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Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

This trek takes 5 days/4 nights and ends in Machu Picchu.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Alternative Trek

Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days 23 reviews
Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

This trek takes 5 days/4 nights and ends in Machu Picchu.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Alternative Trek

Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days 23 reviews
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience
Sullpayky Experience

Overview

This new short route for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in five days within the Cusco region. The walk will allow us to admire impressive waterfalls, Inca ruins and the beautiful countryside.

We will visit the fantastic short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for five days, which supplied the stones used in the construction of Ollantaytambo.

We will arrive at the Inca site of «Peroniyoc» while you appreciate the small local communities in their daily tasks and discover the operations of the main Inca rock quarry, located 5 miles from Ollantaytambo.

After walking for 3 days we will arrive at Ollantaytambo. In the fourth, we will start the classic short Visit Puerta del Sol: You will have the opportunity to walk (approximately 2 hours) to the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) to see Machu Picchu from a different angle. Also, if you don’t suffer from vertigo, the Inca Bridge offers you a dose of adventure for your next visit to Machu Picchu.

CAUTION: It is necessary to acclimatize for at least 2 days in the city of Cusco

Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO – SOQMA – RAYAN

Sites to Visit

Nuestro viaje al hotel donde puede recoger su hotel en un vehículo privado a través de Valle Sagrado (1 h 40 min), llegando al pintoresco pueblo de Soqma (Alt. 3,205 m/ 10, 512 ft), que es el comienzo del sendero hacia comenzar nuestra caminata. Nuestros encuentros con nuestro guía turístico y aventuras personales y nuevas en Ancascocha.

Haremos una caminata suave por el Valle (aprox. dos horas) hasta llegar a la cascada “Perolniyoc”, deteniéndonos para filmar o tomar fotos. Apreciaremos unas hermosas cascadas

Haremos una caminata por 35 min y llegaremos al sitio arqueológico de “Perolniyoc”, encaramado en la cima de la montaña. Después de escuchar a nuestro líder turístico revelar los restos de la historia Inca. Luego, para el almuerzo, bajamos (45 min.) al campamento para R & R (relajarse y descansar) para nuestra próxima aventura.
Levantaremos nuestro campamento durante la noche en el pueblo de Rayan (3,700 metros / 12,136 pies).

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Day 2: RAYAN – INTI PUNKU – CHOQUETACARPU

Sites to Visit

Luego de disfrutar del desayuno un descanso seguiremos la caminata (3 hours aprox.), llegando a lugar conocido como Puccaqasa (4,370 m / 14,333 ft). In the high part of the paso, podemos maravillarnos con las vistas del Valle Sagrado. Aqui nos podremos tomar muchas photos

Haremos a descent for 25 minutes. Continuando, haremos una caminata (descenso y ascenso) of 2 hours of duration. In los últimos 20 minutos de la caminata, caminaremos cuesta arriba hasta el nivel más alto a área llamada “Kuychicassa” (4,457 m/14,619 ft). Continuamos nuestro descenso colgante 3 horas hasta la zona inca conocida como «Inti Punku», donde disfrutará de la espectacular vista del «Monte Verónica» (at an altitude of 5682 m) y mirará hacia abajo al Valle Sagrado de los Incas. Nuestro campamento estará ubicado a 30 minutos cuesta abajo de Inti Punku a Choquetacarpo (3600 m/11,808 ft).

Day 3: CHOQUETACARPO – OLLANTAYTAMBO

Sites to Visit

After enjoying breakfast we will ascend for about an hour to the “Cachiqata Quarry” (at a height of 3525 m), a place where the Inca stonemasons carved removed stones and polished them to build the Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo. At this point our private guide will give you a talk about why the construction was interrupted. From La Cantera, we will ascend for 3 hours, arriving at the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo (2,840 m).

We will have lunch in Ollantaytambo, and you will have time to take a walk around the city.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo-km 104-wiñayhuayna-Machupicchu

Sites to Visit

The hike begins at 5:30 a.m. where we will go to the train station (to catch our train) until «Kilometer 104».

We will arrive at the checkpoint to start our Short Inca Trail adventure trek. Our first walk is approximately 4 hours to reach the «wiñayhuayna» archaeological complex. Later, lunch will be served. (Actually I will have a box lunch) if you are a vegetarian or have any allergies please let me know.

The walk continues until we reach the (Intipunku-Sungate), an hour and a half, then we will have time to take some photos (THE FIRST IMPRESSIVE VIEWPOINT OF MACHUPICCHU) and then it will be only 40 minutes to Machu Picchu. After all, we will board the bus to “Machu Picchu Pueblo”. We will have dinner in the restaurant and spend the night in our hotel.

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Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu (The Sacred City of The Incas) – Cusco

Sites to Visit

El día comenzará con un buen desayuno y luego abordaremos el bus que nos transportará a “Machu Picchu”. El líder de la caminata impartirá la historia de este místico lugar. Tendremos la oportunidad de visitar el “Templo del Sol”, el “Palacio Real”, el “Templo Principal”, el “Templo de las Tres Ventanas” y el “Reloj del Sol”. Aquí, le prometemos una experiencia inolvidable. Después de su visita guiada, tendrá tiempo libre para explorar.

Si deseas hacer el ascenso a «Huaynapicchu» (boletos limitados a 400 por día, no incluidos), la caminata comienza a las 7:00 am a 10:00 am; haga las coordinaciones con su Guía Turística para su visita dependiendo del horario programado del Municipio.

A las 4:20 p.m. metro. abordaremos nuestro tren para llegar a la ciudad de Ollantaytambo. A su llegada tendremos nuestro transporte para llevar de regreso a su hotel en Cusco (2 horas aprox.).

