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Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days
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Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days
Tour Type
Mountain Hike
Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days
Maximun Altitude
5,100m (16,732 ft.)
Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days
Physical Level
Moderately Strenuous
Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days
Recommended Season
April to December

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

Price from: $ 199.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the incredible Rainbow Mountains? Enjoy this 2-day tour at the breathtaking sights of Vinicunca and Palccoyo for an unforgettable experience!

Tour Plan: Cusco | Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain | Cusipata | Combapata | Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain

Fascinating 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek

Two days of trekking through the two spectacular Rainbow Mountains, “VINICUNCA & PALCCOYO.”

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days with the destination through the Andes of the southwest of the Cusco region; hike the two famous rainbow mountains! One of them is VINICUNCA: The classic Rainbow Mountain. The second mountain is PALCCOYO: The Alternative Rainbow Mountain, eventually becoming the leading destination.

Discover one of the most picturesque sites in Peru – the Vinicunca and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain. With this 2-day tour, you’ll explore the stunning views, captivating wildlife, and beautiful landscapes at the striking mountain range.

Trekking at high altitudes can be physically demanding. Make sure to acclimatize yourself in Cusco before embarking on the journey to Palccoyo and Vinicunca.

Take in the spectacular beauty of Peru’s astonishing Vinicunca and Palccoyo mountains on an unforgettable 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Tour! Experience unrivaled views of the vivid and colorful landscapes, snap pictures of beautiful alpacas, and enjoy a refreshing hike as you soak in all that mother nature has to offer.

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Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days OVERVIEW 

Embark on a breathtaking adventure through the Andes Mountains to witness the stunning Rainbow Mountain. This 2-day trek will take you through remote villages, past snow-capped peaks, and over high-altitude passes. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with local communities and learn about their traditional way of life, where you’ll be awed by the vibrant colors of the natural wonder. This trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

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  • Day 1: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
    • Departure from Cusco at 08:00 a.m.
  • Day 2: Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain
    • Departure to tourist activities at 07:00 a.m.

Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Explore Peru’s iconic Rainbow Mountain and its stunning natural surroundings for a neck-breaking two days! Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure – don’t miss out!
  • Visit Rainbow Mountain in Peru on a two-day guided tour! Explore one of nature’s great wonders – the breathtaking Vinicunca and Palccoyo Mountains – filled with vibrant colors, enthralling wildlife, and mesmerizing views.
Why you will love this Rainbow Mountain 2 Days
  • Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure. Explore the 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek in all its wonder.
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of Rainbow Mountain Trek in 2 Days; you will always be hiking with the Kondor Path Tour.
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Stunning Andes Scenery & Amazing Rainbow Mountain


Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days ITINERARY 


Vinicunca Hike

Hike to the rainbow mountain of Vinicunca – Overnight in Combapata.

To avoid the tourist crowds, we leave CUSCO at 08:00 in the direction of the VINICUNCA tourist circuit. The walk lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes to conquer the colorful peak and has impressive panoramic views of the classic rainbow mountain with its reddish and other colored mountain ranges. Take good photos and videos to take home the memory of visiting Vinicunca.

In the afternoon, we board our tourist vehicle until connecting with the main road, entering CUSIPATA to travel to COMBAPATA. In Combapata, we spend the night in basic accommodation with a hot water shower. The reason for spending the night in Combapata is to continue exploring the other rainbow mountains without getting up early and starting our walks at a suitable time.

For the 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek, visitors can take their principal suitcases in the tour vehicle to have all their luggage at hand for the first night in COMBAPATA. Important note: after the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Day in the organized itinerary, it is described as a return to Cusco. But if visitors need to continue the trip to Puno Lake Titicaca because we are already halfway there, write to us to send you a new travel quote when booking the tour.


Box Lunch & Dinner

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)


Palccoyo Hike

Light walk to the rainbow mountain of Palccoyo with the forest of colored stones

We leave Cusipata or Combapata at 07:00 towards Palccoyo. During the land trip, we will make several stops to have the best panoramic views of the Andes with the alpacas and llamas in their natural habitat—herds of South American camelids along the vehicular route and hiking trails.

Arriving at the beginning of the Palccoyo trek, we already see the first photographic shots of the rainbow mountains. There are 03 rainbow mountains plus a colorful path along the stone forest. The circuit of Palccoyo has an approximate walking time of about 35 minutes, so you can stay longer and have time to enjoy the multicolored Andes.


1B, 1L

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

2.5km (1.2 miles)

Hiking Time

36-Minutes (up & down)

Starting Altitude

Palccoyo Parking Lot: 4,800m (15,748 ft)

Highest Altitude

Palccoyo Pass: 4,900m (16,076 ft)


2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek INCLUSION 


  • 1 NIGHT in family accommodation in CUSIPATA allows greater comfort and storage of backpacks. 01 room for every two people. Cusipata River Lodge


  • For day 01, Box Lunch and a dinner prepared by the local family of Combapata. On day 02, breakfast and lunch at Combapata restaurant.


  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of your adventure.
  • Private transport from Cusco to the trailhead and back at the end of the hike

Hiking equipment

  • English/Quechua/Spanish-speaking tour guide.
  • The principal suitcases can be left inside the tourist vehicle for the 02 days of the trek to the Rainbow Mountains.


  • First-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle


  • Briefing before the tour.
  • Entrance to the tourist area of Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek.
  • All local taxes

2 Day Rainbow Mountain Hike NO INCLUSION 


  • On Day 1: Box Lunch, Dinner
  • On Day 2: Breakfast Hotel, Lunch (Restaurant).
  • Recommended water 02 bottles of 700 milliliters at least for each excursion or depending on how much water they drink on the adventures.


