Zip Line is a wonderful tourist attractions around Cusco make the tour of this city an epic journey due to its great ancient culture; however, the traveler can also practice extreme sports of high adrenaline such as the zip line, also known as “aerial zip line”, “slide of death” or “flying fox”, activity that will complete the so desired trip around the Imperial City.
The zip line or flying fox is a sport that consists of holding and sliding through the air by means of cables that are tied from end to end to the branches of trees. The tension of this stainless steel cable is for the speed of the person and does not stop halfway, for this reason as a security measure, for your safety the person will be held with harnesses , helmets and gloves; it is very important to control our body to reach the desired speed.
Places to go to do Zip line in Cusco
A magical place for ziplining, from the heights you can see the archaeological site of Moray, a building made in a circular shape with round stones that served as an amphitheater; it was also the agricultural center of the Incas. You will also see the Sacred Valley and the community of Racchi Ayllu.
Located approximately 4 hours from the city of Cusco, the town of Santa Teresa has natural jungle vegetation. From here you can zip-line over cables at 250 meters of altitude, and also contemplate the Inca citadel in its entirety, cross the Saqsara river and climb the walls of a railroad.
If you want to fill your body with pure adrenaline and learn more about the ancient history of Cusco, don’t think twice and practice ziplining, a sport not suitable for the faint of heart. Come with us and enjoy filling your lungs with the pure air of Cusco.
- Helmets: The use of this element is mandatory and very important. Its task will be to protect the person’s head from any event, blow and even protect the hair from tangling with the pulleys.
- Gloves: It protects the hands from blows or cuts that may occur when performing this activity.
- Pulleys: It is a mechanical device used to balance the necessary force, so that the mobilization of the weight is easier and faster.
- Harnesses: Essential personal equipment that supports and adheres to our body. It serves as an anchorage for the connection point (at the back of the harness) and the pulleys.
- Life Lines: A much needed tool in the safety chain. Its purpose is to connect the harness connection point with the pulley system. For zip-lining, two lifelines must be used as a safety issue. The two lines will be of different sizes; one will be fixed and the other will be adjustable according to the size of the traveler so that he can glide smoothly.
- Carabiners: Non-locking metal loops that serve as a connection to the lifelines. There are stainless steel or aluminum karabiners.
- Windproof jacket: Recommended for use in windy seasons. It is very comfortable, light and breathable. When using the wind jacket, your body will not be exposed to the external environment and you will avoid getting wet if you sweat due to its waterproof material.
- The zip line is one of the experiences you should not miss in your visit to Cusco. Going down from the trees, crossing rivers or canyons and contemplating the landscape in its entirety will be one of the best adventures of your trip to the city of the Incas.
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