Spectacular, distant, lonely and forgotten, Choquequirao (3.085 f) operates on top of almost impregnated at mountain of La Convención, province in Cusco. This place was the last bastion of the resistance during 40 years where the sons of these people, were hosted into these walls. After the defeat of Manco Inca, the last rebels built this place to reborn the Inca culture and using it as vivarium with rooms, temples, two-tier fountain systems, canals, aqueducts and its lovely terraces "upholstered" with profuse vegetation. That is the reason why you need to visit Choquequirao, a place that is worth the effort.
Choquequirao is located to the northeast of Cusco among the Apurimac and Urubamba rivers, also into this route you can see the majestic Salkantay into the range mountain of Vilcabamba offering you a unique experience and opportunity to reunite with the nature among green mountains, bears, condors, tarantulas, etc.
This region of cloud forest served as a refuge and natural fortress for the Inca resistance in XVI century, who tried to regain control of Tahuantinsuyo of the Spanish invaders. The customs and typical clothing of the local people reflect a mixture of cultures. Their language and decoration textile Pre-Inca and Inca, give clear evidence of the influence of Runasimi (Quechua). Vilcabamba is also a region where there are concentrations of Pre-Columbian archaeological treasures, including Choquequirao and the famous citadel Machu Picchu. Also are functioning network of Inca roads connecting the plains of Vitcos, Rosaspata and Espiritu Pampa.
Day 01: Cusco - Cachora - Salkantay Viewpoint
Day 02: Salkantay Viewpoint - Apurimac Canyon - Santa Rosa
Day 03: Santa Rosa - Marampata - Choquequirao
Day 04: Santa Rosa - Playa Rosalinda - Cachora - Cusco
Pick up from hotel at 05:00 am to transfer us in bus reaching Cachora. During the route we will see Izcuchaca, Zurite and Limatambo towns; we will cross the mighty Apurimac river over the Cunyac bridge. Our route starts to (2,910 msnm.) and the first section runs by farm lands where we will observe agricultural labors; we will continue to Apurimac canyon, we will enjoy extraordinary views of Vilcabamba andes mountain and highlight point is Salkantay snow mountain (6,271 msnm). Then arrive to the Curahuasi district, beautiful valley and this is the first producer of anisado(alcohol drink) in Peru with imcomparable fragance where the crops are seen as watercolors painted; we continue ascending to reach Sayhuite where we visit this archaeological group Inka observing a stone model then we will accommodate in our camp located in a knoll for overlooking the impressive landscape.
In the morning we take breakfast and then begin with the walk around 45 minutes, where we’ll arrive to the first view of Choquequirao complex, then we will descend to the depths of the Apurimac canyon to cross through the suspension bridge that connecting two sides (1580 msnm). We’ll begin with one demanding climb to the Santa Rosa area (2290 msnm). And in this place we will establish our base camp. During the journey we feel and observe the climatic changes and diversity of vegetation. Dinner and Overnight.
After a delicious breakfast and a good relax we will continue ascending between lush vegetation to Marampata sector, continue the journey to the magnificent and strategically Choquequirao that located in a good zone (3,110 m.) Thats domains the stunning scenery. Visit the archaeological site and its surroundings have spectacular views of the Apurimac Canyon. In the afternoon we return to our camp.
We wake up very early to appreciate the sunrise and after breakfast we start climbing for 4 hours with a fantastic atmosphere, while wild mystic front us imposing Salkantay snowcapped peak with a height of 6,300 meters, showing their beauty along the entire route through Chikiska, Capuliyoc (viewpoint) in the afternoon we will arrive at Cachora Curahuasi to head to down to the hot springs of Connoq to enjoy a refreshing swim in its warm waters and we serve as a muscle relaxant after the wonderful experience then board our bus to Cusco.
IMPORTANT: You must bring your original passport during the journey, in case of students must bring the original card of students.
15-10 days 50%
9-7 days 80%
6 days or less 100%
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