This is a rafting trip with beautiful Sacred Valley and mountain range views. It is an introductory trip for first timers, kids and people without any rafting experience. Flotation option available for kids and older people. The activity lasts approximately 1 hour and half. Our guides will be waiting the group arrival at 9:30 am with all the equipment ready to start. Here clients will receive rafting equipment and a safety briefing (toilet facilities and changing rooms are available). After a brief practice on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters while admiring the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains. Afterwards we will continue towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces. At that time we will experience class 2-3 rapids, to finish with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class 3 rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. We will then reach our river take out located in the community of Cachiccata (Toilets and changing rooms available) just 10 minutes by car from Ollantaytambo.
This is a beautiful and easy trip by the Sacred Valley of the Incas with mountain range views, safe and fun whitewater rafting. Experience is not necessary and there is a flotation option available. The activity lasts approximately 1 hour and half. At 8:30 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through the mountains towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas until we reach our private river put-in located in Pachar. Here you will receive your rafting equipment and a safety briefing (Toilet facilities are available). After a brief period practicing on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular view of the mountains and archaeological remains. We will continue towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces, at the time we will experience class 2-3 rapids, to finish with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class 3 rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. We will then have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside owned by the local community. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. Finally, you will return to your hotel.
Surrounded by Andean terraces and totora reeds this lake gives the opportunity to explore and spot different kind of local and endemic birds. Also have some contact with local fishermen. Their activity lasts approximately 1 hour and half. The tour starts in Cusco with an early pick up from your hotel, after about an hour drive we arrive to Chincheros, where Piuray Lake is located. This beautiful lake offers spectacular sceneries, perfect flat water and plenty of birds.
We start with a safety briefing and paddle technique on land. Once in the water the idea is first to get acquainted with the board, paddling techniques and making turns, after 1 ½ hours of paddling along the lake’s shore we will pop out of the water and return back to our hotel, we relax and enjoy the spectacular views. This is for sure an experience that will amaze you.
Surrounded by Andean terraces and totora reeds this lake gives the opportunity to explore and spot different kind of local and endemic birds. Also have some contact with local fishermen. You will be transferred from your hotel to Piuray Lake at 11 269 ft, located amidst a surreal landscape. In the way we will pass through small Andean communities surrounded by fields farmed by local people. It is a great chance to observe Andean villagers in their daily work. When we arrive to our lake put in, passengers will receive a safety briefing by their guide just after receiving their kayaking equipment. We then pop into the water and start our adventure in this astonishing attraction. We will observe of plenty bird life and even some local fishermen with their nets and fishing lines scattering the lake for fresh rainbow trout. After 1 ½ hours paddling along the lake’s shore we will pop out of the water and return back to our hotel or next destination.
A via ferrata is a path used to climb a mountain with a safety system permanently installed. It gives the chance to people without any experience in climbing, the opportunity to move through spectacular mountain scenery using a minimum of equipment. The climber is permanently tied to a steel cable that runs through the entire route. Usually does not require any climbing rope. Metal ladders, bridges and similar facilities are used. This helps maintain the physical difficulty of climbing and mix beginners skills while providing access to a very high, and extreme vertical sections of a mountain, that could only be accessible to experienced rock climbers. Arrival, equipment and safety talk will take 30 minutes. The ascent and descent of the route will last between 3-4 hours in accordance with the pace of the group.
The Sacred Valley zip-line gives people of all ages the opportunity to fly over this magical and magnificent valley, in a safe and fun way. A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. The zip line has 7 lines or cables, from 150mt to 700mt, for a total of 2800mt. Starting with 30-40 minutes hike to get to the first line, easy and via ferrata equipped for more safety will take you to the first line. You will have a small via ferrata climbing (4 meters) so you can have a perfect idea on what is to climb a ferrata route. Each line is different from the other, you will start with an easy and short one and the circuit will allowed you to upgrade your zipline expertise.
This fantastic tour of quad bike ATV Tour to the tourist destinations of Maras, Moray, Tiobamba Salt mines and Chinchero, starts with the gathering of our customers from the city of Cusco or the Sacred Valley. This exciting journey is designed for lovers of adventure. You will enjoy this fantastic tour with our specialist tour Guides who are trained to give you an unforgettable day, knowing the tradition and culture of those tourist places and you can stop any place to take photos or just to see the original life of the local people of Maras, where the locals live devoted to agriculture, all this tour with total flexible time. You will be picked up from your hotel and start a 1-hour trip to Maras, where the guide will brief on the activity. You will then start visiting Maras, Moray, Tiobamba and the Salt-mines.
You will enjoy the natural colors visiting the Rainbow Mountain. You will see snowcapped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly colorful mountain range. The Rainbow Mountain trek offers a selection of wildlife including soaring condors, vicunas, bobcats and pumas. The colorful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunca area is probably the coolest thing you’ll see in Peru. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will start the journey to the community of Hanchipata, Quesuno (1 hour and 20 minutes by bus), the ideal starting point to walk the route. You will start the hike and you can choose to rent a horse at the beginning or along the way. The hike will last approximately 3 hours.
