The Palcoyo mountain range of Cusco – Peru has three hills which are conformed by the colors green, red, blue, white and yellow, these hills resemble a rainbow, similar to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, that will leave you impressed by its beauty. 

Important information

Level of difficulty

2 - MILD




Without accomodation


4 350 m.s.n.m (Nor.) - 4 900 m.s.n.m (Max.)

Group size

19 people (maximum)


-5 - 10 °C


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A new route to know the scenic beauty that the city of Cusco offers – The Palccoyo mountain range has 3 mountains of 7 colors that resemble the already famous Vinicunca Mountain. Also during this tour you can appreciate 1 rock forest that has huge rocky peaks that resemble a geological maze. Take a tour Rainbow Mountain and discover the beauty of this location, an alternative of the Rainbow Mountains Peru

This tour to Palcoyo is the perfect tour if you want to visit one of the Rainbow Mountains and want a simple hike.


  • DURATION: All Day
  • DEPARTURES: Daily from 7:00 AM to 17:20
  • DIFFICULTY:  2 – Mild
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4900 mts (Palccoyo)
  • GROUP: 17 – 20 passengers
  • PLACES TO VISIT: Palccoyo mountain range- stone forest-colonial bridge and inka in Checacupe-cusipata.

We will begin our adventure towards this incredible landscape mountain range by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco between 06:50 to 07:10 am to head on board our shared tourist mobility towards the southern part of Cusco.

After a 2-hour trip through picturesque villages we will arrive in Checacupe where we will make a short stop to appreciate a small Inca bridge and the colonial bridge built next to it.

We will continue our tour to the place called “parking” from where you can already see the mountains of colors of which we will have a better view ascending for about 45 minutes, which is a less demanding walk than Vinicunca, the other Rainbow Mountain Peru.

From the Palcoyo viewpoint we can appreciate the 3 mountains of 7 colors, which have colors that resemble the rainbow for its multicolored layers. In addition, we can appreciate a curious forest of stones which is composed of rocky peaks formed naturally by rain and wind.

After enjoying the scenic beauty of this place, we will return to the parking lot to enjoy a delicious lunch in the town of Cusipata and then finally return to the city of Cusco where we will be arriving at approximately 18:00 hrs.


  • Tour guide
  • Transportation minivan
  • Oxygen balloon
  • Buffet lunch



  • Cold drinks
  • Entrance to the mountain range 10.00 soles


  •  Small backpack.
  •  Warm clothes (jacket, gloves, warm caps), It is very windy, almost all the time.
  • Hat or cap (Due to the height the sun is strong).
  • Sunblock.
  •  Trekking shoes (or the most comfortable ones you have for walking on thick ground the road is stony and slippery in certain places).
  •  Snack (Cookies, Fruit, Energy Bars, Candy, Water).
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  •  Extra money.
Palcoyo tour
full day
Before $40
Price $35 per person
2019 Rate

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