Highlights

Map This tour is little known, a route not much traveled, unconventional but sacred, magical since the archaeological center of Choquequirao is the twin brother of Machupicchu, although perhaps larger. To get there you must walk 27 km, crossing rivers, mountains, valleys etc. so the ride is demanding but beautifully satisfying.

  • • Chiquiska
  • • Choquequirao archaeological complex
  • • Yanama
  • • Aguas Calientes
  • •Macchupicchu citadel

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Countries: (1) south central Peru
  • Experiences: Easy
  • Ages: 8 - 65
  • Starting Point: Cusco
  • Ending Point: Cusco
Introduction

On this 8-day tour you will have the opportunity to learn more Inca history, unconventional landscapes, horseshoe paths, mountain peaks, native villages such as Cachora and Chiqiska among others. Choquequirao, the archaeological center of Inca domination, is located in a biodiversity-rich environment and was a key point for the Inca economical-religious administration.

Day

We will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco city at 5:30 a.m. to go towards the village of San Pedro de Cachora, where we will meet the people who will accompany us throughout the rest of the hike (cook, porters, guide, assistant). Then we will have a delicious lunch at the Capuliyoq area; at the Chiquiska camp our package includes enjoying the delicious fruits that grow in that area, in addition to a very refreshing bath.

  • Night in campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Lunch and dinner | Transportation Cusco-Cachora | Kitchen equipment | Chef | Camping equipment | First aid kit | Horses to carry food and camping equipment

EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available.

After an energizing breakfast we will start the adventure trek to the archaeological site of Choquequirao; the entire hike will be uphill. Lunch will be near the peasant community of Marampata, arriving at our camp at around 5:00 pm; we will sleep on one of the Inca terraces, from which we will witness a beautiful sunset.

  • Night in Campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Camping equipment | Kitchen equipment | Chef | First aid kit | Horses to carry food and camping equipment

EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available

Early in the morning we will tour the archaeological site of Choquequirao, enjoying professional guidance for a time of 2 hours. At about 10:00 am we continue with the package; this day will be the most demanding because we will ascend throughout the day, passing by the Rio Blanco region, where we will have lunch. The camp site is 3 hours after lunch, located at the Maizal región.

  • Night in Campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Transportation Cusco- Cachora | Kitchen equipment | Chef | First aid kit | Camping equipment | Entrance ticket to Choquequirao | Horses to carry food and camping equipment

EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available

During this day’s tour we will ascend for a lapse of 3 hours; bordering the Yanama pass we go downwards until the Victoria mines. As an extra activity you can pick up some silver (a very abundant mineral in the area); these mines are now abandoned. Lunch will be at the surroundings of this locality and soon we will descend to our camp in Yanama.

  • Night in Campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast and lunch | Kitchen equipment | Chef | Camping equipment | Horses to carry food and camping equipment

EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available.

The hike on this day will be moderate due to the geography of the area; we will descend by some slopes where we can observe an enormous biodiversity. Lunch will be at the Totora area, which is 3 hours from the final camp; after lunch we will walk to the Collpa's camp, to find some local people selling soft drinks, batteries and other useful items.

  • Night in Campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Kitchen equipment | Chef | Camping equipment | First aid kit | Horses to carry food and camping equipment

EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available

The hike during this day will be short but very attractive, since we will have the chance to take a very refreshing swim at one of the wonderful waterfalls that descend from the mountains. In addition we will enjoy very pleasant typical Peruvian fruits like the granadilla; we will walk through some coffee plantations and fruit trees, arriving at our camp at the middle of the day. Then lunch at the camp and next a free afternoon to relax after hours of travel adventure.

  • Night in Campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Kitchen equipment | Kitchen equipment | Chef | Camping equipment | First aid kit

EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available.

In the morning we will begin our hike, ascending a small hill that will lead us to one of the archaeological groups dispersed by the area called Llaqtapata; at this place we will find a carved rock that was used for astronomical purposes. Lunch will be at the Hydroelectric area, where we will board the train to the Aguas Calientes village, to spend the night at the hotel.

  • night in Campsite
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Kitchen equipment | Chef | First aid kit

EXTRA ACTIVITY: Night walk without additional price

After breakfast we will board the bus to Machupicchu; at this extraordinary archaeological site we will enjoy a tour led by a professional guide for a period of 2 hours, after which there will be enough time to climb the Huaynapicchu mountain. In the afternoon we will return to the Cusco city, by train for 2 hours, arriving at Ollantaytambo at 8:15 p.m and from there getting to the city of Cusco at approximately 10:30 pm, to end this extraordinary adventure.

  • night in Hotel or Hostal (Optional)
  • Included: Professional guide | Breakfast | Entrance ticket to Machupicchu | 2-hour professionally guided tour at Machupicchu | Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo train ticket | Minivan Ollantaytambo - Cusco

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS FLEXIBLE FOR YOU TO MAKE CHANGES ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME AND NEED.

Pricing

Please know you can change or modify these tours however you deem necessary as all Machu Picchu Adventure itineraries are crafted just for you, to suit your individual interests and schedules. Interest in getting this trip completely customized.
Travel Prices Note
1 Classic Travel $ 1159.00 USD
2 Luxury Travel $ 1900.00 USD
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