Choquequirao | 6 Days The Sister Cities of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu

Description

After trekking (total length 34 km) that allow us to explore Choquequirao, and after a good rest in the lodge, travel to Machu Picchu without having to face a long road, traveling by bus from Villa Los Loros lodge to Ollantaytambo and from there by train to Machu Picchu town.
The tour includes a visit Saywite Archaeological Center. Choice of either a reduced duration of 5 days and 4 nights.

Itinerary

1st. day / Cusco – Saywite – Villa Los Loros lodge
Passengers are picked up at their hotel and head to Cusco at 7:00 am in a private bus, with the first destination Saywite Archaeological Park. There he observed the mysterious monolith and the nearby archaeological remains, the staggered pacchas ushnu and must be remembered in order to contrast their correspondence with the ceremonial architecture of Choquequirao. After a good box-lunch, we continue down through the remote valley of Huanipaca, one of those spots in the Peruvian highlands reserved for travelers. At the bottom of the deep valley awaits Villa Los Loros Lodge. The rooms ready and after a necessary relaxation, a small meeting at which dispel the anxiety a trip like this has on every traveler. Dinner and overnight.

2nd. day / Villa Los Loros Lodge – Playa San Ignacio – Choquequirao
After breakfast we depart at 5:30 am, down a footpath entering the Hacienda San Ignacio Antigua then slopes downhill towards the raging Apurimac River (Playa San Ignacio). We cross the suspension bridge … here begins the serious, the rise from the level of the water (at 1,450 m) to Camp Choquequirao (2,870 masl) is nothing short of overwhelming. On one hand, the beauty of the landscape, rivers, waterfalls, flowers lilac, all is movement … On the other, the rugged surroundings, the steep slope and your heartbeat combine in a very personal connection with their surroundings traveler and himself . Back in the camp and after lunch, we expect Phaqchayoq (the system of terraces or “pantry” where you can see the cultivation of corn) and The House of the Waterfall (according to scholars, the home of Inca of Choquequirao). Returning to camp, tired, have dinner and spend the night. (Bathrooms and cold showers available)

3rd. day / all day Choquequirao
This is the most beautiful day. We are struck by how the vast majority of visitors take 4 days’ journey (two in back and two in back) and only a few hours or maybe minutes (!) To enjoy exploring the different sectors of Choquequirao. Understanding that the complex is an organized scattered on both sides of Apu spur spending the time Corihuayrachina know you deserve and need to understand the integrity of its context. We will have all day to visit the best parts of the Archaeological Park, the flames, the upper and lower parts, the Great Trail, the Wall Triumphal Sartiges. Our travelers enjoy lunch near the collection, not to disrupt the visit and see, with a little luck, the majestic flight of the condor over the deep canyon of the Apurimac River. We returned to camp, where we have dinner and spend the night. (Bathrooms and cold showers available).

4to. day / Choquequirao – Hacienda San Ignacio – Villa Los Loros lodge
After breakfast and already knowing the route, the return is made easier. We surprised the novelty of the landscape, we now have a different view because the spirits (and muscles recovered) are maximum. The voice of the river always there, the imposing Apurimac Canyon seems to swallow the traveler. Finally, the Playa San Ignacio. “Black Whip”, “Machuco”, “Cayguash” or some other lie ahead. The return on its back gives us the opportunity to look at one last great landscape which we are part. Riding allows a great way to photograph the friends that came and new friends that the trip gives us, the carriers are a kind of supermen and their way of life will sink deep into the memories of the traveler. Beside the ruined walls of the Hacienda San Ignacio, we rest and after lunch the horseback ride takes us to Villa Los Loros Lodge. When looking back we know how far we have come. Dinner and overnight.

5th. day / Villa Los Loros lodge – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu village
After breakfast, we boarded the bus to take us to Ollantaytambo, an estimated travel time of 5 hours. They consume lunch, then take the train to Machu Picchu town. After settling into the hotel, you may want to enjoy a swim in the famous Aguas Calientes. Dinner and overnight.

6th day / Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
We left early to catch the first bus that will leave us in the same Inca Sanctuary, located on the Urubamba River canyon in the heart of the jungle mountain range of Salkantay, wonder of the world that visit, taking the opportunity to make visits optional to the imposing mountain of Wayna Picchu or the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Returning to Machu Picchu town, consume a buffet lunch at a tourist restaurant and then we will take the train back to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel.

The package includes

  • Briefing of the participants at the hotel in Cusco, the day before departure
  • private transportation (Cusco – Villa Los Loros lodge – Ollantaytambo)
  • Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Two nights accommodation at Villa Los Loros lodge
  • A standard hotel night in Aguas Calientes
  • Two nights camping with full team of high quality camping (tent, sleeping bag with hygienic staff savannah, mattress, kitchen tent, dining tables and chairs, kitchen and all utensils, lighting equipment, etc..)
  • First Aid Kit
  • All meals and drinks (6 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 breakfasts) trained and qualified
  • Cook, porters and trained mules
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological Saywite, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu Horses for returning from the beach to the lodge San Ignacio
  • Train Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu village bus – Sanctuary – Machu Picchu village
    Vistadome from Machu Picchu to Cusco.

Additional information

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  • To make a reservation is important to send all personal information and payment required for this service. Then our reservations department will send a receipt or an electronic receipt, which you should print and present to start the tour.

Note: for this excursion you need at least two people. All prices are in dollars and are per person, any questions send an e-mail or please consult our prices here.