Combine you adventure hikes with Local Living Experience!
Wakrapukara and Rainbow Mountain hike a perfect combination. During this unique experience tour, we will have the opportunity to visit a small town called Oropesa that still maintains an ancient tradition from the colony where until these days its inhabitants continue to produce artisan bread.
Here we will see how the locals cook the artisanal bread, we will try a fresh and sweet bread, then our journey continue to a native community place where we will share our traditional breakfast.
During this unique experience hike, we will be in direct connection with nature, mother earth, with mama ccocha, which represents life, purity, just touching it and invoking you can cleanse your soul, pure air free of all pollution, hight mountains know as Apus (protectors) for Andean indigenous people.
Choosing this tour, you are helping us with the direct support to one of our social project call Colours of Peru.
In this program we will take you through the following destinations:
* In Waqrapukara: In this non-touristy place, you will barely trust your eyes. For the incredible landscape that you have in front of your eyes. That looks like the backdrop of a science fiction movie!
* In Rainbow Mountain: To reach the top of this mountain, we will take the less crowded trail to avoid the crowd, also we will have the best views of the landscape.
Day1 - Waqrapukara hike – Overnight in local Family house part of our project
Early Pick up from you Hotel at 05:00 am, then we will continue by our private van to Conchacalla community, where we will share a traditional and typical breakfast with a local family, we will have the opportunity to talk a bit about their activities, so we will see how they produce Andean cheese by traditional way, then we will continue our journey by car 40 more minutes till the hike start point, from here we will hike for around 2 hour and 20 minutes more or less. When you will see the first pictures of Waqrapukara, after 40 minutes downhill, you will barely trust your eyes. For the incredible landscape that you have in front of your eyes. That looks like the backdrop of a science fiction movie! this archaeological site is real and exists since Inca times, over 4,140 meters in an unreally beautiful landscape, along the trail you will have the privilege of being able to see vicuñas in their natural habitat, with a bit more luck we can see some condors flying over the sky. On this 6-hour hike, you will cross a 4,400-meter-high pass, wandering along Andean lagoons, past lush Ichu grass, once we get back we will go directly to T´umi community by our private van where our Dinner will be waiting for us ready, we will share an organic dinner with another local family.
- Overnight: In T´umi Community homestay
- Meal Included: Breakfast in local family house, Box-lunch, dinner
Day2 - Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley Hike – Cusco
At 07:00 am after Breakfast with the family, we will continue our journey to Rainbow Mountain, after 2 hours driving accompanied by a spectacular panoramic view with canyons, native villages, alpacas and llamas grazing in the mountains we will arrive at the starting point of our hike which is over 4500 meters and the top of the Rainbow Mountain is 5020 meters. We will prepare our day backpacks and snacks, then we need only 1-hour hike to reach this famous mountain, on the top of the mountain it is quite cold because it runs icy winds, so I recommend bring a warm jacket, wool hat and gloves if you want to appreciate the beauty of the mountain without any discomfort.
We have around 30 - 50 minutes to enjoy the beauty of this stunning place. You have two highlights in front of you. A panoramic view towards the Vinicunca mountain with its natural spectacular colors, then when turning 180 degrees, you will have the sight of the prominent snowy mountain of Ausangate. Then 30 more minutes hike to reach the impressive red valley, which is located behind the Rainbow Mountain. You will simply fall in love with this place, it is a natural wonder, that you will not believe it exists. After taking photos, we will hike downhill to the point we started. As soon as we arrive at the foot of the mountain we relax a few minutes before our car will bring us to the local restaurant for our lunch, then back to Cusco.
Visit Oropesa bakery town
Hike to Waqrapukara
Hike Vinicunca to Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley
Visit a local community
Transportation and Others
Comfortable Private Transportation
Entry Ticket to Waqrapukara
Entry Ticket to Rainbow Mountain
Meals according to mentioned in the itinerary
Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions
24-hour support by our local staff
Insurance and Others
No cover Travel Insurance during this tour
Personal items, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras