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EXPERIENCES BY DURATION

1 day

MORAY - MARAS - SACRED VALLEY HIKE

HALF DAY HIKE

Our hike begins from the ancient Andean terraces of Moray, an Inca center for agricultural experimentation; we continue along moderate slopes, mostly downhill, towards the village of Maras and the salt pans, ending at the Sacred Valley. This route has some of the best views of the Urubamba Cordillera.

Total time from Cusco 6-7 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 5-6 hours
Hiking time 4-5 hours
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 3,600 - 2,800 masl
Includes Box lunch, transport, guide and entrance fee to Maras.
Not Included Entrance fee to Moray

SACRED VALLEY - YANAHUARA - OLLANTAYTAMBO HIKE

HALF DAY HIKE

A mostly flat trek along the river Vilcanota and through Inca terraces and little known archaeological sites will take us to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo. Recommend for those with little hiking experience.

Total time from Cusco 5-6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4-5 hours
Hiking time 3 hours aprox
Difficulty level Moderate-Low
Altitude range 2,850 masl
Includes Snack, transport and guide.

LITTLE CUSCO - HUCHUY QOSQO HIKE

ONE DAY HIKE

A truly spectacular day hike around Cusco. Starting from Chinchero, the lake at Piuray (30 min from Cusco in private transport), a high altitude hike along an Inca trail with long uphill and downhill slopes, Inca walls at the sides of the trail passing through a mountain pass until we reach Huchuy Qosqo, one of the most important and least visited archaeological Inca sites with spectacular views to the Sacred Valley .

Total time from Cusco 9-10 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 8-9 hours
Hiking time 8-9 hours
Difficulty level High
Altitude range 3,700 - 4,200 - 2,900 masl
Includes Box lunch, transport, guide and entrance fee to the archaeological site (Huchuy Qosqo).

INCA WALLS OF YUCAY HIKE

HALF DAY HIKE

A gentle uphill hike along impressive Inca irrigation channels, followed by cultivated fields and terraces that date back to Inca times and used to this day by the village of Yucay.

Total time from Cusco 4 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 3 hours
Hiking time 2 hours aprox
Difficulty level Moderate - Low
Altitude range 2,900 masl
Includes Transport and guide.

YANACOCHA LAKE HIKE

HALF DAY HIKE

Uphill hike across cultivated lands and forests of queñoa and other native trees filled with the birds and flowers of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, up to beautiful Lake Yanacocha in the heights of the village of Huayoccari.

Total time from Cusco 5-6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4-5 hours
Hiking time 3-4 hours aprox
Difficulty level Moderate-High
Altitude range 2,900 - 3,200 masl
Includes Snack, transport and guide.

PIÑIPAMPA – HUAMBUTÍO SECTION

RAFTING / HALF DAY / CLASS II - LOW

Along flat tranquil waters, with very gentle rapids through a narrow passage in the valley where there are no roads or villages in sight. Suitable for kids aged three and up. This section can be done at any time of the year but class III rapids may be expected during the rainy season from December to April.

Total time from Cusco 5-6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4-5 hours
Time on the river 2 hours aprox
Difficulty level Class II - Low
Altitude range 2,800 masl
Includes Snack or picnic (optional), transport, equipment and guide.

OLLANTAYTAMBO - CACHICATA SECTION

RAFTING / HALF DAY / CLASS III - MODERATE

This descent begins in tranquil waters, and continues onto the Ollantaytambo rapids, surrounded by Andean terraces, Inca trails and natural rock walls rising above 800 m. Birdwatching and Inca ruins; this section can be done from May to December.

Total time from Cusco 5 hours aprox
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4 hours aprox
Time on the river 2 hours aprox
Difficulty level Class III - Moderate
Altitude range 2,800 masl
Includes Snack or picnic (optional), transport, equipment, guides and security kayak.

CHUQUICAHUANA SECTION

RAFTING / HALF DAY / CLASS IV - MODERATE TO HIGH

A stretch of continuous Class III to Class IV rapids through a narrow valley; birdwatching and passage through the Chuquicahuana canyon. A good run at any time of the year, with Class IV and V rapids from November to April.

Total time from Cusco 5-6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4-5 hours
Time on the river 2 hours aprox
Difficulty level Class IV - Moderate to High
Altitude range 3,100 masl
Includes Snack or picnic (optional), transport, equipment, guides and security kayak.

ALONG THE SACRED RIVER - YANAHUARA - OLLANTAYTAMBO

HORSEBACK RIDING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE - LOW

A ride along ancient Inca trails, among cultivated terraces and ruins not often visited by tourists; along the Urubamba river, until reaching he Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Birdwatching and a profusion of flowers.

