The name Choquequirao means "Cradle of Gold" and this settlement was one of the last refuges for those Incas who continued to resist Spanish occupation after the conquest. Choquequirao is less well-known than Machu Picchu and the trek to get there is a unique experience.
The site was eventually abandoned and became covered in dense cloud forest vegetation, and to this day archaeologists continue to unearth new sectors of the city.
On this adventurous trek we will walk Inca highways, hike through high Andean landscapes, descend into deep canyons and pass through biologically diverse cloud forest ecosystems.
This program combines visits to two major archaeological sites: remote and seldom-visited Choquequirao, and legendary Machu Picchu. It is a fascinating adventure through part of the old empire of the Incas and one of Peru's most unspoiled wilderness areas.