We will pick you up from your hotel or hostel at 6 AM to start our drive in our private chartered transportation and arrive at the town of Cachora around 10 AM. We will make a stop midway to enjoy a hot breakfast where you will be able to enjoy the scenery of Limatambo Canyon, which is surrounded by the Humantay Mountains before continuing on to the village of Cachora. From here, we will meet our porters and camping staff before starting our hike to Capuliyoc (2915 M/9651 feet) to admire the scenery of the Apurimac Valley. We will the start our descent to Coca Masana (2330 M/7544 Feet) to enjoy warmer climate and diverse array of fauna. From Coca Masana, we will continue onwards to Playa Rosalina (1550 M/ 5084 feet), reaching the illustrious Apurimac River where we will camp for the night. Time for our first gourmet dinner prepared by our chefs!
We will start today off nice and early with a hot breakfast for some needed energy before our hour trek to the Apurimac River. We will continue on to cross over a holding bridge to a forest of cacti, agaves, and other various exotic fruits. From the river, we will ascend for 3 hours to reach the breathtaking Marampata (2900m/9512 feet) where we will eat lunch. Once you have your feet back under you, we will venture towards Choquequirao for about 2 hours or so. During our walk towards the ruins, you will encounter a diverse variety of fauna and flora, well worth taking some photos to capture the memories. Once we reach the ruins, you will get to visit the magnificent House of the Waterfall and the famous terraces of Paqchayoc before returning to our campsite near Choquequirao for dinner and camping.
We will start this day off a little later than usual, enjoy a delicious breakfast, and then head to the glorious ruins of Choquequirao - where our experienced guides will lead a tour explaining the historical significance of the site. You will find that although we spend the majority of the day here, you will wish we had more time to explore these breathtaking ancient ruins. After the tour you will have time own your own to explore the vast complexity of the ruins - leading you to further appreciate this gem of the Incan empire. After additional exploration, we will trek to our next camping site at Raqaypata.
After a quick breakfast, we will begin our sharp descent to the Apurimac River. As we near the river, the heat becomes more intense and we will arrive very hot and weathered from the trek. But fear not, a refreshing natural bathe awaits you to cool down after we cross the bridge over the river. After you have had the opportunity to enjoy the refreshing sensation of the cool water, we will have lunch and beverages waiting for you. We will take time for the intense heat to pass before we continue on to our campsite at Chiquisca. Here we will enjoy a breathtaking sunset during our last night together and our final dinner as a group.
After breakfast, we begin our final ascent to Capuliyoc in order to take in the majestic view near the end of our journey. We will then head to Cachora Village for some photos together and spend some time to enjoy our last day. From here we will say farewell to our porters and take the bus back to Cusco. We will stop along the way to have lunch and enjoy the amazing Saihuite archaeological site. After Saihuite, we will travel for four more hours to before getting to Cusco. It’s time for a cold drink and a good night’s sleep in a warm bed!