If your intention is to discover places little frequented by tourists, Palcoyo is undoubtedly the perfect destination for you. In Cusco there are 2 places that have Rainbow Mountains, one of them is the famous Vinicunca and the other is Palcoyo, the difference is that Palcoyo presents a much easier access where you will not need the use of the horse to reach the high points and its Maybe this place has a whole chain of rainbow mountains that makes it special and unique, added to this it also has a very interesting rock forest at the top. Over the years many visitors opt for this attraction since the walk is not demanding and the landscape is quite comforting.
Responsible Travel.By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
Palcoyo, the other rainbow mountain in Cusco, has a much easier access that will not even require the use of a horse to reach the viewpoint of the place since the walk is largely semi-flat and the road is quite well cared for by the inhabitants of the area. , here we will not only see a rainbow mountain but around 4 that are divided into different sectors and added to this we will have the opportunity to see its rock forest located on top of the mountain.
Day 1: CUSCO – PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – CUSCO
Our tour begins at 4 in the morning picking up each of our passengers from their respective hotels, then we will leave the city of Cusco in a southerly direction until we reach the town of Combapata, this journey lasts approximately 2 hours and a half, we will have the opportunity to see along the way corn crops and part of what is the most important river in the Cusco region such as the Vilcanota. In the town of Combapata we will stop to have a buffet breakfast and make use of the bathrooms before continuing with the trip.
We will continue the trip on a trail for 1 hour, but this time our transport will go up to the closest community where the parking lot is located at 4700 meters above sea level. In this part of the journey from our transport we will be able to appreciate the local people doing their daily activities such as herding llamas and alpacas or children on their way to school.
Already at the beginning of the walk our guide will give us an informative talk on how we should carry out the walk, as we said at the beginning it is a not very demanding walk, being a large part of the route semi-flat and there will be no need to rent a horse. The entire route has an approximate distance of 8km. You will be able to see many rainbow mountains in the place and added to this you will have the option of visiting the rock forest of the place.
Already in the main viewpoint, you will be able to take the photos and listen to the interesting information from our guide who will explain the reasons why this place is one of the few in the world.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TREK?
- Pick up from your hotel by our Guide
- Private Tourist transportation round trip
- English speaking professional guide
- Meals (breakfast and buffet lunch) (optional vegetarian food if you request
- First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Trekking Poles
- Entrance ticket to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Horses, which can be rented before to start the hike
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS TO PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- A small and waterproof backpack
- Resistant mountain shoes
- Warm clothes and mountain pants, not jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Camera with charged batteries
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Thermal, wool socks, gloves, scarf, wool cap
- Waterproof clothing and/or rain poncho
- Water bottles
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)