  • Saddle horses only one way or round trip to the VINICUCNA sector: “travel time on horseback is 50 minutes uphill.”


  • Flights to/from Cusco
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the entire crew (tour guide, drivers, etc.)

Travel Guide

Travel facts Rainbow Mountain Peru 2 Day Trek 

  • Experience a full day in the incredible Rainbow Mountain on this two-day trek. Our experienced guides will take you safely down the best trails, making your journey unforgettable.

It is to enjoy two spectacular tourist circuits that have become famous over time. Exploring Machu Picchu is also the perfect complement for your next vacation in Peru. It is IMPORTANT to mention that on day 01; we spend the night in a basic hostel with hot water showers in the town of COMBAPATA so that we can continue exploring the colorful mountains of the Andes in a unique circuit the next day. The Rainbow Mountain Trail 2 Days is for lovers of the rainbow in its fundamental nature embodied in mother nature.

The two tourist circuits of each have UNIQUE scenic beauty in the Andes! Explore by visiting the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2-Day Tour Circuit for panoramic views.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is a popular trek in Peru that takes you to the stunning Vinicunca Mountain.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. The trek involves a steep climb to an altitude of over 5,000 meters.

The best time to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek is from April to November, the dry season in Peru.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek usually takes one day. However, there are longer treks available that can take up to three days.

Bring warm clothing, comfortable trekking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a camera.

Yes, it is possible to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek as a day trip from Cusco.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek usually includes transportation, a guide, entrance fees, and lunch.

Rainbow Mountain is 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) high.

Doing the Rainbow Mountain Trek independently is possible, but it is recommended to go with a guide for safety and convenience.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is generally safe, but it is essential to be aware of the altitude and take necessary precautions.

It is not recommended to bring children under 12 years old on the Rainbow Mountain Trek due to the altitude and physical demands of the trek.

The Itinerary usually involves a drive from Cusco to the starting point, a trek to Rainbow Mountain, and a return to Cusco.

Yes, the Rainbow Mountain Trek is suitable for solo travelers. You can join a group tour or hire a private guide.

No, the only way to see Rainbow Mountain is by doing the Rainbow Mountain Trek.

Yes, altitude sickness concerns on the Rainbow Mountain Trek are due to the high altitude. It is essential to acclimatize before the trek.

The cost of the Rainbow Mountain Trek varies depending on the tour operator and the length of the trek.

The cancellation policy for the Rainbow Mountain Trek varies depending on the tour operator.

Changing your departure date for the Rainbow Mountain Trek is possible, but it depends on availability.

You can book the Rainbow Mountain Trek online through tour operators or travel agencies.

Accommodation on the Rainbow Mountain Trek is usually camping, with tents and sleeping bags provided by the tour operator.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is usually a full-day trek that lasts 6 to 7 hours, depending on the group’s pace.

Yes, the Rainbow Mountain Trek can be pretty challenging as it involves hiking at high altitudes with steep and uneven terrain. However, it is a doable trek for people with a reasonable fitness level.

The best time to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek is during the dry season, from April to November. During this time, the weather is usually clear and sunny, making for better visibility of the rainbow-colored mountains.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is a challenging trek that requires a certain fitness level, so it may not be suitable for young children. However, fit and active teenagers should be able to do the trek with no issues.

Hiking poles are not mandatory for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, but they can be helpful for those who may need extra support on the steep and uneven terrain.

The summit of Rainbow Mountain is at an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek does involve some steep and narrow paths that may trigger a fear of heights in some people. However, the hiking paths are generally wide enough to accommodate hikers, and the views are worth the effort.

You should wear comfortable and breathable clothing for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, with layers you can add or remove as needed. Good hiking boots and a waterproof jacket are essential in case of rain.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is generally considered safe as long as you follow the guidance of your tour guide and take the necessary precautions to stay warm and hydrated at high altitudes.

You can bring your food and drinks for the Rainbow Mountain Trek. However, it is recommended to pack light snacks and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

What’s it like

  • Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life with an incredible 2-day tour to the majestic Rainbow Mountain in Peru. Explore plateaus, mountains, and more during your journey!
  • Hike through vibrant colors as you explore Peru’s Andes and explore one of the natural wonders of South America on this two-day trek!
  • Uncover the mysteries of Peru by taking a two-day tour to Vinicunca and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain! This colorful region offers fantastic views, unique wildlife, and spectacular scenery, making it a must-see destination for any traveler.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Rainbow Mountain on this two-day trek. Our experienced guides will show you the best sights and trails – don’t miss out!
Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days - Hike Map

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days – Hike Map

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Rainbow Mountain Peru 2 Day Trek COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 610.00 USD
2 $ 379.00 USD
3 $ 323.00 USD
4 $ 265.00 USD
5 $ 254.00 USD
6 $ 227.00 USD
7 $ 217.00 USD
8 $ 199.00 USD

Venture out on a two-day trek to Peru’s renowned Rainbow Mountain and prepare for some of the most spectacular views in the Andes!

* Kondor Path Tours operates the Rainbow Mountain Hiking Trail 2 days



2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek – Take part in a fantastic two-day trek through one of Peru’s most breathtaking locations: Rainbow Mountain! The journey has stunning views, untouched wilderness, and local insight.

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A fantastic escape awaits you on this 2-day tour to the famous Rainbow Mountain high in the Peruvian Andes! Get ready for a journey packed with adventure and spectacular views.

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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