CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK CLASSIC 4 DAYS

You can visit the architectural complex Choquequirao is situated in Vilcabamba at 3100 meters, considered the last Inka refuge and place of resistance from the invaders, when doing ....

INCA JUNGLE TRAIL 4 DAYS

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INCA QUARRY TREK 4 DAYS

The quarry of Cachicata was the place of extraction of the stones that were used for the construction of Ollantaytambo and many surrounding areas....

INCA TRAIL CLASSIC 4 DAYS

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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FULL DAY

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

INCA JUNGLE ROUTE TO MACHU PICCHU INFORMATION

INCA JUNGLE TO MACHU PICCHU


DAY 1: CUSCO – SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA (BIKING)
we will pick you up between 6:00 to 6.30 am, then we will leave the city seeing beautiful natural surroundings of Sacred Valley at about 2700 m.a.s.l. Arriving at the town of ollantaytambo we start the 46 km. uphill to the abra malaga (Mountain Pass at 4350 m.a.s.l.) approx. Here, we will change the biking kit provided (gloves and helmet) and receive a 20-minute briefing by our tour guide. After, start our descent by bicycle, passing by little rustic villages, fruit groves and streams arriving at the small village of Santa Maria, we’ll traverse the pass by bike toward wamanmarca (3 hours. After the bike ride, we’ll take a mini-bus to of Santa Maria – Santa Teresa. In Santa Teresa, you can enjoy the hot springs (Lunch, Dinner, Hostal).
DAY 2: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES (TREKKING)
After breakfast we will continue our Adventure to the Hydroelectric (power plant), This part of the trek is called the waterfall day where we’ll pass many cascades. In Hydroelectric we will enjoy of a great lunch. And after a break we will continue walking along this great inca jungle tour for 3 hrs., enjoying beautiful waterfalls, going through coca and coffee farms along the railway until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes around4 pm. Here the group will spend the night in a hostel.
Optional activity: ZipLine before you get to the Hydroelectric US $ 30 extra dollars.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.

Friday, 15 March 2019

CACHICATA QUARRY ROUTE TO MACHU PICCHU

CACHICATA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU ITINERARY


DAY 1: CUSCO – SOQMA – RAYAN
We will come to pick you up at 5:00 a.m. from your hotel in Cusco City, and we will drive along a road to the Pachar Valley close to Ollantaytambo. You will arrive at the starting point of your trek, Soqma village, after about 2 hours, where we will stop to have breakfast and meet our horseman. where we will stop to have breakfast and meet our horseman. We will start our hike up a lush valley of scattered farmhouses and crop terraces. After 40 minutes of walking, we will see a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh ourselves amidst the cool spray of the waterfall. After a refueling lunch, we will ascend 45 minutes until our camp at Rayan (3,700 meters/12,136 ft).
DAY 2: RAYAN – INTI PUNKU – CHOQUETACARPO
After breakfast, we ascend 3 hours to the first pass of the trek, known as Puccaqasa (4,370 m/ 14,333 ft). where we will have spectacular views of the valley. We will encounter a stunning view of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley. We then head downhill for 25 minutes to our lunch location. After lunch, we hike 2 hours with alternating ascents and descents. The final 20 minutes of this segment will take us uphill to the highest pass of the trek, Kuychicassa (4,457 m/ 14,619 ft), From here we trek downhill for 2 hours to a site the Incas called Inti Punku, where there is a spectacular view of Mount Veronica (5,682 m/ 18,637 ft) and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our campsites is 30 minutes downhill from Inti Punku at Choquetacarpo (3,600m/ 11,808 ft).
DAY 3: CHOQUETACARPO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
After early breakfast and then we will walk one hour downhill to the Inca quarry of Cachicata (3420m/11286ft). Here, you can see the work of the Incas as this was used by the Incas for the construction of Ollantaytambo. You will see several large buildings, quarried stones left half finished and abandoned throughout the site.We will have lunch facing a breathtaking mountain and valley panorama. After We will continue our hike for 3 and a half hours downhill to Ollantaytambo, where you will have some time to rest and explore the historic town. In Ollantaytambo, we will catch the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Once there, you will have a dinner at a restaurant in the town and discuss with your guide what time you wish to wake up in the morning. Your hostel in Aguas Calientes can be upgraded to a hotel if you prefer.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

