Cusco Glacier exploration

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Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour

1. Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your Cusco hotel between 03:30 AM and 04:00 AM, and then journey to Mollepata village in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. After breakfast in Mollepata, continue towards Soraypampa 3,900 meters above sea level. Trek for approximately 1.5 hours to Humantay Lake, 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level and get wonderful views of the turquoise waters at the base of Humantay Glacier. Immerse yourself in a landscape sacred to the Incas, and get the chance to rent a horse to ride to the lake. Explore the turquoise glacial waters of Humantay Lake , leisure for photography exploring the surrounding area before going back to Mollepata for a buffet lunch. Then, journey back to Cusco at 06:00 PM.

Lima: 7-Day Inca Tour with Flights and Macchu Picchu

2. Lima: 7-Day Inca Tour with Flights and Macchu Picchu

Discover Incan culture on a 7-day tour of Peru from Lima. Visit the Ballestas Islands, explore the beautiful town of Chinchero, and visit the famous Machu Picchu. Day 1Upon your arrival in Lima, your representative will be waiting with a sign stating your name. From there you'll be transferred to your respective hotel where you can check in. You'll soon begin a city tour through Lima, which will begin with panoramic views of the Pucllana Pyramid or Huaca Pucllana, the historical center of Lima. It will be there that you can appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, and once the tour has finished you'll return to your hotel. Day 2Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel between 4:30 AM and 5:00 AM. You will begin with a trip to the Paracas Peninsula to visit the Ballestas Islands, which are a national reserve. From there, continue your trip to the city of Ica for a demonstration with wines and traditional Pisco of the valley. Following that, you will taste a typical local lunch according to the menu of the day. You will then travel for approximately 30 minutes to the oasis of Huacachina, where you will enjoy the adrenaline of riding buggies and sandboards. After this great adventure, you will return back to Lima in your private transportation. Day 3 According to your flight schedule in Cusco, your representative will be waiting for you at the Cusco Airport. From there, your day will be spent by you acclimatizing to Cusco's altitude. Day 4You will begin between 8:00AM and 8:30AM, at which point you will travel to the colorful town of Chinchero. There you will learn about Andean fabrics in a textile interpretation center, before continuing onward to the famous circular cultivation terraces in Moray. After that, descend towards the salt mines in Maras where you will visit the more than 3,000 wells of salt. Finally, you will travel to Ollantaytambo Station where you will board your train to Aguas Calientes. Day 5On day 5 you will encounter one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. You'll begin by taking the bus from Aguas Calientes, as your tour guide provides you with all the information before your 2-hour tour through this Inca citadel. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be transferred to Cusco by private transportation. Day 6Between 4:30AM and 5:00AM, your transportation will pick you up from your hotel from where you will drive for 3 hours in the direction of Rainbow Mountain. Following breakfast, you will drive for another 45 minutes to begin your 2-hour trek. Upon reaching the top of the "Mountain of Colors", you will have enough time to take photographs and enjoy the landscape. In addition, you will also be able to appreciate the highest snow peak in Cusco: Ausangate Mountain. Day 7On the final day of your tour, you will be taken to Cusco Airport, at which point your tour will conclude.

From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

3. From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

You will be picked up from the hotel between 4:30 in the morning, then you will travel about 3 hours to Cusipata's place so you can enjoy an American-style breakfast. Head to the starting point of the tour after breakfast. Start on the path that leads to the "mountain of colors", pass the checkpoint and pay an entrance fee to continue. Admire panoramic views of the nearby valleys, Andes, and glaciers along the trail, as well as wildlife: wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as Andean condors if you catch a glimpse of them Reach the top and take some time to rest, breathe, and admire the spectacular views. Take beautiful photos and videos, then begin the descent to the base with the group. Enjoy a tourist buffet lunch upon arrival at the restaurant at the end of the trek, before embarking on the journey back to Cusco to be dropped off near the main square, the end point is Calle San Bernardo.

From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

4. From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

Travel from Cusco to Rainbow mountain for a hiking and camping adventure with this two-day group trip. See stunning views of the snow-capped Ausangate mountain and have the opportunity to spot wildlife like chinchillas. Day 1: Be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at 4:00 AM and relax as you drive to the trailhead. Stop for breakfast before starting your hike to the first pass of Puccacocha, which is located at 5000 meters above sea level. Marvel at the imposing snow-capped Ausangate mountain and Lake Puccacocha. Make camp at Ananta with well-maintained equipment. Have the tent set up for you, so you can spend the evening relaxing. Day 2: Start your day with a delicious breakfast before climbing to a Rainbow mountain lookout. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this place to you. Next, head to the Red Valley viewpoint to explore and snap some pictures. After a nice lunch, walk to the bus station where your driver will be waiting to take you on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco at about 5:00 pm.

From Cusco: Humantay Glacier Lake Guided Day Tour

5. From Cusco: Humantay Glacier Lake Guided Day Tour

Join this trekking tour to hit the Humantay Lake trails on foot accompanied by a guide. With breakfast, lunch, and safety kit included on your tour, experience adrenaline-pumping thrills in the Peruvian wilderness. Enjoy a private 2-hour drive from Cusco to Mollepata village, passing by countryside landscapes on the way. Stop for breakfast before continuing your journey towards Soraypamapa campsite. See the renowned Salkantay Glacier Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in Peru. Learn why it is considered sacred by the native people. Undergo a safety briefing from your guide. Then, begin the hike surrounded by the most impressive mountain scenery. Follow your guide through wonderlands of different shades. Learn about the history of these lands, the endemic flora and fauna. Once at Humantay Lake, walk along the wonderful turquoise waters lying peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier. Snap some shots of Humantay Glacier Mountain. Climb higher to get to a spot offering glorious views. Next, join your guide for an outdoor lunch away from the crowds. Then, walk back to Soraypamapa where private transport will take you back to Cusco by late afternoon.

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What people are saying about Cusco

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The trail is really difficult for those with no skills, but the arrival at the top is 100% worth it. The agency was careful to leave very early so we could reach the lagoon before it was full of other tourists, that was nice. The guide was very attentive. The included meals were in a simple and charming place.

The trip is organized very well, choose the early pick up to arrive early at the lagoon. The breakfast and lunch are excellent and diversified. The hike is moderate to difficult but the view worth every step. Totally recommend

Hilton our guide was great and Modelsto, the driver is the star. The 4 hour trek is a rough road but 100% worth it. Be mindful of the altitude and don’t be a hero and take the horse up :)

Everything was well organized, and we had a wonderful trip at the lagoon. We arrived before crowds, which allowed us to take great pictures by the lake.

Take your time elevation isn’t easy but the view at the end is worth all the heavy breathing