From 590 USD
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Dificulty high
Type adventure


Trek to the last refuge of the Incas Choquequirao or “Cradle of Gold” is exactly what you are looking for.

Join us on this epic journey and get to know one of the most amazing Inca complexes in existence. This spectacular archaeological site is located on the Apurimac River and is surrounded by towering glacial peaks. It is not as well known as Machu Picchu but it is 3 times bigger and it is said to be one of the last refuges of the Incas who tried to resist the Spanish invasion. Later, Choquequirao was abandoned and the dense vegetation of the cloud forest ended up covering it and hiding it from civilization.

The classic Choquequirao trek is an incredible option for true adventurers, history and nature lovers, an exciting alternative route to the Inca Trail.

This route to Choquequirao presents an incredible experience where you will see native animals such as the Andean condor and other local birds, native flora and fauna, including orchids and much more.


Pick up from your hotel at the coordinated time (if the hotel is near the main square of Cusco), otherwise we will coordinate a meeting point.


  • Spanish or English.


Day 1 : Cusco – Capuliyoc – Chiquisca

This morning we will pick you up early with our private transportation and head to Cachora to have a good breakfast and explore its streets. Then, we will go to Capuliyoc and meet the team that will accompany us throughout the route. You will be amazed by the huge Apurimac valley and see beautiful landscapes.
In the afternoon, we will continue the excursion while appreciating incredible mountain scenery and the Apurimac River, ideal for rafting and canoeing. Finally, we will arrive at Chiquisca, where our camp will be waiting for us to have dinner and rest.
The approximate hiking distance will be 8 km, with a moderate level of difficulty.

Day 2 : Chiquisca – Rosalinas Beach – Santa Rosa – Marampata

We will descend to Rosalinas beach, then we will make a stop in the village of Santa Rosa to enjoy a revitalizing lunch and take a rest.
We will continue ascending for approximately three hours until we reach our camp in Marampata, in the afternoon you can enjoy the place and its energy that transmits near the citadel of Choquequirao, while watching a beautiful sunset.
Later we will enjoy a delicious dinner before going to rest, surrounded by nature.
The approximate walking distance will be 11 km, with a challenging level of difficulty.

Day 3 : Marampata – Choquequirao Archaeological Complex – Marampata

Wake up to enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading to the incredible archaeological complex of Choquequirao, we will explore every corner of the uncovered section and learn all about the history.
Later we will stop for lunch in the middle of the day, then continue exploring the site with our guide, who will answer any questions you may have about the site.
In the evening, we will return to camp for dinner and a well-deserved rest.
The approximate hiking distance will be 6 km, with an easy level of difficulty.

Day 4 : Marampata – Santa Rosa – Rosalinas Beach – Chiquisca

This morning, we will say goodbye to Choquequirao and start our return trip. We will stop in Marampata to take some pictures before continuing to Santa Rosa for lunch. Later, we will continue to Chiquisca, where we will camp in the backyard of a local family.
This is a great opportunity to witness the Andean lifestyle and learn about customs and traditions.
In the evening, we will enjoy a tasty dinner before going to sleep.
The approximate walking distance will be 11 km, with a moderate level of difficulty.

Day 5 : Chiquisca -Capuliyoc – Saywite Monolith – Conoc Hot Springs – Cusco

Enjoy your last breakfast of the trip before heading to Capuliyoc. Once there, we will say goodbye to the trekking team and board our private transport to the intriguing Saywite rock.
Then, you can relax in the hot springs of Conoc before savoring a delicious lunch, in the afternoon, we will return to Cusco enjoying the incredible scenery, taking advantage of this last opportunity to appreciate them.
The approximate hiking distance will be 8 km, with a challenging level of difficulty.
Finally, we will leave you at the door of your hotel around 6:00 p.m. so you can relax and rest.



High quality service and safety:

  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Experienced tour guide.
  • Medical or first aid kit.
  • Private camping equipment.
  • Portable travel toilet.
  • Satellite phone.
  • Inflatable mattress.
  • A duffel bag.


