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Choquequirao 4 Days

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    Day 01

    We leave early in the morning heading northwest out of Cusco (3350m / 10991f) in the direction of Cachora (2850m / 9350f). Cachora is surrounded by mountains, one of them the snow-covered Padreyoc (5571m / 18228f). Here we meet the porters and the mules who will be carrying all the camping equipment during the expedition. We will begin the walk passing through a variety of ecosystems, accompanied by the mystical Padreyoc mountain as we go through the Capuliyoc pass (2800m / 9186f). From Capuliyoc we will have a spectacular view of the Apurímac canyon and part of the archeological complex of Choquequirao. Here we will take a short break and look back at the path we came on, appearing much like a stream winding along the edge of the mountain. The path then takes us to our camping place, Chiquisca (1930m / 6332f).

    Day 02

    After enjoying a good breakfast, we will descend for about one hour to La Playa Rosalina (1550m / 5085f). Here we begin a climb, in a very warm climate, to the town of Marampata (2850m / 9350f), from where we will have a beautiful view over the archeological complex of Choquequirao. The sunset in Choquequirao is enigmatic, often accompanied by condors, highly symbolic in the Andean religions, which descend from the highest mountains of Vilcabamba, down to the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m / 9951f). We camp here, very close to the archaeological complex.

    Day 03

    We will see the sunrise over Choquequirao, accompanied by a professional guide to tell us about the history and the recent excavations at this site. At the moment, only about 30% of the ruins are restored, so Choquequirao still holds many ancestral secrets. The restauration project should, over the next 10 years or so, bring the “Cradle of Gold” to the attention of the world and allow us a deeper understanding of the specific function of Choquequirao, which for now remains a mystery.

    After visiting the site we will leave by a different route which allows us impressive views along the Apurimac canyon and an abundance of flora and fauna. We will descend 1500 meters (4921f) going from Choquequirao to Playa San Ignacio, then ascend to our camp at a paradisiacal place known as Carmen Huerto (2000m / 6562f)

    Day 04

    The Carmen Orchard is next to the Tambo bamba property and was ruled by landowners in the years of the colonization. These days Tambobamba (2500m / 8202f) offers great natural wealth in agriculture and cattle ranching, hereby preserving the tradition and knowledge of our Andean ancestors. Continuing our route, we will visit communities like Pacobamba and Huanipaca (3150m / 10335f). From Huanipaca we will have the most impressive view of the ´Sacsarayoc´ glacier chain located in the region of Vilcabamba, ´The last refuge of the Incas´. Next we return to the city of Cusco.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cusco
    Departure Time
    5:30 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Cusco
    Inclusions
    • Pick up and transport from your hotel to Cachora.
    • High quality camping equipment.
    • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Vegetarian option available)
    • Professional guide
    • Cook and cooking equipment.
    • Mule driver and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (5 kilos maximum)
    • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes (while hiking)
    • Emergency horse
    • Private transport from Huanipaca to your hotel in Cusco.
    • First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope.
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Breakfast on the first day
    • Life, health, accidental or any type of insurance.
    • All personal care items.
    • Sleeping bags.
    • Water purification tablets.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Backpack, Sleeping bag.
    • Strong, comfortable footwear.
    • One complete change of clothing.
    • Sweater and jacket (something warm).
    • Water bottle.
    • Flashlight and batteries.
    • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, Sun block (sun protection cream), insect repellent.
    • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper.
    • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc.
    • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries.
    • Original Passport or Student Card ISIC (important)
    • Bookings and prices are guaranteed upon receipt of full payment for the services required.
    • In order for us to make the necessary reservations, you MUST provide us with: full name, nationality, date of birth, valid identity number or passport number.
    • To enter our country passengers must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the planned return
    • Foreign visitors (not resident in Peru) are exempt from the 18% IGV (sales tax) on accommodation. Our prices reflect this.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    By: Peru Agency - Day Tours
    78 reviews
    Jolly L
    New Jersey
    20
    4-day Inca Trail
    We did 4 day Inca trail arranged by Peru Agency (email: info@peruagency.com) on June 21st (winter solitice) thru
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    Michael O
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    3711
    Cusco
    Very well organized, everyone exactly on time. All vouchers and tickets delivered perfectly. Guides and drivers
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    diannak96
    Reno, Nevada
    121
    Breathtaking
    Peru Travel Agency has great guides. We had Jimmy and Jessic for the Cuzco city tour and then the sacred valley.
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    GADawgGa
    GA
    259106
    Excellent 4 day Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour by Peru Agency
    Prior to booking this tour, I found several similar tour, but Peru Agency gave us the best price for what we
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    Journey34986865142
    10
    Cusco tour
    From arriving at Cusco airport we were made.so welcome and completely at ease. This was our first visit to South
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    Lay Yen S
    20
    Day tour of Cusco City
    We had a private tour of Cusco city with Mateo and he was a fantastic guide. His knowledge of the history of Cusco
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    enriquemS9064II
    Chula Vista, California
    10
    Cuzco and Puno
    Execellent service in all aspects, the chauffeur and the tourist guide they were alway on time. The guides the
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    tatiana_champagne
    Val d'Or, Canada
    10
    The best travel agency !!!
    We spent Christmas in Cuzco last December. It was such an amazing experience. Our travel agency was the best!!!
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    398lylef
    Okaukuejo, Namibia
    17579
    Excellent Agency
    Used them for bookings for Cusco, M.P and Lima. Very profissional and efficient. Important, as with all trips, to
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    Alex L
    20
    Overall great experience!
    A travel agent through AC tours, a travel agency based in Lima Peru, arranged a 2 week trip to Peru for my mother,
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    chrisarmenante
    Oradell, New Jersey
    41
    Trip to Maras and Moray
    Out of all of the day trips that we took during our trip to Peru, this one was the most disappointing.
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    RobertoV1037
    Milan, Italy
    20
    Don't trust them
    They're completely unable to arrange anything. Booked for a 4 star hotel they bring me to a 2 stars with no heater
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    deepakb542
    10
    Highly Recommend 👍👌
    We all like this place, because the PERU AGENCY made everything so well planned. We highly recommend this agency
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    laurabiffi2
    Milan, Italy
    6410
    I like Peruù
    I really enjoyed the tour in Cusco, MachuPicchu, Puno Lake Titicaca. Something really great I will never forget,
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    Expedition683584
    74
    Machu Picchu
    I used this agency and I highly recommend to anyone. We got a great package for Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and
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    • Peru Agency - Day Tours
    • Duration: 4 days
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