Overview of your Choquequirao Tour
Itinerary at a glance!
Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Capuliyoc – Chaquisca
- 06:00 Transfer from hotel to Cachora in private van
- 10:00 Arrival to Cachora. Start of the trek
- 12:00 Arrival to Capulloc Pass. Lunch
- 15:00 Arrival to Chaquisca, first camp site
Day 2: Chaquisca – Santa Rosa – Sunchupata
- 05:00 Breakfast
- 05:30 Start of the trek. Hike to Playa Rosalina
- 12:00 Lunch in Santa Rosa
- 15:00 Hike to Maranpata
- 17:00 Camping in Sunchupata
Day 3: Sunchupata – Choquequirao – Santa Rosa – Chaquisca
- 05:00 Breakfast and start of the trek
- 06:30 Arrivval to Choquequirao Archaeological Site
- 06:45 Guided Tour in Choquequirao
- 09:45 Trek back to Sunchupata and Santa Rosa. Lunch
- Return to Playa Rosalina and Chaquisca. Camping night
Day 4: Cachora – Conoc – Cusco
- 06:00 Breakfast. Start of the trek back to Cachora
- 12:00 Arrival to Cachora. Visit of the hotsprings in Conoc
- Trip back to Cusco in private van
- 20:00 Arrival to Cusco
Choquequirao Trek in detail
Choquequirao Trek – First Day
The tour starts in Cusco. We will pick you up in a private van from the hotel at 06:00 to go to Cachora town. As the van goes on the trip, we wll see the Inca ruins of Tarawasi. We will get to the village and we will start the trek until the village of Capuliyoc (9200ft / 2800m). Be prepared for the amazing view of the Apurimac River Valley. After two hours, we will get to Capuliyoc, a land full of Andean mountain natural scenaries. Then we walk three more hours by more Andean landscapes.until Chaquisca campsite (5100ft / 1550 m),
Choquequirao Trek – Second Day
Breakfast. Then we will restart our hike heading Playa Rosalina. As the trek becomes harder, your guide will encourage you to keep on. Lunch will be in Santa Rosa town. In both sides of the trek there will be fruit trees here and there as we approach Maranpata. The camp will be in Sunchupata.
Choquequirao Trek – Third Day
Early breakfast. Restart the trek one hour until the last destination: the Choquequirao Ruins. The guide will take all of you through the old Inca ruins giving an explanation of the history and every secret of the Incas. This visit takes around 3 hours. Then, we will hike back to the zone of Santa Rosa to have lunch and later we will get to Chaquisca campsite.
Choquequirao Trek – Fourth Day
Breakfast. We will start again the hike. In your way you will have a majestic view of the Salkantay Sacred Snow Mountain and the Apurimac Canyon. We will arrive to Cachora, and our van will take you to the Conoc hotsprings for a relaxing time. Finally, you will be taken back in the van to Cusco.
What your dream trip includes
The Choquequirao Trek Includes:
- Pick up and Transfers: Airport – Hotel – Airport
- Transfers: Cusco – Cachora – Cusco
- Professional Bilingual Tour Guide
- Entrance Tickets to Choquequirao Archaeological Site
- Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- Camping equipment
- Full Assistance during the hike
The Choquequirao Trek Does Not Include:
- Horse for extra luggage
- International or domestic flights
- Tips or extra expenses
The price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Choquequirao Tour
- Copy of your passport
- Clothes for cold weather (wool cap, poncho, gloves, jackets)
- Sunhat, sunscreen, water, personal medication
- Camera, money in cash
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
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