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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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I had wanted to visit Machu Picchu for so long (45 years) that I was afraid it would be an anticlimax. So I decided to join a trek to Choquequirao - a place about which I knew... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had wanted to visit Machu Picchu for so long (45 years) that I was afraid it would be an anticlimax. So I decided to join a trek to Choquequirao - a place about which I knew only a little. We went with a guide and I would recommend doing this, for a number of reasons. To begin with, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We picked peru inkas adventures, because of the awesome reviews, the good website and transparent pricing and were not disappointed! There were only two of us on the trek, but we had an awesome team, with two "cowboys", uriel and Rosmer, an incredible cook, raul, who made the most delicious meals every day and our excellent guide, samuel he is... More 

3 Thank hugetailer39
Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My travel parner and I did the Choquequirao Trek 5D/4N in early july, we decided to contact to Local Trekkers Peru. The first thing that struck me was not only how quick Thiago The manager was to answer our queries, but the level of detail and transparency he provided in every single email exchange we had. Because of the very... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I visited Choquequirao on the trail to Machu Picchu. Choquequirao is special, for its remote location, few visitors, and spectacular setting and as an introduction to the Inca Empire. Its terraces are impressive for their location, scale and "llama" stonework. We liked Machu Picchu, but we were glad that we had earlier enjoyed other Inca sites including Choquequirao. Our approach... More 

1 Thank Dan R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The place may be bigger than Machu Picchu, the ruins less explored and less restorated. The beauty is in the trek and the visit of the ruins. I was there at one moment completely alone, so there is no comparison with his more popular brother ( 5 or 6 walking days from there). La casa de Salcantay in Cachora organized... More 

2 Thank V1nc0nt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Over 3000m above sea level and kept a hidden gem, because you have to get there, is Choquequirao. We had it almost to ourselves when we spend a day there during a 9-day hike from Cachora to Machu Picchu. It is so amazing that there are no words and a very different experience than Machu Picchu.

1 Thank Anna-Mia B
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have just completed a 9 day trek from Cachora to Aguas Calientes with World Expeditions. The trek was a fully supported trek with cooks, horsemen, horses and guide. The distance trekked was just over 100km in the 9 days. The trek was challenging with some very steep inclines as we passed over San Juan and Yanama passes. Choquequirao is... More 

1 Thank auntyjuty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My family including my 9 year old daughter and 12 year old son just completed this trek and loved it. We took the Breddel bus from Cusco direction Abancay (15s sols each). We told the driver we were going to Cachora and he stopped us at the road intersection near Sayhuite. Taxis were waiting for the bus and for 25... More 

2 Thank Olivier C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Now is the time to do this trek. Machu Picchu, as beautiful as it is, it has become crowded and overrun with tourists. Choquequirao is beautiful and unspoiled, this is largely because it is ONLY accesible by trekking in...large portions of the trail are very steep, the less you have to carry the better, but don't skimp on water! We... More 

4 Thank MichelleandAlan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Two of us booked a trek complete with mules, a mule driver, a cook, a guide, and a fourth helper to set up camps. The trek itself is spectacular, dropping almost 5000 feet into a canyon, crossing the river, then ascending the opposite side of the canyon and hiking to Choquequirao. The views from start to finish were spectacular and... More 

1 Thank Rob88888

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