DURATION Half Day
MAX. ALTITUDE 12,139
Group Size 10
Type of Tours : History, Nature
These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.
A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.
Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.
“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.
These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.
The most famous archeological sites around Cusco city. Such as Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, and the fabulous Sacsayhuaman wait for you in this activity, accompanied by horses and natural landscapes.
Our activity will begin by picking you up from your hotel at approximately 8:00 am. Then we will go to Sacsayhuaman where the horse ranch is located. There we will find the horses and muleteers, and we will quickly learn how to ride a horse inside a safe area before going out into the open field. We start the horseback ride around Sacsayhuaman heading towards the town of Huayllarccocha, through the beautiful surrounding Andean landscapes in the company of our guide. After about 2 hours of horse riding, we will arrive in the Town of Huayllarccocha. There we will take our transport again to visit the rest of the archeological sites in this area: Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and Qenqo.
Finally, after 4 or 5 hours, we will transfer you to your hotel.
PLACES THAT ARE VISITED:
- Puca Pucara.
- Transportation by tourist bus to Tambomachay.
- Tourist ticket for archeological sites.
- English-speaking guide – can be organized at extra cost.
Things to Take
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
- Tourist ticket (not included in price).
- Sun hat.
- Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended).
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
- Camera and films.
Prices & Dates
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- Daily departure: We pick you up from your hotel 15 minutes before the tour.
- Mornings from 08:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m; Afternoon from 12:00 p.m to 04:00 p.m.
- Departure Time: 08:00 a.m or 12:00 p.m.