PRICES IN DOLLARS
👥 Minimum number of people: 2
📅 Season: March/December
💪 Difficulty: Medium
Choquequirao is believed to be the legendary last city inhabited by the Incas. You’ll be surprised by its size since it’s much larger than Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Santa Rosa
We’ll start our adventure very early in the morning. We’ll pick you up at your hotel at 4:30 am and will travel for 4 hours to Cachora.
In Cachora we’ll meet the rest of the team of assistants, as well as the animals who’ll carry our belongings and after defining some details, we’ll begin the walk. 4 hours downhill awaits us to the lunch point in Chikiska, a beautiful town full of fruit fields. Along the route we’ll be able to contemplate the impressive landscape that the Apurímac Valley offers, as well as two other gigantic snow-capped mountains: Padreyoc and Wayna Cachora. We’ll continue the descent for 2 more hours until we reach the bottom of the valley where you’ll find the fast-moving Apurímac river, whose name in quechua means "speaking God". Then, we’ll make a 2-hour ascent until you reach the Santa Rosa camp (1.800m) where a delicious dinner and an incredible night of rest await.
Day 2: Santa Rosa - Marampata - Choquequirao
After savoring a delicious breakfast, we’ll continue our journey and start the walk at 5:30 am. A 3-hour zig-zag climb awaits us, up to Marampata (3.100m) where you can capture impressive photographs of the canyon and the snow-capped peaks. Then a gradual descent of 3.5 hours will begin that will take you to the very archaeological complex of Choquequirao where you’ll enjoy lunch. Our camp will be set up near there. Contemplate your surroundings, feel the energy that this place has stored for 5 centuries, and take advantage to stretch your muscles as we will briefly visit the most important places in Choquequirao. At sunset, enjoy a beautiful sunset that will flood the endless valleys and white glacial mountains with its orange light. When it begins to get dark, we will return to the camp to enjoy a dinner that will comfort your stomach and restore your energy.
Day 3: Choquequirao - Chiquisca
We’ll take part of the day to explore in detail this incredible Inca site that’s located on the mountains and very close to the deepest canyon in the entire American continent. You can already imagine the incredible landscapes that surround this colossal Inca construction. A 14-minute walk will take us to the Main Square of Choquequirao and then we’ll visit the most impressive corners of this fascinating place. At the end of the tour, we’ll go to Chiquisca where we’ll spend the night after a hearty dinner.
Day 4: Chiquisca - Capuliyoc - Cusco
We’ll enjoy the last breakfast of the route while listening to the powerful roar of the river and then we will leave as early as possible to avoid the midday sun hindering our walk. Join forces, take a deep breath, and focus on the energy of nature as you hike 4 hours to Capuliyoc. There we’ll have our last lunch and then you’ll board our private mobility that will take you back to the city of Cusco. Take advantage of the last opportunity you’ll have to observe the immense snow-capped mountains that have embraced you with affection during the route and that have allowed you to arrive safely. Perhaps your body is very tired, but the joy and satisfaction that you’ll feel in your soul will be indescribable. We’ll arrive in the city of Cusco at approximately 8:00 pm.