Apurímac is a Quechua word that means “The talking God”. The Apurímac river is the most important and farthest affluent of the Amazon river. This canyon, considered among the country’s deepest, is 2,000 m / 6,561 ft deep, and this rafting trip ranks among the 10 best in the world. Apurímac is an important granite canyon with shining vertical walls, incredible geological formations caused by water erosion and beautiful sandy beaches, were we will enjoy our lunch and camp. We will have the pleasure of observing condors, deer, river otters, foxes and a variety of birds.
Lake Titicaca is divided in two by the Peninsula of Copacabana: Lago Mayor (main lake) is the northern part and the Lago Menor (minor lake) or Lake Huyñaymarca is the southern part. Our expedition is focused in the Huñaymarca archipelago, a very little known region, rarely visited by tourists. In this place we will learn more about local customs by spending a night in a family house, sharing lunch in desert islands and camping in places where vicuñas will be our only company. We’ll also catch sight of vizcachas and a great variety of birds, some of them endemic and endangered species.
Trekking along mountain pathways and crossing some interesting Quechua speaking high Andean communities. This trek has impressive views to the snow peaks, beautiful cascades, lakes and a diverse variety of flora and fauna. We will pass through a forest that is home to Peru´s native Queñua tree. On the last day you can relax in the hot springs, ideal for reviving those tired legs!
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|Trek duration||5 hours||5 hours||4 hours||2 hours|
|Maximum altitude||3,900 masl / 12,795 ft||4,600 masl / 15,092 ft||4,200 masl / 13,780 ft||3,800 masl / 12,470 ft|
|Camping altitude||3,900 masl / 12,795 ft||3,800 masl / 12,470 ft||3,800 masl / 12,470 ft||-|
Peru’s most famous trek, visited by thousands of touristseach year and for some the sole purpose of their visit to this country. It is considered among one of the most spectacular treks in the world due to its beautiful surroundings that include different ecological environments, from highland desert to the cloud forests. Trekking this impressive Inca trail will lead us through various mysterious archaeological sites, partly covered by dense forests until we reach Machu Picchu citadel. This is the classic Inca Trail, which includes a visit to Inca archaeological centers, mountain range views, the observation of flora and fauna and the arrival to the cloud forest. What more could you ask for?
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|Trek duration||8 hours||7 hours||7 hours||2 hours|
|Maximum altitude||3,000 masl / 9,843 ft||4,200 masl / 13,780 ft||3,900 masl / 12,795 ft||2,700 masl / 8,858 ft|
|Camping altitude||3,000 masl / 9,843 ft||3,500 masl / 11,483 ft||2,650 masl / 8,694 ft||2,400 masl / 7,874 ft|
Difficulty level: Medium- High. We do recommend you to be in good shape, and to acclimatize yourself by staying in Cusco for at least 2 days prior to the trek.
This trek takes you along the impressive Salcantay snow peak and descends into the cloud forest until we reach Machu Picchu. It combines beautiful landscapes, exuberant vegetation, great variety of flora and fauna and hot springs
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|Trek duration||3 hours||3 hours||7 hours||3 hours||-|
|Maximum altitude||4,200 masl / 13,780 ft||4,650 masl / 15,256 ft||3,400 masl / 11,152 ft||1,500 masl / 4,920 ft||2,800 masl / 9,184 ft|
|Camping altitude||4,000 masl / 13,123 ft||3,400 masl / 11,152 ft||1,500 masl / 4,920 ft||-|