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  1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Aguas Calientes
  4. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

From Cusco: 4-Day Inca Quarry Trek To Machu Picchu

Product ID: 177618
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Make your way to Machu Picchu on this newly discovered and less crowded route. This 4-day trek will offer you amazing scenery with waterfalls and Inca ruins as well as the chance to pass by a beautiful remote Sun Gate.
About this activity
Duration 4 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up included

Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels and accommodations in Cusco.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Trek through amazing scenery with waterfalls and ruins
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views of breathtaking valleys
  • Experience a unique Inca Sun Gate and Machu Picchu
  • Witness the work of the Incas at the Cachicata Quarry
Full description
Meet your guide for an in-depth briefing to ask questions before leaving Cusco.

Day 1: 

After hotel pick-up, drive to Choquequilla, where Incas worshipped the moon. Head to the starting point, Rafq'a, and set off. Stop at the small community of Socma. Carry on to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout, and stop for photos and a snack break. Continue to the campsite (3700 meters above sea level), and take a break for lunch. After lunch, have the chance to explore the Q'orimarca archaeological site, which once served as a checkpoint to the Incas.

Day 2:

After an early start, take a 3-hour hike to the top of the first pass of Puccaqasa (4370 meters). Enjoy the view take a break for lunch. Hike to Kuychicassa (approximately 2 hours), the highest pass of the trek (4450 meters). From here, descend to the sacred site the Incas called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of the Nevado Veronica Mountain. In the late afternoon, arrive at the Choquetacarpo campsite.

Day 3:

Head downhill and stop at Kachiqata Quarry, where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish. Around midday, your trek comes to an end. Have some free time at Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel before tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu.

Day 4: 

Today, choose between a walk at 4:30 AM, or take the bus to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, have a guided tour for about two hours before some free time to enjoy this fantastic place, or if you desire, climb toward the Huayna Picchu Mountain. In the evening, head back to Cusco by train and bus.
Includes
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Personal tents
  • English speaking guide
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Saddled horse in case of emergencies
  • 1 6-kilogram capacity bag or duffle bag
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks and 3 dinners
  • Daily morning snack and tea service
  • Train tickets to Aguas Calientes
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Roundtrip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Ollantaytambo to Cusco train transfer
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch on the last day
  • Optional night in Aguas Calientes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guides and field staff
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (subject to availability)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at the office or at your hotel, both free of
charge
• If you are vegetarian, please advise at time of booking
• Please arrange suitable travel insurance before your trip
• The itinerary is an example; hiking times are an average and will vary depending on the group
• Lunch and camp sites may change to meet the needs of the group and conditions
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 4 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.4/5

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Product ID: 177618