The Abode of the Gods or “ApuKunaq Tianan”, has become one of the most visited tourist centers by locals and foreigners, Andino Tours Peru invites you to take the Chinchero Mountain Biking Tour and Abode of the Gods, and Piuray Lagoon, an option of adventure tourism to know the archaeological center of Chinchero.
- 8:00 – 8:30am: I pick up our passengers from their respective hotels.
- 8:30 – 9:00am: Bus trip to the abode of the Gods.
- 9:00 – 9:30am: Visit of the Abode of the Gods.
- 9:30 – 10:00am: Delivery of equipment, talk and assistance for the use of bicycles.
- 10:00 – 11:30am: Start of the bike tour and trip to the Piuray lagoon.
- 11:30 – 12:00pm: Section of the Piuray Chinchero Lagoon Trip.
- 12:00 – 12:40pm: Visit to the archaeological center of Chinchero.
- 12:40 – 1:40pm: Return to Cusco and end of our Morada de los Dioses route bike tour.
Sites to visit
- Arch of Tica Tica.
- Abode of the gods Cusco.
- Colonial Bridge.
- Piuray Lagoon.
- Qoricancha Archaeological Center.
- Activities: Bike Rides, Adventure tour.
- Difficulty level: basic (2/5).
- Travel distance: 15 km.
- Travel time: 1:30 hour Approximately.
- Maximum Altitude: 3800 meters above sea level.
- Departures: daily departures private service minimum 2 people is required, and a minimum group of 4 people is required.
- Meeting Point: Pick up from your Accommodation or AirBnb.
- Departure Times: 8:00 am.
- Available Days: Every Day.
- Duration: half a day.
THE ABODE OF THE GODS OF CUSCO.
This place is commonly known as Apukunaq Tianan, which is made up of sculptures carved in recent years by the Cusqueño Michel de Titan Moteagudo, these sculptures measure approximately 4 to 8 meters high.
These modern sculptures represent the Inca Gods, among them we can find La Pachamama, the Puma, the Mirador and the three-dimensional door.
The Piuray Lagoon is located on the plateau of the Chinchero district, about 40 minutes from the city of Cusco. It is considered the most important water source in Cusco and to find a beautiful landscape surrounded by cultivated fields.
In the Surroundings of the Piuray Lagoon you can practice Adventure Tourism by Bicycle as well as Cooking workshops, surfing, among other activities.
Mountain Biking tour Chinchero and Abode of the Goods
We will start our Morada de los Dioses route bike tour with pick up from your respective hotel, and then board our mobility towards the Ticatica Arch, from here we will deviate towards Senqa to visit the Abode of the Gods and start our tour in Bicycle.
Before our start, our guide will give us the necessary indications of the route, as well as the proper use of safety equipment and bicycles to then start a colorful journey to the Piuray Lagoon.
We will cross the route until we reach the archaeological center of Chinchero, on the way we will visit the Colonial Aqueduct, Ninantayniyoq Archaeological Site and the Piuray Lagoon, cultural attractions of the Inca and Colonial times.
After the bicycle tour through the Huaypo lagoon, we will go to the archaeological park of Chinchero, where we will have the guided tour, and then on our bus, return to the city of Cusco.
- Mountain Bikes with Shimano Alivio or Deore accessories.
- Front shock absorbers.
- Adjustable and lightweight helmets.
- Montain Bike Guide English or Spanish.
- Emergency pharmacy, GPS.
- Material Complete repair kit.
- Printed map for passengers.
- briefing Before the Mountain Biking tour Chinchero and Abode of the Goods.
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites (If necessary).
- Box lunch, Lunch or drinks.
- Bring a Small Backpack.
- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses.
- Wear sports clothing.
- Bring snacks that provide calories and energy.
- Children over 10 years old.
How to Get
ARRIVING IN CUSCO.
