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Orquillos Waterfall Trek Full Day

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  • DURATION: 1 Day
  • PICK UP and DROP OFF:hotel cusco
  • GROUP SIZE: 18 people
  • LANGUAGES: Spanish , English
  • TOUR TYPE: Trek, Adventure
  • MAX. ALTITUDE5100 m / 16070 ft
  • HIKING HOURS:4 Hours
  • LEVEL: MODERATE3 of 5
  • AVAILABILITY:Daily Departures

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN & RED VALLEY 1 DAY HIKE

A new alternative is Inca Trail Chinchero Urquillos Full Day, it located in the best part of Cusco and Sacred Valley, we can visit beautiful places like Chinchero village and archaeological place, then village of Urquillos and Huayllabamba.

Chinchero is located north of the city of Cusco, It is 28 km from Cusco, It is situated 3 754 (12 316 ft). Nowadays Chinchero is a mixture of Inca culture and Colonial, Chinchero still preserves an archaeological center where you can see Inca residences, a large square, and many Inca terraces.

Urquillos and Huayllabamba are villages located in the Sacred Valley, they are located northeast of the city of Cusco, the main economic activity is the production of white corn with large grains that are exported abroad.

In the Incas time Chinchero and Urquillos were connected by an Inca Trail, Nowadays exists in great part of Chinchero Urquillos Hiking, also we will pass by beautiful natural places and we will have a panoramic view of beautiful hidden valley.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – TRAILHEAD - CHINCHERO URQUILLOS - CUSCO.

Inca Trail Chinchero Urquillos is easy to walk. This hiking will take us 5 or 6 hrs.

Early in the morning is de pick up at your hotel, we will go by car from Cusco to Chinchero village 3 754 masl, (12 316 ft), We will have a guided tour in Chinchero village and archaeological site, it is the begin of the hike, then we continue through the Inca Trail with direction to Urquillos.

We will see beautiful landscapes and cultivated terraces, and then we will descend into a narrow valley and continues on to the Archaeological site of Tambo Inca, a rest stop and supply center during the time of the Incas.

We continue with the descent through heavy vegetation and cultivated fields to the village of Urquillos 2 980 masl (9 776 ft), after that the road is flat until Huayllabamba 2 866 masl (9 402 ft), in this place we will cross the bridge over the Vilcanota River, here will be our bus waiting for us, and we will return to Cusco City and finish the tour.

  • Hike duration: 5 or 6 hrs.
  • Hike distance: 8 kilometers.
  • Season: From March to December.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3 754 masl (12 316 ft).
  • Minimum Altitude: 2 866 masl (9 402 ft).

Included

  • Pick-up from your hotel/hostel in the center of Cusco.
  • Tourist bus transportation during the tour.
  • Professional and experienced guide licensed in tourism (English and Spanish)
  • Meals: 1 simple breakfast / 1 buffet lunch
  • Entrance ticket
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Trekking poles

Not Included

  • Mineral waters.
  • Red Valley 10 soles ($63 approx) per person (optional)
  • Waterproof layer for rainy season.
  • Saddle horse (if required)
  • Meals: 01 dinner, snacks

What you need to take

  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or a rain poncho.
  • Waterproof boots for trekking
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, polar linings, gloves, scarf and hat.
  • Camera and extra batteries (batteries are consumed faster in cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap for protection from sun, rain or cold.
  • Pills to sterilize water in case you drink water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need.
  • Cash – Nuevo soles (S /).
  • Toilet paper.
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FAQ

Are there chances of suffering altitude sickness during the trek?

Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick at high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time (1-2 days).

We strongly recommend acclimatizing to the altitude before partaking in the trek. If short on time, consult your doctor on taking altitude sickness (acetazolamide/Diamox) or go for the natural remedy of locals, chewing coca leaves.

Rainbow Mountain Travels counts with a first-aid kit and oxygen tank as well as trained and professional guides prepared for any type of emergency that can occur during the trek.

What do I do if I get tired/exhausted during the trek?

There are horses available throughout the whole trek which you can ride for however long you want. NOTE no tour operator offers this, it’s run the by locals that live in the surrounding communities.

Like mentioned in the previous Q&A, Rainbow Mountain Travels counts with a first-aid kit and oxygen tank as well as trained and professional guides prepared for any type of emergency that can occur during the trek.

Does it actually look like the pictures?

Yes! And it’s definitely what makes the trek much more gratifying. There are unlucky days where the weather does ruin a little bit of the beauty, but it adds a mystical effect.

What is cancellation policy?

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.