Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike and Weaving Experience with Chari Community

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.

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Full Day

Travel Style

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


English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Challenging workout




Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
Hiking to Palcoyo (image from Alden Wicker,
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Speaks: English and Spanish



Daily, 6:30am to 6:30pm


Flexible Departure Date
All year


What's Included


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


Bilingual guide


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


Private van

Traveler Reviews



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

CBC Tupay

Locally Owned Nonprofit

CBC Tupay offers travelers the opportunity to connect with indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley through unique and immersive experiences. These tours are organized by Centro Barolomé de las Casas, a nonprofit organization focused on the study and support of Andean cultures. The goal of these tours is to provide visitors with an authentic cultural experience, allowing them to learn about the friendly and welcoming nature of the people of Peru, the stunning natural beauty of the Southern Peruvian Highlands, and the unique customs and traditions of the rural areas of Cusco. Through these tours, visitors can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich and diverse culture of the region, while also supporting the preservation of these cultural traditions.

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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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