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SPCM - Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

The ultimate adventure for altitude junkies with a love of history, this challenging 12-day journey snakes its way between the most incredible Inca sites in Peru. Conquer a mind-blowing trek to the mountaintop fortress of Choquequirao free of tourist throngs before continuing onto Santa Teresa, the backdoor to Machu Picchu. With guided tours of the Sacred Valley, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu, you'll gain a greater appreciation of the Inca Empire. And because we operate our own treks in this region, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
Sacred Valley guided tour
Pottery making demonstration
Trek to Choquequirao ruins with local guide, cooks, and porters (8 days)
Guided tour of Choquequirao archaeological site
Aguas Calientes stay
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $1,949
Start Location
Cusco, Peru
End Location
Cusco, Peru
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking
Physical Rating
Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
11 Nov 201822 Nov 201810AUD $1,949
15 Dec 201826 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,949 
13 Jan 201924 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,949 
17 Feb 201928 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,949 
17 Mar 201928 Mar 201914AUD $1,949
14 Apr 201925 Apr 201912AUD $1,949
19 May 201930 May 201911AUD $1,949
16 Jun 201927 Jun 201916AUD $1,949
14 Jul 201925 Jul 201913AUD $1,949
18 Aug 201929 Aug 201916AUD $1,949
15 Sep 201926 Sep 201913AUD $1,949
13 Oct 201924 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,949 
10 Nov 201921 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,949 
14 Dec 201925 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,949 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Cusco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Cusco
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar) before returning to Cusco for the night.
Day 3 - Cusco/Chiquisca
Transfer to Cachora and embark on the hike to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Apurimac River and sweeping mountain scenery at every turn.
Day 4 - Chiquisca/Choquequirao
Continue trekking through the Apurimac River canyon on the way to Marampata. Keep your eyes open for condors as you make your way up into the cloud forest to Choquequirao, where you'll camp for the night.
Day 5 - Choquequirao/Pinchiunuyocc
Explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, comparable only to Machu Picchu in its beauty, grandeur and architectural accomplishment.
Day 6 - Pinchiunuyocc/Maizal campsite
Continue trekking past Choquequirao with the team of guides, herdsman, and cooks through the Andes following Inca pathways.
Day 7 - Maizal campsite/Yanama
Continue upwards through the jungle towards the ancient Victoria Mines and visit the Coryhuayrachina ruins along the way.
Day 8 - Yanama/Totora
Before descending to Totora, enjoy the snow-capped mountains that surround the area.
Day 9 - Totora/La Playa
Follow the trail down the slope of the Andes to the sub-tropical valley, camp for the night at La Playa.
Day 10 - La Playa /Aguas Calientes
Head out on the last portion of the hike to Hidrlectrica train station and transfer by train to Aguas Calientes for the night.
Day 11 - Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.
Day 12 - Cusco
Depart at any time.