CACHICATA QUARRY TO MACHU PICCHU

CACHICTA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO – PACHAR - SOQMA – CHARCAHUAYLLA
We will come to pick you up at 5:00 a.m. from your hotel in Cusco City, and we will drive along a road to the Pachar Valley close to Ollantaytambo. You will arrive at the starting point of your trek, Soqma village, after about 2 hours, where we will stop to have breakfast and meet our horseman. We will start our hike up a lush valley of scattered farmhouses and crop terraces. After 40 minutes of walking, we will see a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh ourselves amidst the cool spray of the waterfall. After a picnic lunch, we will continue hiking for another hour and visit the little-known Inca ruin of Qorimarca, perched at mid-altitude on a shelf high above the SoQma valley. Qorimarca was probably built by the Incas to control the agricultural production of the surrounding valley. From here we will hike uphill for 3 hours until we reach our first campsite, in Charcahuaylla.
DAY 2: CHARCAHUAYLLA – INTI PUNKU – CHOQUETACARPO – INCA QUARRY OF CACHICATA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we will continue with our trek for 1.5 hours across the high plateau to reach the to Yana Orco, where we will have spectacular views of the valley. We will encounter a stunning view of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley as we reach the imposing gateway of Intipunku, an Inca temple thought to be dedicated to worshiping the snowcapped Verónica Mountain. Then, we will arrive to Choquetacarpo (3600m/11880ft) and continue the descent to the Inca quarry of Cachicata (3420m/11286ft). Here, you can see the work of the Incas as this was used by the Incas for the construction of Ollantaytambo. You will see several large buildings, quarried stones left half finished and abandoned throughout the site.We will have lunch facing a breathtaking mountain and valley panorama. We will continue our hike for 3 and a half hours downhill to Ollantaytambo, where you will have some time to rest and explore the historic town. In Ollantaytambo, we will catch the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Once there, you will have a dinner at a restaurant in the town and discuss with your guide what time you wish to wake up in the morning. Your hostel in Aguas Calientes can be upgraded to a hotel if you prefer.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

CHOQUEQUIRAO TO MACHU PICCHU ITINERARY

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK AL ITINERARIO DE MACHU PICCHU


Día 1: CUSCO - CACHORA - COCAMASANA - PLAYA ROSALINA.
Lo recogeremos en su hotel en un bus privado. Partimos de Cusco, luego nos dirigimos a la ciudad de Cachora (3100 msnm), aquí encontramos los transportistas y el personal de apoyo, en Cachora comenzaremos nuestra caminata, después de 2 horas de caminata llegaremos a Capuliyoc (2915 m) desde allí. Tendremos una hermosa vista de los picos nevados Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora y el valle de Apurimac. Luego descenderemos hacia la Coca Masana (2330 m) donde el clima se vuelve más cálido y la flora y la fauna comienzan a cambiar. Finalmente llegamos a la playa de Rosalina (1550m) ubicada en la ribera del río Apurimac, donde cenaremos y pasaremos la noche.
Día 2: PLAYA ROSALINA - CHOQUEQUIRAO.
Este día es el más difícil de los cinco días, nos levantaremos muy temprano. Después del desayuno, comenzamos nuestra caminata por un camino empinado durante aproximadamente 5 horas hasta que llegamos a Raqaypata donde almorzaremos. A lo largo del paseo observaremos muchas orquídeas y flores silvestres, muchas aves. Desde Raqaypata caminaremos durante aproximadamente dos horas hasta el sitio arqueológico de Choquequirao y allí observaremos la puesta de sol y el vuelo del cóndor. Nuestro campamento se instalará fuera de las ruinas.
Día 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO - MAIZAL
Después del desayuno. Dedicamos esta mañana a explorar el Choquequirao, y luego comenzamos nuestra caminata pasando por las ruinas de Choquequirao, subiendo por un bosque nublado, montañas y valles para llegar al paso de Choquequirao. Allí se observarán diferentes especies de aves, diferentes variedades de orquídeas y plantaciones locales de coca. luego continuaremos nuestra caminata hasta llegar al río Blanco, donde almorzaremos y podrá sumergir sus pies en las aguas frías, descansaremos antes de comenzar una difícil subida a nuestro campamento de Maizal (3000 m / 9842 f.) La subida es de 3 a 4 horas de duración.
Día 4: MAIZAL - YANAMA.
Due to the ecosystem’s constant changes, this day is both the most ardous and the most spectacular one. After breakfast, we will begin our walk where you can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. Since the Inca trail in this region is not in good conditions during the rainy season, we ask you to watch your steps carefully. In San Juan (4170m/13681f) we will enjoy the beautiful view of the valleys, the mountains and the glaciers, from which some of the latter peak more than 5000m/16404f. Our camping place will be in the little village of Yanama (3530m/11581f).
Day 5: YANAMA - TOTORA
Early in the morning, we will head for the highest pass of this trip - Yanama (4670m). If we are lucky we will even see a condor flying. During the day, we will enjoy frequently the view of snow capped mountains such as Salkantay (6264m) and Pintuyu (5450m). Our camping place will be in the valley of Totora pampa (3100m).
Day 6: TOTORA - PLAYA - SANTA TERESA
At Totora pampa we will get the chance to meet Quechua-speaking Andean people who live from agriculture and cattle breeding. The vegetation on our way gets more and more bizarre and reveals its diversity of orchids, bromelains and other plants. We will also see some plantations for coffee, papaya, passion fruit and avocado. Our camping site will be in La Playa (2100m/6890f) or in Santa Teres (1600m/5249f). Note: According to the group’s whishes, it is possible to change the itinerary a bit and visit the hot springs in Santa Teresa this day.
Day 7: SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES
The last breakfast with our crew, after drive to hydroelectric 40 min where is the start point for hike to Aguas Calientes 3 hours, on the trail is clear to appreciate a lot type of orchid and birds, the big scenery is the view to Machu Picchu city is situated dense a bizarre vegetation and offers an exceptional view of the mountain Machu Picchu, for sick or tired kickers optional train service (US $ 18.00) there we will spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 8: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.

