CHOQUEQUIRAO 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
“Today, observing Choquequirao in the twenty-first century, we, the Peruvians and the world, are once again amazed by the unexplainable ability of the ancient Peruvians to construct absolute architectural gems in places where reason would counsel against it just by giving it a simple glance for the sake of curiosity and also by the fascinating harmony that the work of man is capable of reaching, when it is based upon devotion and respect for nature, that in the end becomes its most venerated divinity”. (CHOQUEQUIRAO CUNA DE ORO by Walter H. Wust pag. 98)
DAY 01.- CUSCO – CACHORA – ROSALINA.
We start from Cusco toward to Cachora, passing by the localities of Izcuchaca until reaching the Archaeological site of Tarawasi and the Saywite Pass, to then enter Cachora. After breakfast we start to ascend towards a vantage point in Wayna Qalli Grande, from where we will be able to appreciate a large chunk of the Archaeological site of Choquequirao, besides a beautiful view of the mountain snow-capped "Vilcabamba"; then we will descend towards Capuliyuc, Cuca Masana, where the flora and fauna begin to change, until we reach Rosalina Beach where we will camp our first night.
DAY 02: ROSALINA - SANTA ROSA - MARAMPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO
After breakfast begin the hike towards the local liquor distillery of cane called "Santa Rosa". This second day is considered to be the toughest, due to the ascension since early in the morning of the mountains on the side of Cusco to "Marampata". On the way we will watch orchids and violets, and if luck is on our side, we will be able to watch fauna species such as deer, anteaters and diverse birds and insects. After a repairing lunch and rest in "Marampata" we continue towards "Ragaypata", where we can appreciate orchids, mainly at the banks of the "Chunchullmayo" River. After 1 hour walk approximately, we will reach Choquequirao and visit the eight sectors of this citadel, amongst granaries, precincts, altars and terraces also we will doing campsite in this place.
DAY 03: CHOQUEQUIRAO - SANTA ROSA – CHIQUISCA
After breakfast we will enjoy a time to visit again Choquequirao, and later we will descend along the same route up to "Santa Rosa", where we will have lunch and continue towards "Chiquisca" this campsite will be our third night.
DAY 04: CHIQUISCA - CAPULIYUC - WAYNA QALLI - CACHORA – CUSCO
After breakfast in Chiquisca we start to ascend towards the point of Wayna Qalli, where we will have lunch; from this point we can appreciate the canyon formed by the Apurímac River, regarded as one of the most spectaculars in South America. We will arrive in Cachora. From there we will return to Cusco