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Chacan Trek 1-Day

1 Days

Trek to Chacan Ruins

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This full day hiking experience takes you to little known sites near Cusco, including the Temple of the Rainbow, the subterranean passageways under Cusiyuchayoc, and the Temple of the Moon.

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  • Your trek will begin in the early morning in the Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square, from where you will hike up through a eucalyptus forest beside the Saphy River.
  • After an hour and a half hike, the Chacan cave comes into view. It is known as the Temple of the Rainbow because of the small waterfall inside the cave that reflects rainbow rings off the sun’s rays. You will have the chance to swim in the waterfalls and be surrounded by these rainbows. It is an incredible feeling both refreshing and spiritual.
  • Chacan is a beautiful, quiet, and mostly unknown place, as is your next destination: Cusiyuchayoc, commonly known as the “Zona X.” This is one of the most enigmatic places to be found in Cusco’s surrounding area. There are a number of natural tunnels as well as pre-Inca and Inca structures under the earth’s surface. Your guide will take you through these subterranean passages during the early afternoon.
  • The tour continues to the Temple of the Moon, a natural rock structure that has a man-made altar on which the full moon shines at certain times of year. On these specific days, shamans and spiritual groups gather here in order to celebrate the full moon and receive its energy. But even during the afternoon one can appreciate the beauty of the temple.
  • After your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.
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Top Pick Hotels

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Palacio del Inka


Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Historic Center, Cusco

9.4 |Exceptional
5 |Excellent

Casa Andina Premium Cusco


Plazoleta de Limacpampa Chico 473, Historic Center, Cusco

9 |Wonderful
4.6 |Excellent

Casa San Blas


Tocuyeros 566, San Blas, Cusco

9.2 |Wonderful
4.5 |Excellent

Anahuarque Boutique Hotel


Calle San Agustin 236, Cusco

4.5 |Excellent

Additional Services

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Muña Restaurant in the lovely Sacred Valley provides the venue for this 2-hour ceramic class. Participants will learn the basics of Peruvian pottery-making and craft a personal piece to take home. A prestigious Peruvian ceramic artist will walk you through the process from preparing clay to learning traditional painting methods and techniques so you can make your own unique piece of Andean art. Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

Tipon, Piquillajta and Andahuaylillas Tour

Experience the “Southern Valley” of Cusco with a 4-hour expert guided tour of Tipon, Piquillajta and Andahuaylillas. At Tipon, you will discover an extensive Inca site famous for beautiful gardens and sophisticated irrigation systems. In Piquillacta you’ll explore this administrative capital of the southern portion of the pre-Inca Wari Empire. Next, meet Andahuaylillas, home to a dazzling 17th-century church, known as the “Andean Sistine Chapel.” Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Experience the incredible landscapes of Cusco and the Sacred Valley from a different perspective – by water! With this unique tour you will paddle Lake Piuray, enjoying the peace and snow capped mountains in the distance. You will have a safety briefing with an expert instructor to get used to the board and practice different techniques before setting out to explore. Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

Sacred Valley Mountain Biking Tour

This exhilarating 6 hour biking tour will take you to prized sites in the Sacred Valley. From the starting point, you will bike to the Moray archeological site, the oldest known horticultural experimental center in the world. Next, you will continue biking to the community of Maras, where you will explore the vast Maras salt mines that predate the Inca and are active to this day. Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

Sacred Valley Full Day River Rafting

Raft on the Urubamba River with category 2 currents. This rafting tour is suitable for everyone, with no previous rafting experience required. Before hitting the rapids, you will learn the basics, and then have two hours on the river to paddle and take in the beautiful Andean valley. An expert expert guide will be on board to explain the interesting history of the region. Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

Ziplining and Mountain Climbing

If you aren’t afraid of heights and crave an adrenaline-filled adventure, this tour is for you. Begin with mountain climbing the rock formations that make up the hillsides of the Sacred Valley. Once you reach the highest point of the climb, you will start to descend into the valley – this time on a series of zip lines. Professional equipment and expert guide throughout. Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

Maras and Moray Tour

Head to two unique sites located between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Maras and Moray. The first stop is Moray, which is the oldest inca archaeological site, known for its circular terraces that served as horticultural experimentation centers. Next, Maras is the site of pre-Inca salineras (salt ponds). The stunning Maras salt mines are still active today and maintained cooperatively by the Maras community. Price available upon request. Please contact a Travel Advisor.

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