Inca Quarry Trail To Machu Picchu 4 days

Machupicchu, Perú

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Inca Quarry Trail To Machu Picchu 4 days
Machupicchu, Perú

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

 Get off the beaten path, discover the most remote villages, rarely visit Inca sites, and have beautiful waterfalls. During the Inca Quarry Trail Tour, you'll see the largest Inca Quarry in Cachiccata Village.

Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu is the perfect option if you're planning to hike off Peru's beaten path and visit Machu Picchu. The Quarry Trail Trek combines Inca Shrines, waterfalls, villages, snowcapped mountains, lakes, and history. Visit Cachiccata Inca Quarry, considered as the biggest one in the Inca Empire, also. You'll be able to see Inca tombs, water channels, and the fantastic Sungate overlooking the Veronica Mountain, and finish with Machu Picchu.

Overview of Inca Quarry Trail

  • Duration: 4 days 3 nights
  • Hiking Distance: 37 km - 21.1 miles 
  • From: Cusco to Cusco (Door to door service)
  • Age Range: 10 to 65
  • Season: All year round
  • Depart: Racca
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Highlights of the Inca Quarry Trail

  •  Discover the hidden Inca Trails
  •  Explore rarely visited Inca Sites and waterfalls
  •  Visit the Cachiccata Inca Quarry
  •  Enjoy a Pachmanca barbecue
  •   Beat the crowds to Machu Picchu before sunrise
  •  Board the Vistadome Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
  •   Visit and support our Social projects in Cahiccata

Day by day summary of the Inca Quarry Trail Tour

Day 1: Cusco – Racca – Soqma Waterfalls – Korimarca.- Depart from your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 am and drive to Racca's village, where you can visit the ancient Inca Shrine of Ñaupa Iglesia (2967m / 9734 ft). The hike today takes 6 hours, visiting Soccma, the waterfalls of Perolniyoc, the Inca Site Inca of  Rayanpata. Camp at Korimarca village (3611 m / 11847 ft).

Day 2: Qorimarca – Sacred Valley Lookout -  Inti Punku – Choquetacarpo.- After breakfast, begin the 4-hour ascent to the highest point, the Charkahuaylla pass (4450m/14599ft). You will be enjoying the fantastic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After lunch, continue for another 4 hours up and down to the second campsite at Choquetacarpo (3600m/11811ft). You'll visit the Intipunku Inca Site.

Day 3: Choquetacarpo - Inca Quarry - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.- Wake up with a nice cup of coffee on top of the Sacred Valley. Today is all downhill for 5 hours visiting Cachiccata Inca Quarry, considered one of Cusco's largest Inca quarries. Enjoy a Pachamanca Lunch to later continue to Ollantaytambo, explore the town, and take the train to Aguas Calientes. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 4: Explore  Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco.- Travel by bus to Machu Picchu before the crowds and explore all morning with a local tour guide. Hike to Sungate or Inca Bridge, discover the Inca temples, palaces, altars, and have time to either hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon, take the Vistadome panoramic train back to Cusco. Arrive around 7:30 pm at your hotel.

Included on the Inca Quarry Trail

  • Pre-departure safety briefing
  • Pickup from your hotel in Cusco on the day of the tour
  • All transportation included during the 4-days tour
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Professional Native Tour Guide
  • Second guide for groups 9+
  • Comfortable camping equipment
  • Sleeping foam mattress, pillows, hot water bags
  • Porta potties and showers
  • Duffle bags for your stuff up to 7 kilos
  • Cargo Mules to carry food and equipment
  • Trekking chef, porters, muleteers
  • 2-nights camping with comfortable equipment
  • 1-night 1 a 3-star hotel in Agua Calientes
  • 1-night 3-star hotel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Pachamanca cooking
  • breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and a snack every day
  • Dinner tent, Kitchen tent, tables and chairs
  • First aid kit,  Oxygen tank, satellite phones
  • Eureka 4-men tents for each two travelers
  • All taxes and fees included

Not Included on the Inca Quarry Trail

  • First breakfast & lunch on the last day
  • Sleeping bag, air mattress, trekking poles (Available for rent)
  • Huayna Picchu Mounatin hike
  • Machu Picchu mountain hike
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)

Optional hikes after Machu Picchu tour:

Huayna Picchu Mountain: Must be booked in advance, limited availability, the cost is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain: Must be booked at least a month in advance, limited availability, the cost is $75 per person.

Available Packages

Group Service
Deposit: $200
Private Service
Deposit: $200

Available options

Sleeping bags
Trekking poles
Air Mattresses
Huayna Picchu Mountain
Montaña Machu Picchu
Vistadome Panoramic train upgrade

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