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From Cusco: Choquechaca and Pumamarca Private Full-Day Hike

From Cusco: Choquechaca and Pumamarca Private Full-Day Hike

From US$ 270 per person

Hike amongst stunning landscapes and learn more about Andean culture with a full-day hike to Choquechaca and Pumamarca. See ruins from the Inca Empire, meet the locals of Choquechaca, and enjoy a hike amongst colorful flora and fauna.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup begins 15 minutes prior to the departure time. This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnb). If you stay in one, please contact the local partner days prior to the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for pickup. For tax purposes, it is important to send passengers' passport copies to destinationservices@limatours.com.pe when you arrive in Cusco.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Choquechaca, a town inhabited by the Incas where archaeological remains can be seen
  • Hike through stunning landscape with interesting flora and fauna
  • Take home beautiful textile and craft work made by local artisans
  • Be impressed by the archaeological site of Pumamarca
  • Enjoy scenic views of mountains full of terraces
Full description
Enjoy a full-day hike that showcases the natural and cultural wealth of the Sacred Valley. Be in awe of stunning landscapes and learn more about Andean culture. Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. Head towards Pallata, and make a short stop in Ollantaytambo, the former royal estate of the Inca Empire. Continue on to Pallata and begin your hike. Starting at 3100 meters above sea level, this hike takes you through several ecological floors that display magnificent changes in the colors of the flora and fauna. Witness and experience the cloud forest phenomenon, where the humidity of the valley is retained causing it to drizzle all year. At 3800 meters above sea level, arrive in Choquechaca. Meet the locals that live in this quaint town and learn about its traditions and culture. Then, enjoy a box lunch before heading back. On your way back, take a detour to Pumamarca, the Inca archeological site with the largest number of platforms throughout the valley. Conclude your hike with a relaxing ride back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
  • Box lunch
  • Admission to Pumamarca
  • First aid kit
  • Walking sticks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located in Cusco's historic center
  • The maximum altitude of this hike is in Choquechaca at 12,467 feet or 3,800 meters above sea level
  • The walking distance of this hike is 4.3 miles or 7 kilometers
  • This activity requires good acclimatization (at least full 48 hours in Cusco downtown altitude)
  • Recommended travel accessories are sunglasses and retainer strap, sunblock and lip balm, toiletry kit, small washcloth, personal first-aid kit
  • It is recommended to bring local currency (Peruvian Sol), for drinks, snacks, tips, and souvenirs
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local partner
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