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Inca Quarry Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Inca quarry trek to Machu Picchu for 4 days, is a new route we offer within the Cusco region. The trek will give us the opportunity to admire; impressive waterfalls, Inca ruins, and the beautiful countryside.

At the end of this point, we’ll visit the Inca site of the Inca quarry trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, which supplied the stones used in the construction of Ollantaytambo.  Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to view mummies, Chullpas (caves), and well-preserved Inca buildings, this is one of the most interesting sites in the Cusco region.

During this trek, you’ll arrive at an Incan site called “Peroniyoc”, while appreciating small local communities in their daily tasks and discover the operations of the main Incan rock quarry, located 5 miles away from Ollantaytambo.  At this Quarry, the ancient Incan stone-cutters carved and polished the rocks to build the “Temple of the Sun” in Ollantaytambo.

After three days of this adventurous hike, we will arrive at the City of Aguas Calientes by train. In the 4 days, you will visit the great Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu.

CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering beginning your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your Hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME Early in the morning.
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Day by Day Travel Schedule

Customize this itinerary by adding extra days to any location. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for advice.
Day 1: CUSCO – SOQMA – RAYAN

Pick up at your Hotel in Cusco and traveling via private vehicle through the Sacred Valley (1 hr. & 40 min) reaching the picturesque village of Soqma (Alt. 3,205 m/ 10, 512 ft.), which is the trailhead to start our trekking. Here we will meet our tour leader and staff and begin our great adventure to Inca quarry to Machu picchu 

We will begin with a gentle walk along the Valley (approx. 2 hr.) until you reach “Perolniyoc” waterfall, stopping to film or take photos, while you enjoying one of the most beautiful waterfalls within the Sacred Valley.

We will continue hiking for 35 min. reaching the archaeological site of “Perolniyoc”, perched atop of the mountain, after listening to our tour leader revealing the remnants of the Inca history. After lunch, we will hike down (45 min.) to camp for R & R(relax and rest) for our next day adventure.
Overnight camp in the village of Rayan (3,700 meters / 12.136 feet).

DETAILS

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
  • Est. Walking Time: 4 to 5 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude: 3,205 m / 10,512 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 3,700 m / 12,136 ft.
  • Distance: 8 km / 5 mile
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Area: Mountainous
Day 2: RAYAN – INTI PUNKU – CHOQUETACARPU

After a very early nutritional breakfast, we will continue the hike/trek (3 hours approx.) reaching a place known as Puccaqasa (4.370 m / 14.333 ft). At the top of the pass, we can marvel at views of the Sacred Valley. This is a perfect place to take lots of pictures and videos.

Afterward, we will descend (Est. 25 minutes) to our lunch area. Next, we’ll hike (descending and ascending) for 2 hours. In the last 20 minutes of the hike, we will hike uphill to the highest level in an area called “Kuychicassa” (4,457 m/14,619 ft). We continue our descent for 3 hours to the Incan zone known as “Inti Punku” sun gate, where you’ll relish the spectacular view of “Mount Veronica” (at a height of 5,682 m) and looking downwards to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our camp will be located 30 minutes downhill from Inti Punku to Choquetacarpo (3,600 m/11.808 ft.).

DETAILS

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Hiking Distance: 13 km
  • Approx. Hike time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Lowest Altitude: 3.600 m/11.808 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 4,457 m/14,619 ft
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Arduous
  • Area: Mountainous
Day 3: CHOQUETACARPO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

After our nourishing breakfast, we’ll trek down for about an hour to the “Quarry of Cachiqata” (at a height of 3,525 m), a place where Incan stone-cutters carved removed stones and polished them to build the Temple of the Sun in ollantaytambo( part of the sacred valley of incas ). Here, the trek leader will also explain the reason why construction was interrupted. From the “Cantera” (Quarry) we will ascend 3 hours reaching the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo (2,840 m).

Enjoy lunch in Ollantaytambo and you’ll have some time to sightsee around the city. In the afternoon, we’ll be in route to Aguas Calientes by train.

Upon arriving to Aguas Calientes, you’ll check at our designated Hotel. You can visit the popular natural hot springs (an excellent way to spend an afternoon) and finally enjoy a delicious dinner at night in one of the best restaurants in Machu Picchu

DETAILS

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Hiking Distance: 11 km/7 miles
  • Approx. Hiking time: 4 hours
  • Lowest Altitude: 2.840 m/9.315 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 3,525 m/11,562 ft.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After a scrumptious breakfast (5:30 a.m.), we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place. We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”. Here, we promise an unforgettable experience. After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your own exploring.

  • If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – NOT INCLUDED), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

There are many more activities that you can do. These activities are optional (not included with package) for example: The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different view point.

In the afternoon, we catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

DETAILS

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lowest Altitude: 2,040 m / 6.691 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 2,440 m / 8,052 ft

What's Included

Inca Quarry Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days

  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • HIKING POOLS
  • BLANKET
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
  •  HOTEL IN CUSCO
  • TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO AIRPORT
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Excellent meals:
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, foods which are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, coca, biscuits, popcorn).
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day (for drinking)
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your gear
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • First breakfast and last lunch

Trip Info

Inca Quarry Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  •  Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 1 Trekker:  $600 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)

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