Places to visit: Choquequirao
- FIRST DAY: CUSCO – CACHORA – COCAMASANA – PLAYA ROSALINA
- SECOND DAY: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
- THIRD DAY: ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX OF CHOQUEQUIRAO – RAYANPATA
- FOURTH DAY: PLAYA ROSALINA – CACHORA – CUSCO
Choquequirao or cradle of gold in Quechua, is located at 3,085 meters of altitude, carved in stone by the Incas, where the organization of the Empire of the Tawantinsuyo (The four regions) was strictly led by an Inca ruler. Choquequirao is protected by the Apurímac river and is surrounded by the snowy mountains of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetarpu and Pumasillo, this is a classic of the Inca city, with the sacred sectors, ritual temples, astronomical, urban and agricultural centers, only 30% of Its total area was excavated, but an alliance between the governments of Peru and France promised to accelerate the work and are betting on turning it into a new Machu Picchu.
Choquequirao Tour Itinerary 04 Days
DAY 01: CUSCO – CACHORA – COCAMASANA – PLAYA ROSALINA
We leave at 04:00 from the city of Cusco to approach the town of Cachora. We will arrive at around 7:30 a.m. to the town of Cachora, where we will have breakfast and where we will prepare our hiking equipment and horses to start our walk.
After 2 hours of walking we will arrive at Capuliyoc (2915 masl) where we descend to Coca Masana (2330 masl) where the climate will be dry, but warmer, the flora and fauna begin to change.
Finally reach Playa Rosalina (1550 masl) which is next to the Apurimac River where we will settle and camp for the night.
DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
After a good breakfast, we will begin our walk (considered the most impressive of the trip), we will leave very early and start the zigzagging path for 5 hours approx. reaching Raqaypata standing next to the Chunchullumayo river where we will have our lunch. In the course of the walk we can see varieties of orchids, wild flowers and also many varieties of birds. Then we will arrive at the site of Raqaypata which is located near Choquequirao (3,035 masl), then we will continue our walk for two hours to reach the archaeological site of Choquequirao and where we will take advantage of seeing the sunset and the flight of the condors. Our camp will be near the ruins.
DAY 03: ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX OF CHOQUEQUIRAO – RAYANPATA
This day is memorable where we will dedicate ourselves to explore all the ruins of Choquequirao, for the most important places, such as temples, platforms, military zones, Astronomical Center and the sacred temples, then the guide will explain the history and importance of the archaeological site After the guided tour, you will have free time to visit the different sectors of the complex.
The afternoon will begin our return walk to Rosalina beach, which will be 3 hours down where we will settle and camp for the night.
DAY 04: PLAYA ROSALINA – CACHORA – CUSCO
After a good breakfast, we will continue our walk uphill for an average of 5 hours until we reach the Capuliyoc area, a suitable place to observe the flight of condors of different sizes, after this point we will have 2 more hours of walking to the town from cachora where we will take our bus to return to the city of Cusco.
Choquequirao Trek Includes:
- Pick up from your hotel and transfer by bus to Cachora (Start of the tour)
- Professional bilingual guide
- Food 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
- Kitchen equipment
- Muleteers and Horse (where they will take the tents, food and kitchen equipment)
- Return transportation Cachora – Cusco
- Tents and double thermal insulation for up to 3 people
- Tables, chairs, dining tent, kitchen tent
- oxygen balloon
- First aid box
Choquequirao Trek Does Not Include:
- Extra horse to carry your personal belongings for 1 to 4 days. 25 USD per day.
- Sleeping bag 25 USD.
Price $ 700.00 USD per Person
Methods of Payment
We require a deposit of 50% to confirm your reservation.
There are additional fees associated with this method of payment, which will be paid by the client.
Name: EDWIN EDUARDO
Surname: MALDONADO CHALLCO
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