The Vilcabamba River -
Its torrential waters (Class I and II) run between the
most spectacular landscapes on the "Valle Sagrado de los Incas" (Sacred
Valley of the Incas), amid places that fuse the millennial of the Inca and the purest adventure emotion.
Journeys can be carried out with a duration up of two days, having tracks for
people without experience offering only a little difficulty, being always
recommended to be attended by expert guides who can provide all the necessary
equipment for its sure and exciting practice.
The recommended tracks are,
- Huambutío - Písac
- Calca - Urubamba (Huarán)
- Ollantaytambo - Chilca. (Track that can be combined with the Inca trail)
The recommended season for the practice of rafting in rafts or kayaks is from
May to October. During the months of July and August the flow can diminish
notably. During the months of December to April corresponds the season of rains,
it offers bigger difficulty.
The practice of rafting in this
river is only reserved for the most experienced; it has rapids of classes I, II,
III and IV. It is one of the best scenarios that attract sportsmen of all parts
of the world. The Apurímac River is the Andean origin of the Amazonas River; its bed is narrow and deep,
forming one of the deepest depressions in America, with enormous cliffs.
The highway that leaves from the city of Cusco to the Apurímac River
is not in good conditions, but the emotion and high adventure dose justify this
You can be provided with the services of guides and all the equipment from
the city of Cusco beside logistics and terrestrial transport. This adventure
demands a minimum of three days, and journeys can be done of 5 days by the
Trekking and Mountain Biking, Horse Rides
If you want a spectacular walk with lots of emotion, that is
called the "Inca trail".
The beautiful landscapes of "Valle
Sagrado de los Incas" (Sacred Valley of the Incas), with natural paths
and old Inca roads, offer an ideal and incomparable place to be visited through
walks, mountain biking or horse rides. These journeys can last one day or more,
included camping at the end of each day. The ideal season is between April and
November. The great natural beauty of their scenario, between rich flora and
fauna, is an excellent opportunity for the observation of birds. Majestic snowy
mountains, gulches, as well as fabulous archaeological remains and towns of
native communities that are an alive museum, are waiting for you.
Mountain-climbing in the
Cusco has three
mountain ranges, with numerous snowy peaks that constitute a beautiful
natural scenario, offering you possibilities to share its beautiful landscape
with ideal places for the practice of the mountain-climbing. The Mountain Ranges
of Vilcabamba, Vilcanota and Urubamba, have
imposing snowy peaks, among those outstanding the Ausangate (6,336 meters above
sea level - 20,787 feet), the Salcantay (6,271 meters above sea level - 20,574
feet) and the Veronica (5,750 meters above sea level - 18,865 feet).
mountain-climbing in this area, is a sport that can be practiced by the most
expert professional mountaineers who will be able to choose ascent routes of
extreme difficulty, and it can also be practiced by less expert sportsmen by the
classic ascent routes and conquer the summit of beautiful snowy peaks.
Rock Climbing (Mountrek)
the lower part of the snowy mountains of the Mountain Ranges of Vilcabamba, Vilcanota and
Urubamba, numerous rock walls exist, with enormous potential for the rock
climbing. There are rock walls of almost vertical shape. The most expert ones
will be able to find routes of extreme difficulty, also finding the ones of
smaller level of difficulty for mountaineers with little experience.
The season for the climbing practice in hard rock is during the whole year.
The rainy season is between the months of December to April adding a bigger
degree of difficulty.
In the waters of the
Vilcanota River, in the "Valle Sagrado
de los Incas" (Sacred Valley of the Incas), you will be able to fish
exquisite salmon and rainbow trout, especially among the months of April to
In Cusco you will find
experienced guides that will advise you and they will allow the sure practice of
the sport that you choose. They will also be able to provide you with all the
necessary equipment and logistics.