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4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu

4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu

By Bamba
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Ages 7-77, max of 15 per group
4 days
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  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Cuzco Accommodation Pickup
  • Van Transfer from Cuzco to Huarocondo/Socma
  • Round Trip Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Bus Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cuzco
  • Camping Accommodation during trek (including basic sleeping mattress & tent for 2 people)
  • 1-night 3* Hotel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Professional English Speaking Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • Meals: 3B/3L/3D
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • 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.
  • Equipment: 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
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 4
What's not included
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 4
  • 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 (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, these are our recommended guidelines.) Guide: 40-60 soles per trekker Horsemen: 60-80 soles for each horseman from the whole group Cook: 150-200 soles for the cook from the whole group
  • Cuzco Accommodation Drop-off
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • *Please note that there is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 6 PM. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details. Meeting time: 6 PM Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Emergency Contact: Ruth: +51 984 008 440 Sekwanele: +51 961805117
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11413P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • As of June 11, 2022, all travelers over 18 years old must have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. That means two regular doses plus a booster. Passengers from 12 to 17 years old must prove they are vaccinated with two doses. If they do not have a complete scheme, they must present the negative result of an RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding in their country of origin.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is 4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu?
4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu price starts from $835.00. Discover and book 4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor
What is the 4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu cancellation policy?
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Which company provides 4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu?
4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu is hosted by Bamba. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bamba on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 4-Day Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11413P7

Full Map
5 stops
Day 1
Leave Cuzco for Rafca, trek from...
Day 2
Rayanniyoc-Inti Punku -...
Day 3
Trek from Choquetacarpo to...
Day 4
Explore Machu Picchu & Return to...
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

4-Day inka trail
The porters and guide made this experience what it was, the guide frank was very knowledgeable and inclusive of the
Best guide ever!!
Recommend this experience to anyone. The trek itself was absolutely amazing but would not have been close to as goo
Percy made our entire trip incredible! From his knowledge of the environment, the plant life, animal life, Inca his
Four day Inca Trail
The chef and porters made this experience a lot more pleasant then it would have been otherwise. The guides were kn
Very personable experience thanks to guide Francisco
We were lucky and only our party of 3 was hiking with our excellent guide Francisco. The porters and the cook Benny
Inka Trail 20/10... Absolutely blown away
This 4-day trek was literally the experience of a lifetime. With the exception of getting engaged, this trip was th
Fantastic experience, thank you Panchito and team
The whole experience was great, our guide Francisco was great, very knowledgeable, very friendly and approachable.
TERRIBLE. Untrustworthy. They lied to me, never provided the service, and didn't refund me yet
NO NO NO NO NO - RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION. This is a scam - pure and simple. Here's a detailed account of what ha
Incredible Machu Picchu 4 day trek
This trek was one of the best experiences of my life. The scenery is absolutely stunning on the way to Machu Picchu
Inca Trail 10/10
Francisco was a great guide for our 4 day inca trail trek. He set a great pace and gave us loads of insight and inf
Fabulous Guide
Francisco was a fabulous tour guide! He was especially knowledgeable and passionate about the Incan culture. He gav
Best tour ever!
We loved the hike and visiting Machu Picchu, but the very best part was our fabulous guide, Francisco. He set a pa
Family trip
I did this tour with my husband and 4 kids aged 15-25. Francisco was our guide and he was amazing. On the hiking po
Really enjoyable trek to Machu Picchu!
The 4D/3N Lares Trek was a really fun and challenging trip that we will never forget! It is a great alternative ro
Jeremiah O
Jeremiah O
Bambas is a complete scam. They don’t have Inca trail available despite what their calendar says. They will put you
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

26 reviews
Very good

Shane S
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
I did a 4 day / 3 night trek with Bamba. The Inca Trail was washed out because of rain so they offered me an alternate route (Inca Quarry trek) which was fantastic. I particularly liked it because of the lack of people. On day 2, we didn’t see anyone hiking.

Diego was our guide and this guy is the real deal. I started peppering him with questions as soon as the trek started to test his Inca knowledge. I had read one book (last days of the Incas) before the trip and so I was obviously now an Inca expert.