  • 4 nights accommodation in tents.


  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • Water for the trek.
  • Tea to wake up.
  • Snacks on the trail every day.
  • One cloth snack bag per person.


  • Private transportation.
  • Cargo mules.

Permits & Entrance Tickets:

  • Entrance ticket for Choquequirao hike.


  • Extras and important equipment.
  • Sleeping bag (US$ 15.00 per person).
  • Walking sticks (US$ 10.00 per person).
  • Day 5 dinner in Cusco.
  • Clothes and trekking equipment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for our staff.


  1. Service is subject to variation of itinerary without prior notice, due to a security problem, weather conditions (rains, floods, floods, overflows, etc), strikes and/or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
  2. 100% recommended: Clothes, shoes and walking sticks.
  3. The tours and activities carried out by this Operator have a low level of risk and medium difficulty and provide the necessary safety.
  4. Any material loss or accident is under the responsibility of the client.
  5. Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated above is non-refundable.
  6. In such a case, the Operator may carry out a contingency plan with an alternative tour.
  7. The itinerary may vary at the discretion of the operator, always to ensure the safety of the traveler and the best development of the service as a whole.
  8. If you decide to leave before the end of the service, there will be no refund.
  9. If you bring or buy snacks during the tours, preferably light snacks (dried fruits, cookies and water).
  10. If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as “Done” with no room for claims, postponements or refunds.

What to bring:

  • Passport.
  • Sleeping bag (-15°C).
  • Trekking poles.
  • Medium trekking backpack (15 liters).
  • Long sleeve T-shirts.
  • 4 short-sleeved T-shirts.
  • Shorts.
  • A pair of waterproof pants.
  • A pair of thermal pants.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Waterproof or wool gloves.
  • Hat to protect the neck and face.
  • Woolen hat for the cold.
  • Hiking boots (preferably waterproof).
  • Light footwear.
  • A pair of sandals.
  • 5 pairs of socks.
  • Raincoat or poncho for the rain.
  • Bathing suit and towel.
  • Flashlight or headlamp and batteries.
  • Water bottle or CamelBak – optional water purification tablets.
  • Sunscreen: factor 70 or higher.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Good insect repellent.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, chocolate, candy, nuts, etc.
  • Camera and charger.
  • Extra money (dollars or soles).
  • Personal medications.
  • Warm pajamas.



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  • The company is not responsible for cancellations made by the client 45 days or less before the start date of the contracted service, which will be penalized with 100% per passenger.
  • Failure to appear on the day and at the time indicated for the provision of the contracted service has a penalty of 100%.
  • If the client does not pay the total balance of the trip within the agreed time, there is no refund of 50% of the deposit paid for administrative expenses per passenger.
  • For any cancellation, by the client, between 70 and 45 days before the start date of the contracted service will be penalized with 50% of the value of the program per passenger.
  • For any cancellation, by the client, between 90 and 70 days before the start date of the contracted service, a penalty of US $ 25 will be applied for administrative expenses per passenger.
  • For any rescheduling, by the client, 45 days or less before the start date of the contracted service, the request will be accepted as long as the client has no outstanding balances to pay, and there is no fare difference for the new rescheduling date.
  • The clients accept that Machu Picchu Tour Services S.A.C. has no responsibility for the non-provision of the services offered in case of adverse weather conditions or natural disasters that cannot be foreseen. Likewise, it recognizes that there will be no responsibility in case of political movements, accidents, declaration of state of emergency, border closures, strikes or any other public act beyond the control of Machu Picchu Tour Services S.A.C. that could not be foreseen. In these cases, the value of the contracted service will not be refundable.
  • Refunds will only be effective when the client requests it more than 90 days before the start date of the contracted service or when the company is unable to provide the contracted service, in the latter case, the company will not pay more than 100% of the amount paid by the client. Refunds will be provided in a period of no less than 30 working days and no more than 120 working days, discounting transaction costs, if any.
  • In the event that the passenger does not decide to complete any of the contracted services, the difference will not be refundable.

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