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Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco provided by Willka Cusco

Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco

Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco
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About
A popular day trip from Cusco, Humantay Lake and its natural wonders are best experienced by hike, but navigating on your own can be challenging. This full-day guided sightseeing tour includes round-trip travel from Cusco, entrance fees, plus breakfast and lunch—everything is taken care of for you to enjoy your trek in full. Admire panoramic views over  Apurimac River and Humantay Lake, and learn of the region’s Inca history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn more about South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Take in views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
  • Entrance fees, meals, and round-trip transport from Cusco included
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your Cusco hotel in the early morning, and take a seat in your vehicle. Then, head out of the city toward the village of Mollepata to begin your tour. After breakfast in Mollepata, head onward to Soraypampa—the starting point of your trek—and enjoy sweeping views over the Apurimac River. Follow rugged hiking trails to Humantay Lake, set at 13,800 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. With your guide to lead the way, there’s no need for a map or electronic navigation. On arrival, gaze out over the shimmering waters of Humantay Lake to the glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Inca mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense). After Humantay Lake, head back to Mollepata for lunch. Your tour concludes with drop-off at Plaza San Francisco Square.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn more about South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Take in views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
  • Entrance fees, meals, and round-trip transport from Cusco included
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your Cusco hotel in the early morning, and take a seat in your vehicle. Then, head out of the city toward the village of Mollepata to begin your tour. After breakfast in Mollepata, head onward to Soraypampa—the starting point of your trek—and enjoy sweeping views over the Apurimac River. Follow rugged hiking trails to Humantay Lake, set at 13,800 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. With your guide to lead the way, there’s no need for a map or electronic navigation. On arrival, gaze out over the shimmering waters of Humantay Lake to the glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Inca mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense). After Humantay Lake, head back to Mollepata for lunch. Your tour concludes with drop-off at Plaza San Francisco Square.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29542P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup in Cusco city
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Professional guide
  • 1 American Breakfast, 1 lunch ( vegetarian option
  • Polar Blankets
  • 1 walking Stick
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is located outside of the center of cusco you must come to the meeting point, or contact us by whatsApp or call us directly to let us know the name of your hotel. We do not pick up from Airbnbs if you are in Airbnb Be in the middle of Plaza regocijos or ( Plaza el Regocijo ) By the small water Fountain between 4:00am to 4:10am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the Private option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup in Cusco city
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Professional guide
  • 1 American Breakfast, 1 lunch ( vegetarian option
  • Polar Blankets
  • 1 walking Stick
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is located outside of the center of cusco you must come to the meeting point, or contact us by whatsApp or call us directly to let us know the name of your hotel. We do not pick up from Airbnbs if you are in Airbnb Be in the middle of Plaza regocijos or ( Plaza el Regocijo ) By the small water Fountain between 4:00am to 4:10am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the Private option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul. 2020
A note from Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco
Limited capacity of our vehicles and seats distributed with the correct physical distance.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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4.5
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wdfyffe
Raleigh, NC45 contributions
The only blemish on our vacation to Peru
I hate giving bad reviews, but Willka Cuzco is just the worst. We made several reservations through Viator months before our trip. All the other companies kept in constant contact with us to update us on our trips. They all asked us for specific needs. Willka Cuzco? Nothing. Not a thanks for choosing us, not a who has food allergies, nothing. We assumed the trip had not gone through. We arrived in Peru and started our tours. We really liked one of the companies we had a tour with and scheduled a trip to fill the date that had a hole in it due to our “dropped” trip. On the day of the filler trip, a guy shows up to the hotel looking for me. It’s the guy from Willka Cuzco. After clearing up the confusion about his identity, I tell him that we never heard anything from them and assumed the trip was canceled. The guide puts me on the phone with the owner. I explain everything all over again to the owner. He indignantly tells me “it isn’t my responsibility to keep you informed of your tour, that’s Viator’s job”. And he hangs up on me just like that. The tour guide says if we don’t leave with him right now, he’ll have to mark me down as a no show. I told him he has to do what he has to do. With that, the guide left.

I have lived all around Central and South America most of my life, to include Peru. I speak Spanish as well as I speak English. There was no communication barrier. Willka Cuzco made no attempt to contact us about our tour and as soon as there was a problem, the company tells we’ve got your money, so you can F off. I’ve never been treated so disrespectfully and unprofessionally by a tour company. I am including an image of the first and only communication made to us by Willca Cuzco, which was conveniently sent to us right after I talked to the tour guide and told him that the company had not communicated with us.

