The Lost City of Choquequirao

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Small group
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  • Quiet trekking trails (without the permit and other restrictions that are imposed on the Inca Trail)
  • Choquequirao – larger than, and one of the best-preserved Inca ruins after Machu Picchu
  • Diversity of scenery; from cloud forests and canyons to high passes and 6000m peaks of the Vilcabamba Range
  • Guided tours of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
  • Time to explore historic Cuzco


TPK Trip Map

Day 1

Start Cuzco (3400m); afternoon walking tour.

Day 2

Free day in Cuzco.

Day 3

Drive to Capuliyoc Pass (2915m); begin the trek with a descent to Chiquisca.

Day 4

Cross Apurimac River then climb to Santa Rosa and Maranpata (2920m); on to Choquequirao camp (3035m).

Day 5

Full day to explore the magnificent Inca site of Choquequirao and the terraces of Pacchanta.

Day 6

Cross Choquequirao Pass (3215m) then descend to the Rio Blanco via Pinchinoyoc; continue to Maizal (3000m).

Day 7

Steep climb over San Juan Pass (4170m) with impressive mountain views; descend to Yanama (3400m).

Day 8

Trek amidst Vilcabamba Range and over Yanama Pass (4660m), surrounded by glaciers, to Totora.

Day 9

Descend to Lucmabamba.

Day 10

Follow Salkantay River to Santa Teresa (1900m); train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 11

Morning tour of Machu Picchu; train to Ollantaytambo.

Day 12

Sacred Valley tour; continue to Cuzco.

Day 13

End Cuzco.

Extend Your Trip

Amazon Rainforest extension (from Cuzco)

Easily accessible via a short flight to Puerto Maldonado from Cuzco, the Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and home to an astonishing array of wildlife, plus countless plant species. Spending three nights at a lodge in the incredibly rich Tambopata Reserve, we use motorised canoes to explore lakes and rivers, and follow jungle trails to navigate dense forests.

Lake Titicaca extension

Journey across the spectacular high altiplano to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world at 12,467ft (3,800m). Explore the waters by boat and visit the indigenous Uros community who live on floating reed islands and produce fine textiles. Back on the mainland, we visit the pre‐Inca site of Sillustani, composed of burial towers with fantastic views over the region. The Titicaca Extension is only available after your main tour as we do not recommend arriving straight into Puno due to the altitude.


  • 5 nights en suite hotels and 7 nights full-service camping
  • 8 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Altitude maximum 4660m, average 3000m
  • Travel by private bus and train
  • Countries visited: Peru


  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 5 nights en suite hotels and 7 nights full-service camping
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Full porterage throughout trek
  • Exodus kitbag
  • Inflatable sleeping mat while camping


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Sleeping bag (hire locally from US$40)



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