Machu Picchu tours: Machu Picchu Inca city, is located in the top of a mountain named Machu Picchu “ancient sacred mountain”, name from which the city keeps the Machu Picchu name, located at 120 kilometers north west of Cusco, over the Urubamba River, in the ranch of Vilcabamba Mountains, its altitude is over 2400 m.a.s.l. The site has amazing landscape. There is an impressive moutain named Huayna Picchu (Yung Mountain) which always appear in the back ground of Machu Picchu, at the summit of this mountain you will find some building. At the bottom there is seeing a river called Urubamba, which is bordering the archaeological park, the river runs from east to west. Machu Picchu is located over 400 meter from the river.
Our Machu Picchu tour is unique, because it is leaded by passionate native, professional tour guides fluent in English and other languages, all organize in private service. We also have machu picchu tours set in 2 days, with departures from the sacred valley or Cusco city. Came and take part of our machu picchu private tour and or small groups tour.
Machu Picchu tour program: It begins with early morning transfer from hotel and drive from the city for about 1.30 hours to Ollantay Tambo train station, town where is located the train station. The Train Journey takes usually 2 hour to get aguas calientes town, from where to go to Machu Picchu is needed bus drive for about 30 and once you arrive at Machu Picchu, show the ticket at the check point where you will find luggage room and immediately after, you start the Guided Tours in Machu Picchu.
The tour in machu picchu, is given by one of our member professional English speaking guide, the guided tour in this wonderful place takes about 2.5 hours, and after this you have leisure free time. is this leisure free time you can explore the citadel by your own, if you want you just can walk around, hike for the gate of sun, you also can hike to the inca bridge or just to relax. A worthy thing is to climb the Huayna Picchu (extreme up hill 45 minutes hike). in the afternoon you must take bus to train aguas calientes, then get back by train to Ollantaytambo train station where our transfer waits you and drive you back to cusco. Where our machu picchu private tour or small group tour ends. (arrival to cusco around 7 pm or later depending the class of train) “end of machu picchu tour”.
choquequirao sunset trek. Is one of our authentic trekking programs to choquequirao, this wonderful itinerary brings you discover the archaeological site of choquequirao, site that has being built during the last inca civilization period. Choquequirao is compared with machu picchu, it does not have the same fine structures, but the location, the surrounding mountains, and the incredible sunset at choquequirao makes it an special place that connect you with the nature.
Located over the Apurimac canyon, is an excellent hike to enjoy the view snow coated mountains, our choquequirao sunset trek, and provides you the best sunset on the region, there is also great possibility to watch the condors soar. If you decide to hike with us, for sure you will have a great experience that will last forever in your mind. We provide only high quality service, expert professional cooks, vegetarian food and regular food available, our trekking guides has more than 18 years of experience leading groups, fluent in English, and all of them are native Peruvians with local language as their first language. Book our choquequirao private tour, and be part on this fantastic experience “ Book it as choquequirao sunset trek”.
Daily departures available only in private service:.
Day 01. Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca. Our fantastic choquequirao sunset trek, begins with an early meet up at your hotel in cusco, then drive towards northwest of cusco upto a village named Cachora, this is the last town on the way, we will meet our local muleteers, and have breakfast, after that we´ll start our hike, a nice view of the majestic padrayoc will be our motivation to hike and say this trekking is perfect because of its magnificent view. the hike leads by an smooth downhill that turns in to a flat dust road up to huancalle, here we where will stop to enjoy the view and have our snacks and enjoy the beautiful landscapes “from precipices to snowy mountains view”. at capuliyoc lookout point we will observe Apurimac canyon with its impressive depth (the second deepest canyon in Peru), from here the trail goes all downhill up to Chikiska, which is the camp ground. In this day we will pass the small settlement named la Colmena (2870 above sea level), after this there is Cocamasana (2330 above sea level), and finally chiquisca (1950 asl) a grove place where we will spend the first night of choquequirao trek.
Extra Info: 19 km (12 miles) of medium Challenge hike, 6 – 7 hours of walk
Day 02. Chiquisca – choquequirao: Wake up at 05 in the morning, then have breakfast and get ready for the hardest part of the trek. It begins with a downhill path for one hour, then we cross the Apurimac River. From here the trail goes uphill by a switch back trail until maranpata. After several stops, on the way there is a place named Santa Rosa where we can find snacks and water to buy, and after we will reach Maranpata which is the lunch spot, it is at a wide view point, it is also the end of the hardest part. After lunch, we follow a gentle section, then arrive in to a lookout point of choquequirao. Finally after 2 more hours we arrive to the second camp ground, our team will set up our tents, we spend the afternoon just relaxing and enjoying the nature. Dinner is served at 6.30.
(Trek Difficulty: Challenge Hard. Total distance: 13 km (7.5 miles). Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours).
Day 03: choquequirao. Our delicious Andean breakfast will give you energy for a large and beauty choquequirao sightseeing, we will wake up at 7 in the morning and have breakfast, then we walk to the lower terraces section, there are a large amount of terraces and couple houses that supposedly where for the farming masters, from here we climb up slowly enjoying the nature, we climb for about 1 hours and reach the building in the choquequirao main sector. From here we descend to the llamas sector, these are at 20 minutes downhill, the llamas were created on the inca terraces, with white color stones, they are in a line and the view from the llamas observatory are stunning, then we climb up to after main plaza and have a lunch at the site. After lunch we can have siesta laying on the grassy ground, the after a good rest we climb up to the upper urban and religious sector, where we can enjoy the area, see the river and after that come down slowly to the usnu which is a platform on a hill that was made to worship good and offer ceremonies for the andean deities, here in the middle of the usnu we can meditate and wait the sunset, and we may see condors. From, here we descend to the camp. “Trek difficulty: Medium”.
Day 04: Choquequirao – chiquisca – Coca Masana: We will wake up at 06:30 in the morning, then have great breakfast. after breakfast we begin the wayback, we’ll walk the same path, but this time it will be on backwards, it means to Apurimac River by the switchback trail, at arriving to chikisca we can stop for lunch. After lunch we walk 03 more kilometers, on the way we can enjoy the beauty on the nature, some orchids, and native flowers are ornamenting the path, finally we reach the camp site, the place is at an incredible location, we will see the river and the green mount right in front of us. (at night, you can sit out for and watch the start before going to sleep).
“Medium Challenge trek. distance: 17 km. 7 – 8 hours of walk.
Day 5. – Coca Masana – Cachora – Cusco. After early morning breakfast we re-start our trek, in this last day, way back to Cachora town, we will walk uphill trail for about 3 hours, enjoying again beautiful mounts and the apurimac canyon, our hike will end at non. At cachora we’ll lunch and after lunch take our transport to Cusco. The as an optional optional we can visit the conoc hot springs, then drive to Cusco arriving at about 18:00 hours and end our fantastic choquequirao classic trek.
“Challenge trek, 15 kilómeters (5.56 miles). 7 hours of walking”.