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4 Day Inca Trail Cachicata provided by Tierras Vivas

4 Day Inca Trail Cachicata
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About
This new route involves 2 day hike to Cachicata and 2 day short Inca Trail. Cachicata to Inca Trail is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Departure dates to Inca Trail and Cachicata Daily departures are available along the year. Exception: one-month closing period of all Inca Trail routes in February. During this hike you will enjoy the nature of the Andean highlands, the water fall, Incas ruins, Inca Mummies original, Andean Terraces, Intipunku (Sun gate), Inca Trail original, stone quarries, Wiñaywayna ruins and the last day you will visit and guided tour to Machu Picchu.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Enjoy the 4 day hike to Inca Trail Trek Cachicata, this trek involves 2 day hike to Cachicata and 2 day hike to short Inca Trail. We drive from Cusco to Pachar located in the Sacred Valley, arrive Huaroncondor to trailhead, here we will meet with muleteer and horses and we will prepare the camping equipment, then we climb up the stairs and visit to Huarocondor terraces. continue the trek to Raphcca, 2,900 m.a.s.l (9,514ft.) From here we hike up the valley, along the route we appreciate inka terraces,  water channels, Quechua comunities and endemic flora and fauna. We follow an steep trail that eventually bring us to a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh our body and mind. Walking further, we visit the little known Inka site of Corimarca, our first campsite. the next day We climb across open meadows, reaching a zone of high altitude shrubland known as Puna, approaching the pass of Chancachuco 4,400 m.a.s.l (14,435ft). This part of the trek offers panoramic views of the highest peaks in Cusco region. Our route continues across a high plateau, we pass mountain lakes where we may see andean and wetland birds, descending to Qeuñacancha, 4080 m.a.s.l (13,385ft). We hike downhill following the trail until we join the Inka water channel which comes from Maracocha lake, from here we reach the temple call Intiwatana, which is located on the edge of the mountain called Apu Alambre, in front of the Veronica snow peak. Then we continue downhill to Choquetacarpo an archaeological site, which was most likely the residence of architects who managed the Inca quarries and performed ceremonies at Intipunku, after lunch we wend our way downward, exploring different sectors of one of the biggest Inka quarries, where massive carved blocks of pink rhyolite lie scattered in disarray. The quarried stones, testimony to a great building project that was never finished and were destined for the Inka site of Ollantaytambo. Spend a night in a camping in small town. the third day continue the hike will arrive to Inca Ollantaytambo archeological village and ruins, where you will take the train to Inca Trail, you will walking up to Wiñaywayna.  During this hike you will enjoy the nature of the Andean highlands  spend a night in Aguas Calientes town. On the fourth day we reach Machu Picchu through the sun gate, and you have time explore the site on your own. If you like you can meet up with the rest of the group and have lunch in the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes. It takes an hour on foot to get to town. It’s a lovely descending walk in which you have the chance to take some beautiful pictures. Alternatively you can take the shuttle bus. Then you take the train back from Aguas Calitentes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Enjoy the 4 day hike to Inca Trail Trek Cachicata, this trek involves 2 day hike to Cachicata and 2 day hike to short Inca Trail. We drive from Cusco to Pachar located in the Sacred Valley, arrive Huaroncondor to trailhead, here we will meet with muleteer and horses and we will prepare the camping equipment, then we climb up the stairs and visit to Huarocondor terraces. continue the trek to Raphcca, 2,900 m.a.s.l (9,514ft.) From here we hike up the valley, along the route we appreciate inka terraces,  water channels, Quechua comunities and endemic flora and fauna. We follow an steep trail that eventually bring us to a tall waterfall where we can pause to refresh our body and mind. Walking further, we visit the little known Inka site of Corimarca, our first campsite. the next day We climb across open meadows, reaching a zone of high altitude shrubland known as Puna, approaching the pass of Chancachuco 4,400 m.a.s.l (14,435ft). This part of the trek offers panoramic views of the highest peaks in Cusco region. Our route continues across a high plateau, we pass mountain lakes where we may see andean and wetland birds, descending to Qeuñacancha, 4080 m.a.s.l (13,385ft). We hike downhill following the trail until we join the Inka water channel which comes from Maracocha lake, from here we reach the temple call Intiwatana, which is located on the edge of the mountain called Apu Alambre, in front of the Veronica snow peak. Then we continue downhill to Choquetacarpo an archaeological site, which was most likely the residence of architects who managed the Inca quarries and performed ceremonies at Intipunku, after lunch we wend our way downward, exploring different sectors of one of the biggest Inka quarries, where massive carved blocks of pink rhyolite lie scattered in disarray. The quarried stones, testimony to a great building project that was never finished and were destined for the Inka site of Ollantaytambo. Spend a night in a camping in small town. the third day continue the hike will arrive to Inca Ollantaytambo archeological village and ruins, where you will take the train to Inca Trail, you will walking up to Wiñaywayna.  During this hike you will enjoy the nature of the Andean highlands  spend a night in Aguas Calientes town. On the fourth day we reach Machu Picchu through the sun gate, and you have time explore the site on your own. If you like you can meet up with the rest of the group and have lunch in the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes. It takes an hour on foot to get to town. It’s a lovely descending walk in which you have the chance to take some beautiful pictures. Alternatively you can take the shuttle bus. Then you take the train back from Aguas Calitentes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10556P17
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pre-trek briefing;
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Huaroncondor - the initial point of the trek;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (1 night) and a Hotel (2 nights)
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and 2x afternoon hot beverages;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
  • Professional Cook;
  • Horseman;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger's stuff;
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks;
  • Inflatable mattress (Term-a-Rest Mattress)
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Day Pack Rain Covers;
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings)
  • Rain Ponchos;
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • A round trip by tourist train (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes;
  • A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Breakfast on the day 1 and lunch on the last day;
  • International and domestic flights nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($15) or Machu Picchu Mountain ($10)
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu ($ 12 - one way, $24 - a round trip)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory)
  • Other extras not mentioned.
