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Amazing Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo

nature walk

Amazing Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
11 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Amazing Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo

nature walk

Amazing Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
11 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We depart Cusco around 7am and have a quick break after about 2 hours before we turn off the highway and up a dirt road for another 1. 5hr. We pay an entry fee (included) to the local community and then park the car with a couple of coloured mountains already in view. The mountains are formed by different colours of sediment laying on their side, pushed up and twisted when the Andes were being formed. The colours can be slightly different each day depending on the weather (cloud, sun, rain, even snow occasionally!), but you will see yellow, reds, browns, greys and purplish tones. You will be left breathless by both the high altitude and the beauty of the natural landscape! There are grassed areas contrasting with red earth and sets of unique rock formations nearby, and you have time to explore with your guide. We then head back down for lunch and return to Cusco by around 5:30pm. Includes private transport, professional guide, entry fee to the local community and lunch. We carry oxygen and a first aid kit.

Your host

Learn more about Yom

Yom

Yom is a Cusco native who speaks Quechua (language of the Incas), Spanish and English. Yom studied tourism and has worked in tourism since for over 15 years. Yom is a fun, knowledgeable and professional guide with a passion for sharing his magnificent country with people from all over the world! He truly cares about his customers and makes an unwavering commitment to offer you a fun and interesting time, showing you the authentic Peru. Yom is responsible to his customers, the environment and the local communities he visits. His goal is to create unforgettable memories with you!

What's included

Food
Lunch including drinks and fruit
Tickets
Entrance fees to the local community of Palcoyo
Transport
Private transportation in comfortable, well-maintained vehicle.

Where you'll be

Apart from the Rainbow mountains, we also make a pit stop at Checaupe where we can see Inca straw bridge and Spanish colonial bridges side by side. During the drive we move through Andes mountains, river valleys and farming villages.

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. The walk from the car to the rainbow mountain is about 45 minutes uphill, it would normally be quite easy, but is harder due to the altitude. Expect to be in the car for significant time for this day tour,…

What to bring

Water and some snacks

More tips

The rainbow mountains are located at an altitude of 4800 metres (15,750 feet) above sea level, it is important to acclimatize before taking this tour. We do take oxygen in our first kit with us.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Yom
Amazing Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo
New experience
£106/person
New experience
£106/person