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Considered to be the "sister" to Machu Picchu, this ancient ruin complex consists of palaces and temples on two levels, canals, aqueducts and systems of fountains.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interested in the Choquequirao-Machu Picchu trail, but not necessarily the 6-7 day experience. How likely are we to find a lift from Yanama to Hydro-station? Can/should we organize the lift ahead of time? I read that folks have done it but there were not many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZoulouZoulouZoulou
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I hiked to these ruins ourselves. We were not disappointed! They are so beautiful and well maintained, surrounded by gorgeous scenery. You could easily spend a day exploring the whole site, and there is a free campsite there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frances R
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This trek remains attractive with the ruins, jungle, pleasant temperature even if the weather is humid, foggy, a bit rainy, while the high mountain treks such as Salkantay or Ausangate offer no mountain views. Like this October. Very physical. Even the visit of the terrasses...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pierre W
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is BY FAR the best trek in the entire Cusco region, especially if you continue to Yanama and then maybe even further either to Huancacalle or to MP. But even if you only go from Cachora to Choquequirao and back, it is still the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amecameca
Reviewed September 15, 2018

As they say, "the journey is the destination" as this was an awesome hike. The hike itself is extremely difficult - fortunately our agency brings a "back-up" horse for the difficult climbs, and my wife was more than happy to hop aboard when needed. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RJames_13
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We a small group 6 members went on May 13th from Choquequiraw to Machupicchu, stunning landscapes; we were lucky because on the days we spent during this trek there were only 2 more groups; we decided to take the service of Johselm, because rescue mules...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Martin M
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We visited Choquequirao (also spelled Choquekiraw and variants) with Alpaca Expeditions and our guide, Elisban. This large Inka site is well off the beaten path - it's a two-day hike over mountains and through valleys. We visited the site twice - once there were two...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kpinphilly_again
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We did the four day hioke to reach Choquequirao ande it was worth the trip. It took two days to hike to the site and then we spent day three hiking the Choque ruins. It is 4x the size of Machu Picchu but only 20%...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patty H
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Check out the arquitecture the way they built this structures with rocks that were cut and polished to fit exactly into the structures. Amazing how they still stand today.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Luis M
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

We booked this hike through Haku Travel only a few days before we were due to start. It was somewhat of a last minute decision to do it. The company were very professional, provided good equipment, and our guide, cook and horseman were all excellent....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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May 13, 2017|
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Response from wallabyjlw | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We went with Bioandean expeditions. The guides, food & organisation was excellent, bearing in mind that you're not going for the 5star accomodations. They were a bit highly priced but it was an important part of the trip... More
Cecilia H
January 14, 2017|
Response from peruinkasadventures |
hi cecilia how are you .. about the cable car project there is nothing yet we are doing the trek with mules horses it's a very lovely place