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Choquequirao




14D/13N




Prices from: USD 2160.00 per person

Once you arrive in Peru, our personnel will welcome you in the hall of the airport and drive you to the hotel. After resting for a while, we'll start visiting the most interesting places of the " City of the Kings ": the Cathedral, Pizarro's Tomb, the Catacombs of San Francisco, passing through the Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle. The residential areas of Orrantia, San Isidro, where we will visit the Huaca Pucllana, we will enjoy a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean. Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where you will find a great quantity of pre-Inca pottery including the World biggest collection of erotic Huacos, then we'll spend the night at the Hotel...

Overview
DURATION 14 Days and 13 Nights
STARTING POINT Lima
ENDING POINT Lima
ACTIVITIES Cultural / Active
DIFFICULTY Easy
DEPARTURES Daily Departures
IMPORTANT For more information about tour, categories, prices, hotels, etc. contact us to: info@letsgomachupicchu.com

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO LIMA

Upon arrival in Lima, we will pick you up from the international airport of Lima and take you to your hotel located in Miraflores. You will have the rest of the day to relax or walk. You will spend the night at the hotel of your choice.

DAY 2: CITY TOUR LIMA

At 9:00 am we will pick you up from your hotel to start the city tour, during this tour we will go to the center of Lima where we will visit the Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor, the Catacombs, the Church of San Pedro and the Plaza San Martín. This tour will include a visit to the Gold Museum.

After enjoying the beautiful architecture and art of downtown Lima and the Museum, you will have the afternoon to rest or stroll through Miraflores, spend the night at your hotel.

DAY 3: FLIGHT TO CUSCO - CITY TOUR

In the morning we pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the Lima airport, where you will take a flight to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, we pick you up and transfer to the selected hotel, in the afternoon you will take a guided tour of different archaeological centers such as Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, and Tambomachay. Spend the night at the hotel

DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY

At 8.30 am. We will make a full day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the ancient Inca market of Pisac. We will have lunch in Urubamba, and then we will visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca city that was not defeated by the Spaniards. You will have the opportunity to explore the ruins after visiting this incredible place; we will take a short walk to Chinchero, where we will visit the typical market and the archaeological site after we enjoy there we will return to Cusco.

DAY 5: CUSCO - CAPULIYOQ - PLAYA ROSALINA (A) (C)

Around 6:00 am, your guide will pick you up from the hotel. A 4-hour trip will take us to the start of our Capuliyoc walk, where we will meet with our staff who will load the equipment on horses and mules. From this point, we will have the first views of the valley of Apurimac, after getting our things ready we will start with the downhill walk towards our Chiquisqa camp, where we will have lunch and dinner.

DAY 6: ROSALINA BEACH - MARANPATA - CHOQUEQUIRAO (D) (A) (C)

After breakfast we will have a vigorous walk uphill through a long and narrow path, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and a great variety of orchids. Halfway there we will take a break in Maranpata to enjoy our lunch; then we walk for a couple of hours to our first campsite very close to Choquequirao.

DAY 7: CHOQUEQUIRAO - CHOQUEQUIRAO PASS - RIO BLANCO - MAIZAL (D) (A) (C)

Breakfast will be served at 7:00 am, and we will begin the trek to Choquequirao, visit this archaeological complex with our guide, we will have free time to enjoy the landscape. Then we will continue our uphill journey through the cloud forest, valleys and mountains to reach the Choquequirao pass. After 5 hours of walking, we will have lunch near the Blanco River, after our rest, we start the hike uphill towards our next Maizal camp.

 

DAY 8: MAIZAL - VICTORIA MINES - YANAMA (D) (A) (C)

After our nutritious breakfast, we will start the trek uphill crossing the impressive Victoria mine, from where silver was extracted in ancient times, we will continue the ascent, and we will reach the Victoria pass, we will enjoy an incredible and beautiful environment first a cloud forest and then the Puna. We will have our lunch in the pass at 4200 m.s.n.m with a beautiful view of the Choquetarpo Mountain; while we enjoy lunch we will appreciate the flight of some condors, then we will continue the walk to Yanama where we will spend the night and enjoy dinner.

DAY 9: YANAMA - MOUNTAIN RANGE - TOTORA (B) (L) (D)

After breakfast, we will start the trek uphill to the highest pass, and again the landscape will be incredible, from here we will be surrounded by the mountain ranges of Saqsarayoc and Padreyoc. Once again we will have the opportunity to see condors fly, this uphill walk takes us to new landscapes especially the wet grass fields under the snow line of the mountains that distinguishes everything seen in the tour. At the pass, we could walk on snow at some point and the descent is a long downhill walk through the fog and wet fields and shrubbery areas and cross small wooden bridges on the way to the community of Totora, where we will spend time in the tents with an indescribable beauty surrounding us with pure nature.

