The town of Choquequirao was one of the final bastions where the Incas showed a large resistance against the Spanish invasión. The original buildings of this town were somehow preserved through time making this one of the best alternative hikes to do in the region surrounding Cusco. Throughout this tour you will be exposed to a wide variety of landscapes, altitudes and climates. This tour is recommended for those who enjoy hiking at a fairly difficult level and who wish to escape the more tourist orientated treks. Let us discover this extraordinary journey and place together!
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Day 1 CUSCO – SAN JOSE DE CACHORA – CHIKISKA – PLAYA ROSALINA
The Bus will pick us up at the hotel at 6am and will yransport us to the disctrict of San Jose De Cachora (3 hours) where we will begin the walk. This will be the first section of ascending until we reach the Chikiska zone. After lunch we will descend until our first campsite at the shores of the Apurimac River known as the Rosalinas beach. On this day we will walk for between 5 and 6 hours according to the speed of the group.
Day 2: PLAYA ROSALINA – SANTA ROSA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
Again veru early and after breakfast, we will begin a physical day of hiking which will also be very rewarding. The path takes us to the top of the mountain to Marampata (3000m.s.n.m.) where we will have lunch and regain energy which will allow us to reach the summit of Choquequirao (3650 m.s.n.m). Here we will rest for the night hopefully witnessing a beautiful sunset from our comfortable tents. This day contains 10kms of walking.
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – SANTA ROSA – CHIQUISCA
We will begin the day at 5am where, after breakfast, we will visit the archaelogical complex of Choquequirao, the most important and furthest point of this excursión. After the visit and we have had time to explore, we will come back to Cusco via the same route. Along the route we will hike up to Chiquisca where we will camp overnight for our last camp spot. This day will contain about 5 hours of hiking.
Day 4: CHIQUISCA – CAPULIYUC – CACHORA – CUSCO
The days activities start at 7am for the final leg of the trip. There will be a final viewpoint that we hike up to called Wayna Qalli. From here we will be able to appreciate the Apurimac River Canyon rated by many as being the most spectacular in South America. Completing the journey, we arrive at the town of San Jose de Cachora where our transport will bring us back to Cusco. We will arrive back at around 5pm. The days walking will take about 3 hours.
Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
Professional bilingual guide and transfer to Cusco Bus -San Jose de Cachora - Cusco Shop Camp Colchoneta
Briefing one day before the tour
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners ( vegetarian option available).
Breakfast on the first day
Dinner of the final day
What to bring:
Walking/ Hiking boots
Lantern or head torch
40 litre backpack
Extra battery for your camera
Extra cash +/- 300 Soles