Day 1: Cusco – Capuliyoc – La Playa
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5 a.m. to begin the famous Choquequirao Trek. Our first day starts from cusco to Capuliyoc, for about 4 hour and half drive from Cusco. Leaving Capuliyoc the path works its way down in to the Apurimac Valley and we will have fantastic views of snow-capped peaks in the distance and the Apurimac Valley spread out before us throughout the day, also after a few hours walking we’ll get to have our first views of Choquequirao sat on the far side of the valley. The area around Choquequirao is rich in life and we will see a wide variety of flora and fauna as we make our way down in to the valley. We hike down for three hours to chikisca for lunch. After lunch and siesta we carry on for two more hours downhill to our first camp.
Our campsite for the night is at La Playa (2200m / 7215ft.) which is on the side of the Apurimac River. As the campsite is a little further along the trail than most groups go it is one of the quietest places to camp on the whole trek so we can enjoy the beautiful scenery around us without distraction.
Day 2: La Playa – Choquequirao
Today is probably the hardest day of the trek. To get to Choquequirao we need to make our way back up the opposite side of the Apurimac Valley which involves ascending. It’s quite tough going but the views we get today mixed with the wide variety of flora and fauna you find on this side of the valley make it worth it.
Throughout the day we will see a wide variety of bromeliads, orchids and stands of bamboo; we’ll also hopefully see birds such as Quetzals, Toucans and a variety of hummingbirds. After about a 4 hour walk we’ll arrive to our lunch spot Maranpata where we have lunch. We continue on to our campsite which is close to Choquequirao (3050m / 10,005ft.) and settle in for the night – if the weather is clear the views of the sunsetting from here are amazing and we may be lucky enough to spot Condors soaring over the valley below.
Day 3: Choquequirao – Chiquiska
Today’s focus is on exploring Choquequirao. Waking up early you’ll head off on a guided tour of the site during which you’ll be shown the most important and interesting sections of the city and get to learn about the Inca culture and the close relation between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Compared to Machu Picchu little is known about Choquequirao even though it has been known about for much longer. Originally discovered in the 17th century by the Spanish it lay abandoned and forgotten until recent years when tourism raised the profile of the city and exploration began. Even with this increased interest only 25% of the city has been explored and many of its secrets still wait to be discovered.
Day 4: Choquequirao – Villa de Loros
Today is one of the easier days of the trek as we make our way down to magnificent Apurimac River (1450m/ 4787ft). We cross the bridge then we walk up for one hour to our lunch spot. After lunch and siesta we carry on to the camp for the last evening
Day 5: Villa de Loros – Conoc – Cusco
Today is the relaxing day of our trek. After enjoying last breakfast we take our private transport to the archeological site of Saywite. We explore the ruins then we drive to Conoc where we enjoy and relax at the hot spring after several days of hiking. After lunch we head back to Cusco dropping you at your hotel.
Includes / Not Includes
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
- Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
- Pick-up fromyour hotel
- Transportation by bus to Cachora
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- Sleeping mattress
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
Does Not Include
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
- Breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 5
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
What you need to take
- Walking boots
- Water proof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries
Price & Availability
Group Service Price 2019
US$ 549 per person
Private Service Prices 2019
- 2 people US$ 649 per person
- 3 people US$ 629 per person
- 4 people US$ 599 per person
- 5 +people US$ 549 per person
- Discounts:Student Discount: US$30 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
Under 18’s Discount: US$30
Sleeping Bag US$30
Walking Pole US$20(pair)
Inflatable Mattress US$30
Single Tent Supplement US$30
Methods Of Payments
METHODS OF PAYMENTS
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- Deposit sent for is Non-Refundable nor transferable to any other date, person or tour (According to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Regulations).
- Quinoa expeditions must be notified of any changes or cancellations to your trip as soon as you are aware of them, via e-mail or fax so that we do not incur expenses not covered by deposit.
- Once final balance has been paid, we will not be able to refund your trek payment in the case of cancellations. There will, however, be parts of your trip that you are able to use (Machu Picchu entrance fee, 1 train ticket, 1 bus ticket).
- A claim letter for your insurance company can also be provided by us upon request.
- Porter service hired can Not be cancelled (a fee is paid for booking this service).