Inca Quarry Trail 1 Day – Ollantaytambo

$ 160 /
Per Person

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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.

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Itinerary

Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cacchicata – Inca Quarry – Sun Gate

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

Full Day

Inca Quarry Trail 1 Day – Ollantaytambo

$ 160 /

per person

Distance:
7 Km/4 miles
Season:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
Considerations:
Not permit required
Type of Tour:
History, Adventure

Considerations: Groups are capped at 6 people

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Marta
Marta
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I’ve just finished an incredible 4 days INKA TREK to Machu Picchu, with Robinzon and his team. The journey has been over the expectations and we’ve got super lucky to have Robinzon as our guide! He took care of us throughout the 4 days, until the very last moment. He was very professional, well experienced, and super kind and cool, speaking a perfect English. He could explain and show us many of the local traditions, landscape and history and he always knew the best spot for a stunning view. The trek was intense but the whole team made us feel comfortable and spoiled, sleeping in nice camping sites, and Robinzon always supported and motivated us with the best tips. All the porters and locals along the way have been incredibly strong, resilient and very generous with delicious local cuisine. The whole team was well prepared, they organized everything seamlessly, just listen to their advices and enjoy the adventure! It definitely worth to live this experience all the way to the mysterious Machu Picchu, surrounded by beautiful nature and local amazing people!
Jackie
Jackie
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Wow. I really could not have asked for a better guide than Robinson for the Inca Trail Trek (4 days, 3 nights) to Machu Picchu. He and his team made this journey so positive and really one of the best experiences of my life. Along the way, Robin was attentive to everyone in the group and cultivated an environment that made us become so close very quickly and feel like family. I was admittedly a bit nervous to embark on the journey solo. From the moment I met Robinson during the briefing session the night before we left, he made me feel so comfortable and eliminated any concerns that I had. I could not believe the operation overall — between the amazing porters carrying all our supplies for the 4 day trek and the chef who made some of the most amazing food I had during all my time in Peru — I didn’t know it could be possible to be so comfortable during a trek like this. The porters made sure that food was ready and camp was set up once we arrived back every night, and that we had fresh water in the morning before getting back on the trail each day. One day it rained and got a bit cold on the trail. Robinson offered coffee and I thought he was joking. He then proceeded to pull out a portable coffee maker from his bag, and THEN a bit later a porter ran up from camp and brought us tea. These guys made the impossible possible. This trek was a life-changing experience for me, thanks to Robinson and his team. I cannot say enough good things about them and could not recommend them enough. They are the best in the game !!!
Stacy Warner
Stacy Warner
@StacyWarnerandGracie
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We chose the Lares Trek an we could not have been more pleased!! Our guide- Adrian- made this adventure exceptional. As it was just two of us ladies- he ensured we had all the necessities and breaks!! We had so much hiking and history- as Adrian taught us so many interesting facts about the Inca culture. As we are both vegan - Adrian ensured all meals, snacks, and beverages met our dietary needs! This was indeed a trip of a lifetime and could not have happened without our exceptional guide !! Thank you AltitudeXperience and muchos gracias Adrian!!!

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