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  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure, Off The Beaten Path

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days by Tambobamba

Book your Choquequirao trek 5 days with an official local tour operator in the city of Cusco – Peru, we offer you this great new itinerary of 5 days, so that your adventure to Choquequirao will be different than the traditional 4-day trek. We will finish our hike at Tambobamba or Villa de Loros which is a different ending point, while the 4-day trek ends in Capuliyoc, the same point where the hike starts.

The best thing about this 5-day itinerary is that on the third day you will explore Choquequirao all day long since Choquequirao is very large and has different sites located in different points and to move to each one takes about 30 minutes.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:00 am – 4:30 am).

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days highlights:

  • The Choquequirao trek 5 days finishes at a different point from the start, while the classic route of 4 days starts and finishes at the same point.
  • Trek to the hidden incan site that not many people go.
  • Like Machu Picchu, Choquequirao has structures that mark solar events such as solstices and equinoxes.
  • You will be practically alone with an archeological site very spectacular like Machu Picchu.
  • The few tourists who visited Choquequirao agree that it was worth it.
  • Learn a lot about the Inca culture.
  • Discover the second lost city of the Incas.
  • The Choquequirao ruins receive less than a dozen visitors a day.
  • Explore Choquequirao more deeply
  • Chance to see local flora and flora, including the Andean condor.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine prepared by our master chef.

IMPORTANT INFO BEFORE YOU GO

Deposits

A non-refundable deposit (varies depending on tour) is payable from the Client to Huaynas Expeditions when reserving any Product. If the reservation is made 7 days or fewer before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. Depending on the original booking method, the client should send the non-refundable deposit to Huaynas Expeditions or the authorized Agent through whom they made their reservation.

Tour Briefing

A pre-tour briefing is given to you, ideally two days before the start of the trek. This is comprehensive information on the tour schedule, required gear, altitude, weather, etc. Questions and concerns will be clarified so that you fully comprehend the tour schedule.

Acclimatization

It is strongly suggested to be progressively acclimatized; thus, you should arrive in Cusco 2 days previous to trek departure. Altitude sickness causes you a headache, stomache, hands tingling, etc. There is certain medicine you may take to avoid altitude sickness, for instance acetazalomide; moreover, it is helpful to have coca tea; and hot liquids to not become dehydrated. You must descend as the ultimate emergency if you develop serious altitude sickness.

Pick Up of Guests

If your hotel is located in the Historical Center of Cusco, Huaynas Expeditions will pick you up there. Although your guide will schedule the pickup time during the briefing, please be aware that the pickup time could change by up to 20 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an ancient city, and there are lots of winding cobblestone streets there. It may be challenging to move luggage to some hotels and Airbnbs because they are situated on car-free streets or long, including inclines. Booking lodging with adequate access is something we strongly advise.

Duffel Bag or Canvas Case

You’ll be given a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. Our horses will transport them, and the horsemen will hand them to you as you arrive at each camp. They are 60 x 24 x 22 centimetres (23.6 x 9.45 x 8.66 in).

Each duffel bag can only contain a maximum of 7 kilogrammes (15.4 lb), which includes the weight of your clothing, sleeping bag, and other personal belongings.

Strikes and Demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are frequent in Peru, which may stop some of our tours. Roads can be stopped, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will attempt to keep your vacation as initially planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these conditions, trips may potentially be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, our operations department will manage everything with you. Your safety is our priority, and our decisions will be taken to protect it.

Group Tours

Because group trips are made up of various persons, physical states and ages may differ. You acknowledge that some persons may be faster or slower than you if you choose to participate in a group trip. As a result, everyone on the road may proceed at their own speed.

It is conceivable that a group may want to change the itinerary; however, after discussing with all participants, the guide will determine if such changes are allowed.

Travel Insurance

We highly advise you to buy comprehensive travel insurance before departing. A comprehensive travel insurance coverage that covers everything from high-altitude treks to unforeseen trip adjustments is a must-have travel gear. Please remember that your standard medical insurance plan will not cover some possibilities in your own country. We suggest searching for a plan that covers the following coverage:

  • Adventure trips and any specific activity you will be undertaking on your journey (such as a high-altitude trek);
  • Recovery of your non-refundable booking deposit in the event of trip cancellation due to illness or accidental injury;
  • National or international emergency evacuation;
  • Patriation of remains in the event of death;
  • Other medical expenses related to injury, illness or death.

