Do you want to go totally off the beaten track? If so, you will truly enjoy the tour to the stone forest, the smurf’s houses and the Sanctuary of Ampay in Abancay . We will leave the region of Cusco to enter in the splendid region of Apurimac. This unexplored region is a real gem of Peru and you will enjoy a trip in connexion with the nature of the place, instead of being surrounded by tons of other tourists.
Departure: Around 5:00 a.m. on day 1.
Duration: 2 days
Return to Cusco: In the night of the second day
Walking distance: around 5 km in 2 days
Peak Season: April to December
Our adventure starts before sunrise picking you up from your accommodation in Cusco around 5:00am. We will then drive for 4h until we reach the National Sanctuary of Ampay. There, we will hike for around 2h hours until we reach la laguna Anq’asccocha. We will enjoy the nature of this sanctuary full of endemic species before we take the same way back to the entrance of the park. We will then drive for three hours and a half before we arrive to Andahuaylas, where we will spend the night in a hotel. You will have free time in the evening if you want to explore the city.
On the second day, we will leave Andahuaylas early to have plenty of time to enjoy the stone forest (bosque de piedras) and the smurf’s houses (casa de los pitufos). We will drive about two hours and a half until we reach the village of Pampachiri, and then, another forty minutes before we reach the stone forest. We will explore there for a few hours. We will then drive back to Pampachiri where we will have lunch before starting our drive back to Cusco. We will arrive to Cusco around nine hours later, during the night, and we will let you to your hotel.
US$ 190 per person
This service is only available as a private tour.
What is included
- Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
- Private transportation
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- First-aid kit
- Tips for your driver and guide
What to Bring:
- Hiking boots
- Small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L)
- Comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended)
- Waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Warm coat
- Hat and gloves
- Hand sanitizer
- Sun hat or cap
- Insect repellent
- Water (at least 1L)
- Toilet paper
- Cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)
Are meals included?
Yes, you will receive meals.
Is there a toilet on the way?
Yes, we can stop for toilet breaks.
What will I do if I suffer from altitude sickness?
We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.