My wife has attempted to communicate with them to see if there is a solution, but Willka Cuzco has yet to return an email. That’s the service we have come to know with this company. They have a high rating on trip advisor. They don’t deserve it. These guys are greasy hucksters.
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maria jose D
First of all I would like to thank you for your time for writing this comment. Second we never knew where you were staying, you never provided the name of your hotel in Cusco and we would like to clarify that guide never look for you at your hotel, you are lying or simply confusing of person I want to clarify also that I have never talked to you on the phone, If I had done I would have told you respectfully, our clients are first if I could post pictures of how many emails and messages I sent to you, I think the reason would be 100% ours, it is very evident that the person you spook with did not know anything about what was happening. We never receive calls to our 2 phones that we have that work perfectly. If you had written the name of the hotel, nothing of this could happen, if you can answer your phone either, we were waiting for your response until the next day also all morning, we left Cusco 1 hour late. Thus, when we did not receive a response from you, we wrote one last message at the time we were leaving cusco, that your tour will be considered a no show. And it is not fair that you claim us for something that was your mistake, and we rejected your refund request We work a long time and our clients always put the information of their hotels to go to look for them. Thank you very much for taking your time!
Written 18 August 2021
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jehyen v
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Must-do in Peru
Apr. 2020
One of the best tours of my life! Transportation was excellent. The guide was amazing and lunch was included as well. The hike was beautiful and the end view was absolutely worth it.
Written 26 March 2021
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Maria M
Manarola, Italy1 contribution
Very nice Trip!
Mar. 2020 • Friends
We had a very nice tour with the company WillkaTravel and our guide Caeser! We highly recommend the trip to Humantay!
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maria jose D
Thank you for you positive review, Maria! Glad to know you had a really nice day with us and with our guide Cesar. It is really kind of you mentioning him. :) We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written 11 March 2020
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Trini S
2 contributions
Great tour!
Our tour with Cesar was amazing, he is an expert trekker and so everything went well. It was a hard hike but he motivated us along the way. The Humantay Lake was beautiful, we got lucky with the sunny weather.
Written 28 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maria jose D
That is lovely to read! Glad you had a good time on a sunny day. Thank you very much for taking your time to write it here and for your kind words about our guide. We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jan
Merano, Italy2 contributions
Great day
It was a fabulous day. They picked us up at our hotel and then we had a breakfast. After the breakfast we went up the mountain and after a hour we arrived at the Humantay lake. It was very beautiful and we have had a great tour guide.
After the the lake we drove back and had a good lunch. All in all it was a great day and a must do in Cusco. The lake is beautiful when the sun comes out.
Written 23 January 2020
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Maria jose D
It sounds like you had a really good experience! Thank you for choosing doing it with us! We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written 24 January 2020
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angelica a
Philadelphia, PA7 contributions
Excellent
Jan. 2020 • Friends
My friend and I are in excellent shape and still couldn’t do it on our own without the horses. Felt really bad for them but there was no other way to get to the top.
Our trip guide Freddie was amazing, very knowledgeable, caring and patient with us-
He knew a lot about the lake, the history. He stayed with us when we needed breaks. He got us horses when we said we couldn’t do it anymore. Overall, the trip was amazing just be prepared for the challenging hike.
Written 18 January 2020
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Maria jose D
Glad you enjoyed your tour with us, Angelica! Thank you for taking your time and writing it to us. We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written 22 January 2020
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Ian
Newton, NJ1 contribution
Freddie was amazing
Jan. 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I took the lake tour and our guide Freddie was amazing! He was amazing at explaining the history of the lake and even took a group photo before heading down the mountain.
Written 18 January 2020
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Maria jose D
Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review. Fredy is so happy for receiving this beautiful review. We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written 22 January 2020
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Reyna Avila
2 contributions
Humantay Lake
Jan. 2020 • Family
Very nice tour from pick-up to drop off. I really enjoyed the services I received, extremely friendly staff, dedicated guide, and excellent breakfast and lunch. The lake is beautiful and the experience was better with WillkaTravel.
Written 9 January 2020
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Maria jose D
Oh! That is really nice! Thank you for taking your time to leave a review about us! We are really happy to know you have enjoyed everything! We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written 24 January 2020
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Antonio H
1 contribution
Humantay trip
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Excellent tour!
This was my last tour here in Peru, and I enjoyed this trip. Although the weather was not the best during the walk, I could reach it to end.
It was a beautiful view!
Thank you
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan
3 contributions
Lake Humantay
Jan. 2020 • Friends
The tour was the perfect use of my free day - it was definitely an early morning start but there was time to sleep on the bus. The hike upwards is steep but the views were completely worth it. Breakfast and lunch provided were delicious. Would recommend for nearly everyone. Only issur may be for those who get easily car sick.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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christinah7375
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SUCH A COOL EXPERIENCE!!!
Hands down - this was one awesome experience! The guides were great. It was so much fun! there's also so much inclu
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4 wheelers amazing, zip lining was sketchy
Had a great time! The 4 wheelers were very easy to drive. We started the day at the salt flats which was perfect b
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Good
Had a pickup from The hotel. Was a ride shared with 2 other people so we were sitting close to each other in a 4 pe
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Great ATV Tour!
I booked this trip the night before via TripAdvisor and everything went smoothly. They picked me up at the hotel a
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Best experience ever!!
By far the best experience in Cusco!! It is a most do with zip lining and ATV. FYI I am afraid of heights but this
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Robbed
We were Robbed!!! We did the Salt mines and the zip line tours. We were told multiple times it’s ok to leave your
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Adventure Seekers Must-Do!
My husband and I had a fantastic time. We had a small group, only us and 1 other American couple. First we were pi
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Things be closed
While it was ok, basically just the fun of riding ATV's. Everything thing was closed. But the staff was friendly.
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Peruvian Vacation
I have done ATV tours prior and the time spent actually riding the ATVs blows all those out of the water. Great sce
Kayla W
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AMAZING ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!
I booked this experience for me and 3 of my friends during our week stay in Cusco and was extremely satisfied with
Devonnefriesen
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Great tour - we loved it!
Our family had an amazing time on the ATV tour. It was well organized, the short training session was well done, a
Yuval78870
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Wow
Amazing trip me and my friend very enjoy and just perfect! Thank you very much! Yuval from israel 111
cbifani
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Great trip!
One of the best things we did in Cusco. I was new to ATVs and the tour guides made it easy. Views were incredible!
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Fun trip but tour guide was sometimes hard to hear over the music. I would recommend it though as Maras and Moray b
JMHATTON
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Very good driver drove us safely to Ollantaytambo
Ickes us up with a board outside airport - beware someone had seen our name and came and said said our names by bag
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