While we try to be understanding when situations arise, the fact is that Trip Changes and Trip Cancellation incur penalties.

Passport

To book the below things in your name, we require a photo of your passport’s bio page (Peruvian Government Requirement). Please keep in mind that each traveler must be aware of the re-entry laws for their place of residence/citizenship. Some nations require a passport valid for 6 months beyond the travel date. Please confirm that your passport is current and meets your country’s and residency standards. We can purchase your flights with an expired passport, but we will require a copy of the current passport as soon as you receive it in order to update your tickets.

Visa’s

Most countries are permitted to obtain a visa at the point of arrival. Only a few nations require visas to be obtained in advance. Please remember that each tourist is responsible for determining whether or not a visa is required before admission. Please remember that tourist visas are usually valid for 90 days or less and require proof of return travel.

Lost Objects

Please be aware of where you leave your belongings, and remember to take everything with you once you leave our transportation, tents, or restaurants. You are solely responsible for your items throughout the trip.

WHY CHOOSE HUAYNAS EXPEDITIONS?

Ethical, Sustainable, Eco-friendly

Our objective is to provide great treks, tours, and adventure experiences while adhering to environmental, sustainable, ethical, and socially conscious travel practices. We make every effort throughout our excursions to avoid negative affects and enhance benefits to the local people and natural ecosystems we visit. We pay fair, livable rates to ensure that we employ and retain the best guides and support workers. We follow worldwide sustainable tourism criteria and have continuous community projects and charity activities that benefit four or more local Andean villages.

Excellence

We take pleasure in offering five-star service before, during, and after your vacation. Huaynas Expeditions is committed to providing exceptional customer service and adventure experiences.

Quality

When walking over tough mountain terrain at high altitudes in unpredictable weather, it is critical to have the best equipment possible. We supply Mountain Hardwear 4-season tents (3 seasons for Inca Trail because of warmer weather), extra thick mattress mats, dry bags for your overnight gear, and other amenities to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

Personalized

Any hike or tour can be tailored to your travel, fitness, financial, and time constraints. Do you need a journey or tour for a business or work event, a charity organization, or any significant occasion? Get in touch; we can handle everything!

Leave No Trace

As it should be, our journeys leave nothing but smiles and footprints.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

We care about the environment, which is why we reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our equipment is reusable (no paper or plastic plates/cups/utensils), we buy locally and avoid paper/plastic packaging, and we recycle anything we can. This is not the norm in Peru, but we intend to make it so one day soon!

Passionate

All of our staff are enthusiastic about their jobs. Who wouldn’t want to work in an office surrounded by gorgeous mountains and endless vistas? We are happy to provide our guides and employees with the highest rates in the industry.

Please Note:
This tour will be operated normally in the dry season (May – October); however, we will change the itinerary to the classic route in the rainy season but still in 5 days. The campsite may vary due to the climate or health status of the trekkers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Capuliyoc - Chiquiska - Playa Rosalinas.

At 04:00 am, we come to pick you up from your hotel in Cusco; we drive to Capuliyoc for about 4.5 hours; at this point, our horseman will be waiting for us with the horses that will carry the gear of our 5 days trek. You will have 6 kg available to put on the horse. We will start our hike from Capuliyoc to Playa Rosalina’s, an expedition of 4 hours, enjoying the dramatic views of the Apurimac Canyon, and the Condors will welcome us to their home.

After 3 hours of descent, we have lunch in Chiquiska. In this place, we will cold down from the intensive sun that hits on the trek, so it is very important to be well hydrated; the beauty of this trek is few people come, that makes you feel unique and special, you will see bromeliads which is the food for the spectacled bears, subsequently we descent for 1 more hour to Playa Rosalinas.

At Playa Rosalinas, our horseman will set up your camping tent with the mattress to sleep very comfortably, here the weather is warm with mosquitoes and a refreshing heat after coming down from the Andean area, later on, we will have our tea time which consists having popcorn, coca tea, Chocolate, Coffee, etc. And at the agreed time, dinner will be served.

