The Beautiful Poc Poc Waterfall HIKE 1 DAY

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1 Full Day

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99 USD

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CUSCO – CHINCHERO – POC POC WATERFALL

POC POC Waterfall Hike is a thrilling outdoor experience that many people like. This gorgeous adventure leads you through deep, rich green vegetation, with nature’s song as your soundtrack. The expedition culminates with the POC POC waterfall, a stunning cascade of crystal-clear waters that plunges into a tranquil pool below. The sight of the waterfall’s enormous rush is humbling, demonstrating nature’s eternal strength and beauty.

LOCATION OF POC POC WATERFALL

POC POC Waterfall is located about a two-hour hike from the lovely community of Chinchero in Cusco, Peru. The journey to the waterfall itself is an experience, taking you to greater elevations as you travel to 3400 meters above sea level. This height lends the waterfall its magnificent appearance, and tourists are treated to stunning vistas that extend beyond the falls and into the untouched landscapes of the surrounding region.

HISTORY OF POC POC WATERFALL

The POC POC Waterfall route has a long history dating back to the Inca Empire. The road that hikers take now was previously used by Inca farmers and traders to connect remote locations with the busy metropolis of Cusco. The region surrounding the waterfall was considered sacred, where the Incas would pay reverence to Pachamama, the Earth Mother. Today, relics of this rich past may be seen throughout the path in the shape of stone terraces and old Inca ruins, softly echoing tales from a bygone period.

GETTING THERE: POC POC WATERFALL

Reaching the POC POC Waterfall takes some planning, but the travel is part of the thrill. If you live in Cusco, you may take a bus or a cab to the village of Chinchero, which usually takes around 30 minutes. The trek from Chinchero to the waterfall takes around two hours. The path is well-marked, but it’s best to hire a guide from a local tour company to guarantee a safe and interesting journey. Remember to bring water, food, and sunscreen, since the sun may be harsh at high elevations. Also, remember to adjust to the altitude in Cusco before starting the walk to avoid altitude sickness. Take pleasure in exploring this intriguing region’s history and natural beauty.

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WEATHER OF POC POC WATERFALL

The weather in the Cusco area, where the POC POC Waterfall is located, can fluctuate greatly. The region has two different seasons: dry season (May-October) and rainy season (November-April). The dry season is ideal for trekking, with bright sky and daytime temperatures ranging from 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. However, brace for cooler temps at night. During the wet season, the trail may become muddy and slippery, making the hike more difficult. Check the local weather forecast before planning your hike, and always have adequate gear for unexpected weather changes.

WHEN TO GO TO POC POC WATERFALL

The greatest time to view the waterfall is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. Clear skies and pleasant temps make today the best time to go trekking. The lower likelihood of rainfall ensures that the routes are neither muddy or slippery, resulting in a safer and more enjoyable hiking experience. However, the location is available year-round, and visiting during the rainy season provides a distinct viewpoint, with fewer people and the waterfall at its most dramatic. However, if you are planning a vacation during the rainy season, you must remain up to speed on weather conditions for your own safety.

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BIODIVERSITY OF POC POC WATERFALL

The Cusco area, which includes the POC POC Waterfall, is well-known for its vast biodiversity, making it a nature lover’s delight. The region is rich in various flora and wildlife, with a variety of species to explore along the hiking track. As you trek, you may encounter a variety of indigenous and migratory bird species, making it a popular place for bird viewing.

The luxuriant greenery is composed of a variety of medicinal plants and flowers, creating a kaleidoscope of hues that will captivate you. Be on the lookout for tiny animals and insects in this habitat. Remember to respect the natural ecosystem by keeping a safe distance from wildlife and not damaging the vegetation in order to preserve the biodiversity of this magnificent place.

SAFETY OF POC POC WATERFALL

Without a doubt, safety is vital before beginning on a trekking expedition to the POC POC Waterfall. Always stick on the defined route and avoid venturing into the bush, since this might lead to becoming lost or meeting dangerous species. Wear durable, comfortable shoes for the trek to avoid slipping and falling, and bring plenty of water and small snacks to keep you hydrated and energetic.

It is recommended that you carry a first-aid kit in case of minor injuries. While the area is typically safe, it is best to keep valuables to a minimum and locked to avoid loss or theft. Finally, be aware of your surroundings, respect the natural environment, and follow any advice or recommendations issued by local authorities or guides. Happy and safe trekking.

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Tour Details

Type of Tour: Culture, History, Adventure and Hiking.

All Distance: 8 Km / 5 Miles.

Good For: Hiker that love to trek the Inca trail to Sacred Valley and Poc Poc Waterfall in one day enjoying the nature and culture with having a little moderate level of fitness.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Consideration: PERMIT ARE UNLIMITED AND THERE AREN’T A HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS TREK (However, we recommend to book in advance in order to organized everything perfectly).

Useful Information:

  • Above all, your safety
  • Full day trek where you are going to enjoy and take so many photos with nice views surrounding you
  • Your belonging is not necessary because remember is just one day trek.
  • The unique trail through through Inca Trail (Qhapaq Ñan) to Poc Poc Waterfall.
  • Hike by the same pathway that Incas used to use for peregrinate to the Sacred Valley and Poc Poc Waterfalls.
  • You must be prepared with insect repellent for some of mosquitoes.
  • We are using local staff and natural resources.
  • Local company with sustainable responsibility.
  • Briefing with you professional Mountain Tour Guide the night before of your trek in our office or your hotel.

 

INCLUDED:

In the price are included the following things:

  • Briefing with your trekking guide at 6:30PM pm the night before your departure.
  • Private transportation with a professional driver – Roundtrip.
  • All transfer service to pick up from your hotel and
  • Drop you off at your hotel or another different place like the train station in Ollantaytambo.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance to Poc Poc Waterfall.
  • Lunch with option for vegetarians.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance to Chichero Inca Site.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Tipping (expected but not compulsory your appreciation)
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