3 Hours


Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Pallay Punchu Mountain with our guided tour from Cusco. Our journey takes us through the picturesque town of Cusipata, where we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading to Layo to get a glimpse of the local culture. Then, we’ll embark on a two-and-a-half-hour hike to the summit of Pallay Punchu, known for its colorful pigments and fascinating geological history. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning landscapes and the chance to spot local wildlife. Afterward, savor the taste of the region with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Cusco. Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure!

Itinerary schedule:

  • Approximate activity time: 2 hours
  • Dates: Monday to Sunday.
  • Departure: AM

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Early in the morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and begin our journey, which will take approximately two hours to reach the town of Cusipata. There we’ll enjoy a nutritious breakfast before continuing our journey to Sicuani and then to the district of Layo, where the Pallay Mountain is located.

In Layo, we’ll make a brief stop to get to know the town and its customs. Then, our vehicle will ascend for about 30 minutes until we reach the base of the mountain. We’ll then begin a two-and-a-half-hour hike to the sharp-edged Pallay Punchu Mountain, whose famous colored mountain pigments are due to a complex combination of minerals, marine, lacustrine, and fluvial sediments.

Throughout history, these sediments were formed by layers of different lengths, resulting from the collision of tectonic plates in the area. These mineral bands ended up rising and transforming into the mountains we can see today.

Subsequently, this mountain acquired its colors due to the same oxidation of its minerals, caused by the humidity and erosion of the area.

The climate in the Pallay Punchu Mountain is cold and windy in the mornings, but in the middle of the day, you can appreciate a drier and sunnier climate.

During the trip, you can observe beautiful landscapes and animals of the area. Additionally, very close to the Paylla Punchu mountain, you can appreciate the beautiful Langui lagoon, making this mountain look spectacular and a very attractive destination. After the visit, we descend to the town to have lunch in one of the local restaurants in Layo, where we’ll enjoy their varied cuisine based on Trout and Alpaca.

Finally, we’ll be back in the city of Cusco, with an estimated return time of 6 pm.

Overnight in Cusco – Own arrangement.



  • Rates listed in American Dollars and include the taxes and service charge for non-residents in Peru
  • Tour rates are per person unless we specified a different option
  • Prices are valid until Apr 15th 2023.
  • Prices are not valid from Jun 22nd to 26th (The Inti Raymi “Festival of the Sun” – Jun 24th), Christmas and New Year. Ask for prices
  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice
  • This is only a quote not a confirmation of services
  • Train tickets are not refundable, not endorsable, and not transferable.
  • Air tickets are not refundable, not endorsable, and not transferable.
  • The reservations can only be confirmed when the tour package will be requested formally
  • In the case of non-rooms availability in the hotels mentioned above, we will use hotels of a similar category
  • There are not booked services for this quote
  • As Peru is becoming a popular country for tourists, we recommend planning your visit in advance
  • The present document is only a quote, the confirmation is subject to the availability of places when the reservations are requested.
  • Swifts Travel reserves the right to alter the program.
  • It is important to mention that Swifts Travel work by and for the client and it will look for the best for its clients not only when they book or travel also when for a reasonable situation they have to cancel.
  • Passport, visa, and health requirements for you and your party is your responsibility. We do recommend you obtain travel insurance against cancellation and medical coverage

Rates: Price per person

  • 1PAX: $875.00
  • 2PAX: $530.00
  • 3PAX: $258.00
  • 4PAX: $205.00
  • 5PAX: $173.00
  • 6PAX: $151.00
  • 7PAX: $136.00

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** Holidays surcharge applies on Jan 01, May 01, Jul 28, and Dec 25 **

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