Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Private & Tailored Tour

From $2197 PP

Overview of this tours

The Inca Quarry Trek with Glamping Peru Treks is unlike any other! Our specialization is in trekking off the beaten track, while providing the most luxurious camping experience. Our Inca Quarry Trail Trek is a personally designed and unique trek, taking you to remote and rarely visited Inca ruins. You’ll negotiate cascading waterfalls, view wild panoramic landscapes, ancient Inca aqueducts, and take yourself back in time to the Inca stonemason’s unmatched masterpieces.
You will be amazed by the sophisticated techniques hidden in these walls! Visit the old Inca quarry, from where the Incas carved the rocks to build the important Ollantaytambo Inca city, the ancient gateway to Machu Picchu. Take time to explore the living Inca city of Ollantaytambo and hike up to the dusted remnants of the old Inca hillside storehouses.
Then, all aboard the most scenic train to Aguas Calientes and bathing in an all-natural hot springs. On your final day will be the long awaited tour to explore and experience the masterful wonder of Machu Picchu!


Trekking, Adventure and History


Private Guide, Driver, Trip Managing Expert

Activity Level



Minimum 2 people

Detailed Itinerary

Where the Incas historically would honor the moon. A short drive from here, takes us to Rafq’a.

Now it is time to lace up your boots at the starting point of our trek! Here we meet the horsemen for our hike, who will take our duffel bags. You only carry a small daypack from this point onwards. We hike for about one hour to reach the traditional Inca community of Socma. Just a hop, skip and a jump ahead, takes us to the incredibly high Perolniyoc Waterfall. It is the perfect opportunity to stop, take photos and have a snack.  Our goal is to reach our campsite at 3,700m /2,139ft at about lunchtime. After lunch, we set off to explore the Q’orimarca archeological site, which was restored as recently as 2016 and where many important archeological artifacts were recently discovered. From this high vantage point, you will see how the location served as a checkpoint during the times of the Incas.

Then its a mild half an hour hike down a rolling valley to our campsite. Our outstanding chef will have appertizers and hot drinks ready for you on arrival before tantalizing your senses with a mouth watering silver service dinner. We will provide hot shower facilities for you before retiring for the night in your glamping 4 season Eureka tent.

  • Meals included: Lunch – Afternoon Tea -Dinner
  • Accommodation: Glamping with 4 season EUREKA tents
  • Distance: 12kms/7.5 miles
  • Time: 6 hours approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This is the most challenging and also the most rewarding day of the hike! Your guide will wake you with a hot cup of tea or coffee to enjoy in your tent before breakfast. After a delicious and hearty breakfast, a 3-hour walk takes us to the top of the first pass, known as Puccaqasa (4,370m/14,337ft). After enjoying the picturesque views of the undulating valleys below, we descend down for 30 minutes, to our lunch spot. You will enjoy another gourmet lunch, while being enchanted by the spectacular views that surround you.

Rested and full of energy again, we head onward and upward for about 2 hour to the highest pass of the trek: Kuychicassa (4,450m/14,599ft). From here, we head down for 2 hours to the site that the Incas called Inti Punku, (meaning Sun Gate) with its imposing views over the valley and the horizon engulfed by the picturesque Veronica Mountain. We arrive at our campsite, which is just a short distance away from Choquetacarpo (3,600m/11,811ft).

On arrival at camp, have a massage on us , you deserve it after such a grueling day of hiking. Get cozy under crisp white linen and recharge your battery for the next day of your adventures.

  • Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Glamping with 4 season EUREKA tents
  • Distance: 15kms/9.5 miles
  • Time: 7 hours approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Our first stop today is at the Kachiqata Quarry, where we can personally witness the workmanship of the Incas. The Spanish Conquest interrupted this carefully engineered architecture. You will marvel at the beautiful, though unfinished,  masterpiece. Midday we arrive at the town of Kachiqata, the end of this challenging and fascinating trek. From here we travel to the original Inca settlement of Ollantaytambo and take the early afternoon Vistadome train at 1:37pm or 3:37pm to Aguas Calientes where we enjoy dinner at a restaurant and stay overnight at our 4*hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast –  Lunch – Dinner
  • 4* hotel Accommodation: El Mapi
  • Distance: 8kms/5 miles
  • Time: 6 hours approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This is the day you’ve been waiting for! We take the first bus up to the Machu Picchu archeological site, to tour this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu, what an unforgettable experience! Your guide will take you to see the most important places in this extensive Inca city. Ask your knowledgeable guide every question you have about the most recent archeological discoveries at Machu Picchu. Far from finished, many studies are still being conducted at this sacred site, with new discoveries and information being found every year!

You may wish to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own (not included in the price):

  • Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain to appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from the views above ($85 each additional cost)
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or to the hot springs (will be an additional entrance fee).

When you are ready, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, have a leisurely lunch on your own, and later on board the Vistadome train at 4:43pm for the return trip to Cusco stopping at the Ollantaytambo Station, where you will catch our private van back to Cusco and arrive at your hotel around 8pm.

  • Meal included: Breakfast at your hotel
  • Difficulty: Easy

Additional Tour Information


hand-crafted and fully personalized Premium Package from start to finish.

  • Briefing: We give you all the information needed in order for you to have a pleasant trek with very little surprises. The best part is that we will conduct your briefing in the comfort of your hotel.
  • Duffel bag:  During your briefing we provide a duffel bag for you to pack your clothing and other necessities for the trek. The porters will carry your duffel bag and you will only have excess to it at the end of each trekking day. We recommend that you carry a 30L backpack for your daily personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc.
  • First aid and Emergency Oxygen Tank: Your safety is our number one priority. For this reason, our guides are CPR and First Aid trained annually by the Fire department or Red Cross. If you get one of the worst symptoms for altitude sickness which is loss of oxygen, we do carry an oxygen tank so you can get immediate assistance. We are also prepared for minor injuries on the trek, we administer quick and effective treatment, so you can continue with your trekking.
  • Satellite phone: We use a Satellite phone on all our treks that are 3 days or more. Each guide carries a phone that is fully charged and ready to use. In extreme cases, whereby you experience serious health issues, we can call emergency services immediately. We get you to the nearest town for medical assistance or transportation.  If your condition is urgent and you need to be airlifted to a hospital, this can also be arranged. The trekker is liable for all medical costs incurred, including the airlift (travel insurance is essential).  On the lighter side. Our satellite phone can be used to touch base at home or to give a loud shout from the top of the Andes.  All personal calls will cost you US$2.00 per minute.
  • Door to door service: The day of your trek we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco. On return we will drop off at your hotel in Cusco.
  • Separated private transportation: Our staff members and camping equipment travel in a separate van. You, your guide and fellow travelers travel in total peace and privacy.
  • Bus tickets and Train Tickets: After your privately guided tour of Machu Picchu,we include a bus ticket to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes, to catch the Train to Ollantaytambo. Glamping Peru also includes the spectacular Vistadome train with leather seats designed to conform to your body. This train has the best views of valley, mountains and river decorating the landscape as you make your way back to Ollantaytambo.
  • Entrance Tickets into Machu Picchu : As soon as you confirm your booking and pay the deposit, we purchase your entrance ticket into Machu Picchu. These tickets sell out very fast. Our super team behind the laptops ensure that all tickets are purchased timeously and you don’t miss out on your great adventure. The personal information you give us has to be 100% accurate because even our awesome team won´t be able help edit details once they have purchased the tickets on your behalf and there are absolutely no refunds on the tickets.
  • Professional Bilingual Guide: You will have a guide thats highly professional, experienced and fluent in English throughout the trek. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about Inca heritage and history. You will get a two hour fully guided tour of Machu PicchuOur guides dedicate themselves to continuous professional development and growth to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories about Inca and Andean culture. They are fun loving, great sportsmen and well–educated, they hold a degree in at least one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
  • Horseman and mules:To carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, air mattress and sleeping bag will be carried by our mules).
  • Emergency horse: In case of emergency, we have the provisions of an extra horse. This is to ensure that everyone in the group has an equal opportunity to complete the trek.
  • Meals: We have yet to receive a complaint about the food or any of our chefs.  Your private chef provides delectable meals throughout your trek: 3 hot breakfasts and 1 provided by your hotel. 3 lunches and finally 3 dinners. The guide wakes you every morning with a hot drink, making everyday a good day on the trek. We also include afternoon tea with a small snack before dinner, which is equally impressive. Our chefs take pride in all dishes served.  Our chef and horseman work in tandem, so that when you arrive at camp everything is set and ready to go.  We also provide a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. Drinks like Maracuya or Chicha Morada, Pisco Sour Cocktail or a good selection of beers and wines.
  • Water:  We supply bottled water for drinking every day after meal time. Make sure you fill up your canteen or camel bac on the first day.  
  • Taxes:  All prices include the 18% tax charged by the government

