The Mountain of 7 Colors is also known as the Vinicunca or the Rainbow Mountain. It is the second most visited tourist attraction in Cusco (Machu Picchu is first) and one of the busiest in Peru. Its great attraction is its mountain landscapes stained by colors and their tones due to the presence of minerals formed millions of years ago. However, it is more than 5 thousand meters above sea level. This becomes quite a challenge for visitors. Learn about the tours to Vinicunca that you can take.
Trek to the Mountain 7 Colors Full Day
Tour to the Mountain 7 Colors in ATV
Tours to 7 Colors Mountain with Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the great tourist destination that everyone wants to visit. Lovers of adventures and unforgettable walks seek to combine a visit to the Inca citadel, as well as a visit to the Mountain of 7 Colors. Learn about tours that you can take to both tourist destinations.
Machu Picchu Rainbow Mountain and Humantay Lagoon Tour
Cusco in 5 days: Discover Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain
Mountain Tours 7 Alternative Colors
The Mountain of 7 Colors is a challenging adventure due to its location at more than 5 thousand meters of elevation. However, there are variations that offer a different but great way to get to know the Vinicunca. Get to know some alternative tourist options to the trip to the Rainbow Mountain.
7 Colors Mountain Tour + Red Valley Full Day
Full day tour: Rainbow Mountain Palcoyo
Prices for tours that include the Rainbow Mountain
The Rainbow Mountain can be visited in many ways. From the classic one-day trip to a multi-day adventure that includes the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Find out about the tours that include the Vinicunca, quote its cost and be encouraged to make the best trip of your life.
The Mountain of 7 Colors is located approximately 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco. It is located in the Vilcanota Mountain Range, at an altitude of approximately 5,200 meters above sea level. This makes the visit not easy. Know all the basic information about Vinicunca.
The Vinicunca, the imposing mountain of 7 colors
7 Colors Mountain
Nevado Ausangate, province of Canchis, about 100 km from the city of Cusco.
Mountainous close to snow-capped mountains
Cold with temperatures of 2ºC. at 10ºC. in the day and below 0ºC. at night.
25 soles for foreigners and 15 soles for Peruvians
Every day from 6 am to 3 pm.
Tour guide cost
Included in the tours (cannot be contracted on the spot).
Cost of renting a horse
70 soles (one way) and 120 soles (round trip).
Approximately 2 hours (ascent) and 1 hour 30 minutes (descent)
Vinicunca, Red Valley and Andean mountains.
Optional hiking trails
Additional route to the Red Valley
The services and tickets that a formal tour to Vinicunca must have, yes or yes
The formal Vinicunca tour must include the pick up from the door of the tourist’s hotel (in the historic center of Cusco), full transportation modern, breakfast, lunch and tour guide service. Optionally you can include tickets, walking sticks. No tour includes horseback riding to the lagoon.
Pick up from the tourist’s hotel.
Round-trip tourist transportation.
Tour guide service
Trekking poles (optional)
Everything you will see on the trip to the Rainbow Mountain!
The Rainbow Mountain receives hundreds of visitors every day. Everyone is looking for the same thing: to contemplate the incredible mountainous landscape of various colors. However, the Vinicunca offers much more: from cultural experiences to local gastronomy.
The Vinicunca – Vinicunca is the name of the famous Mountain of 7 Colors. Its name means ‘neck-shaped black stones’, due to the peculiar shape of the mountain. Its summit is at 5,200 meters above sea level. Its slopes have shades of red, purple, green, yellow and pink.
The Ausangate – The Ausangate is the fifth highest snow-capped peak in Peru and the highest in Cusco. Its summit is at 6,384 meters above sea level. From the route to Vinicunca you can appreciate its snow. For the Incas it was an ‘Apu’ or tutelary god of great importance along with other snow-capped peaks in Cusco such as Salkantay.
