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In the sacred valley with extension to Machu Picchu / this trek is a good option for a 1 day hike around Cusco

For those who like to avoid the crowded routes like the Inca trail, and those who dont like to sleep in tent, or walk for many days, we have added a special day hike. You get to meet local people and pass by small villages.

It is possible to take the train to Aquas Calientes after trekking, to visit Machu Picchu on the second day.


Full Day  Ollantaytambo – Cachiccata Quarry – Private Service

Level: Demanding. Good physical condition required
Duration: 6 – 7 hours
hiking Location: Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  On the way we will admire the beautiful Urubamba valley, along with potato fields belonging to the town of Chinchero.  The route continues to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, driving through Urubamba, the most important province of  the valley, heading  then  towards Ollantaytambo. Our hike begins at  the Inca Bridge over the Vilcanota River. Our  hike  starts  at  Ollantaytambo  Inca  bridge  going  up  an  Inca  trail  through  terraces  and  tombs, until we reach the base of one of the most important mountains in the area “the Apu Buena Negra” a granite geological formation.

This hike follows the original path the Incas used to bring the stones of Cachiccata quarry to  build  one  of  the  most  famous  archaeological  places  of  the  Sacred  Valle the  Ollantaytambo fortress. At  Cachiccata  quarry  we will get to appreciate remains  of  Inca  tombs,  finest  stone  works and  ramps  which  were  used  to  transport  the  stones  to  built Ollantaytambo. The  guide  will  explain to you the process of working and transporting stones; in fact, on our way up, we will follow the very same path used to move massive rocks of several tons down to the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Cachiccata trek

From the quarry of Cachiccata we will have an impressive view of the Veronica Mountain, one of the most important in the Urubamba  range,  as  well  as  a  great  view  of  the  Pakaritampu  pyramid.  We will then visit the  town of Ollantaytambo and its  fortress. Here we will enjoy our box lunch.

We will then start our  descent  while we admire breathtaking  views  of  the  Sacred  Valley and  its beautiful  typical little houses, its green corn  fields, crossed and irrigated by  the sacred  river of  the Incas. The hike end at “El Rancho” in the nice community of Cachiccata. The houses in this community are built on stone foundations, using adobes (mud bricks) to build one or two stories, all with roofs made of straw. Transportation will wait  for us in the community of Cachiccata to take you to our hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, or straight to the train station where we would take the train to Machu Picchu.

NOTE:  for  people  who  want  to  hike  more  time,  we  will  add  the  Intipunku  section  which  is  an  Inca construction  located  at  the  top  of  the  mountain,  from  here  you  will  have spectacular  views  of the  Inca  trail  and  the  valley  to  Machu  Picchu;  this  hike  will  take  2  hours  more,  finishing  at  Cachiccata.


  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch box
  • First aid kit with oxygen


  • Extra services not mentioned
  • Diner
  • Train tickets or Machu Picchu


What do we need when you make a reservation?

  • Full name as it is written in your passport.* Scanned copy of your passport.
  • Departing date for the trail.
  • We ask for a 40% deposit, sending to us  via visa or Pay Pall online through this website: + 5,5 %  or Wetravel 4,5 % (cost credit cards charge us) The balance you will pay at our office in Cusco before the start of the trek. We accept cash USD or credit card (+ 5,5%)
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