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Choquequirao Trek - 7 Trips with 4 Reviews

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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
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On Route To Choquequirao

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5 day trekking tour in Peru, visiting Villa Los Loros, Choquequirao Trek and Cusco. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Villa Los Loros Choquequirao Lodge & Tours
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Villa, Camping & Eco Lodge
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Sep 24
  • Sep 25
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
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Choquequirao Circuit

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5 day trekking tour in Peru, visiting Rosalina, Choquequirao Trek and Villa Los Loros. Read More
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  • Operator Villa Los Loros Choquequirao Lodge & Tours
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Villa, Camping & Eco Lodge
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Sep 24
  • Sep 25
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
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Short Route to Choquequirao Trek

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4 day trekking tour in Peru, visiting Villa Los Loros, Choquequirao Trek and Cusco. Read More
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  • Operator Villa Los Loros Choquequirao Lodge & Tours
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Villa, Camping & Eco Lodge
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Sep 24
  • Sep 25
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
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Inca Rivers Trek - Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

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Very professionally run trip. Food was amazing which really added to the enjoyment of the trip. The ...
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  • Operator World Expeditions Active 6 hours ago
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
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Choquequirao Trek

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8 day trekking tour through Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Chiquisca and 3 other destinations in Peru. Read More
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  • Sep 29
  • Sep 30
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
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Cusco & Choquequirao To Machu Picchu Trek

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James did an awesome job. Due to bad weather conditions, we had to change to a different route and h ...
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  • Starts Lima, Peru
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Southern Peru Trek

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I have traveled to many parts of the world, however this was my first trip to Peru. My goal was
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Choquequirao Trek Reviews

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Very happy traveler Reviewed Tour: Southern Peru Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Alex Keylin
“I have traveled to many parts of the world, however this was my first trip to Peru. My goal was to visit Machu Picchu and see as many remote Peru sights as time allows. James was excellent. He understood exactly what I was looking for and made it a reality. Peru has all the elements of adventure tourism: Friendly and open culture, unique natural beauty, uncrowded remote areas, ancient archeological sights, night life, also good infrastructure that makes it easy to access the remote areas. Thanks to James I was able to experience the best Peru has to offer. Whether you are looking for a main stream tour, or a unique custom trip James has the rare combination of experience, attention to detail, and passion that will make your adventure the best experience it can be.
Highly recommend!”
Great trip Reviewed Tour: Cusco & Choquequirao To Machu Picchu Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Max
“James did an awesome job. Due to bad weather conditions, we had to change to a different route and he met all my needs. The Choquequirao Trek was beautiful, my guide Noé was fit, knowledgeable and always in a good mood. The equipment was brand new and well suited for the trek. I was able to get a special diet during the trek and the food tasted very good. The cook and horseman worked really hard! I thank James for this five star experience in the Andes!”
Very Good Reviewed Tour: Inca Rivers Trek - Choquequirao to Machu Picchu
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
“A challenging hike but it was worth the effort. Itinerary was good and trek from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu was intense. Very steep going up AND down - at times the up and up felt like it was never going to end! Loved the descents though, dust and all! The scenery along the way, especially through the cloud forests was beautiful and isolated. I am not a keen camper but the camping on this trip was amazing! The campgrounds throughout the trip were phenomenal and the most surreal was camping under the stars, on the Inca terraces of Choquequirao, with dominating mountains in front of you and river deep down below. Having stayed at some pretty luxurious hotels, this campsite beats them all! It was simply too stunning for words.”

Choquequirao - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

If you are one of those people who prefer their sights off the beaten path, then a visit to Choquequirao or the Cradle of God will be the ideal alternative to the tourist-packed Machu Picchu. This amazing historical complex, which remains only partially uncovered, contains remains that date back to 15th century. Even though getting to the “cradle of god” isn’t exactly a walk in the park due to its remote location, you can rest assured that a trip to Choquequirao will be infinitely rewarding for adventure-seeking travelers and history buffs alike.

Tour Highlights

  • The terraces located at the lower levels of the site contain over twenty examples of semi-naturalistic rock art. The stone figurines depict llamas, humans and other motifs important for Incan tradition.
  • Ceremonial Center represents the heart of Choquequirao ruins. It features a massive staircase that climbs up to a platform framed with irrigation structures.
  • The most elevated portion of the site contains five constructions which sit on varying altitudes. Two of them are believed to have been warehouses, while the rest were used as residencies for priests.
  • The lower plaza, located just below the Ceremonial Center, contains several constructions that were likely used as water shrines and baths.

Travel Tips

  • For now, the only way to reach Choquequirao is via foot. For most visitors, the Choquequirao trek starts in the village of San Pedro de Cachora, which is about a 4-hour drive from Cusco. The standard trek duration from Cachora to Choquequirao is four days. Bear in mind that this is a challenging trek with few trekkers on the trail but it is one of the best treks in Peru — we absolutely recommend it! 
  • Since Choquequirao sits at about 3,000 meters above sea level, you are advised to acclimatize before setting off to see the ancient ruins. Most people do so in the town of Cusco, which represents the main gateway for exploring Incan ruins.
  • Even though it’s possible to hike to Choquequirao all year round, if you want to avoid muddy and slippery terrain, it’s best to do so during the dry season, which lasts from April to October.

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