Monday, 11 March 2019

CHOQUEQUIRAO TO MACHU PICCHU INFORMATION

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK TO MACHU PICCHU


Day 1: CUSCO - CACHORA - COCAMASANA - PLAYA ROSALINA.
We will pick you up at your hotel in a private bus. We start from Cusco, then we go to the town of Cachora (3100 masl), here we find the carriers and support staff, in Cachora we’ll start our walk, after 2 hours of walking we reach Capuliyoc (2915 m) from there we’ll have a beautiful view of the snowy peaks Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora and the Apurimac valley. Then we’ll descend toward Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we reach the Rosalina beach (1550m) located on the bank of the Apurimac River where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO.
This day is the hardest of the five days, we will get up very early. After breakfast, we begin our trek by a steep road for about 5 hours until we reach Raqaypata where we will have lunch. Throughout the walk we will observe many orchids and wild flowers, many birds. From Raqaypata we’ll walk for about two hours to the archaeological site of Choquequirao and there we will observe the sunset and the flight of the condor. Our campsite will be installed outside the ruins.
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO - MAIZAL
After breakfast. We dedicate this mornig to explore the Choquequirao, and then start our trek passing for Choquequirao Ruins, uphill through cloud forest, Mountains and valleys to reach the Choquequirao pass. There will observe different species of birds, different varieties of orchids, and local coca plantations. then we will continue our trek until we reach the Blanco river where we will have lunch and you can dip your feet in the cool waters, we have a rest before starting a difficult climb to our campsite of Maizal (3000 m / 9842 f.) The climb is 3- 4 hours long.
Day 4: MAIZAL - YANAMA.
Due to the ecosystem’s constant changes, this day is both the most ardous and the most spectacular one. After breakfast, we will begin our walk where you can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. Since the Inca trail in this region is not in good conditions during the rainy season, we ask you to watch your steps carefully. In San Juan (4170m/13681f) we will enjoy the beautiful view of the valleys, the mountains and the glaciers, from which some of the latter peak more than 5000m/16404f. Our camping place will be in the little village of Yanama (3530m/11581f).
Day 5: YANAMA - TOTORA
Early in the morning, we will head for the highest pass of this trip - Yanama (4670m). If we are lucky we will even see a condor flying. During the day, we will enjoy frequently the view of snow capped mountains such as Salkantay (6264m) and Pintuyu (5450m). Our camping place will be in the valley of Totora pampa (3100m).
Day 6: TOTORA - PLAYA - SANTA TERESA
At Totora pampa we will get the chance to meet Quechua-speaking Andean people who live from agriculture and cattle breeding. The vegetation on our way gets more and more bizarre and reveals its diversity of orchids, bromelains and other plants. We will also see some plantations for coffee, papaya, passion fruit and avocado. Our camping site will be in La Playa (2100m/6890f) or in Santa Teres (1600m/5249f). Note: According to the group’s whishes, it is possible to change the itinerary a bit and visit the hot springs in Santa Teresa this day.
Day 7: SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES
The last breakfast with our crew, after drive to hydroelectric 40 min where is the start point for hike to Aguas Calientes 3 hours, on the trail is clear to appreciate a lot type of orchid and birds, the big scenery is the view to Machu Picchu city is situated dense a bizarre vegetation and offers an exceptional view of the mountain Machu Picchu, for sick or tired kickers optional train service (US $ 18.00) there we will spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 8: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

