Hike Yucay’s Inca terraces with local anthropologist

From: $40.00

Get to know the terraces of Yucay, which have survived since Inca times, through the eyes of a photographer and visual anthropologist.

Sunday 8:30am to 11:30am

Price US$
Adults 13 years and older: $40
Children 2 to 12 years old: $20
Babies under 2 years old: free of charge.

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What will you do?

Yucay is not the most visited village by tourists, but those who know it say it is one of the most beautiful villages they have ever seen. That is why I want to show you its history. We will start the tour to the terraces of Yucay and its water channels, a work of Inca engineering directed by Huayna Capac and known for being the largest system of terraces in the Sacred Valley. We will visit the gate of Antibamba -also called the Huaca del Maiz- and its two ancient mills. Along the way we will see cave paintings of human figures and auquénidos; as well as the famous chullpas or pre-Inca tombs. We will take a break to continue to the Palace of the Inca Sayri Tupac and the house of the Ñusta Beatriz Qoya, where I will tell you details of the history of this place.

Meeting Point


Sunday 8:30am to 11:30am


How to get there

Hotel La Casona de Yucay
Alameda Pachacuteq 104, Yucay
Take the combi that leave Cusco city from Puputi Street and bring you to Yucay in two hours (approx $3) or a cab in an hour and a half (approx. $30). From Urubamba, Yucay is the first town on the way toward Calca/Pisac.

What is included in the price

The guide and explanations during the hike.
A water, a soda or a beer. Taxes.



Language in which the experience is offered

Spanish, English

Things to consider

Sneakers or hiking boots
Hat or cap
Rain jacket
Insect repellent

Learn about Host Ursula

My name is Ursula, I am a professional photographer born in Cusco. My photographic work is focused on visual anthropology. My specialties are landscapes, native quechua communities, archeological sites and urban and rural ethnography. I have published a black & white photography book about Cusco in the 1920s based on my greatgrandfather´s photographic archive, a treasure I unexpectedly found in an old leather suitcase! I am passionate about trekking and horseback riding in the mountains.

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Cancellation Policy

72 hours before the scheduled time