Inca Quarry Trek – 4 Days

Price from: $ 448.00 USD (See: Price List)

Inca Quarry Trek – 4 Days

Price from: $ 448.00 USD (See: Price List)

Inca Quarry Trek 04 days 03 nights – Walk through the mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Andes; we begin to explore the Choquequilla temple, Perolniyoc, and Wayrac Punku. From Wayrac Punko, observe the Inca quarries of Cachicata.

The best hike is the Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu through the Andes & the Cachicata Valley.

Inca Quarry Trek 04 days 03 nights to Machu Picchu the outdoor adventure around Socma, Inti Punku Inca Lookout overlooking the snowy Veronica and the Cachiccata Inca quarries, also known as the Chaski trail “Chaski means an athletic runner.”

🙂 Enjoy a hiking vacation in the Andes by camping in the area of the heights of the Sacred Valley, starting the trek in Socma, and culminating in the town of Ollantaytambo, board the train service that goes to Aguas Calientes and explore the beautiful ruins of Machu Picchu. Visit the trekking of the Inca quarries for 04 days and 03 nights.

Overview

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Soqma – Rayan
  • Day 2: Rayan – Inti Punku – Choquetacarpo
  • Day 3: Choquetacarpo  – Ollantaytambo – PM Train to Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu Guided Tour – PM Return to Cusco

Inca Quarry trek

Inca Quarry Trek to Machupicchu (04 days 03 nights) Highlights:

  • Seeing an incredible work of Inca stone, the Sun Gate and the views of Veronica are scenic beauty.
  • Witness the work of the Incas at the Cachicata Inca Quarry Trail 4 Days 3 Nights

Itinerary

A complete itinerary of the Machu Picchu Inca Quarry Trek 04 days 03 nights

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Day 01: Travel from Cusco to Socma and start the Inca Quarry Trek to Rayan.

To start the Inca Quarry Trek, we travel at 06:00 from the city of Cusco to the Socma Valley via Huarocondo, “a newly paved road that leads to the Sacred Valley via Pachar.” Our pack horses are waiting for us in the community of Socma to pack all the camping equipment to start the trek. After a 35-minute walk, you reach the Perolniyoc waterfalls. The magnificent views of the falls invite you to get your feet wet and relax in the quiet and green area. We continue ascending towards the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PEROLNIYOC – SOCMA. We explore the Inca ruins built in the domain of the inter-Andean valleys with a panoramic view of the Pomatales and Moray valley.

Short description of the activity; a leisurely day walk

  • We start the trip from Cusco to Socma at 06:00
  • Private transfer to the trailhead “Socma 3,205 m / 10,512 ft.”
  • Lunch at Perolniyoc Inca site
  • Walking distance: 08 km / 05 miles
  • Estimated duration: 04 hours trek
  • Highest point: Rayan 3,700 meters/12,136 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: 3,700 meters/12,136 ft. We will camp at a spacious Inca terrace up the valley and Andes a short distance.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Meals: Lunch, Afternoon tea, and Dinner

Day 02: Conquer the Kuychicassa Pass and then descend towards Choquetacarpo and have an incredible view of the Sacred Valley of Ollantaytambo

We packed our adventure gear and started hiking to reach the top of Kuychicassa Pass. From the top, we can see parts of the Sacred Valley of the Incas around Ollantaytambo, its valleys and ravines. After descending, we have a short undulating road until we reach the Inca gate of the sun, “Inti Punko de Ollantaytambo.” The panoramic views direct toward the snow-capped peaks of Waqa Willka or Verónica and the entire SACRED VALLEY mountain range. We explore the Inca ruins near the Cachicata quarries and head to our Chancachuco camp.

Explore through the small valley of Chancachuco, where we will have lunch next to the Maracocha lagoon.

Brief description of the spectacular hike through the Kuychicassa Pass

  • A challenging day and the most gratifying hike day
  • First the Puccaqasa Pass 4,370 m/ 14,333 ft.
  • Second the Kuychicassa Pass 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
  • Walking Distance: 14 km/09 miles
  • Estimated duration: 09 hours
  • Highest point: Kuychicassa Pass 4,457 m/ 14,619 ft.
  • Campsite elevation: Chancachuco 3820 m/ 12,532 ft. Camp near Chancachuco, 1-hour trek below the Inti Punko.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Descend through the Inca quarries of Cachicata and the spectacular Inca Trail that goes to Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon, board the train service to Aguas Calientes.

The activities begin with a delicious fresh coca leaf tea with unique energy and start the last walk to Ollantaytambo. Today we explore the three quarries of the Cachicata Inca during our descent to the Urubamba River. The trail is well marked and wide enough to enjoy outdoor activities. The Inca masters of Inca architecture from the Cachicata quarries moved stones weighing 30 and 140 tons over 10 kilometers to build the Ollantaytambo archaeological park. We found several giant stones that transferred to the other mountain; we call them tired stones because they did not reach their final destination.

We have lunch at a tourist restaurant near the Ollantaytambo train station and then board the train services and head towards the town of Machupicchu.

Short description of the last stretch of the Inca Trail trek from Cachicata to the Urubamba River in Ollantaytambo

  • Hiking Distance: 11 km/ 07 miles.
  • Estimated duration: 04 hours
  • Trail Conditions: lovely Andes path and Inca Trail.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 🙂 Lunch at Ollantaytambo (Restaurant)
  • PM board a train service to Aguas Calientes village
  • Overnight: At Aguas Calientes Village (HOTEL**).
Train service information: [Outbound Journey]
  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: OLLANTA – MAPI (01 hours and 40 minutes of trains ride)
  • Class: EXPEDITION 603
  • Departure: 15:37 
  • At Station: 15:07 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Aguas Calientes Arrival: 17:02

Day 04: During the morning guided tour of 02 hours in Machu Picchu – In the afternoon, return to Cusco to Poroy.

