1-Day Sacred Valley Paragliding: Fly Over Incan Ruins

Soar over the scenic Sacred Valley and get a bird's-eye view of iconic Incan sites.

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Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

4/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

Embark on the “1-Day Sacred Valley Paragliding Tour” and elevate your Peruvian adventure to unparalleled heights. Picture yourself floating effortlessly above ancient Incan ruins and vibrant terraced fields, with the majestic Andean landscape unfolding beneath you. This isn’t just a tour; it’s a rare opportunity to experience the Sacred Valley’s rich history and breathtaking beauty from a perspective few ever witness.

For both adrenaline enthusiasts and those seeking a tranquil aerial escapade, this paragliding journey promises an unforgettable dance with the Andean winds. Dive into the heart of Peru, spread your wings, and let the magic of the Sacred Valley paint memories that will etch your heart forever.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 8:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Chinchero, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Huaypo Lagoon
Price
FromUSD 150
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 08:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 08:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 08:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 08:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 08:00
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 08:00

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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

  • 8:00 AM: Begin your adventure with a drive to the picturesque Chinchero area, nestled in the high hills of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This early start is designed to capture the magic of the rising thermals that emanate from the valley walls. These are the same thermals that the majestic condors utilize to ascend to the skies.

  • Morning Instructions: Upon arrival, meet your experienced pilot who will brief you about the day's activities. Dive deep into the intricacies of the weather conditions, learn the fundamentals of paragliding, and get acquainted with the equipment. As you gear up, feel the anticipation build while waiting for that perfect gust of wind to launch into the air.

  • The Flight: As you sprint and leap from the hill's edge, feel the rush of adrenaline. Soon, you'll be soaring over the Sacred Valley, marveling at the panoramic vistas below. Gaze down at the sprawling landscapes of the Huaypo lagoon and let the serenity of flight envelop you. Depending on the day's conditions, you can expect to be airborne for approximately 15 to 30 minutes, reaching awe-inspiring altitudes.

  • Return Journey: After touching down and absorbing your incredible paragliding experience, it's time to head back to Cusco. Arrive in the city by the afternoon, with memories of your flight etched in your mind.

Note: Paragliding is a weather-dependent activity. While every effort is made to ensure a successful flight, be prepared for a full-day experience. The last opportunity to take to the skies is typically around 4 pm.

Important Notice:

Though we facilitate and recommend the “1-Day Sacred Valley Paragliding Tour,” please be aware that it is operated by a trusted third-party tour operator. We have meticulously selected this partner for their excellence in service, safety standards, and local expertise. Our commitment is to ensure you have a seamless and unforgettable experience, all under our support.
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Tour Highlights

  • Majestic Aerial Views: Soar high above the Sacred Valley and marvel at panoramic vistas of ancient Incan ruins, verdant terraced fields, and shimmering lagoons.

  • Expert Guidance: Learn the art of paragliding under the guidance of a seasoned pilot, ensuring your experience is both thrilling and safe.

  • Andean Wildlife: Witness the magnificent condors using the same thermals for their graceful flights, offering a unique perspective on local wildlife.

  • Huaypo Lagoon: While airborne, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking Huaypo lagoon, a jewel amidst the Andean landscape.

  • Adrenaline-Packed Adventure: Feel the rush of adrenaline as you leap from the hill’s edge and glide seamlessly through the air.

  • Chinchero Visit: Start your day in the picturesque Chinchero area, a serene region nestled in the high hills of the Sacred Valley, renowned for its cultural significance and beauty.

  • Seamless Journey: Even though operated by a third party, the tour is facilitated under our support, promising a hassle-free and smooth experience from start to finish.

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Payment Terms

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

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Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure - Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments - Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Huaynas Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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Discounts

Special Discounts

 

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Dive into our in-depth guide on what’s included and not included for all package options on the 1-Day Sacred Valley Paragliding Tour. With these carefully put-together lists, you’ll know exactly what to anticipate when booking the journey of a lifetime.

Standard Inclusions

Our Standard package offers a range of amenities and services for a comfortable and enjoyable trip experience. All package options include the following:

Not Included

The following items are not included in our trek packages. Please consider these additional costs when preparing for your trek. Note that some exclusions may be included in the Deluxe package, as mentioned in the Additional Inclusions section:

Additional Inclusions (Deluxe Package)

Upgrade to our Deluxe package for an enhanced and luxurious trekking experience. The Deluxe package includes these premium amenities and services, which can also be added individually to the Standard package:

What to Pack

When embarking on the 1-Day Sacred Valley Paragliding Tour, it’s crucial to pack the right items for a successful and enjoyable experience.

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Packing Tips

  • Light Layers: The weather can be unpredictable, so it’s best to dress in layers. This allows you to add or remove clothing as needed.

  • Avoid Loose Items: When paragliding, it’s essential that nothing falls out. Ensure pockets are zipped and avoid wearing items like scarves that might get caught.

  • Camera Safety: If you plan to take photos in the air, ensure your camera or smartphone is secured with a strap or case.

  • Stay Hydrated: The sun can be intense, especially at higher altitudes. Carry a water bottle and drink regularly.

  • Backup Battery: If you’re using your phone for photos, consider bringing a portable charger or extra battery.

  • Comfort is Key: Ensure that your shoes and clothing are comfortable for the day, considering you’ll be wearing a harness for the paragliding portion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Dive into our FAQ section for detailed responses to common queries. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, our team is just a click away to assist you.

Do I need any prior paragliding experience?

No, beginners are welcome! Our experienced pilots will provide all the necessary training and guidance for a safe flight.

Can I book last minute?

While we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot, last-minute bookings are possible subject to availability.

What is the best time of year to take this tour?

The tour operates year-round, but the dry season from May to September offers the most reliable weather conditions.

How safe is paragliding?

Safety is our top priority. We work with licensed and experienced pilots who use top-of-the-line equipment. Additionally, the flight is dependent on suitable weather conditions to ensure maximum safety.

Is there a weight or age limit for paragliding?

Yes, there are weight and age restrictions for safety reasons. It’s best to check with us in advance if you have any concerns.

Can I bring my camera or GoPro?

Absolutely! However, ensure it’s securely attached with a strap or mount.

How large are the groups for the tour?

We offer multiple package options, from standard large groups to private tours. Group sizes vary based on the chosen package.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

Our refund policy is based on how much notice is given prior to the tour date. It’s best to check our detailed cancellation policy for specifics.

Can friends or family who aren't paragliding come and watch?

Yes, they’re welcome to observe from the designated safe areas. However, please note that they would need to cover the transportation service fee if they wish to accompany the group to the launch site.

How physically demanding is paragliding?

While the flight itself is not strenuous, participants will need to do a short run during take-off and landing.

What happens if I am late for the tour?

If you are running late, please contact us immediately. We may be able to make accommodations but cannot guarantee it.

Is it cold up there? Should I dress warmly?

Temperatures can be cooler at higher altitudes. Dressing in layers is recommended so you can adjust as needed.

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts and ends in Cusco. We provide pickups and drop-offs at your hotel in Cusco.

Do I need to sign a waiver before paragliding?

Yes, participants are required to sign a waiver acknowledging the risks and safety measures associated with paragliding.

What languages do the pilots speak?

Our pilots are fluent in both Spanish and English, ensuring clear communication with participants.

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