Luxury Amenities and Equipment:  

  • Luxury Accommodation: We book 1 night for you at the magical El Mapi in Augas Calientes.
  • Hot Shower Tent with Towels: We supply a hot shower to clean up after every trekking day with complimentary towels.
  • Robe and slippers. we provide not 1 but two robes, one silk and the othe cotton, as well as slippers. We want you to feel like you are staying in a luxurious hotel, instead of the great outdoors.
  • Private Chef, chef´s assistant and waiter: If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know at booking and we will gladly accommodate your needs. You will receive upscaling dining, with a waiter to cater to your needs. 
  • Dining tent and chairs: We provide a private communal style dining tent, to catch up on the day’s events and build some comradery with your fellow travelers. Eureka Copper Canyon, Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs.
  • Utensils: You will dine using Porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware and unique stone or wood plates. 
  • Bedroom tent. Included are sleeping bags, Therma rest Mattress, cotton sheets, blankets and pillows Eureka Copper Canyon (maximum 2 pax). Tuck yourself in-between crisp white linen for the best night sleep off the beaten trek.
  • Specialized massage therapists:  We have massage therapist to accompany you on the Classic Inca Trsiland it is at your disposal every evening when required. This is at no charge to you and another complimentary service from Glamping Peru.   
  • Portable chemical toilet: This is very important while trekking because the Government toilets can be less then sanitary. We set up  our clean waste toilet system a  comfortable  distance  from camp and  it has its  own private tent. 
  • Travel bag: This is a small complimentary bag, with travel size shampoo, conditioner and soap.


  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch & dinner on the last day
  • Walking Poles: $20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu  Mountain: $85 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Tips for the guide, cook and horsemen of GLAMPING TREKS PERU


  • Hiram Bingham Train: prices vary
  • Additional Night in hotel in Aguas Calientes – From: $200 USD (depending on choice and availability)


$2,197 USD per person

Personal porter included!

This price includes the extra pack horse which will carry your belongings up to 8 kgs. We will provide a duffel bag that you can put your things in.

*** This price also includes 1 night accomodation in a 4* hotel and 2 nights of Glamping.

Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu.


We will greet you at the airport in Cusco and take you to your hotel. Please ensure that you inform us of your flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek’s start. Look for our representative holding a board for Glamping Peru Treks at the arrivals terminal.


Your briefing will take place in the comfort of your hotel the night before your trek.


Of course! During the Inca Quarry trail to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you.


FIRST, to book your The Inca Quarry Trail Trek, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click the link BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu permit without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.O.B. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of $525.00 USD per person in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train tickets.  You can make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISAor PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.


To avoid the excessive credit card fees in Peru, you can pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles) in Cusco. We have many ATMs within the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but there is a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address to complete the payment.


We may be able to change dates for a fee with alternative treks depending on what tickets we have already purchased. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date.

*** If you cancel your Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu , the deposit is non-refundable!


Yes! You have to bring your original passport as it is very important, in order, to gain entry onto trains, Machu Picchu and other sites. You must bring the same passport that you used to book with us from the start.

