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Overview

you will truly enjoy the tour to Ananiso Canyon. This canyon is located about three hours and a half from Cusco, close to the Rainbow Mountain. On the way, you will have amazing views on the highest peak of the region, the glacier of the Ausagante. Moreover, from far away, you will enjoy a view over the red valley near the Rainbow Mountain. You will then have a view from the top of the canyon, where you will feel like the earth split just for you. You will then go inside the canyon for a walk following a nice river and crossing several bridges. You will even visit a cave where you can see a few paintings. This trip is really easy and ideal if you just arrived in Cusco and want to visit the region without going on long and exhausting treks. Moreover, this place is totally out of the tourist’s radar and you can enjoy a quiet and amazing day alone with the nature.

ITINERARY

Our adventure starts before sunrise picking you up from your hotel in Cusco around 4.30am . Then exiting south bound out of Cusco following the mountain ranges for 3 hours viewing the colourful heritage villages Urcus, Quiquijana and Cusipata the drop down valleys, running rivers pounding through the beaten rock faces and lakes spreading for miles.

We will arrive to the town of Pitumarca (3600m) to stretch our legs and have breaky then drive for another 1 and a half hours following in the footsteps of the Ausangate  valley. The route encourages us to explore rural villages and the sights of living breathing cultures,stunning inca sites and the grand imposing majestic snow capped peak Ausangate standing 6375m.

Our arrival at the first viewpoint of the canyon shows us the true strength at the earths core. Deep enlongating cracks form this crust of beauty sharing in its vulnerability as the ground opens up the path for us to continue beyond to the Ananiso community (4400m)

At this point, we have the opportunity to physically be in the presence of this impressive Ananiso Canyon. We follow a narrow road for 1 and a half hours reaching the masquaraded wáter fall and on our return visit the ancient indigenous cave paintings from thousands of years ago. The  llamas, alpacas, vizcachas and Eagles will watch us walk upon their sacred sites

Lunch will be served at Ananiso community and back to Cusco around 6:00 pm.

Included
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (the tour ends in the Main Square or you can be dropped off at your hotel)
  • Private transport
  • Spanish and English-speaking professional guide
  • Entrance fee to the park
  • Breakfast and 1 Buffet lunch.
  • First Aid Kit including a small oxygen tank
Not Included
  • Trekking poles – you can rent these from our agency
  • Travel Insurance – we strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance for the duration of your trip
  • Tips
What you should bring
  • Copy of Passport
  • ISIC card (isic.org) if applicable
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear: a good raincoat or a plastic rain poncho
  • Long -sleeved shirt
  • Thermal gloves, scarf, hat
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle (recommended 1 liter)
  • Snack
  • Sunscreen – factor 35+ recommended, hat and sunglasses
  • Trekking poles (can be rented from us)
  • Headlamp with spare batteries (very important)
  • Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down at a faster rate at high altitudes
  • Binoculars
  • Extra money for drinks, souvenirs, tips etc. (soles or dollars)

Every Day Of The Year

We have group trips for ONE DAY TOUR every day of the year. Availability: Make your reservation (reserve at least one day in advance). Take advantage of our group prices and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the Inca culture

Private Service Price
  • 2 people USD$ 170.00 per person
  • 3 people USD$ 155.00 per person
  • 4 people USD$ 145.00 per person
  • 5 people USD$ 125.00 per person
  • 6 + people USD$ 110.00 per person

Important: We do this tour only as a private service.