The Ancasmarca trek is a new tourist circuit designed to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and magnificent views. On this tour you will fully enjoy this short walk without crowds of tourists, since nobody knows this place and apart from that it is a new discovery. Ancasmarca comes from a Quechua language that means (The Flight of the Condors). In the place we can see Pre-Inca constructions on the top of the Ancasmarca mountain itself, there are constructions of small houses based on stones with a rustic Inca style in circular shapes.
We can also see more than 200 houses built in the same way. It could be said that it was built for warehouses of Products such as Potatoes, barley, among others. Ancasmarca is located at a height of (4500m / 14763ft) the place has a perfect location to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and a perfect view of the cultivation fields and the Totora canyon, this walk we can walk through the entire archaeological complex.
The adventure begins at 7:00 AM. Our Guide will come to pick you up at your respective Hotel with our private bus. Then we will travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for 50 minutes. But before we will make a Stop at the Mirador de Pisac, to observe the agricultural fields and the Inca Constructions. Then we will go to the Calca District where we will have breakfast. After breakfast we will continue for another 30 minutes to the Ancasmarca archaeological complex. Here we will explore the entire archaeological site and we will have explanations about this pre-Inca culture.
After exploring we will walk down to the community of Totora. The walk will have a distance of 3 kilometers where we will observe the Totora Canyon and the agricultural fields and we can also see Alpacas, Llamas, and perhaps with luck we will see the largest bird in the Andes itself (Condor). Arriving at the community of Totora we will board the Bus and go to the Machacancha Hot Springs for a nap and fully enjoy a relaxing bath. After the thermal baths we will go to lunch a typical food of the place. If you are a vegetarian, no problem we will prepare a special meal for you.
After lunch we will return to Cusco for 1 hour and a half, this magnificent tour ends at your Hotel at 6:00 in the afternoon, be sure it will be an unforgettable adventure.
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All information meetings are held in your hotel at 6:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the (Peru Hike) offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.
The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.
It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.
Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.
Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.
Peru Hike Company can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.
Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.
Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.
You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.
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It really was a very beautiful adventure, seeing canyons and impressive landscapes and bathing in the hot springs, without a doubt it is a beautiful 1-day adventure