At 08:00 you will be picked up at your hotel and we will go with a Jeep to the volcano Picchu Picchu. It's about a two-hour drive. On route we pass through the picturesque village of Chiguata and we see volcano El Misti in the background.
At about 4200 meters at the so-called point La Cruz (the Cross) we will start our trip down by mountain bike. It is a descent on a dirt path and the total time until we are back at Chiguata is about 2 hours. During the descent, the landscape will gradually change from a typical Andean landscape to a landscape with green meadows and the typical Inca terraces, which we will see throughout Peru. In Chiguata the ride ends, but if there is still enough enthusiasm for it then we can continue to Arequipa on asphalted roads.
A follow-up car will be present during the descent.
The Volcano Pichu Pichu is located in the south of Peru in the province of Arequipa. It is a separate volcano because it is formed by 7 different craters. The highest of the seven is called Coronado with its peak located at 5,664 meters altitude. He is also known as 'The Sleeping Indian' as he has the silhouette of a sleeping man from a distance. The volcano is located 30 kilometers from Arequipa. From Arequipa you can already see the volcano in the distance.
Pichu Pichu was seen as a sacred mountain by the Incas and sacrifices were made to the gods at the top. At the top of the volcano there is another ceremonial Inca platform and three mummies have been found, two of which are kept in the Museum de Los Andes. One of them is the so-called 'Urpicha mummy'. The other mummy doesn't have a name yet.
Departure: From Monday to Sunday
Includes: Equipment, transport by bus, English speaking guide
Duration: Three and a half hours
Price: Depending on the number of participants
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