Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Premium Tour Katharina x2

      Cusco, Perú

      149 reviews
      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 20
      Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Premium Tour Katharina x2
      Cusco, Perú

      149 reviews

      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 20

      About this trip


      Rainbow Mountain has recently become one of the most popular one-day hikes in the Cusco region. With more than 5000m, Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley is truly an unforgettable experience. Our tour is designed in a way that you will arrive at the top Rainbow Mountain when it is still empty, and we can have this place with few people.

      Highlights of the Rainbow Mountain Peru

      • Visit the Andean communities and interact with locals as you hike along with llamas and Alpacas
      • Visit the Rainbow Mountain and Red valley in one day
      • Arrive early in the morning before the crowds to enjoy this fantastic place with few people
      • Picnic lunch at the base of Rainbow Mountain

      What’s included

      • Transportation
      • Professional tour guide
      • Breakfast & Lunch
      • Entrance Fees
      • First Aid Kit & Oxygen
      • Optional horse riding
      • Trekking Poles
      • Gratuities

      Available Packages

      Group Service
      Private Service (Min 2)
      Deposit: $50

      Available options


      Rainbow Mountain
      Full Description


      Depart early at 2.30 am from a hotel located in Cusco and drive for 4 hours in our modern vans to the trailhead,  Upon arrival you enjoy a picnic breakfast prepared by your local chef.

      After breakfast and a nice hot cup of Coca tea to help us with the 5000 plus, the hike begins with a 2-hour hike up to the top of Vinincunca mountain, also known as Rainbow Mountain. Throughout the route, you will be able to see hundreds of llamas and alpacas, hike along the snowcapped peaks of the Ausangate Mountain range, the highest in Cusco city. As we get closer to the top, the views just get more and more impressive with every meter we climb. At the same time, your tour guide explains you about the formation of the painted hills. When we finally reach the top of Rainbow Mountain, there will be very few or no people, since you are going ahead of the crowd. There is nothing more amazing than arriving at this place first and be the early birds to Rainbow Mountain.

      After enjoying the beautiful views of the Peruvian Andes, contemplating the spectacular 360°-degree view from the top, we will take an extra 30-minutes hike to Red Valley,  another spectacular and inspiring place with landscapes that will take your breath away and is rarely visited by travelers. From here, we will head back to the beginning of the trail, where our lunch will be waiting for us. We use local products to provide you the best of our gourmet Peruvian food prepared by our chef and later Come back to Cusco, arriving around 4:30 pm.

