Checacupe, Peru

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike and Weaving Experience with Chari Community

An alternative way to explore Peru's famous Rainbow Mountains! Instead of joining the line of tourist buses at Vinicunca, explore a local Andean community and hike to the less-visited (but equally spectacular) Palcoyo mountain. You'll make a stop at the Chari community to learn traditional weaving and experience the culture of an Andean community firsthand. Then, you'll go on an alternative hike to Palcoyo - a less-visted (but equally spectacular) part of the Rainbow Mountains. After a good workout on the trails, you'll stop back in the Chari community for traditional lunch meal before making the drive back to Cusco.

Right for You?

Duration

Full Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Location

Mountains

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

CBC Tupay

Locally Owned Nonprofit
Starts at:

$85/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Eat an authentic Peruvian breakfast with the women of the Chari community and learn about their culture.
  • Participate in a weaving workshop with the local women of the community
  • Hike an alternative route to the famous "Rainbow Mountain" and take in spectacular views of the Andes
  • Eat a traditional lunch prepared by your local hosts

Details

Schedule

Daily, 6:30am to 6:30pm

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Activities

Tour includes the guided hike + an interactive weaving experience alongside the local community.

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Breakfast and Lunch
A simple, delicious Andean breakfast and a traditional lunch.

Transport

Private van

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  

Wonderful

We had a great time hiking Palcoyyo Mountain and meeting the lovely local women, who made us feel so welcome and kindly offered us lunch. Their handmade wool garments for sale were beautiful too. It was very cool getting an insight into their lives. Wish we could have seen them weaving, but perhaps next time. Big thanks to our guide Carlos as well. He was very knowledgeable and very flexible and accommodating. Thank you!
April 2019

Great experience on Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

The mountains were breathtaking. Carlos was wonderful. The woman were kind. I HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone that wants breathtaking views, a cultural experience, and a fun way to spend a day.
December 2018

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CBC Tupay

Locally Owned Nonprofit

CBCtupay connects travelers to unique experiences with indigenous communities throughout the Sacred Valley. The tours are a project of Centro Barolomé de las Casas, a nonprofit dedicated to studying and supporting the preservation of Andean cultures. They aim to give visitors a chance to know “authentic Peru” with its very friendly people, the incredible nature of the Southern Peruvian Highlands, and the specialties of the rural areas of ​​Cusco.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You'll get picked up in Cusco and driven to Checacupe where you'll begin the hike.
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