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Choquequirao & Inca Trail

Day 1. ARRIVAL LIMA / CUSCO: upon arrival in Lima you will be met by our Transfer representative and route to your connection flight into the Historical capital of Peru Cusco the afternoon is free for relaxing in the City and acclimatising to the altitude at 3,400 m. Enjoy the coca tea.

Day 2. CUSCO: Morning free In the afternoon we'll explore the mysteries that the city of Cusco offers the great Catholic Churches and the impressive Inca sites just outside town. Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay.

Day 3. SACRED VALLEY: Full day sightseeing tour visiting the typical indian market at Pisac, and the Inca site just outside town. After Pisac, we`ll travel down the Sacred valley of the Incas, and visit the fascinating Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the Inca site at Chincheros. We'll return to Cusco late afternoon.

Day 4 / 13. CHOQUEQUIRAO / MACHU PICCHU: One of our most remarkable itineraries, this hike combines two of the most famous Inca sites build on the last decades of the Inca empire, both sites perched on top of a cliff gorge Urubamba & Apurimac. The approaches on foot allow you to envisage the experience of their builders. However, the varied terrain and environment route takes through high pristine jungle and up to high Andes passes where we can almost guarantee you of the now elusive Condor. Super views of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. A complete Andean experience. 4th day depart early from Cusco and arrive in Cachora our initial point of the hike and start the hike descending to canyon of the Apurimac river 1,800m campsite at the shores of the river. 5th a modern ascent to the village of Marampata stop for lunch an continue for Choquequirao 3,000m You then have the afternoon to explore this truly mystical site of the Incas. 6th a morning easy ascent to Abra Choquequirao 3,300 and then continue with a descent to Pinchi Unuyoc lunch. Afternoon to Rio Blanco for another Low altitude campsite 1.800m. 7th the hardest day of the trek with all day ascent in hot dry conditions to 4,000m. Mina Victoria.

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8th we use the good of the morning to cross the Victoria Pass 4,500m. where we have astounding views of the Mountains including Salkantay and Humantay, the descent takes us past many abandoned working Inca mines we camp at the village Yanama 3,400m. 9th a day hike with another high pass at 4,550m. where we observe Condors, then continue down to Collpampa 2,800m. option to have natural hot bath in the thermal springs. 10th an easy day trek culminates at Sahuayaco 2,000m. we go through farms of coffee, coca leaves, banana, natural flowers, Orchids etc. 11th after a good breakfast we start our hike and continue with the pass of abra Aobamba 2,800m and camp at Patallacta 2,500m. where we can appreciate a fabulous views of Machupicchu. 12th Aobamba to Aguas Calientes, this is day of mixed modes of transportation. A two-hour descent by foot takes us to the hydroelectric station on the Urubamba River and later take the train Back to Aguas Calientes 2,000. 13th Machupicchu the highlight of our journey with ample time to explore the site. Afternoon train to Cusco.

Day 14. CUSCO: Free day. Relax and recover from the trekking.

Day 15. CUSCO-LIMA-DESTINATION: Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Lima and evening flight back home. End of the Tour.

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Additional Information

Best season: May to September
Transportation: Plane Lima / Cusco / Lima, Tourist train, tourist bus, with horses and mules on the Choquequirao & Machupicchu Trekking
Participants: Min 4; Max 10 pax
Location of trek: High Andes, snow and cloud forest
Degree of difficulty: Grade 4, difficult
Temperature range:
High Andes: -4ºC to 25ºC
Coast: 15ºC to 25ºC
Cloud forest: 7ºC to 30ºC
Duration of trip: 15 Days

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Included in this package are:
  • Airport transfers in / out in all destinations;
  • Hotels Transfer in/out
  • Domestic flights within Peru;
  • Accomodations in Cusco in Aguas Calientes one night simple Hostal 5 nights Hostal Cusco;
  • Hotels include: breakfast and taxes;
  • Professional Inca Explorer tour guides while on the trek and day tours;
  • Tours Cusco;
  • Bus Cusco to Cachora (initial point of the trek)
  • Train Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus from Aguas to Machupicchu round trip
  • Tourist train Machupicchu - Cusco
  • All meals while on the Chochequirao- Machupicchu trek;
  • Equipment Tent, sleeping matt, dinning tent, kitchen tent camping table and camping stools while on the Choquequirao trek;
  • Horse tender, horses, mules, for carrying all the gear while on the trek.
  • Permit to Machupicchu.

Departure Dates 2017

The departure dates for 2017 are:
  • July 8 - July 22
  • July 29 - Aug 12
  • Aug 12 - Aug 26
  • Sep 2 - Sep 16

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Travellers Comments

You did a great job for us with all our arrangements, hotels in Cusco & Lima, Train tickets. air tickets and the trek to Machupicchu. It is nice to have a bussiness away from home that is so trustworthy and knowledgeable as you have been to us.

We give our deepest thanks to Maria/Director of Inca Explorers, Bobby and our guide Santiago who was very attentative to our needs and was a fantastic guide and who can forget our cook Alcides. who spoiled us on the Trail! we will recommend you to whoever we did find out is going to Peru we wish you well. Until next time.

Jaime Holt & Ricardo Ratcliff, Houston / USA

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Tour Operator

Calle Peru W - 18 Urb. Ttio

Cusco - Peru
tel.  (51) 84 241070
Skype: inca.explorers.maria

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