Choquequirao
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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.
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  • Jack Bill Delaney
    San Diego, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular trek with an excellent agency
    This hiking adventure exceeded expectations. My friends and I booked this trip with Terra Quechua Peru The arrangements were very organized. We were greeted by our amazing guide and he was very informative and supportive throughout the 5 day trek. The porters and chef were the most humble and hard working people I have ever met, the food we were served three meals a day during the days trek was so delicious and exceeded expectations. We could not have asked for better trekking gear, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to Trek Choquequirao for an adventure! Keep in mind, you must be physically fit for this expedition, because there is a lot of steep hiking up and down. The views on Choquequirao trek are spectacular as is the final destination, but be prepared for a very physically tough hike.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • mijail r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Choquequirao Trek 5 Days 4 Nights with Local Trekkers Peru
    Choquequirao Trek 5 days and 4 nights with Local Trekkers Peru was an unforgettable adventure. We are a family of 5, we were in contact with Alberto the manager of this Company and it was the person who was in charge of helping us plan our great adventure to the citadel of Choquequirao. our knowledgeable guide was Wilbert, who is very well trained in this challenging walk, in addition to having vast information about the life, culture and history of the Incas. We really learned a lot with Wilber and we had such a good time with him that we are still in communication from home. We also had Timoteo as our cook, who is amazing at preparing the best meals, which we tasted throughout our stay in Cusco. Gracias Timoteo. Then there was Mario, our muleteer, who was in charge of transporting all the logistics from one camp to another. Without his help, this adventure would surely not be possible. Camping under the Andean stars with a great team and overall savoring delicious meals made the experience even more special. The Choquequirao Trek with Local Trekkers Peru It's something you have to do at least once in your life, you won't regret it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Chr Chumbe
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once in a lifetime experience! Book this! Local Trekkers is the best!
    Choosing Local Trekkers Peru for the Choquequirao trek was an absolute success, Alberto, the Manager, was very communicative from start to finish, answering all our questions. We planned this family trip several months ago, and the wait was worth it. The adventure was nothing short of magical. We did this hike in 6 days and 5 nights and everything was very well planned from start to finish, our guide Roberto was very knowledgeable and friendly, the food with our Chef Timoteo was the best we had during our stay in Cusco, and our muleteer Juan , he was always in a good mood helping everyone in the group. The attention to detail and personalized touch of Alberto the Manager and Roberto our guide made the entire experience unforgettable. From breathtaking landscapes to hidden Inca treasures, every moment felt like a discovery. I can't recommend this agency enough, the perfect combination of adventure, history and fun. Local Trekkers Peru 100% Recommended!!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 January 2024
  • ETTY C
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike with 69 Explorer Peru for the Bets experience ever!
    A callenging hike but it is worth doing, the entire 69 Explorer Peru team was excellent and very helpful, our cook Juan prepared delicious and very fresh meals during the whole trek. Our guide Grober was very kind, intelligent, and passionated about the Inca culture, I couldn't miss any of his explanations since they were all very interesting. Thanks for the great experience 69 Explorer Peru
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Jacunamatata
    Denmark5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Hike with Sam Travel and Liz!
    We did the Choquequirao Trek with SAM Travel Peru and it was incredible. We had the best time going to the site and getting to know more about Incan history. Liz was the best guide who was always fun to be around, and was very knowledgeable on the subject. Andres made us the absolute best food that gave me the energy to get through the challenging hike. This was the best place to see condors, we have been to Colca canyon and we have not seen any Condor! The trail to the site is very difficult specially the up-hils and Liz and team made sure everyone made it there okay and we were all taken care of. Won't ever forget this great experience with SAM Travel Peru!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2024
  • JNBbeckyf
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable Choquequirao Trek with Local Trekkers Peru.
