You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel and drive for about 1.5 hours through the Sacred Valley to Cusipata. Along the way, take in gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains until reaching the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, to the Cusipata River Camp, our private campground. Here we will leave our baggage and after rafting enjoy hot showers, toilets, sauna (during dry season only) and a comfortable dining area. Our professional rafting guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment such as helmet, wet suit, spray jacket, paddle and self-bailing raft. After, we will start the adrenaline rush by zip lining down 300 meters over the river feeling your heart pumping fast. Once you reach the other side of the river you can catch your breath so we can continue the thrill. Then we will start the adventure, rafting for about 2 hours in fast rapids riding the currents as the water splashes on us. After an exhilarating time we will return to our campsite to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and use the facilities. Thereafter, we will depart for Cusco, arriving around 4;00pm and transfer to your hotel.
Morning pick from your hotel and drive to the small town of Chinchero(3762mt/12,343ft), where we will enjoy a weaving demonstration using natural dyes at a local´s home. After, a cultural experience, we will hop on our bikes and ride on dirt roads enjoying the surrounding mountains and nature. We will cross the Huaypo Lake en route to the Moray agricultural terraces located on a high plateau (3500mt/11,500ft) dating back to the time of the Incas. It is believed that the Incas used these these circles to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. Thus, Moray was perhaps an Inca agricultural experiment station. We will visit the huge circles especially the center one which is still intact. You can lie down in the center and feel the energy through your body. From here we will bike down a windy dirt road going up and down to the Maras Inca salt mines (3380mt /11,090ft.) where the salty waters come from the side of a mountain and evaporates and fills into different pans. It is controlled by at least 300 families and is hand harvested without using machinery. Afterwards, continue biking downhill to Urubamba where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco.
Meal Box Lunch
No prior biking experience is necessary. We also offer a five-day adventure traversing the highlands before cruising into the Amazon Basin.
For lovers of horseback riding, a mounted excursion through the ruins surrounding Cusco is the perfect way to appreciate the majesty of the Inca sites. The marvelous ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay can be explored on horseback.
We just drive 15 minutes from cusco to get qenqo where our ranch is. where we start riding passing many incan archaelogical sites like templo of the moon the zone x and some more sites such as:
Saysayhuaman: is a Quechua-word and means 'satisfied falcon'. Experience the impressive Incan architecture of the ancient fortress and temple at the archeological park of Sacsayhuaman. This is the greatest and most wondrous Work that the Incas built as a demonstration of their majesty and power. Its grandeur is impossible to imagine for those who have never seen it“.
Qenqo: Is a very special place in the Andean world, this temple was used by ancient Peruvians to communicate with other deities. This is certainly a place of intense energy. This complex is comprised of two sectors which have been called by the name of Qenqo Grande and Chico, both distinguished by the care taken in the carving of the stones which rose this construction, which seems to suggest the great importance of this sanctuary during the Inca empire.
Puca Pucara: "The red fortress”. This site was assumedly one of the many tambos that he Incas had along their roads as rest stops, watch-over points and control stations. Tambos were also used as weapons storage and military support for strategic purposes. There the soldiers of the mighty Empire were taken care of during their campaigns. Along the way from Cusco to the Sacred Valley, from this semicircular construction, where walls, stairs, rooms and niches are to be admired, all the surrounding areas were perfectly controlled.
Tambomachay: The archaeological site of Tambomachay is located about 8 km north of the city of Cuzco, in the southern Peruvian highlands and 400 meters down the road from Puca Pucara is the site of Tambomachay, a water sanctuary with fresh water springs. At he foot of a mountain, the remains of this Inca, is extended over four terraces, where water was worshipped. On an Inca wall that has trapezoid-shaped niches and doors crystal clear water from a subterranean stream runs through a canal in a basin. For the Incas water was a sacred element of life and a symbol of purity of soul. All the Inca rites were preceded by a cleaning ceremony.
Also this itinerary you can visit during the City tour.