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Choquequirao and Machu Picchu 8 Days

Duration 8 Days
Difficulty Moderate
Altitude
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Without a doubt, a great adventure combining the 2 cultural wonders of the modern world. Start this hike through Choquequirao and end in our wonder of the modern world, Machu Picchu. It is a spectacular route crossing wonderful high Andean landscapes, and mountains and descending to hot valleys. Do not miss the opportunity to take a walk that is not very crowded but highly recommended. Inca Peru Travel has all the equipment and professionals at your service to organize this and other treks.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOQ – SANTA ROSA

4:00 – 04:30 am we will go through the respective hotels of our clients to start this great adventure. We will drive along the main road Cusco – Abancay, on the way we will take a detour to the town of Cachora where we will arrive in approximately 4 hours. It is here where we will have our breakfast and then continue in our transport for about 30 more minutes to Capuliyoc. It is in this place that we will begin our walk of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to Chiquisca. Here, we can have lunch and have some free time before continuing our descent to Rosalina Beach, which is located at 1500 meters above sea level, and where the Apurímac River is, which is the division between 2 departments: Apurímac and Cusco. We will cross the Rosalina bridge then we enter the department of Cusco again, from here we start an ascent to our camp in Santa Rosa (1915 masl).

Hiking time: 5 hours approximately.

DAY 2: SANTA ROSA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO

After a comforting breakfast, we will continue the ascent, this day we ascend to the community of Marampata (2870msnm). We will continue for 2 more hours until we reach Choquequirao and make a visit for the whole day. We will enjoy a picnic lunch and continue our exploration.

Our camp tonight will be in Choquequirao approximately 25 minutes from the archaeological complex at a height of (2950msnm). We will have the chance to see some condors flying over the mountains.

Hiking time: 5 hours approximately.

DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHOQUEQUIRAO PASS – RIO BLANCO

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin to do some exploration and then continue the hike towards the Choquequirao pass (3270m) and we will pass through the archaeological site of Pinchaunuyoc (2450m). To end this day of hiking, we will descend to the deepest point of the small canyon known as Río Blanco (1900msnm), it is in this place where we will camp.

Here we will have a warm climate therefore there is also the presence of mosquitoes.

Hiking time: 6 hours approximately.

DAY 04: RIO BLANCO – MAIZAL – SAN JUAN PASS – YANAMA

With different altitude changes, this day is considered the hardest but also the most amazing. We start our walk from Río Blanco and we will ascend towards Maizal (3000msnm), here we will take a short break and enjoy the wonderful landscape that surrounds us. We continue the ascent to Paso San Juan (4170m), we delight ourselves with the fascinating view of the mountains, glaciers, and valleys, and we will continue walking to our camp in the small town of Yanama (3530m).

Climate difference between hot and cold with the presence of mosquitoes.

Hiking time: 5 hours approximately.

DAY 05: YANAMA – YANAMA PASS – TOTORA PAMPA

We will have breakfast very early and then we will start the trek climbing slowly towards the highest pass in our entire tour, the Yanama Pass (4,670 meters above sea level). We will have an amazing view surrounded by the Nevados de Sacsarayoj, Salkantay, and Pintuyu, among others. After a brief stop in the mountains, we will start our descent towards the Totora Valley where we will have the camp at 3,200 meters above sea level. about.

Hiking time: approximately 8 hours.

DAY 06: TOTORA PAMPA – LA PLAYA

On this beautiful day, we will have the opportunity to meet the local people who are around the camp and who live from agriculture and livestock. After breakfast, we start our hike surrounded by diverse vegetation such as bromeliads, and orchids, and we can also see coffee, papaya, and avocado plantations; We will hike until we reach La Playa (2100msnm) or even if time is enough, we could continue to Lucmabamba (2020msnm).

Place where we can camp.

Hiking time: approximately 7 hours.

DAY 07: LA PLAYA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast, we start our walk through the Inca Trail until we reach Llactapata (2650 meters above sea level), an archaeological complex that offers a spectacular view of Machu Picchu surrounded by particular vegetation. After a break to relax, we will go down to the train station in Hidroeléctrica (1950msnm), where we will take the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (2050msnm). We arrive in Aguas Calientes, we will go to the hotel where we will spend our last night.

Hiking time: approximately 6 hours.

DAY 08: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Early in the morning, we will leave the hotel to take the bus that will take us to the citadel of Machu Picchu, it is a journey of approximately 30 minutes. We will have a guided tour of the archaeological site and then have some time to explore on our own. After the visit, we will take our bus back to Aguas Calientes, to wait for the time of our train back to Ollantaytambo. Once in Ollantaytambo, our transport will be waiting for us to return to Cusco and take us to our hotel.

Included

INCLUDES

  • Tourist transport
  • Bilingual professional guide (English / Spanish)
  • All meals during the trek to Aguas Calientes. Also, the available vegetarian option is available.
  • Cook and kitchen equipment
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, chairs).
  • Mats.
  • Horses, to carry all the luggage. (Maximum 8kg per person)
  • emergency horse
  • 6 nights accommodation in double tents. If you want a simple tent you will have to pay an additional cost.
  • 01 night of double accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Hydroelectric train ticket – Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket up / down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • First aid box
  • Oxygen

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag (If you want we can rent it)
  • The first breakfast and last lunch
  • Tips
  • Additional features

Recommendations

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • 1 backpack with rain cover.
  • Sleeping bag (If you don’t have them, we can rent them for you)
  • Bottle of water for the first day. Water will be provided from the first lunch.
  • Clothing for cold and warm climates
  • hiking shoes
  • Extra wool or synthetic socks.
  • Sweater and windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses.
  • Flashlight – batteries.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Height pills.
  • Purification tablets for water.
  • Extra plastic bags, to put our things inside and keep them dry.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Photographic camera
  • Snacks.
  • Original passport in a hermetic plastic bag.
  • Extra money in soles.

Map

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REVIEWS

Verónica C
Verónica C
2024-03-28
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
Preeti K
Preeti K
2024-03-11
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
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ivani a
2024-03-07
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
Andreia L
Andreia L
2024-03-07
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
Caroline d
Caroline d
2024-03-01
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
Andreia S
Andreia S
2024-02-29
Surpreendente Desde o primeiro contato eles foram super atenciosos, montaram meu roteiro do jeito que eu queria e foi tudo pefeito. Cumprem todos os horarios e a atençao dada pelo Abel do inicio ao fim da viagem fez toda a diferença. Com toda certeza indicarei a Inca Peru Travel a todos os meus amigos do Brasil.
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Léa B
2024-02-28
Merveilleux, foncez ! Que dire à part un grand merci. Nous avons contacté l’agence la veille, ils nous ont répondu directement en nous proposant des expéditions sur mesure selon nos envies et nos disponibilités (2 jours d’expéditions : 1. Vallées sacrés des incas et 2. Machu Picchu). Abel s’est rendu disponible pour nous expliquer tous les détails avant le départ et même pendant les expéditions. Nous avons passé deux jours incroyable, tout était planifié, nous n’avions plus qu’à visiter et s’émerveiller. Le tout pour un prix raisonnable ! Nous recommandons ! (Francais 22 & 26 ans)
Cristiani F
Cristiani F
2024-01-28
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
Allen D
Allen D
2024-01-24
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
Flávia A
Flávia A
2024-01-18
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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