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Cusco Adventure Trip is a mix of culture and adventure. We will be able to experience and enjoy local life and visit the colonial and Incan archaeological sites of Cusco. You will have 3 days of challenging rapids in the great Apurimac River all the while you enjoy incredible views of the River gorge. You will end this tour with a hike crossing the Andean mountains until you will arrive to the impressive Machu Picchu.
Arrival in Lima. You will meet your guide at Lima airport and drive half an hour and book in to your hotel. Your guide will give you a brief description about Lima including information about your transfers, flight itineraries and arrival to for next day.
Overnight in Lima.
No meals included.
Taxi pick up at your hotel driving you to Lima airport. You depart from Lima on a relaxing flight to Cusco . Aboard the aircraft on a 60 minute flight shwing the unique beauty of the central and southern Peru including amazing views of the desert, the Andes Mountains, the great Apurimac Canyon, part of the Amazon Jungle and an infinite number of lakes and lagoons. Upon arrival, you will be transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.However we recommend you to take easy in order to get quickly adjusted to the altitude.
Cusco is a city of icons that include the gleaming Cathedral, mythical ancient sites, astounding Inca complexes including charming neighborhoods blend of Inca with Colonial architecture. The city embrace brilliant array of world class restaurants, museums, filling a culinary and cultural blow that is difficult to compare.
At 18:30 hours there will be a briefing about the upcoming Apurimac River rafting tour for a full introduction about this adventure.
Overnight in Cusco.
Meals Included: 1 breakfast.
Your Apurimac rafting trip begins when you meet your crew at your hotel. with a scenic drive through the Peruvian Andes dow to Wallpachaca breach located at 2050 m -6725 ft above sea level .
You will experience one of the best white water that satisfies the appetite for adventure of all rafter’s lovers. There are not to many rivers that contains everything in just one trip, the Apurimac River combines the best of all of them, with its 200 rapids, this river offers technical, fast, volume of water, holes, big raft-smashing waves, rocks as the size of a houses and nice calm sections in between the rapids. Plus you will enjoy outstanding mountain scenery, experience talented guides, delicious meals and great service.
Note that the Apurimac river is open for commercial rafting from May to November. From December to April we include rafting on the Urubamba river which has level III, IV and sometimes V rapids.
See itinerary Apurimac rafting.
Meals included: 3 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.
After three great days on the River, you will have a day to relax for your next Cusco Adventure program, the Inca Trail.
We recommend you to have a nice dinner in one of the best restaurant in Cusco. Ask for advice to your guide.
At 18:30 you will have a briefing about the Inca Trail tour and the Sacred Valley at your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
Meals included: 1 breakfast.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am and drive towards the Sacred Valley for a full guided tour. The Sacred Valley offers stunning Andean mountains views, winding roads and mind boggling Inca architecture. This valley runs parallel to the Urubamba River or Wilkamayu River (Sacred River). The Incas loved the valley for many of the same reasons today’s tourists and local residents do; for its special natural beauty and geographical and climatic qualities. You will visit Ollantaytambo and Pisaq.
The complex of Pisac lies on top of a hill at the entrance to the valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisaqa, Intihuatana, Qallaqasa and Kinchiracay. The Intihuatana (The Temple of the Sun), is the focus, that served as an astronomical function. Q’allaqasa, which is built onto a natural hill and overlooks the valley, is known as the citadel. After this tour you’ll visit Pisaq market that is a wonderful open-air market where you can buy Peruvian handicrafts, clothing and souvenirs. We will get back in the bus and drive through picturesque towns like La May, Qoya, Calca and then stop at Urubamba to have lunch in one of the best restaurants of the Valley. Here you can try different typical dishes from the area. After lunch we drive for 30 minutes more to Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo is the last complex in the Sacred Valley. Many historians say that Ollantaytambo was built by the Inca Emperor Pachacuti around 1440 AD and served as a temple and a fortress.This complex is a wonder of architecture and engineering. There are many questions regarding the construction of this Inca site and one of the most asked question is in regards to the transportation of huge sized blocks of stone that were used to build this complex. According to archaeologist these rocks were brought to Ollantaytambo from a mountain located some kilometers away across the Urubamba river. How the Incas did this, still remains a question mark.
After this tour you will have time to relax and enjoy the town.
Overnight at Ollantaytambo.
Meals Included: 1 breakfast – 1 lunch.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a combination of history, natural beauty and mystery. This trail leads you along Inca ruins, ancient tunnels and over high mountain passes until the impressive Machu Picchu Citadel.
The Inca trail remains an evidence of a great ingenious building technology, which was perfectly adapted to the difficult geography of the Andes.
Cusco Adventure Trip won’t be the same if this tour is excluded from the program.
See itinerary Inca Trail.
*When booking any trip involving the Inca trail, please book as far in advance as possible in order to increase the possibility of securing space on the Inca trail during the high periods of the year.
If Available spaces are sold out for the Inca Trail we offer and alternative tour as:
See Salkantay trek.
See Lares trek.
After many days of fascinating experiences the Cusco Adventure vacation arrive to its end. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport to catch a flight to Lima and then flight home.
Meal Included: 1 breakfast.
Meals Included: All breakfast, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. Peruvian Food is incredibly diverse and each region and even some cities have their own specialties and dishes. On this tour we will make sure that you’ll try the best of our food.
Accommodation: Our trip prices are based on double occupancy Hotel Rooms and Lodges. If you are travelling alone and wish to share, we will assign a same-sex roommate if one is available. If the group is made up of an uneven number and it’s not possible to share a double room with another person, we will make sure to cover the expenses of a single room. If you wish to have your own room, an extra fee will be charged to cover the expenses of a single room.
All the accommodation facilities in this Cusco Adventure tour are excellent, safe and clean. The hotels or hostels are all in good condition and they are always located near the Plaza of Armas of Cusco or any other small town that we will visit.
We work with some of these hotels:
El Carmel Lima
El Mariel Lima
Casona Real Cusco
Six nights hotel 3 stars, one night hotel 2 stars at Ollantaytambo, five days camping.
Transport: Public buses, local flights, train, boat and trekking.
Apurimac Rafting: All rafting gear (life vest, wet suits, paddle jacket, helmet, paddle, safety kayak, luggage boat,) more info at Apurimac rafting.
Inca Trail: Local guide, all camping gear, etc. More info at Inca Trail.
Sacred Valley tour: Local English speaking guide, transport, entrance fees.
Hotel and meals during if passengers wish to extend the trip and stay extra time in Cusco or any other city or town, instead of continuing on with the trips. Also, meals on the first and the last day of the trip are not included, as well as a city tour in Cusco, sleeping mattresses and sleeping bags during rafting and biking trips (sleeping bags on the trekking tours are included).
The weather and climate changes in Peru depending on the location. For the Andean mountains we recommend to bring warm clothes, especially for May to September where early mornings and nights are cold in Cusco and Puno for example.
Any other items that you wish to pack are at your own discretion, however, you should attempt to comply with the suggested luggage weight limit.
Travel documents: passport, visas, travel insurance certificate, air tickets (with photocopies).
Any vaccination certificates required
Money: traveler’s cheques/cash/credit or debit card, money belt
First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, aspirin, band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
For more information about Peru, please see at this link Peru Travel Info, where you will see everything you will need to know for staying in Peru.
Choose any date, our fully flexible tours guarantees departures with a minimum of 2 people.