Accommodation: Tent (4 season tent, 4 people made a tent for 2 people, allowing greater comfort).
Meals: Lunch, Tea, and Dinner.
Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours approx.
Hiking distance: 8.5 km / 5.28 miles.
Highest elevation: 2,760 m / 9.055 ft.

Choquequirao Capuliyoc
Choquequirao – Playa Rosalinas

Day 2: Playa Rosalinas - Marampata.

This day is considered as the most challenging day of the entire trip, but with a delicious breakfast we will make it without any problem, at an agreed time our cook will wake up everyone with a hot coca tea to then have a nutritious breakfast, very early we begin the ascent to Choquequirao for it we cross the pedestrian bridge of more than 100 meters in length, and we begin the ascent by winding road to then reach in 3 hours to Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa is the first section of this day and a place that allows you to rest to regain strength; here we will see corn crops whose greenery contrasts with the sharp and rugged nature of this area. Then we continue with the ascent and arrive at an orchard, a small plain where it is possible to cool off with the crystalline waters that descend from the snow; this gives us enough energy to make it the ascent and reach Marampata (2 hours from Santa Rosa).

At Marampata, our Master Chef will be waiting for us with a delicious lunch to recover our energy

In the afternoon, you will enjoy the impressive surroundings and feel the energy that this spectacular place has near the citadel of Choquequirao. In addition, you will take the time to stretch your muscles and enjoy a beautiful sunset that floods the endless valleys and white glacial mountains with its soft orange light.

When it starts to get dark, we will see the beautiful sunset accompanied by a sky full of thousands of stars covering the landscape and the vegetation around us. Then it will be time to have dinner before going to bed to rest.

Accommodation: Tent (4 season tent, 4 people made a tent for 2 people, allowing greater comfort).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner.
Hiking time:  6 – 7 hours approx.
Hiking distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles.
Highest elevation: 2,950 m / 9,676 ft.

Choquequirao Trekking View
Playa Rosalinas – Choquequirao

Day 3: Marampata - Choquequirao (Full Day) - Marampata.

We’ll start the day with a delicious breakfast that will give you a boost of energy. Then, we’ll take the day to explore every detail of this wonderful Inca site located in the mountains and very close to the deepest canyon of the entire South American continent. You can already imagine the incredible landscapes that surround this colossal Inca construction. We’ll visit the most impressive corners of this place and our guide will share with you the fascinating stories of the past and the reason why it was built.

Choquequirao (3,050 m / 10,007 ft) is much larger than Machu Picchu, with plazas, temples, and impressive platforms that will make you constantly ponder the question: How could the Incas build this on top of the mountains? You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at noon and have time to rest and recover your energy.

Don’t miss the famous white stone llamas that adorn the platforms built on the hillside and are located in the direction of the mountain that protects this sector known as the Apu Qoriwayrachina. According to experts, only an average of 40% of the entire site is visible and, in many ways, Choquequirao remains a mystery. We are sure that we will learn even more about this amazing complex in the coming years.

At the end of the day, we will return to our camp at Marampata (2,900 m / 9,514 ft) and enjoy a delicious dinner. Afterward, you can go to bed to contemplate the incredible day you have just had and rest.

Accommodation: Tent (4 season tent, 4 people made a tent for 2 people, allowing greater comfort).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner.
Hiking time:  2 – 3 hours approx.
Hiking distance: 4 km / 2.4 miles.
Highest elevation: 3,050 m / 10,006 ft.

Choquequirao Trek
Choquequirao Full Day

Day 4: Marampata - Playa San Ignacio - Hacienda San Ignacio.

After having a very early breakfast, we head to the Hacienda de San Ignacio; for this, we will first hike for 1 hour again with the direction to Choquequirao to then descend by the new road until we reach the shore of the Apurimac River, which winds through amidst vegetation and an increasingly hot climate. We walk down for 3 until Playa San Ignacio, located on the left side of the Apurimac river. A water pipe that descends from the nearby snow-capped mountains, the cold and clear water of this pipe, is like a blessing from the apus to refresh and relieve the soul in the middle of the rugged mountains of Choquequirao.

We will then hike up to Hacienda de San Ignacio, it takes 1 hour to reach it, we will have great views of the Apurimac Canyon, we will take as many breaks we want to finally get to Hacienda San Ignacio, at this cozy place, our cook and horseman will be waiting for us with lunch. After lunch, we’ll have a great time to relax, and late in the afternoon, we will hike for 20 min to the Waterfall of San Ignacio.

