Vinicunca, or as it’s more commonly known Rainbow Mountain, is a 5,200 meter-high peak in the heart of Peru’s Southern Andes, just over 60 miles from the picturesque city of Cusco.
The result of long-term weathering and mineralogy, the mountain’s rainbow shades were only discovered in the last decade as rising temperatures (caused by global warming), melted the formally permanent layer of snow which covered its surface, to reveal the kaleidoscopic layers of rock beneath!
Discover the unique natural phenomenon that is the Rainbow Mountain on this full-day tour small group tour from Cusco. Beginning in the Quesiuno community deep in the Andes Mountains, your trek will take you through a variety of breathtaking rugged scenery, before you eventually reach the mountain’s awe-inspiring colourful slopes!
The driest period between June and September is the best time to visit.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Peru. However, you can travel to Lima via Amsterdam with KLM; Madrid with Iberia; Frankfurt with Lufthansa, or via a number of US cities including, Miami, Atlanta, and New York, and from the Peruvian capital take the short flight to Cusco.
If you are a UK national you do not require a visa to enter Peru and may remain there for up to 90 days.
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