    My family and I have just returned after an extraordinary trek of 5 days and 4 nights to the ruins of Choquequirao, for this we hired the services of Local Trekkers Peru and opted for 5 days instead of 4 thanks to the advice of Alberto the Manager and Since my parents are 55 years old, this itinerary was perfect for them and for all of us, who purposely were 6 people in total and all of us were family. The Choquequirao Trek is very strong, especially in the ascent of the second day and the ascent of the last day, but it is something that is worth it and especially when this type of family adventure allows you to connect with your loved ones in several aspects. Speaking a little about the service of Local Trekkers Peru, well let me tell you that they did their best effort, we had an excellent guide, Wilber, very attentive, very knowledgeable with a lot of experience in trekking and above all a very sociable and friendly person, with a fluent English. Then we had Timoteo, as our cook, or should I say our Master Chef. It is incredible what timoteo can do in the kitchen and in a remote place, we were never hungry, the food was delicious, abundant, varied and fresh, the dishes were very well decorated, timoteo even prepared a cake at the last dinner to say goodbye and to still make our experience something that we will remember forever, even at that moment, I became a little nostalgic and some tears came to my eyes. Finally, we had Rony, our muleteer, who, together with Timoteo, was in charge of transporting and setting up all the camping equipment, such as tents, tables, etc., so when we arrived at each camp everything was already installed and even the food was ready. I can only thank Alberto and his team at Local Trekkers Peru, for making the strong trek of Choquequirao something more pleasant and one that we will remember forever, so if you are looking for a genuine trekking and camping experience towards Choquequirao, do not hesitate to contact them.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • jessica b
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek 7 days
    We just returned from our trip to Machu Picchu through Choquequirao, it was 7 days of a very difficult trip with incredible views of the canyons, valleys, snow-capped mountains, etc. The ruins of Choquequirao are really incredible, the day we were there, we were the only ones at the site, which was wonderful. Our guide Jean Pier from Orange Nation was spectacular and had a lot of knowledge of the entire trekking route. Machu Picchu was the cherry on top of our trip... Just Amazing! Thank you very much JP and Orange Nation Peru!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 April 2024
  • DAPHNE BETHANY R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    unique and rewarding experience
    My family recently took the 4 day Choquequirao Trek with Terra Quechua Peru and had an amazing experience. the guide was knowledgeable and professional and provided us with detailed information about the area, history and culture, which made the experience very rich. the food was delicious, with plenty of variety for each meal. The hike itself was challenging but worth it. The scenery was breathtaking and we were able to see some amazing sites. The trails were well maintained and the accommodations were comfortable and safe. Truly an unforgettable experience!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 May 2024
  • Agnès Diez
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The service of the agency in Choquequirao was 10/10
    Our experience with Terra Quechua Peru for 4 days in Choquequirao was wonderful. The staff made everything 10. Both the guides and the chefs were very good. The hike, although challenging, offered spectacular scenery. Getting to Choquequirao and exploring its terraces and temples without crowds was amazing, the nights camping under the stars were magical. I highly recommend this tour to adventure and history lovers; it is an unforgettable journey and a true test of endurance - a hidden treasure worth discovering!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 June 2024
  • Daniel Darrin Shore
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Choquequirao family tour was an amazing experience
    Travelling with my family we did the 5 day Choquequirao trek and it was a wonderful experience thanks to Terra Quechua Peru for the excellent organisation and attention to detail. They ensured comfortable accommodation and adequate transport and guiding. The activities were well planned so that everyone, from the little ones to the adults, enjoyed themselves without feeling exhausted, and each day of the trek offered breathtaking scenery and direct contact with nature. In addition, the history of the site is fascinating. The fua was very knowledgeable and attentive, which made the experience even more enriching. Despite the physical demands, it was very rewarding to reach Choquequirao and explore its almost deserted ruins.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2024
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Jens R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Have just spent 8 days of Trek very well organized by Local Trekkers peru, we booked with We them the trek of Choquequirao 8 days 7 nights.

