Take a trip from Cusco to Puno with several famous tourist stops included on the way. A typical lunch is also included, which will consist of more…
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At first I was a little iffy about getting this because I had a meeting schedule at 6 and I wasnt sure if we would get back on time but we did. We were back in Cusco by 5:00 pm. Everything was very well organized. They were very punctual at picking me up and we were the first group in the Lagoon. The food that was included was good. Our tour guide Freddy was amazing, he was very patient and funny. Going up the lagoon I would definitely recommend getting a horse it goes from 70-80 soles. It would only take you up the mountain because the incline is so high its dangerous to go down in a horse. Walking down the mountain will take you about an hour but it doesnt feel like it. Just be very careful because it does get slippery. Mornings are really really cold but once the sun comes out you will start to take layers off. The lagoon is magical. Totally worth it. If i wouldnt have come, i would definitely be upset and regretting it.
Breakfast and Lunch included, the latter being essential after a gruelling walk in high altitude conditions. Picked up from our hotel on a good old Sprinter, constant humorous feedback from our guide in Spanish and English. We travelled 90 minutes from Cusco for a carb loaded breakfast and then a further 60 minutes to base camp. Surrounded by other minibuses in bright, snowy conditions we began the nicely inclined walk to the summit with not quite the right clothing. This is a high altitude climb, 4200m to 5200m and it gets cold when the sun isnt out. Be prepared to layer up AND down as you walk. We gave up on the last 750m (and the summit) due to tired legs (huayna picchu and Machu mountain 2 days prior). Returned for an excellent lunch and then dropped off at our hotel. Amazing viewing, amazing mountains.. and 40 sol for a horseride to the top.
I really enjoyed this trip, although the trek was slightly strenuous on the way up it was easily doable and we were all heavily rewarded with the stunning views of the lake and the glacier. The breakfast and lunch provided were of reasonable quality considering the cost of the trip. Only downside of the trip is that the description states you can swim in the lake (optional) but unfortunately this is actually forbidden, so I was slightly disappointed I wasn’t able to go for a refreshing paddle. All in all, a great experience.
This was a wonderful adventure in Peru. The Pros: great guides, very responsible, guest safety, comfort and hospitality all get high marks. The hot lunch was delicious too. The Cons: it was listed as an all-inclusive activity but when we got there they told us the river shoes were an additional 15 Peruvian Soles per pair and you definitely can't do without them. You need them to walk in and around the river. That is not "all inclusive" when it comes to an accurate description of the tour.
This tour is definitely worthwhile and good value for money. The guy that spoke English really well and the breakfast and lunch provided was very good . There were options to either walk the whole 2 to 3 km to the view of the mountain or take a horse for a fee of about US$30. It is a tough walk due to the altitude but take your time and taking all of the surroundings along the way . Was enough time to take it all In and get back to the room still in daylight . Can highly recommend .