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This article discusses a place few have ever seen but shouldn't be missed.

When deciding where to go in Peru there are several locations that immediately come to mind; Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca will never disappoint. However, let me tell you about a lesser-known place that is wholly unique and provides a one-of-a-kind view that you have to experience to believe. Rainbow Mountain. Don’t believe me? National Geographic named it as one of the “Top 100 Places to Visit Before You Die”.

This precious gem was only recently discovered when the snow finally melted and uncovered the treasure that's still considered holy by many to this day.

What To Expect And How Do You Get There

At an altitude of 5,200m above sea level, the mountain originally named Vinicunca is famed for its natural beauty, with its beautiful, multi-hued colors. The rainbow-like appearance is created by the sediment of 14 minerals throughout the area giving the mountain ribbons of turquoise, lavender, gold, and other colors.

As stunning as the destination is, the journey along the way is equally as captivating. Llamas, horses, and alpacas roam all over the range, and local people live nearly as have for years. Upon arriving from Cusco your guide will describe the terrain and what to expect along the several-mile trek. No worries, if hiking to the top is not your thing, there are horses that can be rented to make it more accessible.

I have been fortunate enough to visit Vinicunca and can honestly say it was an experience I will never forget. Reach out to me today to learn more and we can start working on building your own trip to Peru so you too can enjoy this amazing location.

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