Active: Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Express (SPCQ)
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 8
Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Trek the Andes, explore Choquequirao away from the crowds, witness the mountain beauty of the Andes, marvel at Machu Picchu.
This shorter trek is perfect if you're looking for an adventure that's as challenging as it is rewarding. Explore the ruins of Choquequirao, the lost city that's even more remote than nearby Machu Picchu, but youll see that too. Because of its difficult-to-reach location, the site sees relatively few visitors. This means youll get to experience Incan history in near-solitude, surrounded by nothing but ancient architecture and spanning forests. Spectacular views of the Andes are all along the trek to Choquequirao, a journey filled with lush wilderness, breathtaking vistas, and a visit to Machu Picchu.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 6 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Cusco||Day 1 Cusco|
Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Pre nights are recommended in order to acclimatize to the altitude and take advantage of the optional activities on offer in Cusco. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||Playa Rosalinda||Day 2 Cusco/Playa Rosalinda (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The lost city of Choquequirao was discovered hundreds of years ago, but it still feels as though you may be the first to discover it. Encroaching jungle still covers some of the stonework as only roughly 40 percent of these ruins have been excavated. The trek to this remote Incan city although challenging, is well worth the effort. Winding trails take you through the Apurimac River canyon with circling condors up above and views of the snow-capped Salkantay mountains making a breathtaking backdrop. Take plenty of time to explore and soak it in for yourself with two included visits to Choquequirao. Included Activities: Choquequirao Trek - Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Choquequirao||Day 3 Playa Rosalinda/Choquequirao (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue trekking through the Apurimac River canyon on the way to Choquequirao. Spot condors as you make your way up into the cloud forest, where youll camp for the night. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the ruins and marvel at your historical surroundings. Included Activities: Choquequirao Trek - Day 2 Choquequirao Main Square Guided Tour
|Day 4||San Ignacio||Day 4 Choquequirao/San Ignacio (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao further on your morning guided tour. Comparable only to Machu Picchu in its beauty, grandeur, and architectural accomplishment. Enjoy lunch near Choquequirao before the hike down to San Ignacio, the camp for the night.Ã¿ Included Activities: Choquequirao Guided Tour
|Day 5||Aguas Calientes||Day 5 San Ignacio/Aguas Calientes (1B, 1L)|
Leave early in the morning to make the way to Villa Carmen. Enjoy lunch before transferring to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Transport: Train (1.50 hour(s), 118km) Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Cusco||Day 6 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)|
Wake up early to visit the breathtaking Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the site and free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows before taking the train back to Cusco in the afternoon where the trip will end upon arrival. Additional Notes: Please note, a hotel night is not included in Cusco we highly recommend booking a hotel night in order to take advantage of the city. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Train (1.50 hour(s), 118km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.