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#145 of 1,968 Tours in Cusco
Cusco, Peru
About Mayuc
Ecological Inca trails to Machupicchu, Trekking, Whitewater Rafting, and Kayaking, Amazon Jungles, Natural History and Cultural trips in Perú, Bolivia and Chile. Whatever your style, we guarantee you an ecologically minded, safe fun trip, a reasonably paced itinerary with attention to personal detail on our different Inka trails to Machupicchu, Alternative Andean Treks, Rafting Trips, or Traditional Tours.We foster a warm, caring and supportive guiding style in order to provide our guest with maximum enjoyment of their outdoor trips.During your cultural journeys, you will venture into the heart of the Andean culture and experience personal encounters with native peoples and their customs. You will have close-up views of wildlife on our Manu National park and on the Head waters of the Amazon Tambopata jungle rafting expeditions; or marvel at the scenic wonders of the highlands of Peru and the Native Communities of the Andes trekking trips.
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Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain 1 Day, New Route Cusipata

CUSCO / CUSIPATA: We will pick you up at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes on the Cusco-Sicuani highway. We will arrive at "Cusipata River Lodge". Upon arrival you will find: our dining room where you will have breakfast and find hygienic services. After the breakfast at 8:30 am we will continue our trip to take them to the “Rainbow Mountain”via Cusipata for about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the village of Llactoc with a beautiful landscape you can see a lot of wildlife like herds of alpacas.
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1 day
from $211.54

Stand Up Paddling Board Cusco 1 Day

Stand Up Paddling Board Cusco

Stand Up Paddle is a new modality that consists of standing or kneeling on a large board using a long paddle. This is a versatile sport, and you can surf waves or paddle in calm waters.

This new activity gives us the opportunity to enjoy our Peruvian lakes of the Peruvian Andes with a new perspective.
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1 day
from $230.77
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AshleeO1978 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kansas City, Missouri28 contributions7 helpful votes
River Rafting was a fun experience, one we did the day after we completed the Inca Trail. We were exhausted and probably not as into the experience as we should have been. The guide Barrac was great - and knew how to keep us safe.
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Date of experience: April 2019
Katherine M wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions
This was my first time rafting and it could not have been a better experience! Juan Carlos was the best tour guide/captain I could have asked for. He made sure we all knew what we were doing before we were even in the water and then we reviewed all commands in the water before hitting the rapids. I highly recommend this activity for anyone who enjoys outdoor adventures! Make sure you ask for Juan Carlos, he is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell he loves what he does. He also leads many other tours such as hiking and biking etc.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Timothy Masters wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived at the Cusipata River Lodge and was greeted by 'Tito', our host, for a two night stay and Rainbow Mountain hike. He was helpful, friendly and very accommodating for our family. The river lodge, located just outside the town of Cusipata, is rustic, but very comfortable and enchanting. The lodge sits right on the river, perfect location for their rafting expeditions, and it is also located minutes from the new Rainbow Mountain access road. The guest rooms have a bunkbed and single bed (sleeps 3) with a private bathroom. The showers were hot and beds were warm and comfortable. The dining area is cozy and inviting with huge windows to view the river and surrounding landscape. The daily menu (we had breakfast and dinner) was filling and delicious with local flavors. Our particular favorite was the warm oatmeal in the mornings and chicken soup at night. There was always hot coffee and tea at any time of the day. Tito took us on a short walk over to the town of Cusipata to sample the local market and sights. He really made us feel at home and took care of any of our needs. Finally, the lodge is home to two wonderful dogs, Oso (St. Bernard) and Rin Tin Tin (German Shepard). If you are a dog lover, like us, these two companions really complete the atmosphere and make you feel at home. We contracted a guide (Juan Carlos) from Mayuc to take us on our hike the next day to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Juan Carlos was the most professional, knowledgable and passionate guide I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He truly cared about our well being and ensured that our experience was the best. He reviewed the entire hike with us the night before and made sure we were prepared for all conditions and hiking at elevation. One anecdote that speaks to Juan Carlos' dedication and passion is how he cared for other guests who had hiked the day before, without a guide, and were affected by altitude. Juan Carlos checked the guest's oxygen levels and fitness and recommended self care and recovery steps. This showed me how the entire staff at Mayuc was dedicated to ensuring their guests overall best experience well being. We had heard that the mountain can get very crowded with about 1500 people visiting per day, so Juan Carlos wanted to make sure we had a pleasant experience, without many tourists or crowds. The morning of the hike, Juan Carlos gave us a wake up notice at 4:00 am. Our warm breakfast (included with stay) was ready for my family to eat and we were ready to head out to the trail head by 4:30-4:45 am. The drive into the mountain was about an hour from the highway and we reached the Vinicunca parking area just before 6 am. (There is a 10 S/ per person entrance fee to the mountain) We were the third group on the mountain trail that morning, so needless to say, no crowds and no lines. We started our hike slow, and after about 20 minutes of walking, Juan Carlos checked everyone's oxygen levels. He was especially attentive to my young children (12 and 14) to ensure that they did not suffer any affects from the altitude. The hike up Vinicunca passes over 16000 ft. so if you have not acclimatized to the altitude, or are not high altitude experienced hikers you may feel the effects. Juan Carlos was prepared with extra oxygen, which we did use. The beginning 3/4 of the hike is rather flat, the last 1/4 of the hike is steep. One of my child's oxygen levels was low, so Juan Carlos took the necessary precautions and safety steps to ensure that we all completed the hike safely, together, and without any negative affects. We all reached the top after an amazing hike, and we truly were in awe of the natural beauty of the Rainbow Mountain. Juan Carlo also helped take some amazing family photos and really made our ascent experience safe, fun and informative. As we descended, Juan Carlos gave us an amazing explanation of the history, geography and cultural significance of the Vinicunca. In addition, we descended down the back side of the mountain, via an alternate route, which avoided 100% of the crowds and traffic which had arrived to the mountain after us. We returned to the parking lot by about 10 am (which, by now, was full of tour busses) and to the Cusipata River Lodge by about 11 am. I can't express enough how wonderful an experience it was to have a professional guide who made our hiking experience safe, fun and memorable. I recommend using a guide, whether you are a family hiking for the first time, or experienced hikers looking to learn more about the local culture. Well worth the cost. In addition, the Cusipata River Lodge is, by far, the best location to stay for access to the Rainbow Mountain.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Monika C wrote a review Oct 2019
15 contributions3 helpful votes
My friend and I had a wonderful day rafting the Urubamba River through Mayuc. Our guide, Willie, was super experienced and made the trip one of our highlights during our time in Peru. Loved everything about it and hope to return to do a multi-day trip one day!
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Date of experience: September 2019
ahendo wrote a review Jul 2019
Mornington Peninsula, Australia46 contributions17 helpful votes
Our family of five had an amazing day on the water with Mayuc. We have three daughters aged 15, 13 and 10 and David took great care of us. He was fun to be with and it was a real adventure. The lunch was good too. I hadn't planned on white water rafting in Peru but so glad we did. David provided us with loads of photos and videos from his go-pro by 8.00pm the same day at an additional cost of 80 sol - fantastic service. Next time I would do the Rainbow Mountain/rafting two day trip - wish we did it this time.
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Date of experience: June 2019