Cachiqata - Quarry Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days - 3 Nights

Cachiqata - Quarry Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days - 3 Nights

from $650 USD / 750 USD standard service

The Cachiccata Quarry Trek is a great alternative to the famed Classic inca trail. This Trail was built by Inca ppl and used for hundreds of years to access to their villages and transport crops production. This trekking adventure visits Peru’s cultural past, and explores modern Inca communities and customs. The trail takes us through secluded waterfalls of Perolniyoc, amazing inca buildings of Rayanpata, Inti punku (Sun Gate), Quarry spot, ancient terraces and exotic wildlife, all the while delivering fantastic views of the Sacred Valley and Peru’s commanding snow-capped, Wakaywillka – Veronica mountain over (5800 m / 19,028.8ft).

This Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu takes you through the most incredible landscapes as well as the main view of vilcanota mountain range (The Andes), which is one the best option for mountain lover.

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Cachiqata - Quarry Trek to Machupicchu

4 Days - 3 Nights

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Group Size Max 12 People
Activity Level Moderate

Tour Overview

  • 4 organic buffet lunch / 3 healthy energy breakfast / 4snacks
  • Water every single day
  • Starting Altitude - 2900m / 9515ft.
  • Highest Altitude - 4650m / 15,200ft.
  • Total, Walking Distance - 60.5 km / 37.5 miles
  • Longest Day - Day 2, approximately 18 km/11 miles
  • Coldest Night - Day 1 around.

Cusco – Socma – Rayan community

You will be pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:30 am, two hours van ride from downtown Cusco where we will arrive to village of Soqma in order to start Cachiqata – Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu. Once arrived to the trail head.The trek we will start with healthy delicious breakfast and then continue with our journey toward to Perolniyoc water falls, and Inca site. over (3611 m / 11847 ft). Where we’ll explore and have a history information about the impressive Rayanpata Inca site. so fifteen minutes walk from site we will have delicious organic lunch prepared by our professional master chef.

Once enjoyed we will continue hiking to first camping site to Rayan alto for 1 hour uphill, where you will pass first night in the tents.


Rayan – Sun Gate – Inca Quarry

Wake up with a cup of coffee or coca tea in your tent, and then have healthy energetic breakfast, and begin the 4-hour ascent to Charkahuaylla pass (4450m/14599ft), and in 30 minutes we will have our second organic lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Intipunku Inca Site (Sungate) and enjoying the amazing views of the Veronica snow-capped mountain, and the Vilcanota range – the andes mountains. from the Sun gate you will hike downhill for 2 hours the Camp would be at buena negra spot (3600m/11811ft), one of the wonderful place with such nice views to Sacred Valley.


Inca Quarry – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, descend for 1 hour to Cachiccata inca Quarry considered one of the largest Inca quarries from where our ancestors the incas took the materials to build the impressive ollantaytambo inca town. After exploring the Quarry we will have to descend for 2 hours to Cachiqata community where you will enjoy lunch. The lunchs is a particular Pachamanca the traditional Cusco dish. Then continue to Ollantaytambo inca living town where you will have time to explore and take the train to Aguas Calientes. Spend the night in a hotel.


Machu Picchu – Return Cusco

On the final day, wake up early and take the first buses up to Machu Picchu. The guided tour starts between 7 to 8 am where our professional licenced tour guide, provide you exceptional introductions and then explore the stone Inca temples and grand palaces, plazas, residential houses and much more.

Once you finish the tour circuit your guide will take you back to aguas calientes town and if you want shared the last lunch with your tour guide, which are not included, and finally take the expedition panoramic train back to Cusco. Arriving around 7:30 pm to your hotel.

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  • Airport transfers on request (Complimentary).
  • Pre-departure safety briefing held at our office.
  • Pickup and drop off from the door of your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley.
  • Private exclusive transportation with AC.
  • Entrance tickets to Quarry Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Bus tickets to Machu Picchu (Round trip).
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Second tour guide for groups 9+.
  • Comfortable camping equipment (Tents, Porta-potty, tables, chairs).
  • Sleeping foam mattress, hot water bags, extra blankets.
  • Duffle bags where you can put up to 6 kilos of personal stuff.
  • Horses to carry food and equipment.
  • Emergency horse in case you struggle.
  • Trekking chef, porters, horsemen.
  • 2-nights camping in the mountains.
  • One night 3-star hotel in Agua Calientes.
  • Pachamanca barbecue in Cachiccata.
  • Three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners, and a snack every day.
  • First aid kit, Oxygen bottle, satellite phones.
  • Eureka 4-men tents for each two trekkers.
  • All taxes and booking fees included.

Not Included

  • First breakfast when starting the tour.
  • Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping bag, air mattress, trekking poles (can be hired from us)).
  • Huayna Picchu Mounatin hike (optional).
  • Machu Picchu mountain hike (optional and different from Machu Picchu citadel).
  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Travel insurance (strongly recomended).
  • Optional hikes after Machu Picchu tour : Huayna Picchu – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To book this mountain, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip Montaña Climb – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. You need to book in advance, is the highest mountain around Machu Picchu with a total of 3 hours hike round trip.
  • Covid-19 measures to keep you safe during traveling.
  • Temperature checks for all traveler are mandatory.
  • Face masks required for travelers and staff in public areas.
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times.
  • High traffic places and equipment sanitized regularly between use.
  • Maximum 8 people per group to reduce crowds.
  • Transportation and touristic sites capacity will be reduced to 50%.
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all.
  • Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 outbreak.

Tour Price

Group of 3-4 ppl $630.00 USD per person.

Group of 5 + ppl $ 600.00 USD per person.

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