Afterward, we will go back to our base camp to enjoy our happy hour and end the day with a good dinner.

Accommodation: Tent (4 season tent, 4 people made a tent for 2 people, allowing greater comfort).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner.
Hiking time:  6 – 7 hours approx.
Hiking distance: 11 km / 6,83 miles.
Highest elevation: 2,950 m / 9,676 ft.

Apurimac Canyon
Apurimac Canyon

Day 5: San Ignacio - Tambobamba - Sayhuite - Cusco.

This is the last day of our beautiful hike; wake you up early in the morning with a tea to then have breakfast; later, we hike from Hacienda San Ignacio to Villa de Loros, a hike of 3 hours by a gently uphill. At Villa de Loros, we will say goodbye to our horseman, since we will take our transport to Sayhuite, which has an incan site to explore it, while our cook prepares our last lunch.

Sayhuite, is a rock monolith that contains more than two hundred hypomorphic, zoomorphic, geographical, and human constructions figures, carved in an apparent disorder and taking advantage of the natural reliefs and depressions of the stone, considering that many figures represent human constructions, canals, stairways, ponds, they propose that the rock of Sayhuite was a kind of plan or stone sketch made by Inca architects to take control of the hydraulic works they performed.

After exploring this beautiful Incan site, we will enjoy our last lunch with the team to then back to the city of Cusco, we will drive for about 4 hours to reach Cusco, and we will drop you off at the main gate of your hotel in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Hiking time:  3 hours approx.
Hiking distance: 9 km / 5.59 miles.
Highest elevation: 2,350 m / 7,709 ft.

Saywite
Sayhuite

Note on Itinerary: Please keep in mind that itinerary changes are possible for various reasons (safety, weather, natural phenomena, strikes, etc.). For example, if the weather is extremely bad, the trail may be unsafe, and we may be forced to cancel or change the schedule, or we may be able to substitute another trek/tour instead, depending on the conditions. And we will make it an unforgettable experience!

Inclusions

Price Includes for Choquequirao Trek 5 Days:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the Hotel/Office).
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide for groups over 12 people.
  • Tents – 2 people.
  • 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Daily tea service.
  • Dining equipment including chairs and tables.
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet.
  • Food service in the campsites (4 breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, 5 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine which our master chef will prepare.
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Horseman and Horses. (To carry our camping equipment, food and 8 kilos of your stuff like sleeping bag and mat as well as clothes) We Never overload our Horses (well Animal Welfare).
  • Choquequirao entrance fees.
  • Camping spots fees.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Private transportation (Tambobamba – Cusco).

Price Excludes for Choquequirao Trek 5 Days:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast – on 1th Day.
  • Dinner – on 5th Day.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you).
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Walking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Choquequirao Trek 5 Days:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Student Card (if you book as a student).
  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films, and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sunblock.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 40% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Choquequirao Trek 5 Days in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Choquequirao Trek 5 Days private service, includes additional items such as:

Additional Inclusions:

  • Extra Horse to ride and horse Controller.
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.
  • 02 Waking Poles per person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bags, self-inflating pad, as well as your clothes.
  • Private round trip transportation.
  • Tour Guide to explore Choquequirao all day. And of course, we pay a little more to our Staff and Guide.

Prices

Our prices for the Choquequirao Trek 5 Days are reasonable and are in different packages with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco, and discounts will apply automatically for groups of over 5 people when booking this tour together at the same time.
We are a local tour operator that never shares service with any other company in Cusco, most agencies in Cusco share their service to save operating costs with poor quality. We guarantee to make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Our booking process is simple and you can secure your trip with only a 30% deposit and pay the rest at the destination.

Large Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)
Adult: USD 720
Student: Not available
Child: USD 700
Infant: Free

Small Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)
Adult: USD 740
Student: Not available
Child: USD 720
Infant: Free

Private Group Service WITH Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: Upon Request)
Adult: USD 940
Student: Not available
Child: USD 920
Infant: Free

Private Group Service WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: Upon Request)
Adult: USD 780
Student: Not available
Child: USD 760
Infant: Free

Solo Traveller WITH NO Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: SOLO)
Adult: USD 1300
Student: Not available
Child: Not available
Infant: Not available

Solo Traveller WITH Additional Inclusions

(Group Size: SOLO)
Adult: USD 1600
Student: Not available
Child: Not available
Infant: Not available

Our Fees:

  • Adult (12+ Years): Over 12 years old.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Younger than 25 years old with valid Student Card.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years):  Between 3 years old and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Younger than 2 years old. (The infant can only ride on the adult’s lap. If you want them to ride in a seat, add them as a child).

