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Machula expeditions alternative trek to machu picchu


The Inca Quarry Trail was designated by National Geographic’s  is one of the top six alternative trails to trek to Machu Picchu. This trip along the ancient road, brings the beauties of the  Andes landscapes  and an experience truly immersed in the Inca’s history.

The trek have 4 options that combined different roads and number of days for Machu Picchu (except 1D): Moonstone Trek (5D), Ancascocha Trek (5D), Inca Quarry Trek (4D) and Inca Quarry Trail to Sungate (1D).

Inca Quarry Trek

You will enjoy a hike less traveled by the tourist, meaning routes and campsites with less crowds and more tranquility. Throughout, you will be surrounded by the vibrant and stunning flora and fauna and the towering and powerful Apus (mountain spirits) during all the hike.

Inca Quarry Trek Landscape of Sacred Valley

You will visit the Perolniyoc Inca site, the Ccachicata quarry, and several small communities  in the way. Of course, you will end up at the magnificent Machu Picchu and enjoy an extensive tour of the citadel (Moonstone Trek, Ancascocha Trek and Inca Quarry Trek 4 Days).

Throughout the Inca Quarry trek you will enjoy catered food prepared by our trekking chef of Machula Expeditions, a one-night stay in in a hotel in Aguas Calientes, and a scenic and comfortable train ride to and from Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu, end of Inca Quarry Trail

The Inca Quarry Trail without Machu Picchu you will can do in one full day to Sun Gate. Our Inca Quarry to Sun Gate tour offers you a full day tour by horse, from Ollantaytambo with beautiful scenery all along the way. The horses are looked after a local professional team in horseback riding and adapted to these kind of jobs.

Inca Quarry Trail One Full Day to Sungate

Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu Map

Map of Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu
(Download Inca Quarry Trail Map in PDF here)