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CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS
Day 1 Cusco- Cachora – Chiccisqa - Santa Rosa On the first day of the Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trek,depart Cusco at 5:30am in a private car for a 4 hour drive to the charming village of Cachora, situated on the edge of the Apurimac canyon and surrounded by impressive snowcapped peaks. We will stop in Cachora to purchase any last minute supplies before continuing by car to just before Capuliyoc (2915 metres/ 9561 feet) from where we have our first beautiful views of the Apurimac valley stretching below as well as the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. We will meet our arrieros (muleteers) here and walk for a further 15 minutes to have our boxed lunch here at the Capuliyoc mirador. From here, we descend steeply into the Apurimac Canyon, taking in the spectacular views as we descend for 3.5 to 4 hours to Chiccisqa (1836m / 6023ft), with breathtaking drops to our side. 1 hour after Chiccisqa we arrive at the roaring Apurimac River (1550 metres/ 5084 feet). Day 2 Santa Rosa – Choquequirao Ruins Departing early again today to get the best out of the day (around 6am) we continue upwards onto Maranpata where we will have a break. The climb from the Santa Rosa to Maranpata (3110 metres/ 10120 feet) takes about 3 hours and is a tough uphill stretch. A little further on from our break site we will get our first view of the ruins of Choquequirao! From here we have 2 more hours hiking to the ruins. After the rigors of the past two days, this is a gentle undulating hike. We take our lunch at the Choquequirao campsite (3110 metres/ 10120 feet) nearest to the ruins, before we head to the Choquequirao ruins for the afternoon. Spending the afternoon exploring the ruins, we will watch the sunset and keep our fingers crossed for the chance to see condors. Day 03: Choquequirao ruins - Santa Rosa We have a chance to more fully explore the ruins and have a little rest in the morning. In the afternoon we return along the edge of the Apurimac canyon, descending to our tropical campsite at Santa Rosa. (5 hours hiking) Accommodation: Camping at Santa Rosa (2095m / 6873ft) Depending on the progress of the group, the guide may elect to camp at Chiccisqa (1836m / 6023ft). Day 04: Santa Rosa - Cachora - Cusco Early in the morning, in order to escape the heat of the canyon of the Apurimac, we descend to the raging river, and then begin an arduous climb that is rewarded with spectacular views. We climb for about four hours, and have lunch in Capuliyoc (2915 metres/ 9561 feet). The final two hours of our hike into the village of Cachora refreshingly flat through pretty farming countryside. Our private car will be waiting to take us back to Cusco (4 hours drive). We will arrive in Cusco between 7and 8pm.
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MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS HUCHUY QOSQO 3 DAYS SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS INCA JUNGLE 4 DAYS CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS LARES TREK 4 DAYS AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS CUSCO 5 DAYS CUSCO 4 DAYS CUSCO CITY TOUR SACRED VALLEY MORAY MARAS SALT MINES RIVER RAFTING RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HUCHUY QOSQO 4 DAYS ARCHEOLOGICAL AREA OF PUMAMARCA CHINCHERO – MARAS MORAY - SALINERAS ÑAUPA CHURCH – PACHAR AND OLLANTAYTAMBO ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF PEROLNIYOC & THE WATERFALL OLLANTAYTAMBO- CACHICATA PICHINGOTO PUMAWANCA OLLANTAYTAMBO AND OLLANTAYTAMBO VILLAGE PICHINGOTO RIDE - SALT MINES AND MARAS MORAY HORSEBACK RIDING SOUTH VALLEY PISAC AND PISAC MARKET THE VALLEY VIA FERRATA AND ZIP LINE VIA FERRATA ZIP LINE AREQUIPA CITY TOUR COLCA CANYON COLCA CANYON TREK 2 DAYS UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS FULL DAY UROS AMANTANI TAQUILE ISLANDS SILLUSTANI UROS ISLAND PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE ICA-SANDBOARDING ICA PARACAS NAZCA 2 DAYS CITY NIGHT SACRED CITADEL OF PACHACAMAC CITY LIMA AND PACHACAMAC LIMA CITY TOUR