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Day 2: Villa Los Loros Lodge - San Ignacio Beach - Choquequirao
After breakfast we leave at 5:30 am, going down a pedestrian path that enters the old Hacienda San Ignacio and then plummets downhill towards the torrential Apurímac River (Playa San Ignacio). We crossed the suspension bridge ... here begins the serious thing; The ascent from the water level (at 1,450 masl) to the Choquequirao camp (2,870 masl) is nothing less than overwhelming. On the one hand, the beauty of the landscape, rivers, waterfalls, lilac flowers, everything is movement ... On the other, the wildness of the environment; the steep slope and the beating of the heart combine in a personal connection of the traveler with his surroundings and with himself. In the camp and after lunch, Phaqchayoc awaits us (the system of terraces or "pantry" where corn is grown) and La Casa de la Caída de Agua (according to scholars, the home of the Inca of Choquequirao). Returned to the camp, tired, dinner will be served and night will be spent. (Bathroom and cold shower available). (trekking: 17 Kms)
Day 3: Choquequirao all day
This is the cutest day. We are struck by how the vast majority of visitors take 4 days of walking (two to go and two to return) and only a few hours or maybe minutes (!) To enjoy exploring the different sectors of Choquequirao. Understanding that the complex is organized scattered on both sides of the spur of the Apu Corihuayrachina we will know how to dedicate the time it deserves and it is necessary to understand the integrity of its context. We will have all day to visit the best sectors of the Archaeological Park; the flames, the high and low parts, the Great Sidewalk, the Triumphal Wall of Sartiges. Our travelers will enjoy lunch near the Set, so as not to interrupt the visit and see -with a bit of luck- the majestic flight of the condor over the deep canyon of the Apurímac River. We return to the camp, where dinner will be served and the night will be spent. (Bathroom and cold shower available).
Day 4: Choquequirao - Hacienda San Ignacio - Villa Los Loros Lodge
After breakfast and knowing the route, the return becomes easier. We will be surprised by the novelty of the landscape; now we enjoy a different view because the mood (and the recovered muscles) are at maximum. The voice of the river always there, the imposing Apurimac Canyon seems to swallow the traveler. Finally, the San Ignacio Beach. "Black Whip", "Machuco", "Cayguash" or someone else awaits us. The return on their loins gives us the opportunity of a last great look at the landscape of which we are already a part. Riding allows an excellent way to photograph the friends with whom we came and the new friends that the trip gives us; The muleteers are a kind of superman and their way of life will penetrate deep into the traveler's memories. Next to the ruined walls of Hacienda San Ignacio, we rest and after lunch the horse ride takes us to Villa Los Loros Lodge. Looking back, we will know how far we have come. Dinner and overnight. (trekking: 8 Kms)
Day 5: Villa Los Loros Lodge - Salcantay pampa
We leave Villa Los Loros lodge in private mobility, we go through the Curahuasi Valley until we reach Mollepata (2,857 masl) and then to Soraypampa (3,869 masl), where the muleteers (in charge of transporting the camping equipment and meals) await us. to start our adventure. We head towards Salkantaypampa (4,124 m.s.n.), where the first camp is set up (trekking: 3 Kms).
Day 6: Salcantaypampa - Abra del Salcantay - Collpapampa - Santa Teresa
Today is the day that demands the most physical effort since we must climb up to the Salcantay pass (4,600 m.s.), from where we will enjoy the view of the Salcantay mountain in all its magnitude and beauty.
On the way to the Abra, do not forget to pick up a small stone to be stacked in the "apacheta" (a pyramid of rocks) located in the pass of the Salkantay, traditional offering to the "Apus" (spirits of the mountains) that will watch over the good end of the trip.
Then the road descends, until we reach Collpapampa (2,870 masl), where mobility awaits us to take us to the town of Santa Teresa (distance of 35 Kms and travel time of 1 hour and a half) small town of tropical climate, where we spend the night in Hotel. Possibility of taking a bath in the nearby hot springs. (trekking: 19 Kms).
Day 7: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric Station - Machu Picchu - Cusco
After breakfast, mobility takes us to the Hydroelectric Station from where the train will take us to Machu Picchu village. We board the bus that will leave us in the same Inca Sanctuary, located on the Urubamba River Canyon, in the heart of the Salcantay jungle mountain range, a wonder of the world that we will visit, having the opportunity to make the optional visits to the imposing mountain of Wayna Picchu or the door of the sun (IntiPunku). Returning to Machu Picchu town, we will take the train back to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel.
Briefing participants at their hotel in Cusco, the day before departure; private mobility (Cusco - Villa Los Loros lodge - Mollepata-Soraypampa) and (Collpapampa - Santa Teresa - Hidroeléctrica); professional guide (English - Spanish); two nights accommodation at Villa Los Loros lodge; a standard hotel night in Santa Teresa; two nights of camping in Choquequirao and one night camping in Salcantaypampa, with full camping equipment of high quality (tent, sleeping bag with personal savannah, mattress, kitchen tent, dining room, tables and chairs, kitchen and all utensils, equipment of lighting, etc.); first aid kit; all meals and hot drinks (7 lunches, 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts); snacks and water for the road; trained and qualified personnel: field chef, arrieros; emergency horse throughout the trekking route (in the ratio of 1 every 4-5 walkers); entrance tickets to the Archaeological Complex of Saywite, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu; horses for the return from San Ignacio beach to the lodge; Hydroelectric Train-Machu Picchu Town; bus Machu Picchu village - Sanctuary - Machu Picchu village; panoramic train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo; Ollantaytambo-Cusco transportation.
* Non-refundable payment.
* Price expressed in American Dollars.
* Valid December 31, 2019.
* Applies for the whole year.