Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trip


Full day


4,800 msnm


1.9 km


Level 3: Moderte

Tour Guide



Palccoyo - Vinicunca


Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is a stunning natural wonder located in the Peruvian Andes. It is known for its stunningly vibrant rainbow-colored rock formations, which have been created by a unique combination of geological elements. The mountain stands at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,700 feet) and is located near the village of Checacupe, in the province of Canchis, Cusco.

The mountain is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming from all over the world to witness its beauty. It is accessible by a one-hour hike from the village of Checacupe, and visitors can also take a guided tour with local experts.

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is a truly unique and beautiful natural wonder, and one that will leave visitors with a lasting impression.

Why visit Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain with us?

Andean Trekking Peru is a travel agency located in Cusco, Peru, that specializes in providing travelers with the best of local knowledge and experiences. They offer a variety of services, from trekking and camping to cultural tours and guided hikes. With their experienced team of guides, they can provide visitors with an unforgettable journey through the majestic Andes.

Whether you’re looking for a multi-day trek through the Andes, or a cultural tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Andean Trekking Peru has you covered. All of our tours are designed to provide travelers with an intimate experience of Peru’s unique culture, wildlife, and landscapes. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to places that you never knew existed, giving you an opportunity to explore this spectacular region in a safe and comfortable way.

Departure & Return location:

Cusco hotel transfer

Departure Time:

7:00 am

Recommended to carry

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Peruvian soles in cash.
  •  Water bottle and snacks.
  • Camera.


  • Cusco Hotel Transfer.
  • Transportation in our private vehicle.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • First aid kit.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Dinner.
  • Any private expenses.
  • Tips.
  • Travel insurance.

Tour Plan

Full Day Palccoyo - Rainbow Mountain

This all-day excursion begins in Cusco. Around 7:00 am, we'll pick you up from your Cusco hotel. After that, we'll continue on to Checacupe town, where we'll stop for a quick breakfast. After that, we will travel to the Palccoyo trailhead, which is close to Checacupe.

Before arriving at Palccoyo, also referred to as the alternate rainbow mountain, we will have to hike for about an hour. Numerous Andean farms can be found throughout the way. On a clear day, you will be able to see the impressive Ausangate peak, which is the highest mountain in the Cusco region.

You will have some free time once we get to Palccoyo to take in the natural splendor of the mountain ranges around. We will hike back to the trailhead after spending some time close to the mountain, before getting in our car and driving to Checacupe.

We will return to Cusco city after having lunch at Checacupe, where we will arrive at around 5:30 pm.

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