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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain 1-Day Tour

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Cusco - Checacupe - Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain - The Rock Forest
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain 1-Day Tour

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain 1-Day Tour

Full Day Tour

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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
4,900 m / 16,070 ft
Activity Level
Moderate (high altitude)
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour

Experience a striking adventure to the alternative Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo

Spend a beautiful day exploring Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain or Palcoyo mountain in Peru with your private local guide and enjoy the hidden landscapes of traditional living within the Ausangate region, and admire Peru’s natural wonders without having to jostle for the best vantage point and with no crowds battling for a picture.

This palccoyo rainbow mountain day trip or Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Tour, also known as the THREE RAINBOW MOUNTAINS OF PALCOYO DAY TOUR, is a new route that includes relatively a short walk and gentle to reach to the spectacular natural wonder of the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains than the Vinicunca rainbow mountain.

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain (also spelled Palcoyo mountain) is an area of truly breath-taking beauty that boasts colorful striated rock formations formed by layers of sediment exposed by erosion and global warming.

During Palcoyo Day Hike or Palccoyo Mountain Tour, you’ll see a truly magical landscape of painted colored mountains, sweeping red valleys, amazing rock formations, terraces in the mountains, including pastoral scenes of Quechua-speaking herders tending to their llamas and alpacas grazing on the land, as well as the spectacular panoramic views of the three distinct Palccoyo peaks and the most unique views of the Ausangate glacier in distance.

Besides, on this day hike to the amazing painted hills of Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain in Cusco, we will visit Checacupe, known for its emblematic bridges: Inca, colonial and republican.

Tour Details

  • Tour duration: Full day tour
  • Activities: Hiking, adventure, history, culture & ecology
  • Meeting location: Your hotel lobby in Cusco
  • Pick up schedule: @ 5 am from your hotel in Cusco
  • Drop off schedule: Your hotel’s front desk at 5:30 – 6 pm
  • Group Size: Depends on you since the tour is in private service
  • Good For: Those with a sense of adventure and in good hiking shape
  • Activity Level: Easy to Moderate due to the altitude of the trail
  • Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes – lots of walking around
  • Hiking time: 2 -3 hours including the Rock Forest

What's it like

Impressive landscapes of Palccoyo Mountain Tour
alternative tour to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, also known as three Rainbow Mountains Palccoyo day tour

If you’re planning a trip to Peru, you likely plan to visit the Classic Rainbow Mountain of Peru but you are NOT prepared for a hard hike? No problem! Our palccoyo rainbow mountain day trip is perfect alternative hike that lets you enjoy three rainbow mountains with a spectacular and remote scenery, and views of the glacial Ausangate Peak.

Besides, this beautiful Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour or Tres Rainbows offers a more leisurely, shorter, and mostly flat option, and is the best option for those who don’t want to hike for 4 hours round-trip or more, as in the standard one-day tour to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, which has a very challenging uphill ascent.

If you’re short on time and want to tick-off impressive landscapes without committing too much hiking, then Palcoyo or “alternative Rainbow Mountain tour” is a very interesting option as a day trip from Cusco, also, if you are not good at walking, you have problems with the high altitude, or you don´t like overcrowded attractions, Book our Tour to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, you will love it!

Peru Spirit Adventure Tours offers day trips to Palcoyo as part of any tailormade trip to Peru. If you’re interested in visiting Palcoyo and love hiking, adventure, nature, the Andes and Inca history. Come with us to explore a truly magical landscape of painted-colored mountains and sweeping red valleys in the Peruvian Andes, and have the adventure of a lifetime with experienced guides.

This Palccoyo Mountain experience is officially operated by Peru Spirit Adventure, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco


Level of Difficulty

  • This delightful tour to three Rainbow Mountains Palccoyo is accessible for all ages and hiking levels. The highest altitude on the tour is 5,040 meters (16,534 feet) so we recommend a few days in Cusco prior to the tour to acclimatize.
  • Please note the driving and walking times, time at each site, and departure/arrival time are approximate and depend upon many factors such as road conditions, weather, van size, group pace, etc.

Palccoyo Tour Highlights

  • Experience beautiful views of the Palccoyo “Rainbow” Mountain while avoiding the crowds
  • Marvel at the stunning Andes mountain range on the Palccoyo Mountain one day tour and see the llamas and alpacas.
  • Stroll through the fascinating Rock Forest and enjoy breathtaking views of the red valley and Ausangate mountain
  • During your hike, pass through these hidden landscapes of traditional living within the Rainbow Mountain region
  • On the way, stop at the quaint village of Checacupe to see Colonial and Inca bridges

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Hike Itinerary

Day 01: : Cusco – Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain – Checacupe – Cusco

On the morning of the Palccoyo Mountain Tour, we will pick you up very early from your Cusco hotel at 5:00 am. We then set out on a beautiful drive through the South Valley, along the Cusco-Puno highway, passing many colorful colonial towns. After nearly 2 ½ hours on the road to the alternative rainbow mountain, we reach the small town of Checacupe.

