Luxury Choquequirao Trail – 5 Days

from

$2,599.00$2,377.00
If you are seeking for a demanding off the beaten path and submerge deeply in the Inca culture, then this program is ideal for you! Through this 5-day adventure you will be able to explore the uncharted Choquequirao archaeological site or The Golden Cradle which only 30% of its ruins had been excavated, revealing the […]
  • Vacation style

    Trekking, Cultural, Nature

  • Holiday type

    Luxury

    5

  • Activity level

    Challenging

    9/10

  • Group size

    Private

LUXURY CHOQUEQUIRAO TRAIL – 5 DAYS

EXPERTISE

We have a expert team of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every corner of Peru and Bolivia..

FLEXIBILITY

We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients. View Peru & Signatures approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.

24/7 ASSISTANCE

At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Peru and Signatures hand will be there to guide you.

WE ARE THE OPERATORS

View Peru and Signatures is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.

DAY 1
CUSCO - SAYWITE - CHIQUISKA (L, D)

● Trek starting time: 12:30 pm
● Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Curahuasi Town – 2688 masl/ 8818.9 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Saywite site – 3630 masl/11909.5 ft.
● Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (4 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate.
● Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
Very early in the morning and after having breakfast at your Cusco hotel (or you may require them a box breakfast to enjoy it along the way), our expert guide will welcome you and transport you towards the northwest. After 3 hours we will stop at Curahuasi town (2688 mts/8818.9 ft) where we will make some last minute purchases, continuing our journey we will pass through Saywite site (3630 mts/11909.5 ft) which is famous for the enigmatic Saywite stone in which various Inca representations are sculpted. Following our route and after another hour, we will reach Capuliyoc (2956 mts/9698.2 ft) which is our starting point and where we will meet the horsemen and have our luxury picnic lunch before initiate the trek. Once we finish our savory lunch, our guide will provide us the final instructions in order to start our exciting trek.
The trek begins with spectacular views of the Apurimac valley and Padreyoc snowcapped mountain (5771 mts/18933.7 ft) as well as endemic flora and fauna characteristic of the area that we will be able to capture with our cameras. As we keep descending through a zigzag slope for 4 hours, there will be a warmer atmosphere, therefore the quantity of mosquitoes will also increase; so remember to apply your repellent periodically.
Afterwards, we reach our first luxury campsite at Chiquiska (1890 mts/6200.8 ft) located in the Apurimac canyon. Before dinner, you will have the opportunity to have a well-earned hot shower and then, our massage tent is ready for a session of relaxing massages that will ease your body and mind given by our professional therapists. Then, it is time to visit our dining tent for a fantastic gourmet dinner prepared with organic food from the region by our high-class chefs. After dinner, your tent will be waiting for you to enjoy your first night sleeping in your comfortable bedroom tent.

DAY 2
CHIQUISKA – CHOQUEQUIRAO CAMPSITE (B, L, D)

After a very early rise and delicious breakfast, we will begin our second day hike descending 1 hour towards the Apurimac river and crossing Playa Rosalina (1490 mts/4888.5 ft) by a suspension bridge. Remember to apply your repellent as there are a lot of mosquitoes making us some company.
Then, we will have a steep ascend for 2 hours until reaching Santa Rosa (2200 mts/7217.8 ft) where we will have a short break to recover energies and enjoy the river views. Once we are ready, we will continue ascending for another 3 hours appreciating a great variety of vegetation and some endemic birds as hummingbirds. Upon our arrival to Marampata (2900 mts/9514.4 ft) our energetic and luscious lunch is ready for us with impressive views of the lower ruins; after lunch, we will follow a gently but steady stroll for another 3 hours until reaching our luxury Choquequirao campsite (2900 mts/9514.4 ft) which is very close to the archaeological site. If you arrive earlier then it is possible to visit a portion of the site or have a well-deserved rest if you prefer.
In the afternoon, it is time to enjoy another one of a kind experience, having a 30-40 mins yoga session lead by our expert therapists shrouded on the mystery of the stunning mountains. Then and for a second time, our hot shower and massage tent will be at your disposal, when it is time for our dinner you can share your fantastic photos with your guide and then relish on your cozy bedroom tent for a restful and soundly sleep.
● Wake-up time: 04:00 am
● Trek starting time: 05:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Rosalina – 1490 masl/ 4888.5 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Choquequirao campsite – 2900 masl/ 9514.4 ft.
● Distance covered: 11 kms/6.8 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Very Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

DAY 3
CHOQUEQUIRAO CAMPSITE – CHOQUEQUIRAO – PACCHAYOC– CHOQUEQUIRAO CAMPSITE (B, L, D)

● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Choquequirao campsite – 2900 masl/ 9514.4 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Choquequirao archaeological site – 3100 masl/ 10170.6 ft.
● Distance covered touring: 5 kms/3.1 mls (5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
Today is the most rewarding day as you will have all the day to visit Choquequirao site, it will be exclusively to explore its amazing sectors. After our breakfast we will continue on an easy 1 hour hike to reach the archaeological site, as we approach Choquequirao (3100 mts/10170.6 ft) which means “Golden Cradle”, we will have an excellent view behind; it is even possible to see the site at a certain distance encircled by grandiose mountains and the river valley below.
Upon our arrival, our well-informed guide will explain us about the history and new researches of this amazing citadel that went unnoticed until Hiram Bingham detailed described the site in 1909, the site is considered to be bigger than Machu Picchu although most of it is still hidden in the forest (it is estimated that only 30% has been put to light). Accompanied by your guide you will visit the different sectors which includes picturesque terraces, sacred temples, astronomical observatories, hydraulic channels and much more. After touring the site, we will head back to campsite to have our delightful lunch and share your impressions with our guide.
Then, it is time to visit another important sector named Pacchayoc where we will visit an enchanting waterfall and terraces, after a short 30 mins hike we will reach it and have a full explanation of our guide complemented with dazzling photos. After enjoying the site, we will return to our campsite. As customary we will relish with our hot shower and well-deserved massage session before our gourmet dinner featuring refreshing beverages and with privileged views of the complex.

DAY 4
CHOQUEQUIRAO CAMPSITE – MARAMPATA - CHIQUISKA (B, L, D)

Another amazing day begins with a nourishing and very early breakfast with privileged views of the sunrise over our campsite and having our last glimpse of Choquequirao site.
Once we are ready, we will begin the return trek through the same already explored path; hiking for 2 hours until Marampata (2900 mts/9514.4 ft) and another 2 hours until Santa Rosa (2200 mts/7217.8 ft) to have a short break. The descent will be much easier and we will have the opportunity to recognize in detail the endemic birds and flora characteristic of the area, also, you will be able to take more photos of Apurimac canyon and surroundings.
Continuing our 2 hours descent towards Playa Rosalina (1490 mts/4888.5 ft) where we will have our well-organized staff waiting with our gourmet lunch with nice views of the Apurimac river so please make sure to apply your mosquito repellant regularly.
After our delicious lunch and recovering our strength we will follow a 2.5 hours ascent towards our next campsite which will require our last effort for today. Upon our arrival to our luxury campsite, Chiquiska (1890 mts/6200.8 ft) we will have amazing views of the canyon and then receive our outstanding services such as hot shower, massage sessions and already known sumptuous dinner before having our well-earned sleep.
● Wake-up time: 04:00 am
● Trek starting time: 05:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Rosalina – 1490 masl/ 4888.5 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Choquequirao campsite – 2900 masl/ 9514.4 ft.
● Distance covered: 11 kms/6.8 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Very Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

DAY 5
CHIQUISKA – CAPULIYOC - CUSCO (B, L)

● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 19:00 pm
● Mínimum altitude: Chiquiska campsite – 1890 masl/ 6200.8 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Capuliyoc – 2956 masl/ 9698.2 ft.
● Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks and lunch.
Today we will arise early with a magical sunrise over the canyon and have our energizing breakfast to continue the last day of our escapade. We will continue our climb uphill towards our starting trekking point for about 6 hours, during the ascent we will have tremendous views of snowcapped peak Padreyoc and our last glimpse of Apurimac canyon.
As we ascend, we will notice the change in vegetation and altitude, once we reach Capuliyoc (2956 mts/9698.2 ft) our tasteful lunch is ready for us. Being this the last time with all of our crew, we suggest to share a final toast with them, for bringing all of the outstanding quality service throughout this exciting experience. Cheers! or, as we say here Salud!
Following our lunch and nostalgic farewell, we will be transferred in our private transportation back to Cusco. Along the 5 hours ride you will share your experiences and impressions with your guide. Finally, and after this enlightening adventure, you will arrive to your Cusco hotel by 19:00 pm.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

SUGGESTIONS

RESTRICTIONS

BEST MONTHS TO TRAVEL

Best time to visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

TOUR PRICES

Price Per PersonFor 1 personFor 2 peopleFor 3 peopleFor 4 people
At Luxury Class$7.326$4.008$2.974$2.568
At Premium Class $7.162$3.899$2.880$2.482
At Superior Class$6.797$3.723$2.763$2.377

GRADES OF EXCLUSIVITY

  • Categories

    Deluxe

    Superior

    Premium

    Luxury

  • Gourmet Meals

  • Train Class

    Vistadome

    Vistadome

    Vistadome

    Hiram Bingham

  • Camping Cot

  • Flat Camping Cot

  • Air Beds

  • Massages

  • 1 Yogga Session

  • Private Service

  • Limited Alcoholic Beverages

b

MORE PERU TRAVEL IDEAS

Get inspired for your next holiday

WHAT OUR TRAVELLERS SAY
  • World Class Luxury Salkantay Trek

    Canada

    With my wife, we did the Salkantay Trek with the luxury standard of View Peru. It was a fantastic experience! Everything that was offered on the program was delivered, with a smile on the face ...

    Dennis Foyth
    World Class Luxury Salkantay Trek
  • Lares 4 day Glamping Trek

    UK

    The View Peru signature Lares Trek tour was beyond expectations and it left us content and happy. We chose the Lares Trek because we booked our Peru trip rather late for the Inca Trek (must ...

    Louise Dyer
    Lares 4 day Glamping Trek
  • Nothing but AMAZING!

    USA

    I’ve travelled the world and have used numerous tour companies for private tours. View Peru is among the best! Working closely together with Milton, one of their trip planners, I knew I was in for ...

    John Greyson
    Nothing but AMAZING!

OUR PERU TRAVEL BLOG

by View Peru & Signatures