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Choquequirao ruins
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Choquequirao (Cradle of Gold)
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Max Altitude: 5571 m.s.n.m
Group Size: Up to 8 people
Service: Group
Transportation: Van
Difficulty: Challenging
Duration: 4 Days
From $ 537 USD Per Person

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The name Choquequirao means “Cradle of Gold.” Located above the raging, glacier-fed Apurimac River, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and seated on a high ridge, Choquequirao is a remote and rarely visited ¨Lost City of the Incas.¨  The Inca archeological site is considered to be the sister to Machu Picchu. It is less known and less visited but three times larger than Machu Picchu.  It was one of the last refuges for those Incas who continued to resist Spanish occupation after the conquest.  The site was eventually abandoned and became covered by dense cloud forest vegetation and to this day archeologists continue to discover new sectors of the city.

Choquequirao is situated between the jungle and the Peruvian Andes, on a mountain at 3033m/9,951ft. Its secret to keeping away the crowds is also part of its charm: it is only accessible by footpath. It’s a relatively strenuous 40k/25 mile trek roundtrip, with highs and lows between 1400m/4,593ft. and 3100m/10,170ft.


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SAM Travel was born of our love for sharing these beautiful places with travelers. Our owner ( Saúl Alvarez ) went from porter to guide to business owner, without losing sight of his roots. We know how to show you the most beautiful places and give you the most authentic experiences. For Sam Travel our guides are the most important in the business, they all are fluent in Ingles and passoinated about teh culture. They are all trained and retrained in first aid and carry satellite phones for any emergency to be connected to a medical professional when or if needed. We can guarantee our guides will make you feel like hiking with your own family or friends

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All our Tours & Treks are provided only by SAM Travel Peru staff and professional guides. What that means for you is that SAM Travel Peru will never pass you onto another company or 3rd Party .

Our Camping Equipment

Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season igloo waterproof, spacious and professional EUREKA tent. All our tents are 4 person tents. ONLY 2 people will sleep in each, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bag.

Small Groups for Big Wows

To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM Travel Peru we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups..

Unique Tours & Trekking Packages for all budgets

We have the most customized tours and packages for all budgets. They are created to meet our clients’ desires and needs when looking for something unique in a travel experience.

Gourmet and Hearty Meals

SAM TRAVEL PERÚ has one of the most outstanding meal services. Our chefs have been highly trained to prepare the best peruavian food our treks.

Our Commitment to the Environment

SAM Travel Peru has annual clean-up campaigns that creates awareness towards people across the planet that have the same desires to help protect the environment. It is our commitment in creating a positive and sustainable contribution towards the quality of life for rural Andean communities. .

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  • star rating  I had such an amazing time on the 2day Inca trail! Our guide David was amazing. Not only did he know so much about the history and area but... read more

    Michelle L
    6 April, 2022

    star rating  We were so blessed to have Liz Montesinos as our tour guide for 4 days. She is knowledgeable, patient, kind, great photographer and experienced! She made the whole experience smooth... read more

    Emily P
    1 June, 2022

    star rating  We just finished the 4D/3N classic Inca trail with the help of Sam Travel. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!! Our guide Rolando was the best. We could ask any question and he explained... read more

    30 March, 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely amazing tour from start to finish, once in a lifetime experience! Jonathan our guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly, and made the whole experience exciting.

    Lauren B
    2 June, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful experience with SAM Travel Peru. We did the 2d/1n Short Inca Trail hike (about 7 to 8 miles) on day 1 with a Machu Picchu tour... read more

    14 April, 2022

    star rating  We did the 2 day Inca trail with Ray as our guide and couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Ray was super helpful and passionate about the outdoors and... read more

    Madison G
    29 June, 2022
  • star rating  We have just returned from the really enjoyable 4 day Inka Trek with our excellemt guide Rolando. We were very lucky because he was extremely knowledgeable, patient and looked out... read more

    Robert K
    30 April, 2022

    star rating  My best friend and I went on the 4D/3N Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu in March, 2022. I do a lot of traveling for work and have worked with... read more

    19 April, 2022

    star rating  Sam Travels consistently provides knowledgeable and friendly local guides. Our experience with David on the Short Inca trail was no different! I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone considering making... read more

    19 May, 2022
  • star rating  We had a fantastic experience doing this short inca trail with our tour guide Dayvit. He was informative, attentive and funny throughout the trip. The company also kept us informed... read more

    19 June, 2022

    star rating  We used SAM travel for horseback riding in the hills of Cusco, an ATV tour in the upper Sacred Valley, 3 Inka ruins in the Sacred Valley and they also... read more

    4 June, 2022

    star rating  We had a great time visiting the sacred valley, the short inka trail and machu picchu. David was our tourguide and he was very knowledgable, good organized and patient.
    Would... read more

    31 March, 2022
  • star rating  We had such an amazing experience! Our guides Isao and Adolfo went above and beyond what I ever expected out of them. You can tell they have a real passion... read more

    8 April, 2022

    star rating  I have an amazing experience with Dayvit along the trail. He is very knowledgeable and helpful with all kind of question. 5 stars tour guide no question ask!

    19 June, 2022

    star rating  Our trek with Sam Travel Peru was the most amazing experience! Our guide, Dayvit, was extremely knowledgeable and was by our side throughout the entire 5 days and 4 nights!... read more

    6 May, 2022
  • star rating  My girlfriend and I did the Short Inca Trail with Sam Travel Peru and had an amazing time. Our guide Carlos was kind, patient and made sure that we were... read more

    5 June, 2022

    star rating  We loved our guides Gregory and Johnny and Danny for the scared valley - very attentive and informative
    If Johnny was not there I might not have finished my... read more

    24 May, 2022

    star rating  I can not express fully how great of an experience this was for myself and my son. It was our first time to Peru and I was a bit nervous... read more

    29 June, 2022
  • star rating  The sacred valley tour was amazing! Incredible views ands experiences. Ray was a fantastic tour guide - he was extremely knowledgeable and energetic and he was more than happy to... read more

    19 March, 2022

    star rating  I did the 4 day Inca trail hike with Sam travel Peru from 5/15 thru 5/18/22 and it was amazing. My tour guy Jhony was very patient with... read more

    18 May, 2022

    star rating  My wife and I just took this trek to celebrate my 40th birthday. I was blown away by the courtesy, graciousness, and hospitality of everyone involved with our experience. A... read more

    28 April, 2022
  • star rating  We did the inka trail. The experience was amazing, the porters and the guide were awesome too. The views and the trail are unique..

    28 April, 2022

    star rating  Definitely one of my best travel experiences. The landscapes are gorgeous, the food delicious and Carlos, our guide, is amazing : friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend doing... read more

    30 June, 2022

    star rating  This was the trip if a life time. We could not have had a more incredible experience. From our guides to the porters to the majestic sights we saw. An... read more

    12 March, 2022

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SAM Travel Peru is among the top tour operators within the Cusco region. We have received many local awards in recognition for our passion in providing high quality service as well as international awards such as the: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award in 2020!

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