: Witness the stunning beauty of Rainbow Mountain, known for its unique mineral composition that creates vibrant, multicolored stripes across its slopes.
  • Andean Panoramas: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Andean mountains, including the majestic Ausangate peak, as you traverse the high-altitude terrain.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the region’s rich cultural heritage, passing through traditional Quechua villages and interacting with local communities.
  • Diverse Ecosystems: Observe the diverse flora and fauna of the Andes, including native plants and wildlife adapted to the high-altitude environment.
  • Scenic Journey: Travel from Cusco to Puno, taking in the picturesque landscapes of the Peruvian highlands, from rolling hills to tranquil lakes.
  • Lake Titicaca: Conclude your journey in Puno, the gateway to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and home to unique floating islands.
  • Historical Significance: Learn about the historical and cultural significance of Rainbow Mountain and the surrounding areas, which were once part of the Inca Empire.
  • Photographic Opportunities: Capture stunning photos of the rainbow-colored mountain, Andean vistas, and traditional Andean life along the route.


Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno Itinerary

Tackle a one-day journey from Cusco to Puno via Rainbow Mountain. Start early, hike to the vibrant summit, enjoy lunch, and continue to Puno, witnessing breathtaking landscapes and cultural richness along the way.


Cusco to Rainbow Mountain and Puno Lake Titicaca

Begin the journey to the Andes at 05:00 for the one-day adventure from Cusco to Puno, with a highlight visit to the stunning Rainbow Mountain. Start your day early with a pick-up from your hotel in Cusco and head towards the trailhead. As you journey through the Andean countryside, witness the sunrise over the majestic peaks, setting the stage for an unforgettable day.

Start the hiking adventure. 

Upon arrival at the trailhead, begin your hike towards Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca. The trek takes you through picturesque landscapes with views of snow-capped mountains, grazing alpacas, and traditional Quechua communities. The ascent to the summit is challenging but rewarding, unveiling the breathtaking beauty of the mountain’s vibrant, multicolored stripes, created by mineral deposits over millions of years.

Enjoy the views of the colorful summit. 

After spending time at the summit, capturing photos, and soaking in the panoramic views, descend back to the base. Enjoy a well-deserved lunch in a local restaurant, savoring traditional Peruvian dishes.

Resume the journey

Post-lunch, continue your journey to Puno, passing through quaint villages and scenic landscapes. The drive offers a glimpse into the diverse ecosystems and cultures of the Peruvian highlands. Arrive in Puno in the evening, where your tour concludes. This vibrant city, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, serves as a perfect base for exploring the highest navigable lake in the world and its unique floating islands.

This one-day Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Tour is an ideal way to quickly experience Peru’s natural wonders and cultural richness.


Box Lunch

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time


Starting Altitude

Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)

Highest Altitude

Rainbow Pass: 5,100m (16,732 ft)


Inclusions for the Cusco to Puno via Rainbow Mountain 1 Day  

  • Transportation: private vehicle from Cusco to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead and Puno.
  • Professional Guide: A bilingual guide (English/Spanish) to lead the hike and provide insights into the area’s history and geography.
  • Meals: Box lunch per explorer.
  • Entrance Fees: Admission to the Rainbow Mountain area.
  • Cusco Puno local taxes.

Not Included in the Tour:

  1. Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended for the duration of the trip.
  2. Dinner: The evening meal in Puno is not included.
  3. Accommodation in Puno: Overnight stays in Puno are not covered.
  4. Tips and Gratuities: Tips for the guide and driver are not included and are at the traveler’s discretion.
  5. Personal Expenses: Any additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, snacks, and beverages outside the provided meals.
  6. Hiking Equipment: Trekking poles, backpacks, and appropriate clothing are not provided (but should be brought by participants.)

What to Bring for the Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Route?

  • Layered Clothing: Weather can be unpredictable, so bring a mix of light and warm layers.
  • Waterproof Jacket: Essential for unexpected rain showers.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots: Ensure they are well broken in for comfort.
  • Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated during the tour.
  • Snacks: energy bars, fruit, or nuts to keep you fueled.
  • Personal Medications: Including any altitude sickness remedies.
  • With a modern camera or smartphone, capture the vivid hues and breathtaking Andean scenery.
  • Small Backpack: This is for carrying your essentials during the adventure.
  • Cash: For any additional purchases, snacks, or tips.

Travel Guide

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Rainbow Mountain Cusco to Puno Tour

The Rainbow Mountain Tour is a scenic journey from Cusco to Puno, with a highlight stop at the stunning Rainbow Mountain along the way.

Typically, it’s a one-day tour, starting early in the morning in Cusco and ending in Puno in the evening.

Essential items include warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots, sun protection, a water bottle, snacks, and personal medications.

Yes, spending a few days in Cusco before traveling to Puno with a stop at the Rainbow Mountain.

Highlights include the vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain, panoramic Andean views, and the opportunity to experience the culture of the local communities.

While some hiking experience is beneficial, the tour is accessible to those with good fitness and determination. It’s essential to walk at your own pace and stay hydrated. Also, Kondor Path Tour arranges a horseback tour.

Pricing Breakdown

Rainbow Mountain Tour from Cusco Ending in Puno Price


Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 569.00 USD
2 $ 339.00 USD
3 $ 302.00 USD
4 $ 247.00 USD
5 $ 232.00 USD
6 $ 205.00 USD
7 $ 186.00 USD
8 $ 171.00 USD
9 $ 166.00 USD
10 $ 165.00 USD
11 $ 161.00 USD
12 $ 158.00 USD
13 $ 150.00 USD
14 $ 144.00 USD
15 $ 138.00 USD
16 $ 133.00 USD



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Ani T
Ani T
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
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.
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