DAY 6 THURSDAY - CUSCO
Enjoy a unique experience filled with beautiful scenery, spectacular views, small communities, and opportunities to observe local wildlife. The Adventure awaits you! Don’t miss Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Pallcoyo or Humantay Lagoon. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco.
OPTIONAL EXCURSION ($):
FULL DAY VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – (minimum of 2 passengers)
You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.
PALCCOYO –(minimum of 2 passengers)
Palccoyo, known as the Montaña Colorada, is a surprising natural formation that is shown along a mountain range of the Vilcanota mountain range, usually it is part of the attractions where you walk on the routes that surround the Apu Ausangate main attraction of the place. The Mount of Ausangate is considered in the Andean World as the
Sacred Mountain or the Mountain Spirit and since pre – Inca times it has been a place of veneration and worship, a tradition that continues until the present. In this opportunity we will walk towards the Palccoyo Mountain that you can reach this colorful place in a full day. In this route we will walk over 4,000 meters and along we can enjoy extraordinary landscapes, small communities, flora, and fauna typical of the area and above all we will have at all times the company of Apu Ausangate which will be seen from various points of the route.
HUMANTAY LAGOON – (minimum of 2 passengers)
You will leave Cusco early in the morning heading to Soraypampa, starting point of your trek. On the way, you will cross the city of Limatambo -located at 2100 m.a.s.l.- an important access point to the city of Cusco during the time of the Inca Empire. There you will find the archaeological remains of Tarawasi, a place that served as a resting point
for those heading to Chinchaysuyo. Then, you will continue your journey along the right bank of the Apurimac River until you reach Soraypampa. From this point, you will start your trek up the mountain towards the Humantay Lagoon. Upon arrival, you will appreciate the stunning scenery of this wonderful place and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Before leaving, you will have time to take pictures around the lagoon. At the end of the visit, you will walk back to Soraypampa, where the transport will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco. (B)