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Tours in and around Cuzco

Trekking tours around Cuzco

Traditional Cuzco city tour - Private or group
A guided visit by private vehicle of Cuzco which includes the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun). The tour also includesthe four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking Cuzco, Kenko, a rock sanctuary, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring.

Walking Cuzco city tour - Private or group
A non-motorised alternative to the traditional Cuzco city tour.

Machu Picchu traditional tour - 1day- Private or group
A full day visit to the Eighth Wonder of the world. The tour starts with a transfer to the railway station for your train journey (choice of 3 trains) to the thermal spa town of Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, a bus ride up to the spectacular Machu Picchu ruins (25 minutes).

A guided visit of Machupicchu. Built by the Inca Pachacutec and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision that harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machupicchu but three of the most popular theories include a Temple to the Sun, a Fortress against the jungle inhabitants and a Sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses and a large central square which are all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by agricultural terraces that are cut into the mountain. After the 2-3 hour tour, there is free time to enjoy this magical and spiritual wonder before returning to Cuzco by train.

Machu Picchu traditional tour - 2 day/ 1 night- Private or group
A lengthened alternative to the traditional Machu Picchu tour but with an overnight hotel stay in Aguas Calientes or just outside Machu Picchu itself. This trip allows for a second day revisit top Machu Picchu with or without a guide.

TraditionalSacredValley tour - Private or group
Normally scheduled for Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays this is a full-day guided excursion to the Urubamba, or the SacredValley of the Incas. Located between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, the Urubamba is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and still remains the larder of Cuzco. A visit the village of Pisac, founded before colonial times, and which is set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Indians barter their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays it is also the meeting place for Mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. After lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the ancient Inca before returning to Cuzco and visiting en-route the traditional market town of Chinchero.

Maras & Moray tour - Private
A visit to the Moray Inca terraces located close to the Urubamba valley. These four fabulous terraces resembling an amphitheatre are incredible examples of early agricultural experimentation. As each level of terrace exhibits a marked temperature variation, several different microclimates are formed allowing for the growth of a wide variety of crops. Many types of cereals and products were grown here including corn and potato. The tour continues to the bizarre landscape of Maras, site of over 3000 separate salt pans. Of pre-Inca origin, these salt pans form from an underground source. Return to Cuzco.

Horse riding tour to the ruins above Cuzco - Private or group
Saddle up for a half day mounted guided excursion of the four ruins around Cuzco; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking Cuzco, Kenko, a rock sanctuary, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring.

Paso Horse riding tour through the Urubamba Valley - Private
After breakfast, transport to the stables in the Urubamba. The tour starts with a coffee or tea and a briefing about the tour, the horses, safety, and riding instructions. This 2 - 3 hour ride will give you the unique experience of riding the smoothest riding horse in the world in one of the most fascinating regions of the Andes, the SacredValley of the Incas. There are many places to visit: the salt pans of Salinas, the old village of Pichingoto, the lively market town of Urubamba, or simply explore the wonderful surroundings, the Chakras (farmland) and Quechua communities of the valley, and became familiar with your beautiful Peruvian Paso horses.

The Peruvian Paso horse is a genuine symbol of more than 500 years of Peruvian tradition. In respect to tradition you will ride in an appropriate style; using the original Peruvian Paso riding gear; the beautiful handmade saddles and tack and dresses with the poncho and sombrero. Return to Cuzco.

A vehicle will act as a constant back up for the tour.

Mountain biking through the Urubamba - Private
A mountain biking tour with quality 24 -speed mountain bikes through Moray and Maras which also includes guided visits of both sites. An exhilarating 5 hour journey through incredible landscapes and some great routes. A back-up vehicle is provided throughout the trip. Return to Cuzco.

Rafting the UrubambaRiver - Private or group
Transfer to the SacredValley of the Incas to your private put in, located in Pachar, where you will receive your safety briefing and equipment check. (Toilet facilities are available). After a brief period practicing on the flatter parts of the river, you will begin your rafting experience, passing down to Ollantaytambo and its Inca terraces and through rapids of class II and III finishing with "El Resbaladero" (the slippery one) which is a strong CLASS III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. In the take out, you will dry off and change clothes, and enjoy a picnic lunch at the side of the river. (Toilet facilities are available). Return to your hotel.

Tipon tour - Private
A half day visit to this wonderfull Inca archaeological site.

Raqchi tour - Private or group
Full day guided visit to Raqchi including the Wiracocha temple, the tallest Inca building in South America. This visit may also be made en-route to Puno.

Rockclimbing - Private
Transfer to the rock wall of Chacan, located behind Sacsayhuaman for a half day rock climbing day.Briefing by the guide showing all the equipment and safety techniques before a practice at rappelling down the wall. An ascent of the 25m wall before a final rappel down the 40 metre wall face. Return to Cuzco.

Fishing - Private
Full day fishing trip to Lake Sivinacochas located southeast of Cusco and rarely seen by tourists.

The trip involves an early departure along the VilcanotaRiver until Sicuani (3600m). Breakfast before continuing along the non-paved road for a further 2 hours until at 4800m you will reach LakeSivinacochas. The Lake still has an excellent stock of trout and rare native fish (please only fish the trout!). Opportunity for good fishing. After lunch, return to Cusco.

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