Montaña en Choquequirao y Machu Picchu
Rio en Trekking Choquequirao
Personas en camino Choquequirao
Ruinas en Choquequirao
Panorámica Machu Picchu

Choquequirao Trek & Machu Picchu (8 days)

Operative tour

Discover the two largest Inca archaeological sites in the region with this long, demanding hike.


Price

  • Program for type of accommodations in Aguas Calientes:
    • Without accommodations:
      • Local price: US$ 1,170 per person.
      • International visitor price: US$ 1,190 per person.
    • Hostel Eco Mapi with shared room:
      • Local price: US$ 1,180 per person.
      • International visitor price: US$ 1,200 per person.
    • Hostel Presidente or similar with private room:
      • Local price: from US$ 1,210 per person.
      • International visitor price: from US$ 1,230 per person.
    • Hotel Tierra Viva or similar with private room:
      • Local price: from US$ 1,248 per person.
      • International visitor price: from US$ 1,268 per person.

*Local price for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, and foreign residents of other nationalities in Peru.

*International visitor price for non-resident international visitors in Peru.

Discounts

  • Children from 3 to 7 years: US$ 57 on the local price and US$ 77 on the international visitor price.
  • Children from 8 to 10 years: US$ 40 on the local price and US$ 50 on the international visitor price.
  • Teenagers from 11 to 17 years: US$ 10 on the local price and US$ 20 on the international visitor price.
  • Students**: US$ 10 on the local price and US$ 20 on the international visitor price.

*To access to these discounts, write us at reservas@denomades.com.

**See requirements in FAQ’s.

Included

  • Pickup at the hotel in Cusco.
  • Drop off at downtown Cusco.
  • Transportation:
    • Shared one-way transportation from Cusco to Capuliyoc.
    • Shared one-way transportation by Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
    • Shared on-way transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Accommodations:
    • 1st night in Playa Rosalina campsite (shared double tent).
    • 2nd night in Choquequirao campsite (shared double tent).
    • 3rd night in Maizal campsite (shared double tent).
    • 4th night in Yanama campsite (shared double tent).
    • 5th night in Totora campsite (shared double tent).
    • 6th night in La Playa campsite (shared double tent).
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast (except the first and last day).
    • Lunch (except the last day).
    • Dinner (except the last two days).
  • Camping equipment:
    • Tent.
    • Sleeping pad.
  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu (archaeological site).
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Herder and mules (to carry the camping equipment and food).
  • Luggage carrying service for the 7 first days (up to 5 kg per person).
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).

Not included

  • 7th night of accommodations in Aguas Calientes, in case you choose the option without accommodations.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sleeping pad.
  • Trek poles.
  • Neither breakfast the first day nor lunch the last day.
  • Dinner the last two days.
  • Backpack.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entry to thermal baths.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Health-care coverage.

Optional services

  • Train upgrade to Vistadome: US$ 35 per person.
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain: US$ 20 per person.
  • Entry ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain: US$ 20 per person.
  • Bus from Aguas Calietnes to Machu Picchu (round trip): US$ 24 per person.

*It is not possible to climb up the two mountaints, Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu, in a single tour.

*Due to the pandemic, the optional mountains Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu are closed to the public until further notice. In case you include one of them in your booking and during the date of your trip still remains closed, we will make the corresponding refund.

How to book

  1. Choose the departure date in the calendar.
  2. Choose the number of people.
  3. Selecione como serviço opcional a montanha que deseje subir (Machu Picchu ou Huayna Picchu). Em caso que não deseje subir uma montanha, continue com o seguinte passo.
  4. Select the mountain that you want to trek up as an optional service (Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu). In case you don't want to trek up any mountain, just continue with the next step.
  5. Click in "Add to cart."
  6. Pay online the total price of the program.
  • Once payed, the booking is subjected to confirmation according to the availability. If you want to check the availability before paying, write us to reservas@denomades.com.

What to bring

  • A 40 to 60 liters backpack for all the circuit.
  • A 30 liters backpack to bring the things you will use during the trek.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants, or rain poncho.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Enough batteries (there is no place where to charge electronic devices in the road).
  • Flip-flops (for showers, rest and river crossing, if it were necessary).
  • Bathing suit.
  • Flashlight.
  • Towel.
  • Hat and gloves for the sun.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sun block.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Water bottle (Nalgene or similar).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal hygiene objects and toilet paper.
  • Ziploc bags or similar (to store the garbage).
  • Camera.
  • At least S/. 200 extra for expenses not included in the trek.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trek poles (recommended).

Itinerary

Beginning: Day 1 at 4:00 am at your hotel in Cusco.
End: Day 8 at 11:45 pm at your hotel in Cusco.

Day 1: Cusco - Playa Rosalina

  • We will pick you up in your hotel at 5:00 am to go to Cachora, where we will meet the herders.
  • The upwards trek will begin, going to the Capuliyoc Pass, where it will be possible to see condors and having a great view of the Apurímac River Canyon.
  • We will descend through the cactae woods to the Rosalina Beach, at the Apurímac River shore.
  • We will get installed in the beach's camping area for dinner and spending the night, at 1,550 m high.

