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Choquequirao 4d/3n

Choquequirao

Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Service: Private & Shared
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Choquequirao, or “Chokekiraw” is situated at 3055 meters/10023 feet above sea level. It is located on a large Andean plateau in the province of Convencion, in the middle of the Vilcabamba valley.  Its archaeological sites are as important as Machupicchu, and that is why it is also known as Peru’s “other lost city”. Archaeologists believe that it is one of the several lost citadels in Vilcabamba where the Incas took refuge in 1536 following the Spanish invasion. Choquequirao is an extraordinary complex with hundreds of terraces, rooms, and irrigation systems. Though, currently, only 30% of the ruins are accessible.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca

The bus will pick us up at our hotel at 6:00 am to begin our journey to the village of Cachora. During our trip, we will stop a moment to observe the archaeological remains of Tarawasi from the bus. Later continuing towards the Cunyac bridge between the departments of Cusco and Apurimac. Next, we will travel through the district of Curawasi and Saywite Stone, arriving at Cachora at approximately 10:00 am. We will being our trek from this place, along sloping paths leading to the pass of Capuliyoc (2800 m.a.s.l.), where we will stop for lunch after a two-hour hike. Then we will continue our journey to the town of Chiquisca (1930 m.a.s.l.). The whole course to Chiquista is downwards, the landscape is great, and the weather is warm. Our first camp will be set up there. This is a three-hour hike.

DAY 2: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina Sunchupata                                               

After breakfast (5:00 am), we will continue our walk towards Rosalina beach (1550 m.a.s.l.), followed by an early climb up the hill towards Santa Rosa (2100 m.a.s.l.) where we will stop for lunch. This course is the hardest and it will take three hours to complete, after which we will climb up to the Marampata (2850 m.a.s.l.), an easier climb. During our journey, we will observe the vegetation existing in the area. Later, we will go down a straight section towards Sunchupara where we will camp. The hike lasts 2 hours, it is a one-hour journey from this spot to Choquequirao.

DAY 3: Sunchupata – Choquequiraw – Chiquisca 

Very early  and after breakfast (5:00 am), we travel to Choquequirao, which is a one-hour walk to see the sunrise at Choquequirao, then we will remain for three hours in the company of a guide who will provide us with all of the details about this important Inca refuge. At the scheduled time, we will begin our return Sunchupata, descending to Santa Rosa, where we will stop for lunch. Thereafter we continue descending to Rosalina beach, which takes about an hour. Upon our arrival at Rosalina, we will continue our journey to the village of Chuiquisca, two hours away from Rosalina, where we will spend the night.

DAY 4: Chiquisca – Capuliyoc – Cachora

A hearty breakfast will be served in Chiquisca (6:00 am), after which we will return down the same route to Cachora which is the slope that we descended on the first day and which is a smoother two-hour climb until we reach the Capuliyoc pass. From here, it takes another two hours to reach the Cachora village along a smoother route, arriving at around noon. On our way back, we will observe the exotic flora and fauna as well as sights of majestic snow-capped peaks and the impressive Apurimac canyon. Return to Cusco hotel.

End of the services.

included / Departures

Included:

  • Transfer Cusco hotel – Cachora – Capuliyoc – Cusco hotel
  • Professional english tour guide
  • 03 Breakfast, 03 lunch, 03 dinner
  • Snacks
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance fee to Choquequiraw
  • Horse driver
  • Horses (leading the tents, food, cooking equipment)
  • Mattress

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag
  • First breakfast
  • Last lunch
  • Taxes of the bank (7% increase to the total amount)
    – Others

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