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From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo Private Full-Day Hike

1. From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo Private Full-Day Hike

Spend the day hiking to Huchuy Qosqo, an Incan archaeological site, and be surprised by the natural beauty of the trail. Enjoy views of the valley and Vilcanota River along the way. Your hiking adventure begins with a pickup in Cusco's historic center. Drive to the community of Tauca located 3,600 meters above sea level and begin your hike. Pass through Chinchero and near the beautiful Piuray Lagoon. Reach the Pucajasa Pass (4,300 meters above sea level), the highest point of the trek, see two apacheta structures, and have a beautiful view of the mountains. As you descend on the Incan trail to Huchuy Qosqo, notice how new colors take over the atmosphere while you enter a valley full of queñuales and medicinal plants. Upon entering Huchuy Qosqo, be impressed by the construction of stone and adobe structures. After visiting the archaeological site, start the last leg of your hike to the town of Lamay where a vehicle will wait for you to take you back to your hotel.

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From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo 2-Day Horse Riding Trip

2. From Cusco: Huchuy Qosqo 2-Day Horse Riding Trip

Day 1: Cusco - Huchuy Qosqo - Chinchero Drive for around 20 minutes from Cusco to Sacsayhuaman, where your horses await you. Once at Sacsayhuaman, get to know your horses before setting off on the 3 to 4-hour ride to the Queullacocha lagoon, where you will enjoy your pack lunch. Next, make your way to Chinchero, an Andean village that sits on top of a high plain with sweeping views of snow-capped peaks, at an altitude of 3800 meters. Enjoy time to rest, relax, and eat dinner. Turn in for an early night in your room. Day 2: Chinchero - Huchuy Qosco - Lamay - Cusco Get up early for an exciting day of adventure with 4-5 hours of horse riding and hiking. Wrapped up warm, equipped for riding and hiking, and with your helmet on, you’re ready to go. Lead your horse down a 3-hour trail to Pukamarca. From here you will leave the horses behind to hike a section of the famous Inca trail for 45-minutes that leads up to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins at 3600 meters. Make sure to take a breather and take in the spectacular Leon Punku, or Lion’s Mouth, canyon views on your way. Enjoy a snack at Huchuy Qosqo as you listen to your local guide tell you the rich Inca history of the region. After this part, start your descent towards the town of Lamay, famous for its Cuy al Palo, or roasted guinea pig. Have a short rest after lunch here, and your transportation will meet you for an approximately 1-hour drive back to Cusco. Get dropped back off at your accommodation in Cusco.

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