Hiking Palcoyo, the alternative Rainbow Mountain hike, was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Peru. Although not as large, or quite as vibrant as the “real” rainbow mountain, the easier hike and lack of crowds make Palcoyo an appealing choice for travelers to Peru. Rainbow Mountain Anyone who follows a few travel bloggers on Instagram has surely seen the beautiful site of a huge mountain, washed in rainbows, and has wanted to travel to see this gorgeous piece of earth. I was no exception. So, my friends, boyfriend, and I scheduled our hike to Rainbow Mountain for the second to last day in Peru. To hike Rainbow Mountain you have to wake up very early, and drive about 3-4 hours away from Cusco. If you go with a tour group, you may get some breakfast, and then you have a several hours long hike to the top.…