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Choquequirao Trek: An Unforgettable Journey through the Hidden Treasures of Cusco.

Choquequirao Tour

4 days and 3 nights Tour: Hiking and Adventure Min: 2 persons
Carol B
2024-03-20
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
2024-03-19
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
2024-03-19
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
2024-03-19
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
2024-03-15
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
2024-03-15
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
2024-03-15
Experiencia increíble en Perú Mi estancia en Cusco con la agencia RAP Travel fue increíble, nos hicieron sentir como en casa desde que llegamos a la ciudad, los tours, guías, atención, todo fue demasiada buena. Recomendable para que vengan a conocer Perú de la mejor manera.
Marco F
2024-02-24
Nuestro viaje a Perú. Todo fantástico!! Nos encantó las atenciones de RAP Travel Perú y de todo su personal. Los tours bien planificados, puntuales. Todo A1, nos vamos súper contentos con el servicio. Los recomendamos al 1000%, el cooking class traditional fue excelente. El ceviche de trucha y lomo de alpaca para chuparse los dedos.
Madrily D
2024-02-24
Experiencias en Cusco. La experiencia en Perú, fue muy placentera. Nos encantó todo nuestro viaje, la compañía RAP Travel Perú. Nos ayudó muchísimo con la planificación con este viaje. 100% recomendado.
Silvia R
2024-02-23
Viaje mágico Excelente experiencia con la agencia rap travel , todos fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a armar nuestro paquete turístico de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades

DESCRIPTION

Description Inca Trail Choquequirao Cusco

With the Choquequirao Tour or Choquequirao Trek, you will be able to walk through an inaccessible route and an incredible adventure, we assure you that it will become something memorable. The Choquequirao Complex was a fortress and ceremonial center. The truth is that due to its hidden location in a high and distant mountain, it was a strategic point for various purposes of the Incas.

The only way to get to Choquequirao trek is walking. It is a 3 day trek (round trip) including a visit to the fortress itself. Which is located at 3,103 meters above sea level in a privileged location: it lies over the impressive canyon of the Urubamba River. Choquequirao means ‘Cradle of gold’ in Quechua. It is considered the ‘Sister City of Machu Picchu’ because of its similarities to the Inca City.

Indeed, its architecture is as impressive as that of Machu Picchu. It has numerous Inca buildings, its most important buildings are made of quartzite, cut with great detail. The rest of the walls are made of rough stone. These walls were covered with clay both inside and out and it is believed that the walls of Choquequirao were painted light orange. Although in reality there are few structures that continue with this coating.

The Choquequirao Trek is rated as one of the best treks in the world along with the Inca Trail, and Salkantay Trek, this merit has earned it from the fascinating natural and cultural beauty that surrounds this trek.

Enjoy the Choquequirao Inca Trail Cusco

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

  • Cusco (3,399 masl)
  • Cachora (2, 900 masl)
  • Capuliyoc (2,800 masl)
  • Chiquisca (1, 930 masl)
  • Chiquisca (1, 930 masl)
  • Santa Rosa (2, 095 masl)
  • Maranpata (2,820 masl)
  • Choquequirao (3,030 masl)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Cahora – Capuliyoc – Chiquisca (17 KM)

  • 05.00 hrs Very early we will pick you up from your respective hotel and we will go in our bus to the town of Cachora. We will make a stop to have breakfast in the village (not included).
  •  Here you will join the group, the cook and the muleteers to continue this adventure, the travel time will be 5 to 6 hours in this mountainous region.
  • Along the way we will observe diverse landscapes typical of the different climates of the area with views such as the snow-capped Pedrayoc or even the diversity of flora and fauna that will enhance our experience.
  • Finally we will arrive at the viewpoint of Capuliyoc, from where we will be able to observe one of the deepest canyons in the world, the Apurimac with the river of the same name at the bottom. Here we will rest and have lunch.
  • Afterwards, we continue descending to Chiquisca where we will set up our tents and spend the first night surrounded by the wonderful landscapes that nature offers us.

Camping – CHIQUISCA

BREAKFAST – PASSENGER / LUNCH and DINNER – AGENCIA

Day 2: Chiquisca – La Playa – Santa Rosa – Maranpata (14 KM)

  • After breakfast, we will start descending to the Apurimac River, we arrive at the beach, we can rest and refresh ourselves for a moment and then continue with our hike.
  • We will start our 2 hours of steep ascent to Santa Rosa where we will have time to take a refreshing break and buy some water.
  • We will continue uphill for another 2 hours until we reach Maranpata, there we will find a flat terrain where we can rest and enjoy a splendid view of the Apurimac Canyon and the famous Choquequirao Archaeological Complex.
  • Time for lunch and take advantage of the facilities (toilets and laundry room).
    It is important to leave all our belongings in the tents, so we can spend the night quietly and recharge our batteries. Here we will be able to watch the impressive sunset and see condors flying nearby.

