Palccoyo Mountain Tour


Palccoyo Mountain Tour

The Palccoyo Mountain is known as the first cousin of the famous Seven Colors Mountain. Like Vinicunca, this mountain has a rainbow-like color.

An extraordinary geological process aligned the different strata of the earth in multicolored layers creating a unique effect. On this tour, you will be able to appreciate this geological wonder, as well as other destinations that will make this trip an unforgettable experience.

This mountain range is formed by three mountains of green, ocher, blue, white, and yellow colors that rest in complete solitude. If you are looking for a less crowded tour in Cusco, visiting Palcoyo is a good alternative, since this place is visited by a few travelers every day.

Another advantage of visiting this majestic mountain is that the hike is very gentle. To get to Palcoyo only requires an hour of walking without unevenness. For this reason, this tour is presented as a less demanding and friendly option for those who are not used to long walks.

The best season to visit this destination is between April and October, when the rains have stopped and the weather is mostly sunny so you can see the Palcoyo Mountain very clearly. This is one of the Cusco Tours that you cannot miss.

¿Por qué amarás el Palccoyo Mountain Tour?


05:30 hrs. We will leave from our meeting point at the Plaza de Armas where we will be picked up by a professional vehicle to go to our destination.

We will begin our two and a half hour tour to Checacupe, where we will see the evolutionary process of the road system over time through three colonial bridges: the Inca Bridge, the Colonial Bridge, and the Republican Bridge.

Once the visit to the archaeological center is over, we will continue our tour for another hour and a half until we reach the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Range, located at 4,900 meters above sea level.

Once we reach this point, we will start hiking for another 40 minutes. In this stretch, we will be able to appreciate the valleys, the eroded glaciers, and the brightly colored Permian formations.

Another important point that we will be able to observe will be the Forest of Stones (Ccacca Loma and the Red Mountain). Also, the circuit of the Four Lagoons, where we will appreciate different lakes such as Acopia, Pomacanchis, Posposqo Cocha, and Misky Cocha. In addition, the variety of birds and the impressive scenery will leave more than one astonished.

After this enriching tour and after getting to know the Palccoyo Mountain Range, we will stop in the town of Cusipata to enjoy a buffet lunch. After our sharing, we will start our way back to Cusco.

The tour will end at approximately 17:00 hrs. in the Plaza Regocijo, in downtown Cusco.

¿Qué incluye?

  • Tourist transportation.
  • 1 breakfast + hot drinks.
  • 01 lunch + hot drinks.
  • Professional guide (paramedic).
  • Entrance fee to Palccoyo.
  • First aid kit.

¿Qué no incluye?

  • Meals except as mentioned.
  • Air flights.
  • Horses are not included (you can rent them directly)
  • Extra expenses (such as tips).


We have 02 types of services: shared group tours and personalized tours. Please do not forget to read our recommendations before booking. If you require more information do not hesitate to write us to our Whatsapp.


Before booking

  • To reserve this excursion a minimum of 24 hours in advance is required.
  • Shared service: if the minimum group size is not reached, the reservation is subject to change of date or cancellation.
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for the private service.
  • The excursion is conducted in two languages: English and Spanish.
  • A good physical condition is required to take this itinerary.

Before traveling

  • Bring a light backpack with a change of clothes for the entire tour. You should be prepared for the various temperature changes in the area.
  • Bring rain gear (jacket and pants) or a rain coat. Plastic raincoats can be purchased in Cusco for approximately $1.
  • Camera and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medication you may need such as Sorochi Pills, blister protection creams, among others.
  • Bring extra money in local currency, preferably in small denominations and coins.

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