It is certainly the most convenient way to visit the archaeological complex of Choquequirao in terms of pace and access. The program is designed for the traveler to have a break from training / proper acclimatization and a rest after the journey (both in the lodge). The route is 17 kms and 17 kms way back down the same path of Huanipaca. The tour includes a visit Saywite Archaeological Center. Choice of either a reduced duration of 4 days and 3 nights.
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).
4th. 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 – Cusco
After breakfast, we boarded the bus back to Cusco. During lunch the road near the village of Curahuasi, in the valley of the Apurimac. Finally we arrive in Cusco at around 3 pm (5 hours).
The package includes
- Briefing of the participants at the hotel in Cusco, the day before departure
- Private transportation round trip (Cusco – Villa Los Loros lodge – Cusco)
- Guide (English – Spanish)
- Two nights accommodation at Villa Los Loros lodge
- Two nights camping in Choquequirao Archaeological Park
- Teams 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..)
- Radio communication through all the way
- First Aid Kit
- Professional cook
- All meals and drinks at the lodge and during the trip
- Snacks for the road
- Porters and trained mules
- Emergency horse around the trekking path (at the rate of 1 every 4-5 walkers)
- Entrance fees to the archaeological complex of Choquequirao Saywite
- Personal horse for the return from Playa San Ignacio to the lodge
If you want to make this tour is important to follow these recommendations
- 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.