Practicing hiking or trekking in the Urubamba´s landscapes is an incredible activity, walking through the mountains, visiting the lagoons, the streams, the beautiful Andean natural scenery with views of the snowy mountains, as well as touring the Qapaq Ñan, the Camino Real and the different archaeological remains of the area breathing the pure mountain air is an unforgettable experience.
Horseback riding along the same paths where the Incas walked or walk through the forests, streams, mountains and reach the cozy Andean communities is a guided activity of recreation and tourism, which offers the possibility to learn more about the Andean culture and imagine how was the life of the ancestors in the different places and tourist attractions of our town.
If you like adrenaline, you can enjoy an exciting journey through the mystical waters of the Vilcanota River.
This sport is done in a boat with a group of people paddling at the same time, bypassing the zigzagging river currents in a fun and exciting experience.
Within water adventure sports, you also have the opportunity to practice kayaking, which is a one-person sport that demands a basic control skill that will be taught by the instructors.
This activity is carried out in a small boat for one person. One of the probable origins of this sport in Peru, can be the famous “caballitos de totora” of the northern beaches of Peru that were one-person boats used by fishermen, woven with plant fibers and have a very similar shape to current kayaks.
Stand-up paddle or paddle surfing is a sliding activity on the water using a paddle while one is standing on the board.
It is said that this sport was originated in Polynesia and, in Peru, on Waikiki Beach in the 1960s, instructors used their longboards, along with their canoe paddles, practicing this sport on the beaches from Lima, and thus, in this way, they could warn the arrival of the waves to their students.
In Urubamba, this sport is practiced in the lakes and lagoons of the area.
MTB – Mountain Biking
One of the attractions of touring the Sacred Valley and knowing its picturesque villages and archaeological monuments, is practicing mountain biking.
You can travel different altitude floors and according to the degree of difficulty, it is grouped into three levels: beginners, advanced and experts.
Urubamba offers different circuits throughout its territory and is a delight for those who wish to exercise and explore the beautiful scenery of the Valley.
For those who want to do another alternative sport of adrenaline, there are ATVs or UTVs.
There are different routes to practice this sport in the valley, and Urubamba offers a wide variety of options along the roads that lead to archaeological and natural places.
It is mandatory to wear helmets, knee pads and elbow pads, along with comfortable clothing and dust glasses which will be provided by the guides.
Polaris, also called tubular, are 4-wheel drive vehicles, larger than a four-wheel drive but smaller than an all-terrain vehicle.
They have two adjacent seats, in which you can travel accompanied by a co-pilot by your side.
This vehicle is enabled for all terrain, especially for mountain roads and for walks in the countryside.
Also called “canopy”, is an ideal adventure sport to do in the mountains, it consists of a pulley and several ropes suspended in the air, connected by cables embedded in the rock to slide from one point to another with different slopes.
The recommended equipment to perform this sport are: harness, pulley, tape and 3 steel carabiners, helmet, gloves and a canopy set.
This activity is accompanied by expert mountain guides who will give you all instructions and equipment to spend an exciting and fun time.