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$1925 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Pre-departure briefing: Make your own way to Milhouse Hostel in the city center to attend your mandatory pre-departure briefing at 6:30pm one day prior to your trek.Day 1: Depart Cuzco - Hike from Cachora village to Chiquisca (L-D)Get picked up at your hostel early in the morning and drive to Cachora village. Upon arrival, we will be met by our mule drivers and start hiking along the edge of the Apurímac Canyon. Lunch will be served at Capuliyoc followed by a 2-hour winding descent to Chiquisca ending at our campsite near the Apurimac River.Day 2: Hike from Chiquisca to Choquequirao archaeological site (B-L-D)Have an early breakfast and then start a 1.5-hour downhill hike to Playa Rosalinda followed by an uphill hike leading to Santa Rosa to have lunch. The hike will continue ascending to Marampata village. After a challenging 3-hour trek you'll reach your campsite overlooking the Choquequirao ruins.Day 3: Hike from Choquequirao to Maizal camp (B-L-D)See Choquequirao in the early morning and explore this 'lost Inca city'. Afterwards, you'll hike to Pinchaunuyoc archaeological site. From Pinchiyoc Unu, reach the campsite, Maizal. Day 4: Hike from Maizal camp to Yanama camp (B-L-D)After an early breakfast, you'll ascend toward Paso Victoria. The pass is a good place for a break. After crossing the pass, you'll descend to the village of Yanama for lunch and free time to relax in the afternoon. Day 5: Hike to the Totora community via High Pass (B-L-D)Start hiking to a high pass at and then cross over Yanama pass at with beautiful views of snow-capped Andean peaks. You'll descend to the Totora community to camp.Day 6: Hike to Sayahuaco & Transfer to Santa Teresa town (B-L-D)Continue the descent to the Totora River and stop at Sayahuaco for lunch. After lunch, take a transfer to Santa Teresa town (for the night. Here you can relax in the hot springs before dinner if time allows (own expense).Day 7: Hike from Santa Teresa town to Aguas Calientes (B-L-D)Today, take an easy hike over rolling hills along the Vilcanota River towards the Hydroelectric station for lunch. Another 3-hour hike will bring us to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy dinner.Day 8: Explore Machu Picchu - Return to Cuzco (B)Catch one of the first buses (at 05:30 am) to Machu Picchu. A walking tour of approx. 2-hours is given by your guide and after this you can explore the site by yourself. You'll your guide in Aguas Calientes, which can be reached by bus or on foot, to receive your train tickets for the return trip. Have lunch, take the train to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to Cusco arriving back around 10:30pm. Drop-off at the Plaza San Francisco.

$1250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Choquequirao and Machu Picchu Trek from Cusco, Peru

Starting point: Cusco. Arrival point: Cusco. Activities: Archeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hike. Feel free to ask about other services like hotel, accommodation and other tours. Day 1: Cusco - Chiquisca We will pick you up at 8:00 am in your hostel in the city of Cusco (3350m) then we will take a 3-hour by bus to capuliyoc (2800m) where we will take lunch. Then we will hike 3 hours to chiquisca (1930m) appreciating the beauty of the Apurimac canyon and the snowy Padreyoc  Hiking time 3 hours in warm weather . Day 2: Chiquisca - Choquequirao After breakfast, 2 hours walking down and 5 hours walking up through the apurimac canyon where we gonna see condors flying over us, at the end we gonna camp beside the archaeological city of choquequirao. Day 3: Choquequirao -  Río Blanco We will observe the sunrise over the archaeological complex of Choquequirao or Cradle of Gold in english; then to the ruins of Pinchaunuyoc and from there descend to the deepest part of this mini canyon known as the white River (1900m), place where we will camp. Walking time 6 hours. Day 4: White River-Yanama Early in the morning, we went up to the village of Maizal (3000m), which is the most difficult section, 9 hours walking and one part is inca trail, From there we descend to the community of Yanama (3530m), to locate a nice camp. Day 5: Yanama-Totora pampa 7 hours walking through a wonderful view of the highest mountains, here we can see the salkantay mountain (6260), and many condors flying over us Day 6: Totora - llactapata ruins Enjoy the original inca trail 3 hours walking up to the top of the hill where is the military ruin llactapata and you can see for first time machu picchu Day 7: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes 5 hours walking flat through the coffee plantations, finally enjoy the hot springs and 6 km of zipline in 6 cables with an altitude of 250m and maximum speed of 80 km/h Day 8: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Early in the morning, we will walk 1 hour stairs up to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex (2400m) where we will have the guided tour. The tour is enough pleasant time in an incomparable setting. Get enjoy by the type of architecture and the meaning of Machu Picchu that reaches all the enigma that leaves the sky. Once the visit is over, the client has all the time to reach the top of Huyna Picchu or the Temple of the Moon. And then we met again with the whole group in the town of Aguas Calientes, before taking the train back to the city of Cusco. The weather in Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is warm and humid with mosquitoes.

