Incan Archaeological Site

Attractions & Activities in Choquequirao


Choquequirao was built during the final years of the Inca Empire and was only just discovered in the late 20th century. Its construction is near identical to Machu Picchu’s, from its hilltop perch to its familiar stonework, terraces, and ritual sites.

Due to its location at the entrance to the Vilcabamba region, archaeologists believe the site served as an important administrative center for the Incas, connecting the Amazon to Cusco. It’s also believed that the Incan Emperor Manco Capac fled to Choquequirao after Cusco fell to the Spanish.

The complex sits at an elevation of 3,000 m.a.s.l. on a peak overlooking the Apurimac River and covers an area of 6 square kilometers. To date, only 30% of the complex has been unearthed from the dense cloud forest in which it was found.

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Things to do in Choquequirao...

Things To Do

Embark on a private Peru tour to hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Crossroads of History


Venture into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire as you challenge yourself to complete the epic and world-famous Inca Trail. Tramp along the very same trails …

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Horse accompanying the trekkers hiking the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

A Journey through a Fabled Past


From the verdant Amazon interior to the mist-shrouded Andean summits to the stark coastal deserts, this sample tour of Peru spotlights…

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Classic Private Luxury Peru Tour to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Luxury Tour


Masters of farming, engineering geniuses and creators of a religion that combined features of animism, fetishism and nature worship; the Incas are, without…

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