The Rainbow Mountains also known as Montaña de Siete Colores, and Montaña de Coloresare are located east of Cusco and you won’t have a problem finding tour companies in Cusco offering tours there. Make sure to choose a tour that leaves early in the morning to hopefully avoid some of the crowds.
DO NOT book this online since its very over priced!
It’s not a long walk but it’s quite exhausting since you’re walking up to an elevation of nearly 5200 meters.
This is usually how a day tour looks like:
-Hostel pick-up between 4 am - 5 am
-Drive for about two hours
-Breakfast stop for 45 minutes
-Drive for another 1 1/2 hours to the Rainbow Mountain car park
-Walk along trail to the viewpoint, takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hours
-Stay at viewpoint for 10-20 minutes
-Walk the trail back to the tour bus approximately 1 hour
-Drive 1 1/2 hours to have a lunch break
-Drive back another 2 hours to Cusco
-Transport to the Rainbow Mountains and back to Cusco in a mini van.
-Breakfast + Lunch
What to bring:
-Some candy to get you some sugar and energy for the walk
Price: Usually starts at 16-20$