Red Valley (optional) – The Red Valley is a set of mountains that have a reddish hue on their soil due to the proliferation of iron oxidation in their slopes. From the top of Vinicunca you can take a path of approximately 30 minutes to the viewpoint of the Red Valley. It is at an altitude of 5,053 meters above sea level.
Andean Mountains – Along the road that leads to Vinicunca you can see immense Andean mountains belonging to the Vilcanota mountain range. From any point you can get incredible landscape photos. The mountains are above 4 thousand meters above sea level.
The colorful mountains of Cusco
Cusco has a unique and special Andean geography where you can see mountains of varied colors formed thousands of years ago. Learn how to visit Vinicunca and Palccoyo, the two most famous rainbow mountains in Cusco.
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The tourist attractions that you can see on the trip to Vinicunca
The Vinicunca tour is one of the best in Cusco as it offers a lot at a good price. The tour includes a visit to the 7 Colors Mountain, world famous for the excellent photos that can be obtained there. It also offers the experience of an incredible hiking route and beautiful landscapes.
The Mountain of 7 Colors
The Mountain of 7 Colors is one of the best tourist attractions in Peru. During the visit, the tourist will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty of its slopes of various colors. The walk up there is a 2 hour challenge…
The Mountain of Colors of Palcoyo is a different route to the Mountain of 7 Colors. However, it preserves many aspects of the Vinicunca adventure: the altitude above 4 thousand meters above sea level. The landscape of varied colors…
Questions and answers about the tour to the 7 Colors Mountain
The 7 Colors Mountain tour is the best option to avoid the difficult organization of the trip. It is that getting public transport or taxis to Vinicunca is very expensive and complicated. That is why it is preferable to choose an all-inclusive tour. Learn about the frequently asked questions that tourists interested in this service ask.
What does a 7 Colors Mountain Full Day tour include?
The one day tour to the 7 Colors Mountain includes: pick up from the hotel, full round trip transportation, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, professional tour guide and entrance to Vinicunca.
How much does the tour to the Rainbow Mountain cost?
The tour to Vinicunca costs USD 40 per tourist.
Can I visit Vinicunca on a multi-day hiking tour?
Yes, the Ausangate trek of 4, 5 or 6 days allows you to visit the Mountain of 7 Colors within a hiking route that includes the visit of Andean villages and wonderful landscapes.
What time does the tour to the 7 Colors Mountain Full Day start and end?
The tour to the Mountain of 7 Colors begins with the pick up of the tourist at his hotel in the city of Cusco between 4.30 am and 5 am. The tour ends at your hotel in Cusco or in a central square of the city between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm.
Can I visit the Rainbow Mountain and also the Red Valley in one tour?
Yes, the 7 Colors Mountain + Red Valley tour allows you to visit these two tourist attractions in a single service. The Red Valley is only a 30-minute walk from the top of Vinicunca.
Can I visit the Vinicunca and also the rainbow mountain of Palcoyo in one day?
No, the Vinicunca is located in a different location than the rainbow mountain of Palcoyo. The first can be visited with the Montaña 7 Colores Full Day tour while the second with the Palcoyo Full Day tour. Both are highly recommended adventures.
How is breakfast and lunch on the Vinicunca tour?
Breakfast is served at a local restaurant in the town of Cusipata. Includes breads, jam, juices, coffee, hot infusions, eggs, pancakes, tequeños and more. Lunch is also at a local restaurant in the same town. Includes soups, rice, pasta, stews, potatoes, tequeños, avocado, meats, hot infusions and more.
From what age can I do the tour to the Mountain of 7 Colors?
The tour can be done by people of any age. However, it is recommended for tourists from 8 years old. Older adults must have good physical condition and no heart ailments.
How much does it cost to rent a horse on the Vinicunca tour?
Horses can be hired before starting the trek to Vinicunca with one of the local people. The approximate cost is 70 soles for the round trip and 120 soles for the round trip.
Can I cancel the Vinicunca tour of only 1 day?
Yes, the tour can be canceled up to 3 days before the start of the service. The return is 75% of the value paid (25% penalty).