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Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Difficulty: 6/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: All year
  • Tour type: Adventure

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (5:30am – 6:00am).

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu highlights:

  • Trek by the hidden path that not many people go.
  • Visit Perolniyoc Waterfall, the most beautiful waterfall in the sacred valley.
  • Learn a lot about the Inca culture with your private tour guide.
  • Chance to see local flora and flora including the Andean condor.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine which will be prepared by our master chef.

Acclimatization:
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.

About us:
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!

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Socma - Perolniyoc Waterfall - Rayan.

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.

Day 2: Perolniyoc - 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. 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.

Day 3: Choquetacarpu - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.

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.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

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.

  • 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 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.

Inclusions

Price Includes for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu US$ 40 extra) and Inca Quarry.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent, which allows for greater comfort and storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Professional Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Dining equipment, including portable chairs and tables.
  • Local food service in the campsites (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks).
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Daily tea service (weak up Coca tea and afternoon tea time or happy hour with full of popcorn, chocolate, coffee, and special snacks made by our cooks).
  • Water for Drinking: we will supply filtered and boiled water, and your bottles will be filled at each mealtime. Please bring enough water for the first day only.
  • Single tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Horseman and horses. (they will carry our duffel bag of 7 kilos, including your sleeping bag, matt, and clothes.).
  • Tourist Expeditions Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes(round trip).
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • 1-night accommodation in Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes (twin bedroom with private bathroom and hot shower).
  • Insurance policy of life for cooks and horsemen.
  • Visit Machupicchu on the last day (2 hours guided tour to explore the whole incan sites).

Price Excludes for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast – Day 1.
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 4.
  • Pillows.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you).
  • Huayna Picchu entrance US$ 40 extra.
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Student Card (if you book as a student).
  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes include jackets, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and knit / tour beanies. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own first aid kit with special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you think swimming in the hot springs)
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu in a private service?

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:

  • Extra Horse to ride (only for any emergency).
  • Hotel 3 Stars (At Aguas Calientes Town).
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Entrance to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain.
  • Vistadome Train (First Class train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo).
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus Round Trip (Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes).
  • Lunch in Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • 02 Waking Poles per Person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bags, self-inflating pad as well as your clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu all day. and of course, we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.

Prices

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.

LARGE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

USD
600
Per Person

SMALL GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

USD
620
Per Person

PRIVATE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: Upon Request)

USD
760
Per Person

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FAQs

Can I be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick-up time.

Why travel with Choquequirao Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We never pass you on to another operator or third party.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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Spectacular and unforgettable!

May 23, 2019
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