Palccoyo (Cordillera Arcoíris) the alternative rainbow mountain, is an easier hike and with less 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. These 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 forest.
7:00AM Our guide will meet you in your hotel and board your private comfortable vehicle. Depart Cusco and head to the Southern Valley Checacupe with lovely scenery passing valleys, rivers, mountains and some small villages. Then continue to Pitumarca arriving after 3 hours and drive on a dirt road to our start point. We will begin our more relaxed adventure hike of about 45 minutes admiring 3 small colorful mountains and a forest of stone. Arrive at the Palccoyo mountain at 4900 meters where we will explore for about 45 minutes taking pictures. Retrace the trail back to our waiting transport and drive to a nice area to enjoy our box lunch. Then drive to the colonial church of Checacupe, a religious haven considered one of the most beautiful in the region, and neglected. We walk to the 3 bridges and admire the spectacular setting taking you back in time. Return to Cusco.