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Red River in Cusco Tour Palcoyo

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Red River in Cusco Tour Palcoyo

Red River Cusco Tour Palcoyo
Full Day
  • Adventure
  • Hiking
Cusipata, Palcoyo

Expedition Overview

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.

Itinerary

Tour Description

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

Included

  • Private transportation confortable mini van
  • Professional tour guide
  • Snacks, water
  • Entrance fee
  • Basic buffet lunch

Not Included

  • Extra drinks

Suggestions

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

Additional Information

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.

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Private Tours Per Person
from 160 USD
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