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INCA QUARRY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4D/3N

from $670.00

Inca Quarry trek is a new face for hikers and its one of the most beautiful alternative hikes. You will have amazing views of the Andean scenery, and one of these incredible views is the sacred valley which is unique. There are four Inca archaeological sites along the trail where you will be learning about the local traditions and the Inca history. Therefore, this amazing trek is not as busy as the other ones, meeting other tourist travellers during the trek is very small number which makes the hike unique.

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    All about the INCA QUARRY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4D/3N.

    HIGHLIGHTS.

    • Hiking in the most remote places off the beaten path.
    • Free transfer airport Pick up and drop off
    • Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
    • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
    • Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs
    • We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
    • 2% of  the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects

    WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

    • Original Passport.
    • International Student Card (if pay as a student).
    • Immigration card.
    • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
    • Walking boots
    • Walking stick
    • Good backpack or daypack
    • Waterproof jacket.
    • Good Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    • Recyclable water container or camel bag
    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers
    • Sun hat + sunglasses.
    • Hat for cold.
    • Sun protection cream
    • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
    • Torch or head lamp
    • Personal medication
    • Sandals + Towel
    • Extra money for any emergency or to purchase any souvenirs.

    OVERVIEW.

    • DISTANCE: 31 km / 18.6 miles.
    • Day1: 8 km/4.8 miles, 6 hours approx.
    • Day2: 16 km /10 miles, 10 hours approx.
    • Day3: 7 km/4.2 miles, 3 ½ hours approx.
    • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
    • Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
    • Elevation: 4400 m / 14080 ft.
    • Weather:  From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
    • Hot Spring: optional at Aguas Calientes on 3rd day.
    • We provide expeditions train service however you can do upgrade.
    • Hotel: You spend overnight in a nice hotel 3star.
    • Departure Dates: Every Day.

    Optional items:

    Huayna Picchu Mountain  tickets cost an additional $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.

    Machu Picchu Mountain  tickets cost an additional $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Assistant Guide (for more than 9 people)
    • Pre-trek briefing
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco
    • Round trip bus ticket from MachuPicchu to Aguas Calientes town
    • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
    • Private minivan from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
    • Guiding tour in Machu Picchu
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Kitchen tent
    • Chef, porters and horsemen
    • Drinking water (boiled and filtered)
    • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
    • Hot water bottles for the night
    • Hot water for washing.
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners
    • Sleeping mattress (foam)
    • rain poncho.
    • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
    • Toilet tent.
    • Rain covers for your backpacks.
    • First Aid kit and oxygen bottle
    • Horses for our camping and cooking equipment
    • Horse for emergencies in case you need it.
    • Hotel 3***.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • The last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
    • Tips to guide, chef, porters and horsemen.
    1. Day 1 CUSCO – SOQMA – PEROLNIYOC - RAYANNIYOC

      We will pick you up at 5:30 am from your hotel with our private transportation and guide. Then we will drive into the sacred valley toward to the trailhead Soqma (2hours to get there), before hiking you will have the first amazing breakfast from our amazing chef. After that you will be hiking through the first village called soqma and then you will hike through the beautiful waterfalls called Perolniyoc, along the way you will see and meet mostly locals which makes more amazing this trek, after the waterfalls you will keep hiking uphill to the first inca site called Perolniyoc. Your private tour guide will explain everything included the inca site. afterwards you will hike one more hour to get the first camping place called rayanniyoc 3700m. Here your amazing chef and porters will welcome you at first camping place.
      This is a good place to see the stars night sky full constellations.

    2. Day 2 RAYANNIYOC – CHANCACHUCO PASS – QUARRY PASS – CACHICCATA

      Our porters will wake you up with room service coca tea which is the best way to get up and get ready for the amazing adventure. And then you will have time to pack your stuff and have the delicious breakfast, before hiking make sure to get plenty of water for your hike, you will start to walk around 7:am. The begging of the trek will be mostly uphill for 3hours to reach the pass called pukaphujio over 4400m / 14080 ft. along the way you will have amazing views of the mountains, if you are lucky you may see Condor which is the biggest bird in the Andes. At the summit Pukaphujio you will be able to see the spectaculars views of the Mountains and glaciers and also you will be able to see the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it’s a unique experience being in here. After this spectacular moment you will carry on 1 more hour to get lunch place which has the same elevations of the pass. Our Chef will be waiting for you with the amazing Coca tea.

      Afterwards you will walk around the mountain little up and down for 2hours to reach the highest point of the trek called quarry pass which is 4450meters above sea level. Along the way you will enjoy more views of the sacred valley of the inkas and you will see ollantaytambo town and also you will have the views of the highest points of the sacred valley which is called Veronica Mountain or wakaywillka (5800m /18560 ft).
      Also you will see Pitusiray Mountain (5700m/18240ft), chicon Mountain (5670m/18144ft), wallanay Mountain (5700m/18240ft), and much more peaks. Also around the pass you may see llamas.

      After the pass you will descend for 3hours all the way down to camp called quarry cachicata, the downhill will be dusty and slippery so take your time, we recommend you to take walking sticks. On the way down you will visit 2 inka ruins; the sungate of Ollantaytambo Inca Town, this place is incredible, you don’t imagine what kind of views are at this place, and then also you will be visiting choquetacarpo ruins (Inca Check point) and the quarry site. The quarry site is just spectacular you will learn how the Incas used to cut the rocks to build their cities and much more.
      You will get camp by 5:pm. Camp place is over 3300m/ 10500ft. it has the amazing views.

