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Caminata a Choquequirao

Choquequirao Tour 4 days 3 nights

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Caminata a Choquequirao
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Caminata a Choquequirao

Choquequirao Tour 4 days 3 nights

ACCOMMODATION
Carpas - Hotel
GROUP SIZE
10
MAX. ALTITUDE
3,050 m. / 10,009 ft.
LEVEL
Moderate
  • Capuliyoc
  • Chiquiska
  • Marampata
  • Choquequirao

EXPLORE THE CHOQUEQUIRAO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK. THIS ADVENTURE AWAITS!

If you are an adventure addict, nature lover, and passionate about overcoming challenges, this hike to Choquequirao is for you. Discover the second most important Inca city and experience a unique journey far from crowds. Feel the exclusivity of conquering one of the most complete treks filled with history, culture, traditions winding trails and gastronomy.


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Resumen

Highlights of the 4-Day Choquequirao Tour:

  • Explore this tough route through the impressive and rugged ApurímacCanyon: Choquequirao,the lost archaeological jewel of the Incas.
  • Admire spectacular and unparalleled views of the deep Apurímac Canyon, one of the most captivating natural landscapes of the Southern Andes, as you immerse yourself in a rough geography surrounded by towering mountains.
  • Discover why Lonely Planet and great explorers acclaim this hike as one of the Peruvian great wonders and adventures.
  • Connect with the magnificence of Inca engineering and architecture as you explore the vast sacred sites, agricultural terraces and buildings of the special Choquequirao citadel, majestically built into the Andean slopes.
  • Witness one of the highest expressions, “Llamas of the Sun,” carved into agricultural terraces, symbolizing the cosmic-mythical connection with their Andean deities.

CHOQUEQUIRAO 4D / 3N HIKE

This Choquequirao hike tour is the best option for all adventurers who want to explore Choquequirao and can’t extend the hiking time. The tour is designed to provide the best experience while trekking through a path full of flora and fauna to the archaeological complex.

During this incredible adventure, you will contemplate majestic glaciers and mountains from the famous Capuliyoc viewpoint and then feel you set foot in the past as you walk the Inca streets of the Choquequirao Archaeological Park. You will also spot the Andean Condor as you traverse different ecosystems exclusive to this trail. Furthermore, the journey concludes by eating a traditional dish known as Pachamanca, which is an ancient technique for cooking food underground.

Are you up to begin hiking one of the most challenging treks with Waman Adventures? Then, the Choquequirao 4D / 3N tour is for you.

Quick View at the Itinerary

  • Day 1: CUSCO | CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINAS – SANTA ROSA
    • Camping place: Chiquisca
  • Day 2: SANTA ROSA | MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA
    • Camping place: Marampata
  • Day 3: MARAMPATA | SANTA ROSA – PLAYA ROSALINAS – CHIQUISCA
    • Camping place: Chiquisca
  • Day 4: CHIQUISCA | CAPULIYOC – CACHORA – CUSCO

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Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO | CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINAS – SANTA ROSA

Highlight of the Day: Hike one of the most challenging trails of Cusco, Peru.

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Our tour to Choquequirao starts by picking you up from your hotel and then heading to Capuliyoc for 4 hours. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet the other part of the crew responsible for carrying our gear (mules and muleteers). After breakfast, our guide will provide the final instructions and recommendations before start hiking.

Once we start hiking, you’ll be amazed by the landscapes and beautiful views of the Apurímac Canyon as we walk down the trail to our first resting spot in Chiquisca, where we’ll enjoy a great lunch prepared by our local chefs. In the afternoon, we’ll go on to enjoy the fresh air and nature as we head to our camping place in Santa Rosa, ending our first day with a delicious dinner before sleeping in our comfortable tents.

  • Hiking distance: 15 km / 9.33 miles
  • Highest Altitude: 2,890 m / 9,480 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Overnight: Tents
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
DAY 2: SANTA ROSA | MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO – MARAMPATA

Highlight of the Day: Enjoy the sunrise at the Choquequirao Archaeological Park and uncover its secrets.

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After a hearty breakfast, we’ll start hiking early to take advantage of the fresh morning and avoid the heat during the ascent to the town of Marampata, a significant spot as it provides the first view of Choquequirao. Once in Marampata, we’ll take a brief break surrounded by imposing mountains and snow-capped peaks before continuing our hike to the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex.

Later, we’ll thoroughly explore the entire citadel of Choquequirao. We’ll visit its famous terraces known as “The Llamas of the Sun,” temples, squares, and water channel systems perfectly preserved until this day. Our expert guide will share fascinating stories and the history of the culture and significance of this marvelous place. You’ll also have time to explore more yourself and take the best photos.