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • También recogemos de los Airbnb dentro del centro histórico del Cusco.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Personal Details
  • To complete your booking, we will require your personal details, this information is for your Inca Trail permitions
  • Meal budget:
  • Please allow USD 20-50 for meals not included.
  • Single room:
  • Please note that if you have booked the "Single Room" option for this tour, you receive your own single tent and a single room in Aguas Calientes.
  • Local flights:
  • No local flights are included in the trek´s price!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Pre-trek briefing;
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Huaroncondor - the initial point of the trek;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (1 night) and a Hotel (2 nights)
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and 2x afternoon hot beverages;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
  • Professional Cook;
  • Horseman;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger's stuff;
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks;
  • Inflatable mattress (Term-a-Rest Mattress)
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Day Pack Rain Covers;
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings)
  • Rain Ponchos;
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • A round trip by tourist train (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes;
  • A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Breakfast on the day 1 and lunch on the last day;
  • International and domestic flights nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($15) or Machu Picchu Mountain ($10)
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu ($ 12 - one way, $24 - a round trip)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory)
  • Other extras not mentioned.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • También recogemos de los Airbnb dentro del centro histórico del Cusco.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Personal Details
  • To complete your booking, we will require your personal details, this information is for your Inca Trail permitions
  • Meal budget:
  • Please allow USD 20-50 for meals not included.
  • Single room:
  • Please note that if you have booked the "Single Room" option for this tour, you receive your own single tent and a single room in Aguas Calientes.
  • Local flights:
  • No local flights are included in the trek´s price!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Quarry Trail with Edy
May 2019 • Friends
Edy was our leader for about four days on our trek through the Quarry Trail. He was an awesome guide that led us through an incredible journey. Definitely would recommend it, it’s a lot less crowded on the Quarry Trail and just as beautiful. Would recommend asking for Edy as well, the guy is a bad ass.
Written June 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt B
Cusco, Peru5 contributions
Incredible Peruvian Andes trip to Machu Picchu
Decided to go with the alternative to the Inca Trail as we were too late to get permits for the 4 day Inca Trail trek. This was the best choice we could have made, as myself and 3 friends spent 3 days hiking through the Andes and saw not a single other tourist. The only people we ran into along this hike were locals, making it that much more of an authentic experience. Our guide, Edy, was awesome too. Super friendly and knowledgeable about Incan ruins and Peruvian history. Our second to last day we took a train from Cachicata to the base of the Inca Trail and did the single day hike to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. Our last day we took a 5am bus to Machu Picchu to really explore the ruins and catch the sunrise over the mountains. The food on our hike was incredible and healthy, high in protein and carbs to keep us going through the grueling 4000 foot ascent. I recommend bringing bars or snacks though, as only main meals are provided and I found myself starving during he latter parts of the hikes. Overall, A truly unforgettable experience!
Written June 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
edwincaviedes
Thank you for giving us a review about your touring experience with our company, we are pleased and happy to know that you enjoyed your tour to 4D/3N Inca Quarry to Inca Quarry.
Written June 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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848catarinas
848catarinas
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Great Inca trail experience
We had a really good experience, the Inca trail and Machu Picchu was all we imagined. Our guide Jose Luis is an exp
Thesecretballer
Thesecretballer
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2 day Incan adventure!
My partner and I had a great experience on the 2 day Inca trail hike! Jose briefed us the night before the hike at
travelwithraqcity
travelwithraqcity
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Great company and guide!
The company and Efrain was a great experience. Efrain was extremely nice, knowledgeable, passionate, and patient. T
fabr_ciod260
fabr_ciod260
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Really great experience!!!
Me and two other friends booked our Tour with Naydenia that received us very gently and always had patience to clos
566annabelw
566annabelw
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Highly recommend
Had a fantastic trip with Tierras Vivas, following a friend’s recommendation which very much delivered. Tierras Viv
noahv559
noahv559
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Awesome 3-day trek to Machu Picchu
Just finished an amazing 3 day trek from km 82 to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu with our awesome guide Efrain and
Samantha D
Samantha D
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Challenging, but Worth It
This was a fantasic and rewarding experience. Josè was an excellent tour guide with a wealth of information and enc
silviar376
silviar376
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Efrain and Andres
Nature and Wynawayna, Efrains knowledge about Inca history and tradition. As well some words in Quechua.
rachaelwP8009OI
rachaelwP8009OI
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Breathtaking!
My partner and I did the 2 day Inca trail + rainbow mountain with Efrain, the whole experience was amazing. The sce
hamish j
hamish j
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Amazing experience
Incredible experience, Efrain our guide was nice & very informative and knew the best times to beat the qeues. Fel
SeanN872
SeanN872
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Extremely memorable
My experience with Wilian Rodriguez was excellent! He is an extremely knowledgable, patient and friendly tour guide
Roving777785
Roving777785
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Fantastic hike 7 days from Singrinaccocha to Vinincunca.
Edy was a fantastic guide!! He was so nice Our, knew so much about the area and the Andean people's. Our cook Mauro
Jordan W
Jordan W
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Tierras Vivas for intimate Inca trail experience
Great experience that far exceeded my expectations. The team of porters took care of everything from sun up to sun
997stephr
997stephr
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a once in a lifetime experience
we had a wonderful time on this stunning nature adventure. our guide Efraín and his team went over and beyond our e
carm1118
carm1118
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Best birthday experience!
It was an amazing experience. The track itself it was probably my favorite ! From the porters to the food to the gu
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