If treks are part of your lifestyle, this one is especially for you. Choquequirao was one of the last Inca shelters to be in the middle of a canyon with a depth of more than 2000 meters and the Vilcabamba mountain range with its glaciers with 5000 meters high. This tour is one of the most exciting challenges, which is why you must have special preparation before doing the next itinerary, the reward at the end of the trip will be the great satisfaction of having done it in 3 intense days of walking.
Day 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISCA – MARAMPATA.
Our trip begins with the first meeting with our guide one day before starting this magnificent adventure, where the guide can exchange some information with you, welcoming you. The next day, the pick-up will be between 03:30 to 04:00 in the morning of the hotel, then pick up our chef and travel for four hours to the Capuliyoc location, where our muleteers will wait for us with the horses. In Capuliyoc at 2,800 m.a.s.l. , it will be our breakfast and place where our backpacks will be packed by our muleteers , (each passenger has the option of sending the weight of 7 kilograms of luggage on our horses). From this point begins our walk, we will arrive at the viewpoint where we can observe the Vilcabamba mountain range with its impressive glaciers, the Apurímac river with its canyon and its incredible panorama.The first two and a half hours we will descend by a zig zag road to the hamlet of Chiquisca 1,800 masl where we will have a traditional lunch, then we will continue descending for 50 more minutes until we reach the bridge of Playa Rosalina at 1,500 m.a.s.l. , lowest point. After crossing the bridge we will start the ascent for 2 1/2 hours until we reach Santa Rosa and then another 3 hours until we reach Marampata at 2,900 m.a.s.l. , approximate time of arrival 07:30 at night, where we will spend the first day.
Day 2: MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA.
In the morning you will wake up with the songs of the birds and have a good hot coca tea to start the day with lots of energy. At approximately 07:30 am we will have a delicious typical breakfast, then we will start with the walk of approximately two hours following a beautiful path where we will have an incredible view of the archaeological site of Choquequirao (2900 masl), along our walk, we will have incredible Views of the canyon where our guide will explain the history of this incredible place, also known as the last city of the last Incas, where you can visit the main square, the terraces of lamas. Then, near noon we will wait for our lunch, which our chef will bring to Choquequirao, after lunch we will take a 20-minutes break and our guide will help you, to visit the astronomer’s house where probably if we are lucky we can observe the condor flying through the sky Andean, we will also visit the platforms and waterfall of Pacchayoc, place where you will be in contact with nature. Finally we will return to Marampata, arriving at approximately 7 pm where our chef will be ready with dinner.
Day 3: MARAMPATA– CHIQUISCA– CAPULIYOC – CUSCO
On this day we will wake up early at 5:00 am to have breakfast and charge ourselves with energy and then begin our 2-and-a-half-hour downhill walk to reach first the Rosalina Beach Bridge (1,500 masl), then we will climb for 50 minutes to Chiquisca (1,800 msnm), where we will have a rest and our breakfast.
After recharging energies in Chiquisca, we will return along the same path until we reach Capuliyoc (2,800 m.a.s.l.). From chiquisca it will be a hard stretch because of the temperature when the sun sets. In Capuliyoc we will have our lunch, where the transport will also be waiting for us to return to the city of Cusco on a 4-hour trip.
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Prices are per person and are subject to service:
|SERVICE||NUMBER OF PEOPLE||PRICE|
|PRIVATE||2 to 3 Persons||$550.00 (Per person)|
|GROUP||1 to 3 Persons||$450.00 (Per person)|
For a group of 4 or more, request a discount from the To Machu Picchu Travel Sales Department.
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