Cusco to Rainbow Mountain to Puno

Lake Titicaca Kayak Tours

Cusco to Rainbow Mountain to Puno

Rainbow Mountain Trek Ending In Puno

From $ 167 USD Per Person

Max Altitude: 4400 m.s.n.m

Group Size: Up to 8 people

Service: Group

Transportation: Van, Bus, train

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 Days

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We offer the most entertaining, safe and comfortable way travelling by bus between Cusco and Puno and vice versa, in whcih we do include the Rainbow mountain trek and Raqchi Ina site. By taking our tour you save a lot of time between Cusco and Puno, then you can explore Lake Titica too.


Y BEST Schedule for this unique designed tour!

Pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 4am in our private van and then we drive for 3 hours to the trailhead. 

The hike up takes about 1.5 hours along a trail that goes up a desert valley, with full view of glaciers.

By 8:30am, We will arrive to the Rainbow Mountain, enjoy and take tons pictures of everything, then we return taking the same way.

By 10:30am We drive back to Cusipata and then drive to Racchi and we explore this unique Inca city.

Finally we drive to Puno for 4 hours.

By 6pm, we should arrive to Puno and then we will drop you at your hotel.

***** We can offer you the Pacoyoc Mountain instead the Rainbow mt too.

*****A horse can be hired for the majority of the trek. However, the last 600m are too steep for horses and you will have to walk this last part.


We will pick you up from your hotel at 4am, and begin with our amazing Rainbow  Mountain Trek Adventure. We set out on our drive for 3 hours through the South Valley; ending up at the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 ft). Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks.

The herds of alpacas and llamas near your breakfast place will entertain you in the early morning. Once we reach the trailhead, we start on our hike following a lovely stream. As you start your hike, you will have views of the Ausangate Mountain and glaciers. You can interact with the local people, who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive. Learn about their traditional clothes and the significance of the different hats worn by the men. Ask your guide to teach you a few words of Quechua!

After a total hike of 1.5 hours, we finally reach our destination: the Rainbow Mountain (5,020m /16,466ft). After admiring the unique beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the view. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. Afterwards, there is an optional hike across to the top of the Red Valley. This walk takes about 45 minutes longer to get back to the trailhead.

At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike takes 1 hour.

We will embark on the 2-hour drive on the way to Raqchi, lets explore this unique and amazing Inca city. 

Fanally we drive to Puno for 3 hours, arriving to our hotel by 6pm

**** We can offer your the Pacoyoc Mountain instead the Rainbow mt!

  • Meals included: Lunch
  • Difficulty: moderate to challenging

What is included

  • Pick up from your hotel to the bus station
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance ticket to sites
  • Oxygen tank for emergencies
  • Air conditioning
  • GPS satellite tracking of transit

What is not included

  • Tips
  • Hotel in Puno
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Transfer out to Juliaca airport

This unique and new designed day trip is available onany date that is best for you as long we have a minimum of 2 people.


Price for 2 people: $240 per person.

Price for 3 people: $197 per person.

Price for 4 people: $187 per person

Price for 5 or more people: $167

***This price includes the transfer from your hotel to the bus station in Cusco

***Note that this tour can be done from Puno to Cusco also.


SAM Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. SAM Travel Peru is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.

Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.

We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team without them , we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.

SAM Travel Peru knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, TRIPADVISOR for yourself! Also we are highly recommended on Conde Nast Travelers, Lonely Planet and by many blogs like: 

Salkantay/Inka Trail ! July 14th to 20th 2016 Trek de Lares 4 hours, “It’s the journey, not the destination…”, Lares Pass – Day 3, Trekking in the Sacred Valley.


Travel Travel has always believed that we should give back to the local isolated communities. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many service projects and hire locally.

SAM Travel Peru is so proud to be able to support these people, not only employing them but go back to our grassroots as they share with their families. It makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!

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Or WhatsApp us to:

+51 965154772 (Fredy, the guy responsible of answering your emails and inquiries at headquarter)

How to book

  1. You can get it fully booked by paying an Initial Amount via PayPal and the Total Balance must be paid in USD or PEN cash at the end of tour, then this is how you’ll get your Tour Confirmation from us.
  2. After we receive your “Booking Request”, we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link and the exact first amount to be paid.
  3. Additional information and requirements will be detailed on the email (or via WhatsApp).

After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link.

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to you later.

Now please, start by filling the Booking Form below.

Booking Request