TREK TO MACHU PICCHU DAY 3

Choquequirao and Elizabeth’s 81st Birthday

Beautiful clouds swirling over the mountains when we woke up to celebrate Elizabeth Burn’s 81st Birthday. This was our day to really spend time in Choquequirao “Cradle of Gold” in the Quechua language. This site remains 70% buried under cloud forest, a huge challenge to archaeologists. It is far more extensive than its sister ruins at Machu Picchu. It is thought to have been built during the reign of the Inca Pachacuti, who lived 1438-71. The first excavations began in the 1970s.

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