History and culture:
If you like to see new places, without a doubt, one of the things that you wish to learn of this new place is its history and its culture. Because in the city of Cusco breathes history and culture on every street, avenue, town, village and tourist spot you visit.Just imagine walking on an ancient inca citadel, or a town that maintains its customs intact, and has earned the designation of “Pueblo Inca Viviente”, do you already imagined? Because in Ollantaytambo and around the Sacred Valley of the Incas you will be able to make it a reality.
Needless to mention, to the wonder of the modern world Machu Picchu, I know you've read a lot and seen hundreds of photos and heard thousands of stories of the place; but what if you dare to get to know her and live a new experience through its streets and sacred precincts that you narrate as is that it was built and you will understand why it has become one of the most visited destinations, according to the most acknowledged international journals for travelers.
Landscapes and Nature:
If, more than 3000 meters above sea level you'll be able to delight your view with amazing landscape of the peruvian Andes, mountains, snow-capped mountains and lagoons crystal clear. Maybe you will not have a view of the sea but hey! That is what you can achieve when you get to Peru by giving you at least a day in Lima to visit the Miraflores district of flying in paragliding. That doesn't sound bad isn't it? Since we've given you one more option for you to consider in your itinerary.
Returning to the idea of this article, in the region of Cusco is one of the most beautiful lagoons of Peru. Humantay is his name and he is only 3 and a half hours from the city of Cusco (2 in car and 1 on foot). If, to get to this lagoon you need to address a car until Soraypampa and then walk for about one hour to more than 4000 meters above sea level to find a crystal clear lagoon of turquoise waters that change to bluish with the glow of the solar lights when they lie on their water contrasting perfectly with the imposing Humantay snowmountain close to the Salkantay.
Just being to over 3000 meters is already something adventurous since you stepped out of your comfort zone and you'll probably feel a bit of altitude sickness but nothing that a mate de Coca not be able to remove. Yes, you read it right mate de coca-the sacred leaf, whose alkaloid is frowned upon and used by the fault of the man.
In the vicinity of the city of Cusco have been built and adapted the old trails for the practice of various adventure sports like cycling (especially in the Sacred Valley), tours on atvs highlighting the route Maras –Moray. There are other alternatives for lovers of the water such as rafting and kayak in the rivers Urubamba and Apurimac which are equipped with rapids of level I to V being suitable for the novice and the more experienced.
There are other alternatives that can be performed in a couple of hours, or can be combined with the tours that make for example the Inca Jungle where you can combine your visit to Machu Picchu with cycling, hiking, rafting, zip line and relaxing in thermal waters with medicinal properties. Or Bunge Jumping highest in South america just 25 minutes away in the village of Poroy, dare to jump into the void just attached by a rope. What you say, do you feel like?!
Publication Date: 28 Dec 2017
Author: Inca World Travel