IMPERIAL CHOQUEQUIRAO ROUTE ITINERARY

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK PHOTO:


Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquiska.
we will pick you up at your hotel in a private bus. We start from Cusco, then we go to the town of Cachora (3100 masl), here we find the carriers and support staff, in Cachora we’ll start our walk, after 2 hours of walking we reach Capuliyoc (2915 m) from there we’ll have a beautiful view of the snowy peaks Padrayoc, Wayna Cachora and the Apurimac valley. Then we’ll descend toward Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. Finally we will reach our first camp at the Chiquiska oasis (1950 meters / 6000 feet).
Day 2: Chiquiska – Choquequirao.
This day is the hardest of the five days, we will get up very early. After breakfast, we will continue our descent to Playa Rosalinda, where we will cross the Apurimac River (1495 meters / 5000 feet). From here we will start our trek by a steep road for about 5 hours until we reach Raqaypata where we will have lunch. Throughout the walk we will observe many orchids and wild flowers, many birds. From Raqaypata we’ll walk for about two hours to the archaeological site of Choquequirao and there we will observe the sunset and the flight of the condor. Our campsite will be installed outside the ruins.
Day 3: Choquequirao
We dedicate this day to explore the ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of this archaeological complex. You will then have free time to visit different areas of the archaeological complex. Much work has been done in recent years to excavate, clear and restore the site. After lunch, those who choose to can visit the Cascade House(restored buildings and terraces some 300 meters (1000 feet) below the main structures of Choquequirao). Later, our evening meal will consist of a typical Peruvian “pachamanca” (traditional Andean ingredients cooked in the earth). Volunteers to help with the preparation will be welcome! From the highest point of the archaeological site (the “usno”, or ceremonial platform) there are fine views of the Apurimac canyonfar below, and if we are fortunate we may even see a great Andean condor soar above us.
Day 4: Choquequirao – Coca Masana.
After breakfast we continue our strenuous trek back down a steep path toward the Apurimac River where we will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon we will climb about 4 hours to reach Coca Masana. There we will have dinner and camp.
Day 5: Coca Masana - Cachora – Cusco.
After breakfast, we return by the same path until the Capuliyoc Pass and from here it’s two more hours to the town of Cachora. Then we get the bus which will take us to Cusco

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK FULL INFORMATION

Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Capuliyoc – Santa Rosa.

At 5:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel in a private bus. We leave Cusco towards the town of Cachora (3100 masl), From this town we will continue on our transport until we reach the point called Capuliyoc 2900 masl. Here we will meet with our horseman (donkey drivers), from this point we will have a panoramic view of the valley of Apurimac, then we’ll descend appreciating the beautiful landscape of warm weather, here is the first view to the Choquequirao complex, we starting with gentleman downhill by serpent trail over the Apurimac canyon for 4 hours, crossing the small hamlet and hut called Cocamasana and Chiquisca on the lower part of the valley, the climate is warm and sunny on the dry season is dusty, we will have lunch before the start the ascent towards Santa Rosa hamlet, lunch spot called Playa Rosalinda 1500 masl, after nap the ascent is around 2 hours till Sta Rosa 2100 masl. The first base camp.

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK PHOTO





Day 2: Santa Rosa – Marampata – Choquequirao.

After breakfast, we will continue our hike up to Marampata 2850 m.a.s.l. for around 3 hours slow pace. During our journey we will observe the dense vegetation in the area. Then we will arrive to Maranpata beside the Chunchumayo to refreshing and short rest. where we will have lunch and regain energy which will allow us to reach the summit of Choquequirao (3650 m.s.n.m). Here we will rest for the night hopefully witnessing a beautiful sunset from our comfortable tents.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Marampata – Chiquisca.

After breakfast we go to Choquequirao to see the sunrise, visit the citadel for three hours always accompanied by our guide who will explain about this important architectural Inca monument and the importance of the Apurimac and Rio Blanco rivers from Choquequirao we can enjoy the view of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, after the guided tour the return to Sunchupata begins. Here we’ll have lunch and afterward descend to Santa Rosa and follow the road to the beach Rosalina, then we head to the town of Chiquisqa, in this place we’ll have dinner and camp.

