ADVENTURE IN CUSCO
10 DAYS: LIMA, CUSCO,
MACHU PICCHU & 4 DAYS
APURIMAC RIVER RAFTING
10 DAYS: LIMA, CUSCO & INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
7 DAY SALKANTAY TREK
LODGE TO LODGE TO MACHU PICCHU
Get the chance to see Peru’s amazing beauty up close as you trek through the breathtaking landscapes, and admire the local flora and fauna. With several different routes to choose from, you can hike the fantastic Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu as the Incas once did; trek to Machu Picchu via the Lares Trek ;or trek to Choquequirao, a very large archaeological complex located in the surroundings of the Salkantay sacred mountain.
Moderate-to-difficult activity is involved in some of these excursions. If permits are not available for the Inca trail, we recommend the alternative routes through Lares or Salkantay. All trips include a brief stop in Lima and a visit to the beautiful city of Cuzco.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, adventure tour video in Cusco
Best Adventure Trek Tours in Cusco:
4 days-3 nights clasical trek to Machu Picchu
Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. The classical 43-km trek leading to the Sacred Inca City of Machupicchu combines the visit of mysterious archaeological sites, amazing mountain scenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Machupicchu is reached at sunrise on the fourth day.
Short Inca Trek to Machu Picchu, 2 days
Peru’s best-known hike visited by thousands of tourists every year. This still thrilling 2-day program covers a 13-km Inca Trail, joining the
classical 4-day route at the impressive archaeological site of Wiñaywayna, continuing through the famous Inti Punku or Sun Gate, and finally devoting the second day to a full day visit of the world-famous Inca citadel of Machupicchu. This program is recommended for those having less time or those looking to hike a shorter version of the Inca Trail without camping.
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, 4 days
This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian
Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Machu Picchu Town on the third day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is Visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machupicchu.
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, 4 days
This less-known hike departs from the Sacred Valley of the Incas to enter a route where amazing mountain scenery, glacier lagoons, valley cloud-forest and authentic textile Quechua communities are combined to finally reach the village of Lares, where you can end the trek by relaxing in its famous hot springs.
From Lares we drive to Ollantaytambo and board the train to Machu Picchu Town to visit Machupicchu Citadel on day 4 of the program. A unique hike to get in touch with Andean people and learn about their traditions and life-style. Social help is appreciated.
Choquequirao Trek, 4 days
Entrancingly off the increasingly trod track, Choquequirao (“Cradle of Gold” in Quechua—“The Other Machu Picchu”, as a 2007 article in the New York Times called it) is an amazingly preserved Inca outpost, dramatically perched on a promontory nearly 1800 m / 6000 feet above the roaring Apurimac River Gorge.
Choquequirao (3.103m/10178ft), considered to be a sister city of similar significance to that of Machupicchu and built along similar lines, although harder to reach, was also presumed to have had about the same size and to have served the same religious, political and agricultural functions.
However, because archaeologists long underestimated the importance of Choquequirao, the city’s existence was known for almost 300 years before the first restoration was begun in 1993 and it has only recently been accessible to nonacademic, since then quickly joining the ranks of the world’s great Lost Cities.
In this spectacular 60-km trek we drive to the charming village of Cachora, our starting point, and reach this huge archaeological complex still under cleaning and restoration process located in the surroundings of the Salkantay sacred mountain (6.271m/20569ft) and the Apurimac River canyon.
The beauty of the Inca citadel, still partially covered by the weeds cumulated by the passing of centuries, its astonishing location and
surrounding mountain scenery, as well as lots of Andean flora and fauna, with the chance to spot condors in its natural habitat are some of the most appreciated attractions of this itinerary.
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
Salkantay Trek, 7 days Lodge to Lodge
Challenge yourself and follow the road less traveled to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Adventure goes beyond deluxe lodges and a great trek. It is also a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Andean culture as you learn about the Inca civilization and the extraordinary legacy that they left for generations to come.
Apurimac River Rafting, 4 days
This exciting whitewater rafting expedition is rated among the bestworld-classlass rivers. We start our trip from Cusco 3,300 mts. driving
for 4 hours across the Andes down to the Apurimac River, ( in the native quechua language meaning Speaker of the Gods ). This river is also the most direct source of the Amazon making it the longest river in the world .We put-in at 2,000 mts. It will take us about two hours to prepare all the equipment using only state of the art self-bailing rafts and cataracts.
We´ll have lunch and raft down to our first camp. All the meals are prepared by our staff on a campfire under the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere .
At one point we arrive at a narrow canyon with an impossible rapid where we have to do a portage for about 300 mts. Most of the time we will be rafting class III+ and IV rapids, but we also have a few class IV + and V rapids, among the wildlife; in this remote and isolated canyon we could find river otters, bob cats, foxes, torrent ducks, cormorants etc.