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Visiting the Lagunas de Huaypo and Piuray by ATV is the perfect combination of scenic beauty and adventure full of stories. Come and enjoy the magic of La Laguna de Huaypo is located northwest of Cusco, in the peasant community of Eqqecco and west of the town of Chinchero. It is located on a wide plateau, at 3,507 meters above sea level, surrounded by the snow-capped mountains Salkantay, Verónica and Soray, 44 kilometers from the City of Cusco and its sister, the Piuray Lagoon is located at 3,435 meters above sea level. This lagoon supplies water to the city of Cusco from the Tahuantinsuyo. It was the Incas who brought its waters to the imperial city through underground aqueducts.
According to one of the local legends, the Sun God asked Manco Cápac that his twin sons accompany him in his sunset. When they went looking for them, they discovered that the son who walked the farthest had turned into the Huaypo lagoon and the daughter into the Piuray lagoon.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
Duration: Half day/ Double Schedule
Departure from Cusco: 07:00 AM approx.
Arrival in Cusco: 01:00 PM approx.
Places to Visit: HUAYPO & PIURAY LAGOONS
The Huaypo and Piuray Lagoons Tour begins in the morning. Pick up from your hotel at 8 am. To start our trip of approximately 50 minutes in our tourist transport towards the community of Cruz Pata, Here we will have the opportunity to practice on the ATVs for 15 or 20 minutes and then we will begin our great adventure. This tour consists of a walk very different from the Moray-Salineras route, without a doubt this tour is for people who are looking for an experience of contact with nature, on the way we will visit the small archaeological zone of Cheqoq, we will visit this center archaeological site of great importance.
Continuing our adventure we will go to the Huaypo Lagoon, where we will have a good rest enjoying the landscape and ecological panorama of the place, then we will continue with our adventure until we reach the Piuray Lagoon (sister of the Huaypo Lagoon) passing before the town of Chincheros.
In Laguna Piuray we can see some seasonal birds to finally head towards the sector called “Mirador de los 5 nevados” from where you can see the 5 snow-capped mountains that protect the entire Sacred Valley; Likewise, you will be able to observe the great variety of migratory birds in this fantastic lagoon.
Finishing our Huaypo and Piuray Lagoons Tour, we will return to Cusco where our transport will take us to the city center (Cusco’s main square), if it is in private service to your respective hotel.