Vinicunca, the Mountain of 7 Colors, or Rainbow Mountain, is located in the Southern Region of Cusco. This gratifies even the most demanding travelers and trekkers, endowing unforgettable memories of the raw sites of and around it. Sumptuous panoramas of high mountains, formidable glaciers, crystalline rivers, calm lakes, harmonious pastoral scenes of grazing alpaca kept by Andean natives and the humble families of the region.
This new route is genuinely unique and is a real adventure through a preserved wild natural terrain and includes Puka Punta, "red lead", a mountain in the Willkanuta mountain range and small communities of Quechua-speaking descendants.
The route reaches great heights between 4710m and 5200m for stunning eagle eye views. Explore this route and it is likely that you will have this extension to the south all to yourself, encountering few or no other route hikers. The Vinicunca One-Day Tour is able to offer travelers an alternative trail that is paramount to other trips and destinations.
DURATION: HALF DAY
DEPARTURES: PRIVATE GROUPS EVERY DAY
(7:00am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-6:30pm)
We will pick you up from your hotel, heading south towards Puno, approximately 45 min from the city of Cusco. We find the archaeological site Tipon. At Tipon we can appreciate the Inka terraces, construction of ruins on ancestral grounds and also creations of hydraulic irrigation canals from Inka time.
After that we will continue to Lake Huaqarpay, a protected area at the top of a plateau in the Andean town of Pikillaqta, which is a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari culture.
The last point that we will visit is Andahuaylillas, a village with a small chapel known as the Rome of America, where we see paintings by renowned painters from Cusco, massive ceilings and pristine architecture. Finally, we return to Cusco.
SOUTH CIRCUIT VISIT THE LAST PRE INCA CITADEL: