CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK

Best Choquequirao Trek Tours

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our best Choquequirao Trek tours, where ancient history and breathtaking landscapes come together. Choquequirao, often referred to as the 'sister' of Machu Picchu, stands as a testament to the remarkable Inca civilization. Nestled in the Peruvian Andes, this archaeological treasure offers a journey back in time, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Our carefully curated tours promise an immersive experience, blending the allure of ancient ruins with the natural beauty of the Andean highlands. As you trek through rugged terrain and ascend to higher altitudes, expert guides will lead you through the story of Choquequirao, unraveling its mysteries and sharing tales of the Inca Empire.

The Choquequirao Trek is a challenging yet rewarding expedition, taking you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems and panoramic vistas. The journey culminates with a mesmerizing arrival at Choquequirao, where terraced fields, ceremonial structures, and breathtaking views await.

Secure your spot on our best Choquequirao Trek tours for an exploration of the lesser-known wonders of Peru. Each step reveals the untold stories of the Inca, making this trek an enriching and unforgettable experience. Join us on this extraordinary journey and immerse yourself in the captivating history and natural splendor of Choquequirao.

Caminata Choquequirao
USD 449 / per person
  • 4D/3N
  • People:12
  • Cusco

Trek Choquequirao - 4 days

(22 reviews)

The archaeological site of Choquequirao ( or Choquekiraw) is part of the complex system of Andean towns in Vilcabamba Valley. In the time of the Incas, it was united and in communication with Machu Picchu by a complex network of trails.

About Choquequirao Trek

The archaelogical area of Choquequirao is a cultural and natural complex located in the valley and cordillera of Vilcabamba. It is part of a system of Andean cities and segments that includes Ă‘usta Hispana, vitcos, Espiritu pampa, Concebidayoq, Pampaconas and Habas pampa. These were all linked by a network or roads / phats which eventually connect with the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The information in this document is but preliminary; investigations carried out by the specialized personnel of plan COPESCO continue.

Choquequirao Trek

Importance and Significance:

Choquequirao is an Inca archaeological site that served various purposes, including religious, administrative, and agricultural functions. It is believed to have been a significant center during the Inca Empire.

Archaeological Features:

The site boasts impressive terraced fields, ceremonial plazas, residential areas, and religious structures. The architectural layout and design resemble that of Machu Picchu, showcasing the advanced engineering skills of the Inca civilization.

Size and Scale:

Choquequirao is expansive, covering an area of approximately 1,800 hectares (4,448 acres). However, only a portion of the site has been excavated and restored, with many parts still hidden beneath vegetation.

Trekking to Choquequirao:

Access to Choquequirao requires a multi-day trek, usually taking four to five days round trip. The trek is challenging, involving steep ascents and descents, but it rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of the Andean landscapes.

Wildlife and Nature:

The trek to Choquequirao takes adventurers through diverse ecosystems, including cloud forests and high-altitude terrain. The region is rich in biodiversity, and trekkers may encounter unique flora and fauna along the way.

Cultural Experience:

The remote location of Choquequirao provides a more secluded and less crowded experience compared to Machu Picchu. This allows visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquil surroundings and connect with the history and culture of the Inca civilization.

Ongoing Discoveries:

Excavations and research at Choquequirao continue, with archaeologists making new discoveries that contribute to our understanding of Inca history and culture. The site's remote location has made it a challenging but rewarding area for archaeological exploration.

Conservation Efforts:

Conservation efforts are in place to preserve and protect Choquequirao. The site's remote nature has helped maintain its authenticity, and responsible tourism practices are encouraged to ensure its long-term sustainability.

Choquequirao, often referred to as the "Cradle of Gold," remains a hidden gem for those seeking a more adventurous and off-the-beaten-path exploration of Inca history and architecture in the Peruvian Andes.

 

Traveler Reviews

Mayra Villa
United States (US)
Estoy muy contenta con la atencion de William y de Jheremy en este viaje a Peru realmente superaron mis expectativas adicional el guia Efrain fue muy amable explĂ­cito y saco unas fotos geniales de los dos mi esposo y yo para que lo contraten en privado.
Kriss A
Realmente muy contenta con el servicio brindado, hicieron que tenga una estadía sin preocupaciones y sobre todo la puntualidad. Gracias a nuestro guía que hizo más amena la visita, nos sentimos en casa.
Maria
Lima, PerĂş
Gran experiencia que combina lo maravillo de la naturaleza con la aventura, la visita a las Islas Ballestas fue espectacular con el Candelabro y los lobos marinos y estar en Huacachina haciendo buggy sandboarding y ver el atardecer es maravilloso. Todo es perfecto en este lugar, definitivamente lo recomiendo.

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