The Vilcabamba range of mountain where the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN AND RED VALLEY are located, it is a huge area to the southeast of Cusco, it is a very important section of the Andes Cordillera,
this is one of the mountain range in Peru that has the highest concentration of snowy peaks, this creates beautiful high Andean landscapes with vast snow-capped mountains and large glaciers, which in their thaws make appear beautiful lagoons, lakes, nice valleys.
Nowadays with the passage of time, many of these summits are completely uncovered of snow, and they show a special natural pigment of the rock that together with some minerals and the special color of the soil of this place creates beautiful mountains,
they are very striking by the colors they show, together with the local people who are mainly breeders of Alpacas and Llamas will make this tour an unforgettable experience, breathe deeply and live the 5036 meters of “Vinicunca” (The rainbow Mountain).
Our tour is different because we go up by one trail, and coming back using a different one, yes, around the Red Valley ¡great!
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We start the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley tour with the pick you up in your Hotel around 3:30 to 4:00 a.m. then we’ll travel 02 hours on a bus to Cusipata where you’ll have a delicious breakfast,
then we continue one more hour to Phullawasipata (4626 mts. /15177 fts.) this is the trail head where we will start the hiking, first, we walk 1 and a 1/2 to two hours uphill where you will find a beautiful landscape,
big mountain and local people with their typical clothes making their daily life, you will find groups of Alpacas, Llamas and sometimes wild Vicuñas, also small lagoon created by the thaws of the glaciers,
once you arrive at the summit (Vinicunca 5036 mts. / 16522 Fts.) you will have a free time to rest and to take your pictures, then, we start to go back by a different way, the “Red Valley”, we call it like that for the red color of the mountain soil, they look pretty nice, and you will find only a few people,
this is a totally different experience, this will be other 2 hours hiking downhill to arrive again in Phulawasipata where our transportation will be waiting for us to take us to have a comforting lunch,
then we will bring you back to Cusco again around 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. (we drop you off one block from the main square for the traffic).
This service in a GROUP TOUR means that you will do the tour with other people, This standard service has 13 to 18 participants, that doesn’t mean you have to get that quantity of people to do the tour, we have confirmed departures every day, so, If you are only one or two people do not worry, you can join some of our groups.
“BEST VALUE PER PERSON:
US$ 65 US$ 55″
This service is an exclusive way to make this trip, where the service is very much where the service is much more personalized, prices vary according to the number of people in your group:
2 PEOPLE: US$ 119 PER PERSON
3 PEOPLE: US$ 109 PER PERSON
4 PEOPLE: US$ 99 PER PERSON
5 PEOPLE: US$ 89 PER PERSON
6 PEOPLE: US$ 82 PER PERSON
7 PEOPLE: US$ 75 PER PERSON
8 PEOPLE: US$ 65 PER PERSON
9 PEOPLE and +: US$ 60 POR PERSON
STEP 1: SEND YOUR INFORMATION
Complete the booking form down here or send data of all the travelers to firstname.lastname@example.org as full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, or a copy of passports, indicating the exact date of travel; Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
STEP 2: MAKE A DEPOSIT
You can book and pay for the tour from our website if you are booking via email, you must choose the best way to pay and make a deposit, for this hike the payment is 100%; There are 03 ways to pay: payments via “PayPal“, with debit or credit card Visa or Mastercard (these last two options have an 8% fee), or wire money by Western Union any extra commissions or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method you would like to use, then when we mail you back We will send you a request for payment through the platform you chose.
STEP 3: TOUR CONFIRMATION
If you make the reservation on our website the confirmation will be automatic, if you do via email, upon receipt of all passenger(S) data and once we received information of your payment, we will send you your receipt (VOUCHER OF RESERVATION), at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed 100%. (this will be sent at most in the next 8 hours, considering our business hours GMT – 5).
We booked the Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley with Inka Time since they are one of the few operators which combine both places in one day visit, and whilst it was a long day it was definitely worth it – the guide and landscape was incredible, and price is very reasonable. We also booked the Sacred Valley & Maras and Moray tour which was a good day out too. Would definitely recommend Inka Time!
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A group of 13 and I had the most amazing time with Inka Time! They transported us safely to each destination and made sure we were all accounted for. Our driver, Anderson, was very safe and caring. We learned so much at each destination from our tour guide… read more
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We had booked this tour thinking we would be with 16 other people, which we were for the rainbow mountain portion (and many more that were with other tour groups), however no one else had signed up for Red Valley…. read more
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1.- I am just one person, can I join some group tour?
Yes, you can, we have departures every day, feel free to decide when to go.
2.- We don’t like to go in a big group, can we arrange a private tour?
Yes you can, our group tours go with 10 or 15 people, but if you want, you can also arrange a private tour, we have different rates for it depending on how many people you are.
3.- I will travel with my family, we have two 65 YO people, do you think, can they make it?
We had people on this tour from 50 to 65 YO, the tour has medium to hard difficulty, all depends on how custom they are to walk, the difficulty is more for the altitude, if you think they are not to fit to do it, we recommend taking a Private tour, that will be a perfect plan to do the tour quite easily and smoothly.
4.- We want to take the tour included the Red Valley, do we have enough time to do it on the same day tour?
Yes, On this tour we will go up to the Rainbow Mountain then we will go back using a different trail, this is around the Red Valley, this is an extra 30 minutes hike, but it is an unforgettable experience.
5.- How about my luggage, can I take all my staff? if I will check out my room at my hotel?
As this tour is only for 1 day, we recommend taking only small backpacks because. The rest of your stuff you can be stored at your accommodation in Cusco, All the Hotels have storage if you book the night for your way back, you can leave your stuff there, another option is that you can take with you, in the car, we have small storage, or also you can leave your stuff in our office.
6.- How about the altitude, Are going to pass by other places higher than Cusco?
Cusco city is located in 3350 masl. (10990 Ft.) the rainbow mountain is located at 5036 masl. (16522 Ft.); we always recommend having at least one day in Cusco to acclimatize; altitude sickness is very different for everyone, sometimes you don’t have any problem.