Price
1,381$ per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
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Travellers
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Journey to the famous Choquequirao all the way to Machu Picchu

We offer this trek to hikers, nature enthusiasts, or those who simply have a taste for adventure. This trek gives you to freedom to explore the unanswered questions and mysterious beauty of the Choquequirao without the bother of crowds, feel small beside the mighty Apurimac Canyon, and be overwhelmed in the spectacular beauty of breathtaking, snowcapped Vilcanota mountain ranges. Needless to say, let your self be blown away by this incredible trek which not only includes magnificent landscapes, but also new perspectives into the mysteries of the Incan Empire. By the fourth day, you will reach Aguas Calientes. On the fifth and final day, you will finally reach the exquisite sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world!




Highlight

  • Hike through Apurimac Canyon.
  • The lost Inca fortress of Choquequirao.
  • Super trekking in the rugged Peruvian Andes.
  • Trek between the premier Inca sites of Peru Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
  • Challenging trekking, Choquequirao—one of Peru’s most dramatic mountain ranges.
  • Finish with Machu Picchu, the ultimate Peru holiday.

What's included

Destination
Choquequirao Trek , Machu Picchu , Peru Treks Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Cusco
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • Accommodation in personal tents (camping)
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation
  • Walking sticks

Trip code:CMP5D01

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

Transport to Capuliyoc, Chiquisca – Santa Rosa

  • You will depart from Cusco at 05:00am in a private car to the charming village of Cachora (2,900m/9,514ft), situated on the edge of the Apurimac canyon, surrounded by extraordinary snowcapped mountain peaks. We will stop in Cachora to purchase any last minute supplies before continuing our road trip to Capuliyoc (2,920m/9,580ft) from where we will have our first glance at the astounding beauty of the Apurimac Valley extending beneath us as the snowcapped peaks of Padrayoc and Huayna Cachora soar high above us!
  • We then will meet our arrieros (horsemen/muleteers) from there before we steeply descend into the glory of the Apurimac Canyon, basking in the spectacular views as we continue to descend for 3 hours hours into the Chiquisca (1,850m/6,070ft) one hour hike we will arrive at the roaring Apurimac River (1,500m/4,921ft).
  • From the river, we will begin our ascent to the Santa Rosa Campsite, which lies at 1,910m/6,266ft. This is a rigorous climb which takes around 2 hours, but on the bright side, it definitely makes the next day easier!.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2

Hike from Santa Rosa to Choquequirao

  • Rise and shine, we will depart early again, around 6:00am to continue upwards to Maranpata (2,900m/9,514ft) which will take about 3 hours and is a tough uphill stretch.
  • A little past our break site, we will catch our first glance of the mysterious Choquequirao ruins! From there, we will have a 2 hour hike to the ruins themselves. After the rigors of these past two days, this hike is a gentle breath of air. We will eat our lunch at the Choquequirao campsite (2,850m/9,317ft) nearest to the ruins before we continue our journey to the Choquequirao ruins (3,050m/10,007ft) for the afternoon. We will spend the afternoon exploring the ruins until the sunset- fingers crossed for the chance to see magnificent condors soaring above us!
  • For more information, only around 30% of the Choquequirao Incan ruins have been excavated. However, what remains today is most impressive and is certainly worth the rigor of arriving there. The stonework cannot be compared to the sophistication found in Machu Picchu, because of the fact that the stone found there is extremely difficult to carve. The buildings, however, are quite impressive and suggest a site of high status. Choquequirao brings about a sense of awe simply because of its surrounding, astonishing scenery and isolation, not to mention that condors can be frequently seen soaring the skies.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3

Hike from Choquequirao to Chiquisca

  • Beginning early in the morning, we will have time to explore the Choquequirao ruins again.
  • Following this visit, we will have breakfast and then pack up camp and begin walking back towards Santa Rosa (2,095m/6,873ft), where we will have lunch.
  • After this, we will continue our descent into the raging river, in the route we will have the opportunity to bask in the beauty of the Apurimac Canyon yet again! We then will continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina. Finally, we will continue our one hour walk up to the Chiquisca (1,870m/6,135ft), where we will spend the night.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4

Hike to Capuliyoc || Train to Aguas Calientes

  • Early morning after breakfast around 06:00am, we climb for about three hours to Capuliyoc (2,920m/9,580ft) where our walk ends and we will say goodbye to our muleteers.
  • On the way we can appreciate again the majestic Padrayoc snow-covered peak that decorate to Apurimac Canyon.
  • At 10:00am a private transport will take us to Ollantaytambo train station. We will drive about 5 hours to Ollantaytambo.
  • You will then have lunch at the Sacred Valley restaurant.
  • In Ollantaytambo we catch the train to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, reception and transfer to your hotel are included as well as overnight in Aguas Calientes.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5

Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take first bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:30pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Poroy station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

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