Party Bike Travel

Ollantaytambo Cachiccata Quarry Full Day Trek


 

Code:   HT-Ca1/09

Level:   Demanding. Need good shape

Duration: 8 Hours (3 hours drive to Ollantaytambo round trip)

Location:    Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley
Description:Spectacular hike to the litic workshop and quarry of Ollantaytambo. Andean valley and snow peaks views and visit a sustainable community project. . Horse back support available

Departure: Every day. Year round

 

ITINERARY

 

Early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel and drive through the Andes to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way we can see the Urubamba range and potatoes fields that belongs to the most important town called Chinchero, continue to the route we are going reach the Sacred Valley of the Incas passing through Urubamba the most important province on the valley, them we continue to the Inca town Ollantaytambo wher we can do an optional visit before to beginning the hike on the Inca bridge over the Vilcanota river.

 

Starting with the hike we are going to ascent through an Inca trail passing throw terraces and tombs until to get almost the base of one of the most important mountain of the community called Apu Buena Negra which is diorite formation of these mountains, in this place we will see many stones in process of working and transport showing the technique the they employed to carve the stones to be transported later to the Ollantaytambo complex, finishing the wok there.

 

All the way up is following the tracks such a path used like a road where the huge stones where moved until Ollantaytambo which is going down hill until the Valley them up hill until Ollantaytambo, the stones that we will see weight more than one ton.

 

Even from the quarry of Cachiccata we will see the most important mountain into the Urubamba range called Veronica.

 

We will have also a great view of the Pyramid of Pakaritampu, based on the agriculture terraces below Ollantaytambo town and fortress.

 

We will have a box lunch and after this nice experience to explore the quarry site we will start the down hill enjoying the nice view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas looking the beauty houses of the communities around and the green fields of corn crossed and irrigated by the Sacred river of the Incas.

 

The hikes end in Cachiccata, wich is a nice Community in the middle of many Inca remains as the quarry that the Inca used to built Ollantaytambo, the most important work and economy is the agriculture Where they produce mainly corn this means that this is farmers community.

 

The houses of the community where built with stones in the foundations and adobes (mudbricks) not more than two floors ant torched with the straw roof.

On the way back we will catch the car in the community of Cachiccata taking us to Cusco or to our hotel in the Sacred Valley or just to the train station to take the train to Machu Picchu. End of our services.

 

Private service: upon request

 

Group services (sic): $ 94.00 per person. (Minimum 02 people)

 

Included:

  • A bilingual guide

  • private transportation

  • box lunch

  • first aid kit with oxygen.

Not Included:

  • BTC Tourist ticket (entrance fee)