Visible as you approach the ruins from Marampata, these steep terraces are only partially excavated. They are worth exploring for a closer look at the Waterfall Temple, a ritual bath with views across the way to a waterfall.
Nearby Choquequirao attractions
1. Ridge Group
A residential area with inferior building quality where the lower classes may have lived.
2. Parque Arqueológico Choquequirao
Translating as 'Cradle of Gold,' this remote Incan site (3050m) in the Vilcabamba mountain range over the Apurimac canyon bears a strong resemblance to…
This huge leveled platform was likely a ceremonial center. Enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of the Vilcabamba range from here.
4. Lower Plaza
The first area of the ruins you approach coming from the campground, these include the great terraces, topped by a plaza area that leads to a Hall of…
5. House of the Priests
While no one is sure about the use of these two walled-off buildings, their excellent structure and dominating location, off to one side of the usnu,…
6. Llama Terraces
Discovered only in 2002 by archaeologist Percy Paz, these steep terraces on the backside of the ruins feature unique stonework resembling that found in…
7. Upper Plaza
On the truncated peak, follow the water channel up from the lower plaza to these ruins that include a niche house and carved upper fountain.
The Inca site of Saihuite, 45km east of Abancay, has a sizable, intricately carved boulder called the Stone of Saihuite, which is similar to the famous…