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  • Trek the strikingly beautiful andes
  • Explore choquequirao away from the crowds
  • Discover the spectacular inca fortress of machu picchu

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.

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Trip Description
Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
4.8 out of 5 | Excellent



43,043 Reviews

Excellent 32,759 Great 10,274 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4

Rating Details

4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking
100% Recommend

A great once in a lifetime experience

4.0 out of 5 | Great
December 2016
G Adventures
Recommend: Yes
A great once in a lifetime experience. I felt well looked after. The guide was an awesome guy to be with very knowledgeable, considerate and friendly.
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

First time I've ever done anything like this and it was truly an amazing experience

5.0 out of 5 | Excellent
September 2016
G Adventures
Recommend: Yes
First time I've ever done anything like this and it was truly an amazing experience! Planning my next one now! :D
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Day 1 Cusco

Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative

Day 2 Cusco (1B, 1L)

Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about the traditional weaving and dyeing practiced here. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs right from the source. Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only) and a small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Here, have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch, the proceeds from which go directly back to the remote community. Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go on a guided tour of the large ruin site just adjacent to the town. Ollayntaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu. Head back to Cusco to spend the night. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit Pisac Ruins Guided Tour Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))

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

Even though the lost city of Choquequirao was discovered hundreds of years ago, it still feels as though you may be the first to discover it. The trek to this remote Incan city although challenging, is well worth the effort. Winding trails take you through the Apurimac River canyon with views of the snow-capped Salkantay mountains making a breathtaking backdrop. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

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

Continue trekking through the Apurimac River canyon on the way to Marampata. Keep your eyes open for condors as you make your way up into the cloud forest to Choquequirao, where you'll camp for the night. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 2

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

Explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, comparable only to Machu Picchu in its beauty, grandeur and architectural accomplishment. Included Activities: Choquequirao Guided Tour Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 3

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

Pass through local communities and stunning Andean vistas. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by the cooks along the way and after settling into camp, stretch out under the stars. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 4

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

Continue upwards through the jungle towards the ancient Victoria Mines and visit the Coryhuayrachina ruins along the way. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 5

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

Before descending to Totora, enjoy the snow-capped mountains that surround the area. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 6

Day 9 Totora/La Playa (1B, 1L, 1D)

Trekking into the valley the temperature will be noticeably warmer, enjoy the variety of flora and fauna. Pass by lush groves of tropical fruit, cocoa, and coffee. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 7

Day 10 La Playa /Aguas Calientes (1B, 1L)

Head out on the last portion of the hike to Hidroelectrica train station and transfer by train to Aguas Calientes for the night. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 8 Transport: Local train (11km)

Day 11 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)

Rise early to take advantage of viewing Machu Picchu in the early morning light. This is the best time to view the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Join the local guide for a detailed interpretation of the site and Inca history without the pressure of other tour groups that arrive at midday. Later in the afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo and transfer by van to Cusco, arriving in the evening. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)

Day 12 Cusco (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,424

Price Per Day:

$ 119 per person
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Dec-15-2017Dec-26-2017$ 1,899YesSold Out Reserve
Jan-14-2018Jan-25-2018$ 1,949Yes15 spots left Reserve
Feb-18-2018Mar-01-2018$ 1,949Yes13 spots left Reserve
Mar-18-2018Mar-29-2018$ 1,949Yes15 spots left Reserve
Apr-15-2018Apr-26-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
May-20-2018May-31-2018$ 1,949Yes14 spots left Reserve
Jun-17-2018Jun-28-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jul-15-2018Jul-26-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Aug-19-2018Aug-30-2018$ 1,949Yes15 spots left Reserve
Sep-16-2018Sep-27-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Oct-14-2018Oct-25-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-11-2018Nov-22-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-15-2018Dec-26-2018$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jan-13-2019Jan-24-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Feb-17-2019Feb-28-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Mar-17-2019Mar-28-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Apr-14-2019Apr-25-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
May-19-2019May-30-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jun-16-2019Jun-27-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jul-14-2019Jul-25-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Aug-18-2019Aug-29-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Sep-15-2019Sep-26-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Oct-13-2019Oct-24-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-10-2019Nov-21-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-14-2019Dec-25-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
  • Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
  • Lamay
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
  • Trek to Choquequirao ruins with local guide
  • cooks
  • and porters (8 days)
  • Guided tour of Choquequirao archaeological site
  • Aguas Calientes stay
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate van, hiking, train.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
Max 16, Avg 8

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels (4 nts), camping (7 nts).
Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
Start City
End City
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at:
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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