Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Chiquisca
We leave Cusco around 5:00 AM and drive for four hours towards the Andean community of Cachora. Along the way, we will stop at Tarawasi, a site where Incan ceremonies and celebrations to Mother Earth were conducted. We leave Tarawasi and continue to Saywite. Here we find the famous Inca rock that was believed to be the construction plan for the Tahuantinsuyo Empire. At this rock we will see carvings of animals representing the main deities. From Saywite, we continue on for half an hour to Cachora (2,800 m/9,184 ft) for breakfast. After breakfast we begin a two and a half hour hike towards Abra Capuliyoc (2,750 m/9,020 ft) Here we enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. We then continue descending for two hours towards Chiquisca, where we eat dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: Chiquisca – Choquequirao
We leave Chiquisca around 6:00 AM to hike for an hour to Rosalina Beach. We then cross the Apurimac River and start hiking towards Santa Rosa. This climb is a series of switchbacks up a steep slope and will take approximately two hours. In Santa Rosa, we break for 90 minutes. Afterwards, we hike for two and a half hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3,103 m/10,178 ft) where we will enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings. When the sun starts to set, you can sit and enjoy the canyon. Condors are often spotted here.
Day 3: Choquequirao – Hacienda San Ignacio – Tambobamba
After breakfast we'll return to the ruins and with a little luck get to see the flight of the condors in the Apurimac Canyon. We will begin the return toward Tambobamba and we will stop at the former estate San Ignacio, where we will rest and have lunch. Then we'll follow the road to the hostel and arrive at 5:30 pm approx. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Tambobamba - Cusco
After breakfast we have the morning free. We can make time to visit the nearby small processing plant of rum (distilled from sugar cane), or take a walk to the former estate of Tambobamba. An alternative, we can play some indoor games (such as table soccer, "toad "and others) or relax in a hammock while waiting on lunch to be served. Then we will board the bus to Cusco, arriving approximately 5 hours later.
Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s professional discretion and hiker progress.