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CHOQUEQUIRAO

ADVENTURE TOURS | TREKKING TOURS

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ITINERARY

Days: 5
Location: Cusco – Peru
Activities: Trek and visit to the citadel of Choquequirao
Activity Level: High
Season: From March to December

Choquequirao
Continuous declines and raises by the slopes of one of the deepest canyons in the world will lead us to the recently rescued citadel of Choquequirao, considered one of the last Incas refuges, whose structural and architectural quality is very similar to that of Machu Picchu. During the 60 km. trek we pass through different landscapes, from a snowy landscape to the rain forests, getting to experience a wide variety of flora and fauna. This route is considered one of the most demanding and rewarding of the Peruvian Andes.
Day 1: Cusco to Chiquisca
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Today we drive for 4 hours to the south of Cusco, to a village called Cachora, depart point of our route. We start our adventure walking in front of the Nevado Padreyoc (5482mt.) and then climb up to Capuliyoc (2900 m). From here we will have a privileged view of the Apurimac valley and in the distance we will be able to spot for the first time, the Inca citadel of Choquequirao. Then we descend 900 meters approx., down a steep path to Chiquisqa (1930 masl), where we camp and spend the night.
Day 2: Chiquisca to Maranpata
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Today we continue our descend down the slopes of the Apurimac Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, to reach Rosalina Beach (1550mt), we cross a bridge over the river bearing the same name, to ascend 1500 m to the hamlet of Maranpata, where we camp. At the middle of the rise, we stop for lunch in Santa Rosa. Here, those who wish can try a sugar cane extract locally known as “Cambrai”.Day 3: Marampata to ChoquequiraoUnlike the first and second day, today the route is easy and short. We continue for only two hours to Choquequirao and have the day to explore this incredible archaeological complex of ??1810 hectares, of which only 30% have been rescued. Together with our guide, we walk through large stone enclosures and numerous terraces, learning more about this amazing cultural, religious and agricultural centre. Then we continue to our camp, located nearby the ruins, where we enjoy a delicious happy hour and finally a well deserved dinner under the stars.Day 4: Choquequirao to Huanipaca:Today we walk for 8 hours until the end point of the route. First go down a valley that takes us back to a zigzag path through the walls of the Apurimac Canyon and then start a climb to the quiet little town of Huanipaca, where we camp for the last time.Day 5: Huanipaca to Cusco

After a delicious breakfast, we will return to the city of Cusco, where we arrive just in time for lunch.

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