From here we take a detour onto a dirt road, where we will travel for 1 hour in our private transport until we reach the trailhead for our 1 day trek to Palccoyo (4,900 meters/ 16,076 feet). At this point, we begin our gentle ascent towards the first lookout point. After about 15 or 20 minutes, we’ll have our first glimpse of Peru’s incredible Red Valley, and several smaller colored mountains. After admiring the breathtaking views and getting that Instagram-perfect shot, we continue another 15 or 20 minutes until we reach the principal Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain lookout. At a whopping 5,040meter (16,534 feet), you’ll feel on top of the world! Here, you will have gorgeous views of the three Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo peaks laying across one another parading as well as the most unique views of Ausangate (6.375 meters/ 20.915 feet), the highest snow capped mountain of the Cusco region. Bring your thermos! It can get very chilly at these high altitudes.

Then, there will be an optional extra hike through Palccoyo’s Rock Forest, where you will enjoy a well-deserved break here admiring the view, and then we have the option to continue on a bit further to the Rock Forest. It’s about a 20-minute uphill hike to reach this fascinating geological feature, a stunning outcropping of jagged rocks. This is a great sport to get more of those classic Palccoyo shots, and take in all that mother Nature has to offer.

After exploring the area and enjoying the spectacular view. Once we are done enjoying the scenery and amazing painted landscapes, we walk back down the way we came. We now take our private transport to the village of Checacupe (approx 1 hour) where we will enjoy our box lunch and explore the small bridge there. After taking some time to walk across the bridge, take pictures and enjoy the area we take our private transport back to Cusco (about a 2 to 2.5 hour drive) and drop off at your respective hotel in Cusco.

  • Approximate departure time: 5:00 AM
  • Approximate arrival time in Cusco is: 5:30 – 6 PM
  • Walking distance: 4 km (6km counting the walk to the Rock Forest)
  • Approximate total walking time: 2 – 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast and box lunch
  • Minimum Altitude: 4900 m(16,076ft)
  • Maximum Altitude: 5040 m (16,534 ft)

Included on the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour

  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek, and answer any questions
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning or our departure point (you choice)
  • Private transport throughout the tour
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Small box breakfast, bottle of water, snacks, and box lunch
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Entrance to the Ausangate/Rainbow trail and colonial bridge
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco

Not Included

  • Flights to /from Cusco
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Dinner
  • Walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Tip for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy

What to bring to Palccoyo Mountain Tour

  • A lightweight, waterproof day pack
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and hiking pants, not jeans
  • Layers of clothes for variable temperatures
  • Camera with extra film and batteries
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Thermals, wool socks, gloves, scarf, wool hat
  • Extra plastic bags, especially in the wet season
  • Water proof clothing and or a rain poncho
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medical kit with a simple whistle
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Walking sticks (rentable)
  • Favorite snacks
  • Toilet paper

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    Travel Guide

    Preparing for Palccoyo Mountain, or Alternative Rainbow Mountain tour, Cusco’s Colorful Wonder

    If you’re interested in visiting the truly magical landscape of painted colored mountains or PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, keep in mind it’s at altitude so will require acclimatization before visiting. The Palcoyo Mountain lie’s south-east of Cusco, three and a half hours driving one-way, on mostly bumpy, unpaved roads – but the reward is vistas of the snow-capped peak of Apu Ausangate, pastoral scenes of Quechua-speaking herders tending to their llamas and alpacas grazing on the land, and impressive multi-toned mountains without the crowds. It’s best to visit Machu Picchu and Cusco first, givin you time to adjust to the mountain air.

    Since this trip to breath-taking beauty, is all about the staggering views, it’s also much better to visit in the dry season from April to October – otherwise the relative effort to get here (the long car journey) simply won’t be worth it for cloudy, foggy or snowy views.

    What are the differences between the tour of Palcoyo rainbow mountain and Vinicunca Rainbow mountain?

    • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains require a lesser amount of walking. you will walk a total of 2 – 3 hours., unlike Vinicunca Rainbow, which requires 6 hours of walking time.
    • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains are slightly level walking, unlike Vinicunca Rainbow, which is steep walking.
    • Palccoyo Mountain is located at 500 m a.s.l. Unlike Vinicunca Mountain, located at 5200 m a.s.l.
    • Palccoyo Rainbow is very quiet, unlike Vinicunca Mountain, which is very crowded.
    • Important, in both mountains you can see colorful formations in the form of Rainbows or 7 colors, however this natural fact stands out more on the Vinicunca mountain, but if you do the tour to Palcoyo Mountain you will not only see colorful mountains but also a Forest of stones and 3 historic bridges in the city of Checacupe.

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    Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.


    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


    We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
    • All banking fees will be covered by the client



    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


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    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

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