Top
Pallay Punchu Peru Tour

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Sunrise

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Sunrise

$240 per person
THIS TOUR IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A TWO-DAY OPTION WITH THE ADDITION OF PALLAY PUNCHU RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE SUNSET

SUNRISE TO REMEMBER

This is the most famous Rainbow Mountain in Peru, and very well known worldwide. What a place for photographers that love to play with perspectives and gorgeous/unreal landscapes.

But as photographers, we don’t like crowded places and flat light. So why not heading to that wonderful spot for Sunrise? While everybody is still in bed, and when the light is the best. If you are willing to escape the conventional and touristic roads leading to Vinicunca mountain, this Day tour is for you.

TOUR TIMING

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco around 1am depending on the season and your guide’s advice.

Expect a 3h30 drive to the parking spot where we will start our walk from. We will then begin a gradual uphill climb for about 1h30 depending on your physical condition.

Our guides are very comprehensive and patients. Once at the summit, you will certainly be on your own, everybody else will still be dreaming about being there at Sunrise.

Enjoy your time upthere, and when you are ready and if you desire so, you can trek further to see the lesser known red Valley.

Then we will start our way down, and then back to Cusco with a Lunch break.

TOUR PRICE (ALL AGES)

240 USD per person. Based on a minimum of 2.

Solo Tour from 450 USD

Big Group prices on demand.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your Photography gear.
  • Warm clothes for the night and the morning ( gloves, beanie, winter jackets, winter socks ) Rain coat in case of bad luck. Good comfortable walking shoes.
  • Headlamp for walking in the dark, essential!
  • Sharp eyes and your smile!

RECOMMENDED GEAR

  • Mid-range zoom to cover a variety of focal lengths
  • Wide angle for landscape opportunities and astro-photography (f 2.8 or wider works best)
  • Tripod for landscape shots and astro
  • Filters for landscapes (ND, Grad ND and CPL recommended)
0 Reviews
  • Departure/Return Location
    Your hotel in Cusco
  • Departure Time
    01:00
  • Return Time
    15:00
  • What to wear
    Comfortable seasonal clothing and shoes
  • Included
    Guide
    Photo Assistance
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Accommodation
    Entrance Fees
    Extras
    Insurance
    Local Flights
    Lunch
    Meals

Tour Plan

1
Tour Itinerary
1h00 - Pick-up from hotel We will pick-up you up from your hotel or hostel and depart from Cusco.
3h00 - Checacupe Breakfast stop
5h30 – Vinicucna Arrival to the beautiful place – Enjoy your time upthere. Follow the tips of your guide or feel free to wander around as much as needed.
7-9h00 - Back to Cusco Start the Drive back to Cusco.
10h30 - Brunch One hour break for a full lunch. And the scenic drive back to Cusco.
13h to 15h - Drop-off Arrival back in Cusco and Drop-off at the door of your hotel or hostel.

Tour Location

Vinicunca, also known as Montaña de Siete Colores (Mountain of Seven Colors) or simply the Rainbow Mountain, is a geological formation located in the Andes of Peru near the city of Cusco. The mountain is part of the Vilcanota mountain range and is situated at an altitude of over 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) above sea level. The mountain is known for its vibrant colors, which are caused by the presence of various minerals such as iron oxide, copper sulfate, and calcium carbonate in the rocks. These minerals have been exposed to the surface over millions of years, resulting in the stunning multicolored effect that gives the mountain its name.

Tour Reviews

How was your tour?

0.0

Overall 0

Tour organization 0

Destination 0

Value for Money 0