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Palcoyo Mountain Full Day (1)


A new route to get to know the beauty of the Cusco city - The Palcoyo Mountain Range has 3 mountains of 7 colors that resemble the already famous Vinicunca Mountain, and during this tour you will be able to appreciate a rock forest that has Huge rocky peaks that resemble a geological labyrinth.All this in a much shorter trip than the famous Rainbow Mountain Trip.


Duration Full Day
Season The best time to visit this natural attraction is in the dry season (April to October)
Departure Daily
Return Private Car

Prevent the Altitude Sicknes!!

Altitude sickness also known as mountain sickness or Soroche is a bad physical being due to lack of adaptation of the organism to high altitudes and the increase of atmospheric pressure in large altitudes.That is the reason why it is advisable to take a coca leaves tea before the tour or take a pill that helps fight this evil. If you feel bad during the trek, please do not hesitate to inform our guide, he/she is trained to help you.



Day 1: Pitumarca - Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

We will begin our adventure to this incredible mountain range by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco between 06:30 and 07:00 a.m. To go on board our shared tourist mobility to the southern of Cusco.  After a 2 hour trip through picturesque villages we will arrive at Pitumarca where we will make a brief stop to appreciate a small village where we will take our breakfast. We will continue our journey to the place called "parking" from where we can already see the mountains of colors of which we will have a better view ascending for about 45 minutes, which is a less demanding trek than that of Vinicunca. From the viewpoint of Palcoyo we can appreciate the 3 mountains of 7 colors, which have colors that resemble the rainbow for their multi-colored layers. In addition we can appreciate a curious forest of stones which is composed of rocky peaks formed naturally by rain and wind. After enjoying the scenic beauty of this place, we will return to Pitumarca to enjoy a delicious lunch in the  and then finally return to the city of Cusco where we will be arriving at approximately 18:00 hrs.


  • Pick up service at the hotel
  • Shared transportation
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • Drop off at your Hotel

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (Optional)
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program.

What to bring?

  • Small backpack.
  • Warm Clothing (Jacket, gloves, hot caps), almost all the time there is a lot of wind.
  • Hat (for the height the sun is strong).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Trekking shoes (or the most comfortable you have to walk with a thick plant the road is stony and slippery in certain places).
  • Snack (Cookies, Fruit, Energy Bars, Candies, Water).
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Extra money


  • Not suitable for pregnant womans.
  • It is not suitable for people with heart problems.
  • Preferable over 5 years old 


Being located at 4,900 meters, the risk to suffer altitude sikness is always present. In any case, because the walk is without slope and last one hour, most travelers (regardless of age) will not have problems. The recommendation is always to spend at least two days in Cusco before traveling to Palcoyo to acclimate the body. If you want more information on this topic, read our article on how to avoid altitude sickness. As for the cold weather, it is very important that you wear warm clothes due to the temperatures below zero in Palcoyo. A windbreak is also recommended.

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We organize tours for small groups, including families, friends, students and volunteers. Our tour leaders speak English, Spanish & Quechua (Andean Language) and will dedicate themselves to giving you the best independent tours in Cusco as well as Machu Picchu.

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