*Remember that age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

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FAQs

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When do we Pay the balance?

You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the tour to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.

Can I change departure date after the Confirmation of the tour?

Usually, it is not accepted since the permits, and the train tickets are not allowed to change the date or transfer to another name.

But if you need it, we’ll need to buy new permits and train tickets and the cost you’ll pay for it.

Do I need to bring my original passport?

Yes! You must bring your original passport, which must be the same one you sent us at the booking time. Your passport will be checked at Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.

Updating passport numbers: If you are renewing your passport, go ahead and email us a copy of your old passport to book your Machu Picchu ticket. If you no longer have your old passport, any government issue ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you receive your new passport, please email us a copy of your new passport ASAP to change the information about your permits and train tickets.

How far in advance should I book the tour?

We receive reservations at least 1 week in advance. However, seats are limited and are always subject to availability. Both the permits for Machu Picchu and the train ticket and permits for the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are in high demand, sometimes selling out months in advance. For this reason, we recommend that you make your reservation as far in advance recommendable 2 or 3 months in advance.

Is there student discount for this tour?

If you want to get the student discount, the following requirements must be met:

  • Be an undergraduate university student (or university-level institute).
  • Be less than 25 years old.
  • Own the university card valid at the time of entering Machu Picchu.
  • Possess a valid identity document or passport.

The university card must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of PVC material.
  • Own the name of the university.
  • Possess the student’s readable names and surnames.
  • Have the student’s photo
  • Have the expiration date still valid at the time of entering Machu Picchu.

If you meet the requirements above, you will get the following discount:

  • All students from 11 to 25 years old have a discount of $20 USD.
  • For children from 3 to 11 years old have a discount of $30 USD.

All students have to send a copy of their passport and student card at the time of booking to get the student discount.

valid student card
Valid Student Card

Tipping?

Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.

Is Huaynas Expeditions sustainable?

Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.

What is the Tour Guide like?

Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.

How many days do I need to be acclimated before starting the trek?

You should have at least 48 hours or more in Cusco. It’s recommended to enjoy these days in the city of Cusco and in the Sacred Valley.

Can I be picked up from the Sacred Valley?

Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick-up time (there is an extra cost).

Is there a cable car in Choquequirao?

The project to make a cable car that connected the town of Cachora to Marampata was not completed due to the frequent presence of landslides, and this plan was gradually lost.

What is Choquequirao?

Choquequirao is named after Quechua Chuqi K’iraw, the cradle of gold. Located just over 3,000 meters high, they are Inca terraces and buildings, very similar to the citadel of Machu Picchu, in terms of its architecture. Some call it the “Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu” or “Second Machu Picchu.” The site is not as large as Machu Picchu, but travelers much less crowd it; since it can only be accessed on foot, it is the longest and most complete road in Peru with a tour operator.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US

When making plans for a long-awaited dream journey, choosing the right travel agency or tour operator is the most crucial option you will make. Initially, some businesses might appear more affordable. But if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover why booking with Huaynas Expeditions ensures that your trip will be as remarkable as it can be.

100% DIRECT LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR

All our Tours & Treks are provided only by Huaynas Expeditions staff and professional guides. That means Huaynas Expeditions will never pass you on to another company or 3rd Party.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

Our staff comprises tourism industry veterans eager to share their expertise and serve the passenger. They are prepared to show you the best of Cusco and Peru with their extensive knowledge.

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

We are a travel agency committed to providing the best tourism services and are eager to help you explore the numerous natural and archaeological treasures found in every region of the nation.

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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Mark Andersen

Couple Traveller

An unknown wonder of the world. Much better than Machu Picchu.

October 17, 2019

Stephanie Marcus

Couple Traveller

Realy impressive site and though but great hike. Where Machu Picchu is overwhelmed with tourists. Its so easy in Choquequirao to walk alone and emphasize the history of the site.

August 16, 2019
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