QUAD BIKES & PEROLNIYOC WATERFALL
The Perolniyoc waterfall is a hidden gem that offers us some of the best landscapes in the Sacred Valley and now you can mix this amazing hike with the adventure of riding quad bikes thought the Sacred Valley of the Incas!
Our adventure starts from Pachar, in Ollantaytambo, where we’ll start our quad bikes ride through the Sacred Valley roads until we reach the community of Socma where the hike starts.
Once in Socma is time to park the quad bikes and start our short 1h30min hike to Perolniyoc and the archaeological site of Raqaypata (also known as Perolniyoc ruins), on the top of the waterfall. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the views and take the best pictures before hiking back to Socma.
Our next and final stop will be the Archeological Center of Ñaupa Iglesia, an ancient Ceremonial Temple dedicated to the Moon, before finally return to Pachar to have a traditional lunch in a local house.
Before returning to Cusco, as your guide for a quick stop at Cervecería del Valle Sagrado to try the best local craft beer!
We will pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley of the Incas around 7:00 am and provide you transportation to the first destination Pachar located in Ollantaytambo where we have our basecamp and after a quick practice we will start with our adventure of atving, you will ride towards the Perolniyoc Waterfall located in Socma community. The Perolniyoc waterfall is an incredible natural wonder and Inca ceremonial fountain. But that’s not all, Perolniyoc also holds an archaeological site of Inca ruins located at the top of the canyon! These are the ruins of Raqaypata.
To get there, we turn away and continue climbing into the valley which is an optional hike of 45 min to 1 hour (available if you are doing this tour privately). On the way back you will make a brief stop at the archaeological center of Ñaupa Iglesia (an ancient temple) before returning to Cusco. This Inca site holds an spectacular stonemasonry and has impeccably constructed altars.
It is included
IT IS INCLUDED:
- Round trip transportation from Cusco/Sacred Valley hotels
- Box Lunch
- Quad bike + helmet and gloves
- Bilingual professional guide (english/spanish)
IT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Meals not mentioned
- Travel insurance – strongly recommended!
What To Bring
- Daypack for personal items
- Money in soles for entrance fees, water, snacks and other expenses during each tour
- Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (hiking boots recommended)
- Waterproof clothes and rain cover
- Insect repellent
- Water (1.5L per day)
- Scarf or hat in order to protect against the intense sunlight
- Warm jacket for the evening/wind
- Personal medications
Is previous experience in riding quad bikes necessary?
No. Before the beginning of the tour your guide will give you instructions on how the machines work and time to practice and feel confident for the tour. Even so, in case you do not feel safe to drive, you can ride with your guide or companion.
Can children take this tour?
Yes, as long as they are accompanied by their parents and are over 17 years old to ride the quad bikes.
Does this tour include insurance?
No. The quad bikes are not insured and in case of accidents the traveler is solely responsible for paying for any damage to the equipment. The traveler is also solely responsible with any hospital expenses and any physical damage caused by accidents. By booking the tour the traveler agrees that they are solely responsible for their safety and the preservation of the equipment.
Flexible cancellation/ change
- Cancel your tour 48 hours in advance and be reimbursed for the full amount
of the tour. If you cancel the tour after these 48 hours prior to your tour no
refund will be processed.
- The policy to reschedule or to make any amendment allows the update to be
made no more than 5 days prior to the date of your tour and it is valid until
December 30th, 2022.
- The itinerary may be subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances,
beyond the control of the operator, changes without prior notice