Peru and The Choquequirao Trek

  • PROGRAM DETAIL
  • ITINERARY
  • TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • PRICE & HOTELS
Price From US$ 1,263.00
Conditions Minimum 02 Passenger. Double Base Room
Starting point LIMA
Ending point LIM
Duration 07 Days / 06 Nights
Trip style Archeological, Cultural and Ecological
Place to visit Lima, Cusco, Choquequirao









Note: Tourist and Tourist Superior Programs the train service is Backpacker coach. Superior and Luxury Programs the train service is Vistadome coach.

City tour of Cuzco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cusco; famous for its enormous carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m / 30ft tall and weight over 350 tons.
Observe the archaeological remains of Tarawasi from the bus, continuing thereafter towards the Cunyac Bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac. Next we will travel through the district of Curawasi and Saywite, arriving at Cachora at 10 a.m. approximately. We will begin our trek from this area, along sloping path leading to the pass of Capuliyoc (2800 m.a.s.l)
Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machupicchu. Upon arrival, we´ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure.
City tour of the "City of Kings" including the Historical Center of Lima, visiting Main Square, Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral (where the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, is located), Cathedral´s Museum, Temple of Santo Domingo (tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin), Temple of San Pedro, Lima Colonial Balconies, Torre Tagle Palace, Paseo de Aguas and Convent de los Descalzos. Then, drive through the residential district of San Isidro, visiting El Olivar Park; Miraflores, visiting the Kennedy Park, Love Park and Larcomar Mall.

Day 1: Arrival LIMA

Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this magical country. Overnight.


Day 2: LIMA / CUSCO (B)

Early in the morning, transfer to airport to take a flight to Cusco. Assistance on arrival in Cusco and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to take a short rest to be acclimatized to the altitude. In the afternoon, city tour of Cuzco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cusco; famous for its enormous carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m / 30ft tall and weight over 350 tons.

Day 3: CUSCO - Cachora - Chaquisqa (B)(L) (D)

Breakfast. The bus will pick us up at the hotel at 6 a.m. to begin our journey to the village of Cachora. During our journey we will stop a moment to observe the archaeological remains of Tarawasi from the bus, continuing thereafter towards the Cunyac Bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac. Next we will travel through the district of Curawasi and Saywite, arriving at Cachora at 10 a.m. approximately. We will begin our trek from this area, along sloping path leading to the pass of Capuliyoc (2800 m.a.s.l) where we will stop for lunch after a two-hour walk. Then we will continue our journey to the town of Chaquisqa (1930 m.a.s.l). The whole course to Chaquisqa is downward and the landscape is awesome and the weather is warm. Our first camp will be setup here. This is a three-hour walk.

Day 4: Chaquisca - Playa Rosalina - Sunchupata (B) (L) (D)

After breakfast (5:00 am), we will continue our walk towards Playa Rosalina (1550 m.a.s.l), followed by an early climb up the hill towards Santa Rosa (2100 m.a.s.l) where we stop for lunch. This course is the hardest and we will take three hours after which we will climb up to the Maranpata (2850 m.a.s.l) that is an easier climb. During our journey we will observe the vegetation existing in the area. Later, we will journey along a straight section towards Sunchupata where will camp. Trekking time is two hours. It is a one hour journey from this spot to Choquenquirao.

Day 5: Sunchupata - Choquequirao - Chaquisqa (B) (L) (D)

Very early and after breakfast (5:00 am) we travel towards Choquequirao, which is a one-hour walk to see the sunrise at Choquequirao and where we will remain for three hours in the company of a guide who will provide you with all the details about this important Inca refuge. At the scheduled time, we will begin our return to Sunchupata, descending to Santa Rosa, where we stop for lunch. Thereafter we continue descending to Playa Rosalina that takes about an hour. Upon our arrival at Rosalina we will continue our journey to the village of Chaquisqa, two hours away from Rosalina, where we will spend the night.

Day 6: Chaquisqa- Capuliyoc - Cachora / CUSCO (B) (L)

A hearty breakfast shall be served in Chaquisqa (06:00 am) after which we will return along the same route to Cachora which is the slope we descended on the first day and which is a smoother climb of two hours until we reach the pass of Capuliyoc. From here, it takes another two hours to reach the village of Cachora along a smoother route, arriving at 12:00 am approximately. During our journey we will observe the exotic flora and fauna as well as sights of majestic snowcapped peaks and the impressive canyon of the Apurimac. In the afternoon we will travel to the medicinal thermal baths of Qonoq where we will remain for one hour and continue later on our journey to the city of Cusco. Upon our arrival in Cusco at 8 p.m., you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 7: CUSCO - Machupicchu (B) (L)

The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco train station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machupicchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machupicchu. Upon arrival, we´ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Lunch in a restaurant at Aguas Calientes town. Late afternoon return to Cusco. Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.

Day 8: CUSCO / LIMA (B)

Early in the morning, transfer to airport to take a flight to Lima. Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. In the afternoon, city tour of the "City of Kings" including the Historical Center of Lima, visiting Main Square, Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral (where the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, is located), Cathedral´s Museum, Temple of Santo Domingo (tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin), Temple of San Pedro, Lima Colonial Balconies, Torre Tagle Palace, Paseo de Aguas and Convent de los Descalzos. Then, drive through the residential district of San Isidro, visiting El Olivar Park; Miraflores, visiting the Kennedy Park, Love Park and Larcomar Mall. Return to your selected hotel for overnight.

Day 9: LIMA - Out (B) Breakfast

Early in the morning, transfer to airport to take a flight. End of the services.

INCLUDES:

Lima:
  • In/Out transfers
  • 02 nights
  • City Tour
  • Applicable Taxes
Cusco:
  • In/Out transfers
  • 03 nights
  • City Tour + 4 ruins, Machupicchu
  • Applicable Taxes
Trek Choquequirao:
  • In and out transfers
  • Transport by bus, head to the starting point of the trek (Cachora) - Entrance fee ticket
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Personal camping equipment such as tents, pads, etc
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge
  • Transportation from Cachora to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Prices

HOTEL DOUBLE (2 PEOPLES)
3* USD$ 866.00 Double basis
Superior USD$ 989.00 Double basis
Luxury USD$ 1,359.00 Double basis