Rainbow Mountain Peru
Rainbow Mountain is a geological wonder that was recently discovered in 2015. As the snow began to melt, it revealed a multichromatic mountain that dazzled the eyes. In January 2016, the very first guided tour was conducted. Now fast forward almost 8 years later, and it has unsurprisingly become the second most popular tourist destination after Machu Picchu.
Located just 3-hours southeast of Cusco, on the same path as the Ausengate Trek. It is considered a moderate to difficult trek because of the high elevation. Vinicunca sits at 5 200m/ 17 100ft above sea level. The trail passes indigenous villages, Quechua speaking natives, dozens of alpacas and llamas and a diverse range of fauna like the soaring Andean Condor and Cara Cara falcons.
If time permits, hop over to the equally impressive Red Valley nearby.