Choquechaca to Machu Picchu

Off-the-beaten-path cultural immersion

This eight day Choquechaca to Machu Picchu trek is a truly unique experience developed by SA Expeditions in partnership with the local people of the remote Choquechaca Valley. You’ll trek through remote and pristine landscapes accompanied by locals, whose ancestors have lived in this region for millenia. Camp in spectacular locations, visit your guides’ ancestral village and meet their families. What’s more, you’ll enjoy an expert guided tour of Machu Picchu and spend a few days exploring Cusco, imbibing its intoxicating blend of Spanish and pre-Colombian history.

This is a suggested itinerary which can be adjusted to suit your preferences. Contact an SA Expeditions travel advisor now who will be happy to help.

Days

8

From only

$2,980 pp

  • Fully-guided three day trek to Choquechaca
  • Top quality camping equipment included
  • Private, expert-guided tours of Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima
  • Flexible, year-round departures
  • 24/7 support and assistance
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Itinerary

What you'll do and see

Day 1

Arrival to Lima

Arriving in Lima you'll be met by a SA Expeditions representative and taken to a carefully selected airport hotel, in order to minimise transit times the following morning.

Lima to Cusco

Day 2

Lima to Cusco

After the short flight to Cusco you'll be taken to your hotel to relax, acclimatise to the altitude, and explore this historical city.

Includes: breakfast

Day 3

Private Cusco City Tour

A private tour of Cusco, erstwhile capital of the Incas. You’ll visit mighty Sacsayhuaman, the magnificent Koricancha and the fascinating cathedral.

Includes: breakfast
Trek from Cusco to Azul Cocha

Day 4

Trek from Cusco to Azul Cocha

After driving to the trailhead your trekking adventure begins! Soak in the splendid surrounds as you hike to Azul Cocha (Blue Lake), your camp for the night.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Azul Cocha to Choquechaca

Day 5

Azul Cocha to Choquechaca

This is the toughest day of the trek, over a 14,000ft to Choquechaca village, the ancient home of your guides and horsemen.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Choquechaca to Machu Picchu

Day 6

Choquechaca to Machu Picchu

Hike to the little-visited Inca ruins of Pumamarka for a guided tour before driving to Ollantaytambo and catching the scenic train to Machu Picchu pueblo.

Includes: breakfast
Machu Picchu to Cusco

Day 7

Machu Picchu to Cusco

Rise with the birds for an early morning guided tour of Machu Picchu. Afterwards, enjoy the ruins at your leisure before catching a train back to Cusco.

Includes: breakfast

Day 8

Cusco to Lima

Fly from Cusco to Lima and – depending on your flight times – enjoy a tour of the bustling capital.

Includes: breakfast

Choquechaca to Machu Picchu

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Five nights in preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality

Two nights on privately guided Inca Trail Choquechaca Trek, which includes: all camping gear and nutritious meals, snacks and water, upgraded thermarest sleeping mats & sleeping bags, private portable bathroom to supplement camp-site restrooms, porter assistance to carry up your personal belongings.

Included Guide

Privately guided tours with your own personal guide and driver.

Included Meals

All breakfasts in hotels and three freshly prepared meals per day, plus snacks and water, on the trek.

Included Transport

All private airport transfers with English speaking assistance.

Not included Flights

Domestic flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.

Days

8

From only

$2,980 pp

  • Fully-guided three day trek to Choquechaca
  • Top quality camping equipment included
  • Private, expert-guided tours of Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima
  • Flexible, year-round departures
  • 24/7 support and assistance
This tour is operated by