|DEPARTURE TIME||Pick up from your hotel at 6.00 – 7:00 am|
Transport from Cusco to the starting point of the tour and return
Entrance ticket to Choquequirao
Camping equipment: tents (max 4 per tent), mattress, dining and cooking tent, table and chairs
Horseman and mules for the equipment (max 5 kg per person)
Professional bilingual tour guide
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners
First aid kit
Breakfast on Day 1. Lunch, afternoon snack and dinner on Day 4.
Tips for the porters and the guide
Day 1: Cusco – Cachora – Santa Rosa
Then we will continue the journey by bus around 30 minutes more – almost to the pass of Capuliyoc (2800 m./ 9186 feet), where we will start the trekking. First 3-4 hours of the trek you will walk all the time downhill, till the place called Playa Rosalina (1550 m./5085 feet). This is the lowest point of the trip, where we will cross the Apurimac River. From this moment on and during the next around 2-2,5 hours, we will hike up the hill until the camping place called Santa Rosa (2200 m./7215 feet). Here you will spend the first night. After eating delicious dinner you will have free time to rest, relax and enjoy the wildness of the nature, beautiful scenery around and the sunset.
Hiking time: approximately 5-6 hours.
Day 2: Santa Rosa - Choquequirao
Around 1 hour before reaching the Incas ruins, there will appear huge terraces, once built to provide food for the local inhabitants. It will be the first close contact with Choquequirao which will be accompanied to you almost all time before reaching the archaeological complex. The terraces are situated on a slope of the hill, what makes them very impressive. Everyone passing here wonders how it was possible to build them in this place.
A little bit below Choquequirao ruins (around 30 minutes by walk) is the camping place where we will stay for the night. You will have time to relax in the breathtaking scenery, to take pictures and to relocate in Inca times, feeling the atmosphere of that period.
During this day you will have opportunity to enjoy great landscapes and the view of some valleys, among others snowy peaks of Soray (5428 m./17808 feet), of the Tuncarway (5910 m./19389 feet) and what is the most important the view for the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033 m./9951 feet). You will also find a wide variety of flowers like bromeliads, orchids and stands of bamboo.
Hiking time: approximately 6-7 hours
Day 3: Choquequirao – Playa Rosalina
After the visit in Choquequirao we will start our way back down the same way we came, towards Playa Rosalina and the Apurimac River. From Maranpata to Playa Rosalina, we will descend down all the time. This part is not difficult, but due to the fact that you will walk down some hours, it can be quite a big effort for the body, especially for the knees. In Playa Rosalina we will set a camp, where you will spend the last night of the tour.
Hiking time: approximately 7-8 hours.
DAY 4: Playa Rosalina - Cachora - Cusco
Hiking time: approximately 6 hours
DISCOUNTS AND REQUIREMENTS
There is a discount of USD $ 20 for college students with the ISIC card. To get the discount we need to receive the scan of ISIC card on email, during booking process and you have to bring the original, valid ISIC card with you for the trip. Without valid ISIC card, which you will have to show in the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, you will not get permission to entrance for this archaeological complex and you will lose the possibility to explore the ruins.
There is also a discount of USD $ 20 for Peruvians and another $ 10 for Peruvian university students. Peruvian citizens have to indicate DNI number in the booking form and have to bring valid DNI for the tour. Peruvian students have to send scan of student card during booking process and bring valid document with them for the tour. In both above mentioned situation, if they do not show the valid DNI and student card in the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, will not get permission to entrance for this archaeological complex and will lose the possibility to explore the ruins.
Please read our terms and conditions of service.
VACCINATIONS & INSURANCE
We recommend that you consult your doctor in advance of your departure to ensure you have all the recommended vaccinations. We also recommend purchasing travel insurance for any emergency. Before buying the insurance always check the regulations of the insurance company, especially if trekking in the high mountains or other adventures are not excluded.
Upon completion of the booking, we take care of the tickets to Machupicchu, Huaynapicchu (or alternating mountain).
RATES, RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT
The prices of our tour may vary during low season (December to March) and during high season (April-November) when the rates can increase.
To make the final reservation of tour first we have to confirm the availability of the tour for a specific date, we need to receive an advance payment (50%) or full payment according to current prices and also we need to have your full details (no errors) because such information are necessary to book the entrance tickets on your behalf, and the exact beginning date of the tour. All the details you need to provide on our BOOKING FORM. Please remember to be in Cusco at least one day before the deadline.
After receiving booking form we will send every person details about payment (Western Union or pay pal request). It is possible to pay for the tour full amount in advance or 50% of the costs. If there is a group it is possibly to do a payment separately or together. You can view on the page of PAYMENT.