Next to City tour in Cusco, the capital of Inkas Empire, we will start our trek to Choquequirao.
Availability for Choquequirao trek
After trekking (total length 34 km) that allow us to explore Choquequirao, and after a good rest in the lodge, travel to Machu Picchu without having to face a long road, traveling by bus from Villa Los Loros lodge to Ollantaytambo and from there by train to Machu Picchu town.
At indicated hour our staff adequately uniformed and with a sign with your name or a name that tell us, will be waiting for you at the reception in the airport of Cusco or bus terminal. Then we will be moved to the selected hotel. The tourist mobility that we offer for this service is fully equipped for your comfort, the travel time will vary according to the location of your hotel. Arrival at the hotel, registration and accommodation.
13:30 pm pick up from your hotel.
14:00 p.m. beginning of your excursion.
(it was the Main Temple of the Incas) where Sun God is worshiped, About the engineering used in the construction of this place, its walls were covered with gold and in its mean terraces there were sheets of animals in gold made in natural size ,which also kept there mains of the Incas and their wives who in ever ruled these lands which were embalmed, chronicles indicate that these seemed to be alive.
SACSAYHUAMAN (Head of the great Puma)
The city of Cusco was in the form of a Puma and the exactly Head was Saqsayhuaman.It is 3 km from the city of Cusco impressive Temple monumental and magnificent stone architecture, also known as "la Casa del Sol" Annually on 24 June is here where is performed the ancestral ritual of Inti Raymi.
(Temple of the Pachamama or Mother Earth) was a ceremonial temple , there is an amphitheatre where sacrifices were made on black flame, that every winter solstice "June21" in the shadow a planned for well polished bricks, born a natural phenomenon "The Awakening of the Puma" for the Incas was the beginning of the great festival of Inti Raymi
(Fortaleza Inca) old tambo, surveillance existed throughout the Empire and along the Inca roads. Also it was a controlled entry and exit of all those traveling to or from the holy city of Cusco.
(royal baths) at 7 km. from the city of Cusco is a ceremonial place of worship for the water, its wings is named sources of water that exist on site, Also is believed to be resting place of the Inka.
6:30 p.m. return to Cusco leaving you in your hotel or in the beautiful (main square) Plaza de Armas.
Passengers are picked up at their hotel and head to Cusco at 7:00 am in a private bus, with the first destination Saywite Archaeological Park. There he observed the mysterious monolith and the nearby archaeological remains, the staggered pacchas ushnu and must be remembered in order to contrast their correspondence with the ceremonial architecture of Choquequirao. After a good box-lunch, we continue down through the remote valley of Huanipaca, one of those spots in the Peruvian highlands reserved for travelers. At the bottom of the deep valley awaits Villa Los Loros Lodge. The rooms ready and after a necessary relaxation, a small meeting at which dispel the anxiety a trip like this has on every traveler. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart at 5:30 am, down a footpath entering the Hacienda San Ignacio Antigua then slopes downhill towards the raging Apurimac River (Playa San Ignacio). We cross the suspension bridge … here begins the serious, the rise from the level of the water (at 1,450 m) to Camp Choquequirao (2,870 masl) is nothing short of overwhelming. On one hand, the beauty of the landscape, rivers, waterfalls, flowers lilac, all is movement … On the other, the rugged surroundings, the steep slope and your heartbeat combine in a very personal connection with their surroundings traveler and himself . Back in the camp and after lunch, we expect Phaqchayoq (the system of terraces or "pantry" where you can see the cultivation of corn) and The House of the Waterfall (according to scholars, the home of Inca of Choquequirao). Returning to camp, tired, have dinner and spend the night. (Bathrooms and cold showers available)
This is the most beautiful day. We are struck by how the vast majority of visitors take 4 days' journey (two in back and two in back) and only a few hours or maybe minutes (!) To enjoy exploring the different sectors of Choquequirao. Understanding that the complex is an organized scattered on both sides of Apu spur spending the time Corihuayrachina know you deserve and need to understand the integrity of its context. We will have all day to visit the best parts of the Archaeological Park, the flames, the upper and lower parts, the Great Trail, the Wall Triumphal Sartiges. Our travelers enjoy lunch near the collection, not to disrupt the visit and see, with a little luck, the majestic flight of the condor over the deep canyon of the Apurimac River. We returned to camp, where we have dinner and spend the night. (Bathrooms and cold showers available).
After breakfast and already knowing the route, the return is made easier. We surprised the novelty of the landscape, we now have a different view because the spirits (and muscles recovered) are maximum. The voice of the river always there, the imposing Apurimac Canyon seems to swallow the traveler. Finally, the Playa San Ignacio. "Black Whip", "Machuco", "Cayguash" or some other lie ahead. The return on its back gives us the opportunity to look at one last great landscape which we are part. Riding allows a great way to photograph the friends that came and new friends that the trip gives us, the carriers are a kind of supermen and their way of life will sink deep into the memories of the traveler. Beside the ruined walls of the Hacienda San Ignacio, we rest and after lunch the horseback ride takes us to Villa Los Loros Lodge. When looking back we know how far we have come. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we boarded the bus to take us to Ollantaytambo, an estimated travel time of 5 hours. They consume lunch, then take the train to Machu Picchu town. After settling into the hotel, you may want to enjoy a swim in the famous Aguas Calientes. Dinner and overnight.
We left early to catch the first bus that will leave us in the same Inca Sanctuary, located on the Urubamba River canyon in the heart of the jungle mountain range of Salkantay, wonder of the world that visit, taking the opportunity to make visits optional to the imposing mountain of Wayna Picchu or the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Returning to Machu Picchu town, consume a buffet lunch at a tourist restaurant and then we will take the train back to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel.
Itinerary and campsites may change according to the climate and health status of the trekkers.
Train times for the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo may change according to the train company's availability and will be confirmed close to the time of the trek. If someone books later than most of the group, we may not be able to provide the same train as the rest of the group.
Change to earlier/later train time at time of booking (price depending on train availability).
Tips/gratuities not included but are optional according to the services rendered.
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