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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Considered to be the "sister" to Machu Picchu, this ancient ruin...

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.

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a real hidden inka gem

this is an amazing place impressive ruins great location on a hilltop with breathtaking views machu picchu without the crowds well worth the hike highly recommended

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

this is an amazing place impressive ruins great location on a hilltop with breathtaking views machu picchu without the crowds well worth the hike highly recommended

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Cusco, Peru
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

A far less commercialized site than Machu Picchu, even though there are many interesting similarities. A beautiful & tough walk through different micro-climates, to a highly special archaeological site, where the energy is left tranquil & extra powerful, because only few visitors go (too much time for many, when already going to Machu Picchu). We love it!

Thank sweettravelperu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

What can we say about history that leaves you in awe!!!! Our trip was a history course! Fully enjoyed expanding our knowledge, left us wanting for more!!! There is so much to learn! One visit barely touches the surface! With the grace of God we will return! A party of 8.

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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

I loved this trek! Breathtaking views, very few hikers, amazing archeological site! Trail was in decent condition, some parts are very steep and moderately exposed. Somehow high (10,000feet). I did not care for the out and back trail style though. But I am very happy I did it! I guess i will do it again and continue to Machu Picchu... More 

2 Thank matraveler1963
Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

I also did a 4 day trek with Apus to Choquequirao and had the same experience. If you don't mind carrying your pack - do it on your own. There are also paid campsites along the way with facilities and villages on the way to stock up on food and water. Some villages even offer a paid hot meal. Save... More 

5 Thank travelingchica41
Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

This was a very cool ruin to visit. My friends and I had a blast exploring it and running up and down the steps. We had a private tour so the place was deserted except for us! Another well worth it site to see in Cuzco!

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We recently completed a 9 day hike from Cachora to Urubamba to see the Choquequirao ruins, and then took a train to Agua Calientes to visit Machu Picchu. The scenery is spectacular, and the opportunity to see these ruins before it is developed into another staged tourist destination should not be missed. This hike is strenuous and I would not... More 

7 Thank yogachick28
Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Im no spring chicken.The trek from Cachora to Choquequirao and on to Santa Theresa has its ups and downs. The initial part of the trek is relatively easy but then there are a couple of uphill climbs that will have you puffing.I went with a guide who was a friend of a friend.Alas food for him was just rice and... More 

1 Thank Russell M
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Our Perú trip was fantastic. People are very friendly. Scenery is fantastic. The re was not hongo we saw that wasn,t worth the trip. Highly recommend Perú to any one.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I went to this incredible place with several friends of mine, earlier this month. What we saw just topped all our expectations! A remote, lonely and mysterious place in the middle of nowhere in the andes. An amazing place and totally worth a visit!

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