1 Day Trip To Palcoyo


A spectacular landscape where ocher, red, green, blue and white give life to the little popular Rainbow Mountain Range of Pallcoyo.

Duration: 1 Day Tour
Tour Frequency: Daily
Difficulty: Easy

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Tour Timeline

Day 1 - Cusco to Rainbow Mountain

Day1 - Start of your Tour -
Leaving from Cusco to Palcoyo
  • 04:30 am Transfer from the hotel
  • 07:00 am We continue to the community of Palcoyo.
  • 09:00 am We will make a stop in Checacupe to visit the bridge.
Day 1 - Visiting Palcoyo
  • 10:45 am Arrival at the first viewpoint and start of the walk.
  • 11:30 am Arrival at the viewpoint of the second and third mountain of colors (free time for photos)
  • 12:00 am Descent to the starting point (Parking).
  • Optional: visit of the red valley (it will be an additional 15 minutes of walking).
  • 12:45 pm We will take the vehicle to the restaurant.
  • 14:30 pm Lunch in Cusipata.
  • 15:30 pm Return to the city of Cusco
  • 18:00 pm Arrival to the city of Cusco


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What is included?


  • Round-trip transportation
  • Food: local breakfast and lunch
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish – English).
  • First aid box
  • Oxygen balloon

Does not include

  • Entrance ticket to the mountain s /. 15.00 soles.
  • Water and snack.
  • Walking sticks (optional).
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What to bring

  • Original Passport
  • Day Pack                      
  • Full rain gear or poncho
  • Sunglasses             
  • Sunscreen
  • Cold-weather jacket
  • Long-sleeve fleece/sweater Wool hat
  • Hiking boots
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended) 
  • Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when the Tour Operator or your travel agent issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount.
  • Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately.
  • Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
  • You will pay a full fee which is completely refundable within 48 hours before your tour is due 
  • Your tour date can be re scheduled. Booking can be done online or minimum 1 day before the tour. 

1 Day Tour Palcoyo Pricing

Palcoyo by Bus

$ 45
  • Budget friendly and all year round

Facts of Palcoyo

Where it is located?

The Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo is located south of Cusco, a short distance from the snowy Ausangate, in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is currently located in the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis.

How Pallcoyo originated?

The Palcoyo mountain range as well as Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), originate thanks to an impressive geological process where the strata of the earth align themselves creating layers of different colors with a surprising effect.

Near Pallcoyo you can also find a mysterious stone forest, where capricious rock formations form a geological labyrinth.

How high is the Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo?

Palccoyo is located at 4,900 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.), 300 meters at a lower altitude than the Mountain of 7 Colors Vinicunca (5,200 m.s.n.m.).


In the Palccoyo mountain and in all of Cusco there is a climate divided into 2 throughout the year, which we will detail below:

  • The rainy season: From December to March, in this season the Palcoyo is usually covered with dense fog, accompanied by snow and hail, but also the weather on some days is better and you can enjoy the Palcoyo mountain.
  • The dry season: Includes from April to November. Between these months it is mostly sunny so the Palcoyo mountain can be seen more clearly.
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