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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with great friends and an outstanding tour group Pachatusantrek. This was a great experience for my first hiking trip

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank junior147
Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

I returned from this hike yesterday. I absolutely loved it. I started planning for this hike last year following my first visit to Peru. I hired my tour guide friend to take me to the ruins. His knowledge of the area made the hike extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

Three lads, travelling, completely unprepared, no camping equipment, three day trek, this is how we did it. Having read that this is Maccu pichu’s sacred sister, we knew we had to do this trek, however we had nothing, no tents, no sleeping bags, no boots,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

We booked a 7days/6nights Choquequirao-Machupicchu trip with Johselm after reading the great reviews of his alternative treks.. we didn’t like the sound of what the other tour companies were offering as we wanted to experience what life in the Andes is like and see amazing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 26 February 2019

Searching the web, you’ll find yourself inundated with articles professing to tell you about the top ‘must-see’ destinations in the whole world; the places that you just have to go to if you’re travelling; or the top ten south american destinations that you need to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

I found this trail to be a great trip in the sacred valley of you are looking to avoid the crowd of Machupichu. Although this is not a total wilderness area, since there are a few houses along the way, it is quite virgin and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

One of the most grueling trek you will ever do, to reach a site that was lost to time. It is a vast site with a lot of sub-trails to different huts. With views across the valley, sometimes in clouds. You only wish the buildings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

I did the Choquequirao- Machu Picchu trek in 10 days by myself. The hardest trek I’ve ever done but I had the whole trail to myself. There were days I couldn’t go on anymore and keep thinking of giving up but I don’t know how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank hp_hphan
Reviewed 2 January 2019

My trip to Choquequirao started on 12/11/2018, I was traveling with my female friend from the States. My first issue started with timing, originally, I had planned to leave Cusco by 3pm, at the latest, to make it to Saywite by 6ish. Due to unforeseen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank ly_mar07
Reviewed 30 December 2018

In November of 2018, my father, my sister, and I did a multi-day trek through the Peruvian Andes to a remote Incan site called Choquequirao. We had an amazing time and highly recommend the hike from Huancacalle - Choquequirao - Cachora for those who enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Cole E
9 July 2019|
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Response from dan00100 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cole. I remember seeing a few houses in Marampata when I hiked through, but if there are, they are extremally rustic and sure not hotels.The only way up there is walking, so the villagers in Marampata are either self... More
6 May 2019|
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Response from PattyLucky |
No there is no a tram, but u can use buses
10 February 2019|
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Response from pikbeai | Reviewed this property |
Hey! heavy rains are washing parts of the trail turnning it dangerous beware