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Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking tour
Aguas Calientes Cusco Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking Trip

Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
12 days
From: $ 1,559 $ 130 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Trek the strikingly beautiful andes
  • Explore the fortress of choquequirao
  • Discover the spectacular inca ruins of machu picchu

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cusco
End City Cusco

Travel Theme

High Adventure

Destinations

Peru

Age Requirement

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.

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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
  • Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
  • Lamay Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • 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

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Itinerary

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 traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them. Continue on to watch a pottery making demonstration in another small village. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit Cuyo Chico Pottery Making Demonstration Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Transport: Private Vehicle (1.75 hour(s), 94km) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 95km)

Day 3 Cusco/Choquequirao Trek (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 Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Choquequirao Trek (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 Trek (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 Choquequirao Trek (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 Choquequirao Trek (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 Choquequirao Trek (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 Choquequirao Trek (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 Choquequirao Trek (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 Machu Picchu/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 (2.00-3.00 hours, 118km) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 95km)

Day 12 Cusco (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

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

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First time I've ever done anything like this and it was truly an amazing experience! Planning my next one now! :D

awesome experience that includes fantastic sights and excellent food

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awesome experience that includes fantastic sights and excellent food.

From the parts of the tour I got to do and from the discussions had with my group members who did the full tour, I know enough that I intend to attempt this trek again in the future (and hopefully not get sick again)

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From the parts of the tour I got to do and from the discussions had with my group members who did the full tour, I know enough that I intend to attempt this trek again in the future (and hopefully not get sick again)!
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Amazing people, amazing places, can't wait to do it again

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Amazing people, amazing places, can't wait to do it again!

For a city girl, the hiking and camping was an experience to remember

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For a city girl, the hiking and camping was an experience to remember. I learned about a new culture and met new friends along the way. This is an experience to remember, and I'm so glad to be able to share it with my Gadventure friends, who all understand what the trek was like. It was tough, but worth it for everything that we saw and the friendships made.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private 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.

Accomodations

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.

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.

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.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners

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