RED RIVER TOUR MAP
Visit the unbelievable Red River in Cusco, located near Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. Discover one of Peru’s most beautiful landscapes for yourself.
Known locally as Pukamayu (in Quechua, “puka” red ores and “mayu” means river) or Antachaka (Quechua “anta” is copper, while “chaka” is a bridge), this is a river that is in the province of Canchis of the Cusco region, which is about 3 hours by bus southeast of the city of Cusco, near the route of Vinicunca of the Rainbow Mountain.
Located in Palcoyo at about 5000 meters altitude, very close to the famous Rainbow Mountain.
The Palcoyo rainbow mountain valley along with the famous Vinicunca rainbow mountain is part of the Vilcanota mountain range. This chain is itself part of the magnificent Andes mountain range that appears to be the backbone of South America, forming the longest continental mountain range in the world.
Full day adventure tour. Enjoy the Red river south of Cusco Palcoyo. We will pick you up from your hotel at 06:00 AM. A tour guide, snacks, and private transportation is all included. We will be driving for 3 hours.
Upon arriving to the base of the mountain we start the hiking tour over the red mountain. The mountain is over 5,000 masl (16,000 Ft.). We will be hiking for 3 hours round trip. When we finish the hike we will continue the drive to Cusipata (30 minutes driving) for lunch.
We will enjoy a basic buffet lunch and continue driving back to Cusco. We will return to town at 04:00 pm approx.
In addition, we will have information if you are looking to visit Machu Picchu. It combines well with this package.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
What is included?
- Private transportation confortable mini van
- Professional tour guide
- Snacks, water
- Entrance fee
- Basic buffet lunch
What not is included
- Extra drinks
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles
Full day adventure tour. Enjoy the Red river south of Cusco Palcoyo. Upon arriving to the base of the mountain we start the hiking tour over the red mountain.
The mountain is over 5,000 masl (16,000 Ft.). We will be hiking for 3 hours round trip.
Is a locally-based company in Cusco, Peru in which we pride ourselves on providing adventures for our guests that not only bring our rich culture and ancestral traditions to life, but also seek out unique and highly personalized experiences. We’re a team of experienced guides and local experts, each with over a decade of experience. Let us show you the heart and soul of this beautiful country we call home.
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