Day 4: Chiquisqa – Capuliyoc – Cusco.

After breakfast, we’ll return by the same path until the Capuliyoc Pass and from here are two more hours to the town of Cachora. Then we get the bus that will take us back to Cusco.

Monday, 4 March 2019

CACHICATA QUARRY TO MACHU PICCHU


This place was dedicated to the extraction of the stones that were used for the construction of Ollantaytambo. This place is nine kilometers from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and has three groups of quarries: Molle Pucro, Sirkusirkuyoc (it was the largest of the three), shows evidence of having been in full operation when the Spaniards entered this area. And finally Kantirayoq or Cacchicata,
CACHICATA TREK
where another type of extraction of minerals and precious stones was practiced. The visitor can observe the great work done when moving the giant stones to build the Ollantaytambo enclosures. We can find the "Tired Stones" that were left during the trip to Ollantaytambo and in some parts of the town.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

CACHICCATA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU


The Community of Cachicata consists of 80 families and a total of approximately 300 people.
Cachiccata is located 9 km from the town of Ollantaytambo, near the grand entrance to the magnificent Machu Picchu.
The quarries of Cachiccata is one of the most important attractions, these quarries were widely exploited in the Inca period. From this mine they selected and transported stones from the archaeological remains of Ollantaytambo. By means of own bearing and thrust techniques, the stones were transferred to this old center. On the way we can see giant semilabrated stones that were being transported. Near the quarries we can also visit some pre-Hispanic chullpas (ancient funerary tower).
CACHICATA TREK:
Among the most representative dishes is La Merienda dish based on guinea pig and fresh products from the area. Their drink, as in most communities, is chicha de jora, a fermented beverage made from corn.
Its most relevant parties are: The Virgin of Carmen (Mamacha del Carmen), on July 16. And on June 21 at the winter solstice, from where the caneras make their exit observations and sun positions with respect to the Paqaritampu pyramid.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

INCAJUNGLE TRAIL INFORMATION


Appreciate a half-day off-road bicycle visit on Abra Malaga in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This excursion is a shocker. Amid the 5,000 feet of all-declining biking, you will probably observe groups of llamas, the gigantic icy mass of Veronica, cascades, and valid Andean ways of life of straightforward stone cabins and potato ranches. This is the mainland partition of South America, since, from here going eastbound it drops almost 20,000 feet down to the Amazon wilderness bowl, and the perspectives here are remarkable. This area of parkway has been portrayed by numerous individuals as a standout amongst the most delightful in South America. By a wide margin a standout amongst the most mainstream trail blazing bicycle trips in the territory, and in light of current circumstances – it is more than 5,000 feet of unadulterated drop on a perfectly cleared street.
Inca Jungle To Machu Picchu
Your visit begins in Ollantaytambo from where you'll drive one hour up the way to the go of Abra Malaga, which lies at almost 14,500 above ocean level and at the foot of the enormous icy mass of Veronica (17,500 feet). From that point, you start a 50 kilometer drop that is one of the longest conceivable on the planet, through stunning landscape. This ride is all declining on a smooth cleared street, and is genuinely appropriate for any individual who can ride a bike. We have done this outing for about ten years and have effectively finished it several times.This ride fun. Everybody who does it adores it, because of the way of life and view. It is an incredible trail blazing bicycle ride, ideal for the individuals who love mountain biking. For those with broad rough terrain experience, there is a universal DH course just meters from the fundamental street (additional expense and coordinations are included, request subtleties).

Friday, 1 March 2019

Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu By Cusco Destination


Our Inca Jungle Trail combination of biking and hiking. With the help of our bikes we ride for 6 hours downhill first crossing the sacred snow fields to get to the cloud forest enroute to Machu Picchu. In the next couple of days we will see more fantastic views among the mountains, valleys and passing by small villages, coca leaf plantations, other different plants & fruits and the famous coffee tree of these hot valleys.We will also be able to see the old Inka Trail and the sacred river of the Incas called Urubamba, arriving to the small town of Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

INCA JUNGLE TREK TO MACHU PICCHU


The Inca Jungle Trail Short combines adventure sports such as mountain biking, rafting, zip line and trekking for 3 days until you reach Machu Picchu and one of the additional mountains "Machu Picchu Mountain" or "Huaynapicchu". The Inka Jungle Trail is the favorite tour for young people from all over the world who come to Cusco in search of adventure and extreme sports. As a Tourism Agency located in Cusco we offer a differentiated service; with an exclusive route, trained guides (real command of English and local history), bicycles equipped for downhill, the safest rafting and zipline services. We recommend our passengers book in advance to have everything insured and avoid unnecessary risks such as loss of equipment, lack of access to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, Huayna Picchu or even worse, being stranded in Aguas Calientes (no return train).

