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Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour

Price from: $ 115.00 USD (See: Pricing)
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour
Maximun Altitude
5,100m (16,732 ft.)
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour
Physical Level
Strenuous
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour
Recommended Season
April to December

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour

Price from: $ 115.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Enjoy the best views of this beautiful valley of the Andes. An epic tour of two famous attractions, the Rainbow Mountain in Vinicunca and the Red Valley this trip is one of the best hiking trails in southern Cusco.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Rainbow Mountain | The Red Valley Hike | Cusco

Unearth the Vibrant Beauty of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Peru

The Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour is a stunning hiking circuit that has become a top choice for adventurers. It offers a surreal experience amid vibrant colors and dramatic landscapes.

The adventure around the stunning Red Valley Peru, where towering red cliffs and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains surround you, the awe-inspiring Rainbow Mountain, and the enigmatic Red Valley Cusco, promises you the best experience, filled with natural beauty and cultural immersion.

The Rainbow Mountain Red Valley Tour: In the first sections of the climb, we go on horseback to save energy. After visiting Rainbow Mountain, we hike towards the Red Valley to discover the beautiful reddish hues and witness the kaleidoscopic wonders of the Andes Mountains.

Escape into Peru’s breathtaking landscape on this impressive Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley tour! Enjoy perfect views and magical moments, and be part of an authentic adventure.

Overview

Red Valley Peru Tour Overview

The Red Valley Hike in Peru is a breathtaking adventure through the stunning Andean landscape. You’ll trek through the heart of the Andes, including the next-to-Ausangate snow-capped peaks, deep red rock formations, and rolling hills dotted with alpacas and llamas.

Is the Red Valley Tour right for me?

AT A GLANCE

  1. Early morning pick-up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:00
  2. Private transfer to the beginning of the Llaqtoc trail. 3 hours by car
    1. We are starting the tour at an altitude of 4,900 m/16,076 ft.
  3. Excursion distance:
    1. Horseback riding: 7 km/4.3 miles (55 minutes)
    2. The rest of the way is on foot (100 minutes)
  4. The Red Valley’s highest point is 5,100 m (16,732 ft).
  5. Difficulty: Challenging and Moderate
  6. Weather: Cold! Sometimes sunny (July to October).
    1. The best season to explore is mid-April to December.
  7. Meals: Cusco Box Lunch
  8. The arrival time in Cusco after the experience is between 15:30 and 17:30
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Peru Highlights
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Incas on this full-day tour of Peru’s incredible Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley. Enjoy stunning views as you explore with a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Explore Peru’s incredible Andes Red Valley during this unmissable day tour. Sign up for a guided tour to take care of all your travel needs, discover hidden gems, and uncover the natural beauty of these two locations.
  • Join us on a spectacular journey through the Red Valley! This action-packed tour provides transport, knowledgeable guides, box lunch, memorable experiences, and more—all while exploring Peru’s incredible scenery.

Itinerary

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Peru Itinerary

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience on this day tour of Peru’s breathtaking adventure in the Ausangate Andes Mountains. Admire sweeping vistas, explore enchanting canyons, and witness nature’s stunning beauty!

DAY 1

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour

Cusco: The Gateway

The journey to Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley usually starts in the historic city of Cusco at 5:0. Embrace the culture and heritage of this charming city before embarking on the trek of a lifetime.

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES – The Red Valley Cusco

The car trip lasts 3 hours toward the beginning of the adventure. We travel through local Andean towns, making this trip a unique experience. The entire event begins in the Llactoc community.

The first trace will be on horseback to save time and physical effort. This expedition is one of the best hiking trails in southern Cusco, Peru. Enjoy the best panoramic views of this beautiful red valley of the Andes—an epic trip to two famous attractions.

TRIP DATA
  • The first section of the ascent of the famous mountain is on horseback.
    • At the top of the seven-colored mountain is an impressive 360-degree panoramic view; you can see two Andean valleys and the Andes covered with snow.
    • The second stage of the adventure is on foot.
  • The Red Valley of Peru offers a different party for the eyes. There are several natural points of view from which to take the best photos.