At midday, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and impressive Inca constructions. In the afternoon, we’ll go back to our campsite in Marampata to spend a wonderful evening, enjoy a great dinner, and have a well-deserved rest.

  • Hiking distance: 10 km / 6.22 mi.
  • Highest Altitude: 3,050 m / 10,007 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Overnight: Tents.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
DAY 3: MARAMPATA | SANTA ROSA – PLAYA ROSALINAS - CHIQUISCA

Highlight of the Day: Learn the secret behind the Cambray, the “Liquid Diamond of the Incas.”

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Today, we’ll enjoy a spectacular sunrise while having our breakfast in Marampata before hiking back to the trailhead. During the trek, we’ll pass at Santa Rosa, but this time make a brief stop to delve into the village, learn about its culture, and discover the ancestral method of making Cambray, a sugar-cane liquor exclusive to this area.

We’ll then continue the descent to the bottom of the Apurímac River, where we’ll take a well-deserved and refreshing dip in its crystal-clear waters before starting the ascent to our campsite in Chiquisca. There, we’ll enjoy a great dinner, rest, and spend the night in our comfortable tents.

  • Hiking distance: 11 km / 6.81 miles
  • Highest Altitude: 3,050 m / 10,009 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Overnight: Campsite
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
DAY 4: CHIQUISCA – CAPULIYOC – CACHORA - CUSCO

Highlight of the Day: Enjoy Pachamanca, a traditional underground barbecue.

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Our last great day of the 4 days Choquequirao hike begins early with breakfast, followed by an ascent in the cool morning air, offering the last best views of the magnificent Apurímac Canyon. We will trek up to Capuliyoc, where a special celebration awaits us with our famous Pachamanca. This dish features potatoes, haba beans, maize and meat cooked underground with hot stones.

After enjoying this delicious traditional dish, we’ll bid farewell to our fantastic Waman Adventures trekking team and board private transport back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel, concluding this incredible tour.

  • Hiking distance: 8 km / 4.96 miles
  • Highest Altitude: 2,970 m / 9,744 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusions

4-Days, 3-Nights Choquequirao Tour Includes:

  • BRIEFING
    • Days before the tour, you’ll meet your guide at your hotel.
  • PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF
    • Professional tour guide.
    • Professional chef.
    • Assistant guide for larger groups than 9.
    • Muleteers & mules (they carry 7kg of your belongings).
  • EQUIPMENT
    • Comfortable 4-person tents for 2 people (Eureka or Doite).
    • Dining tent, table and chairs.
    • Inflatable sleeping mat.
  • EMERGENCY KIT
    • Oxygen bottles.
    • Medical kit or first aid kit.
  • PERMITS AND ENTRANCE FEES
    • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao.
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 3 nights in comfortable tents
  • FOOD AND DRINKS
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • 3 lunches.
    • 3 snacks.
    • 3 dinners.
    • Water along the way (except the first 4 hours of the hike).
  • TRANSPORTATION
    • Pickup from the hotel (private transport).
    • Return to your hotel (private transport).

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Trekking poles (can be rented from us)
  • Other equipment.
  • Breakfast on day 1, dinner on day 4.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.

Packing list

Packing List for the 4-Day, 3-Night Choquequirao Tour

The most proper list for the Choquequirao trek 4D/3N:

ESSENTIALS

  • Original and current passport.
  • Extra money.
  • Personal medication.
  • Refillable water bottle.
  • Water filter or purification tablets (essential for the Choquequirao tour).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toiletries.

CLOTHING

  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sandals.
  • Zip-off trekking pants.
  • Trekking socks.
  • Quick-dry shirts.
  • Windbreaker jacket.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Hats.
  • Buff.
  • Sunglasses.

EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us).
  • Trekking poles (can be rented from us).
  • Medium backpack (15-25 liters).

RECOMMENDED

  • Camera.
  • Power bank.
  • Snacks.
  • Towel.
  • Flashlight.
  • Binoculars.

 

Prices

CHOQUEQUIRAO HIKE 04 DAYS – GROUP SERVICE

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02 – 03 People US$ 529.00
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04 – 05 People US$ 509.00
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06 – 07 People US$ 499.00
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08 – 09 People US$ 489.00
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10 – + People US$ 449.00
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Extra Services

SERVICIO

PRECIO

Sleeping bag 04 seasons $30.00
Trekking pole – recommendable. $15.00
Single Supplement $70.00
Extra night in 3-star hotel $85.00

FAQS

What is the Choquequirao 4D / 3N tour?

The Choquequirao trek 4D/3N is one of the most famous hiking routes in the Cusco region, far from crowds comparing the Inca Trail, this alternative hike stands and captures many other explorers.

