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Cachora

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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
Main street of Cachorao
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 5:00am, 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.

Get around

See

  • Saywite (Sayhuite), (13º 32' 50 S 72º 48' 10 W). a small archealogical site, its most significant feature being a monolith with many different creatures carved into it. From coastal regions the stone features creatures such as the pelican and crab, from the mountains, the condor and llama and from the jungle, the monkey, jaguar, iguana and birds. Adult S/.10.00 Student S/.4.00. (-13.5472,-72.8028)

Do

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

Buy

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

Eat

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

Drink

Sleep

Get out

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

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