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Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 05:30
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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Difficulty: 6/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: All year
  • Tour type: Adventure

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days, is another great alternative trek in the region of Cusco, you’ll visit remarcable sites such as Perolniyoc, Choquetacarpo, Ollantaytambo and on the last day Machu Picchu!, it is an off the beaten path that connects from the Perolniyoc waterfall to Ollantaytambo town, you will be impressed by the beautiful views that you will see from the top of the mountains of the sacred valley. It is a nice hike to learn a lot about the inca history, due that you’ll pass by mummy caves, chullpas (cemetery), the quarry of Cachicata and well preserved incan sites.

On your trek, you will visit the Inca Quarry of Ollantaytambo, located at 7 km from Ollantaytambo, it presents a set of rocks of various sizes, shapes and colors that seem to have rolled from the high parts of the mountain, in this quarry we can see worn pieces that were taking on definitive shapes, but they were half-worked, surely due to the arrival of the invaders.

You can even combine this trek with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 5 Days,

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (5:30am – 6:00am).

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu availability:
The availability for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu is unlimited.
Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu highlights:

  • Trek by the hidden path that not many people go.
  • Visit Perolniyoc Waterfall, the most beautiful waterfall in the sacred valley.
  • Learn a lot about the inca culture with your private tour guide.
  • Chance to see local flora and flora including the Andean condor.
  • You will sabor the peruvian cuisine which will be prepared by our master chef.

We recommend you to be in Cusco at least 2 days prior your trek to be acclimatised to Cusco’s altitude, so that during the tour you won’t have a problem.

About us:
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in the city of Cusco, we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them they do. We will make the Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu even if your are 2 people only. we won’t cancel your trip!, we are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry, we have the best professional team to make your journey unforgettable.


Day 1: Cusco - Socma - Perolniyoc Waterfall - Rayan.

After having breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up and then drive to Socma, which is in the direction of the Sacred Valley, here we will meet our horseman you will bring the horses for our stuff, then we begin with our adventure, we will hike to Perolniyoc which is a beautiful waterfall of 100 metres high and a crystalline water, this surely with take your breath away, it will be 1 hour hike to reach it with a gradual uphill, on the top of this waterfall there is an incan site with the same name.

After we enjoy about this beautifull waterfall and take some pictures, we continue our hike to the archaeological site for 1 more hour, this Inca site known as Raqaypata consists of having houses, colcas (warehouses), kallankas (rooms of massive lodging) and atmosphere of ritual ceremony where there is a huaca. Our tour guide will deliver a great history about this site. Next, we continue our hike to the camp, which is at 1 more hour from Raqaypata, when we reach it we will have a freshly prepared lunch with a beautiful view of the Socma valley.

The afternoon will be to relax and have a tea, then dinner will be served.

Hiking time: 3.5 hours.
Hiking Distance: 11 Km / 8.83 miles.
Meals: Lunch, Tea, Dinner.

Perolniyoc Waterfall
Perolniyoc Waterfall

Day 2: Perolniyoc - Inti Punku - Choquetacarpu.

Today we will wake you up with a hot coca tea, the we will have a nutritious breakfast to conquer the pass of Pukaqasa (4,378 m / 14,363 ft), after breakfast we will hike uphill for 3 hours, the trail is super beautiful with a lot of potato fields, quinoa, beans and so on, once we reach the Pukaqasa pass, we will be impressed by the beautiful valley of Ollantaytambo and several snow-capped mountains, then we continue for 20 more minutes to Mamacocha, the place where we will enjoy a succulent lunch prepared by our chef.

After lunch, we keep hiking to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), with some flat and then downhill we will reach to Sun Gate, where we find an Inca construction that was for military purposes, since it has a great view of the surroundings, which would have allowed sighting enemies before they reached the citadel of Machu Picchu. We will have fantastic pictures and then we continue hiking down for 1 more hour to our campsite in Choquetacarpu.

Upon our arrival to Choquetacarpu, we will have a nice tea time while enjoying the sunset in the mountains of Ollantaytambo.

Hiking time: 7 hours.
Hiking Distance: 18 Km / 11.18 miles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner.