      Your Organizer

      149 reviews
      We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco


      I had an amazing adventure with TreXperience despite a full-day delay during the trip due to protests and train closures! TreXperience is an awesome organization and I will certainly book with them again if I choose additional adventure travel around Cusco. Everyone on the team was fabulous! Sutta, our guide, is the best guide I have ever had through my many years of travel. I watched other guides on the trail and he was far superior. He always remained with the slowest hiker and provided positive moral support. Sutta even helped hikers from other groups when their guides ignored them. Most importantly, due to the protests and day closures, Sutta stuck with us and got us back to Cusco just one day late. He worked with TreXperience management to get us hotels at no extra charge. He was creative in figuring out alternative routes to avoid the protesters by calling locals and getting special intelligence. He even obtained a car for two of us who could not hike any longer after our added 30km railway hike to take us 4-5 km closer to walk through the protesters. Throughout, Sutta always remained calm, helping us to all feel safe despite the situation. We were the first group to get back to Cusco because of his perseverance. Chef Rolando and Assistant Chef Martin prepared extraordinary meals. They tailored the meals to everyone's tastes and restrictions. The food was amazing particularly given the conditions and cooking after full mornings and afternoons of strenuous hiking. The Head Porter, Porfirio, and his team of 10 were also superb. It amazes me that they carried our heavy gear through difficult trails and always had everything perfectly set up when we arrived. I lifted their pack with some assistance and found it even more amazing! Thank you to the whole TreXperience team. Our trek was during very unusual circumstance. Due to the strikes, there were only two groups from difference operators hiking the 4 day Inca trail with a total of 11 hikers and two teams of guides/support. I was told that there are usually 150-400 hikers on the trail. When we started our trek, the trains were running and we expected to be home at the end of the 4th night. Unfortunately, the trains from Aguas Calientes shut down just as we were ready to board. TreXperience paid for our hotel rooms even though there was a chance that another train might have left 6 hours later. We were then able to take our first good shower in 4 days. Alpaca Expeditions, in contrast, had their hikers wait in a restaurant until the next train was cancelled. TreXperience paid for our rooms for the night. Alpaca Expeditions made the hikers pay for their rooms. When it became clear that the trains were not going to resume for a few days, Sutta called a group meeting so that we could be involved in the final decision-making of our next steps. Ultimately, we opted to hike 30km along the railway track at 4am. We were expecting to have a van meet us at the end of the 30km, but the protesters blocked their way. Sutta immediately got on the phone and determined next steps. Ultimately, we had to walk through protester lines once and wait an additional 3 hours for a second protester line, but that was unavoidable. We returned to Cusco at 6 pm while the other group was not able to return until 10pm. That was all thanks to Sutta's and TreXperience's diligence. In terms of the normal hiking experience, I was the oldest in the group by 15 years and had some difficulties with breathing due to the altitude. Sutta stayed with me whenever I was in the rear and was very professional, advising me to stop frequently and making sure I was not having any complications. In contrast, the other guide from the group mentioned above, did not remain with the slowest hiker, who felt very frustrated based on my frequent discussions with her. I feel very lucky that I selected TreXperience, had Sutta as my guide and had an awesome support team. I also feel lucky to have experienced these beautiful views with so few tourists. Thank you!
      By Susan T for Lares Trek To Machu Picchu 4 days on 28 Jan, 2023
      We used Trexperience to book the entire first week of our honeymoon. Trexperience helped me set up my trip exactly as I wanted, while taking care of all the logistics that can be so overwhelming. The hotels they chose for us were all great. Our guides William and Juvenal were fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and so nice. Juvenal was with us for the Short Inca Trail hike and the Humantay Lake hike, and was extremely patient with our pace and kept chatting with us and keeping our spirits up! Both guides also did a great job of helping us avoid crowds at some of the most crowded places. Our honeymoon was amazing and memorable and we're grateful to Trexperience for helping us achieve that!
      By Paulina M for Cusco Tours & Short Inca Trail 8 Days - Miller x2 on 29 Dec, 2022
      This trip was a true (Trex)perience due to the weather, and the epic return journey which ciuld have been a deception had it not been for the negotiating skills of guide Johny. Not only did he accompany us in everything, shared his knowledge and his humor but also did he handle our exceptional situation with endurance and calm. Thanks to him, we got rare permission to backtrack to the upper part to enjoy the view we missed the previous day because of bad weather and our 20h return jourbey ,due to the blockages, was handled with safety and endurance from him and his colleagues guide and driver. TreXperience is a solid and reliable agency willing to suggest the perfect program for you.
      By annemieke p for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days with Camping on 15 Dec, 2022
      The Inca Trail was my dream. It was very difficult and painful due to altitude sickness, but with the help of the guide Willian and the team members, I achieved my dream. The Trexperience process was very systematic and satisfied me. A delicious meal was an oasis on a difficult journey, and the porters were very conscientious. The grand landscape and wonder of Machu Picchu moved us. In particular, Willian's extensive knowledge and explanation of the Inca Empire made trekking even more fun. Again thanks to the guide Willian.
      By Trust k for Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu on 14 Dec, 2022
      Ha sido una experiencia fantástica. Todo perfectamente organizado y con un gran equipo. Jhony al frente nos ha guiado, explicado la historia Inca y ayudado en todo momento. Rosalinda, su ayudante, siempre atenta a cualquier incidencia, y del resto del equipo ¡qué decir! Los porteadores son ‘superhombres”, liderados en Juvenal, siempre tenían todo preparado a nuestra llegada. El cocinero, Julio, prepara unas comidas riquísimas, mejor que en cualquier restaurante, con su ayudante Javier y el camarero Moises, nos han sorprendido en cada comida y cena con platos diferentes, pero todos muy ricos. Recomendamos 100% esta experiencia.
      By OSCAR S for Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu on 13 Dec, 2022
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      By Christopher N on 31 Mar, 2022
      Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
      By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020