Are you a thrill-seeker and an extremely fun lover? Well, just located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Cusco), there is an amazing adventure waiting for you! One of the best things to do in Cusco will give you the incredible opportunity to feel like a bird or a condor soaring above the magnificent and beautiful Andean mountains. The Team of Cusco Peru Travel considers that there is nothing more sublime than contemplating some of the most breathtaking views of the world while flying through the air by zip line in Sacred Valley. It’s a safe and fun way to make your dream of flying come true. But…
What exactly is Zip line?
Zip line excursion consists of 7 lines or cables from 150 meters to 700 meters, for a total of 2800 meters. They are stretched between points of different elevations. Travelers, propelled by gravity, will move across the cable. You must start with an easy 30-minutes hike to the first line where you will have a small via Ferrata climbing. As we mentioned, each line is different from the other, from easy and short to “difficult” and long ones. The circuit will allow you to upgrade your zip line expertise for your next adventures.
Now that you are excited about zip line and feel the urge of feeling free and do something active and adventurous during your Sacred Valley tour from Cusco, don’t hesitate and go for it! This incredible shot of adrenaline is offered to people of all ages. The minimum age is 7 years old and no previous experience is necessary. But maybe you want to know more about this cool activity.
FAQs for zip line in Sacred Valley
What kind of equipment is used?
Your zip line equipment consists of a pelvic harness, helmet, gloves, a zip-line kit (pulley, carabiners, and lanyard) and via Ferrata set.
Is zip line safe?
All the routes of zip line in Sacred Valley are perfectly equipped with a Via Ferrata system, assuring your security. There is nothing to be afraid of. The closer you get to the end of each cable, the lower the speed you go. Besides, all the guides are trained in first aid, mountain rescue and vertical rope rescue.
You can try the “Spiderman”, you won’t regret at all. You will get a feeling of lightheartedness and freedom. It consists in attaching you to the line without holding it. The guide who is attached to the line behind you will hold your legs and control everything… Whenever you get the chance, consider trying zip line out during your tours in Peru
How long is the zip line experience?
To reach the first line, you must take a 30-minutes hike. Then, 3 to 4 hours of ziplining depending on the size of the group.
What you need to bring?
If you are decided to zip line in Sacred Valley, Cusco Peru Travel recommends wearing light clothing (no shorts) and comfortable shoes (no sandals). Keep in mind that when climbing, the weather is colder and windier. You can carry extra warm clothing in your backpack. Also, bring sunscreen and water. If you choose a plastic bottle, please recycle it. An eco-friendly attitude is the best!
Amazing adventure, amazing scenery
Despite being a stunning experience through the air, which makes even more special and unforgettable the zip line in Sacred Valley is to be surrounded by breathtaking and fascinating scenery. Majestic Andean mountains and snow-peak mountains in the background. Simply epic.
Briefing and Safety
As we mentioned before, previous experience is not necessary. So, don’t think too much and let it flow. The zip line guides will provide you with a clear and elaborate briefing prior to getting you geared up for the Andean mountains. Even a beginner will enjoy this amazing and adventurous experience to the fullest.
If you are an adventure lover and brave enough, you won’t only take advantage of the outdoor adventure activities available in the Sacred Valley but also consider staying overnight in a glass luxury capsule that hangs from the top of a mountain.
This condor’s nest is about 400 meters above the ground. Stunning, eh? Up there, you will witness a breathtaking sunrise accompany with a fascinating and extremely beautiful Andean scenery.
Now, you have more reasons to visit the amazing Sacred Valley of the Incas when visiting Machu Picchu. As you realize, Peru offers tons of beautiful nature, happiness, and adrenaline, it’s the perfect place to enjoy to the fullest!
Peru has many wonders waiting for you to be discovered. Here in Cusco Peru Travel, our speciality is to make your trip an outstanding experience, fill-in this form and let your tailor-made luxury Peru vacation begin.