Father's day is here and it's a great opportunity to think outside the box and do something memorable with the whole family. ¿Our recommendation? Travel to Cusco for an extraordinary experience, walking with Dad among the charming little streets of the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo empire, enjoying the beauty of Cusco and the greatness of its mountains.
Traveling to Cusco, walking around the city and taking the perfect picture in some beautiful corner like Siete Borreguitos Street, is an adventure itself, just like it is having some afternoon coffee, sitting on the stairs outside the Cathedral to contemplate the Plaza de Armas while you read a book or meet some people from around the world. Visiting one of the numerous city museums, dive in one of its colorful markets, planning exciting outdoor excursions or just going out to have a drink at the end of the day and feel the cold breeze of the andean night on your skin, at the same time that you smell the firewood everywhere, smell that's very characteristic of every part of Cusco.
The city offers many possibilities for all the different types of fathers. You can find quiet and sophisticated experiences for a dad looking for relaxation, as well as some adventures for the whole family.
At Inca Rail we know how important is to be safe while traveling, so we want to help you organize the best possible trip for Father's Day, therefore we have selected some options that you can include in your itinerary to show your dad how much you care about him, planning the perfect trip with our tour packages.
A night adventure with a tasty Pisco Sour
When night falls over the city, the beautiful little lights make every corner glow in a magical way and make the archaeological sites, churches and streets even more charming than under the sunlight. With this tour you will enjoy the city when it's getting dark and the experience will be delightful.
If dad is a Pisco enthusiast, the emblematic distilled grape from Perú, and all its presentations, he will undoubtedly be interested in visiting a place specialized in this drink. There he will learn about its varieties, aroma and flavor. He will also learn how to make a delicious Pisco Sour.
During this tour he will not only become an expert of this traditional cocktail, but he will also be able to visit the Qoricancha Temple at the beginning of the night and walk among its solid stone walls with all the elegance of the ancient inhabitants of Perú.
All of you will also visit the San Cristobal viewpoint, from where the city is truly dazzling and you will surely fall in love with Cusco, if you are not already.
Visit our tourist package Pisco Sour Classes and get every detail.
If Dad is an adventure lover and enjoys seeing as much as possible on his way to a dreamy destination, the Qhapaq Ñan is the experience for him. The Inka Trail or Qhapaq Ñan, is an Andean road system that fulfilled the very important role of communicating the entire Tahuantinsuyo Empire, from Chile and Argentina, to Ecuador and Colombia with Cusco.
It is a stone road in some parts and a dirt road in others. You will be able to observe the Tambos (resting places for travelers) and Qolqas (food stores) all along the route.
The Inka Trail is a very important architectural work and fortunately there are still very well preserved sections that can be visited and used in complete safety.
At Inca Rail we offer you two options to do the Inka Trail according to your time and what you would like to experience..
Full Inka Trail
A four days-three nights trek.This is a very challenging experience guided by experts. You will enjoy the wonderful scenery in which the river, fauna and flora of the place stand out.
At the end of each day you will arrive at a campsite to rest comfortably and sleep under the wonderful Andean starry sky. You will witness how vegetation changes during the trek from a small and dry type of flora into a very green, lush, leafy and abundant one as you approach the rainforest in the area known as Ceja de Selva. The final destination is Machu Picchu and once there, you will be able to enjoy the Citadel and get to know every corner of it with the satisfaction of having walked the same route that the Inkas did before you.
Inka Trail Express
This is a shorter and less challenging experience, but surely just as wonderful as the other one.The adventure begins with a ride on one of our exclusive train services to a specific point on the railway, from where the hike will begin.
You will visit what appears to be the entrance to the Machu Picchu Citadel, see waterfalls and will be surrounded by so much beauty and history that you will feel very aware of what it means to be present in the perfect place at the perfect time.
The very next day, you'll visit Machu Picchu and you'll have the chance to take as many pictures as you like and then go back to Cusco on our service The 360° Machu Picchu Train.
This is an amazing experience Dad will never forget.
Click Inka Trail Express and schedule your trip to celebrate Father's Day in an extraordinary way.
Another extraordinary option to visit with Dad is the Mirador del Cóndor or Condor Viewpoint. This extraordinary animal is the largest bird of prey on the planet, whose outstretched wings can reach three meters long.