In case, you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit and we can change it when you get your new passport or have updated your name for a fee of $25 USD per person.  We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change.

If you do not wish to pay this fee, you will need to bring both your old and new passports to Peru.  You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both old and new passports to enter Machu Picchu and other sites.  If you do not have both, you will not be allowed enter into these amazing sites.


In general, if you exercise regularly and spend 2 to 3 days in Cusco, or in the Sacred Valley, you will acclimate adequately. Always consult your doctor before any international travel or treks at high altitude.

We recommend the following remedies for altitude sickness: WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN (when needed). GPT trains all its guides to treat you for altitude sickness. For more detailed information on altitude sickness click this link: Altitude Sickness.


The evening before you start your Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu, you will be given a SMALL DUFFEL BAG to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is up to 7kg/14lbs. Your team of porters will carry your duffel bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It’s important to be aware, that you will not have access to your items in the duffel bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. A 25 to 30L backpack is sufficient.


The Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu is a 39 km hike through the Andes within the Cusco region. The maximum altitude reached is (4,700m/15,419ft). On the second day of the trek, we climb two mountains. The Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu is a fairly difficult trek and you should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting it. You have to be moderately fit to do this trek.
In preparation: try walking 15kms a day or workout towards the months leading up to the trek. It is also important to be well acclimated to the altitude. Try to spend at least 2 or 3 days in Cusco (3,350m/11,047ft) prior to starting the trek. Consult your doctor before you leave home.


It has been highlighted by most of our clients, especially by the female trekkers, who want a bit of privacy, clean and sanitary toilet!! Glamping Peru Treks  portable bathroom facilities have an individual tent and a camping toilet with a seat. Check out the picture, which illustrates how we set up our camping toilet on the trek by using this link: picture of toilet tent. Our toilets are always set up a comfortable distance from our campsite.  At night, if you need to use the toilet, it is readily accessible and clean, unlike the dirty facilities supplied by the Peruvian government.


In the unlikely scenario, that you are unable to finish the trek due to a health issue, Glamping Peru Treks will assist you to the nearest town for help with transportation. We always carry oxygen on the trek for any respiratory problems. In extreme cases, we will arrange a helicopter pick up at your own expense. (We require and recommend Travel insurance). There are no refunds in the unlikely situation that you are unable to finish the trek.
Generally, those who have to be assisted off the trail are taken to Ollantaytambo and if they recover quickly they, then, continue the journey to Aguas Calientes (cost incurred by trekker) and visit Machu Picchu, according to original plan.


Absolutely!! Included in the package and on the last day we will drop you at your hotel! If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!  If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu, for sure we wil pick you up there!


It depends on the train time availability (during high season it could be sold out) but the idea is to give you as much time as possible in Machu Picchu and enjoy the amazing views on the way back to Cusco while on the train. Therefore, we usually book the train at 14:55pm. With this train schedule, you will have the maximum about of time to enjoy Machu Picchu


If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – the staff do appreciate it. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour.  It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Glamping Peru Treks destinations. Of course, you are free to tip what you feel is  appropriate, depending on your perception on the quality of service and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and you should only give it when you receive excellent service.


Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator that incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.


  • Original Passport (it has to be the same as the one used when booking your trek)
  • Valid University card (if you booked as a student)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage:  2-3L (we encourage Camelbaks).
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from GPT)
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Toilet paper


As a Direct Local Tour operator we provide you with a duffel bag at your briefing and  INCLUDE an extra pack horse who will carry up to 8 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º C.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.
  • Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us.
  • Swimming Suit


  • Face moisturizer
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Personal medications
  • Personal First aid kit


We highly recommend a small backpack 25 to 30L for hiking in the day. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.

  • Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold boiled water  at every meal time. Please bring reusable water bottles or a Camelback.
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Wool hat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Snacks(chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruits)
  • Rain plastic poncho
  • Camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips

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