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Trek to Choquequirao
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This five-day trek is perfect if you’re looking for an adventure that’s as challenging as it is rewarding. Explore the ruins of Choquequirao, the lost city that’s even more remote than nearby Machu Picchu. Because of its difficult-to-reach location, the site sees relatively few visitors. This means you'll get to experience Incan history in near-solitude, surrounded by nothing but ancient architecture and spanning forests. These spectacular views of the Andes are all along the trek to Choquequirao, a journey filled with lush wildlife and breathtaking vistas you won’t soon forget.

Latin America
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves, Trekking, Hiking, History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SPCT/165836
  • Starts: Cusco, Peru
  • Finishes: Chiquisca, Peru
You will Visit
  • Cusco
  • Cusco

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cusco

Arrive at any time.
Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.

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Day 2: Cusco/Playa Rosalinda

Transfer to Cachora and embark on the hike to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Apurimac River and sweeping mountain scenery at every turn.
The lost city of Choquequirao was discovered hundreds of years ago, but it still feels as though you may be the first to discover it. Encroaching jungle still covers some of the stonework as only roughly 40 percent of these ruins have been excavated. The trek to this remote Incan city although challenging, is well worth the effort. Winding trails take you through the Apurimac River canyon with circling condors up above and views of the snow-capped Salkantay mountains making a breathtaking backdrop. Take plenty of time to explore and soak it in for yourself with two included visits to Choquequirao.

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Day 3: Playa Rosalinda/Choquequirao

Continue trekking through the Apurimac River canyon on the way to Choquequirao. Spot condors as you make your way up into the cloud forest, where you'll camp for the night. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the ruins and marvel at your historical surroundings.

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Day 4: Choquequirao/Chiquisca

Explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao further on your morning guided tour. Comparable only to Machu Picchu in its beauty, grandeur and architectural accomplishment. Hike back down to Chiquisca, the camp for the night.

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Day 5: Chiquisca/Cusco

Leave Chiquisca early in the morning to make your way back to Punta Carrera. Enjoy lunch in Cachora before transferring back to Cusco where the trip will end upon arrival.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Trek to Choquequirao with local guide, cooks, and porters (4 days)
    • 2 guided tours of Choquequirao archaeological site
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (1 nt), camping (3 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van and hiking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Trek the Andes
  • Explore Choquequirao away from the crowds
  • Witness the mountain beauty of the Andes.