$450 Day Trips & Excursions

CORDILLERA BLANCA CIRCUIT the virgin non Touristic route

THE CORDILLERA BLANCA CIRCUIT - Virgin Nature Route for Nature and adventurours lovers. ******** LLANGANUCO LAKES - CHAVIN PREINCA RUINS - PASTORURI GLACIER **********1 Huaraz – Callejon de Huaylas – Llanganuco – Yanama Pick up from Hotel at 8am and drive to north side Huaraz by several towns of the valley Callejon de Huaylas, until Caraz 2200masl aprox, continue to LLANGANUCO LAKES VISIT, Box Lunch on board, Portachuelo Pass 4850masl and down to Yanama for overnight Hotel at 3375masl.2 Yanama – San Luis – Huari – ChavinBreakfast at the hotel in Yanama and drive by Andean typical non touristic villages of San Luis and Huari stop for lunch in Huari in a basic restaurant typical and traditional, drive for aprox one hour to Chavin arriving to Hotel check in and visit the ruins all about afternoon, dinner and overnight at Hotel in Chavin 3090masl.3 Chavin – Querococha – Pastoruri – HuarazBreakfast at hotel in Chavin and depart at 8am to cross the Cordillera Blanca at 4500masl Cahuish, visit the nicest lake of Querococha, continue to Catac village and visit Pastoruri Glacier including the Gasified water of Pumapampa – Color Lakes and Big Bromeliads big flowers of Puya Raymondy, and finally Pastoruri Glacier Box Lunch on Board, from Pastoruri direct drive back to Huaraz arriving around 7pm, transfer to your Hotel

$800 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Choquequiraw To Machu Picchu (8 days 7 nights)

DAY 1: CUSCO – CCACHORA – CAPULIYOC – CHIKISKA – PLAYA ROSALINA – SANTA ROSAYou´ll get picked up at 4:00 am from your hotel. There you also meet the trek team, horsemen and horses, they will carry your duffel bags. Once you are done with breakfast with us, the expedition to Machu Picchu will start.DAY 2: SANTA ROSA – MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQIRAWAfter an early breakfast and we´ll continue our expedition with an 2 hour uphill hike to Marampata. From this point we will gradually hike down for 2 hours to the famous Choquekiraw Inca site, DAY 3: CHOQUEQIRAW – CHOQUEQIRAW PASS – PINCHAWNIYOC – RIO BLANCO – MAIZALAfter an early breakfast we are back to hiking at 6:30 a.m. To reach the first pass of Choquekiraw at 3,500m we´ll have to hike for 40 minutes uphill. Then starts the easy part of the trek, it is about 30 minutes of flat, elevated walking, before starting to descend along the zigzag path for an hour and a half, which will take us to Pinchauniyoc. DAY 4: MAIZAL – MINAS VICTORIA – CONDOR PASS – YANAMAWe’ll start this day by taking a rocky path for a 4 hour uphill hike, surrounded by green valleys and also some arid mountain peaks. Once we reach the top of the pass (at 4,200 m), we’ll get a lunch box. After some resting time, we get to our campsite at Yanama-Yanama.DAY 5: YANAMA – MARIANO LLAMOCCA PASS – TOTORAAt around 6 a.m. we´ll start the expedition. On this day we will hike up the famous Vilcabamba mountain range, it will take us about 5 hours. Once we reach the pass at 4,500 m a lunch box will be provided. DAY 6: TOTORA – CCOLPAPAMPA – LA PLAYAAfter breakfast we’ll start the day with a 3 hour downhill hike to Ccolpapampa. From there our porters will continue by car and we will continue our adventure by foot, it will take about 5 hours to get to the campsite at La Playa.DAY 7: LA PLAYA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTESOur last hiking day will end around lunch time. We´ll be walking for about 6 hours, 3 of them uphill, along the hillside with a great view of the Santa Teresa Valley. Once we get to the top of this mountain, we will be at the famous Inca site Llactapata. DAY 8: MACHU PICCHU  TO CUSCOOnce again we´ll have an early day in order to get to Machu Picchu early enough for the sunrise. We get one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu or you can walk up to the citadel with your tour guide (you must coordinate this with your trekking guide the night before). Around 3 p.m. you should take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to grab lunch. After lunch it is time to pick up your bags from the hotel and walk to the train station. You will arrive at your hotel around 8:30 p.m.