Choquequirao trek 5 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 5 days and 4 nights package is prepared for travelers who walk, but in favor will have 1 more day to take a calmer trip in the stretch of hours that presents us with this exceptional path to the Inca citadel, known as "The sacred sister of Machu Picchu" by the similarities it shares in the 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 landscape 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 (3 500 m), which contains more than 200 carved figures and our guide will be in charge of detailing the function and representation of the same.

We will follow the route towards the town of San Pedro de Cachora to then arrive at the destination of Capuliyoc, point where we will be received 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 can 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 chicha (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 have a hearty lunch, stay and you can also get a panoramic view of the archaeological site of Choquequirao.

Food included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guide : Private guide in Spanish.

Walk : 5 to 6 hours

Night : House of local inhabitant

On this special day we get up very early to have breakfast in Marampata and start the visit to the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex, whose name comes from the Quechua language, which means "Cradle of gold". We will have the guided explanation for each archaeological zone visited through the most beautiful parts of the place, which shows abundant vegetation and you will have the option to go down to the platforms, where the Incas represented the flames of the sun. Along with the set of stories that keeps this wonder that during the time of conflict served as the last Inca resistance to the Spanish.

Being in this citadel allows you to take a spiritual respite, learn about the Andean culture and in photographs take the best memories of the experiences lived. In addition, enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner and a good night's rest to help us recharge our batteries in Marampata.

Food included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guide : Private guide in English.

Walk : 5 hours of tour

Night : Local inhabitant's house

This day, we wake up in Marampata with a good coca tea and have breakfast, then we get ready to start the return journey downhill by the same route we arrived, we pass by Santa Rosa, exact point to consume our substantial lunch and give a necessary respite.

We continue downhill to the Apurimac River, known on the route as Playa Rosalinas, to have a comforting lunch and finish the day ascending to Chiquisqa, house where we will have an exquisite dinner prepared by our expert cook in Peruvian food and we can spend the night.

Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guide :Private in Spanish

Walking : 5 to 6 hours

Night : House of local inhabitant

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 make a stop at the thermal baths of Qonoc, point where we will take a break and relax the body inside 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.

Food included : Breakfast and lunch.

Transportation : Private Capuliyoc - Cusco 5:30 approx.

Guide :Private in Spanish

Walk : 4 to 5 hours

Night : At your Hotel

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