DAY 10: TOTORA - CLOUD FOREST ? LA PLAYA - SANTA TERESA (D) (A) (C)

At 7:00 am we will take our breakfast and start with the walk, during the tour we will observe different species of orchids, begonias, and different birds. We will descend by the left path of the river Santa Teresa, where we will see plantations of banana, coffee, and granadilla. On the way we will stop in the town of La Playa, here we will have our lunch, after having rested we will continue with the walk to our next camp located in Santa Teresa, in the afternoon we will enjoy the thermal baths of Cocalmayo and relax.

DAY 11: SANTA TERESA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES

After our breakfast, we will start with the walk along the Vilcanota River in hot and humid weather towards the Hydroelectric station for lunch. Another 2 hours walk will take us to our final destination of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel. Around 7:00 pm the guide will pick you up from your hotel to go to the restaurant where you will enjoy dinner.

DAY 12: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Today is our great day!

The day we were waiting for a long time. We will have an amazing breakfast at our hotel around 4:30 a.m., after enjoying our breakfast; we will go to the bus station to take the first bus to Machu Picchu that will arrive about 15 minutes before this open. In Machu Picchu, we will be one of the first groups to see the sunshine and take pictures when there is no one. We will have a guided tour of approximately two and a half hours, at this time we will visit the whole area of Machu Picchu, and after that, you can explore the citadel and take pictures, or if you wish, climb the mountain Waynapicchu. (You must book in advance because there is a limited place to climb), after having enjoyed Machu Picchu, take a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will take you to your hotel.

DAY 13: FREE DAY IN CUSCO

We will have the day off to rest and walk through the streets of Cusco.

DAY 14: FLIGHT CUSCO - LIMA

Time to say goodbye, my friends!!!!!

Today is our last day is this wonderful city and our farewell, at an appropriate time we will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport.

What is included?

  • Transfer airport - hotel Lima - Airport
  • Two nights hotel in Lima
  • City tour in Lima
  • Flights Lima - Cusco - Lima
  • Transfer Airport - hotel Cusco - Airport
  • Five hotel nights in Cusco
  • Income to the different archaeological centers
  • City tour (transfer, guide, transportation)
  • Sacred Valley (transfer, guide, transportation)
  • Information before the departure of Choquequirao, presented by your guide at our Cusco office
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the beginning of the walk in Capuliyoq
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
  • Admission ticket to the Hot Springs of Santa Teresa
  • Aguas Calientes bus ticket - Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide throughout the tour
  • Assistant guide (for groups of 9 to more)
  • Horse service (to carry tents, food and kitchen equipment)
  • Seven breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners
  • Seven tea times
  • Vegetarian meal available upon request at no additional charge
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Hot tea kindly brought to your store early in the morning.
  • One liter of water boiled every day after breakfast to refill your bottles, from the second day.
  • Clean and spacious tents of 4P capacity: only two people per tent.
  • Comfortable personal matra (double foam), which is given at the beginning of the walk.
  • Private camps
  • 24 hours of assistance with oxygen.
  • First aid kit.
  • Personal biodegradable hand soaps.
  • Biodegradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff

What is not included?

  • International flights
  • First breakfast during the trek
  • Last lunch and dinner
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking sticks
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips

Recommendations

  • Backpack with rain protector.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Clothing for warm and cold weather like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and light pants.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • T-shirts/polo shirts with long sleeves and short sleeves.
  • Rain poncho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol and gel disinfectant, water bottle, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag), a flashlight and batteries.

Prices per Person 100% inc. Tour + Hotel

Services Accomodation (Category) Price per Traveler USD$
OPTIONS Lima Puno Cusco Aguas Calientes Double Single
TOURIST CLASS La Castellana Casona Plaza Hotel Antawasi Presidente 2160 ---
BUSINESS CLASS El Condado Qelqatani Casa San Blas Hatuchay Tower 2385 ---
FIRST CLASS Libertador Casa Andina Libertador Inkaterra 3000 ---
DELUXE Casa Andina Private Libertador Monasterio Sumaq 3744 ---
If the option chosen is sold out, we will book another one of the same category, price, and service previous customer's approval.

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We organize tours for small groups, including families, friends, students and volunteers. Our tour leaders speak English, Spanish & Quechua (Andean Language) and will dedicate themselves to giving you the best independent tours in Cusco as well as Machu Picchu.

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