Day 1: Cusco – Chiquisca
This journey begins in Cusco from where you will leave at 5am and drive for 4 hours towards the Andean community of Cachora. Along the way, you will stop at Tarawasi, a site where Incan ceremonies and celebrations to Mother Earth were conducted. From there you leave Tarawasi and continue to Saywite. Here you find the famous Inca rock that was believed to be a construction plan for the Tahuantinsuyo Empire (Inca Empire). At this rock you will see carvings of animals representing the main deities. From Saywite you continue hiking for half an hour to Cachora (2,800 m/9,184 ft) where you will enjoy a nice lunch. After lunch, you begin a two and a half hour hike towards Abra Capuliyoc (2,750 m/9,020 ft). Here are beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. Then, you continue descending for two hours towards Chiquisca, where you will eat dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: Chiquisca – Choquequirao
You leave Chiquisca around 6am to hike for an hour to Rosalina Beach. You then cross the Apurimac River and start hiking towards Santa Rosa. This climb is a series of switchbacks up a steep slope and will take approximately two hours. In Santa Rosa you have a break for 90 minutes. Afterwards you hike for two and a half hours until you reach the lunch spot in Marampata. From here, you walk another two hours until you reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao (3,103 m/10,178 ft) where you will enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and Inca monuments. When the sun is setting, there is a great opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the canyon, where condors often are spotted.
Day 3: Choquequirao - Hacienda San Ignacio - Tambobamba
The day begins with a nice breakfast after you return to Choquequirao, and with a little luck you can get the possibility to experience the incredible condors in the Apurimac Canyon. The journey continues back to Tambobamba and you will stop at the former estate San Ignacio, where you will rest and have lunch. Then you will follow the road to the hostel and arrive at 5:30pm approximately. A welcome cocktail and dinner will await you before you go to sleep.
Day 4: Tambobamba - Cusco
The final day begins with a free morning after breakfast. You can make time to visit the nearby small processing plant of rum (distilled from sugar cane), or take a walk to the former estate of Tambobamba. An alternative could also be to play some indoor games (such as table soccer, "toad "and others) or relax in the hammocks while waiting for lunch to be served. Then, you will board the bus to Cusco, arriving approximately 5 hours later.