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Day long Hike to Inca ruins provided by Poncho Tours

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Day long Hike to Inca ruins
Social distancing of 1.5m is recommended within Argentina, and use of protective handmasks is obligatory. While it is impossible to maintain this distance within the vehicle (a 4x4 pick-up), we will provide masks and sanitizer. When hiking, masks are not obligatory, but distancing is recommended.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
From Salta city, we travel to Campo Quijano, a town famous as the base for workers constructing the Train to the Clouds railway line to the Chilean coast. We can stop to see an antique engine and the mausoleum of the train line's chief engineer, Richard Maury, from Philadephia, USA. From here we will climb into the stunning multi-coloured Quebrada de Toro to Ingeniero Maury, where our hike begins. It's 90 minutes drive each way: the walk takes between 7 and 8 hours. We start by scaling a steep gradient: a climb of nearly 1km in altitude over the first 3.75km, On this challenging hike, we reach a peak of 3,265m above sea level before a gentle descent to Inca ruins dating from the 15th century. Your efforts are rewarded by stunning views all along the way. Our guide is experienced in hiking all terrain, and speaks English and Spanish. Picnic lunch provided.
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Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gary S wrote a review Apr 2021
Lima, Peru3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nick is a great guide and really has lots of local knowledge, highly recommended. This is a tough hike but well worth the effort with some great views.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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