Tour to the Mountain 7 Colors + Red Valley Full DayDay trips
About this tour
- Start: At 4 in the morning at the door of your hotel.
- Duration: 14 hours.
- Type of transport: Spacious minivan full equipment.
- Tickets included (no queues): Entrance ticket to the 7 Colors Mountain and the Red Valley.
- Feeding. Breakfast and lunch.
- Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
- Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
- Transportation on horseback (Not included).
- Immediate confirmation.
- The 7 Colors Mountain (also known as the Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain) is the most fashionable tourist attraction in Cusco. It is located near the Red Valley, a new attraction that receives more and more tourists. These are two places that offer one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Peru. The tour only lasts 1 day in which visitors will walk through these sites in the company of a professional tour guide. The service also includes implements for the walk, tour guide, breakfast, lunch, transportation and entrance fees.
This is the experience
- Enjoy the famous Mountain of 7 Colors, but also add a tour of the little-known Red Valley, one of the new tourist attractions in Cusco. The 1-day tour includes everything necessary so that the tourist only worries about enjoying the trip: full transportation all day, breakfast, lunch, tour guide, hiking implements, and entrance fees to all tourist attractions. Unlike other tour packages, visitors will not have to queue to pay the entrance fee to the mountain. Likewise, our tour guides are trained in first aid. The tour has the option of cancellation up to 72 hours before.
7 Colors Mountain Tour + Red Valley Full Day
- The adventure begins with the pick up of the tourist at the very door of his hotel. On board a large minivan, the group will travel almost 2 hours towards the town of Cusipata in the south of Cusco.
- Once in Cusipata, tourists will descend to enjoy a buffet breakfast with Andean ingredients. Then we will continue with the trip to go in 1 hour of travel, to the community of Phullawasipata, the starting point for the walk to the 7 colors mountain.
- In the company of our tour guide we will start the walk. This route has some complications, mainly due to the fact that we will be at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters above sea level (16,400 ft). The time of the tour varies according to the physical state of the visitor (between 1 and 2 hours). Visitors who wish can rent a horse and a muleteer. This service is not included in the tour and is negotiable directly with the community members of the place.
- When you get to the 7 colors mountain, the landscape will reward your physical effort because from there, weather permitting, you can see a beautiful landscape full of colors. In addition, each tourist will have free time to take the photos they like. On the mountain our tour guide will give some explanations about the Andean beliefs that the communities near Vinicunca continue to practice.
- When the tour guide sees fit, we will set out on the route to the Red Valley, a new area whose clay soil has a reddish color of spectacular beauty. We will descend for approximately 2 hours until we get there. There will be few groups that arrive there so we will have a lot of space and freedom to take the photos we need.
- After having visited these two places, we will make the return route to our Phullawasipata camp. The return route on foot is not as difficult as the outward journey. In our camp the minivan will be waiting for us to start the way back.
- During the way back we will descend in the town of Cusipata to recover energy in the delicious buffet lunch with Andean ingredients. Then the minivan will be taken again to return to the city of Cusco.
- Return to Cusco (at a point in the center of the city).
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Buffet breakfast.
- Buffet-style lunch.
- Entrance tickets to the 7 colors mountain and the Red Valley.
- Comfortable and safe complete transportation.
- Tour guide service in English and Spanish.
- Tour cancellation option.
- Walking sticks.
- Transport on horseback.
- Snacks and drinks.
What to bring?
- Passport (or identity document).
- Hat or cap.
- Comfortable clothes for walks.
- A coat.
- Snacks and drinks.
- Comfortable shoes for trekking.
Where does the tour start and end?
- The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel -valid only for hotels in the historic center of the city- (most tourist hotels are there). If your hotel is not there, the transport will pick you up at some central place in the city, such as a square.
- The tour ends in Plaza Regocijo in the center of the city (a few steps from most hotels and tourist restaurants).
How to prevent altitude sickness?
- Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before your visit.
- To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.
Group or private services
- The information described applies to shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Red Valley a highly visited destination?
Although the 7 colors mountain is a destination visited by people from all over the world, the red valley is still visited by few tourists. That is why the tour is almost exclusive for a small group of people.
Is transportation on horseback included?
No. Horseback riding is a service offered by the neighboring residents of the 7 Color Mountain and the Red Valley. This service is ideal for people who do not have a good physical condition for the walk.
How is breakfast and lunch?
The breakfast and lunch service is a buffet-style service with dishes made with Andean products from the region. They are held at a local restaurant.
Is it recommended for children?
The tour is recommended for people in acceptable physical condition or who are used to hiking. Younger children can take a horse carriage during the trek.