An uplifting experience off the beaten track based at our beautiful Lodge near Limatambo. Enjoy mind-blowing views over the Apurimac canyon and wonderful sightings of condors soaring in their natural habitat. This tour offers several moderate hikes and excursions visiting little-known Inka sites in the magical Apurimac region whilst giving you the opportunity to relax in a beauty spot with views of the snowy peak of Mount Humantay.
We leave Cusco by private transport at 8.00 am. and travel through the highlands of Anta towards the Northwest. After passing the pass of Willque we descend into the beautiful Limatambo valley and on most days we may enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Salkantay, the second highest Apu of the region (6,272 m). Near Limatambo town we take a well-preserved dirt road up to the picturesque highland hamlet of Chonta. Time permitting we shall briefly visit the local school that benefits from our tours through the donation of materials, before starting our two-hour trek (moderate difficulty). With a little luck we may spot typical highland birds on the way (sometimes even parrots can be seen), whilst appreciating the pretty flora and the spectacular scenery as we approach the canyon. A short hike downhill will take us to the viewpoint in time for a delicious picnic lunch. We shall stay at this marvelous spot for 2-3 hours in order to wait for the condors to soar upwards, being transported by thermal winds. This is an unforgettable birding experience and a highlight for every nature enthusiast! in the early afternoon we start our hike back to Chonta from where our vehicle will take us down to our Lodge near Limatambo. The accommodation is in comfortable bungalows built in the Andean style with private attached facilities. After a hearty dinner, you may enjoy a soul-warming log fire in the lounge of the cozy Lodge. Boxed lunch & D Overnight at the Andean Spirit Lodge.
After an early breakfast, we drive to the foot of the Choquechurco mountain (1 ½ hours) from where a 2 hour uphill hike through beautiful scenery will take us to the little-known Inka ruins of the same name, nestled in a magic dwarf forest. We shall enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, with views of the snowy peaks of the Humantay and Salkantay. We return to the lodge in the afternoon. Overnight at the Andean Spirit Lodge. Full board.
An hour’s drive takes us to the Apurimac River where we can enjoy spectacular sceneries and dip in the thermal springs of Cconoc. Relax body and mind by a cozy log fire in the evening. Overnight at the Andean Spirit Lodge. Full board.
Free day at Andean Spirit Lodge. Soak in the peace of the environment, explore the garden trails or read a book in a hammock. You may book a Yoga class, meditation or a massage if you wish. The idea is that you relax. Overnight at the Andean Spirit Lodge. Full board.
After breakfast, we start our return journey to Cusco visiting the mysterious Inka sites of Killarumiyoq and Tarawasi and enjoy a picnic lunch. B & L. End of all services.
- 4 nights in Private Bungalow at the Andean Spirit Lodge
- Vegetarian/vegan meals as described
- Included excursions as described
- Entries to the archeological sites included in the holiday
- English speaking guide
- Internal flights
- Optional extras like Yoga and Meditation
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
- Tips and gratuities
Prices per person in US dollars:
- 1 Person
- 1 Person
- 2 people
- 2 people
- 3 people in Triple or 1 Double & 1 Single
- 4 people
in 2 Doubles/Twins
- 4 people