- duration 3 days
- tour type Group Tour
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Trek through amazing scenery with waterfalls and ruins
- Enjoy stunning panoramic views of breathtaking valleys
- Discover a unique Inca Sun Gate and amazing Machu Picchu
- Witness the work of the Incas at the Cachicata Quarry
The Inca Quarry trek is one of the newest and least crowded trekking routes to Machu Picchu. This wonderful trek will take you past high waterfalls, Inca ruins and beautiful scenery. Easier than most treks to Machu Picchu, this route is a great option for less experienced trekkers.
Day 1: Cuzco-Campsite, Peru (Day 1: Cuzco-Campsite, Peru)
Day 2: Campsite-Aguas Calientes, Peru (Day 2: Campsite-Aguas Calientes, Peru)
Day 3: Aguas Calientes-Cuzco, Peru (Day 3: Aguas Calientes-Cuzco, Peru)
- 1 Night camping and 1 night hotel in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
- 2 Breakfast(s)
- 2 Lunch(es)
- 2 Dinner(s)
- Accommodation pick-up, tour transfers
- Cuzco accommodation pick-up
- All transportation
- Active Adventure
- 3 day Inca Quarry trek to Machu Picchu
- Professional English-speaking guide on trek and Machu Picchu tour
- Extra equipment
- Pre-departure briefing
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu archaeological site
- Cook: in charge of meal preparation
- Foam sleeping mat
- Horsemen and horses to carry tents, food, cooking and camping equipment plus a total of 5 kilos for each trekker (this includes 2.5 kilos for your sleeping bag & mattress plus 2.5 kilos of personal items.)
- Tents (2 people will share a tent)
- Basic sleeping pad
- Shared camping equipment,
- Dinner tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings
- First aid kit
- Emergency oxygen bottle
- Breakfast day 1, lunch day 3
- Sleeping bag (available for rent in Cuzco)
- Trekking poles (available for rent in Cuzco)
- Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
- Optional Huayna Picchu trek (48 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
- Optional Machu Picchu mountain hike (48 soles) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
- Cuzco accommodation drop-off
- Guide: 25-40 soles per trekker
- Horsemen: 40-60 soles for each horseman from the whole group
- Cook:100-150 soles for the cook from the whole group
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Optional gratuities
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 234 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 23 April 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.
DESCRIPTION OF MACHU PICCHU GUIDED SITE VISIT
The one and only, the most spectacular (and not to mention most popular) archaeological site in all of South America. Your guide will take you on a 2-hour tour of Machu Picchu walking you through the most important sites and covering the history of the place. Then you will have free time to explore on your own and take pictures at your leisure.
Typical Meals on the Trek
On all of our Inca Trail Treks and Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu we search for the best cooks who put forth their best effort to provide you with the best tasting meals on the mountain.
All of our cooks pride themselves on their delicious specialty menus with the freshest local ingredients available. Every meal is prepared fresh with plenty of variety and an abundant quantity of food including a vegetarian option for every meal (please advise prior to departure). Here is an idea of what you will be eating during your trek.
Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request (please advise at least 2 days in advance).
Hot porridge, quinoa or oats, fried eggs, egg omelet or pancakes with fresh bread, fried bananas and boiled water for hot tea, coca, coffee, chocolate and milk.
LUNCH & DINNER:
First Course: Quinoa, corn, noodle, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado or potatoes.
Second Course: Chicken breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti bolognese, typical dishes: aji de gallina (chilli pepper chicken), escabeche de pollo (marinated chicken) or ajiaco de olluco (spicy potato stew).
Deserts: Fried plantains, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla cake and boiled water for hot tea, coca, coffee, chocolate and milk.
Boiled water for hot tea, coca, coffee, chocolate and milk with popcorn, cookies, crackers.
Brief History of Machu Picchu & Advice
Machu Picchu was (relatively recently) "discovered" by American historian, Hiram Bingham, in 1911 while searching for the legendary "lost city of the Incas". Hiram Bingham and his local guides stumbled across the site which was then covered in thick vegetation which was later cleared revealing the magical mountain-top archaeological site and opening up the possibility for archaeologists to conduct research on the site by 1915. Whether arriving via Inca Trail or entering from Aguas Calientes don't miss the excellent photo opportunities from the following spots: Hut of the Caretaker of the Funerary Rock (a restored building with a thatched roof), Sacred Plaza with views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba in the distance and Rio Urubamba below. Take a short walk out to the Inca Drawbridge (30 minutes) and Inti Punku (45 - 60 minutes) for great views of the site.
During the trek single travelers will share a tent with another traveler of the same sex & couples will have a tent to themselves.
This hike is demanding, it’s important to be in good physical condition. The elevation changes make the hike strenuous as there are two high passes during the hike.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail.
DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS
Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications.
A minimum of 2 persons is required for the tour to operate.
You will have a guide during the trek and on the Machu Picchu tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.
Please make sure to check-in with your passport before your pre-departure briefing. We encourage our travellers to check-in at our offices a couple of hours before or any day prior to the briefing , that way we can give everybody personal attention and information regarding booking extras, rental equipment or questions in general.
Time schedule for meetings will be:
- Inca Trail and Lares 6pm
- Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm
- Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm
Bamba Experience is located at:
Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru
Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily
Tel: +51 84 205234
Emergency Tels: +51 998 444933 Darwin, +51 952 272734 Freddy, +51 923 125342 Rene.
Take an OPTIONAL hike up the steep peak named Huayna Picchu, which is located inside the Machu Picchu archaeological site for unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a coveted perspective. You must purchase your ticket at least 2 weeks in advance for an additional cost in order to get one of the 400 passes (200 people are allowed up at 7:00am and 200 more at 10:00am). Most trekkers are usually too tired to do this extra trek, but true adventurers shouldn’t miss out! Please send us an email directly to request this extra ticket.
Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.