FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR AND CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 5 DAYS.
One of the most important hiking in the Cusco region is to sanctuary of CHOQUEQUIRAO (which means “golden cradle”). This place is currently highly preferred by visitors from all over the world and by people who want to discover new adventure in the Land of the Incas, This Inca city was discovered in the 18th century by a French explorer, Also was visited by Hiram Bingham before to discovery Machu Picchu.
The tour to Flight Condor with Choquequirao is a new alternative route for current visitors, where you can see the majestic flight of the Andean Condor in its natural habitat on the first day, and then you will continue the trekking to the Choquequirao Sanctuary that has a similarity to Machu Picchu by Its geographical location and the type of architecture all built in stone, with the difference that to get to Choquequirao is by walking.
This tour is undoubtedly a challenging but incredible experience to hike to the Andean condor home in the depths of the Apurimac Canyon and then to the archaeological site of Choquequirao, located on a mountain in the cloud forest. Our travel agency ORELLANA EXPEDITIONS is direct tour operator of this trip to the Flight of the Condor and Choquequirao trek.
DAY 01: CUSCO / KILLARUMIYOC / FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR / HUAYCHAOU ANDEAN LODGE.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am in the morning, then we will travel for around 1 hour approximately until KILLARUMIYOC (temple of the moon and of The fertility), continuing our journey along the paved route to Limatambo district from where we will take an unpaved road to our typical restaurant where we will enjoy our delicious lunch. After our lunch we will continue our journey by car for a 15 minutes more until we reach to Chonta village, from where we will begin our walk approximately 1 hour, along the hike to the viewpoint of the condor canyon 3350 meters, From this point we will have the opportunity to Witness the impressive Andean condor in its natural habitat, once we will arrive to the viewpoint of the condor we have to wait the condors to arrive to this place after their daily activities, The wait to the condor will not be for long time the condors usually return in the afternoon to their nests, Here you will have Very good opportunity to see the condors very closely and for an average of 2 hours flying in front of you and sometimes you can see them fly 20 meters from the viewpoint and will be more than astonished. Later we will return walking to the town of Chonta and then in our car to the sector of Huaychaou where we will spend the night in our Andean lodge. night in the lodge.
DAY 02: HUAYCHAOU ANDEAN LODGE / CACHORA / PLAYA ROSALINAS.
We will have our breakfast early in the morning and continue our trip in our private car, We will travel for an average of 2 hours to the district of Cachora where you will have availability to make the last shopping for the trip, then we will prepare all our staff for the trekking and our tour guide will introduce the horseman Who will be in charge of carrying our food and camping equipment, after preparing the luggage we start the expedition to the first camp called Playa Rosalina, along this hike we will have spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and snow. This day we will walk for approximately 5 hours all down.
Our first stop will be at the place called Coca Masana to enjoy our first lunch, continuing our walk of pure descent until we reach the camp, Playa Rosalinas 1550 meters above sea level. The campsite is near the bridge and Apurimac river.
DAY 03: PLAYA ROSALINAS / MARANPATA / CHOQUEQUIRAO.
After the breakfast early in the morning we will start our hike uphill until Maranpata, this hike will be hard but the views are spectacular, We will walk uphill to marampata for an average of 3 to 4 hours, here we will do a brief Stop for a rest and then continue in a straight line route for inside the cloud forest until Choquequirao where we will enjoy our delicious Peruvian lunch, prepared by our professional chef. In the afternoon after a break we will visit the main square of this Inca city of Choquequirao and learn step by step the great skill and intelligence that had the people who built this citadel that makes us see again the glorious era of the Inca empire, Later Before the night arrives we will return to our camp for dinner and enjoy the tranquility of the night in tents.
Breakfast up to your preferences. After crossing the bridge, you have to climb to the ruins; the first 3 hours will be very hard! But the views are spectacular! Arriving at noon approximately, have lunch.
DAY 04: CHOQUEQUIRAO / MARANPATA / PLAYA ROSALINAS.
In the morning after breakfast we will visit one more time for 5 to 6 hours more the fantastic Inca citadel of Choquequirao, we will visit the sectors of agricultural, Incas terraces where we will see Lamas in the walls worked in stone, Usno rest of the condor, the ceremonial temple, Temple of the water, etc. Then we will return to our campsite for enjoy our delicious lunch. After lunch we will prepare our staff to return to our campsite at Playa Rosalinas. This return will be easier than we did in the first way all uphill and on the way back will be pure descent for approximately 4 hours until the beach of Apurimac river. Night in our teens and enjoy the view of blue sky with full of stars.
DAY 05: PLAYA ROSALINAS / CACHORA / CUSCO.
After the breakfast we will start our trek uphill for an average of 4 hours approximately to the Mirador Capuliyoq where we will make a stop to rest and enjoy the tranquility with view of the snow and the canyon of the Apurimac River, continuing our trek By straight line route to the town of Cachora, where our private car waiting for us to bring back to Cusco, arriving at the city of Cusco between 5:00 pm. Approximately.
This day we translate to Cachora town, place where we finish our trek.
After the last climb our private buses are waiting for you to bring you back to Cusco, arriving approximately 6 or 7 in the evening.Breakfast and lunch.
- Transport to Cachora and back to Cusco.
- Professional tour guide in English and spanish.
- Professional Cook.
- Tents and mattresses.
- Cooking tent and equipments.
- Food during the trek.
- Porters or horses to carry the food and equipments
- Entrance ticket to the condor flight.
- Entrance ticket to Choquequirao.
- First aid kit.
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Mineral water.
- Sleeping bag.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING.
- A backpack to hold 5 kilos to be carried by horse.
- A backpack for you to carry each day.
- Rain gear, walking shoes, warm jacket and a hat for the sun.
- Flashlight with batteries, camera.
- Sunscreen, insect repellent.
- Water Purification pills (optional).
- Walking sticks (optional).
- Original passport.
- Extra money in soles for additional purchases.
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