Inca Quarry Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N

Arrive to Machu Picchu visiting the Inca Quarry

Max Height

4,630 m

Trip Days

04 Days

Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate-Hard-Easy

OVERVIEW

Why hike this trail?

This called for many companies like socma trek.

Discover the enigmatic Inca quarry near the Cachicata community, visit that place from where the Incas obtains the stones to build some constructions like Ollantaytambo archaeological place and finally visit Machu Picchu.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Cusco - Choquequilca- Perolnoyoc camp
  • Day 2
    Perolniyoc - Qorimarma - Choquetacarpo camp
  • Day 3
    Choquetacarpo - Inca Quarry - Cachicata comunity - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes village
  • Day 4
    Visit Machu Picchu and come back to Cusco
Starting From
500 USD
  • Duration:
    4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    1 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    2 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Choquequilla – Perolniyoc - Qorimarca

We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive approximately 1 hour and 30min to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where Incas used to venerate the moon. A short drive from here takes us to Rafq’a place; the starting point of our trek, and where we meet the muleteers that will provide us support during the trail. After an approx. 1hr walk, we reach the small community of Socma. A further 60min walk takes to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout. This is a perfect opportunity to stop for photos and a snack. From here, we continue on to our campsite, at 3700 meters above sea level. All going well, we should reach our campsite by lunchtime. After lunch, we set off to explore the Q’orimarca archaeological site, which used to serve as a checkpoint during the times of the Incas.

Day 2: Qorimarca – Choquetacarpo.

This is the most challenging but most rewarding day of the hike. A 3hr walk takes us to the top of the first pass, known as Puccaqasa (approx 4370 meters). After enjoying the views of the valley below, we walk down for 30min to our lunch spot. Rested and full of energy again we take on a 2hr hike to the highest pass of the trek: Kuychicassa (4450 meters). From here, we head down for 2hr to a site the Incas called Inti Punku, (meaning Sun Gate) with imposing views over the valley bellow and the Veronica Mountain raising over the horizon. Our campsites is a stone throw away at Choquetacarpo (3600m)

Day 3: Choquetacarpo – Cachicata quarry – Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Day 3 is all downhill hiking. The first stop is at the Kachiqata quarry, where we witness the work the Incas could not complete due to the Spanish conquest. Approximately, at midday we finally arrive to the town of Kachiqata - the end of this challenging and fascinating trek. From here, we visit Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon, we travel by train to Aguas Calientes where we meet with our fellow travelers who opted to take the “Train Option” of this trip. The natural hot springs in town are an unbeatable way to spend a late afternoon/early evening. Tonight we overnight at a simple but comfortable hotel.

Day 4: Visit to Machu Picchu – back to Cusco

Today we take a very early bus (5:30am depending on weather conditions) along the winding road to Machu Picchu (approx. 30 minutes). In Machu Picchu we join the travelers who opted to hike the Classic Inca Trail option of this trip before taking on a guided walk of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we travel back to Aguas Calientes by bus, before boarding a train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo we travel by minivan to Cucco. Depending on train schedule, expect to arrive to Cuzco anytime.


  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transport from your hotel to Choquequilla (walking star point)
  • 4 person sleeping tents (we only put 2 in each tent) very spacious
  • Foam mats to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Accommodation ( 2 nights in tent and 1 night in hostel Aguas Calientes)
  • Cargo Mules (For first and second day to carry the all-camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
  • Specialist chef
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks
  • Daily snacks (1, 2 and 3 days)
  • water for grooming
  • Round Train tickets: From ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one way)
  • Basic touristic Hotel in Aguas Calientes double or triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
  • 24-h guest service

Our Differences:

We include in our price these additional things, which normally are not included by companies.

  • bus ticket (Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu)
  • the train who depart at 12:30 or 18:20 (According availability)
  • Waynapicchu Mountain:This is done for your own after the Machu Picchu tour and the admision is $20 USD per person. This is extremely popular and needs to be arranged at least 3 months prior to your trek. Please understand that we can not control weather and cloudy days will prevent perfect pictures.
  • Bus Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes: is just included one way (aguas Calientes - Machupicchu) ($ 15 USD) .
  • Sleeping Bags: You can hire from our company if you do not have your own ($20 USD)
  • Walking Sticks: You can hire a set($18 USD).
  • Meals Like: Day 1: Breakfast - Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel Insurance, clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Option: If you feel tired after the trek to Llactapata, you can take a train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes. ($28 USD)
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Sleeping bag recommended -5 as minimum, walking sticks are recommended.
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.

DATES & PRICE

Shared Tour

Estudent Adult
$ 550 USD $ 500 $ 600 USD $ 550

Departure Dates:

Dayly departures.

Private Tour

Private tours are available and priced by party size, write us for a private tour.

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Student Discounts ($20 off per person) apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@doadventures.com.

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HOTEL INCLUDED:

This is a 2 star hotel and is based on shared rooms - either double, matrimonial or triple. If you prefer a single room you have to add $30 US per person. All the rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier or we can do the tour without hotel, if you prefer to book the hotel for Aguas Calientes for your own. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco.

HOW TO BOOK ?

How to Book

In order to make a booking With Do Adventures, you need to follow the next steps:

Step 1: ENTER IN A CONTACT.

It is always a good idea to contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, follow the next steps.

Step 2: ACCEPT TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Is very important to read our Terms and Conditions, because when you book a tour with Do Adventures, means that you are accepting automatically.

Step 3: SEND US YOUR FULL DETAILS.

Please send us to our e-mail the required details like: name, last name, passport number, nationality, birth date, those details has to be same of your passport or send us your passport photo. In addition, you have to send us your arrival date, hotel name in Cusco, departure of Cusco and date for a trip.

Step 4: MAKE THE DEPOSIT.

You have to pay the first deposit required according each tour to guarantee your journey, this can be made by one of our Payment Methods . After to complete the payment write us to our e-mail about that.
The Final Payment: Is due at least with 2 days or 1 day before to depart, normally is due on the briefing time.

Step 5: CONFIRMATION.

Finally, after to obtain your full details and the deposit, our office staff will email you back a tour confirmation to guarantee your journey. We always send confirmations, so if you do not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us and we will resend you. We are so excited to take you on the Trip and thank you for your trust in us.

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