Pick up from your hotel is at 5:00 am. You’ll go on a 5-hour drive in our private transportation until we reach the first stop of the famous and impressive stone of Saywite. This stone is a remnant of an Inca blueprint of an unknown location. We will have a brief stop here so you can have breakfast and take pictures. We’ll continue our ride until we reach Cachora**. We make a brief stop in this village to pick up our horsemen for the tour and then set off towards Capuliyoc. Here you’ll have lunch and commence your downhill hike until you reach Chiquisca campsite where you will sleep overnight.
**Cachora village is the first town and point of entry to Choquequirao with a population of approximately 5,000 people. Tour Leaders Peru Adventure works with this population by giving employment to people of this village and involving them in the tourism sector. People from Cachora hold jobs such as horsemen, assistant chefs, horse rental, and much more. In this manner, we support our local economy and social work.
We will wake you up nicely with hot coca tea before you begin your steep uphill hike. This is the steepest hike and also the toughest day of the 5-day trip. Halfway through the trek, you’ll have a brief rest and snack stop. You’ll resume your hike until you reach the small community of Marampata where you’ll enjoy lunch. After 3 more hours of walking, you’ll reach Choquequirao. You will have dinner and enjoy a good night’s rest.
On this day you will have the opportunity to visit the entire archaeological citadel of Choquequirao. After an early breakfast, you will head towards Choquequirao and begin your guided tour. Your tour leader will explore with you and guide you to the most recent excavations and findings in the last years. After your lunch, you’ll have the chance to see Peruvian Condors flying amongst the mountains. You’ll return back to your campsite where you’ll have dinner and enjoy a good night’s rest.
Hiking Details: Explore Choquequirao full-day tour
After breakfast, you will head back the same route you took to arrive in Choquequirao. Your tour leader will organize your lunch stop. You’ll continue hiking downhill until you reach the Apurimac River and appreciate views of the Apurimac canyon. Afterward, you’ll continue walking uphill until you reach the campsite of Chiquisca. You will have dinner and sleep here overnight.
On this last day, you’ll begin your trek very early to avoid the hot weather. You’ll reach the Capuliyoc viewpoint where you will have lunch and end your hike. Transportation will be waiting for you here to take you back to Cusco. You will be dropped off at your respective hotels.
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