Day 2: Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao

  • After breakfast, we will begin a 5 hours trek by a narrow track, surrounded by vegetation.
  • We will stop in Marampata for lunch.
  • The route continues by a couple of hours more before reaching Choquequirao, considered Machu Picchu sister city.
  • We will have spectacular views of the canyon, where also we will see condors flying over the Andes.
  • Dinner and rest in the camping area, at 3050 m high.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Choquequierao Pass – Rio Blanco – Maizal

  • Breakfast at 7:00 am.
  • Trek through the cloudy woods, valleys and mountains for reaching the Choquequirao Pass.
  • After a 5 hours walk, we will go on by Pinchinoyoc, at 2,750 m high.
  • From this place we will watch birds, flora and coca plantations.
  • The lunch will be near the Blanco River, where also we will stop to freshen up ourselves in its water.
  • Then, we will begin a 3 hours upwards trek to Maizal.
  • Dinner and rest in the camping area, at 3,000 m high.

Day 4: Maizal – Minas Victoria – Yanama

  • Early in the morning, we will traverse around the Corihuarachina Glacier.
  • From here we will begin an upward trek, passing by the Victoria mines towards the pass with the same name.
  • Almost in the top of this area, we will see original Inca trails.
  • The lunch will be at 4,200 m high, with a privileged view of the Choquetakarpo Mountain.
  • Then, we will descend towards the Yanama camping area, at 3,800 m high.
  • Dinner and rest in tent.

Día 5: Yanama – Tototora

  • We will wake up very early in the morning to organize our things and having breakfast.
  • With reloaded energy we will go towards the Yanama Pass, at 4,500 m above sea level.
  • From this place, we will be able to see the surrounding mountains: Saqsarayoc and Padreyoc.
  • Depending on the wheather, even we will be able to walk by the snow.
  • We will reach the Totora community, to have dinner and passing the night in the tent.

Day 6: Totora – La Playa

  • This day, the trekking will be of 7 hours, going 2,000 m down to the Totora river.
  • We will have the possibility to see birds like hummingbirds and woodpeckers, and orchids and begonias.
  • We will make a descent by the road to the Santa Teresa River, where there are bananas and coffee plantations.
  • We will be witnesses of the landscape change in relation to what we were seeing the previous days.
  • We will get to La Playa, where it will be possible to buy some snack and beverages.
  • Dinner and rest in the camping area, at 2,125 m high.

Day 7: La Playa – Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric Station – Aguas Calientes

  • After a good breakfast, we will continue our way until reaching Santa Teresa, crossing the Vilcanota River.
  • In this place we will board our transportation that will take us to Hydroelectric, from where we will have a different view of Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch and rest.
  • Then, we will walk for 3 hours Aguas Calientes.
  • We will have time to visit the thermal baths located in the town (not included).
  • We will spend the night in a local hostel.

Day 8: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

  • Breakfast in Aguas Calientes.
  • Then, we will take the bus to Machu Picchu.
  • In this place we will have a guided tour with explanations about the citadel.
  • Then, we will have some free time to traverse on our own and take photographs.
  • In the afternoon, we will go back to Aguas Calientes to take the train towards Ollantaytambo.
  • There, we will board our transportation to Cusco, ending the activity at 11:45 pm.

Time in the citadel

The time available for visiting Machu Picchu is three hours in total. This time must be administrated as follows: one hour of guided tour, and the rest for visiting the citadel freely or climbing one of the mountains: Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu.

Cancelation policy

  • The cancellation of this tour does not have a 100% reimbursement.
  • If you cancel with more than 6 days in advance, the amount refunded of the advance payed for the booking, will be only US$ 200 per person.
  • If you cancel with less than 6 days of anticipation, the advance payed to book will not be reimbursed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why there are prices for type of accommodations in Aguas Calientes?

    The idea is be able to offer an option according to what you want to pay by the tour, even giving you the possibility to choose the accommodations in Aguas Calientes on your own.

  • What are the differences between accommodations?

    * Mapi Hostel: triple or quadruple shared room, with shared bathroom. Includes box lunch for breakfast. * Presidente Hostel or similar: single or double private room, with private bathroom. Includes box lunch for breakfast. * Tierra Viva Hotel (3 stars) or similar: single or double private room, with private bathroom. Includes breakfast.

  • What document to I need to prove that I am a student?

    The students discount is valid as long as you are maximum 25 years old. The same way the discount is valid if, at the moment of booking, you send us a copy or picture of your university ID card. This card needs to have the following information: * Full name of the university. * Full name of the student. * Picture of the student. * Year on which it is valid (if you will viist Machu Picchu during 2020, the card must indicate 2020 on it). The following documents are not valid to prove you are a student: * Registration voucher. * Regular student certificate. * Transportation card for students. * ISIC card.

  • For the children discount, is it valid the age the children have at the moment of bokking or when we are going to do the tour?

    The discount for children applies according to the age they have at the moment of making the tour. Separate from that, you have to send us the travel document at the moment of booking.

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