Cusco: Tandem Paragliding in The Sacred Valley of The Incas

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11 reviews

Activity provider: Flying expedition

Cusco: Tandem Paragliding in The Sacred Valley of The Incas

Activity provider: Flying expedition

From US$ 120 per person

Fly over the Sacred Valley of the Incas by paragliding with specialized instructors and see the birthplace of this society from a completely different angle. Get photos and videos for sharing your once-in-a-lifetime experience with family and friends.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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English, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from hotels in Ollantaytambo, Yucay, and Urubamba. Sometimes, vehicle access can be impossible due to the narrow streets — if so, the local partner will provide the closest meeting point to your hotel. If you are staying in a private apartment or outside the pickup route, you will be provided the closest meeting point available.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Fly over the Sacred Valley of the Incas and admire the spectacular landscape
  • Take stunning photos and a video from your flight back home to share with friends and family
  • Be assisted by a specialized instructor so you have the experience of a lifetime
Full description
Delight in the experience of a lifetime by paragliding over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Soar safely above the valley in tandem with a professional instructor, and take photos and videos during your flight to relive your unforgettable experience with family and friends. Following pickup at your hotel in Cusco's Historic Center or the Sacred Valley, head to the flight point where all the team will be waiting for you to pass on flight instructions and safety recommendations. After some brief safety instructions, your instructor will give you a harness and helmet and explain the takeoff procedure. The flight is from Cerro Sacro, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and will take between 15–20 minutes. Located in the northeast of the city of Cusco, with a height of 3,880 meters (12,730 feet), this mountain boasts unique features with a slope of 70 degrees or more, and a vertical drop of 600 meters (1,969 feet). Cerro Sacro is one of the safest mountains in its topography. Before you take off and as you fly, marvel at the majestic landscape around the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once you're back on solid ground, return to central Cusco or the Sacred Valley areas for drop-off.
  • Hotel pickup from Cusco Historic Center or from Sacred Valley hotels (depending on option selected)
  • Drop-off in Cusco Historic Center (at either Plaza de Armas or Plaza del Recorrido) or your hotel in the Sacred Valley (depending on option selected)
  • Paraglide flight lasting 15-20 minutes
  • Professional instructor
  • Photos and video from your flight
  • Safety instructions
  • Licensed safety equipment, harness, and helmet
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 88 lbs (40 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • If the weather conditions become unstable for a flight (high winds, turbulence, rain, etc.), the pilot has the choice to wait or otherwise cancel the flight to safeguard the safety of passengers. Passengers will be notified. The passenger or passengers, in this case, have to pay transport costs
  • Keep in mind sometimes it is necessary to wait for the right weather conditions to take off
  • For safety reasons, only children that weigh over 40 kilograms (88 pounds) are allowed to fly, with their parents' or guardian's permission
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Very professional and friendly service. Leo was a fantastic and knowledgeable instructor. He gauged the winds to ensure a safe and fun experience. Furthermore, he showed us a location where you learned about native customs, which was a delightful experience. The paragliding for us first-timers was a terrifying but fulfilling must-do activity.

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October 6, 2022

This was so fun! My driver was nice and the pilot, Leo, was awesome. We had to wait awhile for the right wind but then the flight was gorgeous and quite long. I also felt very secure during the flight. Highly recommend. It is cold up on the mountain and you may have to wait awhile. Dress more warmly than you think you need to.

September 16, 2022

I had a great experience with my pilot José. He picked me up and took me to the flight site. He spoke very great english and he was very nice and informative. He is really great. The only thing I can say is we were not in the sacred valley like I assumed. We were near it. I was super scared but José assured me that it would be smooth. Which it was. Excellent!

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February 24, 2020

Product ID: 339421