Posted on 2019-12-20

Peru - Cusco and the Alternative Rainbow Mountains Photo day Tour

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Get away from the crowds of the more famous Vinicunca mountain. We visit a different location!

Unlike the original Rainbow Mountain (vinicunca) where you can only see 1 rainbow mountain and do a very strenuous hike, on our location you get to see and photograph 3 rainbow mountains and the walk is easy and accessible!

Visit the Inca bridge of Checacupe on the way.

Explore and photograph the Alternative Rainbow Mountains with very few other tourists. Have it for yourself and the surrounding Llamas and Alpacas.

Visit the Rock Forest with a stunning view into the valley below.

Focused on photography.

Tips and advice to maximise your photographic experience every step of the way.

Type of experience

  • Photo Tour


  • South America


  • Largely landscapes
  • Encounter wildlife
  • Explore nature
  • Approach people


  • Anytime


  • One day

Duration (other)

12 hours

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Some meals
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Internal transport
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees (parks, monuments ...)

What is included (other)

Entrance to the rainbow mountain. - Photography assistance during entire tour. - Professional photographer guide. - Transport in a private vehicle throughout entire day. - Pick-up and drop-off at hotel in Cusco. - Lunch

What is not included but recommended for the experience

Breakfast (we do a stop for it in Checacupe at 09h00)

- Snacks and water for the day

- Personal insurance

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

Rainbow Mountains
Breathtaking views

Camera equipment used by photographer

Fujifilm or Sony Cameras

Private or group?

  • Private
  • Group

Max group size


Min group size


Non photographer's welcome



  • Jürgen
  • Jul 3, 2022
  • I did a Morning Photo Shooting Tour in Cusco which I can thoroughly recommend. We started our tour around Plaza de Armas taking some photos of the Cathedral and Iglesia La Compania from a position allowing reflections of the churches in a fountain. We then continued and shot some photos with star effects into the sun under the arcades of the Plaza. At the upper part of San Blas we photographed the famous Gate as well as the street and buildings winding down to the town centre. Attending the Procession of Locals during the Meeting of the Mary Statue of Santa Ana with the One from Poroy was my personal highlight being the only Western Tourist there while Inti Raymi was going on. This opportunity allowed a non touristic photography of locals and scenes of the procession. Towards the end of our session we walked down to Mercado San Pedro taking pictures of several shopkeepers. Without the local photographer it would simply have been impossible to visit as many locations as we did within a relatively short time frame and getting access to people who were willing to be photographed. He not only gave me a lot of tips for composition but also encouraged me to shoot in full manual mode in the future making better use of the function buttons of my camera. A short photo critique and some advice on Lightroom post processing functionalities, I had not been aware of, completed our seession. He is a very creative, talented and experienced photographer so that I enjoyed our common tour a lot. He is empathic and an excellent mentor on what to improve in ones photography. It was a real pleasure being with him on the Cusco Morning Photo Shooting Tour and I can strongly recommend to engage him for photography in Cusco.


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