Camping – MARANPATA

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner – Agency

Day 3: Maranpata – Choquequirao – Maranpata – Santa Rosa – La Playa (14 KM)

  • After breakfast, we will take the Choquequirao tour, we will visit the mysterious Inca site where our guide will explain us about the history of the magnificent Inca city.
  • We will also visit the most important places of this Inca archaeological center such as the main square, Alta Choquequirao, ceremonial sector and the famous Llama sector where the Incas represented the sacred animal in their buildings.
  • After the guided tour, we will have more time to explore and enjoy the scenery on our own. Then we will head back to the camp for lunch.
  • When we return to Maranpata, we will see spectacular views of the canyon along the way where we will be able to identify various flowers, orchids and observe different types of birds that can be found in this area.
  • We will start the return, the return hike will be much easier because we will only have to descend towards the place known as the beach. The walking time will be 4 hours of descent, we will arrive to our camp called La Playa, where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the Apurimac River, here we will spend the night enjoying a beautiful starry sky.

Camping – CHIQUISCA BEACH

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner – Agency

Day 4: Chiquisca – Capuliyoc – Cachora – Cusco (12 KM)

  • We will leave the camp very early, to arrive back to Cusco in the evening. From this point of Capuliyoc the hike will be uphill for 4 hours.
  • If we are lucky, we will see some Andean condors and eagles flying above us.
  • This will be our last stop for lunch in the open air and walk for the last 2 hours until we reach the village of Cachora. We will say goodbye to the muleteers and horses that accompanied us throughout the route. Afterwards, we will board the bus back to Cusco.

Breakfast / Lunch – Agency

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:

  • Transfers In/ Out
  • Transportation Cusco/Cachora/Cusco
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao
  • 03 D/ 03 A/ 03 C
  • Cook
  • First Aid Kit
  • Horses and muleteers
  • Camping equipment Waterproof tents
  • Mattress or Matras
  • Dining Tents and Kitchen

NOT INCLUDED:

  • First lunch
  • Sleeping bags

RECOMMENDATIONS:

WHAT TO BRING FOR THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK?

  • Original passport
  • Small backpack
  • Rain poncho
  • Good hiking pants and hiking boots
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Camera batteries and extra
  • 2 liters of water
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Trekking poles
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks: cereal bars, chocolates, cookies, dried fruits.
  • Cash: coins and small bills

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Choquequirao Tour

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Choquequirao Tour

The best time to do the Choquequirao Tour is during the dry season, which typically spans from May to September. During these months, the weather is more stable, there is less rain, and conditions are optimal for hiking and exploring Choquequirao.

It’s important to pack essentials in your backpack, such as comfortable and breathable clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, a flashlight, a hat, a camera to capture the incredible landscapes, and a first aid kit. Don’t forget your identification document and passport.

Previous hiking or trekking experience is not required, but it’s important to be in good physical condition and be willing to walk long distances on varied terrains. The tour is adaptable to different fitness levels, and guides are trained to provide support to all participants.

Yes, there is a possibility of seeing Andean condors during the Choquequirao Tour. However, their sighting cannot be guaranteed, as condors are wild birds, and their presence depends on various factors such as weather conditions and the time of day. Nevertheless, the Choquequirao region is known as a natural habitat for these majestic birds, offering good opportunities to see them in flight.

The climate in the Choquequirao region varies by season. During the dry season, from May to September, the days are sunny and dry, making it ideal for trekking. The rainy season, from November to March, brings heavy rains, which can make the hike challenging and trails slippery. The average temperature in the region is around 18-25°C during the day and can drop to 5-10°C at night. Therefore, it’s important to be prepared for varying weather conditions during the tour.

Yes, a special permit is required to enter Choquequirao. This permit can be obtained through the travel agency organizing the tour. The purpose of this permit is to contribute to the site’s conservation and control the flow of visitors.

Yes, some travel agencies offer the option to rent mules or horses to transport additional luggage. This can be useful if you have a lot of luggage or prefer not to carry it yourself during the hike. You should coordinate this option with your travel agency before the tour begins.

Some travel agencies may provide trekking poles as part of their service. However, if you are used to using your own trekking poles and feel more comfortable with them, it is recommended to bring your own. Trekking poles are helpful for providing support and stability during the hike. Make sure to confirm with your agency if they offer this service or if you should bring your own.

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