Cusco Tours
Choquequirao Trek Basic 4 Days

Choquequirao Trek Basic 4 Days

By Saqra's Trek Auqui Peru
Choquequirao is the second most important archeological site in Cusco. It has a connection with the last Inca cities of Vilcabamba and with Machu Picchu and is in the middle of different Inca roads that traverse all of the Inca empire. We can see on our journey, various villagers who live in all of the area of Yanama, as well as glaciers, valleys and mines of silver and lead from the past that were being exploiting until just a few years ago. You must join us on this unforgettable adventure.
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 15-60
Duration: 4 days
Start time: Check availability
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • An explanation two days before departing
  • Tranport in private bus to the start of the trek
  • Transfer to your hotel on return
  • Meals according to the program (Vegetarian available)
  • Boiled water on all days for your bottles
  • Snacks before walking
  • Camping tents for 2 and 4 persons depending on the requirements
  • Camping equipment, dining tents, kitchen, tables, chairs
  • Cook and assistent cook
  • Kitchen/eating utensils
  • Pack animals (mules and horses) to carry the baggage and equipment
  • Emergency horse
  • Wranglers to care for the pack animals
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish and Quechua
  • Assistant guide for groups larger than 8 people
  • Entrance tickets to Choquequirao
  • First aid equipment and oxygen tank
What's not included
  • Breakfast the first day
  • Dinner the last day
  • Tips for personnel: guide, cook, wranglers (according to their job)
  • Sleeping bags (they can be rented in the office)
  • If you would like to rent an additional horse, the cost is $10 per day

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • One or two days before begin your trek we will meeting at the briefing at your hotel to explain about your hike, We will need all your information about your Hotel in Cusco
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 142418P6

