4 Days

Choquequirao Trek is maybe one of the toughest challenges, it requires physical effort and prior preparation to explore the Inca world.

The best kept secret by the Inca elite remained covered by the forest thicket for many years. It is waiting to be discovered by you.

Meet the mysterious and dazzling Inca citadel nestled in the beautiful landscape of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba on the Apurimac canyon.

Choquequirao or “Cradle of gold”, would have been according to the historians, the abode of the last rebellious Incas of Vilcabamba.

This circuit offers a formidable trek that crosses several ecosystems and beautiful views of the snowy mountains of the Vilcabamba, crosses the deep Canyon of the Apurímac river and intérnate in the abundant vegetation course to the citadel of Choquequirao.

DEPARTURE TIMEArrive 4:00 – 4:30 hrs.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 19:30 hrs.
WEARComfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Pick up from the airport: At the time indicated by the passenger.
Informative Talk: We will meet with you one or two days before your tour at your hotel to give you details about the walk.
Professional Guide: English and Spanish for the entire adventure tour and Machu Picchu.
Transportation: Pick up in the morning in private transportation from your hotel at the agreed time to the starting point of the trek.
Personal Shop: 02 people per tent, in tents with capacity for 04 people for greater comfort and so they can place their backpacks.
Camping equipment: kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs and tables
Inside the Tent: Matra or Insulation.
Horse load: 6 kilos carries personal things of the pax.
Assistant Guide: From 9 passengers.
Food: 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners, snacks and lunches.
Description of Meals: Pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocados, pastas, chicken, meat, rice, salads, all rich in carbohydrates to replenish energy losses during the walk, hot drinks including Coca mate, The altitude sickness.
Te Alarm Clock: Every morning the cook will serve you a tea inside your personal tent
Tea Time: Every afternoon one hour before dinner, the cook will put on the table Corn popcorn, cookies, coffee, chocolate and different types of mates.
Snack: 6 snacks, contain, one day, a fruit of the area, another day chocolates, another day Cookies or energy bar accompanied with candies, these will be delivered at the beginning of cadacaminata.
Train Tickets: Expedition (tourist train), you can request the panoramic view train by increasing USD 35.00 per ticket.
Personalized service 24 hours: During your stay in Cusco and Peru, our staff will provide personalized attention 24 hours cel. Emergency 984766436.
Transportation: Pick up from the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station to your hotel in Cusco
Breakfast on the first day: you can take it at the hotel or restaurant.
Lunch and Dinner on the last day: you can take it at the hotel or restaurant.
Sleeping bag: you must bring a bag 4 stations, if you can not rent in our offices cost of USD $ 25.00 (pen -15 ° C)
Walking sticks: if you do not have it you can rent in our offices the pair USD $ 20.00, brand Leki and Diamond.
Tips: For agency staff

Morel information
Local Information
The most important city of the Inca Empire, Cusco, is located at 3350 masl, where we will go by bus to the Sacred Valley passing through the villages of Maras, Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, towns with living identity that have been maintained through years. Our starting point starts at KM 82 at 2800 masl


Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Santa Rosa

This adventure begins very early in the morning. We will meet at your hotel to take a bus to the town of Cachora. On the way we will cross the villages of Izcuchaca, Zurite and Limatambo; Crossing the mighty Apurimac River on the Cunyac bridge.

The trek begins at Cachora Square (2,910 masl), where we will meet with the team to help us with luggage during the trek. During the whole trip we will be surrounded by picturesque Andean landscapes, arable land and we will see the villager in their daily farm work. We will continue towards the viewpoint (capuliyoc 3300 masl) where we will see the majesty of the Apurimac and Choquequirao River Canyon.

We will be in a walk among the clouds and mountains enjoying extraordinary views of the mountain range of Vilcabamba emphasizing the snowy one of Salkantay (6,271 masl). We will continue through Chikiska where we will go through fruit plantations, do not forget to bring repellent since we will be accompanied by mosquitoes all the way.

We will go to “Rosalinas beach” for lunch (1500 masl) and then ascend to the town of Santa Rosa, here you can not miss the opportunity to taste Cambray, a drink made with sugar cane. It’s been a long day, it’s time to rest in our camp and be prepared for our second day of hiking.

Food: Snack, lunch, snack and dinner.


Day 2: Santa Rosa - Maranpata - Choquequirao

The day begins with breakfast to undertake the ascent to Maranpata (3100 masl) Nature comes to surprise us in every corner; Flora, fauna, different waterfalls that come from the snowy Padrayoq and run all the way until flowing into the mighty Apurimac River. On the way we can write pleasant memories and take pictures. We will arrive to Maranpata for lunch and continue in a steady step towards the citadel of Choquequirao. Look at the wonderful view that this viewpoint offers you.

Food: Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner.


Day 3: Choquequirao - Santa Rosa - Playas Rosalinas

Today is the day when we will visit the unexplored citadel of Chokequirao. Be sure to enjoy the most by taking a walk around the Archaeological Complex and then take the return route to Santa Rosa, here we will give place to lunch. If you did not have the opportunity to take Cambray you can do it now, it will be a reward for all the effort made. We will go down to Playa Rosalinas to take a bath and raise our camp.

Food: Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner.


Day 4: Playas Rosalinas - Capuliyoc - Cachora - Cusco

Our adventure is coming to an end, we will wake up early to continue the hike up to the viewpoint of Capuliyoc where we will enjoy lunch. Today the walk will be quiet at leisure for an hour until you reach the town of Cachora. At this point we will drive to the city of Cusco to return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, snack and lunch.

It is important to take into account that passengers arrive in Cusco at least two days before to acclimatize and make the trek. You can do practice tours like visiting the city and the Sacred Valley, these are gentle walks at considerable heights.

For this route it is also recommended to carry the following:

02 Long Sleeve T-Shirts (Thermo Skin).
01 thermal wool jacket.
01 hunting coat.
01 snow jacket
01 Trekking Trousers
02 pairs of socks
02 pairs of underwear
01 sun hat
01 rain covers (raincoats and others)
01 scarf
01 sunglasses

Mountain boots
01 pair of trekking shoes that support the ankles

Hygiene kit
01 towel for personal hygiene
01 biodegradable soap
Toilet paper
01 A personal cleaning kit (toothbrushes, toothpaste and other essential items).

Choquequirao trek 5 days