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The Inca Empire-Multy Sport Adventure 10 Days

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Fixed Departures April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th, July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th
Duration 3 days/2 nights
Location Lima & Cusco
Meeting point: Lima Airport

Discover Peru´s highlights on this adventure of a lifetime. After devouring seafood in the coastal districts of Lima we head to the Andean Highlands to explore the heart of the fascinating Inca Empire. This magnificent experience connects immersive cultural interaction and classic Peruvian landmarks with physical activities tailored specifically for Adventure Lovers.

Highlights:

  • Stroll along through the cobbled streets in Cuzco to experience the beauty of the capital of the Inca Empire
  • Experience pumping rapids Class III+ on the Urubamba river
  • Spend the night with a local family and learn the customs and traditions of the Andes
  • Head off the beaten track and follow a path to an amazing archaeological site
  • Learn the history of the great Inca civilization
  • Enjoy a day trip to the magical lost Inca city of Machu Picchu
  • Experience an adventurous mountain biking excursion through the Sacred Valley
  • Join a fantastic SUP adventure on the beautiful Lake Piuray
  • All admission fees included

GROUP SERVICE: NET PRICE PER PERSON: MINIMUM: 2 PAX

$1430.00 American dollars per person

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Lima

Arrive to Lima at any time. Transfer to the hotel where a representative will be waiting.

Note:Optional one day activities available, City tour, surf lessons and biking in the city. Please ask your sales executive about these.

Day 2: Cuzco - Walking Tour (1B)

Early flight to Cuzco, transfer to the hotel.

Free time to wander around the city center while adjusting to the altitude; the 4 hour walking tour starts in the afternoon. Stroll along through the cobbled streets to experience the beauty of the capital of the Inca Empire up close; meet the locals, marvel at the magnificent Inca and Spanish architecture visiting the impressive sights of “La Catedral” and the Golden Temple “Qorikancha”, learn the insights with the help of your guide on the way to the Artisans’ Quarters of San Blas to visit its church and its particularly impressive carved woodwork.

Day 3: Cuzco - White River Rafting (1B, 1L)

Enjoy an exciting rafting trip along the beautiful Urubamba River, running rapids in Class III and IV. Our private transportation will take you the camping grounds; after a comprehensive safety talk, head out on the water to practice a few commands before the rapids begin. Once rafting, you will be running over the exciting rapids along 11kms on the Chuquicahuana section of the beautiful upper Urubamba river for over two hours. After the rafting is complete, you will enjoy a delicious hot lunch on the riverside before you change and head back to Cuzco.

Day 4: Cuzco - Huchuy Qosqo Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head off the beaten track and follow this lesser known path through small hamlets to an area that is scarcely seen by tourists. The Inca Site of Huchuy Qosqo “Little Cuzco” is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers spectacular vistas overlooking the Sacred Valley and snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba range.

Start your day driving from your hotel into the heart of the Andes to the small village of Patabamba (3800m), from this point we start hiking through Andean landscapes climbing steadily reaching the Pukamarca Pass at 4100m. The hike continues along a path that leads to the Siwas town, where we encounter archaeological remains, wild crops, and a large number of cacti while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding area.

Continuing the path we descend towards the beautiful remote Andean pueblo of Pukamarca at 4010m where we stop for a short break. Back on the trail we go downhill into a mystical ancient path which leads into a very narrow corridor, in between some immense rock walls, where the route seems like it is coming to an end we discover ancient Incan remains, various Inca bridges and sets of stairs (some of the best Inca Stairs anywhere around). This narrow canyon is absolutely magical and boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders on the river Huchuy Qosqo at 3600m.

Upon arrival to the ruins in the evening we meet a local family of the area who will serve us dinner and give us a room where we spend the night, next the Huchuy Qosqo ruins on the side of the mountain. (Hiking Time: 6 hours)

Day 5: Ollantaytambo - Huchuy Qosqo Trek (1B, 1L)

After breakfast we explore the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, this Inca archaeological complex is perched precariously on the side of a mountain with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we will behold amazing panoramic views. While in the complex a guided tour will take us around the ruins before we follow a steep descent to Lamay village at 2800m from where we head by car to the picturesque village of Ollataytambo in the Sacred Valley. Free afternoon to explore the Inca ruins of Temple Hill; including monolithic walls and fountains facing the terraced hills.

