“This hike is a unique hike that can be done easily on a day in Cusco. The hike is easy-challenging and can also be done by kids from an age of 8 years. The ruins of Inkilltambo has just been renovated and since the place is not popular yet, it is the perfect choice for those who look for a beautiful day hike through nature including Inca Architecture.”
🍏 All food on this tour is prepared mostly with local ingredients.
Day 1: Pick up at the hotel – hike to the Inkilltambo Ruins – Return to the hotel
Day 1: Day Hike from Cusco to the Inkilltambo Archeaological Site
In the morning we take a 20-minute drive to the ruins of Tambomachay and Qenko. Optionally, we can visit both ruins before starting the hike (entrance tickets are not included).
In the morning, we get off the road and find ourselves in the middle of beautiful nature, surrounded by streams, eucalyptus trees, cacti and mountains. We hike for about 1.5 hours until we reach the rarely visited ruins of Inkilltambo. The Inca Palace has been painstakingly renovated and is one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in and around Cusco.
After a tour of the complex, we have a picnic in the nature. Strengthened we continue our excursion and we will observe how vegetation changes during our hike. After about 1.5 hours we pass the huge terrace rings of Kallachaka. Here we leave nature again and are brought back to the hotel by our driver.
- Private service; with English- or Spanish-speaking tour guide
- Transportation from/to your hotel
- 01 box lunch in the nature
- 24 hours’ emergency response phone number (Spanish / English)
- International & domestic airfares, unless specifically mentioned.
- Breakfast, dinner and drinks if not mentioned
- Optional entrance to Tambomachay and Qenqo Ruins (not necessary for the hike)
- Travel insurance.
- Items of personal nature such as gratuities, internet charges, excess baggage charges, laundry, beverages and meals not described in the itinerary.
PRICE PER PERSON
- Upon Request
All travelers under the age of 17 will have a discount. If you are 25 or younger, you can get a special discount with your student card. Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.
Comunidad Andina De Naciones:
Special discounts for residents of the Andean Community of Nations.
Andean Community: corresponds to residents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Changes: You can make changes to your reservation up to 48 hours before your trip at no additional cost.
No show and Cancelations: If you cancel 30 days before the trip before 6:00 pm (Lima time), a 60% administrative charge will be applied. After this time, there is a cancellation or no show charge of 100%.
- Footwear: Wear sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with good grip for the uneven and sometimes steep terrain.
- Clothing: Dress in layers, considering the fluctuating weather in the Sacred Valley. A light, moisture-wicking base layer, a mid-layer for warmth, and a waterproof outer layer are advisable.
- Headgear: Bring a hat or cap to shield yourself from the sun, as well as sunglasses.
- Sunscreen and Bug Repellent: Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect against the high-altitude sun. Also, use bug repellent to guard against insects.
- Backpack: Carry a small backpack with essentials like water, snacks, a camera, and any personal items.
- Water and Snacks: Stay hydrated by carrying an ample supply of water. Pack energy-boosting snacks for the trek.
- Rain Gear: Given the unpredictable weather, it's wise to bring a lightweight, packable rain jacket.
- Camera/Smartphone: Capture the stunning scenery along the hike, so ensure your camera or smartphone is fully charged.
- Local Currency: If there are local vendors or opportunities to interact with the community, having some local currency can be handy.
- Guide and Map: If not provided, consider hiring a local guide. Having a map or GPS device can also be beneficial, especially for the optional 4-hour hike.