WHY THIS TRIP
Choquequirao, the “Cradle of Gold,” is an amazingly preserved Inca outpost, comparable in size to Machu Picchu and located dramatically off the beaten track on a promontory nearly 1,700 meters above the roaring Apurimac River. It is only accessible by a tough trek. This six-day mule-supported hike to Choquequirao and beyond takes in high passes, perfectly preserved Inca trails and awesome Andean peaks, ending with a spectacular and rarely seen view of Machu Picchu and a full guided tour of these incredible ruins.
The Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trek is a long, spectacular and strenuous hike crossing the entire Vilcabamba mountain range from the Apurimac to the Urubamba watershed. It is approximately 100 kilometers long with nearly 5,000 meters of both ascent and descent with passes up to 4,600 meters and river crossings as low as 1,450 meters.
This is your chance to take one of the few adventurers to visit this incredible site and complete this rewarding trek to Machu Picchu.
LOCAL PROVIDER: AMAZONAS EXPLORER
For more than three decades Amazonas Explorer has led high-quality trips and alternative adventures throughout South America. Based in Cusco, its professionally trained guides, cooks and support crew bring their passion and skills to the travelers they serve and, in turn, build rewarding careers for themselves. This talented staff of local experts is focused on providing you with safe and comfortable adventures, all centered on making your holiday as memorable as possible.