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Day Trip Cusco: 1-Day Tour to the Ananiso Canyon + Experiential Tourism

USD $109.00

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City: Cusco, Mountains // Activities: Trekking, experiential tourism //

 Why you'll love this experience:

 Most likely, you will not find any tourists at all and you will have the entire canyon for yourselves.

 See how an original community lives high up in the mountains.

 

Be one of the first travelers to visit the Ananiso Canyon, a mostly undiscovered beauty in the south of Cusco. Enjoy a full day in the Ananiso Canyon which is 124 kilometers to the South from Cusco, at a height of 4200 meters, in the Ananiso community, district of Pitumarca. This canyon has a length of 3 km and a depth of 150 m. Inside the canyon, you can find a landscape with various flora and fauna that will delight your sight and show you the natural beauty of Pitumarca, Cusco.

Note: Minimum 2 people.

Itinerary:

The pick up from your hotel in Cusco will be between 5:00 and 5:30 am in the morning (please be ready from 5:00 am onwards). Then, you will head towards the district of Pitumarca for approximately 2 hours, where you will make a stop to have some breakfast. You will continue your trip through the Ausangate valley, passing several traditional towns. You will also be able to see amazing landscapes and mountains surrounding this valley that extends to the starting point “Cruz Cuna”, the first viewpoint of the Ananiso canyon. Afterwards, you will walk along the canyon for about 2 hours until getting to the temple with cave paintings. At the exit of the canyon, you will find typical Peruvian animals, such as alpacas and llamas. Once you get to the town of Ananiso, you will eat typical dishes made of local ecological products, such as alpaca meat or fresh trout served with native organic potatoes. Once you are done eating, you will go to the main viewpoint "Waraq Pata" from where you can see the entire canyon. On your way back to Cusco, you will make a stop at the viewpoint "Chihuita Kunka" to see the snowy mountain Ausangate. You will be back in Cusco at 6:00 pm. 

 Included:

  • Round-trip transport
  • Private service
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch
  • Professional, bilingual local guide
  • First-aid kit

 Not Included:

  • Entrance tickets
  • Tips

 Schedule:

  • 5:00 am - 6:30 pm

 Duration:

  • 1-day tour

 Recommendations:

  • Bring a rain cape and warm clothing
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or a cap eal
  • Bring sticks and camera

 Terms of Reservation:

  • Minimum 1 day before
  • If you buy the group tour and there are not minimum 4 people in total you have the option to:
    • postpone the date of the tour
    • receive a refund
    • pay the difference to the private tour and do the private tour

 Terms of Cancellation:

  • If you cancel up to 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 40% refund.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the tour, there won't be any refunds.

 Pickup / Drop-off:

  • Pickup from your hotel (only in the city center of Cusco. In case you stay outside, meet up at the Plaza de Armas - taxi cost approx. 10-15 Soles)
  • Drop-off at Plaza de Armas

     Info: 

    • The provider is not liable in case of delayed flights, inconvenience with train schedules, or bad weather, such as rains, landslides, etc.
    • Special price for groups larger than 4 people.

     Information about the Local Guides:

    We only select the best local guides whose services comply with our security standards, good equipment and a fair price for every destination.

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