Turns out, Diego is a human encyclopedia when it comes to Inca history, Andean plants and animals, and many other subjects. He made the trek highly informative and comfortable for our group - always making sure we had everything we needed while hiking and once we reached camp. Can’t recommend him enough.

Our chef, Victór, deserves a separate review altogether. That guy is fantastic and made us feel like we were dining in a 5 star restaurant while in the middle of the mountains.

Only reason for 4 / 5 stars is because my temporary guide (not Diego) never showed up at the Machu Picchu checkpoint after I finished Huayna Picchu. I called Bamba and they sorted it out eventually, but I had to start 1 hour late.
Written March 8, 2020
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James H
3 contributions
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was my girlfriend’s top bucket list item. Therefore, she did an extensive research on which tour company to use. She finally settled on Bamba Experience based on the reviews and the value of the package. We ended up going with the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N Complete package in the last week of Oct.

They exceeded all my expectations!!! Let me rephrase: the guides, Diego and William, the cook (I can’t remember his name), and the porters are absolutely amazing!!! Let me start with Diego, the head guide. His in-depth knowledge of the Inca history was so vast. He wasn’t just spouting memorized facts, he intimately understood the subject matter. He’s a bonafide Inca historian. Not only is he a very smart person, he’s also a very caring and patient person. Because of my bad knees, when it came to going downhill, I was generally the slowest person in our group. He and William would alternate covering the front and rear of the group. There was never a time where I felt rushed to move faster. He told me to take my time and take it slow and that there was no rush. He made me feel safe. He was extremely patient. I truly appreciated it so much. The other guide, William, was awesome also. He showed the same care and patient that Diego did. On the last day of the hike I had a stomach bug and it was a serious struggle. I was dehydrated because I couldn’t keep fluids down. I’m so glad I had both Diego and William by my side to help me make it to Machu Picchu. William even offered to carry my backpack but I declined. His generous offer gave me that extra push.

Let me tell you about the food!!! Everything was delicious!!! There was no shortage of food. We had seconds and sometimes thirds. There was not a dish that we disliked. Everything was fantastic. What’s even more amazing is that the cook made a cake for us on the last day!!

Lastly, I have to give props to the porters. They did it all. Carried our tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, and 7kg of our person items. They are superhuman. They would setup our tents before we made it to the campsite. Then the next morning after we left the campsite, they would breakdown everything down, pack up everything, beat us to the next campsite and repeat the cycle. They are incredible!!

As you can tell, my girlfriend and I are extremely pleased with the service provided by Bamba Experience. They definitely hire the best people. We are looking at doing another tour with them in the future. Possibly Bhutan.

I hope this review helps you in your decision. You will not be disappointed. I read some of the bad reviews. I don’t understand what went wrong. There has to have been a miscommunication or something because I never had an issue communicating with them. Especially through emails. They quickly responded to each and every inquiry.

One last question, what other tours does Diego do for you all? I would love to have him as my guide in the future if possible.
Written November 7, 2018
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Nick Crosby
2 contributions
I travelled the 4 day Machu Pichu Inca Trail with a group of 3 (24yr olds) in mid January and were joined by another Australian couple. The group also included 6 porters and a chef, who were all lovely and friendly. Our Chef Victoriano was absolutely brilliant, cooking 3 course meals that were amazingly well done.

Our tour guide Pepe was full of knowledge and was very accomodating to everyone, his sense of humour and understanding of not only the trail but of the Peruvian culture was outstanding.

Amazing way of experiencing Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, would 100% recommend for anyone.

Written January 24, 2018
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Cobie C
1 contribution
I did the 4 day trek to Machu Picchu and it was an amazing experience. We had a really good guide, named Diego. He knew everything about fauna and flora and of course (the most important part) the Inca's. He supported us if we had a hard time during the hiking. The food was also really good. The chef was the best! I'll never forget this experience thanks to the guide, chef and of course the porters! It's the only way to experience Machu Picchu the fullest.
Written January 23, 2018
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Kate W
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
We are a young couple from Hong Kong. We joined the Bamba experience and thanks Cesar took us for the 4 days 3 nights adventure through the Inca Quarry Trail. The trek is not too difficult when compared with the classic one but the views are nice and we can camp under the galaxy for 2 nights!! The food are fresh and you will have plenty of times to take an afternoon nap. After 2 days of hike, finally we can recharge both physically by taking a shower in the hotel and all the electronic devices.

