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From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

1. From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

Travel from Cusco to Rainbow mountain for a hiking and camping adventure with this two-day group trip. See stunning views of the snow-capped Ausangate mountain and have the opportunity to spot wildlife like chinchillas. Day 1: Be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at 4:00 AM and relax as you drive to the trailhead. Stop for breakfast before starting your hike to the first pass of Puccacocha, which is located at 5000 meters above sea level. Marvel at the imposing snow-capped Ausangate mountain and Lake Puccacocha. Make camp at Ananta with well-maintained equipment. Have the tent set up for you, so you can spend the evening relaxing. Day 2: Start your day with a delicious breakfast before climbing to a Rainbow mountain lookout. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this place to you. Next, head to the Red Valley viewpoint to explore and snap some pictures. After a nice lunch, walk to the bus station where your driver will be waiting to take you on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco at about 5:00 pm.

Full-Day Condor Viewpoint & Inca Sites Tour

2. Full-Day Condor Viewpoint & Inca Sites Tour

Your trip begins in Cusco city before you head to the district of Limatambo. During the tour, you will visit two beautiful and interesting archaeological Inca sites: Quillarumiyoc and Tarawasi, which possibly were once used as astronomical observatories by the Incas. You will continue to the village of Limatambo where you will have lunch. The adventure continues with a panoramic view of the community of Chonta, located in the snowfall of the Salkantay and Humantay mountains. Once in Chonta, after walking along a beautiful route next to the Apurimac canyon, you will finally reach the viewpoint of Huaco, which is located on the right side of the canyon of the Apurimac River. From the viewpoint, you will have a spectacular view of the Apurimac Canyon and you will have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive Andean Condor in its natural habitat. The Condor is the largest flanking bird of prey in the world, considered sacred by the Incas. With some luck you can also observe some birds like Eagles, Hawks, and White-tailed deer. After visiting and enjoying this beautiful trip, you will return to the city of Cusco.

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What people are saying about Cusco

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

This is very rough hike uphill. Great thanks to my lovely horse without him I most likely wouldn't have been able to make it and see the breathtaking lake! The guide was extremely helpful as well. Thank you Freddy!!! Experience of lifetime!

Your details were well communicated, our guide Freddy was fun and informative and both the breakfast and lunch was excellent. The climb and view were definitely worth it and we arrived before the majority of all the other tourists

One of the most beautiful areas I have ever been too. Prepare for steep mountains and high altitude. Food and guides were fantastic

Freddie was our guide and he was awesome. The place you stop to eat is great and the lake was beautiful. I would do it again.

La laguna es increíble, recomiendo usar el caballo y el transporte puede ser más cómodo