Inca Quarry Trail 1 day, entrace to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Get to know this incredible place at the top of the mountains of Ollantaytambo in just a few hours of walking. This incredible monument, the “Door of the Sun”, was a checkpoint for people who entered the city of the Incas. It was dedicated to the sun god, and during the winter solstice, it was considered an important point for ceremonies to be carried out. The altitude of this place is 3,900mts (12,795 ft). If you are very lucky you can see condors flying over the surroundings.
If you are looking for something a little different, full of incredible landscapes, history and culture, this route is made for you.
Tour Location: This tour is located in the Community of Cachiccata, Ollantaytambo. Province of Urubamba, Cusco Region.
Type of tour: It is a combination of Hiking, History and Adventure.
Recommended: For those who enjoy hiking and adventure and want to learn more about the Incas.
Difficulty: Moderate (Challenging).
Considerations: If you are in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and are looking for something different, full of beaten paths, incredible landscapes, history and culture, this route is made for you. The community of Cachiccata and all its tourist and natural sites are waiting for you to get to know them, enjoy them and help promote their conservation.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, in order to go to the Inca bridge (Ollantaytambo). From here, the trek begins and you will be able to observe a variety of native plants on our way to the Cacchicata viewpoint. Here, you will have a chance to take lots of pictures and explore. After this, we will continue the walk for about 2 hours, and then we will arrive at the Inca quarries. Once here, you will have time to enjoy a box lunch and immerse yourself this beautiful place. Then, you will continue with the hike for 1 hour to the Door of the Sun (Inti Punku). From there, you will see the entire sacred valley and the imposing Verónica nevada. This place is considered a magical and mystical site, so we recommend you to spend as much time enjoying this incredible place. Finally, we will return to the community of Ccachicata in a descent of 2 hours, where the bus will be waiting for you to return to your hotel.
Elevations: 2,950 m / Puerta del Sol 3,900
Climate: cold and sun
Walking distance: 10 km / 6 miles
Duration: 9 hours
Considerations: Groups are capped at 6 people