Tour full day: Palcoyo Mountain of Colors

Day trips Memorable walks

About this tour

  • Start: Pick up at the hotel door
  • Duration: 14 hours.
  • Type of transport: Minivan Sprinter, fully equipped and comfortable
  • Tickets included: No more queues, tickets included
  • Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service)
  • Feeding. Buffet breakfast and lunch.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.


  • Enjoy an adventure with everything you need to have an unforgettable experience. Palcoyo is a multicolored mountain, to get to it you just have to follow a hiking trail of just 30 minutes. It is recommended for the whole family and seniors. We will leave very early to meet the appropriate schedules for this new destination without any problem.


This is the experience

  • It seems that Pitumarca encloses the magical mountains within its wonderful landscapes. Let’s go into this special mountain, very similar to the Rainbow Mountain but with an easier and shorter path. We will leave Cusco early, to then have breakfast near the Cusipata district, after them we will take a 2-hour trail road to the peasant community of Palcoyo, from where we will have to walk, the Palcoyo mountain is 4,900 meters above the level from sea. The return will be by the same path, but with the option of visiting the Stone Forest.


Palcoyo Mountain of Colors Tour
Price43 USD


  • We will start the tour from your hotel. Our transport will wait for you at the hotel door between 4:30 and 5:00 in the morning.
  • Once we have all the members of the group, we will leave in the direction of the South Valley, along the road that leads to Arequipa or Puno.
  • The first section of our trip will last 2 hours, by road. We will have a not very long stop for breakfast.
  • The breakfast service is buffet style.
  • Together with our guide we will leave again in the sprinter minivan. We will pass through the Checacupe district, where you can see an Inca bridge and a colonial one.
  • We will have a 2-hour trail ride again until we reach the community of Palcoyo.
  • From the community of Palcoyo we will walk for about an hour to the viewpoint of the Palcoyo mountain. It is advisable to follow a light step.
  • After a prudent time of contemplation, rest and take pictures; we can return along the same route. There is the option of visiting the Stone Forest.
  • The return will be by the same path, we will return to the restaurant where we will have breakfast, but this time for lunch with the same service.
  • After lunch, it is expected to arrive in Cusco at 6:00 p.m. In a central square or at the door of your hotel.


  • Transportation from the door of your hotel.
  • Full equipment transportation, comfortable, clean to the community of Palcoyo.
  • Breakfast and lunch (buffet).
  • Expert guide on the route.
  • Tickets to visit Palcoyo.
  • Option to cancel the tour.
  • Transportation by horse (not necessary).
  • Snacks, drinks, fruits.
  • Tips.
  • Canes.
  • Transportation to other unspecified destinations.

What to wear?

  • Identity document or passport.
  • Wool hat and cap against the sun.
  • Comfortable and light clothing.
  • A coat.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Waterproof poncho.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Comfortable and resistant footwear.
  • Cash.
  • Good mood.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • We will start our services from the door of your hotel.
  • The end of the tour will be coordinated, some passengers prefer to get off in the center of the city, others at their hotel. The latter is talkable.

What is altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness is a normal reaction of the human body when it does not perceive the amount of oxygen to which it is accustomed.
  • High altitude places have less oxygen presence.
  • The symptoms are: headache, malaise, fatigue and nausea. When this happens it is advisable to rest and hydrate.
  • It is good to acclimatize in the city of Cusco, you should eat not very heavy and fatty foods, avoid tobacco and alcohol. Drinking plenty of water will help.

Is it necessary to go with an agency?

  • We as an agency will always recommend this service if you want to have a special experience.
  • Our guarantee is to provide you with the best services so that you make the trip without problems and with a recommended time.
  • If you want a private tour, you just have to request it with our sales agents.
  • Contact us at:, we will solve any doubt.

Palcoyo Mountain of Colors Gallery

Frequent questions

What is the difference with Vinincunca or Montaña 7 Colores?

The main difference lies in the walking time and the route is less demanding. The view is just as wonderful and along the way we will also see different beautiful landscapes. Something that is also important and although it seems little is that it has a lower altitude.

Is it possible to go with adults and children?

Yes, this tour is recommended to be done as a family, from children to seniors. The walking time of only 1 hour and the lower altitude are important factors that facilitate the walk to Palcoyo. That is why they do not offer the horse transportation service.

Are there bathrooms on the way to Palcoyo?

Yes, the residents and some other surrounding communities decided to enable hygienic services, the services do not exceed 2 PEN. We can also find some souvenir and snack shops.

It is dangerous?

No, it is a simple route, the one hour walk is done on flat roads. This does not mean that we can run or push ourselves to the maximum. The altitude can cause some discomfort. The tours are designed to take adequate walking time without rushing, this to prevent tourists from running and feeling some discomfort. The route is recommended for all ages.

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