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Chinchero to Urquillos Hike 1-day
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Chinchero to Urquillos Hike 1-day
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Chinchero to Urquillos Hike 1-day
Maximun Altitude
3,800m (12,467 ft.)
Chinchero to Urquillos Hike 1-day
Physical Level
Chinchero to Urquillos Hike 1-day
Recommended Season
April to December

Chinchero to Urquillos Hike 1-day

Price from: $ 61.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Hike Urquillos Cusco – Uncover ancient Incan culture as you travel through the remote villages of Peru on the Chinchero to Huayllabamba Trek. Learn more now!

Tour Plan: Cusco | Chinchero | Poc Poc Waterfall | Urquillos

Breathtaking Full-Day Hike Urquillos Cusco

Chinchero to Urquillos Hike – Enjoy a unique scenic landscape with the enchanting Poc Poc waterfall within the Urquillos Valley. Explore, hike, and visit the Urquillos Inca Trail that goes to the Sacred Valley from the ruins of Chinchero.

Take a magnificent trek through Peru’s wild and untouched landscapes – from Chinchero to Huayllabamba. Uncover incredible beauty and local cultures along your Andes adventure! The Chinchero Huayllabamba Trek is a remarkable adventure that promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

The Hike Urquillos Cusco is a spectacular trail that takes you through the heart of the Andean highlands, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and traditional Quechua communities. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore this lesser-known but equally enchanting part of Peru.

If you want a unique and unforgettable adventure, consider hiking the Inca Trail from Chinchero to Urquillos in the Sacred Valley in one day. This ancient trail will take you through stunning landscapes and offer a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the Incas. Get ready for a journey you’ll never forget.

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Chinchero to Urquillos Hike Overview

This hike takes you through the stunning Andean landscape of Peru, from the traditional village of Chinchero to the picturesque town of Urquillos. Along the way, you’ll pass by ancient Incan ruins, breathtaking mountain views, and vibrant fields of wildflowers. This moderate hike is perfect for those who want to experience the Andes’ beauty while exercising. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Is this Hike Urquillos Cusco suitable for me?


  • Meeting point: The reception of your hotel in Cusco
  • Transfer service and departure to the trip: 09:00
  • Travel time from Cusco to Chinchero: approximately 50 minutes
  • Walking distance: 08 kilometers, 4.9 miles.
  • Trek duration: 3.5 hours
  • Maximum elevation: Chinchero 3800 meters / 12,467 feet.
  • Difficulty: Moderate – downhill hike.
  • Time of return to Cusco: 16:30, approximately
  • We will drop you off after the tour at the reception of your hotel.
  1. A textile center in the town of Chincheros
  2. Chinchero ruins.
  3. Inca Trail from Chinchero to Urquillos.
  4. Poc Poc falls.
  5. Inca platforms of Urquillos
  6. The Raqchi viewpoint is “incredible views of the Sacred Valley.”

Hike Urquillos Cusco HIGHLIGHTS

Why you will adore this experience

  • Navigate the Chinchero Inca Trail through the Chinchero ruins to Huayllabamba on the Urquillos trek. Let us show you the scenic beauty of the spectacular moderate walking tour circuit.
  • Recommended hike to start light walks adapting to the elevations of the Andes – Follow in the footsteps of the Incas with this adventure: a 1-day trek from Chinchero to Huayllabamba. Experience breathtaking views and hidden gems along the way!


Chinchero to Urquillos Hike ITINRARY 

The Hike Urquillos Cusco from Chinchero is an extraordinary journey that promises to leave you spellbound. From the captivating landscapes to the rich cultural encounters, every step on this trail is an opportunity to connect with nature and the traditions of Peru. So, pack your backpack, put on your hiking boots, and prepare to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Experience the magic of the Andes and create cherished memories that will stay with you forever.


