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The Vilcabamba range of mountain located to the southeast of Cusco is a very important section of the Andes Cordillera, this is one of the mountain range in Peru that has the highest concentration of snowy peaks, this creates beautiful high Andean landscapes with vast snow-capped mountains and large glaciers, which in their thaws make to appear beautiful lagoons, lakes, nice valleys. Nowadays with the passage of time many of these summits are completely uncovered of snow and they show a special natural pigment of the rock that together with some minerals and the special color of the soil of this place creates beautiful mountain, they are very striking by the colors they show, these together with the local people who are mainly breeders of Alpacas and Llamas will make this tour in an unforgettable experience, breathe deeply and live the 5020 meters of “Vinicunca” (The rainbow Mountain).
LOCATION: CUSCO, CORDILLERA VILCANOTA.
DURATION: FULL DAY (From 4:00 Hrs. to 18:30 Hrs.)
AVAILABILITY: EVERY DAY.
DIFFICULTY: MODERATE – HARD (This is more for the altitude).
We pick you up in your Hotel around 3:30 to 4:00 a.m. then we’ll travel 02 and ½ hours on a bus to Pitumarca where you’ll have a delicious breakfast, after we continue to K’ayrawiri (4326 mts. /14192 fts.) this is the trail head where we start the hiking, first we walk 2 and an 1/2 to three hours uphill where you will find a beautiful landscape, big mountain and local people with their typical clothes making their daily life, you will find big groups of Alpacas, Llamas and sometimes wild Vicuñas, also small lagoons created by the thaws of the glaciers, once you arrive to the summit (5020 mts. / 16469 Fts.) you will have a free time to rest and to take your pictures, then, we start to go back by a different way, the “Red Valley”, we call it likethat for the red color of the mountain soil, they look pretty nice, this will be other three hours walk downhill to arrive again in Japura where you will have a comforting lunch, then we will bring you back to Cusco again (arrival around 6:30 or 7:00 p.m.).
We are one of the only agency who use the different way by the RED VALLEY, all the agencies use the same way to go up and down, so, with us you will have a different experience.
We make a direct job for the passenger (Contract between tour operator and travelers), no intermediaries, we don’t give commissions to travel agencies or any others third parties that inflate the costs.
All our staff are 100% local (people from Cusco), all professionals in tourism, who have constant training courses and good customer service (Customer = friend), with this we guarantee the service we provide.
We are really a Tour Operator with all the permits and certificates granted by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco and the Minister of Tourism (DIRCETUR y MINCETUR).
We have 10 years’ experience in this market, so, we know all the fails of other companies, this is why, we have the knowledge to solve fast and efficiently any unexpected problems (those small details are our different).
Complete the booking form or send data of all the travellers as Full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, occupation or a copy of passports (in the case of Peruvians is neccesary a copy of a current ID, the same for those student, a copy of the current ISIC card, this to get the discount); and the information about arrival and departure flights; Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
Choose the best way to pay and make a payment of 50% of the full amount; There are 04 ways to pay, bank transfer, wire money by Western Union, payments via PAYPAL and debit or credit card VISA (this last two options have a 8% fee), any extra commision or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; for those one day or two days trip by train to Machu Picchu deposite must be US$ 200.00 per person; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method then we'll send you our data, the balance should be paid in our office in Cusco at most a day before your tour, this can be by cash or by credit or debit card (if you choose this second option to payment, you must to recharge + 8% of the total amount to pay).
Upon receipt of all passenger(S) data, we will send you a confirmation of your tour booked with a reservation code and payment plus details of your tour (this will be sent in the next 12 hours considering our business hours GMT - 5), and once we received the payment we will send you a VOUCHER OF RESERVATION, at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed in a 100% .