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Rainbow Mountain Palcoyo

Natural Wonders of Cusco: Discover Palcoyo, the Colorful Mountain that Dazzles with Beauty

Cusco Palcoyo Tour

All day Tour: Hiking and Adventure Min: 1 person
Murilo S
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!


Description of Palcoyo Colorful Mountain Tour

With the Palcoyo Colored Mountain Tour or “Palcoyo & Valley of Stones”, you can enjoy a wide range of colors. Vinincunca and Palcoyo provide strikingly similar views, but there is a difference in hiking time. It is located about 3 hours south of the city of Cusco, near the Cordillera Vilcanota, in a grouping of whimsical mountains of unique colors that never ceases to attract the attention of travelers and tourists around the world.

To get to Palcoyo you only need 1h 30 min. round trip through a relatively flat stretch while Vinincunca is a 4 hour round trip trek with a considerable slope. Both excursions take place at 5,000 masl, so the risks of puna are high in any of them. You should know that vehicular access to Palcoyo is much more complicated than to Vinincunca. The roads are not in good condition, but if what you want is a relaxed and short hike through colorful mountains, to enjoy that range of vivid colors and clean air … then Palcoyo is the option. The only recommendation is to go to this route in the dry season (May – October). But you can also go in the rainy season which is a different experience.

The Palcoyo tour is starting to be one of the most visited destinations in Peru apart from the Machu Picchu tour, which many visitors do, so we recommend it 100%.


Day 1: Pick up from Hotel – Pitumarcaa – Combapata – Palcoyo

  • 6.30 – 07.00 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel (we suggest you acclimatize at least 1 day or 2 days in the city of Cusco before starting the tour to Palcoyo) once together with the whole group we will head south of Cusco for approximately 2h 30min, until we reach the district of Pitumarka.
  • Here we will have our succulent breakfast, then we will continue our journey towards the district of Combapata, before reaching the village, we will make a stop to enjoy the photos of the attractive colonial bridge of Combapata (can be on the return), we will continue for approximately 1 h 30 minutes to the left bank of the river Salka, by a non-asphalted road.
  • In this stretch we will see native alpacas in beautiful mountain landscapes, finally we will arrive to the community of Palccoyo, located at 4100 meters, from this point we will have privileged views of the colorful mountain range of Palccoyo, with its three colorful mountains visible, so we will also enjoy the view of the great valley of stones.
  • This tour is an excellent option for people who do not like hiking, our guide will give you the option to take a 30 minute hike to reach the highest parts to better see the three colorful mountains and the forest of stones, the hike is relatively easy, just keep in mind the height.
  • After 2 to 3 hours of total enjoyment, we will return to Cusco by the same stretch, we will have lunch in Pitumarca and we will arrive to the city of Cusco at 18.30 approx. we will leave you in your hotel or the nearest.




  • Palcoyo Mountain
  • Piedras Valley
  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance
  • Buffet lunch


  • Breakfast
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


  • Hat or cap
  • Trekking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun block
  • Snacks: cereal bars, chocolates, cookies, dried fruits.
  • Cash: coins and small bills



Palcoyo and Valle de Piedras


Minimum 02 persons


Photo Gallery The best of the Tour!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Palcoyo and the Valley of Stones in Cusco

The tour to Palcoyo takes place at an altitude of 5,000 meters above sea level (masl). The community of Palccoyo is located at 4,100 metres.

Yes, it is highly recommended to acclimatise before the tour, especially if you are not used to high altitudes. The risk of altitude sickness (also known as puna or soroche) is high due to the altitude at which the tour takes place. It is suggested to spend at least 1 or 2 days in Cusco (which is at 3,399 masl) to acclimatise before going to Palcoyo.

The best time to visit Palcoyo is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. However, it is also possible to tour during the rainy season, although the experience will be different.

Yes, it is recommended to bring sunscreen as the altitude makes exposure to the sun more intense, which increases the risk of sunburn.

Yes, it is possible to do the tour in rainy season, but please note that the conditions might be more challenging and the experience will be different.









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