I want to take you on one of my favourite treks near Cusco. This one takes about four to five hours but including the transport it will take up the better part of the day. We begin by taking transport to a famous ruin about 45 minutes from Cusco. From there we trek downhill, skirting around a mountainside, then zig-zagging down and down into a deep, lush valley. We stop at a cascading waterfall before dropping down further into a forest, following a stream and then crossing it over my own little bridge––yes, I had the bridge made for this purpose––until we arrive at a small village in the Sacred Valley; from there, we take public transport back to Cusco. * My English only covers basics. I guide in Spanish and do my best in English. If you are wanting to practice Spanish or Quechua, this is an excellent opportunity. ** If you are staying in Urubamba, that is also fine.
Hi, I'm Fortunata. I am a friendly, happy and chirpy Peruvian woman. I come from a remote, Andean rural village. I speak Spanish, Quechua, Italian and basic English. I have been working in tourism for ten years and I have been guiding treks for two years. As a local guide, I know the mountain treks around Cusco inside out. I want to take you on beautiful secret walks which are off the beaten track and rarely visited by other tourists.
Picnic I take bread, cheese, tomato, avocado. I also take boiled eggs, boiled native potatoes, olives and fruit.
Collective taxi or private taxi to the starting point, and public bus (14-seater van with prior reservation of good seats)…
This is one of my favourite walks that only local people know about; you rarely see another tourist on this trek. The walk takes us first through stunning mountain scenery, then into a beautiful valley. The highlight is a waterfall, but in fact the whole walk is lovely.
Be averagely fit for this all-downhill walk. If you have bad knees or weak ankles, though, this walk is not for you given a section of slightly steep, loose, uneven and slippery-when-wet terrain.