This letter contains the most important information about the Choquequirao¬ – Machu Picchu trek that you should be aware of before your departure. It is important to read and understand the information to leave well prepared and avoid unexpected surprises during your hike. We recommend following the basics of ecotourism.
We must respect and protect the environment, as well as the archaeological complexes and local customs.
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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas. This is the classic experience, hiking through ecosystems and flora from high desert to rainforests, and visiting amazing Inca constructions.
The Short Inka Trail is designed for travelers who want to experience the magic of the Inca Trail, without committing the time needed for one of the longer multi day hikes. This trek is great for families with children as it is only one day of hiking, about 6 hours total.
The Salkantay 5-Day Trek to Machu Picchu perfectly combines cultural and natural beauty; you’ll enjoy the magnificent view of snow-capped Salkantay (6264m/20551f), the highest mountain in the Vilcabamba range.
The Lares Valley Trek is one of the most picturesque in Cusco, and is home to many traditional weavers and farmers. You’ll visit them to see a weaving demonstration, done in the traditional method, using natural dyes and home-spun yarn. The people live day-to-day, growing what they eat and knitting what they wear. Each day of the trek is reasonably paced with ample time to enjoy the incredible scenery.
This version of the 4-Day Inca Trail is a private service - not in a public group - with more comfort, quality and flexibility over the timing of your trek. This option allows more accommodation to the needs of your group, as well as a more tranquil experience. Your private guide will cater to your group’s discovery of the secrets and legends of the majestic Inca empire.
Choquequirao was most likely built during the reign of the Inca king Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui and is considered to be the last bastion of resistance and refuge of the Sons of the Sun, who fled from the city of Cusco when it was under siege in 1535. Led by Manco Inca Yupanqui, they took refuge in Choquequirao.