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Pallay Punchu 1 Day

Cusco, Perú


1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



Tour Overview

Also known as the sharp Rainbow Mountain, Pallay Punchu de Apu Tacllo or Pallay Poncho Mountain or Condor Sayana. It is a new tourist destinations in Cusco that was discovered during the quarantine. Located more than 194 kilometers (3 hours) from the city at 4,791 meters above sea level. It is a great geological mountain formation tinged with different tones as a result of the complex combination of minerals. The Slopes and summit stand out in various colors, including red, pink, purple, green, white, among others.

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Detailed tour itinerary

Early pick up from your accommodation to start our two hour trip to the town of Cusipata. where we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast. We continue on to Sicuani, and later to the Layo district, place of the Pallay Mountain.

In Layo we make a short stop to see the town. Then our vehicle will ascend for 30 minutes until the base of the mountain. We will begin a walk of approximately two and a half hours to the sharp Pallay Punchu Mountain with pigmentation of contrasting colors that are due to a complex combination of minerals, marine, lake and river sediments.

With time, these sediments were formed by layers of different lengths, as a result of the collision of the tectonic plates in the area. These strips of various minerals ended up rising and transforming into the mountains that we can appreciate today.

The colors of the place are formed by the oxidation of its minerals, exerted by the humidity of the area and their erosion.

The climate in the Pallay Punchu is cold and windy in the mornings, but drier and sunnier at noon.

Throughout the trip we can observe beautiful landscapes and wildlife in the area. In addition, very close to the Paylla Punchu is the beautiful Langui lagoon that gives the mountain a spectacular feeling and makes it such an attractive destination. After we finish our visit we will have lunch in one of the local restaurants in Layo, a place with a diverse gastronomy based on trout and alpaca.

Return to Cusco at 6pm approx.

Tour Included/Excluded

  • Pick up at your hotel.
  • Round trip transportation
  • 01 Breakfast
  • 01 Buffet lunch.
  • Certified bilingual guide.
  • First aid kit.
  • Portable oxygen kit
  • Vegetarian/ special diet options available
  • Entrance ticket to the mountain area
  • Riding horse round trip (S/ 70.00)
  • Tips for the horsemen, chef and guide

What to take on the tour

What to take for the Rainbow mountain tour

  • Trekking Shoes/ Boots- We recommend wearing shock absorbing, non- slip hiking shoes with a mesh, that offer good support, so that you can solely focus on the beautiful scenery of the hike. Shoes should also be waterproof and have a tongue and ankles that provide comfort and protection. A rubber sole is also recommended for impact reduction.
  • Small backpack- To carry personal items during daily trips when large luggage is not necessary.
  • Jacket- It should be light, waterproof, windproof, specially designed for hiking and preferably bright colored to make you visible from afar.
  • Trekking pants- Waterproof convertible pants/ shorts with lots of pockets are the best to make you feel warm or fresh during the change of weather that we might experience throughout the walk.
  • Hiking poles- allows you to walk with ease and support you every step of the way. They must be light, compact, preferably made of aluminum alloy and have an anti-shock system to support your wrists.
  • Warm clothes- Such as a fleece jacket or an alpaca sweaters.
  • Hat or cap- As protection against the sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunglasses (Very important)!
  • Sun cream or sunscreen.
  • After-sun cream or moisturizer.
  • KN95 face mask
  • Face shield

Price of the tour to Rainbow mountain 1 day

From January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021:

PRICE PER PERSON- Maximum 08 people
Price per person, Full Day to Rainbow mountain S/ 150.00

*Price for university and school students


  • Not suitable for people with altitude sickness.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women.
  • Minimum age of 12 years old.
  • Not suitable for people with heart problems.

Tour's Location

Cusco, Perú


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