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TOUR: CHOQUEQUIRAO
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Tour to Cusco - Choquequirao - Cusco
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Tour Summary
Choquequirao (from the Quechua Chuquik´iraw "Cradle of Gold") was the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish dominion for more than 40 years. The stonewalls that surround this old religious, political and social centre of the Inca Empire are mostly covered by weeds, which will give you the impression of being one of the first explorers reaching the site.
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Tour Details
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Price: From US$ 392 per person
Starting point: Cusco
Ending point: Cusco
Tour Type: Trekk, cultural and camping

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Cusco - Cachora - Rosalina
We set off from Cusco bound for Cachora, passing by the localities of Izcuchaca until reaching the Archaeological Compound of Tarawasi and the Pass of Saywite, to then enter Cachora for breakfast. 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 Compound of Choquequirao, besides a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains of 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 set camp.

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

DAY 02: Rosalina - Santa Rosa - Marampata - Choquequirao
Hike bound for the Canyon of the Apurímac River; on the way we will watch farming activities, as well as spectacular vistas of the mountains of Vilcabamba. We will then descend towards the Canyon of the Apurímac, one of the deepest and most beautiful in the world. We will set our camp nearby the hanging bridge linking both banks of the Apurímac River.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 03: Choquequirao - Raqaypata
After crossing the hanging bridge over the Apurímac River we will begin to ascend towards Santa Rosa, where the vegetation will become abundant and the weather hotter. We will reach Marampata where we will pay a visit to the Citadel of Choquequirao; then we will continue to the sector of Raqaypata for camping.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04: Raqaypata - Chikisca
We will continue our return to Cusco, beginning with a steep descent to the Apurimac River where we will have lunch; in the afternoon we will climb for 4 hours approximately and then make camp at Coca Masana.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05: Chikisca - Cachora - Cusco
Descend towards the hanging bridge over the Apurímac River in order to reach the Town of Cachora; during the trip we will enjoy the attractive views of the Snow-Capped Mountain of Salkantay and the Cordillera of Vilcabamba, as well as the Canyon of the Apurímac River; from Cachora we will begin our return to Cusco.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • Breafing
  • Bilingual Guide: english/Spanish
  • Transfers mentioned in the programme from and to the hotel.
  • Full board: 4 Breakfasts, 5 Snacks, 5 Lunches, 4 Teas, 4 Dinners
  • Camping Equipment: Two person tents, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, mattresses, tables, chairs, complete cutlery, First aid medicine kit and oxygen tank
  • Service of cook and carriers
  • Packhorses
  • Riding horses as support

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and Domestic flights (Lima / Cusco / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Laundry


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ORIENTATION
Peru is located on the central west coast of South America. Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.

TIME ZONE
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:

Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
Rio de Janeiro 14:00
New York 12:00
Madrid 18:00
Londres 17:00
Tokyo 03:00


TEMPERATURE
Being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru ! Below is a summary of the weather conditions you can expect to find in each different region of the country at different times of the year.

Coast (Ica, Chiclayo, Lima, Piura, Trujillo, Tumbes)
Northern region: warm year-round with highs of up to 35°C in the summer.
Central and southern regions: two well-defined seasons, winter between April and October, and summer between November and March.

Highlands (Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Puno)
This region has two seasons, dry season between April and rainy season between November and March.

Rainforest (Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Manu)
High rainforest (over 2,300 feet asl): has a temperate, subtropical climate with abundant rainfall.

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or sneakers during long walks.
- Drink lots of liquids on long excursions.
- Always take an umbrella or rainwear.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Rain wear always.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent and sun block.
- Aid kit (Bandaids, cotton, bandages, rubbing alcohol, Aspirin).
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
- Flashlight and knife.
- A container for water and some purifying pills.
- A backpack (50 - 70 litres).
- A change of underwear.
- Gloves, scarf, wool socks and a hat or cap.
- A towel and toilet paper.
- Dried fruits, candies and chocolates.

WEATHER
Cusco City has a temperate climate with year round temperatures fluctuating between14º - 16ºC and warm days and cold nights.

Rainy season in Cusco is from December to March. Machu Picchu has a semi-tropical climate, with warm, humid days and cold nights.

Rainy season in Machu Picchu is from November to April. Although you can go trekking during the months of April to October, the best months for visiting Machu Picchu are May and June.

The Sacred Valley has a comfortable climate usually sunny and dry with temperatures varying from warm days to slightly cool nights. December to March is known as the Rainy Season, but January and February are the wettest months.

ALTITUDE
Cusco City: 3360 m.a.s.l.
Machu Picchu: 2400 m.a.s.l.
Sacred Valley of the Incas: 2850 m.a.s.l.

WATER
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.

VISAS
All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
For more information clic here:
Type of visa to enter Peru

AIRPORT

Hand luggage regulations

a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.

b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.

c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.

d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.

Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.

LANGUAGE
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.

CURRENCY
Peru's official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted.
At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.50 Nuevos Soles.

TIPPING
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines:
Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.
Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

Full-day excursion : US$6.00 per person
Half-day excursion : US$3.00 per person

PHOTOGRAPHY
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.

ELECTRICITY
Power voltage in Peru is 220 Volts AC, 60 Hz. Most modern electrical appliances do not need adapters since they will accept both 110 as well as 220 AC voltages. Please make sure to check the voltage options of those artefacts you intend to take with you during your trip, such as hair dryers, battery chargers, notebooks and lap tops, video cameras, etc. Most of these do not usually need a special adapter, but it is important that you make sure of that before leaving your country of origin in order not to have to buy special 110 V / 220 V AC adapters, which, however, can be found in the local market here in Peru.

HEALTH
Vaccinations
Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor. There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru.
Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.

PERUVIAN GASTRONOMY
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: "cebiche" (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), "aji de gallina" (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and "anticuchos" (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region.
Be sure to try "Pisco Sour", Peru's typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.

Restaurants During Your Trip
In Cusco: International, vegetarian and local food restaurants.
In Aguas Calientes: International and local food restaurants.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Local food restaurants.

... more about Cusco restaurants

DRESS CODE
Dress in general is very casual unless you want to eat in one of the more expensive restaurants in Lima for example, in which case a tie and/or jacket will be required and smarter ladies' wear. Due to the altitude, it is important to remember whatever the season, to take some warmer woollens for the nighttimes drop in temperature.

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to make changes to the order of the trip, without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times or any other reason relevant to the best development of the trip.

 
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