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Choquequirao Trek

Choquequirao Trek
Starting at $399

Group Service
Private Service
4 Days / 3 Nights
Prices are per person in USD, all taxes and fees included.
Ask for our special group rates when booking together with 3 or more people.
4 Days
Group Size
Min 2 - Max 10.
Locations Visited
Apurimar Canyon
Santa Rosa
La Colmena
Hotel/Hostel Pick Up
Guided Tour
Meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunch, 4 dinners)
First Aid - Oxygen
Tents & Equipment
Guide, Cook, Group Porters - Horses
Not Included
Sleeping Bag (Rent one for $35 each)
Trekking Poles (Rent a pair for $20 each)
Private Porter ($99, up to 25 kilos)
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Mote Testimonial
"Karikuy were a
tremendous choice"
by Kevin Fitzpatrick on March 4th, 2012

My son and I recently had a very memorable trip to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu arranged through Karikuy. It's a leap of faith to book online however the team at Karikuy were a tremendous choice. They are highly organized, punctual and professional. I would not have the slightest hesitation in booking future trips with this team.
This trek is rated as being difficult, in comparison to the Inca trail being rated as a moderate trek. Please be sure you are physically fit and able to complete this tour as no refunds will be given if you are unable to complete the circuit. Please contact us via the form below or via email for availability.
To proceed to booking please complete and submit the details of your trip on the form found to the left. Not only will we confirm availability with you but we also answer any questions you may have. You can customize your trip based on your needs so please feel free to ask us about hotel upgrades, domestic flights and extra activities.
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Following Checkout we will send you a separate PDF invoice detailing all your paid services. You will also receive important information regarding your specific tour and a copy of our Karikuy Peru Travel Guide (PDF). We thank you in advance for doing business with Karikuy, only with your participation do you help us achieve our goals as an organization.

As a customer you have our one of a kind customer support at your disposal should you have any further questions about our services you can contact us at any time and always expect a quick response.
Day 1
You are picked up from your hotel at 6am, leaving Cusco you drive to Cachora, 3 hours away. The group then has around half an hour to prepare for the beginning of the trek. The first day has you hiking through small villages and farms in which you can observe Andean life as you get closer to amazing views of the Apus or mountains such as Padrayoc ( a.s.l) en route to your campground. You will pass the small communities of La Colmena and Capuliyoc as you reach a lookout that gives you incredible views of the Apurimac River Canyon.

You then half lunch and afterwards begin to descend through a horseshoe trail towards Chiquisca where you will be able to appreciate the diverse flora. You continue hiking for an hour until reaching the Rosalina Beach on the banks of the Apurimac River where we will establish our campground at approximately 4:30 pm. at 5 pm tea will be served followed by a delicious dinner at 7 pm. You have the evening to explore your surroundings or sit back and relax.
Day 2
You are woken up and 6 am and will have half an hour to get your things together, breakfast is served at 6:30 am. From this point we will begin the ascent towards the sacred city of Choquequirao amidst interesting flora and incredible views. We will pass Sugar Cane distilleries where we will get to sample the famous Guarapo de Caña on our way to the area where will se set up camp for lunch.

We camp at a beautiful location looking out at the sacred mountains of the region and then continuing our ascent through agricultural camps and farmland. We arrive Raqaypata Camp (a.s.l) at 3:30 pm, this camp is 20 minutes from the Inca City of Choquequirao and it is possible to explore and take some photos of the nearby ruins with your guide in toe. at 5 pm there will be tea time, it is also common at this time to observe condors in the area. Dinner is then served at 7pm.
Day 3
You are woken up and 6 am and will have half an hour to get your things together, breakfast is served at 6:30 am. At 7 pm you begin your guided tour of Choquequirao, visiting the site thoroughly before departing to make your way back to Cusco.

On the route back to your campground you will enjoy a lunch at the community of Santa Rosa where if conditions permit you will hike to a nearby lookout where you can take pictures of the incredible scenery. You reach your campground at 4 pm followed by a tea time and Dinner at 7pm.
Day 4
You are woken up and 5 am and will have half an hour to get your things together, breakfast is served at 5:30 am. At 6 pm we depart the campground and continue to ascend towards the pass at Capuliyoc. We will again pass Apurimac Canyon on our way to Cachora where you will have your final lunch.

After a short break you will then board our transportation awaiting us to return back to Cusco. From Cachora to Cusco takes approximately 4 hours, you will then be transferred to your hotel.
2 + 2 = (?)
Our reservations department responds within 24 hours. Further information will be requested for final booking. The Choquequirao Trek can be added to any of our pre-existing tours or tour packages. Please let us know should you need domestic airfare, transfers or hotel bookings during your trip, we're glad to help.
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