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Full Day Vinicunca

Discover the rainbow mountain

(14 reviews)
1 day
Spanish & English
Starts: From your accommodation in Cuzco between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m.
Ends: To Cuzco city center at 7:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


Come with us to Vinicunca, the mountain of 7 colors. On the Full Day Vinicunca you will cross the Chiripampa mountain range, considered the longest on the planet. And in the heart of the mountain range, you will have unique views of the Rainbow Mountain that will leave you speechless.

Keep on reading and find out what your day will be like at 5,200 m above sea level 🌈:

Tour details


  • Pick-up at the hotel
  • Experienced bilingual guide (Spanish / English)
  • Shared transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (with vegetarian or vegan option)
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency Oxygen

Not included

  • Rainbow Mountain access ticket (10 soles)
  • Hiking poles (rent for 4 USD)

Important information

Remember that the altitude is a greater effort for daily tasks and can cause altitude sickness, so it is very important to arrive in Cuzco at least one day before and not to exert yourself physically, eat lightly, drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic beverages. This tour requires physical effort, as you walk for two hours at an altitude of over 5000 meters, so it is not recommended for people with heart problems, children under 12 years old and pregnant women. 

In case there is availability, those who wish to do the two-hour horseback riding tour can do it for an additional cost.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Full Day Vinicunca Cusco - Pitumarca - Chiri Pampa - Rainbow Mountain

Duration: 13 hours approx.

Maximum altitude: 5200 meters

Difficulty: Medium - High

4:30 am

Pick up in Cuzco

Our guide will pick us up early to make the most of the day. We will drive for about two hours until we arrive at Pitumarca for breakfast. Then we will continue our trip to Chiripampa to start the Vinicunca Hike.

Travelers hiking to Vinicunca
12:00 pm

Hiking The Rainbow Mountains Peru 

We begin the ascent! For two hours we will walk to our destination, the Vinicunca Mountain. Once there we will have free time to rest, take pictures and enjoy the incredible multicolored landscape of the Chiripampa mountain range, the longest mountain range on the planet.

Rainbow Mountain landscape
2:30 pm

Return to Pitumarca and Cuzco

We finish our Full Day Vinicunca with the descent back to our transportation. We will stop again in Pitumarca for lunch and after the rest we will return to Cuzco where our trip will have come to an end.

red houses of pitumarca

What to bring to Full Day Vinicunca

  • Hiking boots
  • Water and Snacks
  • Raincoat
  • Outerwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash USD

Where does the tour Full Day Vinicunca start

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cuzco between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. by minibus, so you don't have to worry about anything.

Cuzco is the main tourist city in Peru and is very well-connected. If your starting point is Lima, you can arrive by bus (24 hours travel time) or take a one-hour flight. 

If you arrive from Arequipa, the bus ride takes ten hours. You can also choose to make the trip by plane. If you arrive from Puno the best option is to do it by bus, a journey of six and a half hours. We also offer the possibility of making this journey in a tourist bus that makes stops at the most important places along the route.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the Rainbow Mountain, Peru distance from Cusco?

    The trip to Pitumarca from Cuzco by minibus takes 105 kilometers in approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. From Pitumarca to the beginning of the hike is 34 kilometers more, an extra fee of one hour.
  • How difficult is the Vinicunca Peru Tour?

    The difficulty of this trek is medium - high. We recommend having experience in mountain hikes and a good physical condition, as some routes can be more complicated.
  • Where will I be picked up?

    The tour includes pick up from your accommodation located in the metropolitan area of Cuzco. If your accommodation is not within the pick-up perimeter, we will indicate a nearby meeting point to pick you up. Remember to indicate the name and address of your accommodation in the booking form in order to coordinate the pickup.
  • Is the tour suspended due to rain?

    The tour is not suspended due to rain. Due to the climate of the area, it is likely to rain on the day of the tour, especially if you travel during the rainy season (November to April in Cuzco). Likewise, in case of heavy rains or any weather alert that does not allow the activity to be carried out under the necessary safety measures, the session will be suspended and a change of date or a refund will be offered.

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