Inca Rail takes you to live this one-day adventure where the road is full of magic, stories and even spiritual encounters because you will visit sacred places of worship for the Incas and even the stone altars they built in the past.
El Mirador del Condor is located in the canyon of the Apurimac River, between great mountains and dazzling landscapes.
If you think this is the perfect gift for an adventurous Dad who loves nature and enjoys seeing wonderful species in their natural habitat, we invite you to learn more in the package:
Trekking Huchuy Qosqo
In addition to birds flying in their natural habitat, you would like a shorter trek with beautiful scenery where you may eventually run into llamas or alpacas, the best is the Huchuy Qosqo or "Little Cusco" trek.
A tour that starts early in the morning and will pass through several villages where you can learn about the beautiful traditions of the Inka culture, where time seems to have stopped. Also, in addition to the amazing archaeological sites, you will appreciate a wonderful view of the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River.
You must visit Huchuy Qosqo, a great option for those who love adventure and enjoy the way as much as the destination. Purchase your package tour at Trekking Huchuy Qosqo.
A dazzling gift of nature is hidden in the high Andean snow-capped mountains of Peru. The Humantay Lake is considered one of the most beautiful water sceneries of Cusco. Adored by the ancient Incas and an attraction for most tourists who come toCusco, the navel of the world. The best thing is that the journey to this turquoise jewel is full of places to take the perfect picture, archaeological sites, a lot of history, legends and the magic of the snow-capped Salkantay mountain.
This is a trip that Dad will always remember and if you do it as a family, will be just what you need to bond with your beloved ones.
Enter to Hiking to the Humantay Lake and book your package for this special day.
Puno, Titicaca Lake, Uros and Taquile
After visiting Cusco and all its treasures, Puno is a great option to continue your trip. It is pretty near to Cusco and easy to get there.
Once in Puno, we offer a gorgeous experience to Taquile Island and Uros Community, both located in the middle of Titicaca's Lake.
Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, 122 miles (196 km) long, 35 miles (56 km) wide and approximately 351 feet (107 meters) deep. It is also the highest navigable lake in the world. Lake Titicaca is so large that from some points you cannot see the other shore. This magnificent lake is located between Peru and Bolivia, and has 41 different islands, some with large populations with a lot of tradition and textile production, among which two local languages are combined: Quechua and Aymara.
Definitely a tour full of beautiful landscapes and unique experiences worth enjoying with Dad.
It is located 21 miles (34 km ) east of the city, has a spectacular landscape and a view of the lake with its deep blue waters that contrast beautifully with the warm palette characteristic of this island.
You can clearly see a series of terraces used as cultivation areas for potatoes, corn, quinoa and beans, and also an archaeological site in the highest part of the territory. The stories tell that in times of the conquest, Taquile was used as a prison for some rebels.
The most remarkable thing about Taquile Island is its fine and very elaborate textile production, through which its inhabitants share their ancestral traditions and customs with the visitors from all around the world.
This community is built by a series of artificial islets woven by its own people from layers of floating totora reeds that grow abundantly and generously in the waters of the Titicaca Lake.
These little islands were made in the past because of the Uros people's need to flee from the Collas and later also from the conquering Incas in their expansionist eagerness. The community is in charge of the preservation and care of the natural resources of the area, including flora and fauna such as birds, fish and little colorful amphibians.
The tour starts early in the morning. We will pick you up at your accommodation in Puno and head towards the Uros community, where you will be able to talk with local people and learn a little more about their art and way of life. You will also see how they move around on handmade rafts made from the same totora reeds and you will have the chance to understand the importance of these islands as centers of trade and commerce in the area.
Then you will visit Taquile where you'll enjoy the vibrant colors of its textiles, the friendliness of its people and the beautiful scenery surrounding you.
At the end of this wonderful experience, we will take you back to your hotel.
Learn everything you need to know by entering Uros and Taquile Islands, make up your mind, visit Peru and get to know the Inka culture from the inside. Let us take care of the details and just enjoy the ride.
These are just a few possibilities Cusco has to offer to all kinds of travelers, but there is so much more you can do to celebrate Dad on his special day.
Enter our website, explore The Full Experience where you will find the best Inca Rail Tourist Packages and choose those that suit you and your family the best, we'll take care of everything else so you enjoy the Inka Experience from beginning to end.
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