Experience the Peruvian Andes through cultural, historical, and natural perspectives as you enjoy traditional Andean food, visit an archaeological site, and ride a zip line through the mountains.
Experience the sights and culture of Peru’s Sacred Valley. On this tour, you will experience zipline Cusco, the hidden Sacred Ruins of Urco, and waterfalls near the community of Arin. What’s more, you will get to know Andean culture as you visit a local market, enjoy two traditional Andean meals, and try an Incan drink: chicha. To top it all off, you can see the mountains of Chinchero by zipline!
Duration: Full Day, 8:30 am to 16:00 pm
Start and end location: Sacred Valley
8:30 am – Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and drive to the local market
8:40 am-9:00 am – You will visit the local market and receive a brief explanation of its products and vendors. There will be a light Andean-style breakfast in the market.
9:00 am-9:30 am – Drive to the Sacred Ruins of Urco
9:30 am-10:10 am – Explore the hidden Sacred Ruins of Urco. You will learn about the site’s importance and hear local myths about the “Mother Stone” and the shadows of the neighboring mountain, Pitusiray.
10:10 am-10:30 am – You head to the community of Arin.
10:30 am-10:50 am – Next, you will visit a local, traditional “chichería”, a maker of an ancient Incan drink, “chicha”. You can try a glass of Chicha Jora, corn beer. You will learn about how Andeans make chicha and why it is one of the most important parts of social and cultural life in the Andes.
10:50 am-12:00 pm – Small trek to the beautiful waterfalls of the Arin community
12:00 pm-13:00 pm – In the community of Huycho, an indigenous local “mamacha” will be waiting for you in her own home with a delicious lunch cooked with ingredients native to the area and prepared using traditional, ceramic cookware. As you enter the home of a native Andean, you will gain a deeper understanding of life in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
13:00 pm-13:50 pm – Transportation will take you to the community of Raqchi, surrounded by the stunning mountains of Chinchero.
13:50 pm- 15:00 pm — Fly in the mountains of Chinchero on the Zipline Cusco.
15:00 pm-16:00 pm – Drive back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
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