What can you expect from the tour?

Enjoy the trail, landscapes, and unique biodiversity of this trek. The tour offers a visit to the Choquequirao archaeological complex, ensuring an unforgettable experience in 4 days.

Is the Choquequirao 4 days hike difficult?

Trekking to Choquequirao for 4 days is tough and challenging, as each day involves long hikes compared to other versions of the Choquequirao trek, requiring good physical condition and stamina.

Should I train for the Choquequirao 4D / 3N tour?

Training is crucial for this tour, as it involves long sections with ascents and descents that will test your physical endurance. We recommend doing exercises focused on cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before hiking to Choquequirao?

We recommend at least 2 days of acclimatization before starting any hike at higher altitudes than 3500 m.s.n.m. Acclimatization ensures proper well-being and avoids altitude sickness. During this time, you can do small one-day tours in Cusco.

Is the Choquequirao 4D / 3N tour worth it?

Absolutely yes! The Choquequirao 4D / 3N tour offers the complete trekking experience in a minimal amount of time, allowing you to enjoy unique landscapes, biodiversity throughout the trail, challenges to overcome, and the reward of discovering Choquequirao.

What is the highest altitude on the Choquequirao hike?

The maximum altitude is 3,050 m (10,009 ft), which is reached on the third day during the exploration of the Choquequirao archaeological complex.

Where does this trek to Choquequirao start and end?

The tour begins and ends in Cusco; however, the hike starts and ends in Cachora.

Is it necessary to use trekking poles for the Choquequirao hike?

Yes, it is recomendable. Trekking poles can help reduce the difficulty by better distributing impacts and weight.

How and why should I book my Choquequirao 4 days tour?

Contact us! Booking with Waman Adventures is very simple. Just reach out to our specialists through the various platforms we offer. By booking with us, you ensure total control over the trip of a lifetime. We recommend booking 3 months in advance to receive prior advice, recommendations, and final steps for training.

Can I hike this route if I have an allergy?

Yes, but you must inform us about your condition when making your reservation, including the severity of your reaction and any medication you take in case of an emergency. If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or responsible person who is fully aware of your situation and ready with any necessary medication.

We cannot accept clients with life-threatening allergies.

What is the best season to do the Choquequirao hike?

The best season for Choquequirao is from May to September. During these months, the probability of rain is almost nil, so you can enjoy warm and clear skies.

Where can I leave my extra luggage before going to Choquequirao?

Hotels offer storage services while you are outside. If your hotel does not provide this service, you can leave your belongings in our offices.

Are there options for vegetarians or vegans on the Choquequirao 4D/3N tour?

Yes, absolutely! If you have dietary preferences or restrictions, inform us, and we can adapt the meals to meet your needs (at no additional cost). We work with professional chefs.

Are there other options to visit Choquequirao, Peru?

Waman Adventures offers the following alternatives:

Why Us?

WHY BOOK THE  CHOQUEQUIRAO 4-DAY WITH WAMAN ADVENTURES?

In Waman Adventures, we have extensive experience organizing trips. We are constantly working to improve our service and offer exceptional experiences to our customers. Our reputation is based on the full satisfaction of numerous travelers who trusted and enjoyed our services.

Our goal is to provide you with a journey without any worry, where your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. From the planning to the execution of the tour, we are committed making the Choquequirao trek unforgettable allowing you to enjoy the most of this unique adventure.

  • Professional and experienced team. – We want you to live an unforgettable experience. Each member of our team is highly trained to offer you a quality service at each stage of the 4 day Salkantay trek.
  • Eco-friendly treks. – We value both nature and the local communities we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and participate in social projects to ensure an eco-friendly trek.
  • Door-to-door service. – Our priority is to guarantee your comfort and safety at all times. Therefore, we offer you the transfer service from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, as well as the return to your hotel at the end of the trek without additional cost.
  • Culinary delights on the trek. – We nourish your body and soul. Our Andean chefs and cooks will prepare exquisite meals in the open air. They will delight you with authentic flavors while immersing yourself in the natural environment.
  • Best camping equipment. – Your comfort is essential. At our campsites, you will find spacious and comfortable tents from renowned brands such as Eureka and Doite. You will experience the rest and tranquility needed in the middle of nature when you stay in these tents.
  • Labor welfare. – We care deeply about our team’s well-being. We are proud to guarantee fair salaries and provide comprehensive insurance for our beloved tour guides, cooks, muleteers, and other essential staff members.
  • Personalized groups. – We choose quality over quantity. Our groups are small, ranging from 2 to 10 people, allowing for personalized attention and a welcoming atmosphere.

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