Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

12 days,Cusco to Cusco

Trek the Andes, explore Choquequirao away from the crowds, discover the spectacular Inca fortress of Machu Picchu, witness the mountain beauty of the Andes.

The ultimate adventure for altitude junkies with a love of history, this challenging 12-day journey snakes between the most incredible Incan sites in Peru. Conquer a mind-blowing trek to the mountaintop fortress of Choquequirao – free of tourist throngs – before continuing onto Santa Teresa, the backdoor of Machu Picchu. With guided tours of the Sacred Valley, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu, you'll gain a greater appreciation of the Inca Empire. And because we operate our own treks in this region, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment.

What's Included

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket. Guided tour of Sacred Valley. 8-day trek to Choquequirao and Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu with local guide, cooks, and porters. Guided tour of Choquequirao archaeological site. Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 7 Dinners. (Allow USD100-150 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (7 nts).
  • Private van, hiking, train.
  • Local guide throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 8

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Day 1 Cusco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo/Cusco (1B, 1L)

Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project in a local community. Visit the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village. Shopping opportunities at a local market.

Days 3-5 Choquequirao (3B,3L,3D)

Transfer to Cachora and embark on the trek to the fortress of Choquequirao, supported by expert guides and cooks. Spend almost two days at the ruins with an expert local guide to learn about the rich history and ancient culture.

Days 6-10 Santa Teresa/Aguas Calientes (5B,5L,4D)

Continue trekking past Choquequirao with the team of guides, herdsman, and cooks through the Andes following Inca pathways, arriving to Santa Teresa on Day 10. Transfer by train to Aguas Calientes for the night.

Day 11 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)

Guided tour of Machu Picchu and optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 12 Cusco (1B)

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