Choquequirao-Machu Picchu: 8 Days / 7 Nights

SKU: ITS-011


Choquequirao: the Aymara chuqi, gold, and the Quechua K'iraw, cradle, ie "cradle of gold") is an Inca city located between the foothills of the snowy Salkantay, in southern Peru Choquequirao archaeological groups are comprised of buildings and terraces distributed in different levels from the lowest to the top Sunch'utruncated leg higher, which was leveled and fenced with stones to form a platform with an approximate area of 150 square meters.

Choquequirao (sometimes also referred to as Choqequirau or Choquekiraw) is known as the "sacred sister" of Machu Picchu on the structural and architectural resemblance to it. Recently, still partially excavated, has attracted the interest of the Peruvian government to claim still more complex and making it a more affordable alternative for tourists interested in learning more about the culture Choquequirao is considered the last Inca refuge. This archaeological complex for decades resisted the Spanish conquistadors. You can appreciate the grandeur of his work with architecture and perfect aesthetics. This complex is part of the system of Andean towns in Vilcabamba Valley. In Inca times was linked to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu by a complex network of Inca roads. Currently he is visited by tourists and tour as students of world history. Its flora and fauna of high forest and topography also draw attention from visitors. This group has several archaeological Inca constructions and so it was declared Cultural Patrimony of the governments of France and Peru. Finally arrive at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, an extraordinary masterpiece of Inca architecture, the circuit is full of natural attractions that give visitors a unique feeling of adventure in direct contact with nature.




ChoquequiraoReception and transfer to your accommodation. Free time for acclimatization. Overnight


From your accommodations we will move by bus to San Pedro de Cachora, where we will meet with support personnel who will accompany us throughout the tour. Here we have a special view of snowcapped mountains and cliffs around. Passing the Playa Rosalina, noting the depth of the beautiful canyon of the Apurimac, we arrive at Playa Rosalina, spend the night in our camp.

DAY 2: Playa Rosalina - Choquequirao

ChoquequiraoContinues up to the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, where we take a tour of the three levels of excavation, houses, terraces and others who are in the process of exploration. We will have the opportunity to observe the flight of the condors (if weather allows). Continuing, we arrive at Choquequirao, where we camp. Overnight.

Day 3: Choquequirao - MAIZAL

Pass by the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, continuing along the old channel to reach the group Pinchiunuyoc archaeological, archaeological very special group that looks like a cloud forest covered with vegetation. Explore this beautiful place.Victoria Crossing the River begins the ascent to our third camp in Cornfield at the head of river. Overnight


MachupicchuStart the walk through the Paso de San Juan. Climb again, watching landscapes with cloud forests and Andean straw. Rest in Victoria Mines, exploring the mineral remains are still there. Continue for a well-preserved Inca trail zig zag. Yanama descend toward taking a view of the mountain Choquetakarpo. Camp and overnight.


We will continue climbing up the valley to reach the highest point of our trek (Step Yanama), where we will have a panoramic view of snowy Sacsarayoc and we can observe the flight of the condors (if weather allows).Begin to decline, from cloudy areas and across a small wooden bridge. Reaching the community of Totora, where we camp. Overnight.


We will continue to decline, observed changes of scenery and climate. Along the route, we arrive at a beautiful waterfall where we can take a refreshing natural bath. This area has a favorable climate for flora and fauna, completely mixed. We observe great variety of orchids, coffee and fruit plantations. Reached the place called La Playa, where we will have our last camp in the outdoors. Overnight.


Walk in the direction toward the Urubamba River Hydroelectric.During the tour, we will have the opportunity to visit the coffee plantations and fruit in a rural pickup. Cross the river in La Oroya, continuing along the river to Hydro. Optionally we can walk or go by train to the town of Aguas Calientes. If time will allow us, we climb the Putucusi, where we will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu.Overnight in a hostel in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 8: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu-Cusco

Earlier, we will go to Inti Punku, to watch the sunrise. Finally we reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will tour. In the afternoon, we bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes (lunch), from where we take the train back to Cusco. Transfer to your accommodation. Overnight.


Breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the airport exit and / or terrestrial Terminal


  • Transfers and transport
  • Professional Guide
  • Complete set of camp
  • Support staff and / or horses
  • Cook and assistant
  • Food
  • Store security
  • Complete first aid equipment
  • Revenue
  • Basic Hostal in Aguas Calientes
  • Train: Aguas Calientes-Cusco
  • Cusco Hostal 3 *

Not included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on the 1st day
  • Dinners for the 1st, 9th and 10th day
  • Luncheon of the 1st, 9th and 10th day
  • Support staff and / or extra horses


  • Grooming supplies
  • Clothing waterproof trekking and coarse
  • Camera and / or camcorder battery and backup movies
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Hat and / or cap
  • Hiking shoes (trekking)
  • Sleeping bag and flashlight with battery backup
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic Poncho
  • Bring your passport, student card (ISIC force, not more than 25 years)
  • Water for the first day
  • Water purifying tablets
Price: $625.00


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