Discovery of the Sacred Valley on the footsteps of the Incas!
Go for a day of trekking and discovery on an ancient stretch of the Camino Inca. After discovering Chinchero, its weavers’ workshops and ruins, you will start a walk all the way down to the splendid Poc Poc waterfall and then to the picturesque village of Urquillos.
Inca trail from Chinchero to Urquillos
We will start our adventure with a bus transfer to Chinchero, a small village in the Sacred Valley known for its weavers’ workshops and Inca terraces. We will learn a little more about the textile production of the region and the ancestral techniques of dyeing and weaving wool.
We will then enter the Inca site of Chinchero which we will visit before starting our walk. We will walk along a path that goes downhill, having been the ancient Inca path linking Chinchero to Urquillos.
Alternating between eucalyptus forest and panoramic view of the sacred valley, we will arrive at our second stage of the day: the Poc Poc waterfall.
After a moment of rest in front of this natural wonder and a picnic break to regain strength, we will continue our hike until the end of our itinerary: Urquillos, where our driver will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco.
We will end our services upon arrival in Cusco or we will drop you off directly at your hotel.
Private transportation / Private English speaking guide / Tickets included
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if necessary)||Travel Insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Air tickets and copy||Certification Vaccination Yellow fever (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in USD., Euros or local|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (type trekking)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Waterproof and warm jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bath business|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medications you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).