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Choquequirao Trek

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  • The Choquequirao Trek is perfect for those looking to get away from the crowds or who are looking for something other than Machu Picchu during their trip. The trek takes you to the sister city of Machu Picchu, Choquequirao (The Cradle of Gold) which sits high above the Apurimac Valley
  • With a wide variety of flora and fauna, beautiful scenery and a visit to a major Inca site, the Choquequirao Trek is the adventure of a lifetime

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Trek Duration

Four days

Destinations

Choquequirao

Company

Amazon Andes Peru

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Tour Languages

English, Spanish

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Amazon Andes Peru

Amazon Andes Peru is your Local Tour Operator in Peru for cultural holidays and adventure travel in Peru. Choose from our Peru tour programs on our site or contact one of our travel consultants to help you build your custom made Peru holiday. We have more than 16 years of experience in creating tailor made holidays for our travelers and we would love to tailor your trip, making sure it will be a long lasting memory of Peru! By choosing us as your local operator for your holiday in Peru, be sure we will work to provide you a great vacation trip. Amazon Andes Peru is based in Cusco, Peru. Owner, Segundina Bernal Bocangel has lived in the Andes throughout his life. Since I was 12 years old who has worked the Inca Trail on every trip to Macchu Picchu, also in a Travel Agencies Preparer Dutch owners As Nationals Packages. Born and raised in a small town called Luycho, Maranura attended primary and secondary school Quechuan talking. He then went to the University of Cusco to continue his studies in tourism. Growing up in a small Quechua village lit his passion for hiking the surrounding mountains and explore their heritage.

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Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Santa Rosa

Our first day starts out from the village of Cachora, a 4 hour drive from Cusco. Leaving Cachora the path works it’s way down in to the Apurimac Valley and we will have fantastic views of snow-capped peaks in the distance and the Apurimac Valley spread out before us throughout the day, also after a few hours walking we’ll get to have our first views of Choquequirao sat on the far side of the valley. The area around Choquequirao is rich in life and we will see a wide variety of flora and fauna as we make our way down in to the valley.
Our campsite for the night is at Santa Rosa (2200m / 7215ft.) which is on the other side of the Apurimac River. As the campsite is a little further along the trail than most groups go it is one of the quietest places to camp on the whole trek so we can enjoy the beautiful scenery around us without distraction.

Day 2: Santa Rosa – Choquequirao

Today is probably the hardest day of the trek. To get to Choquequirao we need to make our way back up the opposite side of the Apurimac Valley which involves ascending about 800m / 2624ft. over a distance of 14km / 8.7 miles through hot and humid conditions. It’s quite tough going but the views we get today mixed with the wide variety of flora and fauna you find on this side of the valley make it worth it.
Throughout the day we will see a wide variety of bromeliads, orchids and stands of bamboo; we’ll also hopefully see birds such as Quetzals, Toucans and a variety of hummingbirds. After about a 5 hour walk we’ll arrive to our campsite close to Choquequirao (3050m / 10,005ft.) and settle in for the night – if the weather is clear the views of the sunsetting from here are amazing and we may be lucky enough to spot Condors soaring over the valley below.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Chiquiska

Today’s focus is on exploring Choquequirao. Waking up early you’ll head off on a guided tour of the site during which you’ll be shown the most important and interesting sections of the city and get to learn about the Inca culture and the close relation between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
Compared to Machu Picchu little is known about Choquequirao even though it has been known about for much longer. Originally discovered in the 17th century by the Spanish it lay abandoned and forgotten until recent years when tourism raised the profile of the city and exploration began. Even with this increased interest only 25% of the city has been explored and many of its secrets still wait to be discovered.
After your tour you’ll begin the trek back to Cachora along the route we came. Our campsite for tonight is Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft.) in the base of the valley by the Apurimac River.

Day 4: Chiquiska – Cachora – Cusco

Today is the final stretch of the trek as we make our way back to Cachora. Winding our way back up the side of the valley we’ll have our final views of Choquequirao in the distance before arriving to Cachora in the late afternoon and travelling by bus back to Cusco.

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what’s included

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to and from Cachora
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit

what’s excluded

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip

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Amazon Andes Peru is your Local Tour Operator in Peru for cultural holidays and adventure travel in Peru. Choose from our Peru tour programs on our site or contact one of our travel consultants to help you build your custom made Peru holiday. We...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    4 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English, Spanish
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Amazon Andes Peru Office
  • Maximum Altitude
    3035 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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