Included

  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • HOTEL IN CUSCO
  • HIKING POLES
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • Assistant Guide for groups of 9+
  • Pre trek briefing 1 or 2 days before your Inca Quarry trail
  • Transfer upon arrival from airport or bus station in Cuzco to your Hotel
  • Chef
  • Breakfast on Day 1
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Socma
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cuzco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the Inca Quarry trek, you will need to bring your own)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary such as vegetarian food please let us know and request with no cost at all.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • a 4-men tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Hotel on Day 3
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to Machupicchu

No Included

 

  • Lunch and dinner on Day 45Tips for the crew
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your Inca Quarry trek Peru
  • water day  1 and 5

Recommendations

What To Bring

  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Clothes (trekking boots, warm fleece jacket, tops, a few t-shirts, socks, sun hat, thermal underwear, light long pants, gloves, poncho, rain jacket)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
  • Head lamp
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes
  • Binoculars
  • Book to read (you will have some time at every camp to read your favorite book)
  • Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
  • Insect repellent

Prices

Luxury All Inclusive Service
Number of personsPrice per person
1$910.00
2$880.00
3$850.00
4$820.00
5$790.00
6$760.00
7$730.00
8$700.00

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • Group service $700 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:inca Trail to machu picchu 4 days

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)

Frequently Asked Questions: Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Travel Guide Inca Quarry Trek and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Cusco is a land of endless beauty that would take a long time to see all the tourist attractions. And when visiting Cusco, one comes across a lot of information and tours everywhere around the central square and its surroundings. Now, in this short post, we present a simple general guide to the Inca Quarry Road that connects to Machu Picchu. Yes! And join us!

WHAT IS AN INCA QUARRY ROAD

The term quarry says it all. It is a 3-day hike through the mountains of Ollantaytambo, with the intention of visiting the sun gate or Inti punku, and of course the Inca quarries on the mountainside overlooking the Urubamba River. But besides visiting the quarries, we also visit a waterfall and other small Inca sites along the way.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HIKE:

  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
  • Distance: 26 km / 16 mi
  • Duration: 2 nights camping, 3 days of trekking
  • Permits: Not required
  • Maximum elevation: 4 449mts / 14 596 ft. Kuichikasa Pass

BEST TIME TO HIKE THE INCA QUARRY TRAIL AND WEATHER

It is advisable to choose the dry season or the Peruvian winter, which runs approximately from May to September. The night temperature in the Andes is cold. During the day, there is a high probability of having almost the whole day sunny. Sometimes the sun’s rays can be strong and the days can be hot, but with proper clothing, hats and sunscreen, it will be more pleasant to see the distant landscapes and everything around.

Why Sullpayky Experiences!

In SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES we are not only a Travel Agency, we are a 100% Quechua family with more than 15 years of experience in the world of tourism. Our mission is to offer an unforgettable experience that will mark your life, based on Inca values: honesty, love and respect. For this reason, we offer a different kind of tourism, in which our priority is to give you more than a fun trip, a trip of reunion with yourself, to know your essence through the most sacred thing we have, our land, the Pachamama.

We are specialists in creating a personalized experience, so we have more than 28 tours that can be modified according to your needs (from the classic Inca Trail to innovative and alternative tours such as Moonstone) because there are many ways to know Machu Picchu, however, we are convinced that there is only one right for each client. . We also offer tours for clients with special needs.

We offer personalized assistance 24 hours a day, before and during your trip. When you contact us, you will be attended by our Peru travel experts, who will be happy to assist you and help you as soon as possible, answering your questions and providing you with information, as well as recommendations to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience you will live.

All our staff is 100% Quechua and is in constant training to always offer the best possible service. Our guides are Quechua mystics who will provide you with a unique experience. They also have basic training in photography and are equipped with a semi-professional camera to document your entire trip so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying every moment. Our cooks have chef training and will be informed of any dietary restrictions (such as allergies).

SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES is a local travel agency and tour operator authorized by the institutions that govern tourism regulations in Peru. That is why we have the necessary licenses and permits to operate within our country.
We also emphasize that we are against the exploitation of the Pachamama (earth) and our wayki (brothers), so we offer a totally ecological tourism and well paid for all our workers, as we seek to be the difference in everything.

We know you will be happy with our service, as evidenced by the hundreds of testimonials from our traveler clients from all over the world. See the recommendations and memories of travel experiences in various social networks such as TripAdvisor, which will explain why you should choose SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES for your next vacation in our country.

About our growth process
Continuous improvement is one of our commitments. One of our principles is that the work of each area is important to achieve the best final product. Therefore, throughout our history we have developed several projects with different areas, which have given us the following results:

We have completed the policy of our Integrated Management System as a sign of the guarantee of our organization.

Continuous training to tour guides, cooks, porters, drivers, people in charge of different areas such as Sales, Reservations, Operations, Administration, etc., in customer service, quality of service to tourists, knowledge of the route, and other topics concerning the tourism industry in Peru. Due to our progress in these areas, we have received the CALTUR 2021 Certification from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

About SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES Licenses and Authorizations
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES – Travel Agency and Tour Operator, complies with all the requirements and licenses necessary to operate and offer various services in the field of tourism throughout the Peruvian territory. The institutions mentioned below are in charge of regulating the tourism industry in Peru and we are subscribed to them:

We are authorized by DIRCETUR (Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco), a government agency that promotes competition, sustainability, and diversification of Peruvian exportable products, tourism, and handicrafts.

We are subscribed to PROMPERU (Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism), an institution belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of our country.

 

We are also subscribed to SERNANP, in order to operate in the Inca Trail Network. The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State, which is a specialized technical public agency of the Peruvian government, under the Ministry of Environment of Peru, is in charge of directing and establishing the technical and administrative criteria for the conservation of the Natural Protected Areas of Peru.

 

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