Travel destinations Peru – History


Because of the similarity in structure and architecture, Choquequirao is often compared to Machu Picchu. Choquequirao was an administrative center with political, social and economic functions and a link between the jungle region of Vilcabamba and Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire. The complex consists of nine architectural units and a system of 180 terraces with areas for living, administration, temples, workshops, storage and an irrigation system. The ceremonial area extends over a length of 700 m. For 36 years, Choquequirao served the Incas as a refuge and bastion of resistance against the Spanish conquerors.

Geographical location

Nordorthwest of Cusco, 155 km road to Cachora and 32 km hiking trail.


3033 m.


Choquequirao has a temperate climate with an annual average of 16 °C. From April to August it is dry with cold nights.



Photo: ANDINA.

Travel programs:
Choquequirao   PTW-CUS010

Hike to Choquequirao

4, 5 or 8 days

Choquequirao (3033 m) was an important center of the Incas and the center of exchanges between the coast and the province of Convención. For more than 40 years it served as a refuge for the resistance of the Incas against the Spaniards.


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