Rock Forest tour

We have a few options, a 2 Day, 1 Night tour  to the Rock Forest and the Smurf House and a 3 Day, 2 Night tour to the Sondor archaeological site, Pacucha Lake, Larcay Hot Springs, the Rock Forest, and the Smurf House or extend this to 4 Day, 3 night tour so that you can take your time to explore these unique geological formations and natural beauty of this part of Peru.

Rock Forest ( Bosque de Piedras Tour) 2 Day / 1 Night

Join us for trip to this amazing geological area.

Day 1 (Cusco – Rock Forest – Smurf House)

Leave Cusco at 6:00am and travel to Abancay (about 4 hours where we will stop for a break before continuing on to Bosque de Piedras (naturally formed Rock Forest). We will set up our picnic table and have a delicious lunch enjoying the spectacular view. We will spend the afternoon exploring this extensive and fascinating site, formed over time as the wind and rain eroded the volcanic rock into a forest of giant irregular cones. We will have dinner at a local family’s property, nicknamed Smurf House, and learn about the family’s way of life and their history in the area, surrounded by farm animals where we camp overnight. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2 (Smurf House – Cusco)

After an early breakfast, we take some more photos and say goodbye to our hosts, and make a second visit to the Rock Forest to see it in the morning light. We will leave around 11am to return to Cusco, with a picnic lunch stop on the way, arriving around 7pm. (Breafast, Lunch)

Alternatively, we can visit the Chonta condor lookout (link) on our way back to Cusco, the birds are in flight in the afternoon from around 2pm, so we’d need to leave the Smurf House around 6:30am. After a picnic lunch, we walk about an hour from the town of Chonta to the Apurimac Canyon to see these majestic birds in flight. We will arrive into Cusco about 7-8pm. This has an additional cost (dependent on group size).

Prices for this Rock Forest ( Bosque de Piedras Tour) 2 Day / 1 Night Tour: (Per person)
TBA

2 People – $290 USD
3 People – $210 USD
4 People – $170 USD
5 People – $140 USD
6 People – $120 USD

*Groups of other sizes, please contact us for a free no strings attached quote.

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Rock Forest ( Bosque de Piedras Tour) 3 Day / 2 Night

Day 1 (Cusco – Saywite Stone – Curamba – Andahuaylas)

We will leave Cusco in our private transport at 7am and take the highway between Cusco and Abancay, we will pass through impressive landscapes of deep river valleys and towering mountains. We will stop to visit the Saywite Stone, which is an irrigation and terrace system designed by the Incas. In Abancay we will have lunch and then continue our journey towards Andahuaylas, with one more stop to visit the archaeological complex of Curamba. It was an Inca administrative site from where the movements of the Chancas and other populated centres were controlled. There is an Ushnu (ceremonial site) built in a pyramidal shape and more than 50 structures around a central plaza. We will arrive at the city of Andahuaylas at about 6 p.m where we will have dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight. (Lunch)

Day 2 (Andahuaylas – Sondor – Lake Pacucha – Baños de Larcay)

After breakfast we will visit the nearby Chanka archaeological site of Sondor set back from Lake Pacucha, it is a tranquil site set above a deep valley. Afterwards we will visit Lake Pacucha where will have some time to take a boat out onto the lake, or other activities that you may choose from on the lakes edge. After lunch, we will drive for 3.5 hours towards Pampachiri, including a mountain pass of 4,800 meters above sea level and it is likely that you will see vicuñas, vizcachas and Andean flamingos, as well as large numbers of llamas and alpacas. We continue onto the Larcay hot springs (another 30 minutes) where you can soak in the thermal pool and listen to the river rushing past nearby. The valley is beautiful and you will see waterfalls en route. We will make camp for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 (Baños de Larcay – Smurf House – Rock Forest)

We will leave at 7.00 a.m. after a delicious camp breakfast, to visit the Smurf house and learn about the local family’s way of life and their history in the area, surrounded by farm animals. We then spend the rest of the morning exploring the extensive and fascinating Rock Forest, formed over time as the wind and rain eroded the volcanic rock into a forest of giant irregular cones. We will have a picnic lunch, and then begin our drive back to Cusco, via the dirt road to Sañayca and then joining the main highway near Chalhuanca, arriving back into Cusco around 8 pm. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Prices for this Rock Forest ( Bosque de Piedras Tour) 3 Day / 2 Night Tour: (Per person)
TBA

2 People – $440 USD
3 People – $340 USD
4 People – $260 USD
5 People – $230 USD
6 People – $210 USD

Rock Forest ( Bosque de Piedras Tour) 4 Day / 3 Night

With this last option, we extend the 3 day itinerary into 4 days, so that instead of heading back to Cusco on Day 3, we camp at the Smurf House and have more time to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of the area before returning to Cusco on Day 4. (An extra breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Prices for this Rock Forest ( Bosque de Piedras Tour) 4 Day / 3 Night Tour: (Per person)
TBA

2 People – $600 USD
3 People – $460 USD
4 People – $360 USD
5 People – $320 USD
6 People – $280 USD

*Groups of other sizes, please contact us for a free no strings attached quote.

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