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Montaña de Colores Vinicunca

Vinicunca: The Chromatic Spectacle of the Andes. Tour to the Emblematic Mountain of Colors in Cusco.

Vinicunca Colored Mountain Tour

All day Tour: Adventure Min: 1 person
Carol B
2024-03-20
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
2024-03-19
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
2024-03-19
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
2024-03-19
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
2024-03-15
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
2024-03-15
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
2024-03-15
Experiencia increíble en Perú Mi estancia en Cusco con la agencia RAP Travel fue increíble, nos hicieron sentir como en casa desde que llegamos a la ciudad, los tours, guías, atención, todo fue demasiada buena. Recomendable para que vengan a conocer Perú de la mejor manera.
Marco F
2024-02-24
Nuestro viaje a Perú. Todo fantástico!! Nos encantó las atenciones de RAP Travel Perú y de todo su personal. Los tours bien planificados, puntuales. Todo A1, nos vamos súper contentos con el servicio. Los recomendamos al 1000%, el cooking class traditional fue excelente. El ceviche de trucha y lomo de alpaca para chuparse los dedos.
Madrily D
2024-02-24
Experiencias en Cusco. La experiencia en Perú, fue muy placentera. Nos encantó todo nuestro viaje, la compañía RAP Travel Perú. Nos ayudó muchísimo con la planificación con este viaje. 100% recomendado.
Silvia R
2024-02-23
Viaje mágico Excelente experiencia con la agencia rap travel , todos fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a armar nuestro paquete turístico de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades

DESCRIPTION

Description Vinicunca Colored Mountain Tour

With the Vinicunca Colored Mountain Tour, we will appreciate a chain of mountains that as we go up will change their colors until we reach Vinincunca known as the Rainbow Mountain for its similarity to the colors of the Rainbow and known as Cerro Colorado. And for the large amount of minerals that has revealed product of the thaw has obtained its colors that attract hundreds of tourists a year.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN OR MOUNTAIN OF COLORS, the villagers call it Cerro Colorado or Vinincunca, is a mountain of Peru with an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level, this mountain is located on the road to the snowy Ausangate in the Cordillera del Vilcanota, in the district of Pitumarca.

Its slopes and summits are tinged with intense shades of fuchsia, turquoise, lavender and gold; the visual spectacle offered by Vinincunca attracts visitors since early 2016, these sediments transported by the water that once covered the area, over time were forming layers and the movement of tectonic plates in the area raised these sediments until they became mountains. Then they acquired their striking colors due to the oxidation of its minerals, exerted by the humidity of the area and the erosion of the same ones that today are seen as the stripes that attract tourists so much.

Machu Picchu is the main destination visited by all travelers, and the mountain of colors is the second most visited destination, so we recommend that after making your tour to Machu Picchu to reserve a space for the mountain of colors with us.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Pick up from Hotel – Cusipata – Montaña de Colores (Colored Mountain)

  • 04.00 – 04.30 hrs the colorful mountain tour starts when we pick you up from your hotel and start the trip in a minivan. After 2hrs we will arrive to the town of Cusipata, where we will make a small stop and enjoy a good breakfast (Travel time 2 hours).
  • Then we board again the mobility and travel for 1 hour to reach the starting point of the hike.
  • We will walk 2km approx. (1h) through the mountains, enjoying beautiful high Andean landscapes accompanied by the snow-capped mountains of the Andes, without a doubt the route rewards the long bus ride we made.
  • After 1 h. of walking we will arrive at our destination the mountain of colors where we can enjoy the spectacle of colors that gives us the Pachamama (mother earth) we will have 40 min. to enjoy the scenery.
  • Then we will start the return which will be easier because everything will be downhill. 12.00 hrs We will take our transport to our restaurant in Cusipata where we will have a nutritious buffet lunch.
  • Finally we will return to Cusco city where we will arrive at 17.00 hrs approx. and we will leave you near the main square.

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:

  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Horses and muleteer S/. 80.00
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Dress warmly
  • Bring a polo shirt to change, water, snacks, cereal or chocolate bars, sun block, sun hat.
  • Wear dark glasses and comfortable shoes for trekking.

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

7 Colors Mountain

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 persons

GROUP SERVICE TOUR
PRIVATE SERVICE TOUR

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Rainbow Mountain Tour

The best time to visit Rainbow Mountain is during the dry season, which typically extends from April to October. During these months, you are more likely to encounter clear skies and more favorable weather conditions for the hike. Visibility is also better, allowing you to fully enjoy the vibrant colors that make this mountain famous.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that the weather in high mountain areas can be quite unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions, regardless of when you plan to visit.

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, is a mountain located in Peru at an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level. It is situated on the way to the Ausangate mountain, in the Pitumarca district.

It is called “Rainbow Mountain” or “Vinicunca” because of its slopes and peaks adorned with stripes of intense shades of fuchsia, turquoise, lavender, and gold. This phenomenon is due to the oxidation of minerals in the mountain, influenced by the moisture in the area and the erosion of these minerals.

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, displays its vibrant colors due to a combination of geological and climatic factors. The movement of tectonic plates in the area raised these sediments to form mountains.

The vibrant colors we see today result from the oxidation of different minerals in the rocks. For example, shades of fuchsia, turquoise, lavender, and gold can be attributed to the presence of minerals such as iron oxide, copper, and other elements in various states of oxidation. The moisture in the area and erosion also contribute to revealing these colors, making the stripes visible and striking.

No, you do not need hiking experience to do the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Tour. This tour is designed to be accessible to people with different levels of physical fitness and hiking experience. The hike to Rainbow Mountain is approximately 2 kilometers and is considered of moderate difficulty. While there may be some steep sections, it does not require advanced hiking skills or specialized equipment. However, it is important to be in good physical shape and be prepared to walk on mountainous terrain. Additionally, it is crucial to follow the tour guide’s instructions and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the tour.

For the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Tour, it is important to bring several essential items to ensure your comfort and safety during the hike and the visit to the mountain. Here is a list of things to consider bringing:

  • Appropriate Clothing: Warm clothing, as the altitude can make temperatures cold, layered clothing to adapt to temperature changes during the hike, a waterproof or windproof jacket as the weather can be unpredictable. Comfortable and breathable clothing for hiking.
  • Proper Footwear: Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes, suitable socks to prevent blisters.
  • Sun Protection: Broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from UV radiation, UV-protective sunglasses, a hat or cap to shield your head from the sun.
  • Small Backpack: To carry your personal belongings such as water and snacks.
  • Water and Snacks: Carry enough water to stay hydrated during the hike. Some light snacks like dried fruits, granola bars, or chocolate.
  • Hiking Poles (optional): They can help with stability during the hike.
  • Cash: In case you wish to purchase souvenirs or additional food during the tour.
  • Personal Documents: Personal identification and tour documentation, such as tickets and booking confirmations.
  • First Aid Kit: A small kit with basic items like bandages, pain relievers, and personal medications.
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