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Reaching Machu Picchu Did you know that 500 people per day hike the Inca Trail? That’s quit...
Reaching Machu Picchu
Did you know that 500 people per day hike the Inca Trail? That’s quite a lot of people.
Travel to Peru to retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow the Inca from Cusco, through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley and to the magnificent Ollantaytambo ruins before the ultimate adventure – trekking to Machu Picchu. This action-filled express Peruvian tour gets you closer to the secrets of this elusive civilisation on a breath-taking adventure along the Inca Trail.
So, here’s what the 3-day hike was like:
Quarry Trail day 1
A day of getting acclimatised to the altitude and getting to grips with the near-constant, picture-perfect mountain views. Highlights include hiking right by a waterfall and dazzling valley views from a reconstructed Incan ruin.
Quarry Trail day 2
The longest day and one with PLENTY of uphill portions, this is equal parts challenging and utterly incredible. Not only will you pass altitudes higher than ones on the Inca Trail, you’ll also be trekking through ever-changing landscapes and passing jaw-dropping mountain vistas.
Quarry Trail day 3
Though it’s a day that’s devoted to downhill, there’s still plenty of surprises in store before the two-hour post-hike train ride to Machu Picchu. Learn why the trail gets its name at Kachiqata Quarry (a rock quarry that the Incas never completed during the Spanish conquest), and enjoy the gorgeous descent back into Ollantaytambo.
The Quarry Trail IS genuinely amazing!
• Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
• Transport: Private minibus, Train
• Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
• Four activities including an orientation walk and a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Cusco and the 3 day Inca Quarry Trail or the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
• Additional activities included for travellers who prefer the train & bus option
Price From: €1035 per person
Price exludes flights and is subject to availability
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