Inca Quarry Trail to Sun Gate by Horse Full Day Trek

Our Sun Gate tour offers you a one day tour by horse, from Ollantaytambo to the Sun Gate, 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.

We are the only locals that offer this adventure  in  horseback riding to reach the top of the mountain to enjoy that wonderful view, we offer you a local guide from the same place to learn and understand how is the connection  between the locals of the  Community Cachiccata.

It will be organized at your hotel one day before your departure to be clear about the adventure days. After receiving the details, you can ask your questions to the person who is in charge of taking you to the tours. The best way to explore the sun gate is by horseback or walking, the connection with nature and culture is the best way to enjoy the andean.

DAY 1: Sun Gate tour Itinerary

Included today: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea.

Early  in morning we pick you up 6:00 am  from your hotel or  air Bnb   within  cusco city. the drive  itself  is most interesting  as we have  amazing  view  of the mountains  also passing  through a few towns trailhead. The drive to Ollantaytambo  is about  1:30 minutes. and we will be staring our horse riding to sun gate will be way up  about 3:30 minutes to get to our destinations SUN GATE

The cachiccata route is a good option to only do a one-day tour and the scenario it offers is incomparable with no many visitors.
Our Sun Gate route is a mountain with many attractions. The temple of the sun is a stone construction, with an amazing entrance. In front of the temple, we have a wonderful view over the mountain of Veronica, the third largest mountain of the region of cusco with 5682 meters high.

The sun gate is a sacred place for many people who visit the place,  people who believe in the Andean religion, this is the perfect place to make their offerings and to connected with mother earth, we have people who go as pilgrims just to feel the positive energies and connected with them.

The route to the entrance of the sun we will also have to visit the quarries of the Incas which is located at the base of the black rock mountain. Here used to be the process of cutting the rocks to transport it to the city of Ollantaytambo and thus build the buildings that can be seen in the city of Ollantaytambo, the last city before entering Machupicchu inca city.
Our local expert guide will take you to some unforgettable places so you can enjoy the ride and explore fully our .Inca culture-

  • Min Altitude: 2790 m. / 8978 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3945 m. / 12944 ft.
  • Weather Sensation: Cool.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 06:00 hours,

Included in this Tour:

  • Box Lunch.
  • Horse man.
  • Horses.
  • Round Bus trip Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and quechua.
  • Water.

Not Included

  • Box Lunch.
  • Breakfast.
  • Horse man.
  • Horses.
  • Hotel.
  • Round Bus trip Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Water.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Bathroom tent.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking Sticks.

What to Bring

  • Camera.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 75.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 60.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 55.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

Students: Discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

Departure for: 2024 - 2025

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.


  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable Daypack.
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal backpack.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal Medications.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Warm clothes.

Our Reviews

Unforgettable experience!!!

Amazing 4d and 3n Inca Quarry trek

Amazing experience and unforgettable staff!

Highly recommend Machula! Excellent service and facilities

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