Choquequirao To Machu Picchu in 7 Days / 6 Nights


A journey that connects two Inca citadels Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Culture, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Choquequirao To Machu Picchu in 7 Days / 6 Nights.

A journey that connects two Inca citadels Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.

This excursion aims to explore in-depth the last Inca refuge Choquequirao and the Wonder of the modern world Machu Picchu.

Choquequirao is known as the Twin Sister of Machu Picchu due to the similarity of architecture, and according to investigators, the place was for public purposes and ceremonial activities.

The Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most complete routes, presenting landscapes of unique beauty such as the Apurimac River Canyon, high jungle valleys and, Inca architecture.

A full adventure for those who enjoy long treks in contact with nature.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation Cusco – Capulichayoc / Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Chef
  • Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
  • 6 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 6 dinners
  • Snacks
  • Entrance to Choquequirao
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Matras
  • Aguas Calientes Return Tourist Train – Ollantaytambo.
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen balloon
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • The first breakfast (first day).
  • The last lunch (7th day).
  • Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu-Mountain Entrance.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Aguas Calientes CONSETTUR Bus Tickets – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Horses for Personal Use.
  • Tips.
  • Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.

    Beginning our long-awaited trip we will pick you up at 4:00 am from your hotel and head in private transport to the town of Capulichayoc (4 hours drive).

    On the way will make stops in different locations to supply with snacks or water.

    Arriving Capulichayoc will climb to the viewpoint to get a wonderful view of the Apurímac Canyon and the Padreyoc snow-capped peak at 5 571 masl.

    We will begin the trek with our porters and horses who will accompany us on our journey.

    With the high spirits will hike for 3 hours through valleys that will descend to reach Chiquiska, a small town where we will taste a traditional Andean lunch.

    Continue our journey among lush vegetation for 2 hours to our first camp “Rosalina Beach” at 1 900 masl where we will taste a delicious dinner and stay in the night.


    Early will begin with an energizing breakfast and will continue our route crossing the Apurímac river by a pedestrian bridge, also known as The Talking River, for the noise by its waters.

    Ascend for 2 hours and a half through leafy paths until reach Marampata, a small meadow that provides the first view of Choquequirao next to the fascinating canyon and will have a picnic to taste a delicious lunch.

    With full energies will climb a steep road while appreciating the whole area of the canyon and vegetation until we reach our second camp.

    Located in the heart of the citadel of Choquequirao, this is a flat area where we will set up our tents, have dinner and sleep comfortably in the moonlight.

    The time of trekking in the afternoon usually lasts 3 to 4 hours, depending on the physical condition of the travelers.


    We will begin the day with a delicious breakfast and complete the visit to Choquequirao, we will know its streets, temples, houses and the famous terraces with incrustations of llamas, while our guide will tell us in detail the precinct’s history.

    At mid-day will taste a traditional lunch and have a short rest, then will begin a hike of 13 kilometers uphill to the ruins of “Pinchiunuyoc” at 2 600 masl in the highlands of Choquequirao.

    The hiking time to reach this zone is 7 hours this place will be our third camp, where we have dinner and sleep outdoors.


    On waking up, we will have breakfast to full our energy, for the trek.

    Descending for 2 hours towards “Rio Blanco” at 1 990 masl where we will rest and if you want will be able to take a bath in the refreshing waters surrounded by native trees.

    We will start a 4-hour climb through a great diversity of flora and fauna to Maizal’s community, our fourth camp, on the way will stop for lunch.

    The community will offer us incredible views, a pleasant dinner and, stay on the highest canyons of the zone.


    We will wake up at 7:00 am to have breakfast and start our 3-hour journey through the jungle reaching the “Abra Victoria” at 4 130 masl.

    At the top will get an incredible view of mountains and rivers, then we will descend for 2 hours until we reach Yanama, have a traditional lunch.

    In the afternoon will board a collective bus that will lead us to Lucmabamba, a lodge between snow-capped mountains and waterfalls, rest from the long trip, have dinner and sleep comfortably until the next morning.


    We will wake up for breakfast at the lodge, this day will climb an ancient Inca trail for 3 hours through cloud forests to the Puncuyoc pass, a small archeological center of unique beauty.

    Descend until Llactapata at 2 700 m.a.s.l. whose name means City in the High, the singularity of this place are the terraces and qolqas which connects with a hydraulic system.

    A few minutes away is the Inti Punku or also called Gate of the Sun, where we will overview of the citadel of Machu Picchu.

    After the small tour, we will descend through valleys of lush vegetation, streams, and waterfalls to Hydroelectric for having lunch and rest.

    With the full energy will continue for 3 hours crossing lush forests and train tracks that will accompany the trail to reach Aguas Calientes at 1 650 masl.

    At Aguas Calientes will spend our last night in a comfortable hotel, we will have dinner while our guide gives recommendations for the last day.


    Early, waking up at 4:30 am to head to the Precinct of Machu Picchu. But before that, we will have breakfast and prepare all we need to continue.

    We will hike up for 2 hours until reaching the Citadel, with our guide will know the religious temples, platforms, houses, squares, streets, stairs and, other remains of Inca architecture.

    At mid-day will descend to Aguas Calientes, you can lunch, rest, visit the thermal baths, the town market or the museum up to half an hour before your train leaves to Ollantaytambo station in a journey of 2 hours.

    In Ollantaytambo, our private transport will be waiting for you to return to the imperial city of Cusco.

    Conclude our services leaving you in the security of your hotel.

  • Waterproof trekking shoes and sandals.
    Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
    Waterproof clothing (poncho)
    Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, T-shirts).
    Sleeping bag per person (-10º C).
    Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, lipstick.
    Water bottle
    Jacket or Poncho (in case it rains)
    Photo camera, external battery, photo memory

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