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Choquequirao trek 4 days

Illapa organizes the best tours to live a unique expedition with the most complete services that will take you to get the best memories of each tourist attraction you visit within the route to Choquequirao, located at 3 033 meters of altitude (about 9 940 feet).

The 4-day, 3-night package is prepared for travelers who are in good physical condition for the hours-long stretch that this exceptional trail to the Inca citadel, known as "Machu Picchu's sacred sister" for the similarities it shares in architectural construction.


  • Private transportation Cusco - Capuliyoc - Cusco
  • Carriers for luggage
  • Meals included in the trip
  • Entrance to Choquequirao and the thermal baths
  • Guide in Spanish


It does not include:

  • Insurance
  • First breakfast and last dinner
  • Extra cold drinks
  • Tip


Early we start with the excursion, our transportation will pick you up at the hotel in Cusco to travel towards the pampa of Anta, on this route we will make a stop to appreciate the scenery of the valley of Limatambo. Afterwards, we will move towards the town of Curahuasi, known as the "Anise Capital of the World" to visit the famous Saywite Archaeological Monolithic Monolithic, which contains more than 200 carved figures and our guide will be in charge of detailing their function and representation.

We will follow the route towards the town of San Pedro de Cachora and then arrive at the destination of Capuliyoc, where we will be welcomed by our Illapa team, formed by muleteers, who will support us with the luggage and we can consume our well-deserved lunch so that just 5 minutes we arrive at the viewpoint of the place, where we will see the road we will take.

In addition, we will have a distant view of the Apurimac Canyon, with luck we can see the flight of a condor "King of the Andean sky" and on the other side of the river are present the mountains of Padreyoc (5 771 m) and Quriwayrachina (4 900 m). With the pictures of the memory, we descend for 4 hours to Chiquisca, where the local house is located, where the owner has cultivated mazasamba and sugar cane to make chica (sweet drink). At this stop, our cook will prepare our comforting dinner and we will spend the night.

Food included : Lunch and dinner.
Transportation : Private Cusco - Capuliyoc 4:30 approximately.
Guide :Private in Spanish
Walk : 4 to 5 hours
Night : Local inhabitant's house

Early in Chiquisca, we wake up with a coca tea and a good breakfast to start the day's hike, as long as we apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent to protect our skin. Then, we will pass by the Rosalinas Beach (1 500 m) to cross by a hanging bridge, the great and refreshing Apurimac River, which means "The God that talks".

Later, we advance uphill through a zigzagging access to reach the hamlet of Santa Rosa (2000 m) and have a refreshing rest. In this part, it will be necessary to have a good body resistance to continue with the ascent to the hamlet of Marampata, where the house of a villager awaits us to stay and you can get a panoramic view of Choquequirao.

After lunch, we leave our belongings in the house to finally walk in the direction of the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex, whose name comes from the Quechua language which means "Cradle of gold". In this part of the tour, our guide will explain each archaeological zone visited through the most beautiful parts of the place, which shows us abundant wild and Andean vegetation, along with the set of stories that keeps this citadel that in the time of conflict served as resistance to the Spanish. During sunset, we will return to Marampata for dinner and overnight at the site.

Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guide: Private guide in English.
Walk: 5 to 6 hours
Night: Local inhabitant's house

On our penultimate day, we get up very early in Marampata because we will return to the Ciudadela Inca de Choquequirao to enjoy the sunrise and then complete the visit, we will reach the platforms of the sun llamas where the Incas show respect for these Andean animals and among other constructions that we failed to explore.

Then we return to Marampata and begin to return downhill by the same route we arrived, we pass through Santa Rosa, exact point to consume our substantial lunch and give a necessary respite, to continue downhill to the Apurimac River known on the route as the Playa Rosalinas. We will finish the day ascending to Chiquisqa, house in which we will have an exquisite dinner prepared by our cook and we can rest.

Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guide: Private guide in Spanish.
Walking: 5 to 6 hours
Night: Local inhabitant's house

We will start early, we will receive our coca tea and breakfast, to leave as early as possible and thus avoid the heat of the Apurimac canyon, to reach the viewpoint of Capuliyoc. Destination where our guide prepares us a ceremony that will allow us to thank the Andean world for the wonderful places we have visited and for the accessibility to these without any problem, likewise, we say goodbye to the team of muleteers who accompanied us throughout the tour.

Thus ends the hike and our transport awaits us to return to the city of Cusco. In the stretch of the trip we will have the opportunity to stop at the thermal baths of Qonoc, where we will take a break and relax the body in the pools with a spectacular view of the Apurimac River and then delight our palate with a well-deserved lunch. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our destination and immediately be transferred to the hotel so you can rest, where we will conclude our services.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
Transportation: Private Capuliyoc - Cusco 5:30 approximately.
GuGuidePrivate in Spanish.
Walk: 4 to 5 hours
Night: At your Hotel


  • Private transportation Cusco - Capuliyoc - Cusco
  • Muleteers for the luggage
  • Meals included in the trip
  • Entrance fees to Choquequirao and the thermal baths.
  • Guide in Spanish.


  • Insurance
  • The first breakfast and the last dinner
  • Extra cold drinks.
  • Tips.
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