Palcoyo is the alternative rainbow mountain, an easier hike and with fewer people in comparison to the Vinicunca rainbow mountain option. You will enter through a different route and take in the breathtaking scenery of the glaciated mountains. This set of peaks dyed in colors, due to a process of mineralization during millions of years. This is a natural habitat for llamas, alpacas, vizcachas, and stone forests.
6:30 AM Our guide will meet you in your hotel and in private transport depart Cusco, heading to the Southern Valley, accompanied by attractive scenery passing valleys, rivers, mountains, and some small villages. After a 3 hours drive come upon Pitumarca and continue on a dirt road to the starting point of the hike. Begin our more relaxed adventure hike of about 45 minutes admiring 3 small colorful mountains and a forest of stone. Arrive at the Palcoyo Mountain at 4900 meters where we will explore for about 45 minutes taking pictures. Retrace the trail back to our waiting transport to return to Cusco. On our way back to Cusco visit the colonial church of Checacupe, a religious haven considered one of the most beautiful in the region, but neglected. Walk to the 3 bridges and appreciate the spectacular setting taking you back in time. Return to Cusco.