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Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu (6 days 5 nights)

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What to Expect
DAY 1 CUSCO  

The day is at your leisure until your 6 pm welcome meeting in the hotel lobby. Be sure to take it slow while your body adjusts to the altitude (3,400 m). 

DAY 2: INCA QUARRY TRAIL

While you're away from Cusco, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel. The evening before you leave Cusco you'll receive a small duffle bag to carry your clothes in for the next four days (6 kg maximum). Your team of porters will carry these bags for you, together with the food and equipment for the trail. 

Make an early start along the Inca Quarry Trail today and drive to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where Incas worshipped the moon. Drive to the starting point of the trek, Rafq'a, and meet the horsemen who join us on the hike. After an hour’s walk, reach the small community of Socma. Carry on to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout, an opportunity to stop for photos and a food break. Continue to the campsite (3700 m above sea level). You should reach the campsite around lunchtime. After lunch, set off to explore the Q'orimarca archaeological site.

DAY 3: INCA QUARRY TRAIL

This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the hike. Your walk (approximately 3 hours) takes you to the top of the first pass of Puccaqasa (4370 m). After enjoying picturesque views of the valley, it’s a short walk before stopping for lunch. Afterwards, hike to Kuychicassa (approximately 2 hours), the highest pass of the trek (4450 m). From here, descend to the sacred site the Incas called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of the Nevado Veronica mountain. 

DAY 4: INCA QUARRY TRAIL

Today’s hike is all downhill. The first stop is the incomplete Kachiqata quarry, where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish. Around midday, your trek comes to an end. Explore the cobbled streets of Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. Visiting the natural hot springs in town is a recommended way to spend the late afternoon. 

DAY 5 INCA QUARRY TRAIL AND MACHUPICCHU

Today you will explore the incredible Machu Picchu ruins with a local guide. Your tour lasts approximately two hours, and there will be plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. When it's all over, return to Cusco for a well-earned shower and perhaps a Pisco sour.

Depending on weather conditions, take a bus at 5.30 am along the winding road to Machu Picchu (approximately 30 minutes). At Machu Picchu, join up with the travellers in your group who hiked the Classic Inca Trail. 

DAY 6: CUSCO

Farewell your new friends as your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Check-out time is 9 am. Luggage storage can be arranged at the hotel if you're departing later.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Cusco hotel
Departure Time

5am at your hotel (Every day, including holidays)

You will be picked-up at your hotel in Cusco in the morning between 5:00 -5:15 am   Hrs. the transport  will pick up passengers from several different hotels in Cusco, so your pick-up time may vary. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby.

Duration
6 days
Return Details
Your Cusco hotel
Inclusions
  • Sleeping bag. Our sleeping bags are –20ºC-comfort (0ºF) and and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
  • Inflatable Mattress.
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek)
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Horse man (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 4
  • Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all time)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • 1-night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic hotel. If you wish to upgrade hotel please ask for options.
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Transfer train station Ollantaytambo-hotel in Cusco
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
  • Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guides and field staff.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both free of charge.
  • If you are vegetarian, please advise at time of booking
  • Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have it.
  • Original ISIC (an international student card if applicable)
  • Travel insurance,
  • Pocket money in Nuevos Soles,
  • A small rucksack,
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • Insect repellent – recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria cases have been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes)
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.) Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle to be refill.
  • Vistadome Train (One Way) – US$55.00
  • Single Accommodation US$43.00
  • Tickets to Huaynapicchu
  • Black Diamond Hiking Poles.
  • Sleeping bags according to route requirement.
  • We use 3* hotels in Aguas Calientes, if you dont want to share a room (double or triple), select Single Accommodation in add ons when Bookin
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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By: Peru Andes Top
65 reviews
Matthewfromct
Buenos Aires, Argentina
314262
Amazing tour with breaktaking views and an adrenalin rush!
From beginning to end, the tour was top notch. The operator messaged me on WhatsApp confirming the time of pick up
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MVonSt
20
Wonderful day trip
Really enjoyed this trip to the sacred valley. Guide was good and knowledgeable and buffet lunch excellent.
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laurenskra
Hillsborough, New Jersey
30
Once in a lifetime experience!
I have absolutely no regrets booking this tour. The guide was great, everything was on time and as advertised,
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942sharonv
20
Andes experience
We had a 5 day tour booked with this company which was the start of our holiday before a cruise round South
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Wandering_RaF
New Jersey
33
Cusco to Machu Picchu in one day
I'll start off by saying that I was very impressed how well the trip was organized considering there were so many
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lovisaarna
Reykjavik, Iceland
5224
Very well arranged
I booked two tours with Peru Andes Top, one to the Sacred Valley and then a full day tour to Machu Picchu.
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debbiefrettingham
Southampton, United Kingdom
10
Amazing 4 day Inka Trail
Just come back from our amazing trip to Peru which included the 4 day Inka Trail. Our guide Lisbet was amazing and
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Ajeet N
8819
Wonder of the world
The tour was well arranged. We were punctually picked at 6 and transferred by bus to olanto. The expedition train
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genusmtbkr5
Los Angeles, California
322
Incredible Experience
If you are unsure you can complete the full 7 day(4 days, 3 nights) of the "Classic Inca Trail Trek, but still
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214michelle
Toronto, Canada
84
Most amazing trek
Peru andes top did not fail to provide the most amazing experience imaginable. Provided adequate debriefing before
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MJROBERTS19
Harrogate, United Kingdom
42
Honeymoon of a lifetime
We recently completed the Classic 4 Day Inca Trail with Peru Andes Top and couldn't recommend them enough!! Our
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jenn208999
10
Visit to Machu Picchu
Was a great experience. A little costly but worth the price! The travel organization was easy and done perfectly.
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Pepi M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
259
This was a trip which will stay with me for a lifetime
What a great trek. Our group was of 4 people, two couples, and we all happened to be much the same age which
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Edel24
Edel24
717
Awful
From the driver crashing into a sheep due to carelessness and driving too fast, to the guide not speaking any
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cje7
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
398
Really easy and great trip
Was picked up at the time state from my hotel and taken to the train station for the ride to Machu Picchu
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