Paragliding tour in Cusco half day

Adventure Sports

About this tour

  • Start: With pick-up from the visitor’s hotel at 8 in the morning in the city of Cusco.
  • Duration: 6 hours (half-day tour).
  • Type of transport: Tourist minivan.
  • Tourist attractions: Chinchero, sacred hill, paragliding through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Tour guide: Professional group guide in Spanish or English.
  • Security: Professional protective equipment and company of a specialist during overflight.
  • Additional: Video recording with go pro camera and photo session included.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.

Description

  • Go on one of the most exciting adventures in Cusco with the half-day paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The tour offers maximum security with the company of an expert guide, as well as the appropriate safety equipment and the correct preparation so that everything goes excellent during the tour. The service begins with the pick-up of the visitor in the city of Cusco. Then you travel in a tourist minivan to the Sacro hill, at the top of the town of Chinchero (Sacred Valley of the Incas). After the correct preparation, waiting for optimal weather conditions, the adventure takes place, seeing the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Cusco. Then we return to the city of Cusco where the tour ends at around 2 in the afternoon.

This is the experience

  • The paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas offers an experience full of adrenaline surrounded by the most beautiful mountain landscapes of Cusco, flying over with a team of professionals that include maximum security. The service is suitable for people of all ages capable of enjoying extreme adventures like this. The tour includes everything necessary such as pick-up from the visitor’s hotel, complete tourist transportation in a modern minivan, the company of a specialized professional guide (who flies over next to the tourist – tandem flight -, the necessary professional safety equipment, the return to Cusco and even recording the experience on a go pro camera along with photographs of the half-day tour. The service starts at 8 in the morning and ends at 2 in the afternoon.

Differences and similarities of the Paragliding and ATV Tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley
ATV tour in the Sacred Valley
Duration6 hours (half a day)6 hours (half a day)
Tourist attractionsChinchero, sacred hill, paragliding through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.Salineras de Maras and circular platforms of Moray.
TransportTourist transportation by minivanTourist transportation by minivan
Tour guidePrivate service (in Spanish or English) and a professional instructorGroup service (in Spanish or English) throughout the tour
Pick upFrom the door of your hotel in CuscoFrom the door of your hotel in Cusco
Maximum altitudeCerro Sacro at 3,880 meters above sea levelMoray at 3,500 meters above sea level
EndAt the door of your hotel or in a central square in the city of Cusco at 2 pm.At the door of your hotel or in a central square in the city of Cusco at 2 pm.
FeedingThe tour does not include foodThe tour does not include food
AdvantageExtreme adventure tour with views of beautiful landscapes flying over the Sacred Valley of the IncasATV adventure tour that includes a visit to two famous tourist attractions such as Maras and Moray.
Price140 dollars per tourist on average60 dollars per tourist on average

Itinerary

  • The paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas begins at the door of the tourist’s hotel in the city of Cusco (or in the town of Urubamba, prior coordination). Pick up is at 8 in the morning.
  • After pickup, the tourist will board a modern tourist minivan heading to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After approximately 45 minutes of travel, a stop is made in the town of Chinchero to make necessary last-minute purchases or to use the toilets.
  • After this rest we continue with the trip uphill until we reach Cerro Sacro, at an altitude of 3,880 meters above sea level. There, together with a group of professionals, we will be welcome to receive a ‘briefing’ or informative talk prior to the great adventure. We will practice how to perform the flyover in the company of our professional guide who will accompany us during the tandem flight. The overflight also includes all the professional safety equipment necessary to enjoy this extreme adventure in total safety.
  • Before starting the adventure, the necessary time will be taken to verify that the weather conditions are optimal. Then we will begin with takeoff enjoying one of the most beautiful landscapes in Peru. The Sacred Valley of the Incas has a beautiful chain of mountains and snow-capped mountains, penetrated by the Vilcanota River, considered sacred by the Incas.
  • The flyover takes approximately 10 minutes. The visitor will also be able to appreciate the towns of Urubamba, the salt mines of Maras, the fields of corn, potatoes and more. The entire experience will be recorded on a modern go pro camera. In addition, before, during and after the adventure, the necessary photos will be taken for the traveler’s memory. Photographs and video are included in the tour.
  • After enjoying one of the most memorable experiences of our lives, we will descend, always in the company of our professional guide. Next we will make the return trip in the tourist minivan until we arrive in the city of Cusco.
  • The tour ends with the visitor returning to the door of their hotel at approximately 2 in the afternoon.

Includes

  • Pick up from the door of your hotel in the city of Cusco.
  • Tourist transportation in a large minivan.
  • Professional tour guide service throughout the tour.
  • Modern and professional safety equipment for a completely safe tour.
  • Recording of the adventure on a go pro camera.
  • Photo session during the adventure.
  • First aid kit for emergencies during the tour.
  • Return to the door of the visitor’s hotel at the end of the tour.
  • Feeding.
  • Extra activities.
  • Tips.
  • Snacks or drinks.

What to bring?

  • Gloves.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Comfortable leggings or pants for the adventure flight.
  • Comfortable shoes for adventure.
  • A windproof jacket.
  • Raincoat.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Sunscreen.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco (private service). Pick up is at approximately 8 in the morning. The visitor can also be picked up in other locations such as in the town of Urubamba.
  • The service also concludes at the door of the visitor’s hotel or in a central square in the city of Cusco at approximately 2 in the afternoon.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness, soroche or mountain sickness can occur on the paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas since this geography is around 3,800 meters above sea level. The most common symptoms are: dizziness, fatigue or nausea.
  • To reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness during service, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco (located at 3,399 meters above sea level). Another option is to drink hot infusions such as coca leaf. Cerro Sacro, the highest point during the tour, is 3,880 meters above sea level.

Group or private services

  • The paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is carried out in a private service with everything included. If you want to add a service or specify something different in the service, you can contact us at info@machupicchuterra.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum height during the tour?

The paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas reaches a maximum altitude of 3,880 meters above sea level on the Sacro Hill, the starting point of the adventure flying over the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Cusco. Of course, a higher altitude is reached during the flyby.

Is it dangerous to take the paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas?

No, the tour is carried out in compliance with all security protocols. In addition, it offers a prior talk, the use of professional equipment for this sport and the company of a professional guide who will accompany the visitor during the flight over the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

What time does the tour start and end?

The tour begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel at approximately 8 in the morning. After the adventure, the tour ends with the return to the door of your hotel or a central square in the city of Cusco at approximately 2 in the afternoon.

Does the paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas accept cancellations?

Yes, you can cancel the paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas by making a simple request to info@machupicchuterra.com. The last deadline to request cancellation is 5 days before the tour. The cancellation penalty is 50% of the total value of the service (refund of 50% of the total value of the service).

Does the paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas include food?

No, the paragliding tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas does not include any type of food. It is recommended to carry snacks and rehydrating drinks in a simple backpack. After the tour, at the visitor’s request, the tourist transport can stop at one of the tourist restaurants in the city of Cusco.

Does the paragliding tour include the company of a professional during the flyover?

Yes, the tour offers the company of a professional tour guide who will accompany the visitor during the flight (tandem service). It also includes recording the entire experience on a modern go pro camera.

What are the landscapes that I will appreciate during the paragliding flyover?

During the flight the visitor will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in Peru. You will appreciate the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas that offers a beautiful chain of mountains and snow-capped mountains, penetrated by the Vilcanota River, considered sacred by the Incas. Likewise, you will appreciate the towns of Urubamba, the salt mines of Maras, the fields of corn, potatoes and more.



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