Choquequirao Trek 8 Days / 7 Nights

Description

In order to acclimatize, before starting the excursion to Choquequirao, an opportunity to appreciate Inca architecture in the city of Cusco, “temple of the sun” Koricancha, the cathedral, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, to mention a few; take advantage of and visit the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, the market of Pisac is the first stop, opportunity to appreciate the “barter” commercial exchange of products of the Inca era, which still the local villager preserves, then enjoy the picnic lunch in the hacienda Orihuela, that conserves in its interiors valuable pieces very interesting, like paintings, Inca pottery, etc. continue to the ruins of Ollanta, appreciate part of the Inca architecture, finally the impressive legacy of the Incas Machu Picchu (2400 masl), part of the Inca culture. Train trip (3 ½ hours), on the way we will appreciate the beginning of the Inca trail, andean terraces of the Inca period, snowy chain, such as Salkantay and Veronica, which make the mornings cool, cool and pleasant . Obviously the staff of Antara Travel Agency, prior to the trip will inform you in detail and properly, so that your trip is pleasant and pleasant.

Itinerary

Day 01.- Beautiful opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Cusco.

Arrival to the city of Cusco, our representative will be present to accompany you to the hotel, afternoon hours, excursion to the imperial city of Cusco accompanied by our guide, we begin the visit to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The Temple of the Sun the Koricancha, typical and Inca streets; also visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, located in the upper part of the city and ideal for souvenir photos, the amphitheater of Quenco, Puca Pucara and the baths of the ñusta, Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.

Day 02.- Get ready for this beautiful experience and appreciate the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will be present for the excursion to the sacred valley of the Incas, we start the day with a beautiful experience, on the way to Pisac, visit the artisan center of Awanacancha, appreciate the auquénidos family, as the llama , alpaca, vicuña, animal of very fine wool and the guanaco. Then we continue to the artisan market of Pisac, to appreciate the local settler maintain the Inca commercial system called “barter, exchange of product by product. Continue the tour and enjoy the country lunch, in the hacienda house “Orihuela”, which still preserves some pieces of the Inca period and some pictures of the Cusqueña School, finally visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, which still preserves its houses and streets Incas, then return to the hotel.

Day 03.- Cusco, Cachora, Tarawasi and Saywite.

Our guide will pass by the hotel at 8.00 a.m. for transfer by bus to the town of Cachora. On the way we will pass through the villages of Izcuchaca, Zurite; then visit the Archaeological Complex of Tarawasi, also continue to the Archaeological Ensemble of Saywite, then descend to Cachora (2,910 m.s.n.m.) Camp. We will appreciate the Salkantay Nevado (6,271 m.s.n.m.) and the mountain range of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba. Cachora is a small town that has the necessary means for an emergency evacuation case.

Day 04.- Cachora, Apurimac Canyon, Capullichayoc and Chiquiska.

After breakfast, start the trek towards the canyon of the Apurímac river, on the way we will observe agricultural work and with a little luck the flight of some condors, to descend into the depths of the Apurimac canyon one of the deepest and most beautiful of the world, as it is Capullichayoc (2,800 masl), from this place you can see the first camp and the complex of Choquequirao. In our tour, we can feel the change of climate and abundant vegetation. Chiquiska Camp. (1.650 m.s.n.m.).

Day 05.- Chiquisika, Marampata, Raqyapata and Choquequirao.

After breakfast, we begin the walk, crossing the bridge over the Apurimac River, demanding ascension to the sector of Santa Rosa (2,290 m.s.n.m.). The vegetation becomes abundant and the climate is hot; where we will be able to appreciate fruit trees, the manufacture of the cane, even in rustic form, continuing until the sector of Marampata (2,850 msnm) where we can appreciate a panoramic view of the citadel of Choquequirao, nailed in the mountains, we will continue until the sector of Raqyapata Camp) in the afternoon we will visit in Archaeological Complex always in the company of our guide.

Day 06.- Choquequirao – Chiquiska.

After breakfast, our guide will take you to visit the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, we can appreciate more than 50 terraces of cultivation covered with vegetation and in the upper part more terraces, also the irrigation channel that comes from the high part of the mountain, moment for the souvenir photos, then continue our return to Chiquiska Camp.

Day 07.- Chiquiska, Cachora and Cusco.

After breakfast, prepared to ascend, this day unlike the others we will get up earlier to continue towards the town of Cachora. During our tour we will enjoy the attractive view of the snowy Salkantay and the mountains of the Vilcabamba mountain range, as well as the formidable Canyon of the Apurimac arriving at the city of Cusco at night.

Day 08.- After breakfast, our representative will accompany you to the airport, give you your boarding pass; end of our services.

Includes

  • Transfers in / out in Cusco.
  • Cuso, assistance and transfer to the hotel of choice.
  • 03 nights hotel in Cusco.
  • City tour and Archaeological Ruins, bus, guide, income.
  • Excursion to Sacred Valley, vehicle, guide, entrance tickets and lunch.
  • Vistadome train tickets return to Cusco.
  • Bus tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Guide to choose language.
  • Type of Service: Consult

Includes:

  • Pick up from hotel.
  • Professional bilingual guide (request language).
  • Assistant guide, from 09 participants + cook.
  • Mules to carry kitchen equipment, camping and 7 kg. for personal items.
  • Transport by bus to and from Cachora.
  • Mineral water.
  • 3 breakfasts.
  • 3 lunches.
  • 3 dinners and 3 appetizers.
  • Dining tent, tables and chairs. Comfortable bedroom tent, for every two participants.
  • Mattress for sleeping.
  • Oxygen ball.
  • First aid kit.

You must bring:

  • Mandatory travel insurance for personal safety (not carry).
  • Walking shoes.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
  • A warm jacket.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • Comfortable pants.
  • Hat for the sun.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Disinfectant hand towels.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera and / or camcorder.
  • Flashlight with spare batteries.

Does not include:

  • Sleeping bag (check).
  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the fourth day.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Meals not described in the program.
  • Air tickets.
  • Airport taxes.

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