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Inca quarry trek to Machu Picchu for 4 days is a new route within the Cusco region. The trek will allow us 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 for 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 exciting 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.
You can even combine this trek with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 5 Days,
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (5:30am – 6:00am).
Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Choquequirao Expeditions is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
Pick up at your hotel in Cusco and travel 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. We will meet our tour leader and staff and begin our grand adventure to the Inca Quarry.
We will begin with a gentle walk along the Valley (approx. 2 hr.) until you reach the “Perolniyoc” waterfall, stopping to film or take photos. At the same time, we enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfalls within the Sacred Valley.
After listening to our tour leader revealing the remnants of the Inca history, we will continue hiking for 35 minutes and reach the archaeological site of “Perolniyoc,” perched atop the mountain. After lunch, we hike down (45 min.) to camp for R & R(relax and rest) for our next day’s adventure.
Overnight camp in the village of Rayan (3,700 meters / 12.136 feet).
Hiking time: 3.5 hours.
Hiking Distance: 11 Km / 8.83 miles.
Meals: Lunch, Tea, Dinner.
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. The last 20 minutes of the hike, we will hike uphill to the highest level to 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”, where you’ll relish the spectacular view of “Mount Veronica” (at the 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.).
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Hiking Distance: 18 Km / 11.18 miles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner.
After our nourishing breakfast, we’ll trek down for about an hour to the “Quarry of Cachiqata” (at the 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. Here, the trek leader will also explain why construction was interrupted. From the “Cantera” (Quarry), we will ascend for 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. We’ll be en route to Aguas Calientes by train in the afternoon.
Upon arriving in 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
Hiking time: 5 hours.
Hiking Distance: 13 Km / 8.07 miles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner.
After a tasty 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.
There are many more activities that you can do. These activities are optional (not included with the package), for example: The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.
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.
Hiking time: 3 hours.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Can I be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick-up time.
Spectacular and unforgettable!