Private tour

From Cusco: Full-Day Inca Quarry Trail Hike to Cachicata

Activity provider: LimaTours

From Cusco: Full-Day Inca Quarry Trail Hike to Cachicata

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 173 per person

Hike to Cachicata on the Inca Quarry Trail and walk in the steps of the pre-Inca and Inca civilizations to build various complexes. Overlook Ollantaytambo, and enjoy a packed lunch while there.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Cusco's historic center. This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnb). If you are staying in one of these, please contact the local partner in the days prior to the start of your tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for the pickup.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic hike to Cachicata accompanied by a professional guide
  • Visit the Inca Bridge in Ollantaytambo
  • Enjoy views of the Urubamba River, the Ollantaytambo archaeological site
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Nevado Veronica from the Sun Gate
Full description
Hike the Inca quarry trail accompanied by a professional guide. Start your outdoor adventure with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the Inca Bridge in Ollantaytambo. Join your guide as you set out from the trail head begin your climb. As you continue your Peruvian trek, head towards the Cacchicata Quarry where the Inca mined and shaped the massive stones to build the vast settlement of Ollantaytambo. See the boulders that still remain in the quarry, known simply as the tired stones, and enjoy a packed lunch while there. Extend your hike with an optional detour to visit the Inca ruins known as Inti Punku or Sun Gate, and admire the spectacular views from this structure located at the top of a hill overlooking Ollantaytambo.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)
  • Box Lunch
  • First aid kit and oxygen
  • Emergency horse
  • Gratuities
  • Walking Sticks (available at additional cost)
  • Personal expenses
  • Breakfast and dinner
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center
  • Good physical condition is required to complete the tour. Duration: 6-7 hours hiking approximately | Maximum altitude: Cachicata 10531 feet / 3209 m.a.s.l
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems, pregnant travelers, and travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation. However, it is recommended that persons over 60 years of age who have received less than three doses of COVID continue to use the KN95 mask for preventive purposes.

Product ID: 396728