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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.

Trip Description
Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking
Travel Theme
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 4,999 Great 1,614 Average 2 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking



Everything went smoothly June 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great adventure!

Operator G Adventures



I had a brilliant time and it was exactly what I was after! January 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Incredible tour, super hard but worth it! Amazing camping spots, views and an amazing experience

Operator G Adventures



G Adventures provided a well organised, safe trekking experience May 2015

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
An amazing immersive experience, I will never forget it

Operator G Adventures



The best tour ever, we did Peru on shoestring and it was amazing! January 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our guide Deybi was awesome and really knowledgeable, you could tell he was passionate in his job and other people. We loved every minute and I have been telling everyone to use G,was really well organised too. Now my best friend is going to Peru with G To do the same thing as us. Thank you for a really amazing experience smile emoticon x
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Operator G Adventures



Best trip! January 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was the best trip of my life so far. I don't think I could off the top of my head find a negative about the tour. The only thing was it didn't rain in the rainforest, I was looking forward to a amazonian downpour but I guess 35 degrees and glorious sunshine would have to do :-P
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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/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 (5.00 hour(s))

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 (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

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,559

Price Per Day:

$ 130 per day
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Aug-19-2018Aug-30-2018$ 1,949Yes9 spots left Reserve
Sep-16-2018Sep-27-2018$ 1,559Yes10 spots left Reserve
Oct-14-2018Oct-25-2018$ 1,754YesSold Out Reserve
Nov-11-2018Nov-22-2018$ 1,657Yes15 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$ 1,949Yes14 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$ 1,949Yes14 spots left Reserve
Aug-18-2019Aug-29-2019$ 1,949Yes16 spots left Reserve
Sep-15-2019Sep-26-2019$ 1,949Yes13 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 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
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.
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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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