Choquequirao Trek 4 Days from $602 from US$602
Choquequirao Trek 4 Days from $602
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Cuzco/Cusco, Peru

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days from $602

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Created: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Departure: Sunday, April 25, 2021
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Based on 2 adults
About

Along this route we will enjoy the way that we will reach us to the last refuge of the Incas, also known as The Cradle of Gold. Choquequirao sits in the saddle of a high Andean ridge at 3.103m/10178ft above sea level and 1,500m/ 5,000ft above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River. Choquequirao is a huge archaeological complex located in the surroundings of the Salkantay Sacred Mountain (6.271m/20569ft) and the Apurimac River canyon. On the way we will enjoy amazing mountain scenery as well as lots of Andean flora and fauna.

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About the city
Cuzco, located in the Southern Sierras, is one of Peru's most visited cities. It was once the capital of the Inca dynasty and now it is the gateway to the Sacred Valley and the Andean capital of Peru. Cuzco exudes charm and splendour and it is full of character.Cuzco's heart is the Plaza de Armas where you can find the Cathedral and the Compañía de Jesús church, among other remarkable buildings. The architecture of the city is a curious mix of Spanish Colonial built upon Inca ruins and everything else is a unique melange of Spanish and indigenous influences. Exploring Cuzco’s picturesque, narrow, cobblestone avenues is a source of endless fascination. Cuzco is a constant link to the past, it streets are full of colourful costumes, handicrafts shops, remarkable Incan ruins and local flair is everywhere. Hatunrumiyoc is located close to Plaza de Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pedestrian street, famous for its Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit together without mud or concrete. You’ll find the masterpiece, a 12-angled stone, about halfway down the street.Cuzco is the most convenient city from which tourists can begin visits to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and other Inca sites in the region.The city’s fantastic Architecture and the breathtaking natural surrounding makes Cusco a city hard to leave.
Created: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Departure: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Themes
Nature
History
Adventure
Peru
Included services
25 Apr
Closed tour

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights

Shared Service
Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Choquequirao

You will start this adventure with an early morning transfer heading to the community of Cachora. On arrival, approximately 9:00am, you will have short briefing before commencing the trek. After approx. 9kms of an ascending trek on dirt paths, you will arrive at the first pass of Capulilloq (2800mts / 9180ft). From here, you will have your first glimpse of the Choquequirao Mountain framed by surrounding volcanic peaks, steep cliffs and the coil of the Apurimac River as it snakes its way, carving out the valley floor. Then, you will begin a short zig zagging descent before heading back up again to the second pass, Cocamasama at 2100mts / 6890ft where soon after you will arrive at the first camp of Playa Rosalina (Gateway Bridge) at 1750mts / 5740ft.

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Choquequirao Ruins

Good morning! Today begins with another early departure, approximately 5:00am, which will allow you avoid the heat of the midday sun as you walk. You will pass through the small town of Santa Rosa at 2100mts / 6890ft, where there you will take a quick break and enjoy some locally produced sugar cane juice or some refreshing cool water. If you get lucky, you may even spot the elusive Andean Bear or the imposing Condors flying overhead. In the area of Marampata there are numerous and enormous platforms or terraces that its belief has been used for farming and agriculture purposes. After a further 2 hours walking you will reach the main complex of Choquequirao (3085mts / 10120ft). Here, you will have time to wander around the ruins themselves and take beautiful pictures before heading off to your campsite at a nearby archaeological site.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Playa Rosalina

Today you will have free time to explore the ruins by your own. This amazing citadel is thought to have been built by Inca Tupac Yupanqui, who campaigned tirelessly, more than doubling the size of the Inca Empire. Recent studies suggest that Choquequirao was the feminine counterpart of the sacred city of Machu Picchu, fitting within the concept of duality. Hiram Bingham visited these ruins on his search for the Lost City just prior to discovering Machu Picchu. Continuing the trek, you will visit the Usnu, a high point within the ruins with amazing panoramic views. After exploring the area, you will retrace your steps back to Playa Rosalina and your campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Farewell

Today, at dawn, you will head back to the starting point Cachora, where the transport will be waiting to take you back to Cusco. Once there, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Remarks:

*Note: As a regulation for biosecurity measures by the Peruvian Government all the passengers that takes adventure excursions that involve camping must to be in Peru 7 days prior the activity.


price per person from
US$602
Based on 2 adults
Trip summary
2 Adults
4/25/2021 - 4/28/2021
Nights 3
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Included

- Medical assistance in case of primary attention, medical urgencies that do not require taking the patient to a hospital.

- Transfers from/ to Cusco

- Accommodation in tents

- Full board during the excursions

- All tours include tickets and guided tour in Spanish or English.

- Service taxes

Excluded

- Other items not mentioned in the itinerary

- International and domestic air tickets

- Meals not specified on the itinerary, such as breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.

- Personal expenses.

- Tips

Hotels

Camp Tent

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