Peru is the topmost destination for historians and adventurers. One of the prominent most tourist destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu Citadel. One of the most incredible geological wonders in the world situated in Peru is the vibrant Rainbow Mountains. The Rainbow Mountains are well known for their vivid and vibrant bands of colors presenting the breathtaking views. There is another stunning and wonderful touring spot adjacent to Rainbow Mountains with beautiful red and green colored The Red Valley. Our company is offering great tour packages to explore the Andean beauty differently. Our 1-Day Tour of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley gives an extravagant experience to soothe the eyes with lush colors of Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.
Peruvian Vibrant Rainbow Mountains
The rainbow mountain is known as the colorful mountains of Peru and is called Vinincuna in Quechuan language. Rainbow Mountains looks like a colorful palette having seven rainbow colors on the terrains which looks so unreal and incredibly beautiful. Rainbow Mountain is a dream destination for many tourists who come to Peru for tourism. Rainbow Mountains are sitting at an altitude of 5200 meters, 17060 feet above the sea level. Red, green, gold and maroon colors with snow presents an amazing sight to admire in sunlight. Rainbow Mountain are not less than a geological wonder discovered in South American country Peru. Rainbow Mountains were covered with snow so they were unnoticed for a long time but as the snow melted everyone was stunned to see the uncovered geological wonder of Vinincuna Mountains, the mountain of 7 colors. Unique mineralogy of Rainbow Mountains presents beautiful hues of red, violet, gold and lavender colored mountains standing tall in the sky. Before heading to rainbow mountain hike one must have to acclimatize for at least one or two days to avoid altitude sickness.
The unique Red Valley
The red valley Cusco is another popular tourist destination in Peruvian Andes. The red valley is situated near to the Rainbow Mountains in the district of Pitumarca which is at the distance of 3 hours from the old Incan Cultural capital the Cusco City. It looks unbelievable to see a valley with 95 percent of red soil and just a few small lush green patches. You must be acclimatized first to see this beautiful creature of nature as it won’t be a good idea to fly to Cusco and start hiking next day up to the altitude of 5100 meters, 16730 feet so it’s better to get acclimatize first to enjoy the wonderful hike to Red Valley. For tourism red valley is an amazing tourist spot which isn’t yet ruined by tourism so you should put this destination into your list while planning a visit to Peru.
Our top priority is to ensure to make our client’s time special, enjoyable and memorable while living and exploring the raw natural beauty in Peru. We have utilized our immense experience in an effective way to draft a wonderful itinerary for our 1-Day tour of Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley. The following will be our tour itinerary.
- Pitumarca (For Breakfast).
- K’ayrawiri (starting point for hiking towards the Rainbow Mountain’s Summit).
- Red Valley.
- Japura (For the return to Cusco city).
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley tour details
1-Day Tour of the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley are going to be so great and a long day so we will leave early in the morning while trying not to waste extra time. We will leave early in the morning at about 4 AM. We will pick you from your hotel in Cusco and start traveling. After 2.5 hours of travel, we will reach the first destination of our day .i.e. Pitumarca where we will have delicious Peruvian breakfast.
After delicious breakfast, we will head towards the starting point of our trek namely K’ayrawiri along Rainbow mountain ascent. One the way to the hike we will see a lot of Quechuan settlements at different villages who are nicely intact to their centuries-old culture and traditions. All of those villagers have a unique and colorful culture just like the vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain. The beautiful color of old Incan civilization and landscape will make this hike wonderful. We will see herds of llamas in our path. Continuous 2.5 hikes will take us to the colorful wonder of nature sitting at 5200 meters, locally known as Vinincuna Mountain that means the mountain of 7 colors. Rainbow Mountain is a part of the Andean alpine range of Vilcanota and located near the famous and majestic Ausangate Mountain held sacred by the natives. This mountain range is known for snowcapped mountains and even a few years ago Rainbow Mountain wasn’t discovered due to the snow but as a result of global warming and many other factors, the snow melted and appeared an amazing beauty of nature in the form of the rainbow mountain.
After spending a good time at the peak and having a great tourist experience we shall have a descent. This place is so clean due to the less influx of the tourist. This canyon is known for its red soil and green patches of beautiful lush green glass. After visiting and enjoying both of the locations we will head for the descent to reach timely to our locations. It will take us 2.5 hours to descend till Japura. We will grab our private transport from here and make our back home. We shall be back at Cusco city by 6:30 PM.
What Is Included in our 1-day tour?
- English and Spanish proficient guides.
- Personalized small groups.
Travelers are advised to bring along raincoats, good quality footwear, spare clothes as per the weather and insect repellent. Travelers must bring good quality sunscreen as the sun at high altitude could be so harsh so grabbing skincare products is mandatory under such circumstances. It is advised to wear hiking boots to anchor the ground nicely. Hiking poles will be so helpful as they provide good stability in slippery terrain. It is highly recommended to have adequate fresh water to avoid dehydration during trekking. It is advised to stay a day at Cusco before leaving for Rainbow Mountain to get acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness. It is going to be a long day tour to the Rainbow Mountain and Red valley but all the efforts are worth it.