Active: Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking (SPCM)
Countries Visited: Peru Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 8
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (4 nts), camping (7 nts).
Trek the strikingly beautiful Andes, explore Choquequirao away from the crowds, discover the spectacular Inca fortress of Machu Picchu,
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, youll 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.
|Offer valid through 9/30/2019|
|Day 1||Cusco||Day 1 Cusco|
Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||Cusco||Day 2 Cusco (1B, 1L)|
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported womens weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about the traditional weaving and dyeing practiced here. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs right from the source. Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only) and a small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Here, have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch, the proceeds from which go directly back to the remote community. Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go on a guided tour of the large ruin site just adjacent to the town. Ollayntaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu. Head back to Cusco to spend the night. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Womens Weaving Co-op visit Pisac Ruins Guided Tour Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Chiquisca||Day 3 Cusco/Chiquisca (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Even though the lost city of Choquequirao was discovered hundreds of years ago, it still feels as though you may be the first to discover it. The trek to this remote Incan city although challenging, is well worth the effort. Winding trails take you through the Apurimac River canyon with views of the snow-capped Salkantay mountains making a breathtaking backdrop. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
|Day 4||Choquequirao||Day 4 Chiquisca/Choquequirao (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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 youll camp for the night. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 2
|Day 5||Pinchiunuyocc||Day 5 Choquequirao/Pinchiunuyocc (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, comparable only to Machu Picchu in its beauty, grandeur and architectural accomplishment. Included Activities: Choquequirao Guided Tour Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 3
|Day 6||Maizal campsite||Day 6 Pinchiunuyocc/Maizal campsite (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Pass through local communities and stunning Andean vistas. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by the cooks along the way and after settling into camp, stretch out under the stars. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 4
|Day 7||Yanama||Day 7 Maizal campsite/Yanama (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue upwards through the jungle towards the ancient Victoria Mines and visit the Coryhuayrachina ruins along the way. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 5
|Day 8||Totora||Day 8 Yanama/Totora (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Before descending to Totora, enjoy the snow-capped mountains that surround the area. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 6
|Day 9||La Playa||Day 9 Totora/La Playa (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Trekking into the valley the temperature will be noticeably warmer, enjoy the variety of flora and fauna. Pass by lush groves of tropical fruit, cocoa, and coffee. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 7
|Day 10||Aguas Calientes||Day 10 La Playa /Aguas Calientes (1B, 1L)|
Head out on the last portion of the hike to Hidroelectrica train station and transfer by train to Aguas Calientes for the night. Included Activities: Choquequirao Full Trek - Day 8 Transport: Local train (11km)
|Day 11||Cusco||Day 11 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)|
Rise early to take advantage of viewing Machu Picchu in the early morning light. This is the best time to view the Lost City of the Incas. Join the local guide for a detailed interpretation of the site and Inca history without the pressure of other tour groups that arrive at midday. Later in the afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo and transfer by van to Cusco, arriving in the evening. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
|Day 12||Cusco||Day 12 Cusco (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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