For thousands of years, man has dreamt of flying.... Have you read that sort of thing a few times before? Well, these days many people are coming very close to that often-expressed yearning by leaning into the wind, taking a few steps and then gently parting company with the land of the Incas under your feet and perhaps, a few minutes later, turning into the rising warm air of a thermal and eventually climbing, until you are just a speck, high up and far away in the domains of the Condor. Just pausing here to let you indulge in that incredible daydream for a few more moments..... Welcome to the exhilarating sport of paragliding, known in many countries as parapente, over the Sacred Valley fo the Incas. Be amazed at what is achievable in a real aircraft that can be stuffed in a backpack and taken anywhere, anyhow, any time.
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At 9:00 in the morning we will travel to the area of Chincheros in the upper hills of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will get there early to catch the rising thermals wafting up the valley walls. This is the same thermals the condors use to lift them up to the sky. In the flying zone the pilot will give instructions, talk about weather conditions, and demonstrate how the equipment works. We prepare the parapent and wait for the perfect moment to take off. We run and jump over the ledge of the hill, ones in the air you will have the most amazing view of the valley and the landscapes, Huaypo lagoon. You will be in the air for about 15 minutes to 30 minutes, reaching incredible altitudes, after all this incredible experience we land. You will go back to Cusco in the afternoon. Please note that the activity depends on the weather so you might need a full day as the last chance to fly is around 4 pm.