Full support guiding trip. Cross country and off road through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, agriculture fields, Andean terraces and villages. There is the opportunity to watch the local Andean people on their daily work. Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through the mountains and valleys, combining the Andean landscapes, local culture and traditional villages. We will bike by a dirt road crossing an impressive landscape to Taray and Calca and other small villages. At the end of the activity you will return to your Hotel. The activity lasts approximately 4 hours with 1 hour and half of biking.
Full support guiding trip. Off road circuits through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Agriculture fields, Andean terraces and villages. There is opportunity to watch the local Andean people on their daily work. After picking you up from your hotel we will transfer you to Cruzpata on Maras’s plateau, where we will start our mountain bike adventure enjoying lovely views of impressive Andean peaks, many cactus plants and Andean villagers on their daily activities, optional visit of the Inca experimental agricultural terraces of Moray. A picnic lunch will be provided here. Then we will proceed on a dirt road to Maras, where we will stop and visit the Salt mines. At the end of the activity you will return to your Hotel. The activity lasts approximately 7 hours with 3 hours and half of biking.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive you through the Andes, we will depart from Piuray Lake near the Chinchero community to start hiking in the morning from the Cuper Alto community and capture the sunlight on Mount Verónica and the Vilcabamba range. The walk first is uphill, then downhill over the altiplano overlooking the snowcapped mountains, slowly descending to the Inca site of Huchuyqosqo. This place was a palace in Inca times and is well preserved with high Inca structures made of stone and adobe (mud-bricks). The beauty of these ruins is that they are built on the mountain top, with clear blue skies above and many streams running on either side. After relaxing in the shade of the Queñua trees (Andean Oak) while feasting on the prepared lunch, it will be time to continue on the hike. We will continue our trek across the open terrain and begin the zigzag trail down the face of the mountain, until we meet our vehicle at Lamay, which will take us back to Cusco in the early evening. The hike will last approximately 7-8 hours.
In the morning, passengers will be met by their guide at the hotel’s lobby to then direct them to their private vehicle that will transfer them to the starting point of the hiking. From your hotel we will head to Maras (11,152ft), a small Andean community. Here we will have a short visit around the town before departing on a 2 to 3 hours hike to Moray circled terraces. This site is not the ruins of a city or a fortress, it is an earthwork. The ancient people of the region took four enormous natural depressions in the landscape and sculpted them into several levels of agricultural terraces that served, hundreds of years ago, as an experimental agricultural station for the development of different strains of crops. This was possible due to the discovery of a fascinating phenomenon: the climates of many different ecological zones were present at a single site. In the thirty or so meters of altitude between the bottom and top levels of Moray's main depression, one scientist, John Earls, has recorded a full 15 degrees Celsius difference in temperature. That is equal to the difference between the main annual temperatures of London and Bombay. Conceivably it was Moray itself that played the key role in the original transformation of maize into a high-altitude crop. A box lunch will be served here, with breathtaking views of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. After a short rest, we will continue our hike for 2 or 21/2 hours until we reach the Maras Salt works (10,824ft). The Maras "salt works" to which some people call "salt mines" are about 3000 small pools with an average area of 5 m² (53.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the "Qaqawiñay" mountain. People fill up or "irrigate" the pools during the dry season every 3 days, with salty water emanating from a natural spring located on the top of the complex, so that when water evaporates the salt contained in it will slowly solidify. That process will be carried out approximately during one month until a considerable volume of solid salt is obtained. After a visit to this fantastic place, passengers will board their vehicle that will transfer them back to their hotel.
Early in the morning your guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer in our private transportation to Chinchero town (3,850 m.a.s.l). The visit starts at the Colonial temple, which is seated on Incas bases; we will visit the archeological place and the Inca Andean terraces. After this visit we will start our trek to Urquillos, we will walk along the old Inca trail that connects with Chinchero. We will see the different Inca buildings, old colonial houses and small villages that will accompany us on the way. After going down the trek, we will arrive at Urquillos´s town, then we will go to crossway landscape route towards Huayllabamba´s town and from there we will take our private transportation and then back to our hotel. We will have a box lunch on the route. The tour will last approximately 7-8 hours, with 2 hours an half of hiking.
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive up to the Inca Bridge, where we will meet our horses. We will cross the Urubamba River where we will see a spectacular scenery with snow-covered mountains, agriculture terraces and the Inca trail, we will continue until arriving to the Cacchicata, here our van will be waiting for us. We will then return to your hotel to enjoy a deserved rest. The activity will last approximately 4 hours, with 2 hours riding
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you Maras, here we will meet the horses and passengers will receive the safety explanation. We will follow ancient trails and start the uphill ride; on the way, we will appreciate Andean communities with its traditional houses built with adobes (mud bricks) and crops fields. After riding 1 hour we will arrive to the highest point of the tour (K´asa) from this place we will enjoy the beautiful views of Urubamba chain that surrounds the Sacred Valley with snowcapped mountains of Pitusiray, Chicon and Veronica. Continuing with our riding we will have the first views of the Moray terraces, arriving there after 2 hours riding, we will dismount our horses to visit this place. Moray was used as an Inca laboratory to acclimatize their crops. Ancient people of the region took four enormous natural depressions in the landscape and sculpted them into several levels of agricultural terraces that served, hundreds of years ago, as an experimental agricultural station for the development of different strain of crops. After visiting this place, we will return to Cusco.