Adventures in sacred valley of the incas Andean Great Treks is specialized in organizing the best adventure activities in the sacred valley. You can practice the different options of adventure sports such as rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding.
The landscape and geography of the Sacred Valley of the Incas is very conducive, to do these adventure activities, we recommend that you stay in one of the hotels in the Sacred Valley, and from there explore the different trails for short walks, such as the road that descends from the ruins of Chinchero to the Poc-Poc waterfalls, and culminates in the town of Urquillos.
Another highly recommended activity for adrenaline lovers is mountain climbing, which is practiced in the Publo de Pachar, you can also enjoy a Via ferrata circuit, with a zip line.
For the more adventurous there is paragliding, which is undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences, since during an hour of flight you will be able to see the beautiful sacred valley of the incas surrounded by its imposing snow mountains, and the silhouette of the great Vilcanota river from the highest.
Get those legs working, breathe in the fresh air and admire the stunning surroundings when you head out hiking or biking in the Sacred Valley of the incas. There are countless opportunities for trekking, whether you depart from Pisac, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, along with trails for all ability levels. Enjoy a one-day hiking or biking excursion to the fascinating Maras salt mines and the circular Inca terraces of Moray.
Or, if you’d like a more extensive journey, then you can take the three-day Cachicata trek to Ollantaytambo. Beginning in the small town of Socma, this 30-kilometre (19 mile) adventure takes you past mountain passes, lagoons, Inca canals and ruins.
In conclusion, there are plethora of hiking or biking trips available from Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo.
A unique and tranquil way to explore the Sacred Valley of the incas is on horseback. Therefore, why not take a full day horseback tour to the must-see sites of Maras and Moray?
Beginning your trail ride from the small community of Pichingoto, you will enjoy riding up to the visually pleasing landscape that is the Maras salt pools. At the salt mines, you will learn about salt production, including how it is collected by hand once the water in the pools has evaporated. These tours include bilingual guide and picnic lunch and are available for individuals or groups.
You can also take a horseback ride to the village of Chacan, where you can view corn, potato and barley fields before visiting a cave with a lovely inside and the Temple of Cusilluchayoc. Horseback riding is also available through a number of Sacred Valley hotels, including Belmond Rio Sagrado and Sol y Luna.
If you’re seeking a relaxing, scenic or romantic activity, then kayaking on Huaypo Lake offers an unforgettable experience. Surrounded by snowy Andean mountains, this stunning blue lake offers some of the best views in the Sacred Valley of the incas. So, sit back and enjoy the peace and tranqulity of this calm lake, which is also a quality birdwatching location, as it is home to a number of species.
If out on the water is where you want to be, then you might also wish to try a white water rafting tour on the Urubamba River. An extremely popular rafting destination, the Urubamba River offers novice to class III rapids.
Who has never dreamed of flying? Zip-line Sacred Valley of the incas offers you the opportunity to feel like a bird and a leaf in the wind. The zip-line consists of a cable laid between points of different elevations. The travelers, powered by gravity, will move through the cable. Flying through the air; This adventure sport at full speed and adrenaline allows you to feel the freedom of being part of the magical and beautiful Sacred Valley of the incas. You will be able to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the green fields, which are surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks of the Andes. The zip line, without a doubt, is a rich and peculiar experience for travelers without fear of heights. The best time to practice this adventure sport is from April to October. The weather will be colder and windier, so it is advisable to bring suitable and light clothing, as well as good comfortable shoes.
A large part of adventure sports in the Sacred Valley of the incas includes this popular activity. Rock climbing is the perfect adventure sport for those looking to challenge heights. Vilcanota, Vilcabamba, and Urubamba are perfect settings for those who want to defy gravity. It is recommended that the traveler have notion or experience and a good climbing technique, due to the difficulty in climbing large rocks. Therefore, it is advisable to have some experience climbing the great rocky walls of the Andes. This sport can be done throughout the year. However, during the rainy months (December to April), it becomes more difficult due to the slippery rocks. It is important to use a harness, helmet, anchor, carabiners, rope, fixator, and lanyard. For beginners, there are some climbing schools to learn good climbing techniques. You can’t miss one of the best things to do in Sacred Valley of the incas.
Feel like a bird through the green mountains of the Sacred Valley of the incas and live the adventure of flying! Paragliding is one of the most fun adventure sports in the Sacred Valley, which is becoming more popular here over the years. Urubamba’s climate allows travelers to hang gliding and paragliding in the Sacred Valley of the incas, due to the wind. This adrenaline-filled sport allows you to have the best panoramic view over imposing mountains while flying through the air. For lovers of heights, this sport will be the best ally! This amazing activity takes place in the privileged mountains of Chinchero, where you can see the Andes mountain range and the entire Sacred Valley. It is advisable to go in the months of April to October.
There are many hotels in Sacred Valley of the incas, but the Skylodge Sacred Valley is an incredibly unique hotel that hangs above the ground. It is located about 10 minutes from Ollantaytambo. This luxurious clear capsule offers you another way to make your dreams come true! It hangs at the top of the majestic Sacred Valley of the incas, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent and magical view of the valley through its walls. It’s amazing, right? We couldn’t help but mention this place on our adventure sports in the Sacred Valley list. Because to get to it, you will have to undertake an activity. For a comfortable overnight stay, you need to climb Ferrata about 400 meters and then take the zip line to reach the Sacred Valley Peru Skylodge. This is the only way. It can be scary, but at the same time, it’s really cool and exciting. So don’t hesitate to do it!
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