Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge – 1 Day

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  • Large Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
  • Small Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
  • Private Group Service WITH Additional Inclusions(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 04:00
  • Private Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 04:00
  • Solo Traveller WITH NO Additional Inclusions(Group Size: SOLO)Start Time: 04:00
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  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: 3/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure, Off the beaten path
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Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge - 1 Day

This fantastic rainbow mountain tour to Palccoyo you can combine with the last Inca suspension bridge called Queswachaca, these two unique places you can visit in one full day, Palccoyo rainbow mountain & Queswachaca bridge is a long day, but it is worth doing it, especially when having only one day left in Cusco Peru.

Palccoyo or Tres Rainbow, the alternative Rainbow mountain in Cusco, is a destination that has gained fame due to the coloration in the sediments of this part of the Andes, like the Vinicunca, but with better accessibility which allows enjoying spectacular views.

The place, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo in the district of Checacupe, at 4,900 meters above sea level. To get there takes about three to four hours of bus ride to the southeast and from the city of Cusco.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).

Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge – 1 Day highlights:

  • Palccoyo is still not so crowded by travelers like Vinicunca Mountain.
  • The walk is simple and will not take you more than an hour.
  • An impressive stone forest will attract your attention.
  • The Palccoyo mountain range aims to become the new fashion destination.
  • Discover the second Rainbow Mountain of Cusco.
  • You will have the opportunity to appreciate the Ausangate mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.
  • The mountains’ reddish, green, and yellow tones will leave you speechless throughout the journey.
  • Recommended for tourists who do not have extensive trekking experience or much resistance to altitude.
  • Forget about the significant spots of tourists going up, down, and taking photos in the Vinicunca Mountain!.


Cusco – Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain – Cusco.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and set off in our private vehicle, heading southeast in the direction of Puno. After driving around 3 hours and thirty minutes, taking us through the typical high Andes scenery of the Cusco region, we will arrive at our first destination: Palccoyo viewing point, with its fine vista of the rainbow-colored mountain peak and the entire Palccoyo valley. From here, the brief ascent on foot to view the rainbow mountain more closely is not a difficult walk.

The ascent is gradual, along a good trail through pastureland, with spectacular views of Mount Ausangate and other mountains of the Andes. However, the altitude may affect some walkers during the gradual climb from 4787 m / 15,705 feet to 4891 m / 16,046 feet. Travelers are advised to spend a few days in Cusco first to acclimate. After lunch, we will drive for around 90 minutes to the historic Inca suspension bridge known as Q’eswachaka.

This legacy of the Inca empire has survived over the centuries thanks to villagers from the three rural Andean communities who each year have maintained the custom of rebuilding their rope bridge as part of an annual ceremony. In the afternoon, a three-hour and thirty-minute drive across the high plains of the Andes will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive at around 7:30 pm, and we will drop you off at your hotel.

Maximum Altitude: 4.980 m.
Food: Breakfast and lunch.
Distance of walking: 02 Km.
Highlights: Spectacular views of the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, Ausangate Mountain, Inca suspension bridge known as Q’eswachaka, and the Vilcanota river.

Palccoyo Mountain
Palccoyo Mountain Trek 1 Day


Price Includes for Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge - 1 Day:

  • Pre orientation one night before your departure.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Roundtrip transportation.
  • Professional guide with Spanish / English / Quechua speaking.
  • Second guide for groups with over 12 people.
  • Local food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch) prepared by a restaurant.
  • Vegetarian food without additional cost.
  • First aid kit and oxygen.

Price Excludes for Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge - 1 Day:

  • Entrance ticket to Palccoyo (10.00 Soles).
  • Other meals not mentioned.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge - 1 Day:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Poncho for the rain.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (chocolates, raw fruits).
  • Your own first aid kit with special medications you could use.
  • Enough money for snacks, tips, and gifts.
  • Enthusiastic and adventurous spirit to enjoy your walk.

