Machu Picchu & Choquequirao Expedition: For the first part you’ll travel to Cusco to acclimatise. Then embarking on a 65 km trek taking you through lush jungles, deep canyons; and many snow-capped peaks along the way to Machu Picchu. If you’re in for a great Peru adventure; this is one of the most beautiful treks in the Cusco Region.
The Inca city is situated in the vast landscape of the Vilcabamba Range above the Apurimac River Canyon. As a result thick forest has covered this Inca site for many years and have re-discovered in relatively recent times.
Choquequirao was the dwelling of the last rebel Incas of Vilcabamba and similar to Machu Picchu; and it is thought that the Spanish never discovered it. The main ruins of this trek — Choquequirao, Llactapata, & Machu Picchu — all have their own distinct features and functions. The Incas built an all encompassing trail system; spanning these sites and the whole of the Sacred Valley, making for an adventurous trek.
Following your Choquequirao to Machu Picchu expedition you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the unique culture of the Sacred Valley; seeing places like Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray before heading out of Cusco for your departing international flight.
- Experience the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, “Sister City” of Machu Picchu
- Pass through the recently-uncovered ruins of Picha Unuyoc
- Descend down to the Rio Blanco for a refreshing dip in the river
- Climb the Abra San Juan pass (4150m) with views of Cordillera Vilcabamba
- Finish the trek at Machu Picchu, and explore the ruins at sunrise