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4-Day Choquequirao Trek Private Service

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    Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Santa Rosa

    Pass By: Cachora, Cachora, Apurimac Region
    Our first day starts out from the village of Cachora, a 4 hour drive from Cusco. Leaving Cachora, the path works its way down in to the Apurimac Valley. We will have fantastic views of snow-capped peaks in the distance with the Apurimac Valley spread out before us throughout the day. After, a few hours of walking, we'll get to have our first views of Choquequirao sat on the far side of the valley. The area around Choquequirao is rich in life and we will see a wide variety of flora and fauna as we make our way down in to the valley.

    Pass By: Apurimac Region, Apurimac Region
    Our campsite for the night is at Santa Rosa (2200m / 7215ft.) which is on the other side of the Apurimac River. As the campsite is a little further along the trail than most groups, it is one of the quietest places to camp on the whole trek so we can enjoy the beautiful scenery around us without distraction.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Santa Rosa Campsite.

    Day 2: Santa Rosa - Choquequirao

    Stop At: Choquequirao, Peru
    Today is probably the hardest day of the trek. To get to Choquequirao, we need to make our way back up the opposite side of the Apurimac Valley, which involves ascending about 800m / 2624ft. over a distance of 14km / 8.7 miles through hot and humid conditions. It's quite tough going but the views we get today mixed with the wide variety of flora and fauna you find on this side of the valley make it worth it.

    Throughout the day, we will see a wide variety of bromeliads, orchids and stalks of bamboo. We’ll also hopefully see birds such as Quetzals, Toucans and a variety of hummingbirds. After about a 5 hour walk, we arrive to our campsite close to Choquequirao (3050m / 10,005ft.) and settle down for the night. If the weather is clear, the views of the sun setting from here are amazing and we may be lucky enough to spot Condors soaring over the valley below.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite

    Day 3: Choquequirao - Chiquiska

    Stop At: Choquequirao Inca Citadel, Choquequirao, Cusco 08000 Peru
    Today's focus is on exploring Choquequirao. Upon waking up early, you'll head off on a guided tour of the site during which you'll be shown the most important and interesting sections of the city. While getting to learn about the Incan culture and the close relation between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

    Compared to Machu Picchu, little is known about Choquequirao even though it has been known about for much longer. Originally, discovered in the 17th century by the Spanish, it laid abandoned and forgotten until recent years. When tourism raised the profile of the city and exploration began. Even with this increased interest, only 25% of the city has been explored and many of its secrets still wait to be discovered.

    After your tour, you'll begin the trek back to Cachora along the route we came. Our campsite for tonight is Chiquiska (1800m / 5905ft.) in the base of the valley by the Apurimac River.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Chiquiska Campsite

    Day 4: Chiquiska - Cachora - Cusco

    Pass By: Cachora, Cachora, Apurimac Region
    Today, is the final stretch of the trek as we make our way back to Cachora. Winding our way back up the side of the valley, we'll have our final views of Choquequirao in the distance before arriving to Cachora in the late afternoon and travelling by bus back to Cusco.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please, provide your hotel details.
    Departure Time
    4:30 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    • You will be dropped off at your hotel in Cusco.
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • Round trip bus transportation (Cusco-Cachora-Cusco)
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Dining tent with table and chairs
    • Daily snacks
    • Cook
    • Horsemen and mules (to carry cooking and camping equipment)
    • Two-man tent
    • Sleeping mattresses
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First-Aid kit
    • Vegetarian and special diet options available
    • Entry/Admission - Choquequirao
    • Entry/Admission - Choquequirao Inca Citadel
    Exclusions
    • Single supplement fee $ 222.00
    • Breakfast on the first morning.
    • Dinner on day four.
    • Sleeping bag. If you do not have a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you, then we have sleeping bags available for rent.
    • Tips for the guide, cook and porters.
    • Additional horses for passengers' luggage.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • It is recommended that you get a shared 9 Kg porter for your equipment (sleeping bag, mattress and clothing, bring a day-pack to carry your personal items, a bottle of water, a fleece jumper, snacks,camera, sun cream etc)
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 21 January 2019

    Choquequirao is not for the faint hearted. It will be on of the most physically demanding treks you will ever do. The final site is scenic and solemn. No tourist herds. The trail up to and beyond is what makes this adventure. Your heart will...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    309reneh, Gerente at Valencia Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

    Choquequirao is an alternative trek to Machu Picchu, if you didn´t get a spot for the Inca Trail, have for sure that you won´t miss anything if you go for an alternative trek like Lares, Salkantay or Choquequirao. Cusco awaits for you.

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