Would you like Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge - 1 Day in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge – 1 Day private service, includes additional items such as:

Additional Inclusions:

  • Master Chef
  • Dining equipment, including portable chairs and tables.
  • Savor Peruvian cuisine. (You will savor the Peruvian cuisine that our master chef will prepare.)
  • Ticket to Palccoyo rainbow mountain.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks per person.
  • Private transportation is just for you.
  • Professional guide to Palccoyo mountain to explore the time you want and of course, we increase the salary for our team.


Our prices for the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain and Inca bridge – 1 Day are reasonable and are in different packages with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco, and discounts will apply automatically for groups of over 5 people when booking this tour together at the same time.
We are a local tour operator that never shares service with any other company in Cusco, most agencies in Cusco share their service to save operating costs with poor quality. We guarantee to make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Our booking process is simple and you can secure your trip with only a 30% deposit and pay the rest at the destination.

Large Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)
Adult: USD 160
Student: Not available
Child: USD 150
Infant: Free

Small Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)
Adult: USD 180
Student: Not available
Child: USD 170
Infant: Free

Private Group Service WITH Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: Upon Request)
Adult: USD 290
Student: Not available
Child: USD 280
Infant: Free

Private Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: Upon Request)
Adult: USD 210
Student: Not available
Child: USD 200
Infant: Free

Solo Traveller WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: SOLO)
Adult: USD 400
Student: Not available
Child: Not available
Infant: Not available

Solo Traveller WITH Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: SOLO)
Adult: USD 550
Student: Not available
Child: Not available
Infant: Not available

Our Fees:

  • Adult (12+ Years): Over 12 years old.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Younger than 25 years old with valid Student Card.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years):  Between 3 years old and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Younger than 2 years old. (The infant can only ride on the adult’s lap. If you want them to ride in a seat, add them as a child).

*Remember that age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.



We want your vacation to Peru to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. This section contains answers to any inquiries regarding going with Huaynas Expeditions. Please read the following information; it will assist you if you have any queries regarding our services.

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When do we Pay the balance?

You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the tour with us, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.

Can I change departure date after the Confirmation of the tour?

Yes, it is possible. But you should let us know 7 days in advance.

Do I need to bring my original passport?

It is not mandatory to bring your Passport.

How far in advance should I book the tour?

At least 7 days in advance.

Is there student discount for this tour?

Unfortunately, there is no student discount.


Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.

Is Huaynas Expeditions sustainable?

Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.

What is the Tour Guide like?

Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.

How many days do I need to be acclimated before starting the trek?

You should have at least 48 hours or more in Cusco. It’s recommended to enjoy these days in the city of Cusco and in the Sacred Valley.

What if I suffer from altitude sickness?

Our tour guide is professional; he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank; we always provide an oxygen tank for this tour.

What is the altitude of Chocolate lake?

The Chocolate lake of Ausangate is located over 4780 m.a.s.l

When is the best time to go to the Chocolate lake?

Best season: Dry season (May to October)

Where is Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain?

The Palccoyo mountain, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo of the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis, in the Cusco region, at almost 5,000 m.a.s.l.

Why choose Palccoyo rainbow mountain instead of Vinicunca?

Palccoyo is still not as popular with travelers, so you will not have problems taking a quiet stroll that connects you with nature without interruptions. The walk is simple, and it will not take you more than an hour, but Vinicunca is a hike of at least 3 hours.

Are there toilet facilities in Palccoyo?

Yes, at the beginning of the walk, you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol.

What is the maximum Altitude we walk on this tour?

We could get till over 5,030 m.a.s.l. That is the point of the Stone Forest, but this is walk to the stone forest is up to you, you can stay at 4,980 masl from where you can see the three rainbows.


When making plans for a long-awaited dream journey, choosing the right travel agency or tour operator is the most crucial option you will make. Initially, some businesses might appear more affordable. But if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover why booking with Huaynas Expeditions ensures that your trip will be as remarkable as it can be.


All our Tours & Treks are provided only by Huaynas Expeditions staff and professional guides. That means Huaynas Expeditions will never pass you on to another company or 3rd Party.


Our staff comprises tourism industry veterans eager to share their expertise and serve the passenger. They are prepared to show you the best of Cusco and Peru with their extensive knowledge.


We are a travel agency committed to providing the best tourism services and are eager to help you explore the numerous natural and archaeological treasures found in every region of the nation.


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