ADVENTURE AT THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
This is our favourite place for paragliding. This flying spot is just 1 hour away from Cusco and it’s easily combined with other trips around since its location is strategic. Enjoy flying in the heart of the Andes by Paragliding Cusco
Raqchi view point is a beautiful spot for paragliding. But, at the moment is not available since some companies have invaded the take off area to built zip-lines. Anyway we can take a stop for photos.
Ancahuasi is a small town 45 minutes from Cusco city. However, the take off area is +45 min driving up the mountain. The road is in bad conditions. So, at the moment we are not flying there.
Paragliding in Cusco
Paragliding in Cusco is an adventure sport which can be combined together with your trip to Machupicchu. This activity just requieres, in ideal conditions, half a day, which could be either in the morning or afternoon.
We fly all year around. If someone’s told you it is not possible to fly in rainy season(November to March), then they are totally wrong. Do not hesitate to contact us to ask for more details.
Our daily departures allow you to include this one-life-time experience to your previous set itineraries. One day can be enough to get an amazing experience while you are in Cusco. Enjoy this amazing adventure sport right in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Paragliding Cusco is a group of experienced paragliding pilots flying the Andes of Cusco. We’ve learnt paragliding is about patience. We do our best to give our passengers the best experience ever from the moment we tell people what to bring and how to be dressed until we drop them off back at their hotels.
Taking care of our paragliding gear is at the same time so important, so we have certified paragliders and harnesses to guarantee quality of service.
We believe if we give our passengers the best, we can be the best!
How long does it take to go paragliding?
In ideal conditions, this activity just requieres half the day. We leave Cusco city in the morning around 08:00 hrs and return by 13:30 hrs. Afternoon departures are scheduled for 14:00 hrs. However we schedule these afternoon flights usually from September to May because of the strong wind. If you’d like to fly in the afternoon but you’re coming during the other months, contact us first to check weather forecasts.
Please, remember paragliding is about patience. We wait for the best conditions in order to fly. There’s no rush in this activity. The point is to keep it safe.
During the rainy season, the waiting time can go longer. So, let us know if you have some other activities scheduled for the rest of the day, as tours or flights out.
Do I need previous experience?
Since you fly together with a professional pilot, there’s no need for previous experience as you go as a passenger. Safety briefing will be given anyway at the flying spot.
How long does the flight itself last?
The tandem paragliding flight can last from 12 to 30 minutes. It obviously depends on weather conditions. But at the same time, it depends on how you’re feeling. Some people experience dizziness or nauseas. If you have not had any troubles with altitude, so there’s no any worries. You can select the package you’de like at the purchasing process. Contact us for further information
Could you arrange my Machupicchu trip as well?
Paragliding while doing your trip to Machupicchu is possible since our flying spots are located in the Sacred Valley surroundings. We can even help you to organize your trip to Machupicchu. Climbing Waynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountains are must-to-do things while you are in Peru. Do not hesitate to ask about our special packages combining paragliding together with Machupicchu, biking, zip-lining in the Sacred Valley, Pachamama ceremonies, etc.
Do you include insurance in your paragliding trip?
There’s no insurance coverage.
Do you have any weight restrictions?
Our gliders have a huge range for weight. They can carry from 115 kg until 230 kg. So it means, if you’re 110 kg, there’s nothing to worry about. Just let us know these details in advance to select the right harness for you.
What happens if we cannot fly due to bad weather conditions?
There’s small chance to cancel our operations due to weather conditions since we just need -1 hour good conditions- in average. Direction of wind, Wind speed are the most important things to check among other ones. The pilot in charge will tell if you just need to wait longer or if the flight gets cancelled. In case of cancellation, only transportation will be charged. It is a small amount and it will be calculated according to the number of people who are part of the group that day. It can go from $15.00 usd p.p. to $25.00 usd p.p.
Does the price include video filming or photos?
Depend on the package you select, video filming and photos might be included. Only basic package does not include photos or video. It has small extra charge. Please, let us know if you’ve selected the basic package and you’d like to add it. All photos and video will be sent to you by a link, so you can download them in high quality.
Remember, we use the last versions of Go-Pro cameras for video filming.
Could I use my own Go-Pro camera or even my mobile phone?
Feel free to bring your own Go-Pro cameras. There’s no any charge for that.
Flying is smooth most of the time, so you can use even your mobile phone. However, make sure it is attached to your selfie stick or to yourself.
Could one of my friends come together with me as just company?
Absolutely. However let us know in advance. Also, it might have small extra charge for transportation.
Do you have gear for rental?
If you’re already a paragliding pilot coming to fly around in here, we can help you getting the right gear for you. We offer gear+assistance service. Do not hesitate to contact us.
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