    3. Day 3 QUARRY SITE – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

      Our super porters will wake you up with amazing coca tea around 7:am. And then you will pack your belongings and right after have your delicious breakfast. Today is not a hard day, it’s 3 and half hours from camp place to the end of the hike. And it’s easy mostly gradually downhill all the way to Ollantaytambo town, along the way you will be visiting Inca tombs, the inka bridge and of course more beautiful angles of ollantaytambo town and also you will be able to see Ollantaytambo ruins, take all the photos you want to.

      You will have your last lunch from our chef by ollantaytambo town, after lunch you will explore ollantaytambo Inca town with your tour guide, this is also the place to learn about Inca beer called ‘chicha or haja’ so you will visit one of the local bars. And then you will have dinner in one of the best restaurant in ollantaytambo. Afterwards you get ready to catch the train to aguas calientes which will take 1hour and 45minutes. As soon as you reach aguas calientes, your Guide will take you to your Accommodations hotel.
      Note: Dinner will be in Ollantaytambo town or in Aguas Calientes in one of the best touristic restaurant.

    4. Day 4 MACHUPICCHU AND BACK TO CUSCO

      In order to be the first people and enjoy the sun rise at machupicchu. You will get up and have breakfast early at the hotel, after breakfast you will try to get the first bus to machupicchu which will take 30 minutes from aguas calientes to machupicchu, once you reach machupicchu and pass the control, you will walk up 10minutes to get the nice spot to take the classic pictures of machupicchu, our tour Guide must take you to this place. After your photographs you will have the tour for 2hours around to visit the most important places at machupicchu. After the tour you get free time to visit more places by yourself, so it could be the sun gate which takes 45minutes of walking and Inca bridge 30minutes of walking or just stay around machupicchu or to do the extra climbing to huaynapicchu Mountain or Machupicchu Mountain.

      When you will be done with machupicchu you take the bus back to aguas calientes and make sure to be on time at train station and your tour guide will be waiting for you to give you your train ticket. At ollantaytambo station your private transportations will be waiting for you.
      From Aguas Calientes to ollantaytambo will be by train for 1hour and 45minutes and from ollantaytambo to cusco will be by private minivan runas expeditions for 2hours back to your hotel Cusco.

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    Tour Accomodation:

    This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. 2 camping nights includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam).

    Hotel 3start: the third night is spent in a nice Hotel at Aguas Caliente Town, rather than camping. This 3 star hotel is included in the trek cost, and it’s based on a shared room (Double occupancy). We are the only tour Company who provides 3star Hotel.

    If you would like to upgrade your hotel, or prefer a single room, there will be an additional cost.

    • First night: Camping
    • Secong night: Camping
    • Third night: Hotel 3 start at Aguas Calientes town.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    First Night & Second NightAmazing camping nights

    Hotel 3star included on day 3Hotel 3star in Aguas Calientes Town included

    Prices

    Price: $670 USD Per person group service

    Price: $650 USD per person group service (if you are 4people)

    Price: $850 USD per person private service (Minimun 2 people)

    Price: $1150 USD Per person private service (single traveler)

    Discounts

    Student Discount ( only with active green ISIC card): US$25.00

    Under 18 years will pay as student: US$25.00

    Note: If you are more than 4 people contact us.

    1. Why runas expeditions?

    RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
    Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect).
    All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.

    2. Do i need to be fit?

    Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
    Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

    3. How long in advance should I book for the Inca trail?

    Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
    Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

    4. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

    Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
    You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

    4. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

    Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
    You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

    5. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

    The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
    You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip.

    6. How many days in advance is recommended to be in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the royal adventura office to guarantee the reservation?

    All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 2 or 3 days before doing the trek in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure

    7. Do i need to send a deposit and how much do i need to deposit?

    Yes, you do. We use your deposit “Non- refundable’’ to pay official fees when making your official reservation. For example, we need to pay tourist and porters entrance fees and taxes (19%). We also use it to secure chefs, porters and horses for our different treks.
    You have to deposit US$200 per person for Inca Trail and US$200 per person for alternative trek or us $200 for any tours. 
    US$265 per person for Inca Trail + WaynaPicchu or for the Alternative trek + WaynaPicchu. 
    Please confirm if you want to climb WaynaPicchu as it needs to be booked well in advance too; this is US$65.00 per person there are 2 time sessions: 7 to 8am or 10 to 11am this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.
     NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

    8. Can i book group service or private?

    When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.
    When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.
    And also we included one way transportation from the airport to your hotel + sleeping bag.

    9. Is there a meeting before the trek or any tours?

    Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.

    10. Can i rent equiment from Runas expeditions?

    Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.

    11. Can i rent an extra porter and how much will they carry for me?

    Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 7 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.

    6 Reasons to Hike the Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu.

    Inca Quarry trek is one of the new trek which offers spectacular views, Inca Sites, Inca quarry trek and much more. this is trek is away from crowds.

    1. Incredible views
    2. Backcountry adventure ( Off The Beaten )
    3. Inca Sites, Inca quarry site, Inca Tomb
    4. Spectacular snow cap mountains, waterfalls
    5. Interact with locals.
    6. Round Trip Train Journey.

    Definitely we are offering you one of the best alternative trek to Machu Picchu, the trail is not that hard, so this for people who love nature and who love hiking in short distance.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Mikhail Valentin
    Reviewed On 21/11/2019
    5/5

    Eddie was fantastic. His crew, from the cooks to the porters, etc. were all terrific. This was an adventure to remember. It was a difficult trek at times, yet so rewarding in the end each and every time. Peru is a beautiful country with very kind people. I recommend this to anyone and Machu Picchu is as marvelous in person, as it seems in pictures!

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