Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

Choquequirao to Machu Picchu overview

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Prices from: £2,175.00
Single supplement from: £300.00
Duration: 13 days
Maximum group size: 16 people
First available departure: 25 Mar 2018
Last available departure: 19 May 2019
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Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

A fantastic trekking holiday on the alternative Inca Trail

On the way up to the San Juan Pass
On the trail from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu
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Choquequirao to Machu Picchu - Trek - Peru

Have an unforgettable experience in Peru trekking from the Inca outpost of Choquequirao, one of the most important discoveries of Inca antiquity to the famous Machu Picchu.

£100 Price drop - alternative Inca Trail
Sitting astride a high ridge amongst the snow-capped peaks of Peru, the Inca outpost of Choquequirao is one of the most important discoveries of Inca antiquity. Already a rival to Machu Picchu in terms of its size and splendour, more buildings and llama-decorated terraces are being exposed in Choquequirao each year. Choquequirao is more difficult to access and much less visited than Machu Picchu. Our fully supported trek to this so-called 'Cradle of Gold' in Peru is by way of the awe-inspiring canyon of the Apurimac River, involving a descent and ascent of almost 2000 metres to reach our camp beside the citadel of Choquequirao (3000m). We have a full day to explore the Choquequirao site before setting off on a 5-day trek through the rugged and beautiful Cordillera Vilcabamba, a region dominated by impressive 6000 metre peaks including Pumasillo and Salcantay. Following a former Inca trail which once connected Choquequirao to Machu Picchu, we cross the Totora Pass (4500m) then turn north to descend the Rio Colpa, passing untouched Andean villages whose Quechua inhabitants still wear traditional dress. Arriving at the cloud forest cloaked valley of the Rio Urubamba, this great trip concludes with a guided tour of Machu Picchu and a welcome free day in Cusco. This is a fantastic holiday in Peru for everyone who loves to follow in the footsteps of the early explorers and for those who want the genuine Inca trail experience but without the crowds. This is a simply superb trekking holiday - probably the best in Peru.