Peru with Krissy Mae Cagney Hiking

Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Cusco - Cusipata

2020: Sep 5 - Sep 12

Prepare to have your breath taken away (literally) on this epic 8-day journey through Peru! Visit ancient sites, explore the famous Incan ruins, hike off the beaten path, and indulge in delicious foods on this once-in-a-lifetime Peruvian adventure.

  • 8 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches & 2 dinners included

  • Fly into Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. We'll provide 3 transfers on the first day between 8am - 5pm.

  • Fly out of Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. We'll provide two airport transfers in the morning.

Activities Included

  • Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
  • Moray and Inca Salt Mines
  • Hike Humantay Lake and Chonta
  • Cusco Tour- visit 'Temple of the Sun' Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay
  • Hike to Waqrapucara
  • Rainbow Mountain Hike
  • Travel Workshop
  • Documenting Your Adventures Workshop

Travel Workshop: Learn everything I know about travel that has helped get me to 38 countries. From earning/using points to finding the quickest/most affordable flights to sourcing the comfiest/safest/vibiest accomodations, we will cover every detail of travel. We will also go over etiquette in other cultures, safety, and how to be as environmentally responsible as possible.

Documenting Your Adventures Workshop: Learn how to use photography, photo editing, and your unique voice to tell your story and document your adventures. If you have a camera, great! But a phone will suffice!

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • All Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 2 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Krissy Mae Cagney

Krissy—and her husband, Ben—are Reno-Tahoe based outdoor athletes, environmental ambassadors, and adventure photographers. As a hardcore advocate for mental and physical wellness, Krissy is a firm believer in “wilderness therapy” to heal the body, mind, and soul. Join Krissy and Ben on an active and adventurous journey, while learning more about traveling the world, how to document your adventures, telling your story, and evolving into your truest, happiest self.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Peru! You’ll be picked up at the airport before transferring to Pisac (~1 hour). Explore Pisac Market on your own or rest up and adjust to the high altitude (11,000 ft) before we meet for dinner and cheers to the adventure to come!

Overnight in Pisac

Arrival: Fly into Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. We'll provide 3 transfers on the first day between 8am - 5pm.

Included: Welcome Dinner, Airport Transfer


Day 2

Time to explore! Today you’ll hike up to the Pisac Ruins and learn about Quechua culture. Make sure to bring your camera, the viewpoints up here are surrounded by 360 degrees of mountains!

After enjoying lunch at the Urubamba Village, you will make your way to the ancient Incan town of Ollantaytambo.

Overnight in Ollantaytambo

Included: Breakfast, Pisac Ruin Tour, Lunch, Ollantaytambo Tour


Day 3

You’ll start today by visiting the ancient archaeological site of Moray! Here, the Incans built large agricultural terraces that served as early prototypes for greenhouse and biological experimentation.

Next it’s off to the Inca Salt Mines. Composed of over 400 small pools, people still extract salt here using the same traditional methods as they did 500 years ago.

Finally visit Chinchero village; the Incan site where you’ll learn about traditional textiles. Later the group will drive to Cusco to stay overnight.

Overnight in Cusco

Included: Breakfast, Moray Visit, Inca Salt Mines Tour, Lunch, Chinchero Village Tour


Day 4

Today you’ll get your legs moving on a full day hike to Humantay Lake and Chonta Viewpoint! The gorgeous views of the blue lake (and the elevation) are sure to get your heart pumping. This is also a great spot to look for the massive Andean Condor! If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see these winged giants in flight.

Enjoy some lunch to refuel from the trek before making your way back to Cusco.

Humantay Lake:
Hike Duration: 3-4 hours
Hike Length: 3.5 miles roundtrip
Elevation: 12,800 feet to 13,900 feet
Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Chonta Viewpoint:
Hike Duration: 3 hours
Hike Length: 3.6 miles roundtrip
Elevation: 11,000 feet to 11,200 feet
Hike Difficulty: Easy

Overnight in Cusco

Included: Breakfast, Humantay Lake and Chonta Viewpoint Hike, Lunch


Day 5

Enjoy a break day from hiking and explore some of the temples located in Cusco. You’ll tour the Koricancha ‘Temple of the Sun’, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. You have the afternoon free to explore on your own!

Overnight in Cusco

Included: Breakfast, Cusco Temple Tour


Day 6

Time to hit the trails again on a full day hike to Waqrapucara! This hike will take you up rugged terrain until you reach the unique site of Waqrapucara. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you hike up and then enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site at the top! After free time to snap some pictures and explore, you’ll hike back down to the town of Huayqui.

After the hike, you will transfer to your next hotel in Cusipata for the night.

Hike Duration: 5-6 hours
Hike Length: 8 miles total
Elevation: 10,200 feet to 13,200 feet
Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Overnight in Cusipata

Included: Breakfast, Waqrapucara Hike, Lunch


Day 7

Early bird gets the view! Today you’ll hike to the epic saddle of Rainbow Mountain for views of the colorful, natural formation. The elevation is steep, but if you go your pace, all levels can make it to the top to bask in this natural wonder.

Catch some zzz's in the car as you make your way back to Cusco. Once you settle into your hotel, meet up with the crew for your farewell dinner where you can cheers to all the trail memories and friends you’ve made.

Hike Duration: 4 hours
Hike Length: 4.4 miles round trip
Elevation: 15,180 feet to 16,619 feet
Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Overnight in Cusco

Included: Breakfast, Rainbow Mountain Hike, Farewell Dinner


Day 8

All good things must come to an end, until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. We'll provide two airport transfers in the morning.

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