Lovely Hike from Chinchero to Urquillos

Setting Off on the Trail: Beginning the Journey

With backpacks on and spirits high, walkers commence the hike from Chinchero. The initial trail takes them through undulating terrains and allows for breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Embracing the Scenic Beauty: Awe-Inspiring Landscapes

As the hike progresses, adventurers are treated to awe-inspiring landscapes. Rolling hills, snow-capped peaks, and serene falls create a tapestry of natural beauty that captivates the senses.

Interacting with the Local Culture: A Glimpse into Tradition

The journey provides opportunities to interact with the local communities residing in the highlands. Walkers gain insights into their unique way of life, ancient customs, and artistic traditions.

Rest and Refresh: Discovering Urquillos

Arriving in Urquillos, tired but fulfilled, walkers can unwind in this serene village. With its friendly locals and cozy town, Urquillos offers a well-deserved respite.

Reflecting on the Journey: Personal Growth and Experience

The Chinchero to Urquillos hike is more than just a physical journey; it is also reflective. Trekkers often reflect on their experiences and gain a new perspective on life.


At 9:00 in the morning, our tour guide and the vehicle driver go to the client’s hotel where they are staying to pick up the group and start the trip to Chinchero. Once we arrive at the town of Chinchero, we visit a textile center where several indigenous families demonstrate the art of making traditional Inca textiles using organic wool, dyes, and special spinning techniques to obtain beautiful coats.

We officially begin our spectacular trek to the Chinchero ruins to explore the sacred temples, agricultural platforms, plazas, trails, and ritual altars. We then enter the Inca Trail from the Chinchero Ruins to Urquillos del Valle Sagrado. Many families at the time of the Incas and today continue to use this Inca Trail to enter the Sacred Valley quickly.

The panoramic views along the hike are genuinely spectacular, such as the enchanting Poc Poc waterfalls. Once we have finished our beautiful walk, we will travel to the Raqchi viewpoint for other panoramic views of the Sacred Valley before returning to Cusco.



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

8km (4.9 miles)

Hiking Time

3.5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Chinchero Ruins: 3,800m (12,467 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Urquillos: 3,295m (10,810 ft)


Chinchero to Urquillos Hike INCLUSION

  • Unique hiking activities for adventurers
  • Excellent local tour guide with a command of the English language.
  • Round-trip private tourist transportation with a driver
  • All pick-ups are according to the itinerary.
  • Entrance ticket to the ruins of Chinchero – Partial Ticket
  • A first aid kit just in case
  • Kondor Path Tours’ central office assistance
  • All local Peruvian taxes

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”

Hike Urquillos Cusco NO INCLUSION

  • Hotel service for excursions in Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • Lunch: As the walk is short, you can have a buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley in Urubamba.
  • Snacks: Take some snacks to enjoy on the guided excursion.
  • Service to drop off the group at hotels in Sacred Valley – There is an additional charge for the service; write us.
  • Tips for support staff such as the tour guide and the vehicle driver.

Bring the Chinchero to Urquillos Hike

  • A good rucksack for your personal belongings.
  • Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support since the Hike Urquillos Cusco circuit is descending the mountain.
  • You can also take any other comfortable pants for trekking pants.
  • Raincoat for the rainy season between January to April. It is also helpful to bring a raincoat in the dry season from May to December, as there might be some drizzles because the weather is changeable in the Andes.
  • Reusable bottle for your water. Let’s keep the ancestral Inca trails from Chinchero to Huayllabamba and Uquillos clean for the next hikers and generations.
  • Insect repellent with DEET at 30% since there is a presence of invisible flyers in the heights of the Andes of Chinchero and within the Urquillos Valley.
  • Cream sunscreen: The sun in the Andes is high, so bringing one of the good ones is essential.
  • Trekking poles to help your knees and legs when descending the Chinchero mountain towards Uquillos.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips for your staff, etc.

Travel Guide

Faqs Chinchero to Urquillos Hike

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime? Learn everything you need to know to tackle this unforgettable trek with our step-by-step guide.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek is a scenic trek that takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, from the traditional village of Chinchero to the tranquil town of Urquillos.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek typically takes around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your pace and the stops you make.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek is easy to moderate, with mostly flat terrain and gentle uphill sections.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek can be done year-round, but the best time to do it is during the dry season from April to November, when the weather is more predictable, and the trails are less muddy.

