|Duration||4 Days /3 Nights|
|Trekking Level||Easy to Moderate. Good shape is needed.|
|Rafting level||Easy to Moderate. Prior experience not required.|
|Location||Apurimac River Sourrounds.|
|Season||From May to November|
|Departures||Every Day upon Request, Group service departure: Last Sunday every month.|
|Activities||Trekking, Rafting, Biking.|
This mega Multi-Sport adventure is from Cusco to Apurimac, where you will enjoy a Mountain Biking escapade in one of the most pristine areas in the Andes while having extraordinary views of the Andean landscape in this very little visited part of Peru. Downhill options for experienced bikers are available too. Visit unique archeological remains and the place where the Inca empire founders come from. Meet Inca and Maya, two young Condors, part of a project to save the specie and enjoy the big collection of native trees and Andean birds. Finally you will embrace nature and excitement in the Apurimac’s Black canyon in a fantastic whitewater expedition, non prior experience is required. Adventure, nature and lots of fun are guaranteed in this lifetime journey in deep Peru’s outdoors.
DAY 01: CUSCO / BIKE TO MAUKALLAKTA / LORETUYOC:
The guide will meet you at the hotel to leave Cusco (7:00am) in our private vehicle, we will drive for 1:30hrs towards Pakaritampu, from a detour (3,250 meters) We will start our Mountain Bike Adventure for the next 2 hours (6 kilometers). We will receive our biking equipment and a short safety briefing by our guide to then start biking through a dirt road towards Maukallakta Inca site. 90 % of the route is downhill and 10% is uphill ride. We arrived into the gage of Inca and Maya, two Condors, whom will fly in front of us. They are part of a project founded by …. From this point we will see the mythical Inca site call Maukallacta, one of the first city founded by the Incas. Then we follow for the last half kilometer to Urcos... .(2,900 meters) where we will enjoy our snack and hear stories about the Ayar brothers and wife´s, founders of the Inca civilization. After a short visit to this amazing and sacred Inca site, we will drive to our lunch place. After a healthy in road lunch we have the choice to bike another stretch of 7 kilometers in downhill until Molle Molle village (2200 meters) and then board the van for the next 2 hour driving uphill to Huanoquite town and the Wilkacunca pass (4,100 meters, pass (13,874 fts). From this point we get into the Apurimac River canyon with an impressive view of the surrounding mountains and the majestic gorge of the river, headwater of the Amazon river. In that point we start drive down and will note a warm atmosphere and growing forest until it turns into an spectacular relict of century native forest. After 25 more minutes we arrive to Loretuyoc bridge (3,300 meters (11,316fts)), where we will find our campsite beside a magical waterfall. Time to enjoy a cheese and wine and afterward our dinner, plus hot drinks. Lunch and Dinner included.
DAY 02: HIKE TO HUANCA HUANCA AND HUAJACHACA BRIDGE AT THE APURIMAC RIVER
After a balance breakfast we will do a short hike to visit Loretuyoc forest where we will find over two hundred year trees of endanger trees. We will find part of the royal highway coming from Cusco and going towards the Apurimac river and then to the Pacific Ocean coast. We keep walking for the next two hours down trough Kusichaca remains to Huanca Huanca village (2800 meters) where We will meet the local people and have the chance to bring some help to the local school. From here we board the vans and will drive for a half hour to the end of the road from where We have a mandatory hike down for about one more hour down to the bases of the Inca bridge of Huajachaca, used by the antique Peruvians to exchange goods between the Pacific Ocean coast and Cusco as the capital of the empire. (2100 meters). Lunch will be served en-route. . At this point we will meet the other part of the crew, our River rafting guides and all the equipment and gear to continue with our expedition by the river. After lunch our River rafting guides will provide us with our river equipment and will give us a safety briefing before getting to the class 2-3 rapids of this fantastic river. We will paddle for about 2 to 3 hours will meet a tributary call Santo Tomas River and continue by an amazing limestone canyon, until we get to our campsite. Dinner will be served at the campsite around the campfire. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 03: RAFTING THE BLACK CANYON OF THE APURIMAC RIVER:
Today, our adventure starts early with a cup of fresh coffee cup. After we pack camping and rig boats, we start our day at the river running quite a few class III rapids and then enjoy the most beautiful part of the canyon and its calm waters. We may see river otters, dears, foxes, torrent ducks and tropical Andean birds. Continuing our adventure, we will pass under several suspended bridges and waterfalls along the river At noon, we will set camp and enjoy a happy hour and the spectacular dinner cooked by our river guides.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
DAY 04: “THE OTHER RIGHT” & “3 CONDORES” RAPIDS /HUALPACHACA BRIDGE / CUSCO:
After breakfast we will run the most intense sets of class III to IV pool drops rapids, like "The other right" and "3 Condors" among others. We will have lunch at the end of our adventure, followed by a four-hour drive to Cusco in our private vehicle. After check in our hotel we take a shower and ready for our farewell dinner to greed our river crew in one of the most emblematic Cusco restaurant.
Breakfast and Lunch included