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CHOQUEQUIRAO 4Day/3Nigh - Daily Departures Min 4 person.
CUSCO TARAWASI - CACHORA - CHOQUEQUIRAW - HUANIPACA – CUSCO
Trek and exploration of the Archaeological Complex of Choquequirao. The trekking start from the village of Cachora near Curawasi and returning though Huanipaca valley, village of Tambobamba. With a plenty of time to explore this mysterious ruins of Choquequirao. ( Total distance of Km. 50 ).
DAY 01: CUSCO - CACHORA – PLAYA ROSALINA
Early departure from Cusco at 05:00 am 4 horas journey to Cachora, stop in Saywite for breakfast beautiful views of Curahuasi Valley, spectacular views of the snow capped mountain of Salkantay and the Vilcabamba range of mountains. Here our walk would begin, the first section it is a gentle down and up until our spot for lunch, after lunch and enough resting time, we will walk downhill for 3 hours from 3000m to 1500 m to Chiquisca sector. Here it will be our rest place for some minutes. Then we will walk for 40 mimutes more to arrive at Rosalinas Playa near the Apurimac River ( 1500 m ), it will be before sunset so you can enjoy a nice vistas at this place. First camping also here you can taste “cambric” a local cognac made from sugar cane. B L D (km 19)
DAY 02: PLAYA ROSALINAS, MARAMPATA, CHOQUEQUIRAO
After an early breakfast we cross a typical holding bridge and start a gentle 3-4 hours gradually climbing of 1,400 meters from a shores of Apurimac river to Marampata village (2900m) where you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape of this valley, and also would observe the famous Apurimac river, here we have a stop for lunch. Once we end this valley we will be able to see for the first time, the archaeological complex of Choquequirao,after lunch we will have an easy walk for 2 hours to Choquequirao ruins ( 2,780m) en route you will see a variety of nice plants and flowers
In this area will will visit the farming terraces of Paqchayoc and the house of the waterfall, then we will return to our camping set near Choquequirao. B L D
DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX
Today we will complete our exploration of the best features of Choquequirao we will go to visit and explore with our tour guide and able to learn and admire this famous inca constructions, the stone altar called Ushnu which was used by priests to offer open ceremonies to the apus, the sun, the moon,the starts and the Pachamama “mother nature”, buildings in a very fine Inca style and the mysterious llamas designs constructed in the walls of the terraces with white stones, with luck at this point we can see a magestic flying of a condor around this sacred geografy. Camp in Choquequirao. B L D
DAY 04 CHOQUEQUIRAO, SAN IGNACIO, TAMBOBAMBA
After our early breakfast, we start an easy downhill walk for 3-4 hours approx until we get to the Apurimac river then to Playa San Ignacio there another bridge to cross, 40 minutes to Hacienda San Ignacio, stop for our lunch, time to rest and perhaps a sleep, in the afternoon last 2-3 hours to walk to the pintoresque village of Tambobamba where our car will be waiting for us to return to Cusco, arriving at 8-9pm approximately. B L End of a great and unforgettable trek.