Some highlights of the Chinchero to Urquillos Trek include the stunning views of the Andean mountains, the traditional Andean communities you pass through, and the chance to see local farming practices.

While it is possible to do the Chinchero to Urquillos Trek on your own, it is recommended to hire a guide to help you navigate the trails and provide insight into the local culture and history.

Bring comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, water, snacks, and a camera.

The start of the Chinchero to Urquillos Trek is in the village of Chinchero, which is accessible by public transportation or private transfer from Cusco.

Camping is not typically allowed along the Chinchero to Urquillos Trek, as it passes through private property and traditional communities.

There are no official fees to do the Chinchero to Urquillos Trek, but it is customary to make a small donation to the local community when passing through.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek is suitable for children comfortable with walking and hiking but may not be ideal for young children or those with mobility issues.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek ranges in altitude from approximately 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) to 3,400 meters (11,100 feet).

There are a few tiny ruins and archaeological sites along the Chinchero to Urquillos Trek, but the main highlight is the opportunity to see traditional Andean communities and farming practices.

The Chinchero to Urquillos Trek is considered safe, but as with any outdoor activity, it is essential to take proper precautions, such as staying hydrated.

The Chinchero to Urquillos hike is a casual and mostly downhill hike that includes a stroll on an old Inca road, scenic viewpoints, and passes along Inca canals through the quiet village of Urquillos. The hike starts from the Chinchero Archaeological Site and ends in the tiny hamlet of Urquillos.

The duration of the Chinchero to Urquillos hike is around 2-2.5 hours.

The Chinchero to Urquillos hike is moderate in difficulty with a gradual descent. However, the trail can be muddy during the rainy season, and there might be landslides.

It is recommended to wear good hiking shoes and bring hiking poles for muddy areas and landslide-destroyed sections. A water filter is helpful to replenish water bottles, and a picnic to enjoy the lovely viewpoints along the way is a good idea. It is also advisable to have a First Aid kit, an offline Chinchero to Urquillos Hike Map, battery packs, and plenty of chargers.

The Chinchero to Urquillos hike covers 6 miles.

The Chinchero to Urquillos hike is a point-to-point trail that starts from Chinchero Archaeological Park and ultimately finishes in the village of Huayllabamba.

If you want more awesome Sacred Valley hikes, Urubamba is an ideal village to stay after the Chinchero to Urquillos hike. This charming village in Peru is just a short Collectivo ride away and makes the perfect base to explore the incredible Sacred Valley. The area has several other hikes, including climbing Saywa Mountain or the full-day trek to Laguna Juchuycocha, a hidden alpine lake at 15,200 ft.

What’s it like

  • Are you looking to discover the beauty and tranquility of Peru’s countryside? Consider this one-day Chinchero Huayllabamba Trek! Book with KONDOR PATH TOURS.
  • Preparing and respecting nature are the keys to a successful hike. Let the Chinchero to Urquillos Hike be a transformative experience that brings you closer to the wonders of our world.
  • Conquering the Chinchero – Huayllabamba trek will be an experience like no other. Prepare with KONDOR PATH TOURS with our step-by-step local tour guides, and prepare for the ultimate adventure!

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Chinchero to Urquillos Hike Full Day COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 201.00 USD
2 $ 129.00 USD
3 $ 102.00 USD
4 $ 85.00 USD
5 $ 78.00 USD
6 $ 71.00 USD
7 $ 65.00 USD
8 $ 61.00 USD

Experience an unforgettable 1-day adventure in the majestic Andes Mountains! Join us on the Chinchero-Huayllabamba trek and discover how to conquer this fantastic hike.

* Kondor Path Tours operates the Urquillos Trail route.




Hike Urquillos Cusco from Chinchero – Join us on an unforgettable journey, exploring beautiful ancient sites, lush valleys, and incredible mountain peaks as we navigate the stunning Chinchero Huayllabamba Trek in Peru!

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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
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Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
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