Cachora is located in the department of Apurimac just off the road between Abancay and Cusco. It is the most popular starting point for travelers who want to see the amazing newly rediscovered Inca site Choquequirao.

Main street of Cachora
Mule in the main street of Cachora
Information about the trail to Choquequirao
Information about the trail to Choquequirao
Horses, Mules and the Apurimac river near Cachora

Get in

Buses leave for Abancay from Cusco at 5AM, ask the driver to stop at the turn off for Cachora, just past Saywite. You need to take a taxi from the main road to the town. Taxis often wait for the people from the bus, except on Sunday when you might have to wait an hour.



Hike to Choquequirao (two days each way with the option of continuing to Machu Picchu).


There are some small stores where you can buy basic food and drinks. Biscuits, eggs, vegetables, bread, water, Inka Cola etc.


There is a building with a restaurant sign on it but it was closed when we passed through.

Go next

Bus to Cusco or Abancay. Walk to Santa Teresa (Peru) or Machu Picchu.

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