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Sacred Valley Hiking

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1. PUMAHUANCA HIKE. (Full Day) Level : Easy to moderate trek. Duration : 3-- 4hours hike Location : Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco Season : All year round Departure : Every day upon request This hike on the sacred valley offer a natural environmental and cultural interaction with local Andean people and Inca sites. Native Andean ecosystems and archeological sites Itinerary description: We pick you up from the hotel and take you to theUrubamba cemetery where we will visit an archeological place; after this we will walk along a path that goes along a brook of crystal clear waters flowing down from the snow of Pumahuanca. This area is always green and it is an ecosystem favorable for the abundance of birds, forests, and native flowers. Both the landscape and the archeological places wil make your hiking an amazing adventure. Before we arrive to the highest point we will find a small archeological complex, the Incan Racaqniyoc, which used to house former Incan settlers. After visiting this place, we will go back to Urubamba; at the end of the trail we will be met by our transportation that will take you back to the hotel. Includes: Professional English speaking guide Private vehicle First aid kit Box lunch Does not include: Tips Extras not mentioned in itinerary 
2. HUCHUYQOSQO HIKE. (Full Day) Level : Demanding, good physical condition required. Duration : 7--8 hours hiking Location : Chinchero--Lamay--Sacred Valley Season : All year round Departures : Every day upon request. Spectacular high altitude trek. Andean landscapes and valleys. Archeological sites. Itinerary description We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through the Andes, we will depart from Piuraylake near the Chinchero community to start hiking in the morning from the Cuper Alto community and capture the sunlight on Mount Verónica and the Vilcabamba range. The walk first is uphill, then downhill over the altiplano overlooking the snowcapped mountains, slowly descending to the Inca site of Huchuyqosqo. This place was a palace in Inca times and is well preserved with high Inca structures made of stone and adobe (mud-bricks). The beauty of these ruins is that they are built on the mountain top, with clear blue skies above and many streams running on either side. After relaxing in the shade of the Queñua trees (Andean Oak) while feasting on the prepared lunch, it will be time to continue on the hike. We will continue our trek across the open terrain and begin the zigzag trail down the face of the mountain, until we meet our vehicle at Lamay, which will take us back to Cusco in the early evening. 12 Includes: English speaking guide Transportation Box lunch First aid kit with oxygen Does not include: Entrance fee to Huchuyqosqo NOTE:Trip starts in Cusco. An extra will be charged if passengers had to be picked up from the Sacred Valley, though no extra charge will be made if passengers are dropped in a hotel in the Sacred Valley; below I send you the additional if we have to pick you up from the Sacred Valley: 3. OLLANTAYTAMBO--CACHICCATA QUARRY HIKE. (Full Day) Level : Demanding. Good physical condition required Duration : 6-7 hours hiking Location : Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley Season : All year round Departures : Every day upon request Spectacular hike to the lytic workshop and quarry of Ollantaytambo. Spectaculars Andean valley and snow peaks views. Itinerary description Early in the morning, we will you pick you up from your hotel and head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will admire the imposing Urubamba range, along with potato fields belonging to the town of Chinchero. The route continues to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, driving through Urubamba, the most important province of the valley, heading then towards Ollantaytambo. Our hike willbegin at the Inca Bridge over the Vilcanota River. Our hike starts going up an Inca trail through terraces and tombs, until reaching the base of one of the most important mountains of the area, the Apu Buena Negra, a granite geological formation. Here a quarry is located from where the Incas used to get material to build the Ollantaytambo fortress, you will receive explanation about the process of working and transporting stones; in fact, on our way up, we will follow the very same path used to move massive rocks of several tons down to the fortress of Ollantaytambo. From the quarry of Cachiccata we will have an impressive view of the Verónica Mountain, one of the most important in the Urubamba range, as well as a great view of the Pakaritampu pyramid, based on the agricultural terraces, and the town of Ollantaytambo and its fortress. Here we will enjoy our box lunch, followed by our descent while we admire breathtaking views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and its beautiful typical little houses, and its green corn fields, crossed and irrigated by the sacred river of the Incas. The hike end at “El Rancho” in the nice community of Cachiccata’s The houses in this community were built on stone foundations, using adobes (mud bricks) to build houses of only one or two stories high, all with roofs made of straw. Transportation will wait for us in the community of Cachiccata, to take us to our hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, or straight to the train station where we will take the train to Machu Picchu or just back to your hotel. Includes: English speaking guide Transportation Box lunch First aid kit with oxygen Price does not include: Extra services not mentioned
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