Monday, 25 February 2019

CACHICATA TREK INFORMATION


The new Trek to Cachicata or Inca Quarry is a wonderful alternative route to Machu Picchu located in the nountains of Sacred Valley of the Inca, just outside of the stunning Ollantaytambo. With breathtaking views of high peaks, Inca ruins, while being surrounded by a variety of lush and flora and fauna in this region.

This cachicata trek is highly recommended for those wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of the busier treks. Aside from the tranquility, the highlights of this Inca Quarry tour is our visit to the Inca site of Cachicata, the quarry that supplied the stones used to construct Ollantaytambo. This site, is rich in history and fascinating experiences, with mummies, chullpas, and well preserved Inca buildings.

If you are in search for a experience without the crowds, rich in history and culture, where you visit numerous Inca ruin sites and mountain villages, look no further, the Inca Quarry trek is perfect for you!

Saturday, 23 February 2019

CACHICATA ITINERARY INFORMATION


Brief Itinerary Of Cachicata Trek

- DAY 1: CUSCO – PACHAR - SOQMA – CHARCAHUAYLLA
- DAY 2: CHARCAHUAYLLA – INTI PUNKU – CACHICATA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
- DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Useful Information

- Starting Altitude - 3350 meters / 10990 feet .
- Highest Altitude - 4500m / 14,764ft
- Walking Distance - 25 km / 15.5 miles
- Meals - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, 2 tea times, 2 wake up tea
- Overall Difficulty - Moderate
- STARTING POINT: - Cusco at your hotel

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK INFORMATION

The Ausangate hike is undoubtedly an adventure trip recommended for those who like to walk, feel nature, the spirit of the mountains, the energy of Mother Earth. The Ausangate route offers some of the most wonderful landscapes of Cusco, with lots of wildlife, glaciers and Andean lagoons. It is also one of the most difficult in the region. The most important thing about this trip is that you will know the real PERU, the Andes and their people with their typical costumes, their ancestral customs that persist to this day.





IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

• Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru, its maximum altitude is 6,372 meters above sea level.
• The hike through the Ausangate mountain is considered adventure tourism. The road has rock formations at a height of more than 5 thousand meters covered by ice tongues.
• The waters of its thaws that run towards the west give rise to the Vilcanota River which later pours its waters through the Amazon River to the Atlantic Ocean.
• Its eastern slope feeds several small rivers that culminate in the Inambari River and to the south drains its thaws to Lake Titicaca by the Azángaro River.
• The temperature in the day is 11 to 13 degrees Celsius and at night it drops from 4 to 10 degrees Celsius in June and July.
• One of the new routes in Ausangate is The Rainbow Mountain

Saturday, 16 February 2019

AUSANGATE AND RAINBOW MOUNTAIN INFORMATION


  • Since 2016, a new tourist route has been opened to the public in the Cusco region, which has gained a lot of popularity quickly in the Peruvian and foreign tourists.
  • The Vinicunca mountain is located in the vicinity of the Ausangate mountain (6,384 meters above sea level / 20,944), the fifth highest mountain in Peru, and one of the most important Apus (god) for the Incas.
  • The Rainbow Mountain is located in the Cordillera del Vilcanota at (5,200 meters above sea level / 17.0604), in the district of Pitumarca. the mountain is colored by stripes of intense shades of pink, whitish, green, brown, yellow, fuchsia, turquoise, lavender and gold.

Friday, 15 February 2019

AUSANGATE AND SIBINACOCHA LAKE INFORMATION


  • The Cordillera Vilcanota with its 120km of steep peaks and glaciers is the second mountain range (both in extension and in glaciers) of Peru.
  • The Ausangate is located in the mountain range of the Andes, in a section called Cordillera de Vilcanota, corresponding to the Cusco region in Peru. Its main peak is 6,372 meters above sea level with green lagoons, bright turquoise.
  • The waters of their thaws that run to the west give rise to the Vilcanota River which later pours its waters into the Amazon River towards the Atlantic Ocean. Its eastern slope feeds several small rivers that culminate in the Inambari River and to the south drains its thaws to Lake Titicaca by the Azángaro River.