CALCA

What Can I Do In Sacred Valley Calca?

PRIME LOCATION

What Place Can I Visit In Calca?

Calca is located in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains, the altitude is lower compared to city of Cusco, here you can acclimatize to altitude and regain strenght and regain strength to continue your trip, Calca is only 1 hour from the city of Cusco. It is the best option if you lan to go to Machu Picchu, 20 minutes away is the Ollantaytambo station where you have the option of taking the train to Machu Picchu. We can carry out you transfer.

In the Quebrada de Waman Choque there are impressive mountains and it is accessed through a high Andean valley that ends at the foot of the snow-capped Colque Cruz and the Waman Choque glacier, behind the Pitusiray-Sahuasiray. The place is surrounded by lagoons, waterfalls and the beautiful Andean countryside.

Located in the same district of Calca, just 4 kilometers from the Rhouse Calca Hotel. It is a pre-Inca architectural complex that worshiped water. Around it and its surroundings there is a beautiful myth full of symbology. An ideal place to recharge your energy and enjoy the landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

An excellent route to enjoy a walk enjoying the morning or afternoon sun, departing from the Rhouse Calca Hotel. Huchuy Qosqo was the last resting place of the eighth Inca Wiracocha. He spent the last few days there while his son Inca Yuopanqui took charge of the war resistance against the invasion of the Chankas, who cames form the north.

Hiles And Trekking

Urco Water Sanctuary

Huchuy Qosqo

t is an architectural complex located 19 km from the city of Calca, on the way to the Lares and Lacco valleys and at an altitude of 4,050 meters above sea level. In the place we will find the pre-Inca citadel of Ancashmarka, which was an important storage center for the food that was produced. Nearby is the town of the same name where famous artisans live.

This route begins at the archaeological complex of Chincheros, passing through its platforms and continues along the Inca trail to Urquillos in the Sacred Valley. We will enjoy the landscape, the flora, the fauna, an explanation of the Andean world and the adventure of the road.

On this route we will visit three places of interest: the archaeological complex of Moray, the salt mines of Maras and the village of Pinchicoto. The route gives us the opportunity to learn about the agricultural and astronomical relationship of the Incas, the importance of the salt mines for the local economy and see the houses in the rocks of the ancient village of Pinchicoto.

Ankashmarka

Chincheros-Urquillos Inca Trail

Moray, Salineras Maras Pinchicoto

It is an archaeological site east of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba considered one of the most important in the Sacred Valley. Pisac, had the shape of a partridge, as its name says and this town is known for its astronomical observatory.

Description of the route: Level II. The route is a breathtaking archaeological adventure to the historic citadel, located in the upper part. The route is marked and the roads of the citadel have been restored.

Duration: 1 hour one way, 3 hours stay and 1:30 hour return.

It offers: guided tour in the citadel and the village, explanation on Andean cosmovision, mythical narration of the place and its surroundings.

The Arin Waterfalls as we pointed out are also known as Mermaid Waterfalls. They are located in the province of Calca in the region of Cusco. Getting to this beautiful place is not complicated, since it can be seen from the main road.

It should be noted that, to get to the Arin Falls or Siren Falls you must climb and the time it will take us is about 30 minutes. Once we have arrived at the falls we must walk towards the viewpoint, from where we will have a better view of the Arín waterfall.

While we go to the viewpoint we will be able to observe a small and beautiful cathedral; that if we are lucky we will be able to enter. There is also a well made of stone where food was once stored.

Similarly, along the way we will be accompanied by vegetation especially Kantu flowers, considered sacred flowers at the time of the Incas.

The enclosure located in Huchuy Qosqo is called Qaqyaqawana, Quechua name that refers to the place where the lightning is seen. This archaeological complex is located in the upper third of the mountain called Qaqya (thunder), and exhibits one of the most impressive works of topographic modification through the use of terraces modulating the edges of cliffs and vertical ravines over the Vilcanota Valley. One of the most outstanding characteristics of this archaeological complex is the use of lithic material combined with adobe and mud. This demonstrates the knowledge and mastery of differents construction materials, used with high technology, especially adobe; the walls built of this material, centuries old.

Pisac

Arin waterfall

Qaqyaqawana archaeological zone

Route description: Level II. It is an adventure through the archaeological old town of the Inca citadel. We will enjoy the beautiful countryside and its great complexes along the way. The route is marked and the roads of the citadel have been restored.

Duration: 1 hour one way, 3 hours stay and 1:30 hour return.

Guided tour in the citadel and the village, explanation about the Andean cosmovision, mythical narration of the place and its surroundings.

The first experiential museum in Peru.

In 2002 the Inkariy Museum project was conceived with a panoramic vision of pre-Hispanic Peru with projection to the contemporary, emphasizing the human factor of societies and complementing the memory of Peruvians on the technological achievements of our ancestors as cultural heritage, through history and traditions, in a modern and accessible language for its enhancement. The museum collections are mainly made up of archaeological and ethnographic goods. Within its cultural extension activities it seeks to democratize, in an agile way, the reading of archaeological information to all levels of public, from children to adults, its appropriate dissemination through books and brochures, interactive media, traveling exhibitions at national and international level, lecture series and the important work of social projection in the Cusco region.

Address: Km 53 Cusco – Calca – Urubamba Highway.

They are located 20 minutes from our hotel. The thermal baths have three large pools where visitors can relax. Its waters have an average temperature of 40°C. The properties of water are favorable for people who have rheumatism, anemia, stress, arthritis, osteoarthritis and liver conditions. Water characteristics: yellowish color, odorless, pleasant, metallic taste, clear appearance. Water classification: Sodium, magnesium, bicarbonated, sulfated and with a high percentage of potassium chloride and silicon.

 

Ollantaytambo

Museo Inkariy

Machacancha Thermal Baths

Discover the most important mountain of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Calca, Cusco, Peru. The hike is approximately 5 to 6 hours. We will arrive at the base of the mountain where we will camp for lunch and we will be in the lagoon that is on the mountain. We will have dinner and a campfire at night where we will rest and early the next morning we will be able to observe the phenomenon of the shadows if the weather permits. This historical myth is found only on this mountain where the Inca elite met here.

Short but demanding hike to a beautiful Andean lagoon, rarely visited by tourists, at the foot of the imposing and legendary Pitusiray mountain.

The Kankan Lagoon, better known as Pitusiray Lagoon, receives part of the thaws of this snow-capped mountain. The ascent is a clearly marked trail from which you have excellent panoramic views of the valleys and neighboring towns. Also in the small lake you can see several species of aquatic birds.

Legend of Pitusiray

An ancient Inca legend says that the Pitusiray and Sawasiray snow-capped mountains are two lovers turned into rock. There are several versions of this myth.

Apu Pitusiray

Pitusiray or Kankan Lagoon