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INCA QUARRY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

This INCA QUARRY TREK to MACHU PICCHU, is a beautiful mountain trek that combines a route well off the beaten tourist path with a visit to Machu Picchu. The route travels through several ecological areas and passes waterfalls, traditional Quechua communities, and Incan archaeological site. It is relatively isolated, and you will probably be the only trekkers on the trail until late the third day, offering an excellent alternative trek to the crowded classic Inca Trail.

4 D / 3 N
From: 
USD $ 580.00

The itinerary below is a sample. Hiking times are an average and will vary depending on the group. Additionally, lunch and camp sites may change to meet the needs of the group and conditions.

PRE-TREK
The day before the trek, your guide will meet you at your hotel for an in-depth briefing. This provides an opportunity to ask questions and do any last-minute shopping before leaving Cusco.

DAY 01: CUSCO, RAQCA – RAYAN PATA
Traveling by private van we cross the broad Anta valley with its quintessential small farms and communities, descend into the Pomatales valley, and arrive at the community of Raqca (3000m), where we meet our wranglers, horses, and mules. We begin our trek with a steady climb to a spectacular valley of Socma and astonishing waterfall of Perolniyoc which drops dramatically off a sheer cliff. And visit the nearby Inca site of Q’ori Marka. After lunch we continue to climb to our camp site (Rayan Pata) at 3800m. Surrounded by mountain views and small local community, we experience the authentic Land spirit of the high Andes.

DAY 02: RAYAN PATA – CANTERAS (Quarry)
This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the hike. Three hours walk takes you to the top of the first pass of Pukaccasa 4,365 meters about sea level. After enjoying the picturesque views of the valley and snow caped mountain of veronica, then walk in a soft and relaxing path, along the way you will stop for lunch. Afterwards make some more extra hike to the second pass of Kuychiccsa, the highest pass of entire trek at 4,450 meters. From here, descend to the sacred site of Incan doorway called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of Veronica snow caped mountain. Head to the campsite of canteras (Quarry)

DAY 03: CANTERAS, OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Today you will explore the magnificent Inca Quarry of Ollantaytambo, then hike all downhill to the first stop were you will see some funeral towers of the Inca civilization and overviewing Ollantaytambo where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish, around midday come to an end of the trek. Explore the cobbled streets of Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. Where we will staying for a night in a comfortable hotel, spend your time relaxing or exploring many restaurants, discos, market or visiting the natural hot springs in town is a soothing way to spend the late afternoon. Before tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu

DAY 04: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
After enjoying the tourist amenities of Aguas Calientes and getting a full night sleep at the hotel we begin with an early breakfast, then we catch a bus at 5:30 am to Machu Picchu along the winding road in order to see the awe-inspiring view of the ruins at sunrise enjoying spectacular views over the ancient city from the Incan guard house, and then willing to the magnificent complex for the guided tour for around 2 to 21/2 hours, you’ll have an extra free time to keep exploring or do some little walk to the Sun Gate where you will get a breathtaking views, then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you catch the train back to Cusco. Your trip comes to an end and you will be transfer back to your hotel in Cusco.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Pickup from your hotel in Cusco
  • Private Transfer from Cusco to the trek start
  • Round Trip Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Private Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Camping Accommodation during the trek (including Inflatable sleeping mattress & Sleeping tents)
  • 1-night 3* Hotel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Professional English, Spanish and Quechua Speaking Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site
  • Meals: 3B/3L/3D and 2 Afternoon tea
  • Cook and Assistant to take charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and Horses to carry tents, food, cooking and camping equipment plus a total of 7 kilos for each trekker. (This includes sleeping bags and personal items.)
  • Dinner tent, Kitchen tent, tables and chairs
  • First aid kit & Emergency Oxygen Bottle
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Average 4 people
  • T-shirt from Rolo’s Travel Peru (souvenir)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch and dinner in the last day
  • Sleeping bag (Available for rent)
  • Walking sticks (Available for rent)
  • Optional Wayna Picchu hike (25 $) must be booked at least 1 mounth in advance
  • Optional Machu Picchu mountain hike (25 $) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Tips for the local staff, Guides, Cooks and Horse Guys (please remenber that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirly on the service you received, but it is customary to give tip in Latin America, however it is NOT compolsory, it you wish to give a tip. This are our recommended guidelines.
    Guide: 40-60 soles per trekker
    Cook: 200-250 soles from the whole group member
    Horsemen: 80-100 soles for each horsemen form the whole group member
  • Hot springs in Aguas Calientes town
  • Personal expences
  • Medical travel insurance (compolsory)

PRICE
$ 580.00 USD in private tour per person 1 or 2 person 

$ 520.00 USD in group per person 3 or More person

Discounts
Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$20.00

Group Bookings
Bookings of 4 people or more will get a US$20.00 discount per person

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