Active Adrenaline Tour in Cusco and Machu Picchu 6D

A specially designed tour for the people who love adventure and action.  Walk around the fabulous Inca City of Cusco that has a blend of Inca and Colonial architecture. Enjoy a thrilling day, river rafting in Cusipata with high rapids and zipling down the river feeling an adrenaline rush. The following day enjoy the thrill of canyoning down the Limatambo waterfalls.  Experience a day of culture by watching a colorful weaving demonstration at a local´s home in Chinchero and then horseback riding on the Peruvian Paso horse for a smooth ride to the Moray Agricultural terraces and down to the Maras Inca Salt mines. Finally, tour one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

Additional Info

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Locations: Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating: 5
  • Category: Adventure
  • Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required: 02 Passengers
  • Itinerary:

    Day 1: Cusco Walking Tour

    Arrive in the Cusco airport (3,400mt/11,150ft) and reception by our staff. Then transfer to your hotel where you will relax and drink a coca tea and have a light early lunch before the tour. Your guide will meet you at the hotel around 1:30pm to start your privately guided walking tour of Cusco.  Our first visit will take us to the large lively San Pedro Market where all the locals shop. Here you will see the preparation of a fruit juice, Andean cheeses, take a bite of an exotic fruit such as the chirimoya or passion fruit, walk and see the different meats, Andean grains, fresh vegetables, and healing medicinal stands and more.  We walk towards the Plaza de Armas the heart of Cusco from the time of the Incas, passing through the lovely Arch of Santa Clara. Stop by the fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers and benches in the Plaza de Armas. Walk through Calle Triunfo to the street Rumiyoq Hatun, also known as the Calle Roca Mayor to view the grand stone of twelve angles that is considered one of the most unique in the world. Take a walk up to the Bohemian district of San Blas that has many artists´ studios, artisan workshops, sculptors, small bars, restaurants, hotels and the small Temple of San Blas. After an exciting time return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    No meals

    Day 2: Full Day Rafting + Ziplining - Cusco

    We will meet at your hotel in the morning and drive for about 1.5 hours through the Sacred Valley of the Incas 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. 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. Then start the adventure floating for 2.5 hours in the fast rapids feeling the thrill and the rush of the mighty river. After a fabulous time we will return to our campsite to enjoy a delicious lunch and the facilities. Optional no extra cost: ZIP-LINE over 2 cables across the river. Re- start the adrenaline rush by zip lining down 300 mt /1000 ft. over the river feeling your heart pumping fast.  After an exhilarating time we will return to our campsite to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and use the Sauna free of charge. We will depart for Cusco, arriving around 5:00pm and transfer to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Day 3: Canyoning

    We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning at around 8:00am and take the road, Cusco – Lima, for our drive of 1 hour and 10 minutes in direction to Limatambo (2,554mt /8,379ft). Once we arrive at the Limatambo water falls we will put on our wetsuit, harness, helmets, gloves and all your necessary gear (carabiners, ropes, knife, figure 8 descender, 2 x prusik (5-6 mm, 4-5 m). Then walk down for 15 minutes to the first waterfall where the guide will speak of descent and proper use of equipment. The thrill begins by descending down four waterfalls, first 20mt/66ft, the second of 30mt/98ft, the third of 10mt/33ft and the last 60mt/197ft. The whole adventure takes about 1 hour or more, depending on the number of passengers and arrangement.  After, an adventurous time, we will eat lunch. Return to Cusco, arriving around 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and transfer to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Day 4: Chinchero Weaving – Paso Horseback riding Moray Maras – Machu Picchu Town

    After breakfast, your guide will collect you from your hotel around 8:00am and drive towards Chinchero (3,762mt/12,343ft) 35 minutes from Cusco. Visit a local family home to watch a colorful traditional weaving demonstration. They will show you the entire process of dying using natural dyes made from plants, flowers and insects, spinning it into yarn and weaving it on their looms. They produce wonderful works such as shawls (mantas), belts (watanas), and caps (chullos), among other things. After drive to the town of Maras where we will meet the Chalan on Paso horses. The Peruvian Paso horse is carefully bred for a light pleasure saddle horse known for its smooth ride. It is distinguished by a natural, four-beat, lateral gait called the Paso llano. Start trotting on the gorgeous Paso horse up to Moray located in a high plateau at about 3500mt/11,500ft) and just west of the village of Maras located below. After a 1.5 hour smooth ride visit the stunning agricultural circles which are in a large bowl depression with many terraces. This archeological site is believed (in theory) to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experiment center. The vast temperature difference created micro climates, similar to what is achieved in greenhouses in modern times that was possibly used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. Enjoy a box lunch in the open air. Then mount our horses and ride down the dirt road to the old colonial town of Maras (3,380mt /11,090ft) for another 1.5 hours. There we leave our horses and continue by private transport driving up the narrow dirt road to the Maras Salt Pans. The small salt pans are built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley which is nourished by the salt spring waters that surface from a subterranean stream in the mountain. There are about 3000 wells which are left to evaporate and are gathered by hand without any machinery. Taste the salty waters and enjoy the serenity and peaceful walk through the ponds. Finally, after a glorious time we will drive to Ollantaytambo and visit the ruins time permitting.  Then take the train to Machu Picchu Town where our staff will greet you and walk to your hotel.
    Option:  Hike down from the Salt Mines for about 1.45 hours to Urubamba to board your transport to Ollantaytambo.
    Hotel in Machu Picchu Town
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    This morning your guide will meet you in your hotel to walk to the bus stop to take the early bus up to the magnificent Machupicchu to see the sunrise weather permitting. You will be there before the crowds arrive by train into the village. Delight in a privately guided walking tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Walk to the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows, Intihuatana the solar clock which translates to the, Hitching Post of the Sun, Funerary Rock Hut believed to be a place where the Inca nobility were mummified, and the many temples, terraces, and corridors. After a glorious visit with your guide enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the mysterious grounds feeling the positive energy that abounds the area which has withstood time. Later on you will feast on a delicious lunch at the Tinquy Restaurant in the Sanctuary Lodge. Later take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to board the train to Poroy, where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Optional: extra cost - Huayna Picchu overlooking Machupicchu and the valley below.

    Day 6: Cusco – Airport

    At your designated time we will collect you from your hotel and transfer to the Cusco airport for your flight to your next destination.
    Breakfast included


    End of Services

  • Services Included:

    Services Included:

    • Briefing in your hotel
    • Bilingual English/Spanish Guide
    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Hotel in Cusco
    • Transportation from your hotel to starting point and return to your hotel
    • All tours mentioned in itinerary
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Entrance tickets to all archeological sites on itinerary
    • Full rafting equipment, rafts
    • Full Canyoning equipment
    • Round trip Train to Machu Picchu Town/Poroy
    • Hotel in Machu Picchu Town
    • Round trip bus Machu Picchu Town/Machu Picchu Sanctuary
    • Entrance Machu Picchu

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic airfare (we can book for you)
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips.

     

  • Picture Gallery: cusco-rafting

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