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Paragliding Cusco

Paragliding Cusco

From the best adventures that you can experiment,this is the one you should nor miss; you can not say that you have seen all of the Sacred Valley of the Incas if you have not been able to see it from the most privileged location that only birds and some athletes share. Feel the mystic and privileged air of the Andes is something indescribable. Dare to realize this sensation, and be sure that you will enjoy the most beautiful sight of a mysterious world, where you can feel the freedom of the condor in the very heart of the Andes. The privilege of contemplating nature from this point is only reserved for those who dare to fly, despite all their fear; a magnificent experience that awaits you.

 

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, is an interesting point of visit, for those who are or have plans to travel to Cusco, with the intention of practicing paragliding. This is the ideal place to fly and witness the incredible Andean landscapes that this experience offers.The surroundings of the valley possess a great thermal zone, that offer all the conditions to be able to practice this extreme sport. These thermals are of all kinds, always fast and powerful.It is therefore that you can not miss this opportunity, take advantage of the weather conditions and live the experience of flying like a bird.

Quick Itinerary:

8:30 am: Pick up from your hotel and transfer from the flight area 

9:30 am: Paragliding flight (depends on wind conditions) 

3:00 pm: Return to Cusco

 

Frequent questions:


What is a paraglider?

A paraglider is an aircraft built only of cloth and ropes with which it is possible to take off and land standing (without wheels). The bell has a wing shape, with a profile similar to those of airplanes, and, like these, provides lift from a certain speed. Open, the wing has a surface about 30 square meters. Folded, you can put it together with the accessories (boots, helmet, coat,etc) inside a large backpack. 


How is it going?  

You have two rings in your hands that are attached to the back of the wing (vanishing edge). When lowering the left hand, the left part of the vanishing edge is lowered. This causes the left part of the wing to brake and turn left. Pulling the two rings at the same time you brake, and raising your hands again you accelerate. The paraglider has a special property that it does not share with any other aircraft: when leaving the controls it is placed immediately straight and it flies in a straight line. This makes it the easiest aircraft to pilot, since it does not require as much sensitivity in the controls as, for example, a plane. 


How long is a flight?  

The record of permanence exceeds 24 hours, and the International Aeronautical Federation (body dedicated to these matters) no longer accepts records in this category. Good pilots fly between two and eight hours every good summer day. The flights of the beginners do not usually last more than twelve minutes to 1 hour.  

Should it be very windy? 

On the contrary, it is better not to do too much. A wind up to 15 km / h helps us out. Between 15 and 30 Km / h can pose certain problems for beginners, but it is still possible to go flying without problems. From 30 km / h the takeoff is difficult, and when the wind exceeds the maximum speed of the paraglider (between 35 and 55 km / h depending on the model), you should think about landing immediately, because the flight can really be dangerous. It is important that the wind comes to us more or less in face in the takeoff. If it comes from behind we will have to run a lot to get the wing to have enough speed to fly. With more than 5 km / h of tail wind it is practically impossible to take off.

 Is it very cold, up there? 

The temperature drops approximately one degree every 300 meters in height. This, together with a flight speed of around 40 km / h, makes it necessary to keep warm even in summer.


Suggested Trips:

CUSCO-CHINCHERO-CUSCO

The itinerary starts in the morning with the pick-up from the hotel to start the adventure tour in the direction of the flight zone, located 40 kilometers north of the city of Cusco. It is one of the most accessible mountains for paragliders since it has a highway to the site. Enjoy the activity of paragliding located 45 minutes from the city of Cusco where you will experience the flight of the condor at 5000 meters (or 16,500 feet) and enjoy the same landscapes contemplated by the inhabitants of the ancient, powerful Inca Empire. Also witness the great blue sky and the beautiful clouds that will surround it along its route and the songs of the birds that will accompany it. Descend then with an unforgettable moment and numerous details to tell your friends.

INCLUDED

  • Transportation pick up from the hotel 
  • Transfer of the flight and return area
  • Approved flight equipment (harness, airbag protection and helmet) 
  • Flight with qualified instructor
  • Bilingual tourist guide

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Snacks or meals (the passenger is free to carry what they want)
  • Water

 

WE RECOMMEND YOU:

  • Comfortable clothes
  •  A good jacket 
  • Sneakers or high-top boots
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Some object of entertainment 
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Water 
  • Snaks

Why can not miss this opportunity:

Paragliding is one of the extreme sports most requested by adventurous travelers who love adrenaline. It is a minimum risk activity due to the rigorous training and certification of the pilots who will accompany you in the overflight through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is also an activity that you can do without previous experience, only a brief recommendation is required before the flight and then wait for the appropriate weather conditions to start this amazing experience in the Sacred Valley. Remember that you will do it accompanied by a specialist so your adventure will be unforgettable and very safe.

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