Choquequirao Hike

The Choquequirao Trek is a remote hike that takes you to the crown jewel of Incan Architecture. Known as the sister of Machu Picchu, this massive Inca site is three times bigger than its twin, Machu Picchu. Much of it is still covered by the dense jungle, with a lot left to be excavated and explored. When you join the few that have tackled this challenging and isolated trek, you become part of the history of the rediscovery of these ruins. Challenge yourself and explore, as the true story behind this mysterious site is uncovered every single day.

The Choquequirao Trail is not just about the ruins at the end. The true highlight of this trek is the journey, which is simply magical. Find the trailhead in an isolated village, far from any city or town. You immediately follow a narrow path that hugs the mountain sides. The landscape is absolutely stunning and guarantees to take your breath away. Enveloping you along the way is an other worldly contrast of vibrant green mountains, with snow capped mountain tops peaking through soft rings of clouds that caress the summits. This trek gets very little foot traffic because of its remoteness and difficulty. Therefore, the unique flora and fauna found here flourishes in its undisturbed natural environment. The Apumarac River winds its way through the rolling hills, gushing waters downstream. Expect rugged mountains, lush vegetation and crashing waterfalls to accompany you along this beguiling trail off the beaten trek.

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Excellent worker

Jun. 2023

Joaquín excellent 👍 Very Caballero helped me with my 🎒 offered me oxygen does very well His work ⁇ in singing to Subme to the 🐎 And what a beautiful mountain it cost me to Climb but with the Joaquín's help I did!

Mariana D

A great adventure!

May. 2023

We made 4D / 3N of the Inka Trail. The experience was challenging, but it was worth it. Chef Fortunato's meals and explanations of Jony and David's places were very complete. Tmb the patience to make sure we all get there on time.


Fast and friendly service

Dec. 2022

We did not get to specify the service due to the political situation in the country, however the company quickly and carefully proceeded with the return. Very good service and when the situation calms down we will resume service with them.