Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

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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 its way between the most incredible Inca 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 to 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

  • 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.)
  • Private van, hiking, train.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 8
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (7 nts).

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Day 1Cusco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cusco/Ollantaytambo(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 for lunch. Shopping opportunities at a local market.

Day 3Ollantaytambo/Chiquisca(1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Cachora and embark on the trek to the fortress of Choquequirao, supported by expert guides and cooks.

Day 4Chiquisca/Choquequirao(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek to the ruins of Choquequirao, learn about the ancient history of the site and enjoy the view from atop the mountain.

Day 5Choquequirao/Pinchiunuyocc(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore the ruins of Choquequirao, comparable only to Machu Picchu in its beauty, grandeur and architectural accomplishment.

Day 6Pinchiunuyocc/Maizal campsite(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue trekking past Choquequirao with the team of guides, herdsman, and cooks through the Andes following Inca pathways. End the trek at Santa Teresa.

Day 7Maizal campsite/Yanama(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue trekking, ending the day in Yanama.

Day 8Yanama/Totora(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek from Yanama to Totora.

Day 9Totora/Ichupata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek from Totora to Ichupata.

Day 10Ichupata/Aguas Calientes(1B, 1L)

Arrive at Santa Teresa. Transfer by train to Aguas Calientes for the night.

Day 11Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 12Cusco(1B)

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