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inca trail to choquequirao

The Inca Trail to Choquequirao tour is located in a protected natural area and takes place in a very distant section of the traditional Inca Trail circuit, this section was used by the Incas as an access route to the Inca city of Choquequirao, used by the people coming from the northeast and southeast of the Tahuantinsuyo empire.

Choquequirao (cradle of gold), an administrative political center of lower category than Machupicchu but that does not detract or detract from the dazzling beauty that this archaeological site offers in a place within the eyebrow of the jungle known as the refuge of the Inca. Located at 3030 meters above sea level.

Alternative trekking to the Inca Trail

If you are not able to find available places for the Inca Trail, one of the alternatives is to do the Choquequirao trek of 8 days that allows you to walk along Inca trails finishing the tour in Machupicchu.
The other option is the Salkantay trek or the Inca Jungle trek that also offers treks along certain sections of the Inca Trail leading to Machupicchu.

How to get to Choquequirao ?

The only and the best way to get to Choquequirao is by land, leaving from Cusco to the town of Cachora which is located 3 hours from Cusco. Then start with the hike passing through the crossing points such as: Capuliyoc, Maranpata and Sunchupata in an estimated distance from Cachora – Coquequirao of 32 kilometers.

Andenes incas en el sitio arqueológico de Choquequirao

Choquequirao the other Machu Picchu

Choquequirao is also known as the twin sister of Machupicchu for the similarity in architecture and similarity that both have in their scenic beauty and diversity of flora and fauna. Although Choquequirao is still discovered at 35% it is called to be in a few years a tourist destination of potential size in the world.

View of Choquequirao archaeological site