Choquequirao, nicknamed the little sister of Machu Picchu, is an ancient Inca city, of which only 30 to 40% has been explored. Surrounded by magnificent landscapes, you can enjoy a mythical place, much less populated than the famous Machu Picchu, but just as interesting.
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Cusco - Chiquisca
We will leave Cusco by bus at 5am, arriving in Cachora after about 3 hours and a half by bus. There you will have the possibility to have breakfast (not included). We will start the walk to Capuliyoc, where we will have our lunch, then we will continue to Chiquisca, the place of our first camp and where we will spend the night.
Night in tents.
Chiquisca - Marampata
After breakfast we will descend to Rosalina beach, then we will continue to Marampata for lunch. We will rest in the afternoon at the camp.
Night in tents.
Marampata - Choquequirao - Marampata
Today we are going to discover the site of Choquequirao. After so much effort the time has come to finally admire this Inca jewel known as the “Little Sister” of Machu Picchu and whose name in Quechua means “the golden cradle”. The day is entirely dedicated to this highlight of our trek.
After the visit we will return to our camp in Marampata where we will spend another night.
Night in tents.
Marampata - Cusco
We’re going back the way you know it now… but in reverse! Long long day’s walk today to get back to Cachora where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco.
End of our services when you return to Cusco.
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if necessary)||Travel Insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Air tickets and copy||Certification Vaccination Yellow fever (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in USD., Euros or local|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Waterproof and warm jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bath business|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medications you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).