        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 142418P6

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        • Saqra's Trek Auqui Peru
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in March 2012
        • Fearless06536445586
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice short hike to Machu Picchu
          Embarked on this well organised two day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Willy as our guide. His knowledge about the Inca history and places were simply amazing. He was very much approachable and made us feel very comfortable. Highly recommended.
          Written June 1, 2024
        • hendersonm969
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Short Inca Trail a perfect alternative to Inca Trail
          We opted to this as we could not get permit to hike the Inca Trail and have no regrets as all. The company was very wellorganised and took excellent care of everything. From transport to entrance, permits, food, accommodations and the guide, the company excelled. We are very happy and will surely recommend them to our friends and family back home.
          Written November 24, 2023
        • rhodywales
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Timeless adventure with Auqui Peru!
          Auqui peru made our short Inca Trail journey simply unforgettable. Our guide´s deep knowledge of the trail´s history, combined with stunning landscapes, made for a rich cultural experience. The seamless organization, excellent food, and supportive team exceeded all expectations. Anabsolute must for history and nature enthusiasts!
          Written June 23, 2023
        • brettc616
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable Trek to Machu Picchu
          Just back from a 4D/3N Inca Trail trek with Big Willy and can't recommend it enough. He is an extremely knowledgeable guide and entertaining hiking companion. The views were beautiful and Big Willy and the porters made sure the entire trip was as comfortable as possible. Wallace was our chef and he prepared delicious meals throughout the trek, including a cake on the final day. Since Willy has done this hike 1000+ times over the past 30 years, he knows the best campsites and how to appropriately structure the hiking distances across the 4 days (unlike some of the larger trekking companies based in Cusco).
          Written June 6, 2023
        • 691michealw
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spectacular Trek to Quelccaya Glaciers
          Our trek to Quelccaya Glacier with Auqui Peru was an experience we will never forget. The natural beauty of the glacier, coupled with the guide´s extensive knowledge of the area and its geology, made this trip a standout. The journey was challenging but the views were absolutely breatktaking, making the effort well worth it. Auqui Peru provided excellent service and made sure our adventure was both enjoyable and safe. Highly recommended for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike.
          Written June 6, 2023
        • 184ajayas
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A memorable trek to quelccaya Glacier
          Our trek to Quelccaya Glacier with Auqui Peru was an experience that will remain etched in our memories for a lifetime. This journey presented us with some of the most stunning vistas we have ever seen, with sprawling icy landscapes, clear ble skies, and an awe inspiring view of the world´s largest tropical ice cap. The trek was challenging, but with the expert guidance and support from our guide, it was manageable and deeply rewarding. Auqui Peru´s organization and commitment to customer satisfaction were unparalleled. The logistics were flawlessley handles., allowing us to focus on the beauty surrounding us. The equipment provided was top-notch, ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the hike. Our guide was not only knowledgable about the terrain and environment but also shared intriguing insights about the glacier´s significance and the impact of the climate change. Their passion for nature and respect for the environmentmade the expeience even more enriching. With Auqui Peru, the Quelccaya Glacier Trek was an unforgettable adventure, a testeament to the wonder of nature, and an absolute must-do in Peru.
          Written May 16, 2023
        • eliasmO3188RS
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Super Nice Place
          Did a two day trek to Quelccaya glacier with them and this was quite an unexpected trip. We never heard of the place till we got to Cusco and sadly this is so underrated. This is a true touristic destination. We had the whole place to ourselves as it was just our tour guide and us. The place is tucked amidst a local community so it was nice to see their way of life and get an insight into it as well. The company took great care in making this a falwless and memorable trip. We highly reccommend visiting this place but be prepared for long hikes, however it was all well worth.
          Written April 28, 2023
        • 953nelsonj
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A phenomenal trip
          An off the beaten path trek to the Glaciers in southern Peru was a phenomenal trip. Willy was our guide who was extremely kind and considerate and shared so many useful information about the place, culture and traditions. Everything was taken care by them and we had a trip of a lifetime. I highly reccommend this tour if you are keen on beating the touristic crowd and immerse in an authentic trip.
          Written April 21, 2023
        • A2622MHannem
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Quelccaya Glacier
          We did the off road trip to Quelqqaya Glaciers with Big Willy as our guide, the tour was incredibly nice and the two days we spent away from the bustling touristic crowd of Cusco was certainy incredible. The glaciers are one of the newly discovered attractions and we found out that Auqui Peru are among a handful of operators who operate the tour. It was jst perfect, they took exceptional care of everything from transport and food to exceptional guide service. This is certainly an unmissable and underrated attraction in Cusco.
          Written February 6, 2023
        • Pamela N
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Impeccable Trek
          An interesting off road adventure with Big Willy. It was so nice to get a first hand insight into the life of locals living in the remote regions and are untouched by modernity. The trek was challenbging but was extremely amazing, especially the views all along the way. There are many untouched lagoons around and we also had the opportunity of visiting the hot springs twice . We were pretty much in solitude and could really feel the vibes of the mountains and enjoy the pristine nature. The tour company was very well organised and the guide was extremely patient especially as we took time during the uphill hike. Although the trek does not take you to Machu Picchu or any other historic sites, the trek is truly worth.
          Written January 9, 2023
        • melissanH2360EJ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rainbow Mountains are truly beautiful and unmissable
          A perfect full day trip to the Rainbow Mountains of Peru with Willy as our guide. The drive from Cusco was somewhat longer but the views along the way were incredible. We chose this tour just after the protests so there were seldom other travellers. The tour included both breakfast and lunch which were a good way to savour some local cuisines. The hike up the hill was somewhat difficult but extremely scenic. We had several stops slong the way to capture the sights in our camera. We also spotted plenty of Alpacas and Llmas in their natural habitat. The guide was very much considerate and patient and explained everything about the local traditions and cultutre in detail. I highly reccomend visiting Rainbow Mountain on a full day trip, it was the best way to get used to the altitude of Cusco as well before we hiked the Inca Trail.
          Written December 29, 2022
        • S_Neill99
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          7 Day Salkantay to Inca Trail Trek
          Big Willy and his crew were absolutely amazing ! 6 Days we hiked through the breath taking Peruvian landscapes, Big Willy provided so much knowledge of the earth, the sites and the general knowledge of his people. This hike was the first that my friend and I had ever done, besides small ones within Australia, and although it was challenging and not for the faint of heart. It was absolutely incredible and Big Willy would always accomodate for those who need to go a bit slower or would need to have a small rest. Big Willy even prior to the hike was always able to be contacted to ask any questions and to discuss even the minor details like dietary requirements, any little changes and/ or challenges you want to add to the trip. During the time we were hiking my friend and I shared one tent that was cool, ate food that was prepared for us by the amazing crew which was incredible and completely exceeded my expectations. As a whole I still to this day rave about the trip that was only possible with Big Willy. His knowledge has stuck with me, the laughs, the games and the jokes that were shared along the way will always remind me of the amazing trip that we had. 100% would highly recommend Big Willy and the Auqui Crew for the absolute best trip through Peru. If anyone would like more information and/or details on the trip that we did, please feel free to ask. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime Big Willy, Cheers Shenea.
          Written April 1, 2020
        • Anathemouse
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          2 day trek
          Big Willy was our guide for our trek to Machu Picchu. He was very patient and encouraging and Im convinced we would have never been able to complete the trek if it weren’t for him. He is very passionate and loves what he does and it shows. All in all, it was a once in a lifetime experience and we’re glad we chose Willy to guide us through it!
          Written October 15, 2019
        • 815nat
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Guide for Salkantay
          Big Willy and his crew were fantastic, they provided a great trip for us. Food was sensational, tents were cool and the knowledge from Willy unbeatable. He put our tour guide from the previous day to shame on day 1! If you want a fun, flexible knowledgeable guide with great food you can't go any further.
          Written September 19, 2018
        • Mike L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Zero Vanilla Trek of The Salkantay and Inca Trails
          Big Willy or known to his very loyal and faithful crew as "Saccara" is a true mountain guide with all the skills and tricks of the trade that all trekkers will appreciate. I have been fortunate to have trekked in many wonderful places in the world and over that time come across many guides and porter crews and Big Willy and his crew are without doubt one of the best I've had the pleasure to trek with. From local insights on the trails to a knowledge of his heritage and history second to none in his profession, BW made sure that every small detail was taken care of especially when it came to diets providing awesome meals every step of the way during our 7 day trek. We also gave BW a few random itinerary changes along the way which he handled beautifully for us and ended up making our trip even better than we expected. I can't recommend Saccara and his team highly enough and if im ever back in Peru he's definitely my go to man for any adventure we dream up. If anyone wants to know more or would like a personal recommendation for Big Willy or Auqui Peru as a company then please feel free to ask. Cheers Mike from Zero Vanilla Adventures
          Written September 17, 2018
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