Total time from Cusco 4 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 3 hours
Riding time 2 hours
Difficulty level Moderate - Low
Altitude range 2,900 masl
Includes Snack, transport and guide

LA SAL: MORAY - MARAS - SACRED VALLEY

HORSEBACK RIDING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE

This horseback route starts from the circular Andean terraces of Moray, an Inca agricultural experimentation center, along old llama trails used by the Incas to distribute salt all over their empire, passing through cultivated lands, the colonial village of Maras and the salt pans until finally reaching the Sacred Valley of the Incas. An impressive view of the snowy peaks of the Urubamba Cordillera.

Total time from Cusco 6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 5 hours
Riding time 3-4 hours
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 2,900 to 3,200 masl
Includes Snack, transport, guide and entrance fee to the archaeological site of Maras.
Not Included Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Moray.

HUAYOCCARI - URQUILLO

HORSEBACK RIDING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE - LOW

We start from Huayoccari, an important hacienda in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We ride across farmlands in fine, strong Paso horses. Once in the Quebrada de Urquillo, the gully is filled with the sound of parrots and the locals tending to their farms and watching their grazing livestock. We cross a couple of bridges before reaching the hacienda again.

Total time from Cusco 4 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 3 hours
Riding time 2 hours
Difficulty level Moderate - Low
Altitude range 2,900 to 3,200 masl
Includes Snack, transport and guide

LA SAL: MORAY - MARAS - SACRED VALLEY

MOUNTAIN BIKING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE

Mostly downhill, with moderate slopes: Starts from the circular Andean terraces of Moray, the Inca agricultural experiment, along unpaved roads leading to the traditional village of Maras. This spot provides one of the best views of the Cordillera Urubamba. We continue down to the salt pans along bridle paths until finally reaching the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Total time from Cusco 5 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4 hours
Time on bike 2-3 hours
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 3,400 to 2,800 masl
Includes Snack, transport, guides, equipment and entrance fee to the archaeological site of Maras. Opcional guided tour to Chinchero
Not Included Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Moray.

CHINCHERO AND LA SAL: MORAY - MARAS - SACRED VALLEY

MOUNTAIN BIKING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE

Starting point is Chinchero along a wide trail, mostly flat but with a few gentle slopes, overlooking beautifully tended multicolored fields, passing by Huaypo lake, the circular Andean terraces at Moray -the Inca agricultural experiment- down llama tracks to the traditional village of Maras, which provides one of the best views of the Cordillera Urubamba. We continue down to the salt pans mines along an unpaved road to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Total time from Cusco 8 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 6 hours
Time on bike 4-5 hours
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 3,800 to 2,800 masl
Includes Box lunch or picnic (opcional), transport, guides, equipment and entrance fee to the archaeological site of Maras.
Not Included Entrance fee to the archaeological sites of Moray.

ALONG THE SACRED RIVER - YANAHUARA - OLLANTAYTAMBO

MOUNTAIN BIKING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE - LOW

Mostly flat, through Inca terraces rarely visited by tourists, along the Urubamba river, unpaved roads, and Inca trails, and the final stretch through the ancient alleyways of Ollantaytambo.

Total time from Cusco 4 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 3 hours
Time on bike 2 hours
Difficulty level Moderate - Low
Altitude range 2,800 masl
Includes Snack, transport, guides and equipment.

PUMAMARCA - KM 82

MOUNTAIN BIKING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE - HIGH

Route begins downhill from the ruins at Pumamarca, along a technical and highly enjoyable single track, that used to be part of an Inca trail that leads to the ancient streets of Ollantaytambo. We continue along the Vilcanota river, with a few slopes and a spectacular view of the Verónica’s snowy peak and more cultivated fields; the trek ends at the point where the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins.

Total time from Cusco 8 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 6 hours
Time on bike 4-5 hours
Difficulty level Moderate - High
Altitude range 3,800 to 2,650 masl
Includes Box lunch, transport, guides and equipment.

THE MOUNTAIN PASS AT LARES - CALCA

MOUNTAIN BIKING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE - HIGH

Our bus will leave us at a mountain pass located at 4,200 m, from here we begin our descent down a spectacular and technical Inca trail along a narrow canyon, continuing down to a wooded valley and cultivated fields, until we arrive at the village of Calca in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Total time from Cusco 6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4 hours
Time on bike 3 hours
Difficulty level Moderate - High
Altitude range 4,200 to 2,800 masl
Includes Box lunch, transporte, guía y equipo

MACHU PICCHU

TRADITIONAL / FULL DAY

The Sanctuary at Machu Picchu is nestled in an ecosystem known as a Cloud Forest, characterized by exuberant vegetation, high mountains with sheer drops and a great deal of rain; it is located in the transition zone between the cordillera and the jungle, with altitudes ranging from 6250 to 1800 m.

This ecosystem is rich in biodiversity: Spectacled Bears (declared as the Sanctuary’s symbol), Rupicola Peruviana, or Cock-of-the-rock, Peru’s emblematic bird, Quetzal, mountain toucans, velvet-fronted grackles, tarukas (Andean deer) and a profusion of hummingbirds. It is also the habitat of rare orchids, giant ferns, mountain palms and bromeliads.

