Cusco presents great adventures for all travelers of the world, it is possible to practice many adventure sports with friends or family. In addition to having the opportunity to know Machu Picchu, the adventures in Cusco are totally guaranteed.
Some adventures may present some difficulty, such as bungee jumping or the trekking route to Machu Picchu, known as the Inca Trail. Others are ideal for the family, such as the horseback rides through the Sacred Valley of the Incas or the trek to the rainbow mountain (Vinicunca).
In this opportunity we will know only some of the adventures in Cusco that can be done without any problem.
1) Trekking to Machu Picchu, one of the best adventures in Cusco.
Today there are different trekking routes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu such as walks through Salkantay, Lares and the Inca jungle. However, the most famous and internationally known is the Inca Trail. This route can be done at different times, there are trips of up to 2 days, but the most classic is 4 days and 3 nights.
The Inca Trail is considered one of the best 5 hiking trails in the world. This adventure covers kilometers from the beginning of the “kilometer 82” and culminates in the city of hot waters.
The tours are generally purchased online with the tourist agency of your choice, prices are around 650 dollars per person depending on the service.
2) Horseback Riding in the Sacred Valley.
A beautiful experience, worth living, are the horseback rides through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is strongly recommended if you travel with your family. Horseback rides generally last half a day or more according to the traveler’s tastes. It includes one horse per person and necessary implements.
It is a totally safe horseback ride where children or inexperienced grandchildren can make the adventure, we travel through landscapes typical of the valley of the Incas along the Urubamba River, we pass through ancient Inca trails and traditional villages of Cusco.
The most indicated place to acquire this type of adventures in Cusco, the agencies of adventures and trips will give you the sufficient information on this experience. Costs range from 85 dollars per person approximately.
3) Cuatrimoto in Maras and Moray.
The trip to the tourist center of Moray, presents an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a beautiful ATV travel experience, is one of the most popular adventures in Cusco and Chinchero. It is a motorcycle ride to the archaeological site of Moray and the Salineras de Maras.
The ATV tour presents beautiful landscapes, as well as traditional villages and Moray.
Moray is a complex of Inca terraces that resembles an amphitheater. You can also visit the hundreds of salt wells in Maras. The service lasts approximately 5 hours.
This adventure includes guides, equipment, transportation and training, and can be purchased in the city of Cusco or online at a cost of $45 per person approximately.
4) Zip Line in the Sacred Valley.
The zip line or zipline is one of the most popular sports currently requested by tourists, is a unique experience and very pleasant to live with friends. This extreme sport can be practiced in several places in Cusco. However, the Sacred Valley offers many places with unparalleled landscapes.
People of all ages can make this adventure, you just need courage and a good guide or instructor that guarantees you safety. This adventure includes transportation, safety equipment, lunch and a fully trained guide.
It can be purchased in the city of Cusco or looking for information on the Internet. The costs are approximately 54 dollars per person.
A well known place to practice this sport is Santa Teresa (20 kilometers from Machu Picchu).
5) Rafting on the Vilcanota River.
The Vilcanota River (it changes its name to the Urubamba River when it reaches the province of the same name) crosses the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its currents and water flow are ideal for the practice of canoeing with friends.
There are totally ideal currents to practice this sport, there are also points where the water runs calmly where beginners practice, depending on the time of year.
The tours include transportation, equipment, lunch and tour guide.
You can buy this beautiful experience in the city of Cusco and that has prices around 85 dollars per person approximately.
note: The rainy season (from December to March) is not recommended to do this type of sport, due to the increase of the river flow due to the rains.
6) Bungee Jumping in Cusco, Poroy.
One of the best experiences for visitors who like adrenaline is just 2 kilometers from the city of Cusco Action Valley, one of the most popular sports centers where you can practice extreme bungee jumping.
The suspended platform has a height of 122 meters so it is considered an extreme sport.
In order to guarantee the safety it counts on professionals totally trained and qualified in addition to having elements of great security.