The Magical Rainbow Mountains of Peru

Deep within the Peruvian Andes, next to the Ausangate Mountain, is home to one of the most magnificent geologic features in the world, The Rainbow Mountains of Peru. While viewing the Rainbow Mountains, you are seeing millions of years of history and all the complexities that are associated with geologic weathering & erosion. The peak of the Rainbow Mountains stands at 16,520 feet.

Each color within the mountain represents a different mineral that is present within the soil & rock. National Geographic ranked the Rainbow Mountains as one of the 100 areas you must visit before you die. Our guides were from Flashpacker Connect.


The video starts in Ushuaia, Argentina and transitions to Port Williams, Chile, then rounded up Cape Horn and crossed the Drake Passage towards the Melchior Islands in Antarctica. The videographers spent 16 days in the Antarctic and got to experience the most amazing scenery and wildlife before they returned back to Ushuaia.