How to get to Choquequirao from Cusco

13 de May de 2023

Are you ready to meet Machu Picchu's sister?.

These are the facts you need to know to visit the Choquequirao Archaeological Center, departing from the imperial city of Cusco.

Distance from Cusco to Choquequirao

The distance to travel from Cusco is far and the trekking takes several days because there is no direct transportation to the wonder of Choquequirao.

The tour of this tourist attraction begins in the departure by car from Cusco to Cachora, then you can take another transport to Capuliyoc, but from that place you have to make extensive camitas with proper rest and adequate food to finally reach Choquequirao, the entire initial journey takes 2 full days and for the return is also another 2 days.

How to get from Cusco to Choquequirao

To visit the citadel of Choquequirao you can take a bus from Cusco to Abancay, with an approximate duration of 4 hours or leave Cusco to Curahuasi of 2 hours and 40 minutes, after choosing either of the two proposals, the trip will continue until Cachora, point from which we can walk or also get a car to go to Capuliyoc, point where you no longer have the option of any other automobile transport, and you have left to make the pilgrimage.

In Capuliyoc you pay the entrance fee to the archaeological center of Choquequirao, then you go to Rosalina Beach where you gather food and rest. On the second day, you continue the adventure, passing through the village of Santa Rosa until you reach the Marampampa camp to rest.

The next morning will be of great importance because we will enter the citadel of Choquequirao and visit all its parts capturing the scenic beauty between the mountains and then begin the descent to Chiquisca and spend the night.

On the last day you resume the hike in the direction of Capuliyoq and take the cars back to Cusco.

Remember that, in order not to carry a lot of food, it is preferable to bring snacks, water or purifying tablets because there is affordable food in the area and it is much more advisable to do this tour with a safe agency that has the tour with the best proposal.  

Travel time

The estimated time by car from Cusco to Cachora is 3 hours and 45 minutes, then you start the trek to return to Cachora and added with all the tour to Choquequirao is completed in a total of four days.

Kilometers of travel

To calculate the difference in kilometers of the excursion, one way we look at the distance from Cusco to Cachora that by road gives about 164.9 km. and the distance on foot is 32 km. For the return from Choquequirao to Cachora and the city of Cusco are the same kilometers traveled.

Entrance fee to Choquequirao

The entrance fee to the Choquequirao Archaeological Center is the same for domestic and foreign tourists.

  • Adults S/. 60.00 or USD.15.38
  • University students S/. 30.00 or $ 7.69
  • Children S/. 25.00 or $ 6.41
  • Children under 3 years old are free of charge

Travel from Cusco to Choquequirao with a tour at

After having information about all the routes, bet on the best option in travel. In you will find the complete tour with the best services and offers that you cannot miss to know this hidden wonder in the limits of Cusco and to be able to verify with your own sight the resemblance with the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu..

Here you can see the four days and three nights trekking with the places we will visit.

Day 1: Cusco - Cachora - Chiquisca

Day 2: Chiquisca - Marampata - Choquequirao

Day 3: Marampata - Rosalinas Beach - Chiquisca

Día 4: Chiquisca - Capuliyoc - Cachora - Cusco.


  • Overnight camping according to itinerary
  • Food and activities included in the itinerary
  • Private or shared transportation
  • Private or shared guides
  • Assistance
  • Entrance to the archaeological sites mentioned in the itinerary  

It does not include.

  • Food not mentioned in the program
  • Sleeping bag
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tips for guides, drivers or others
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