Due to the new restrictions, Machu Picchu does now visited at a specific time, and we believe that a suitable time is at 08:00 or depends on availability.

We board the bus service to Machu Picchu at the indicated time and begin the two-hour guided tour walking through the Inca citadel. In the afternoon, we return to the city of Cusco using the train and vehicle services.

Last summary of the activities to be carried out

  • Early breakfast at your hotel
  • Bus to Machu Picchu “only uphill.”
  • Two hours Machu Picchu guided tour.
  • PM train return to Cusco.
  • Private transfer from Poroy to Cusco.
Train service information: [Inbound Journey]
  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MAPI – POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35
When you get to the POROY train station, Be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Chewbacca & Citripio🙂 
CUSCO HOTEL: By customers.

Inclusions

4 Days 3 Nights Inca Quarry Hiking Trail Includes

  • Trek briefing with your guide 01 or 02 days before starting the walk in the reception area of your hotel.
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide (local one from Cusco City)
  • Private transport and professional driver (to the starting point of the trek – Socma, Perolniyoc).
  • Andes mules and Indigenous horse riders to carry the camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables
    • Personal items to carry 07 kg/15.4 lb. (so you must bring your day backpack with everything you need during the day).
  • 02-night camping – Spacious tents and sleeping mat
  • A duffle bag for personal items
  • One cook
    • Excellent meals (03 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 02 Dinners)
    • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request).
    • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, cocoa, biscuits, popcorn)
    • Boiled water provided from the 2nd day (for drinking)
    • Wake up to coca tea in your tent.
    • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • Train service by PERURAIL
    • Outbound Journey: OLLANTA to MAPI (Aguas Calientes village); Class: EXPEDITION 603 at 15:37 
    • Inbound JourneyMAPI to POROYClass: EXPEDITION 34 at 15:20 
  • 01 night in a Hotel 02 star in Aguas Calientes. Sierra Andina Group (El Presidente) does base on sharing a room, either double or matrimonial. Brand rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers and Wi-Fi.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee [At 07:00].
  • 01 bus transfer to Machu Picchu (uphill)
  • 02 hours guided tour for exploring Machu Picchu with your guide “No free time in Machu Picchu after the guided tour – new regulation applied on 2022.”
  • Private transfer “Kondor Path vehicle” from POROY to Cusco [We drop you off at your hotel
  • All local taxes

Inca Quarry Trek 4 Days 3 nights Not Include

  • Cusco Hotel or Airbnb.
  • Sleeping bag (If you do not bring your sleeping bag to Peru, you can rent it in the center of Cusco by the main square.)
  • Breakfast on Day 01; Dinner on Day 03, and Lunch on Day 04.
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Porters, etc.

What to bring for the Inca Quarry Trail of Ollantaytambo 4 Days 3 Nights?

  • A good day-pack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate packs to carry your personal belongings.
  • Original passport.
  • Lighter trekking boots.
  • Sleeping bag “If you did not bring your sleeping bag from your country, you could rent it for 03 days in the center of Cusco; there are several rental sites. It does recommend 01 sleeping bag that supports a range of -10°C below zero | -5°F”
  • 02 pairs of trekking pants.
  • 01 rain jacket.
  • 01 warm/winter jacket.
  • Thermals: wool socks, gloves, scarf, and woolen hat for cold nights.
  • 02 t-shirts, 01 long sleeve shirts
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET.
  • Camera and film.
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Extra money.

Travel Facts

Inca Quarry trek

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PRICE LIST

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights.

PRICE PER PERSON [USD] 2022. We carry out this trekking only as a private service.

  • 02 participants $687. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 participants $591.
  • 04 participants $520.
  • 05 participants $505.
  • 06 participants $481.
  • 07 participants $468.
  • 08 participants + $448

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

Inca Quarry Trek, Item Upgrade

🙂 For all adventurous wishes for your next vacation on the Inca corridor “Chaski Trail,” several optional upgrades are there. Here’s a quick list of prices and options:

TRAINS
  • Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTA – MAPI) Outbound Journey: $30 per person
  • Vistadome train (round trip): $66 per person
  • Hiram Bhimgam train (return train MAPI – POROY) Inbound Journey $482 per person
CAMPING
  • Personal tent +$35 – (for a solo traveler for 02 nights)
ADDITIONAL TICKETS TO MACHU PICCHU
  • Huayna Picchu: +$75 per person
  • Montaña: +$75 per person
A.C. HOTEL
  • Single Room: +$30 (2-star hotel)
  • Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu 3-star hotel: +$40 shared PER person (+$110 for a single)
  • El MaPi Hotel byInkaterra 3-star hotel: +$70 shared PER person (+$170 for a single)
  • Book on your own: -$30 pp

Inca Quarry Trek Discounts 🙂

Applies for the following services

To Machu Picchu

  • College students pay $20 per person
  • Children from 03 to 17 years old $20 per person

For train service in PERU RAIL

  • Children from 03 to 11 years old $55 per person.

RECOMMENDATION

  • Due to the new regulation, the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu, keep in mind that from January 01, 2022, the tickets have a specific entry time: From 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, and 14:00.
  • Tickets can only be used once a day from the chosen time.

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