According to the latest theories, Machu Picchu was a place of retreat for the Incas due to its climate, seclusion, natural resources and the quality of its water. The Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu was strategically placed in a transition zone, between the mountains and the jungle. In 1993 it was declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

We will take care of everything: two way train admission fees in the rail service of your choosing (Hiram Bingham, Vistadome, Backpacker), guided 2-hour tour, bus up and down from the ruins. We can suggest good places for lunch or we can include lunch if you prefer.

Service time span All day
Total time of visit Depends on the train taken
Time span of guided tour 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Difficulty level Low
Altitude range 2,600 - 2,900 masl
Includes Admission fees, guide, transportation, buses and trains

PÍSAQ: MARKET & RUINS

TRADITIONAL / HALF DAY

Guided tour of ruins at Písaq with the possibility of going down to the market on foot, or in our bus. Lunch can be at Písaq or Urubamba, or if you prefer, we can suggest some places; it can also be included.

Total time from Cusco 7 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 6 hours
Difficulty level Low
Altitude range 2,850 - 3,100 masl
Includes Admission fee, guide, transportation.

OLLANTAYTAMBO

TRADITIONAL / HALF DAY

Guided tour to the ruins of Ollantaytambo and the village. Lunch can be at Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, or, if you prefer, we can suggest good places or include it.

Total time from Cusco 6 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 5 hours
Difficulty level Low
Altitude range 2,850 masl
Includes Admission fees, guide, transportation.

PÍSAQ + OLLANTAYTAMBO COMBINED

TRADITIONAL / FULL DAY

A guided tour of the ruins at Písaq with the possibility of going down to the market by foot. LLunch can be at Písaq or Urubamba, we can suggest where, or if you prefer, it can be included. Lunch is followed by a visit to Ollantaytambo and the village in the afternoon.

Total time from Cusco 8.5 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 7.5 hours
Difficulty level Low
Altitude range 2,850 - 3,100 masl
Includes Admission fees, guide, transportation.

MORAY - MARAS SALT PANS

TRADITIONAL / HALF DAY

Guided tour from the circular Andean terraces of Moray, an Inca agricultural experimentation center, followed by a visit to the traditional village of Maras and the Inca salt pans, from where the Incas distributed salt to the different parts of the empire. Lunch is at Urubamba, we can suggest where or have it included if you prefer.

Total time from Cusco 5 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 4 hours
Difficulty Level Low
Altitude range 2,850 - 3,200 masl
Includes Admission fees, guide, transportation

KAYAK + PICNIC + MOUNTAIN BIKING + HIKING

FULL DAY

First, a brief lesson in kayaking, rowing in the lake with a great view of the snowy peaks of the Urubamba Cordillera, getting close to the native birds who dwell here. Then we get on our mountain bikes and ride over gentle slopes, most of them downhill, passing through Moray, an Inca agricultural experimentation center, until we reach the salt pans at Maras. Here we leave our bikes in our bus and continue on foot down a bridle path that takes us to the Sacred Valley, where we will be picked up by our bus and taken back to the hotel.

Total time from Cusco 8.5 hours aprox
Total time from the Sacred Valley 7.5 hours aprox
Time on seakayak 2 hours
Time on bike 2 hours
Time hiking 40 minutes
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 3,500 to 2,900 masl
Includes Picnic, transport, equipment, guide and entrance fee to the archaeological site of Maras.
Not Included Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Moray.

RAFTING + MOUNTAIN BIKING

FULL DAY

Tour begins on raft, initially over tranquil waters, followed by Class III rapids surrounded by Andean terraces, Inca trails and natural rock walls rising above 800 m. After a picnic lunch when finishing the river experience, we continue on our bikes on a mostly flat trail across terraces along the Sacred Valley.

Total time from Cusco 7-8 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 6-7 hours
Time on the river 2 hours aprox
Time biking 2 hours aprox
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 2,800 - 2,750 masl
Includes Picnic, transport, equipment and guide.

RIVER RAFTING + RUINS

MULTIACTIVITY / FULL DAY

We begin afloat tranquil waters, continuing to the Ollantaytambo rapids (Class III whitewaters), surrounded by Andean terraces, Inca trails and natural rock walls rising above 800 m. After a picnic lunch at the end of the river experience, we continue in our bus to one of the most important archaeological centers of the area for a guided tour of the ruins.

Total time from Cusco 7 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 6 hours
Time on the river 2 hours
Time in the ruins 2 hours
Difficulty level Moderate
Altitude range 2,900 masl
Includes Picnic, transport, equipment guide and entrance fee to the ruins.

PATACANCHA

MOUNTAIN BIKING. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: HIGH

It is a very complete enduro trail with fast, technical sections, downhills, uphills, incredible scenery, waterfalls, highland communities, archaeological sites.

Total time from Cusco 8-9 hours
Total time from the Sacred Valley 7-8 hours
Time on bike 4-5 hours
Difficulty level High
Altitude range 4,300 to 2,800 masl
Includes Box lunch, transport, guides and equipment.