DURATION

DIFFICULTY

5 DAYS

DEMANDING

Prices 

2 Pax - $1,458

3 Pax - $1,075

4 Pax - $923

5 Pax - $800

6 Pax - $796

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 5D/4N

When possible we highly recommend hiking this trail in 5 days, in order to be able to spend a full day (trek day 3) in the Choquequirao ruins. The Inca city is situated in the vast landscape of the Vilcabamba Range above the Apurimac River Canyon. Thick forest has covered this Inca site for many years and it has only recently been discovered. Choquequirao was the dwelling of the last rebel Incas of Vilcabamba and similar to Machu Picchu, it is thought that the Spanish never discovered it. This is a challenging trek traversing different ecosystems. There are amazing views of the Vilcabamba Range and the trail descends deep into the Apurimac Canyon, a truly magnificent hike.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

What paperwork is involved when getting married?


All good things come with admin so there is indeed some paperwork that I will manage and guide you through.

The first legal form to lodge is the Notice of Intended Marriage and this needs to be witnessed and in your celebrant’s hot little hand at least one month out from your ceremony date.

There is another form to sign prior to the ceremony and the rest are signed on the day.

All this is then lodged with the Births, Deaths & Marriages department and your marriage registered.




What ID do we need to provide?


Proof of date and place of birth which can either be in the form of: A passport from your country of birth Or a birth certificate from your country of birth (with certified translation if another language other than English) and another form of photo ID such as your drivers license. If you have been previously married you also need to provide evidence that you are no longer, either in the form of a divorce or death certificate.




Can we organise our marriage ceremony from abroad?


Of course! All our meetings can be undertaken virually and the paperwork submitted electronically. You will need to get your Notice of Intended Marriage form witnessed by a Notary Public in the country you are residing (usually found at the Australian consulate) then scan it through to me to lodge it.




Do you bring a PA and can I play music through it?


Hells to the yeah, I bring my own top of the range PA which is portable and has blue tooth capability for your sweet ceremony tunes.




Do we need a rehearsal before the wedding?


Personally I am not a believer in a big rehearsal prior to the big day. It's incredibly difficult to get all your people available at the same time (including me) and I spend the whole time talking to the couple anyway.

So instead I do final catch up (just us) the week of the wedding so we can talk logistics, work through any complex chorey or inpromtu dance sequences and ensure we are ready to hustle like it's hot on the day.




How much does a celebrant cost in Sydney?


How long is a piece of string? There are a truck load of celebrants servicing Sydney and its surrounds so the fees vary greatly. Some are retired hobbyists whilst others make marriages happen as a career, therefore the quality of service varies just as much as the price.

There are celebrants in Sydney charging anywhere from $500 to $2200, but with anything, you pay peanuts, you get monkeys… and I don’t recommend having a monkey officiate your marriage.

My fees are competitive but also perfectly reflective of my experience and the quality service I provide.

There are slight variations depending on seasons, day of the week and location so get in touch for a quote.




Do you travel for weddings?


Absolutely. I marry folks all over Sydney, the Illawarra & the Shoalhaven, the Southern Highlands and the Hunter Valley. I also travel further afield and marry cool cats across the country.

If you have a unique location in mind for your elopement or wedding ceremony, get in touch for a detailed quote.




Who is the best celebrant in Sydney?


Is that a trick question? Clearly me ;) Don't believe me, acheck out what some of the legends I have already hitched have to say. Jump on my testimonials page.




Can we bring our dog to the wedding ceremony?


Hells yeah! Give me all of the furry ones. I am a big dog lover and a huge fan of dogs at weddings but there are a few things to keep in mind if you're planning on bringing your pooch. Does your venue or location allow it first of all, and who will look after the doggo on the day. You need to have someone in charge of bringing the dog and getting it home so it's not running rogue and impacting your experience. There are excellent companies, such as Wedding Paws in Sydney, who offer dog sitting services specifically for weddings. Cannot recommend them more highly. And don't forget to bring a poo bag... coz shit happens.





 

                      The sights were unforgettable. Incredible microclimates with endless kinds of flora and fauna, butterflies, waterfalls, wild strawberries, racing clouds, tree canopies. Thousands of years old aqueducts and.                              ancient Incan ruins, meeting local people along the way. We were awed by the numerous valleys, towering mountain ranges, glaciers, and our summit views. On our 1st night of camp, our bright view of                             the milky-way galaxy was incredible. We loved touring the coffee plantation, zip-lining and very much enjoyed the hot springs on our 3rd day. Our camping tents were perfectly comfortable. Our train ride on Peru Rail and accommodations in Cola de Mono and Aguas Calientes were also very nice. Machu Picchu and its history was unreal and climbing Huayna Picchu was totally worth it!

Laura M

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 3 nutritious meals per full trek day (vegetarian options available). Drinking water along the trek. Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). Chef (assistant chef for larger groups). Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks. Mules (for equipment and personal items) and muleteers. Inflatable mattresses. Sleeping liner and pillow. Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all time). First aid kit and oxygen bottle. Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs. Toilet tent. Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). This will be provided by your guide at your briefing.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Sleeping bag. If you don’t want to bring your own, we can hire this for you. Tips for guides and field staff.




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 8 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (DEMANDING)


The maximum height can go up to 3100 msl. The average hiking time is 7- 8 hours (with a few days up to 10 hours) per day. Very steep and difficult terrain is common, with altitude differences of up to 1,000 m. Daily hikes cover 10 -15 km. Please note: Choquequirao is a route for sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers in good physical condition and with a high level of endurance for steep up and downhill routes. We do not recommend this trek for people with acute knee problems and would reccommend knee supports or knee braces. Appropriate altitude tolerance is required.





 

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