Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, has a lot of mysticism and stories that often surpass fiction, but all visitors take away the best memories and lived great adventures in Cusco. Living this incredible adventure in a city with an ancestral past becomes the best memory you can have.
If you plan to visit Cusco, enjoy its wonderful architecture and impressive mountains, we invite you to live the adventure sports that can be practiced outside the city. These activities are for all visitors, whether they love adrenaline or not, what is worthwhile are the unique experiences that can be lived during your visit.
The best adventure sports.
The geography of Cusco presents endless possibilities for extreme sports. In addition, Cusco presents beautiful landscapes with great mountains, virtuous climate and powerful rivers. All its geography combined with its landscapes offers scenarios for activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, canoeing and many other sports.
The emotion and adrenaline is not only suitable for sportsmen, but also for adventures with the family. In fact, most adventures in Cusco are done by families or groups of friends.
Safety is always guaranteed because in Cusco there are organizations that regulate and control the guarantees and safety provided by tourist agencies.
Below are just some of the most important adventures in Cusco.
rafting on the Urubamba River.
One of the emblematic sports that can be done in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Rafting, is the best option for all those who have an adventurous spirit and love water sports. The beautiful Urubamba and Apurimac rivers become ideal places for canoeing or rafting.
The traveler should often not have extensive knowledge of rowing, as there are sectors of the river with very calm currents ideal for inexperienced people.
There is quite a lot of adrenaline in this sport and it is so popular that nowadays, tours of several days are offered in which anyone who wants to live and experience this great sport can participate. The distances covered are zoned -for safety- and generally last from 1 to 1.5 hours.
For more experienced sailors, the Apurimac River is their best option. Its incredible and fast waters are the best for this activity, all the adventures must be done with safety implements, in this case you must have: vest, helmet, adequate shoes, rescue ropes, dry bags and first aid kit.
Mountaineering the best of Cusco, adventures in the heights of the Andes is the best option for adventure travelers.
Cusco offers the best of everything to all its visitors, and for those who love mountaineering it offers its green mountains and spectacular landscapes. Among the most visited sceneries are the Vilcabamba, Vilcanota and Urubamba, they are perfect for visitors from all over the world who can make excursions to the most emblematic mountains of the region.
This type of adventure is very common in Cusco. Hikes last several days and are always accompanied by an expert and very experienced guide.
The walk through the mountains can not only be done by expert climbers, but also by everyone without exception, you just have to have a good acclimatization and a little physical preparation to overcome all obstacles.
When you do some tours like the Sacred Valley of the Incas trip, you will be able to observe groups of local or visiting youths practicing this beautiful sport. Mountain biking is common and highly recommended for all visitors. If you travel with your family, you should try that experience and you will see that you will take beautiful memories traveling through mountains and spectacular landscapes. The geography of Cusco shows very picturesque villages and archaeological sites scattered everywhere and the most spectacular way to get to know them is by cycling through every place you want.
The most visited sites, by bicycle are: Moray, Salinas de Mara and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Try this extraordinary adventure, you will not regret it.
Can you imagine flying over the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas? Yes, it’s possible thanks to the gentle wind currents in the sacred valley. The climate of Urubamba allows travelers to practice hang-gliding and paragliding. This adrenaline filled sport allows you to have the best panoramic view over the imposing mountains and towns located on the banks of the Urubamba River.