CUSCO - CUSIPATA - PALCOYO - CUSCO
- Hotel Pick-Up: Start your day with pick-up from your hotel from 4:30 to 5:00 am
- Drive to Palcoyo: Embark on a scenic 3.5-hour car ride from Cusco to Palcoyo.
- Palcoyo Exploration: Immerse yourself in a 2-hours guided hike, discovering the captivating beauty of Palcoyo’s mountain landscapes and attractions.
- Return to Cusco: Relax during the 3.5-hours car ride back to Cusco, with an expected arrival time of around 4:30 pm.
- Cusipata Meal Stops: Enjoy a 1-hour breakfast and lunch stop at Cusipata town, savoring delicious cuisine in a charming local restaurant.
Palcoyo Day Hike Experience
- Exclusive Round-Trip Transportation: Enjoy the convenience of private, round-trip transportation in modern vehicles, ensuring a comfortable journey.
- Nutritious Breakfast: Begin your day with a delicious breakfast to fuel your adventure.
- Satisfying Buffet Lunch: Indulge in a delectable buffet lunch featuring a variety of local and international dishes.
- Bilingual Professional Guide: Experience the tour with a professional, bilingual guide fluent in both English and Spanish, providing valuable insights and information.
- Comfortable Walking Stick: Make use of a provided walking stick to enhance your hiking experience and ensure maximum comfort.
- Personal gear
- Palcoyo Mountain Entrance Tickets: 15 soles to pay at the gate of Palcoyo in cash
What to Pack
Recommended Attire and Items to Bring for the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour
What to Wear:
- Wool hat: Keep your head warm with a cozy wool hat.
- T-shirt: Wear a comfortable, moisture-wicking t-shirt as your base layer.
- Additional layer: Bring an insulating layer, such as a fleece or light down jacket, for added warmth.
- Long pants: Choose quick-drying hiking pants for optimal comfort.
- Sunglasses: Protect your eyes with UV-protective sunglasses.
- Gloves: Wear lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm.
- Small backpack: Carry a backpack to store essentials such as water, snacks, a camera, and other personal items.
What to Bring:
- 2 liters of water: Stay hydrated by bringing enough water (additional options to purchase water are available along the route).
- Snacks: Pack snacks such as apples, cereal bars, sweets, and chocolates for energy during your hike.
- Sun cream: Protect your skin with a high-SPF sunscreen.
- Rain jacket or poncho: Be prepared for unexpected weather with a lightweight, packable rain jacket or poncho.
PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – GROUP SERVICE – SEASON 2023
REGULAR PRICE: USD 29 dollars per person
PROMO PRICE: USD 25 dollars per person
PROMO PRICE: Apply for people who already booked with us one of our tours to MACHU PICCHU, such INCA TRAIL SALKANTAY TREK, INCA JUNGLE TRAIL, MACHU PICCHU TOURS.
- Our price for the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain are reasonable and are in line with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco. If you book this tour online or directly at our office in Cusco, the price does not vary, we always keep the same price and the quality of the service we provide will always be the best.
Photographs are the best souvenirs you can take with you and there are many ways to get one, for example. In Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain, you will see many local people with their typical costumes who have llamas and alpacas in their arms and also have adult llamas and alpacas dressed in a peculiar way who will surely attract your attention. If you want to take pictures with the places of typical costumes with their llamas and alpacas they usually ask you for a tip of 5 soles in dollars like 3 as a minimum accepted
How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation
BOOKING PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
- Booking the PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN tour is very easy, you can click on the yellow button that says BOOK ONLINE which will take you to a reservation platform where you can choose the DATE OF YOUR TRIP (we have daily availability) then it will ask you for general information which you have to fill them, then you can proceed with the payment of the tour, the payment you can make with any type of debit or credit card.
- Once you finish filling in the data and confirm the payment, you will receive an email confirming the tour and payment, then you will receive a personalized and detailed email about the tour that you keep in mind all the details of your trip to Rainbow Mountain.
- You can book until 7:00 pm one day before starting the tour.
- Booking Online has a fee of 2.9% covered by the customer
BOOKING AT THE OFFICE:
- If you like, you can come to our office in Cusco we are located in the Downtown – Portal Nuevo 270 Plaza Regocijo. One of our counters will explain the details of the tour and you get a map of the tour.
Payment method in the office
- You can pay in cash, we accept dollars, euros, and Peruvian soles.
- You can pay with any type of card but there is a fee of 3.9% covered by the customer
TO BOOK PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN WE NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
- Full name
- WhatsApp number or Peruvian cellphone number
- Hotel name in Cusco
PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND CHANGING POLICY
- If you cancel the tour 48 hours in advance, we will refund 100% of the amount you paid for the tour. To cancel the tour, you have to send an email to email@example.com
- If you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, we will refund 50% of the amount you paid for the tour. To cancel the tour, you have to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Machu Picchu reservations may cancel the tour 24 hours before due to weather reasons, such as landslides, river floods or police situations, such as strikes that do not provide the security of the case; we will refund 100% of the amount paid for the tour.
- If you do not show up the tour at the agreed place and time, there is no refund.
- If you are already on tour and, perhaps for some reason, you cannot continue, there is no refund, but our guides will assist you to help you with any emergency that may arise.
- You can change the date of your tour within 24 hours without any penalty, you just have to send us a clear email with the new date you want to do the tour: Email us to: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions PALCOYO DAY HIKE EXPERINCE
FAQS Palcoyo Day Hike
How did Palcoyo originate?
The Palcoyo mountain range, as well as Vinicunca, (Rainbow Mountain), originate thanks to an impressive geological process where the strata of the earth are aligned creating layers of different colors with a surprising effect.
Near Palcoyo you can also find a mysterious forest of stones, where whimsical rock formations give shape to a geological labyrinth.
How difficult is the hike to Palcoyo?
The difficulty of the hike to the Cordillera de Colores de Palcoyo is moderate, and this makes it interesting for people who do not like to walk much or who do not have enough performance to do trekking.
Where can I stay?
The Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo is a new destination, so it is very difficult to find hotels or hostels, however, there are houses with lodging in the town center of Checacupe and you can also choose the option of staying overnight in Chuquicahuana.
Where to eat in Palcoyo Cusco?
You will find local restaurants that cater to tourists, in the district of Checacupe and enjoy the typical dishes of the area.
What is the best time of the year to visit Palcoyo?
The best season to go sightseeing and visit the Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo, is during the dry season, between the months of May to October, during this season the weather is pleasant and helps to observe more clearly the Cordillera de Palcoyo, thanks to the sunny days of the season, and thus, take fantastic pictures in this incredible place.
The red river of Palcoyo
Near the Cordillera de Colores de Palcoyo, there is a small tributary of water that during the rainy season increases its flow, carrying with it the reddish soil of the land where it is located. This river takes on the same coloration that has attracted the attention of many visitors.
Palcoyo or Vinicunca?
The effort and time required to reach Palcoyo is less than that needed to reach Vinicunca, and Vinicunca receives hundreds of tourists daily, so the scenic experience is less than that of visiting Palccoyo.
Undoubtedly, Vinicunca remains the biggest challenge for intrepid travelers eager to conquer this challenge, while Palcoyo is an excellent option for those who want a more accessible route.
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