Incredible 4-Day Trek to Choquequirao

Daily Tour 4 days
Peru Cusco and Sacred Valley


4 Day Choquequirao Trek. Are you ready to discover this 4-Day trek to Choquequirao? The mysterious, dazzling and hidden Inca citadel of Choquequirao, that in Quechua language means “Cradle of Gold”, is located in the beautiful landscape of the Vilcabamba Range over the Apurimac River Canyon. Dense forest covered this Inca site for many years and according to historians, Choquequirao was the dwelling of the last rebel Incas of Vilcabamba. This spectacular and challenging trek will lead you to one of the last refuges of the Incas giving a first- hand view of a unique Inca settlement perched above the Apurimac Canyon.

We strongly recommend a proper acclimatization, before starting the trekking


If you want to see the citadel of Machu Picchu and its beautiful landscape, then book your trip in advance. Since, the Peruvian government has imposed a daily limit of visits and tickets tend to sell out quickly. Make sure to buy your tickets in time!

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this 4 Day Choquequirao Trek?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this adventure? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable local guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high level services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transport according to the highest standards
  • Adequate equipment for the activity
  • Detailed and personalized information prior to the trip
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent official local guides who will be the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services?

This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when planning a trip. The answer depends largely on the age, the particular interests of each person and, above all, the economy of each passenger. Below, we list the differences between conducting a group service versus a private service. It should be noted that, in either of the two modalities, you will receive top quality care from the entire team of professionals who will make your trip unforgettable

Group Services

  • The driver follows the stops designated by the tour
  • Groups can have between 15 and 20 people
  • Guidance is simultaneous in English and Spanish for the entire group
  • The itinerary has to be strict to fulfill the daily plan
  • Guidance is available at the same time for the entire group
  • The main advantage of group services is the affordable price

Private Services

  • The driver will make the necessary stops where you indicate
  • Of 5 or more people, the private service has a similar price to the group service.
  • You own the time you want to have at each stop
  • Guidance is in only 1 language and at the passenger’s choice (prior consultation for rare languages)
  • The guide will be available only for you and attentive to your requirements
  • The travel experience becomes much more personal and deep in knowledge

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.



  • Retrace the steps of the Incas which can only be reached by foot
  • Trek to one of the last resorts of the Incas
  • Soak in views of amazing snow-capped Andean peaks
  • Excellent knowledgeable local experienced guides
  • Fantastic natural landscapes with valleys, snow-capped mountains and an amazing variety of flora and fauna



Lunch and dinner

Leaving Cusco early in the morning you head north on the main highway towards Abancay and cross into Antapampa with breathtaking views of mount Salcantay and Humantay.  As you leave this high meadow area, the Pitusiray, Chicon and Verónica come into view. The road continues until you reach the Apurimac River, where you cross its impressive gorge.  Finally, you arrive at the San Pedro de Cachora district (9560f/2914m) where the pack animals and horsemen will be waiting to take care of your equipment and your personal belongings. The hike then begins along the edge of the mountain Capuliyoc, where you get your first view of the Apurimac canyon and the trail that lies ahead. You will arrive at Chiquisca (6889f/2100,) in time for lunch. After lunch you hike down to the rushing waters of the Apurimac river until you reach Playa Rosalina (5,250f/1,600m) where you will set up camp, spend the night and have dinner.

Maximun altitude: 9560ft/2914m
Minimun altitude: 5,250ft/1,600m
Walking distance: 13.02m/21km
Approximate walking time: 6 hours

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

This day is considered the most rigorous of the trek.  After an early breakfast, from Rosalina Beach (5,250f/1,600m) you cross the suspension bridge and ascend a steep trail for around half the day, as you are ascending you will start to appreciate the impressive nature of the canyon’s land vegetation and environment on both sides of the Apurimac canyon.  You will finally get Marampata (9550f/2911m) and a small meadow where you stop for lunch and a much-deserved rest.

The afternoon hike is not as steep as you approach the hanging valley where the site of Choquequirao is found. You will arrive at the archeological site in time to enjoy the sunset from your comfortable tent while you sip a nice coca tea and with luck, you also may see condors flying nearby.

Maximun altitude: 9,951ft/3,033m
Minimun altitude: 5,250ft/1,600m
Walking distance:  6.2m/10 km
Approximate walking time: 6/8 hour

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

You will begin very early in the morning the exploration of this incredible archeological site of Choquequirao by the hand of your knowledgeable guide you will learn about the history and the importance of this place.  You will have some free time to explore on your own the many sectors of the complex.  In the late afternoon you will start the return trek and set up camp at Chiquisca (6,889f/2,100m)

Maximun altitude: 9,951ft/3,033m
Minimun altitude: 6,889ft/2,100m
Walking distance: 7.44m/12km
Approximate walking time: 5 hours

Breakfast and lunch

After an early breakfast you will begin your last day of this wonderful Tour Choquequirao trek 4 days-daily departures, top services.  There will be a final viewpoint that you will hike up called Wayna Qalli. From here you will be able to appreciate the Apurimac River Canyon rated by many as being the most spectacular in South America. Completing the journey, you will arrive at the town of San Pedro de Cachora where the transport will bring you back to Cusco (10,990f/3,350m) where you can indulge in a long, hot shower and a hearty meal to reward yourself after being accomplished such a great trekking!

Maximun altitude: 10,990ft/3,350m
Minimun altitude: 6,889ft/2100m
Walking distance: 11.78m/19km
Approximate walking time: 5 hours

Ask our experts travel advisors to complete your trip including the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, the challenging Inca Trail, a visit to the impressive Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, the majestic Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nazca lines or the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas.


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