You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and afterwards we will drive on a bus towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After approximately 2 hours we will pass Ollantaytambo Village, and then we will take a dirt road till Piskacuchu (2.700 m – 8.858 Ft.) a community located on the kilometer 82 of the Cusco –Machupicchu railroad.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco, Peru
DEPARTURE TIME 04:00 h
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Breafing
Bilingual Guide: Spanish / Ingles
Transfers mentioned in programmme from and to the hotel.
Full Board: 3 Breakfasts, 4 Snacks, 4 Lunches, 3 Tea and 3 Dinners
Camping Equipment: Two person tents, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, mattresses, tables, chairs, complete cutlery, First aid medicine kit and oxygen tank
Service of cook and carriers
Packhorses
Riding horses as support
NOT INCLUDED
International and Domestic flights (Lima / Cusco / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
Baggage excess
Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
Personal expenses
Tips
International or National personal telephone calls
Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
Laundry

WHAT TO BRING

  • Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
  • Long pants or slacks
  • Long-sleeved shirts.
  • T-shirts.
  • Sweaters and a jacket.
  • Rain wears always.
  • Camera.
  • Insect Repellent and sun block.
  • Aid kit (Band-Aids, cotton, bandages, rubbing alcohol, Aspirin).
  • Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  • Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
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Day 1

Cusco – Cachora – Rosalina

we set off from Cusco bound for Cachora, passing by the localities of Izcuchaca until reaching the Archaeological Compound of Tarawasi and the Pass of Saywite, to then enter Cachora for breakfast. After breakfast we start to ascend towards a vantage point in Wayna Qalli Grande, from where we will be able to appreciate a large chunk of the Archaeological Compound of Choquequirao, besides a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains of Vilcabamba; then we will descend towards Capuliyuc, Cuca Masana, where the flora and fauna begin to change, until we reach Rosalina Beach where we will set camp.

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner 

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Day 2

Rosalina – Santa Rosa – Marampata – Choquequirao

After breakfast we set out towards the local liquor distillery of cane called Santa Rosa. This second day is considered to be the toughest, due to the ascension since early in the morning of the mountains on the side of Cusco bound for Marampata; on the way we will watch orchids and violets, and if luck is on our side, we will be able to watch fauna species such as deer, anteaters and diverse birds and insects.

After a repairing lunch and rest in Marampata we continue towards Ragaypata, where we can appreciate orchids, mainly at the banks of the Chunchullmayo River. After a one-hour walk approximately, we will reach Choquequirao and visit the eight sectors of this compound, amongst granaries, precincts, altars and terraces; camping.

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Day 3

Choquequirao – Santa Rosa – Chiquisca

After breakfast we will enjoy a time to pay a last visit to Choquequirao, and later we will descend along the same route up to Santa Rosa, where we will have lunch and continue towards Chiquisca; camping.

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Day 4

 Chiquisca – Capuliyuc – Wayna Qalli – Cachora – Cusco

After breakfast in Chiquisca we start to ascend towards the vantage point of Wayna Qalli, where we will have lunch; from the vantage point we can appreciate the canyon formed by the Apurímac River, regarded as the most spectacular in South America. We will then arrive in Cachora, where they will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco.

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