We will return you to your hotel at about 16:30

The Enigma of Rainbow Mountain before the Red Valley

The Rainbow Mountain, locally known as “Vinicunca,” is renowned for its mesmerizing colors. Its distinctive hues, ranging from fiery reds to rich purples and cool blues, result from diverse mineral deposits that adorned the mountainside for millions of years.

The Beauty of Red Valley Peru

Adjacent to Rainbow Mountain lies the lesser-known but equally enchanting Red Valley. Aptly named for its striking red sedimentary rock formations, this valley offers a stark contrast to the vibrant colors of its neighbor, creating a harmonious visual symphony for visitors.

Trekking Routes

Various trekking routes are available, catering to different fitness levels and time constraints. The Classic Route and the Ausangate Trek are popular options that promise breathtaking vistas and cultural encounters.

Immersing in Local Culture

Indigenous communities inhabit the highlands surrounding Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley, Peru. Engaging with the locals and learning about their traditions adds a cultural dimension to the journey, making it even more enriching.

Cusco Red Valley’s Extravaganza

As the day progresses, exploring the Red Valley Cusco Tour unveils a different facet of nature’s artistry. The red-hued mountains and vast open spaces create a serene ambiance, providing a perfect setting for reflection and tranquility.

Food

Box Lunch

Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

A short walk

Hiking Time

2 hours

Starting Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

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

Inclusions

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour INCLUSION

  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Private tourist transport with fuel and a professional driver
  • One horse with Andes saddles to ride per person “from Llactoq to Rainbow Mountain—only one way.”
    • A local muleteer per horse
  • Meals: box lunch.
  • Portable oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.

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

Rainbow Mountain Red Valley Tour: No Inclusion

  • Hotel or Airbnb.
  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Water.
  • Snacks for the Reddish
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tipping.

What to bring for the Red Valley Tour

  • A good and comfortable daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings!
  • 2 liters of water.
  • Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support!
  • One pair of trekking pants—not jeans!
  • 01 rain jacket.
  • Essential: one warm winter jacket or glove, a scarf, a cap, and cold, thermal clothing for the entire body. “Changing weather; we are always close to the Andes glaciers.”
  • Bring some meds!
    • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness
  • Excellent sun protection cream.
  • Reusable plastic or metal water containers for your water: “Keep green, Mother Nature.”
  • Bandages or moleskin if we get some blisters.
  • Extra money.

Travel Guide

FAQs about the Red Valley Cusco

Kondor Path Tours will take you to discover the magical allure of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley, Peru, exploring their history, geological significance, and the best ways to embark on this memorable journey.

Make the most of your journey by understanding how to reach Red Valley, Peru. We’ll provide travel tips, transportation options, and recommendations for a seamless trip.

Adventure Awaits: Outdoor Activities in Red Valley, Peru

Red Valley Cusco offers many outdoor activities for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. From hiking to trekking, there’s something for everyone.

Red Valley Peru: A Photographer’s Paradise

Kondor Path Tours calls all photography enthusiasts! The Red Valley Tour offers a plethora of breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultural scenes, perfect for capturing memories that last a lifetime.

The Red Valley Tour in Cusco stands out for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, making it a truly unique and enchanting destination.

To prepare for high-altitude travel, it’s essential to acclimatize gradually, stay hydrated, and avoid strenuous activities in the first few days.

Yes, the tour is suitable for most age groups. However, due to the hike’s high altitude and physical demands, it’s essential to be healthy and have a reasonable fitness level.

The ideal time to visit is during the dry season from April to October, as the weather is more stable and the landscapes are vibrant. However, it’s essential to check the weather conditions before your trip.

Wear comfortable and layered clothing to adapt to changing weather conditions. Don’t forget a good pair of hiking shoes to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

Absolutely! A camera is highly recommended to capture the breathtaking beauty of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Peru Tours.

Pricing Breakdown

Red Valley Tour  and Rainbow Mountain COST 

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 337.00 USD
2 $ 218.00 USD
3 $ 180.00 USD
4 $ 155.00 USD
5 $ 147.00 USD
6 $ 136.00 USD
7 $ 128.00 USD
8 $ 120.00 USD
9 $ 115.00 USD

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
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!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
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
2023-08-10
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.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
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!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
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
2023-07-07
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
2022-05-05
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
2022-05-05
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!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
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!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
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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