We were 6 people in our group all from different countries, the Trek was led by our great guide Raúl, I can't praise him for the trek we experienced highly enough. He was very, nice, funny and above all very professional in his work, he always explained everything about the Inca culture and everything about the citadel of Choquequirao better known as the twin sister of Machu Picchu.
The walk is very hard, the first part is all downhill, and then the second part is all uphill, so you have to prepare yourself physically to finish this trek successfully, Fortunately we had Raúl as our guide, who encouraged us to continue until the end.

The team of people that the Local Trekkers Peru use for their treks, They are very professional and seem very happy with what they are doing, this is the case of Timoteo our cook and Andres our muleteer, who have been great help throughout the walk thank you Timoteo for your delicious food and Adrian for loading all our things with your mules. you made this adventure possible.
From the awesome beauty and grandeur of the Peruvian Andes to the service provided by Local Trekkers Peru and their brilliant workers. Hiking the Choquequirao Trek is a must for anyone with a sense of adventure who wants an unforgettable experience.

Finally I would like to recommend Local Trekkers Peru if you want to do the Choquequirao trek, you won't regret.
Written 10 January 2023
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JNBbeckyf
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My family and I have just returned after an extraordinary trek of 5 days and 4 nights to the ruins of Choquequirao, for this we hired the services of Local Trekkers Peru and opted for 5 days instead of 4 thanks to the advice of Alberto the Manager and Since my parents are 55 years old, this itinerary was perfect for them and for all of us, who purposely were 6 people in total and all of us were family. The Choquequirao Trek is very strong, especially in the ascent of the second day and the ascent of the last day, but it is something that is worth it and especially when this type of family adventure allows you to connect with your loved ones in several aspects. Speaking a little about the service of Local Trekkers Peru, well let me tell you that they did their best effort, we had an excellent guide, Wilber, very attentive, very knowledgeable with a lot of experience in trekking and above all a very sociable and friendly person, with a fluent English. Then we had Timoteo, as our cook, or should I say our Master Chef. It is incredible what timoteo can do in the kitchen and in a remote place, we were never hungry, the food was delicious, abundant, varied and fresh, the dishes were very well decorated, timoteo even prepared a cake at the last dinner to say goodbye and to still make our experience something that we will remember forever, even at that moment, I became a little nostalgic and some tears came to my eyes. Finally, we had Rony, our muleteer, who, together with Timoteo, was in charge of transporting and setting up all the camping equipment, such as tents, tables, etc., so when we arrived at each camp everything was already installed and even the food was ready. I can only thank Alberto and his team at Local Trekkers Peru, for making the strong trek of Choquequirao something more pleasant and one that we will remember forever, so if you are looking for a genuine trekking and camping experience towards Choquequirao, do not hesitate to contact them.
Written 31 March 2024
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Andrew Nothwood
Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We hired this excursion with Terra Quechua Peru, to live a little more in depth the Quechua experience. The truth is that everything is very well organized, and the Choquequirao trail is very beautiful, with a spectacular end. The best thing was undoubtedly the guide, Santos, who made the experience great. His knowledge of the Quechua culture, his way of telling and living the history of his people transports you.... He makes you capture the essence of the Inca people. In addition, his patience to take pictures and to help us in every possible way was infinite. This hike was an excellent alternative, the Choqueqairao hike receives few visitors compared to the other hikes. The trail starts relatively flat before a series of switchbacks take you 1000m to the A…
Written 23 October 2022
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lou
California, MD3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This is one of the most memorable experiences I have had. The trip can be challenging physically and mentally, especially the second day.
My brothers and I have been blown away with the service Terra Quechua Peru have provided, from the office staff to the guides.
But also funny and made sure each and every one of us was comfortable and having a good time
which I’ve definitely experienced with other trekking companies. Would highly recommend!
Written 13 March 2020
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Chr Chumbe
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Choosing Local Trekkers Peru for the Choquequirao trek was an absolute success, Alberto, the Manager, was very communicative from start to finish, answering all our questions. We planned this family trip several months ago, and the wait was worth it. The adventure was nothing short of magical. We did this hike in 6 days and 5 nights and everything was very well planned from start to finish, our guide Roberto was very knowledgeable and friendly, the food with our Chef Timoteo was the best we had during our stay in Cusco, and our muleteer Juan , he was always in a good mood helping everyone in the group.
The attention to detail and personalized touch of Alberto the Manager and Roberto our guide made the entire experience unforgettable. From breathtaking landscapes to hidden Inca treasures, every moment felt like a discovery. I can't recommend this agency enough, the perfect combination of adventure, history and fun. Local Trekkers Peru 100% Recommended!!!
Written 24 January 2024
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robagdivad
Budapest, Hungary47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The sacred valley tour was a full day of excitement. Well planned bus tour with four different special locations along the valley. Inca monument Ollantaytambo with a very experienced native good english spoken guide, country side visit of the valley with special agricultural locations Moray , salt mines and alpakka wool hand made demonstrations. We enjoyed the natural beauty, the rich history and everday life of the peruvian people.

