Hummingbird Terraces Tour
Incas Hummingbird Terraces Hike - Day tour from cusco
Hummingbird terraces tour: Amongst the sacred sites, unique and marvelous places are the hummingbird terraces of Zurite in Anta – Cusco. At “3600 mt – 11942.26 ft” In a beautiful basin, which is full of native trees; with a spectacular view of the pampa de Anta, close to the Chakana terraces and the largest terraces of the word.
These day hike from Cusco, is the best alternative in Cusco region. The terraces of the hummingbird are a masterpiece of architecture. Its strategic location, on one of the Inca roads to Machu Picchu, is also a hallmark of its importance. Nearby are also: the Intipintasc’a Rock Paintings, where one can appreciate a large number of paintings where can see: the sun, the moon, domestic and wild animals, priest, the tumi “ceremonial knife”, etc.
Without a doubt the walks in Zurite, due to its location, its archaeological certifications of great importance, which are outside the traditional tourist circuit, intermediate altitude, its distance that is only one hour from the city. It is the best alternative for people who want to have an unforgettable experience of their visit to Peru.
Take this Cusco new day hike, in a private service, leaded by expert local guides, where you can have as well, the opportunity to have, an authentic homemade lunch, if you want larger trios, then you may like the special new salkantay trek named: Llamacancha Humantay Lake Trek.
Hummingbird Terraces Tour – Hiking Itinerary
At 07:00 hrs, our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel in Cusco city or the sacred valley, then drive you to the hike starting point, then take a hike through eucalyptus forest, where you can see the muña plants, and other medicinal plant, after 45 minutes you will reach an spot, from where you can see the paintings of Intipintasc’a, “these are prehistoric paintings, where you can see llamas, alpacas.
The sun the moon, tumi, and other religious things.
From here you will take walk through bushes and reach, and hike the inca trail.
After 20 minutes we can start appreciating the hummingbird terraces of the incas, to appreciate this, we will climb up to the view point (it is like the nazca lines, if you do not climb up to the high point, you cannot find the shape).
Once here you can get amazed by the shape of the humming bird, and the quietness of the spot, after some time of relan and pictures time, you can descent to the trailhead and our transport will take you to Zurite town, where you can have lunch in a local family house.
After lunch, we can drive back to Cusco city, as Free Optional, we can drive to the moon temple, which is in another district at 30 minutes’ drive, the place is amazing with a lot of walk options, then once visiting the cave of petroglyphs, and observing the moon carved in a rock, we will return to Cusco city, arriving at about 16:00 hrs.
At a nearby location we do our village homestay, here you can have possibility to enjoy the meals, landscape, and interact with the villagers who are very kind with the visitors, for people who wants more, and love hikes by mountain summits, we can arrange a trip by summits of Anta Province. we can customize any tour, just contact us.
- Tourist transport.
- Professional English speaking tour guide.
- Local lunch “vegetarian option available”.
- Fee for visited places us$3 =s/10 for each site.