1-Day Itinerary of the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour, Raqchi + 4 Lakes
Get ready to explore the new and impressive tourist circuit with both mountains and lakes!
At 4:00 in the morning, our professional guide, and private van will pass by your hotel in Cusco. Then, start a 3-hours trip to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. Once here, we enjoy a hot breakfast cooked by our chef, before heading to the best viewpoint to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainbow mountain, valleys, glaciers and South American alpacas and llamas.
Then, we get back in the van for an hour drive to visit the archaeological site of Raqchi. Take your time admiring the impressive construction of the 14th century. After time to enjoy this amazing site, we have lunch with beautiful views of the Andes.
At 1:30 p.m., we drive to the 4 lakes which are located in Canas & Acopia province. All along the drive you will have amazing view of picturesque villages and expansive valleys. Finally we drive back to your Cusco hotel, arriving around 6pm.
What’s included in the tour?
- Private round trip private van
- Professional guide, fluent in English and Spanish
- Breakfast and lunch, cooked by our chef
- First aid kit and oxygen
- Tickets to the Palcoyo rainbow mountain and the archeological site of Raqchi.
- Food not mentioned in the inclusions
- Travel insurance. Please, we ask you to take out travel insurance
Tour prices to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour, Raqchi and 4 Lakes
We only do this tour in private, exclusively for families and couples. The price varies according to the number of people who book together.
|Your group size||Price per person|
|2 people||US$ 177|
|3 people||US$ 140|
|4 people||US$ 99|
|5 people||US$ 75|
|6 to + people||US$ 69|
- Walking poles –$15 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
- TRANSFER – from the airport to hotel (Cusco Only)
- OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
WHY CHOOSE SAM TRAVEL?
SAM Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. SAM Travel Peru is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team without them , we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
SAM Travel Peru knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, TRIPADVISORfor yourself! Also we are highly recommended on Conde Nast Travelers, Lonely Planet and by many blogs like: Salkantay/Inka Trail ! July 14th to 20th 2016Trek de Lares 4 hours, “It’s the journey, not the destination…”, Lares Pass – Day 3, Trekking in the Sacred Valley.
To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM Travel Peru we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES
We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional and speak fluent English. They are very knowledgeable and passionate for Inca heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. Our crew is fun loving, great sports and well-educated. They all hold degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
You will love our fabulous chefs! The food on the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour has been highlighted by all our clients, who say that it was better than in the restaurants! Delicious and abundant gourmet style meals, Peruvian and international cuisine are prepared by our professional and dedicated cooks from a mixture of local and exotic produce. If you are vegetarian or have food allergies of any kind, we can cater our meal to adjust to your needs.
SAM Travel Peru can cater to any food restrictions and special diets such as gluten free, vegetarian or vegan!
Our team (Guides, cooks, horsemen) and our equipment are what really makes SAM Travel Peru stand out from all the competitors….
OUR SERVICE PROJECTS
SAM Travel Peru has always believed that we should give back to the communities we pass through when on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many service projects and hire locally.
Have a look our recent social work: “We, (the students from Patachancha Community) got to go to Machu Picchu for the first time”
SAM Travel Peru is so proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only employing them work but also to keep things at grassroots, to share in their homes and with their families. This makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is making life richer and more meaningful for all involved.
Please read carefully the following information; it will help with your questions about our services and the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour.
The briefing will take place the night before the trek at 6pm in our office, which is located at Calle Garcilaso 210, office 213 (second floor) in the La CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
HOW TO BOOK THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKE
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase entrance tickets to Machu Picchu, train tickets without the following information:
- Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
- Passport number
- D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
SECOND, we require a deposit of US$53.00 per person. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page or click here on the payment of your choice, either VISA or PAYPAL.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE
If you would like to avoid the high
credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or
Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center
to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service
fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To
pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log
into your PAYPAL account and use our email address email@example.com.
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Yes, but with some restrictions. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date.
*** If you cancel your Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. BUT you will have many different seasons as you pass through the numerous microclimates and will depend on the location. We highly recommend you bring some warm clothes and good rain gear in your day backpack.
WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
In general if you exercise regularly and spend 2 to 3 days in Cusco, or in the Sacred Valley for acclimatization to the altitude, you may be just fine.
The recommended medicine for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NEEDED; our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness. For more detailed information on Altitude Sickness click this link: Altitude Sickness.
We offer the Cusco City Tour and Sacred Valley tours that you can book while you are acclimatizing. Check out our day tours on our Main Page.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the trek. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM Travel Peru destinations. Of course you are free to tip as much as you feel appropriate, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
ARE WE SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE WITH YOU
- Original passport (it has to be the same you have used for booking your trek)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: 2-3 litre reusable bottles (please do not bring disposable)
- Comfortable walking shoes or runners
- Toilet paper, plastic bags and hand sanitizer
- Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Insect repellent
- Rain gear (rain poncho provided by SAM)
- Extra warm layer, like a fleece or jacket liner
- Extra money for souvenirs and tips