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Choquequirao

Av. Tacna #113 Interior 3 - 2do Piso, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #38 of 334 Activities in Cusco
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: 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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Golden, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The new bridge over the Apurimac opened on August 14, 2014 (for anyone using an older guidebook that says it washed out or may not be open). The old cart-and-pulley system is still in place too, if you want the experience, but is pretty hard to pull across. This trek is the first time I've ever said I loved it... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Good warm up for the Inca Trail. Moderate hiking, amazing structures, wonderful vistas, good for aclimatization early in the trip. Vehicle accessible.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Now is the time to make the 5 day trek to Choquequirao. I recommend Bioandean and if you're lucky enough to be assigned Sam as your guide, tell him we said hello! This was not a trek for the casual hiker, but it is a trek worth taking as it's the only way (for now) to get to this amazing... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

this is an amazing place impressive ruins great location on a hilltop with breathtaking views machu picchu without the crowds well worth the hike highly recommended

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New York City, New York
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230 reviews 230 reviews
166 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had BioAndean as our tour operator for the 5d Choquequirao/1d Machu Picchu trek. Some reviewers have complained of minor things but haven’t been specific about them. Here’s the good and bad of it. The first thing they do is pushing the first day’s chicken soup breakfast to you as the best meal ever which takes place in the middle... More

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Peru
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Went with family, a group of 7. Reserved everything through Aventura Latinoamericana in Lima, a Belgian managed small travel agency (La Mar 146 Miraflores). We had an accompanying team of two cooks, three drivers for the mules, a guide an two kids to help. We had about six mules. the trip took two days up and two days to return.... More

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Cusco, Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A far less commercialized site than Machu Picchu, even though there are many interesting similarities. A beautiful & tough walk through different micro-climates, to a highly special archaeological site, where the energy is left tranquil & extra powerful, because only few visitors go (too much time for many, when already going to Machu Picchu). We love it!

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First things first. GO to Choquequirao. As somebody who has been to both Machu Picchu and Choquequirao I would say the latter is the more impressive. More people go to MP per day than Choquequirao in an entire year, probably because you have to put some physical effort into getting to the site. I think it is bigger than MP... More

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We did the 5 day/4 night Salkantay trek with bioandean this past April 2014. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this company. Our guide, Edwin, was really great. He was encouraging, passionate, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We booked a group tour but we ended up being the only two in the group so it was more of a... More

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yuma
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What can we say about history that leaves you in awe!!!! Our trip was a history course! Fully enjoyed expanding our knowledge, left us wanting for more!!! There is so much to learn! One visit barely touches the surface! With the grace of God we will return! A party of 8.

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