inca quarry trek to machu picchu 4d/3n
inca quarry trek to machu picchu 4d/3n

Inca Quarry And  Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Inca Quarry Trail and Two-Day Inca Trail: Unveiling a Hidden Adventure Gem

Combining the Inca Quarry Trail with the Two-Day Inca Trail unfolds an incredibly satisfying adventure, a perfect blend of exploration and cultural immersion. This trek encapsulates the essence of a traveler’s quest, providing a unique and enriching experience. While travel agencies have recently recognized its allure, this trail has long been a cherished secret among the families residing in the picturesque Socma community. With profound historical significance, the Incas used this trail as a crucial route from the Quilla Rumiyoc Valley to Ollantaytambo and ultimately to the majestic Machu Picchu. The Inca Quarry Trail goes beyond being just a path; it offers a journey through cultural and spiritual landmarks that breathe life into ancient tales. A standout attraction along the route is the revered Temple of Chaman or Yachay, a site of profound sacredness. Delving deeper into the trek, explorers may encounter ancient mummies delicately embedded in the rocks, silently narrating the passage of time. Another captivating feature is the majestic waterfall, a symbolic site where the Incas ritually purified their spirits before engaging in ceremonies within their quaint village of Perolniyoc. This Inca Quarry Trail beckons those yearning for an alternative route to Machu Picchu, an escape from the beaten path. Despite its recent acknowledgment, the trail remains authentic, offering adventurers an off-the-beaten-track escapade. Embark on this journey not only to witness breathtaking landscapes but also to forge a connection with the rich history and cultural heritage that define this concealed gem of an adventure.

Briefing To Inca Quarry Trail And Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

The Inca Quarry Trail is a unique journey to Machu Picchu, blending rich cultural immersion with awe-inspiring landscapes. This less-traveled route, also known as Inca Quarry Trek, takes adventurers through ancient Incan sites, including the sacred Sun Gate and the hidden gems of the Socma community. It’s an off-the-beaten-path experience that reveals the heart of Incan history, featuring sites like the Temple of Chaman and natural wonders like waterfalls and rock-embedded mummies. Short Inca Trail: The Short Inca Trail is a condensed adventure leading directly to the iconic Machu Picchu in just 2 days. This shorter version of the classic trail introduces trekkers to key highlights such as Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna, culminating in the breathtaking view from the Sun Gate



Our journey begins with a prompt 5:30 am pick-up by our company representative at your Cusco hotel. A comfortable 1-hour and 20-minute drive to the starting point of the Inca Quarry Trail unveils the picturesque Anta valleys’ agricultural landscapes. Upon arrival, an impeccably prepared breakfast by our skilled adventure chef ensures a secure and comfortable initiation of your Machu Picchu adventure. The trek commences at 8 am from the Socma community, covering 6 km towards the Rayan community. Along the way, immerse yourself in tourist attractions such as the Socma Valley, the majestic Perolniyoc Waterfall, and the ancient ruins of Perolpata. The trail gracefully undulates from descents to ascents, offering a unique panoramic view of the nearby mountains and the valleys of Cusco.
  • Low Elevation: 3100 mt/ 984.0 ft
  • High Elevation: 3700 mt/12,139 ft
  • Distance to Cover: 6 km / 3.45 miles
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Walking Time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate


Following a nourishing breakfast, a challenging ascent awaits to reach the Paso de Charcahuaylla at 4,200 meters above sea level. This 4-hour ascent unveils a unique panorama featuring the sacred Veronica Mountain. A visit to Inti Punku, a site of ancient Peruvian rituals and sacrifices, precedes the descent towards the Choquetacarphu campsite.
  • Low Elevation: 3600 mt/ 11.814 ft
  • High Elevation: 4450 mt/14,534 ft
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Walking Time: 8 hours
  • Distance to Cover: 13 km/ 8.09 miles


A leisurely breakfast precedes a 3-hour downhill trek, concluding our walking expedition. This day presents a unique opportunity to engage with the culture of the Cachiccata community. Learn and partake in the preparation of traditional Peruvian cuisine under the guidance of our chef, featuring the iconic «pachamanca.»
  • Low Elevation: 2,400 mt/
  • High Elevation: 3600 mt/
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Walking Time: 4 hours
  • Distance to Cover: 6 km/
  • Difficulty: Easy Hike


Commencing with a boxed breakfast for the early train, departure at 6:10 am from the train station initiates a 1-hour and 20-minute train ride to the starting point at Km 104. Covering a distance of 12 km, the trail meanders through archaeological wonders, including the Puerta del Sol, leading to the Sun Temple in Machu Picchu. The Two-Day Inca Trail offers the unique privilege of admiring Machu Picchu twice—firstly in the evening upon completing the trek and subsequently in the morning for a guided tour.


A delectable breakfast at the hotel precedes a 30-minute bus journey to the entrance of the Machu Picchu ruins. Presentation of your travel passport, along with the guide’s company documents, grants access to the exploration of the Incan city. The guided tour, spanning 2 to 3 hours, focuses on sacred locations, Incan temples, and palaces. Following the exploration, return to Aguas Calientes for lunch before boarding the train to Ollantaytambo and subsequently to Cusco.


Inclued on inca quarry trail to machupicchu

  • Transportation from your hotel to the beginning of the trek
  • Tour guide who speak english, spanish
  • Train from ollantaytambo to machu picchu town
  • Train from machu picchu to ollantaytambo
  • Tourism bus from ollantaytambo to cusco
  • Entrance tickets to short inca trail
  • Tickets to machu picchu
  • Hotel in machu picchu town 3*
  • First chef on inca quarry trail
  • Horses, carring camping equipments
  • Camping equipments
  • Crew to set up the tents on inca quarry trail
  • Box lunch on short inca trail
  • One dinner in machu picchu town
  • Toilet tent
  • Single tent
  • Couple tent
  • Dining tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Table with chairs


Not Include

Not inclueded on inca quarry trail and short inca trail

  • Lunch last day in machu picchu town
  • Water on the trail
  • Tips for crew
  • First aid kit

What you need to bring to this hiking trail

  • Personal backpack
  • origenal passaport
  • sunscreen
  • mosquitos repellend
  • hiking shoes
  • hiking pants
  • sun hat
  • rain jacket
  • winter hat
  • toilet paper
  • personal medical kit
  • flash light
  • rain pocho
  • extra money
  • sleeping bag
  • hiking poles




Price per person:

  • in 2 people price:  $ 900, per person
  • 3 to 5 people price: $ 800, per person
The tour is guaranteed to proceed with a minimum of 2 participants. In the event that only 1 person joins, the tour automatically transforms into a private experience, meticulously planned and tailored to ensure a seamless and personalized journey. Your adventure remains our priority, delivering an unforgettable experience regardless of the group size

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