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Inca Quarry trek 4 days

Inca Quarry trek 4 days

4 Days from $ USD 700.00

Inca Quarry trek 4 days

4 Days from $ 700 | Inca Quarry trek 4 days 3 nights

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
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$ USD 700.00
4 Days
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 15
Physical Level


The 4-day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu (Cachicata Trek) offers a captivating and scenic alternative to reach Machu Picchu. Embark on a journey into the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting from the vibrant city of Ollantaytambo.

Ideal for those seeking a peaceful and less strenuous trekking experience, this trail offers a unique tranquility, taking you to visit the Inca site of Cacicato, the magnificent Perolniyoc waterfall and the quarry where Ollantaytambo was built. You will also get to admire the breathtaking view from “Inti Punku” or “Puerta del Sol”.

If you want to immerse yourself in a journey filled with history, culture, and stunning natural beauty without the crowds, then the Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu is perfect for you!

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Cusco - Socma - Perolniyoc - Rayan

On the first morning, we will embark on a 1 hour 45-minute drive to Soma village (3204 meters / 10512 feet), the starting point of our trek. Here, we’ll meet our horses, muleteers, and prepare the trekking equipment before having breakfast. We’ll set off early and follow a small valley to reach Perolniyoc, an Inca site perched atop a mountain.

Along the way, we’ll encounter a stunning waterfall, a prime spot for taking pictures. Upon reaching the Inca site, our guide will share its history with us. Afterward, we’ll continue to our first camp, where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our team in a dining tent with breathtaking views.

For the night, we’ll be camping in the great outdoors.


Rayan - Puerta del Sol (Intipunku) - Choquetakarpo

On the morning after a satisfying breakfast, we embark on a journey to reach the first pass named Pukaqasa (14,366 ft / 4379m), a hike that takes approximately 3 hours. At the top, we are greeted by stunning views of the Urubamba valley and the snow-capped mountains. After a 30-minute descent from the pass, we take a break for lunch.

We then ascend to the highest point of the trek, Kuichikasa (14,596 ft / 4,449m), a place where we can admire stunning panoramic views in every direction. A 2-hour, 30-minute descent follows.

To reach the gem of the Inca empire, we have to pass through “Puerta del Sol” or Intipunku in Quechua. From here, we are treated to breathtaking views of the Wakaywillka (La Verónica) peaks in the Sierra de Urubamba. After an additional 30-minute walk, we arrive at our next campsite called Choquetakarpo (11,874 ft / 3,619 m).

Accommodation: Campsite


Inca Quarry - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu City

Today’s excursion takes us on a journey to the Cachicata Quarries, located 8 kilometers from Ollantaytambo, for a 1-hour drive. As one of the most significant Inca quarries, Cachicata was a site where ancient Inca masons carved and polished the rock to construct the Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo. Our guide will share fascinating tales about this location. Afterwards, we embark on a 3-hour tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, home to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo. We will have lunch near the city before taking a train to Machu Picchu Town, where we will check into our pre-booked hotel.

Accommodation: Golden Sunrise Hotel *** or similar.


Tour to Machu Picchu!

On our final day, we rise early, around 5 AM, to ensure a peaceful and uncrowded visit to Machu Picchu. We enjoy a quick breakfast before boarding a bus to the ancient citadel. Arriving at Machu Picchu with the sunrise, our knowledgeable guide takes us on a tour of the must-see sites and shares the rich history behind each one.

After a fulfilling morning exploring Machu Picchu, we take a bus back to Machu Picchu Town for lunch. We then board the train to Ollantaytambo and continue on to Cusco via private transportation.

What to Bring

  • original passport
  • Valid university card (especially if you are a student and want to take advantage of the discount)
  • walking shoes or boots.
  • Waterproof jacket
  • a warm coat
  • Hat and gloves
  • comfortable pants
  • Sunscreen or blocker (factor 35 or more)
  • Insect repellent
  • toiletries and hand gel
  • personal medicine.
  • Camera and/or camcorder.
  • Flashlight with spare or rechargeable batteries.

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Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 700.00 Inquire Now

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