Cusco has an airport for local or national flights. In order to get to Cusco, all travelers must disembark in Lima and go through migration, even if their flight to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.
WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE, BY AIR OR BY LAND?
The best travel option to Cusco is by air. Currently, there are several airlines that provide the Lima-Cusco air transportation service, among which we can mention: LATAM, VIVA AIR, SKY AIRLINE, and STAR PERU. Of all of them, LATAM is the most recommended, due to the variety of schedules it handles.
The land travel option is also a good option, but you always have to look for the best options that offer adequate comfort for the trip. The trip by bus is 22 hours. If your trip is from Puno or Arequipa, you can take this option since the trip is usually cheaper and it is only about 12 hours of travel.
DEPOSIT FOR LUGGAGE.
To be able to travel on domestic flights, you have to take into account the type of service contracted since there are rates where you can only get a maximum of 8 kilos of luggage. If you travel with more, make sure to hire it in advance and avoid setbacks when boarding.
If you have luggage, it can be left safely in the accommodation, or we can also provide you with a place of deposit at the Andino Tours Peru offices, but take into account the opening and closing hours of the office. If you arrive before the Check In Time at the hotel, you can leave it totally free in the hotel deposit to be able to go out to carry out your activities or rest in the hotel lobby.
CUSCO HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE ELEVATION IN THE WORLD.
That is why people who travel at a lower level suffer from altitude sickness, “Soroche”. This is because at higher altitudes, less oxygen is contained than those who are at sea level, so the body works harder to get the oxygen it needs. That is why for long walks it is recommended to stay at least two days in Cusco.
Symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, loss of appetite, trouble breathing. Most of the time, the symptoms will be mild, but if they get worse, consult a doctor or contact our offices.
Coca tea is a recommended infusion for this disease, so within the accommodation it is always offered to counteract altitude sickness.
You must remember that you come to enjoy a trip through wonderful trails with people who will always be willing to help you, so you can relax and enjoy every moment.
THE WEATHER IN CUSCO.
One of the big questions is how the weather is in Cusco. It is easy to get this information on the internet, but you also have to take into account that each season and during these times the climates are changing. The dry season in Cusco is from April to October, but there will always be a sudden rain with lightning and thunder.
It is always advisable to have the appropriate rain gear, such as rain ponchos or waterproof jackets, waterproof gloves, and suitable shoes that do not slip in the rain.
Each member of the Andino Tours Peru staff has received first aid training from a specialist doctor. Every year we carry out this mandatory training, and on each of our excursions you will have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (Traveler’s Diarrhea, scrapes, cuts, etc.) and, in fact, oxygen should not be lacking.
To protect your trip, the purchase of travel insurance is recommended. Having insurance before the trip is highly recommended. I have agreements with companies that provide this service that will make your trip more pleasant and peaceful in Peru.
For all our excursions, we have biodegradable soap, and all our garbage is returned to Cusco. Our staff is trained to take care of the environment. We use environmentally friendly chemical portable toilets.
We launched a program where for each traveler who reserves with us, we donate 10 trees that will be delivered to the communities of Mikaypata, Ninamarca, Huatoqto, and others, committing them to caring for the environment.
Why choose Andino Tours Peru
WHY ANDINO TOURS PERU?
We are a travel agency tour operator located in the city of Cusco, we have tourism professionals dedicated to quality service.
Our team is integrated by professionals with experience and responsibility to meet each of the requirements of our passengers and offer the best moments and unforgettable trips during their estimated travel time.
why travel ANDINO TOURS PERU?
Our company is legally constituted for more than 3 years in the market, we are registered in SUNARP and SUNAT, as regulatory authorities of commerce in Peru, as well as registered in the GERCETUR-CUSCO as tour operators and retail travel agency. We have also received the certification as Licensees of the PERU BRAND, and registered in PROMPERU and IPERU.
In order to provide the best service to our customers we are in constant search of certifications that endorse us as a travel agency 100% recommendable.