Thanks the tour guide Cesar not just showed us the history along the Inca Trail, he also showed us around in AC town and the more info about Peru. His detailed explanation of Machu Picchu really helped me learnt a lot!

Overall, it is a very good experience in Peru and thanks Bamba for the professionalism. Thanks Cesar and the chef, the horseman!!
Written June 25, 2019
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Perth, Australia6 contributions
Where to start!! Okay at the beginning.
Firstly, our driver/shuttle from the airport didn't arrive... not a great start.
Eventually we got in a taxi and decided to get there ourselves. Ended up at the wrong hotel before finally getting sorted and settled in at the Amarinka Boutique Hotel.
I was super nervous about the trek as I am a little unfit and hadn't done much (any) training for the walk. At the briefing at the Bamba office the staff were so firnedly and offered us heaps of Coca Tea and we met our guide. Enter Junior...
Junior immediately made us feel better about the trek and we started getting really excited despite the 4am pick up the next day.
Day 1: Pick up fro the hotel and driven out to a cute wee town to begin the hike. We are introduced to the rest of our crew.
Celiaco - The chef - He cooked the most AMAZING FOOD the whole way through the trek, we were so spoiled and had some of the best food in our whole time in Peru.
Willianson - The Assistant Chef - really nice guy and obviously played a massive part in getting us fed (3 course meals 3x a day!!)
Adison - Horseman - such a hard worker lugging our sleeping gear over the whole trip.
Anyway - Team was excellent.
Trek was amazing - recommend this trek over Inca Trail for the quietness and less 'touristy' vibe.
Trek was SUPER HARD!! but through the altitude, sweat, snow, sickness and general unfitness, this was the most rewarding and positive experience I have ever had.
Back to Junior - he was so passionate about Peru and super knowledgeable about the flora/fauna/history. He was really motivational and just a general good guy - safe to say that the whole experience was made 100% better with him here.
Lots of cool sites, steep hills, good food, playing cards, laughing and fun.
The shuttle back to the airport never showed up either, but that could never damped the experience because it was just that good!!
Written November 6, 2018
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Douglas H
1 contribution
I'm going to do my best to keep this short. This trip was incredible and has to be the most rewarding way to see Machu Picchu. Getting a chance to see all of the ruins and mountains along the way was incredible. Our guide (Francisco) was incredibly knowledgeable about Incan history and would stop us along the trail to give us lessons about the ruins/trails/mountains/culture. I did not see other groups getting the thorough sit-down history lessons that we received.

Other positives:
We ate like royalty. The provided food was fantastic, fresh and always different. They even catered to our friend that was a vegetarian.
They were super helpful and really made sure everyone got through the hike and did their best to help treat any issues people were having with the altitude.
Everything was really well organized. They will pick you up in Cusco and book all of your tickets for you to get back.

Seriously go on this trip. And make sure to contact them to see when Francisco is working. He is super knowledgeable, funny and speaks great English!
Written January 8, 2018
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Rik S
1 contribution
We loved the inca trail. We were with a group of 3 people and had 4 porters (including cook and waiter) and a tourguide named Percy. Everything was taken care off, no worries for us on the trail at all. Percy s english was good, the cook could start his own restaurant and the porters are working so hard (and are so friendly). We booked through machete tours but the contact was not good with them. But when the tour started everything was perfect.
Written December 25, 2017
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Wilson W
7 contributions
Exceeded my expectations. I’ve done treks in Colombia, New Zealand, and other amazing parts of the world. This one really stood out just because we were rewarded everyday with amazing views and of course the last day with Machu Picchu. Also, Victoriano was the best cook ever and shoutout to my man Chino (Vidal) for being a professional, fun, and helpful tour guide.
Written December 3, 2019
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Canberra, Australia3 contributions
Such an amazing experience.

Vidal and Sergio guided us through the Inca trail over four days; sharing history of the Inca culture, keeping us safe and making the experience unforgettable. At each stop we had tents and food waiting for us thanks to the hard working Porters and chef, Victoriano.
Living conditions were great, more than enough food and of course Machu Picchu!

Thanks again Vidal and Sergio!

Sam & Carla
Written March 31, 2019
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