INCA QUARRY TRAIL
The Inca Quarry Trail will follow the original pathway of the Incas that were used to transport the big rocks to built the Incan village and temple of Ollantaytambo. There are many cut stones—known as “tired stones”—still prevail in the ancient quarry. They have never made it to the village. These carved stones were possibly abandoned, which makes the area even more enigmatic and fascinating.
That is not all, there are many burial stone towers that probably housed the rest of the stonecutters. The path winds up the hill, passing groups of stone houses to Inti Punku (Sun Gate). The Inca quarry trail let you enjoy the stunning views of Mt Veronica in the great Sacred valley of the Incas.
INCA QUARRY TRAIL ITINERARY
We will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am in our private transport and drive for about 1.5 hours to Ollantaytambo. We will take a scenic journey through the plains or Chinchero and get down to the Sacred Valley until we reach Ollantaytambo, known as the “living Inca village”. After getting ready and buying our bottles of water, we will begin our Inca Quarry trail hike.
We will have the chance to cross over the ancient Inca Bridge, and hike up the original trail up the hill enjoying the valley from the opposite direction. There are few groups of houses along the way and some tired stones that can be used as benches to get some rest. After 3 hours of hike, we can finally the see the first stone quarry. There are 2 Inca stone quarry sites, a lower one and a higher one. Our hike continues for 30 more minutes to reach the second stone quarry, where we can have our boxed lunch with a great view of the valley.
The last one hour of the Inca Quarry trail is even steeper but it will be worth the climb the top. Upon arrival at the summit, one can celebrate and enjoy the stunning views of the sacred valley mountain range. The mysterious Inti Punku or Sun Gate is at the top of the hill and let you see the spectacular view of the Mount Veronica through the gate. You will have plenty of time to take pictures and also hold a small ceremony to the mountain Gods.
Finally, we will take same Inca Quarry trail route, enjoying the amazing sceneries on the way back to Ollantaytambo. We will return to Cusco in our private vehicle, arriving around 6pm.
INCA QUARRY TRAIL INCLUDES:
• Professional English-speaking tour guide.
• Roundtrip private transportation.
• Box lunch.
• Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
NOT INCLUDED IN OUR INCA QUARRY TRAIL:
• Emergency horse (upon request).
• Trekking poles (can be rented from us).
• Dinner and bottles of water.
• Travel /Health / Emergency insurance.
BRING FOR INCA QUARRY TREK:
• Original passport.
• Sufficient drinking water (consider the exertion of walking uphill).
• Rain jacket/poncho and pants.
• Warm clothing, hat, and gloves.
• High-energy snacks.
• Sun block, minimum 30+ recommended (it’s easier to burn at high elevations).
• Sunglasses and sun hat.
• Trekking poles (can also be rented from us).
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICE $95.00 USD PER PERSON
This service is perfect for friends, couples, and small families because you select your departure dates, group size and you set the pace to maximize your experience. This tour price is based on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 08 hikers.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We require a deposit of 50% to confirm your reservation.
There are additional fees associated with this method of payment, which will be paid by the client.
Receiver’s Name: DAVID
Receiver’s Surname: GUZMAN FLORES
Receiver’s Address: CALLE NUEVA N° 462
Receiver’s City: CUSCO
Receiver’s Country: PERU
Receiver’s ID: 42567695
After sending payment, please send us an e-mail with the following information: Transaction numbers: Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), a ten-digit number.
If you’d like to pay via PayPal or a direct bank deposit, please note that a 10% fee applies. Please add this amount to the tour cost to cover the transaction costs. Our PayPal email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all methods of payment, please include the following information in your reservation email:
* Copies of all passport (s).
* Start date for your trip.
* Indicate the name of your hotel in Cusco.