Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 

Inca Rivers Trek - Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

Stunning views of snow-covered Andean peaks, ancient cloud forest, abundant wildflowers and the Inca ruins of Choquequirao are just some of the highlights of this outstanding trek. Our route follows a mountain traverse between two sacred Inca rivers - to the west the Apurimac and to the east the Urubamba. These mighty rivers are the main tributaries of the Amazon. Between them lies the great Vilcabamba Mountain Range - the last stronghold of the Inca Empire. Unique to this area is the spectacular 'lost' ruins of Choquequirao. Built by the Incas in the 15th century, like Machu Picchu, it became lost in high jungle which engulfed the ruins until being rediscovered in the early 20th century. A day is set aside to explore this impressive site before continuing our trek to the Inca site at Patallacta which provides a stunning and rarely seen view of our final destination - Machu Picchu.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Cusco
DAY 2 In Cusco
DAY 3 Drive to Sacred Valley of the Incas
DAY 4 Day walk in Sacred Valley
DAYS 5/6 Drive to Capuliyoc and commence trek
DAYS 7/9 Take in superb views of the Apurimac canyon en-route to the ruins of Choquequirao
DAYS 10/13 Trek over mountain passes with stunning views of Pumasillo, Salcantay (Salkantay) and Humantay peaks and descend through cloud forest to arrive at Machu Picchu
DAY 14 At Machu Picchu, afternoon train to Ollantaytambo, drive to Cusco
DAY 15 In Cusco, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Awesome experience, culture, history and trekking the Inca trail is a not to be missed experience. Guides and support crew were knowledgeable and catered to our every need. Jose and Ruben, great
combination. Thank you.

D. Parr Wheelers Hill, VIC Australia

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Trip Code: ICT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  14 May 2017
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price: $2,399.00 USD

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