Tour of Humantay Lake

Discover the natural magic of the most bluish-turquoise lagoon in Peru known as Humantay and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the mountainous Andes of the Cusco region. If you are a nature lover or don’t like doing leisure activities in urban places, then this tour to Humantay lake will leave you speechless.

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4:30 Meeting point in Cusco: 3,400 m.a.s.l. (11,154 ft)
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at about 4:30 – if applicable.
  • You should read the Details and Notes tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Cusco to Mollepata

Cusco to Mollepata by vehicle: 3 hours aprox. — Mollepata is a small town located at 2,803 m.a.s.l. (9,196 ft).

7:30 Breakfast in Mollepata
Mollepata to Soraypampa

Mollepata to Soraypampa by vehicle: 1 hour approx. — Soraypampa is a small community located at 3,900 m.a.s.l. (12,795 ft).

9:30 Start your walk in Soraypampa: 3,900 m.s.n.m. (12,795 ft)
  • 50% of the walk is flat
  • The other 50% is a steep walk — 1 hour
11:30 Arrival at Humantay: 4,200 m.s.n.m. (13,779 ft)
  • Your guide will give a brief and concise explanation about this attraction.
  • Free time: 35 minutes approx.
Retorno de Humantay a Soraypampa

By foot.

Soraypampa to Mollepata

By vehicle.

14:00 Lunch in Mollepata
Mollepata to Cusco

By vehicle.

19:00 Tour ending place

This tour ends near the Plaza de Armas at 19:00 approx. If you book a private tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.

Price

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.GroupPrivate
1$30$220
2 $30$110
3 $30$75
4 $30$65
5 $30$60
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Details

DetailsGroupPrivate
Schedule4:30 to 19:005:00 to 19:00
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
Size15 to 30 pax.You and your friends
IncludedGroupPrivate
Pick up from your hotel
Buffet breakfast and lunch
Professional Guide
Driver
Tourist vehicle
Personalized service
First aid kit
Oxygen
Entrance tickets for Humantay: 20 soles pp
Horses: One way (50 soles pp) – round trip (80 soles pp)
Drop off at your hotel
You can rent the horses the same day of the tour (optional). Horse rental prices are approx.

Restrictions:

  • People with reduced mobility.
  • People with obesity and heart problems.
  • People who are not acclimatized to the altitude.
  • Seniors.
  • Minors unless you take responsibility.
  • People without experience riding horses (applies only if you will rent horses)
  • * Drones.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water
  • Tablets for high altitude sickness
  • Local currency in cash for your entrance tickets
  • * Dollars, Euros and cards are not accepted
  • * You can buy the entrance tickets the same day of your tour

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Notes

Pick-ups and timings:

Group tours:

  • Pick up times and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Bus stop times to visit the attractions, to eat (if applicable) or other activities are always approximate, never exact.
  • Arrival times to the attractions on foot are approximate.
  • We will pick you up as long as you are in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place.
  • If your hotel doesn’t have a car access, the streets are one-way only or there is a lot of car traffic, then you will walk some blocks to get in the bus.
  • We may not pick you up for some tours due to schedules, festivals and strikes.
  • When being picked up, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time.
  • We will do our best to pick you up from your hotel regardless your hotel location.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • Your tour ending time is still aproximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time.

Meal:

  • The tourism infrastructure for this tourist destination is basic.
  • Both breakfast and lunch are basic, not many options, not many restaurants.
  • There are basic vegetarian options.

Vehicle type and seats:

Vehicle types — group tours and private tours:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Seats — group tours:

  • You book a seat in the bus — you don’t necessarily book a specific number of seat.
  • If you are picked up first from your hotel, then you can can choose some seats.
  • Your pickup time will depend on your hotel location.
  • Travel partners or couples seat together to 95%; however, we don’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Road type:

  • Much of the road is paved track.
  • The last part of the road is a dirt road (compacted earth) with bumps, therefore:
    • Dust comes in through the windows.
    • The vehicle ride is sometimes bumpy.

Driver:

Group tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • He drives fast due to distance and time issues.
  • He sometimes listens to music while driving to stay awake.

Private tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • He drives at a normal speed.

Guide:

Group tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
  • He goes as a companion, he is always behind the group to make sure that everyone reaches their destination.
  • There is not much explanation either on the bus or on the attraction, the route is focused more on a short walk, not on history.

Private tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
  • He is always there to help you.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.

Cancellations

The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.

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