Choquequirao – Machu Picchu’s big sister – is waiting for you! Very few people on Earth have made the journey to this incredible place. There are no trains or buses here so you have to travel by foot.
This trek is a one-of-a-kind experience that weaves through the spectacular Apurimac Canyon to the untouched ruins of Choquequirao. You are rewarded with incredible views the whole way as it travels through an immense range of landscapes including snowy mountain passes, sub-tropical rain forest, and deep river gorges. Come and join us on this road less traveled.
Private, English speaking guide
All meals as listed (can accommodate dietary restrictions with proper notice)
Duffel bags for items to be carried by porters (up to 15lbs/7kilos per person).
All transportation from end to end
All entrance fees and permits
Tents – 2 people/tent (single occupancy available for additional charge.)
Basic First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
Walking sticks (available for rent $12)
Lunch and Dinner – Day 4
Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
Sleeping Bag (can be rented for $30)
Your hotel in Cusco
This is a full-service trek where you only carry a day pack. All gear, food, and tents are carried by porters and pack animals.
Day 1: CUSCO – SANTA ROSA
Good morning! Are you ready to do this?
We will drive from Cusco to the head of the trail at Cachora for breakfast.
The first leg of the trek takes 4 hours until we get to Chiquisqa for lunch.
After lunch, a 2 hour climb takes us to the campsite at Santa Rosa for Andean Happy Hour and dinner.
Day 2: SANTA ROSA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
Good morning! Coca tea?
After a delicious breakfast, we start the three-hour hike to Marampata.
We will spend an hour in Marampata enjoying lunch and taking in the spectacular views.
After lunch, we continue on to Choquequirao where we will spend the afternoon exploring the ruins until it is time for dinner.
We will watch the sunset there and cross our fingers for a chance to see condors.
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHIQUISKA
Nock, nock, hola!
After breakfast, you will begin your guided tour of the ruins where you will see the highlights
After your tour, you will begin the trek back along the edge of the Apurimac canyon, descending back to our final campsite in Chiquiska.
Day 4: CHIQUISKA – CUSCO
Are you still alive? You 4th full day on the Journey brings more thrilling views.
Today, is the final stretch of the trek as we make our way back to Cachora.
We will descend into the canyon before beginning a 4 hour switch-back hike to lunch in Capuliyoc.
After lunch, we will finish the trail and catch our van back to Cusco for hot showers and comfy beds.