Choquequirao Trek 2020
SISTER RUINS TO MACHU PICCHU | LESS TOURISTY | ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE
$700 PER PERSON
DAY 1: CUSCO THROUGH CAPULIYOC TO CHIQUISCA
The first morning starts with an early pick up at your hotel followed by a 4.5-hour drive to Capuliyoc. Upon arrival at Capuliyoc, we will have lunch followed by the start of the trek.
After brunch, we descend for three to four hours into the Apurimac Valley where we will see our first views of Choquequirao.
Our campsite for the night will be in Chiquisca which is on the other side of the Apurimac River.
DAY 2: CHIQUISCA THROUGH MARANPATA ONTO CHOQUEQUIRAO
After an early breakfast, we will start possibly the hardest day of the trek. We will descend to the magnificent Apurimac River and then hike up to the village of Maranpata for lunch. After lunch, we will walk to the magnificent archaeological site of Choquequirao for a guided tour.
During the Choquequirao tour, we will explore various archaeological sites, such as the palaces, temple, ritual water fountains, Usno (ceremonial platform), agricultural terraces, llama´s section and more. We will then hike to our second campsite located about 20 minutes from the Choquequirao ruins, where we will have dinner. At our campsite, you will be able to relax surrounded by the beauty of the nearby canyons and snow-capped mountains (Soray 5,428m/17,808 ft and Tuncarway – 5,910m/19,389 ft) and hopefully have the opportunity to see the condors.
Throughout the day we will see bromeliads, orchids, and bamboo in addition to birds such as Quetzals, Toucans, hummingbirds, and condors.
DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO TO CHIQUISCA
After an early breakfast, we will continue to explore some of the stunning sections of the Choquequirao ruins. This will be via a 3-hour guided tour of the ruins. We then head back towards the Apurimac River. It will take about three hours to reach the river.
Finally, we will hike uphill for one hour to our third evening´s campsite at Chiquisca.
DAY 4: CHIQUISCA THROUGH CAPULIYOC TO CUSCO
After breakfast, we continue hiking up to the Capuliyoc pass. Once there we may enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac Canyon.
At Capuliyoc, our transportation will be waiting for us for our return trip to Cusco. On the way home, we will visit the archaeological site of Saywite and have time to explore. Your dropoff will be at your hotel in Cusco.