Day 6: Ollantaytambo - Day Trip to Machu Picchu (1B)

Visit the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular sites in the world, on this day trip from Ollantaytambo. Take a guided tour of the site and spend your time soaking in the mystical air of this fascinating sanctuary.

There are few things more spectacular than seeing the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu rise from the mountains and into the mist of the Amazon jungle.

Begin the day directly at your accommodation in Ollantaytambo before sunrise, and arrive safely at the spectacular site of Machu Picchu via a combination of transfers, including a train ride and a shuttle bus. Journey along the beautiful Urubamba River as the Amazon jungle begins to unfold before your eyes. Once at “The Lost City of the Incas”, embark on a 2 hour guided tour through this special place under the morning sun. Visit the Main Plaza, walk around the Circular Tower, hear the story behind the Sacred Sun Dial, and marvel at the ancient Temple of the Three Windows. After the guided tour, there will be time to explore the site on your own before returning to the town of Ollantaytambo at night.

Day 7: Cuzco - Mountain Biking to Moray & Maras (1B, 1L)

This adventurous mountain biking half day trip through the Sacred Valley combines stunning landscapes with fascinating archeological sites, and finishes at the truly breathtaking salt mines near the bank of the Urubamba river.

The excursion begins with a short stop at the archaeological park of Moray to learn about Incan agricultural technology and the region's many distinct microclimates that change growing conditions and allow the propagation of a huge variety of plants each with slightly different growth requirements. After a enjoying a box lunch we hit the road linking Moray and Maras, a "single track" which is excellent to practice "Cross country", biking up and down with beautiful views of mountainous countryside on route to the spectacular salt mines of Maras village and further down to the banks of the Urubamba river where our transport will be waiting.

Day 8: Cuzco - Stand Up Paddle (1B)

Dare to paddle on the beautiful Lake Piuray on this half day adventure.

The tour starts early in the morning heading to The Sacred Valley, after about an hour drive we arrive to Chincheros, where Piuray Lake is located. This beautiful lake offers spectacular sceneries, perfect flat water and plenty of birds.

Our base is the home of a local family that lives on the shores of the lake, they will greet us with a smile and share with us a little of their lifestyle and culture.

We start with a safety briefing and paddle technique on land. Once in the water the idea is first to get acquainted with the board, paddling techniques and making turns.

The lake offers perfect conditions, no wind or waves so the board is pretty stable. Depending on your skills, we circle all the lake, paddling a distance of approximately 5 km in 2 hours; the difficulty level is basic as most of the time we paddle close to the shores.

Back on the ground we put on warm clothes and relax, enjoy a box lunch and a hot infusion before we head back to Cuzco.

Day 9: Lima (1B)

Flight to Lima and free afternoon

Note: Optional one day activities available, City tour, surf lessons and biking in the city. Please ask your sales executive about these.

Day 10: Lima (1B)

Departure day

What's Included?

  • Transfers in Lima (airport - hotel - airport)
  • Briefing at the hotel upon arrival to Lima & Cuzco
  • Accommodation in 3* Hotels (8 nights), Homestay (1 night)
  • Admission fees to all sites visited on the itinerary
  • Transfers in Cuzco (airport - hotel - airport)
  • Walking tour with Personal Guide
  • White River Rafting (round trip transport, professional guide, rafting equipment, safety kayak)
  • 2 Day Trek to Huchuy Qosqo Archaeological site in Private Service (round trip transport, professional guide, horseman and horses, first aid kit, oxygen tank)
  • Mountain Biking in Private Service (round trip transport, professional guide, complete biking equipment)
  • Day trip to Machu Picchu with Personal Guide at the complex (train tickets, guide, bus tickets, round trip transport)
  • Stand up paddle (round trip transport, professional guide, SUP equipment, box lunch + infusion)
  • Meals as noted (B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / Dinner)

Not included:

  • Domestic flights
  • Tips for guides