Tour of Humantay Lake in Cusco

Discover Humantay Bluish Lagoon

Discover the natural magic of the most bluish-turquoise lagoon in Peru called Humantay and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the mountainous Andes of Cusco region. If you are a nature lover or don´t like doing leisure activities in urban places, then this tour to the Humantay lake will leave you speechless.

Upon arriving at the beautiful Humantay lagoon, your Guide will do a brief but useful explanation about this natural attraction, and then you will have all the necessary time to take photos or merely fill yourself with positive energy from the Salkantay snowy mountain.

This day trip from Cusco lasts approximately 14 hours. We will start very early in the morning, about 4:30am with a pick-up at your hotel. We will be back in Cusco city at about 6pm.

Details

  • Tour Schedules
    • Group Tour: Every day at about 4:30am
    • Private Tour: Every day on request, we recommend a 5am starting time
    • We do not operate on the 1st of January
  • Language
    • Group Tour: Bilingual (Spanish & English)
    • Private Tour: Tour: Only one language (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Duration
    • About 14 hours
  • How to recognize our Official Tour Guides?
    • Once you book with us, you will be given all of the details
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% Private tour, you choose your cup of tea, the excursion is focused on nature, designed exclusively for adults
    • If you have kids, we recommend you to reserve a private Humantay lake tour
  • Transportation
    • You will hike for a total of 2.5 to 3 hours in total
    • By bus
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Next to the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: We can finish anywhere in the historical center such as the Plaza de Armas or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page. We will give you a quote, and once we agree, you will receive a custom offer with the price
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the Book Now button on the Menu or Scroll down
  • Please Bring
    • Warm clothes including a scarf, sweaters, jacket, and gloves
    • Non-slip walking boots
    • Walking sticks are optional
    • Rain poncho
    • A hat to protect you from the sun
    • You must bring sunglasses. Otherwise, you may harm your beautiful eyes, and we will not take responsibility for this
    • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
    • Suncream
    • Local currency
  • Interior Visit
    • Does not apply
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Bus pick-up from your hotel as long as your hotel is located in the city center
      • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of natural history
      • Continental breakfast
      • Semi-buffet lunch. Eat as much as you like!
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Round trip air-conditioned bus
      • Entrance tickets for Humantay lake
    • Private Tour:
      • Bus and guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb, or anywhere in Cusco city
      • 100% authorized guides and an excellent narrative of natural history
      • Continental breakfast and semi-buffet lunch. Eat as much as you like!
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Round trip air-conditioned bus
      • Entrance tickets for Humantay lake
  • Not Included
    • Rain poncho please buy it in Cusco
    • Horses optional, if you wish to have them,  let us know
    • Walking stick optional
    • Tips for the crew
    • Dinner
  • Frequently Asked Questions?
    • I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
    • Will my kids love this tour?
    • Find all answers FAQs here
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Price

  • Group Tour:
    • 30 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • 135 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 120 USD per person based on 3 people
    • 100 USD per person based on 4 people

Important for Kids:

    • Children under 4 years go on the tour for free
    • If you have children between 5 years old and 10 years old, they must pay for the price of the tour to ensure that they have a seat on the bus
    • We have different prices for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old
    • Kids older than 11 and teenagers pay the regular rate

Discounts:

    • If you travel alone, with your family or in a group of 3 or more people, let us know, we have great discounts

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: We include bus pick-up from your hotel (applies only if your hotel is located in the historic center), otherwise come to the Rejocijo square, let us know your preference via e-mail
    • Private Tour: We include bus and tour guide pick-up from your hotel, Airbnb, or any location in Cusco city
If you wish we can meet in Regocijo square

Itinerary

Please consider that the route stated below may be affected by strikes and weather issues. If so, we will not take responsibility for the quality of the tour since those are external factors.  We understand that this is not a pleasant text to sell tours; However, we pride ourselves on our company’s honesty.

  1. Group Tour: Tour of Humantay Lake, Full-Day Tour | Max 18 walkers
    • Pick-up at your hotel at about 4:30am – if applicable
    • Cusco to Limatambo by bus Limatambo town is located at 2554 m a.s.l.
    • Limatambo to Mollepata by bus. We will arrive at about 7:30am in this little town where you will have breakfast Mollepata town is located at 2684 m a.s.l.
    • Mollepata to Soraypampa by bus. We will travel for about 1 hour or more Soraypampa is a small community located at 3900 m a.s.l.
    • Hike from Soraypampa to Humantay Lake. We will walk for about 1 hour until we get to the lake. It is a steep walk. Therefore, a few tourists rent horses at the Soraypampa community Humantay lake is located at 4200 m a.s.l.
    • At Humantay Lake, you will have a quick explanation of this natural wonder and 30 min free time!
    • Hike from Humantay Lake to Soraypamapa
    • Bus ride from Soraypamapa to Mollepata, you will have lunch at Mollepata at about 1:30pm
    • Travel from Mollepata straight to Cusco city by bus. We will be back in Cusco by about 6pm
    • We will end this tour next to the the Plaza de Armas
  2. Private Tour: Tour of Humantay Lake, Full-Day Tour | 100% Private
    • Pick-up at your hotel at the requested time, we recommend 5am
    • Cusco to Limatambo by bus for about 3 hours
    • You will visit all the attractions mentioned on the group tour, it is the same or similar itinerary!
    • Travel from Mollepata straight to Cusco city by bus. We will be back in Cusco by about 6pm
    • We will finish this tour in the historical center, in a place such as the Plaza de Armas, or drop you off at your hotel or Airbnb
    • *Note: In a private tour you can have more control on your time, it will be a tailored tour for you and your friends without strangers!

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a fee of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply

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