Inti Punku
Inti Punku (Sun Gate)

Day 3: Choquetacarpu - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.

Today we will visit the Inca quarry of Cachicata, after a great breakfast in the morning, we start walking downhill from Choquequetacarpu for approximately 1 hour, upon our arrival to the Inca Quarry, our tour guide will deliver a great history about the place, the Incas discovered and exploited an important stone quarry from which they supplied themselves to build the current living Inca city of Ollantaytambo, here you can see elongated blocks of various sizes that appear to have been carved to serve as lintels in Inca buildings, presumably ready to be mobilized.

After we visit and learn about the Inca quarry, we continue hiking downhill to Ollantaytambo for approximately 2.5 hours, on the way we will appreciate the pyramid of Ollantaytambo, we will also see several “Chullpas” small-sized circular constructions that are located on top of huge rocks, the Chullpas are built with small rustic pieces, have a roof and a small access door oriented in the direction of sunrise, in these Chullpas must have been buried important people in the Inca time.

Upon our arrival to Ollantaytambo we will celebrate our victory of the hike with a well-deserved lunch, then our Horseman and Cook will say us goodbye, so after lunch we will do a walk by the Inca living town of Ollantaytambo, if you want you can even visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo (Optional), in the evening we have a dinner in one of the restaurant and then we take the train to Aguas Calientes for 2 hours, we overnight in Aguas Calientes in a nice Hotel.

Hiking time: 5 hours.
Hiking Distance: 13 Km / 8.07 miles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner.


Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Today we will finally visit Machu Picchu, after you have breakfast at your hotel, we go to the bus station to take the bus to Machu Picchu which takes 30 minutes, upon our arrival to Machu Picchu, we will pass the checkpoint, for this, you must bring your original passport, after that we will explore it for about 3 hours, our tour guide will deliver a brilliant history about Machu Picchu and take you beautiful photos.

Once we finish the guiding tour in Machu Picchu, we take the bus down to Aguas Caliente, where you have a nice lunch in one of the many restaurants, you can get some recommendations from your tour guide, in the afternoon we will take our train to Ollantaytambo, here our transfer from Huaynas Expeditions will wait for you with your names, he will take you back to Cusco and drop you off at the main gate of you hotel.

End of our amazing trek.

Hiking time: 3 hours.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu


Price Includes for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of departure.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu US$ 40 extra) and Inca Quarry.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Tents - 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Professional Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tablels.
  • Local food service in the campsites (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks).
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Daily tea service (weak up Coca tea and afternoon tea time or happy hour with full of popcorn, chocolet, coffee and special snacks made by our cooks).
  • Water for Drinking: we will suply with filtered and boiled water and your bottels will be filled at each meal time. please bring enough water for the first day only.
  • Single tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Horseman and horses. (they will carry our duffel bag of 7 kilos included your sleeping bag, matt and clothes.).
  • Tourist Expeditions Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes(round trip).
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • 1 night accommodation in Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes (twin bed room with private bathroom and hot shower).
  • Insuranse policy of life for cooks and horsemen.
  • Visit to Machupicchu on the last day (2 hours guided tour to explore the whole incan sites).

Price Excludes for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Breakfast - Day 1.
  • Lunch and dinner - Day 4.
  • Pillows.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
  • Huayna Picchu entrance US$ 40 extra.
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optinal).

Items to bring for Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Student Card (if you book as a student).
  • Travel insurance card is essencial.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and knit / tour beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain and cold.
  • Sun block.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own first aid kit with special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Bathers / swimsuit (if you think swimming in the hot springs)
  • Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days private service, includes additional items such as:

  • Extra Horse to ride (1-2 day only).
  • Hotel 3 Stars (At Aguas Calientes Town).
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Entrance to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain.
  • Vistadome Train (First Class train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo).
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus Round Trip (Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes).
  • Lunch in Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • 02 Waking Poles per Person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bag, delf-inflating pad as well as your clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu all day. and of course we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.


We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.


(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

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(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

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(Group Size: Upon Request)

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Can i be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick up time.

Why Huaynas Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We Never Pass you onto another operator.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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Mairene Berru

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Spectacular and unforgettable!

May 23, 2019
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