Trek through the high Andes to one of Cusco’s most remote archaeological sites, Machu Picchu’s sister city.
Trek to one of Peru’s most remarkable Inca sites. Choquequirao is as impressively located as its more famous sister city Machu Picchu, but this route through the remote Vilcabamba triangle is less well-known than the Inca Trail. This is a fascinating trek through spectacular scenery and a vivid regional history. Machu Picchu is situated on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, while Choquequirao is located on the western slopes at about the same parallel, forming what could almost be described as Machu Picchu’s mirror image. Choquequirao is perched a magnificent 1,600 meters (one mile) above the Apurímac River, surrounded by densely forested mountain slopes, beneath huge, snow-capped peaks.