The Choquequirao ‘inca trail’ was a four day walking, mule riding, nature exploration in the high Andies . The four day was planned very well with a great support from experienced crew who helped our group with lodging, food and travelling. The four day trip included hiking up and down valleys , crossing rivers, visiting hidden inca villages and terraces. Sleeping in camping sites that are along the trail but always completely alone without no trace of human intervention. This was a lifetime experience!
At the end of our trecking tour we went up to the Machupicchu site.
We had for one day two tickets and this was the best solution to explore the entire site. In the morning we climbed up to Wayna Picchu, from where we had a fantastic view and in the afternoon we could see the site from the “postcard side”.

Our whole tour was amasing, so many natural beauties, and hidden treasures to explore.
Written 30 April 2022
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Céline
Hartford, VT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We weren't prepared for how stunning the views were. Machu Picchu has been seen by everyone so when you first see it, it looks like every postcard. I highly recommend this because we didn't fully understand how large, breathtaking, and rich in history this site is. We explored it for over six hours without getting even slightly bored. Well worth the challenging climb. Be preapred to be completely overwheled by the view, the history, the clouds. If you are unsure which company to go with/trek, you really can't go wrong with Choquequirao Expeditions. Had such a great time!
Written 2 February 2023
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Nikrag20
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This was our second visit to Cusco - Peru and our second time trekking. 2018 year we did the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Local Trekkers Peru and this year we wanted do the Choquequirao Trek to visit the sister of Machu Picchu with them as well and we didn’t do wrong by booking again with them.

The communication with our now friend Alberto is always good and pleasant. talking to him from home through emails is very easy, he helped us prepare this walk just to our needs. Everything from start to finish was perfect arranged.
our guide was Raul who was wonderful beyond words, very well informed, knowledgeable and very kind person. He is well trained for any type of circumstance that may appear when you take a trek that demands a lot of physical effort like the Choquequirao trek. At the beginning we booked the 5-day walk, but Raul suggested we do the 6-day walk, which was calmer and thank God we paid attention to him. We had a good time with Raul i can’t not recommend him Highly enough.

Local Trekkers Peru has a few little quirks which are always worked out and everything seems to fall into place from start to finish with booking of internal ítems like sleeping bags, walking poles or extra horses in case someone of us was very tired he could ride, etc, nothing was to much trouble for Alberto the Manager and his team. The trek was wonderful as expected with a couple of small modifications made by Raul to make it more enjoyable for all and was all discussed with the group. food was in charge of Domingo our cookman, we always had a lot of food on the table, varied and overall fresh, we ate better on the hike than in the city.The trek itself is challenging but has very beautiful landscapes along the way you have enough time to admire the magical scenery and peaceful surroundings. Accomodation in our tents were good Local Trekkers use professional equipments, you don’t need to worry for anything, you have confortable air mattress, fours season tents, very good sleeping bags, etc.

I would like to give a special thanks to mr. Alberto and also all his team for a memorable trek. Thank you and we look forward to seeing them again.
And for anyone who is looking to make the choquequirao trek do it with the service of Local Trekkers Peru, Highly Recommended.
Written 17 May 2022
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Jack Bill Delaney
San Diego, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This hiking adventure exceeded expectations. My friends and I booked this trip with Terra Quechua Peru The arrangements were very organized. We were greeted by our amazing guide and he was very informative and supportive throughout the 5 day trek. The porters and chef were the most humble and hard working people I have ever met, the food we were served three meals a day during the days trek was so delicious and exceeded expectations. We could not have asked for better trekking gear, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to Trek Choquequirao for an adventure! Keep in mind, you must be physically fit for this expedition, because there is a lot of steep hiking up and down.
The views on Choquequirao trek are spectacular as is the final destination, but be prepared for a very physically tough hike.
Written 11 August 2023
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Carmen Cazenave
Brighton, MI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
This easily goes into the top 5 of the best sights in my life. The trek is challenging because of the steepness but the final result is just breathtaking. No photos or videos can show the scale of the surroundings, you need to see it yourself. Magical place. Leave a full day to explore, it's huge. I'd recommend Choquequirao Expeditions travel agency and ask for Juan as your tour guide! He will make you feel relaxed and ensure you are enjoying your hike. Highly recommend!
Written 9 January 2023
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