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Inca Quarry & Machu Picchu 4 Days

Inca Quarry Trek is one of the newest trekking in Cusco

Based around the area around Ollantaytambo, the Inca Quarry trek takes you on a journey past high waterfalls, Inca ruins and stunning scenery. The overall distance hiked on this trek is 27 km the maximum altitude reached is 4,420 meters above sea level. As permits are not required for this trek, there are no restrictions as when you book your trip. Freedom is best, right? The hike will arrive to the Incan Ollantaytambo archeological village and ruins, where you will catch the train to Machu Picchu. On the last day you will visit the mysterious ¨Lost City of the Incas¨, better known as Machu Picchu. The undeniable benefits are its safety, the breath-taking scenery, as well as the opportunity to interact with local communities and to visit smaller and less known Inca archaeological sites.




Highlight

  • Crash course in Quechua and the opportunity to practice!
  • Waterfall at the top of the valley.
  • Opportunity to visit less-known ancient Incan sites.
  • Cachiccata- once used as an ancient Incan quarry.
  • Expert guide to get to know every nook and cranny of Machu Picchu!

Huchuy Qosqo & Machu Picchu 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Hike and Rural Tourism with Homestay

Community-based tourism is an innovative form of sustainable tourism in Peru providing tourists with the opportunity to open their horizons and experience different ways of life. This Huchuy Qosqo Hike program you will live together with typical Andean families, they open their homes to visitors, showing their unique way of life. Rural homestay accommodation is provided near Inca site called Huchuy Qosqo or “Little Cusco”, where the views are superb and where you can enjoy a traditional Andean dinner. You can relax under the starry sky and truly become part of the rural Andean lifestyle for a night.




Highlight

  • Exhilarating day hikes and wonderful homestay experience.
  • Visit archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Hiking through the amazing mountain scenery.
  • Hike in the footsteps of the Incas and visit incredible Machu Picchu.
  • Explore magnificent Machu Picchu, with an overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Trek to Choquequirao

Our Trek to Choquequirao includes a visit to the Archaeological Site of Choquequirao Cradle of Gold in Quechua; is also considered as the other Machu Picchu. Choquequirao sits in the saddle of a high Andean ridge 3050m above sea level and 1500m above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River. This spectacular and challenging trek brings us to the breathtaking ruins of Choquequirao, with its mysterious square and shrines, and onward across the entire Vilcabamba range through deep-cut canyons and over high passes, as well as lots of Andean flora and fauna, with this trek there's a chance to see the flight of the Condors.

Choquequirao Trek & Machu Picchu 5 Days

Journey to the famous Choquequirao all the way to Machu Picchu

We offer this trek to hikers, nature enthusiasts, or those who simply have a taste for adventure. This trek gives you to freedom to explore the unanswered questions and mysterious beauty of the Choquequirao without the bother of crowds, feel small beside the mighty Apurimac Canyon, and be overwhelmed in the spectacular beauty of breathtaking, snowcapped Vilcanota mountain ranges. Needless to say, let your self be blown away by this incredible trek which not only includes magnificent landscapes, but also new perspectives into the mysteries of the Incan Empire. By the fourth day, you will reach Aguas Calientes. On the fifth and final day, you will finally reach the exquisite sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world!




Highlight

  • Hike through Apurimac Canyon.
  • The lost Inca fortress of Choquequirao.
  • Super trekking in the rugged Peruvian Andes.
  • Trek between the premier Inca sites of Peru Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
  • Challenging trekking, Choquequirao—one of Peru’s most dramatic mountain ranges.
  • Finish with Machu Picchu, the ultimate Peru holiday.

Choquequirao & Machu Picchu Trek 8 Days

Visit two archaeological sites; Choquequirao and Machu Picchu Trekking

Approximately 83 kilometers that you walk through this trekking; you will walk along the Apurimac river canyon and into the remains of Choquequirao, via the Cordillera Vilcabamba until you finally arrive at the southern edge of Machu Picchu. At first, we will visit Choquequirao’s amazing and recently reinstated Inca citadel, resting on Apurimac Canyon’s edge. We then navigate the Vilcabamba Mountains, trekking above the panoramic passes, from where we can see the gorges, the community life, the ancient terracing and the stunning mountain landscape with huge ice flutes, rock formations and glaciers scattered with crossing streams, cultivated valleys and cloud forests. Lastly, we trek into the cloud forest and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This is an ideal program for people wanting to enjoy a blend of mountains and archaeology.




Highlight

  • Hike through Apurimac Canyon.
  • The lost Inca fortress of Choquequirao.
  • Super trekking in the rugged Peruvian Andes.
  • Trek between the premier Inca sites of Peru Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
  • Challenging trekking, Choquequirao—one of Peru’s most dramatic mountain ranges.
  • Finish with Machu Picchu, the ultimate Peru holiday.

Rainbow Mountain Hiking

The Rainbow Mountain, officially named Vinicunca is a stunning and a bucket list destination for many. This colorful mountain, seen from high above, is magical with its geological formations revealing their entire splendor, in contrast with the blue sky set behind it. This trek will satisfy the most demanding and undeniably create unforgettable memories: splendid panoramas of the high mountain, formidable glaciers and crystalline rivers, turquoise lakes, peaceful pastoral scenes of herds of alpacas tended to by Andeans wearing multi-colored, traditional clothing. This new route, apart from the beaten path, is an authentic adventure through naturally preserved and wild lands, where your only meetings you will make will be with Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, the colorful mountain and those small communities of Quechua peasants who exploit the vast wide offerings of the Altiplano.

Rainbow Mountain & Sibinacocha Lagoon

In this proposal you have the opportunity to hike all the circuit of the mountain of Ausangate Mountain majestically standing at 6,372 meters/20,900 feet and visit the rainbow mountain in 8 days. As you move around Ausangate Mountain you will see other peaks and witness many amazing sights as you camp and go up & down hills. You will have the rare opportunity to get an intimate glimpse at how locals live in the mountains. As you pass through lush, emerald-colored valleys, you’ll be inspired by views of Ausangate Mountain standing like a god-carved monolith in the distance. Of course, all of this will lead up to the exiting moment when you first spot the colored minerals that formed the painted hills you’re walking through. This trek still includes all of the same impressive views of the sacred Ausangate Mountain before swerving towards the impressive Sibinacocha Lagoon. It is then that the noise fades as you stray away from tourists and enters into an uninhabited area where one can truly become one with nature. Calling all hikers, nature and culture lovers, or those with a hunger for the alternative to this trek!

Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lagoon

This trek will take you on an unforgettable journey along the beautiful, all year round snow-capped Ausangate Mountain majestically standing at 6,372 meters/20,900 feet. You will go over soaring mountain passes, set eyes upon exquisite landscapes such as an incredible turquoise lake, and even first-hand experience typical Andean villages to gain a better understanding of their lifestyle- after all, travel is about having new eyes! Although alternative from the classic route, this trek still includes all of the same impressive views of the sacred Ausangate Mountain before swerving towards the impressive Sibinacocha Lagoon. It is then that the noise fades as you stray away from tourists and enters into an uninhabited area where one can truly become one with nature. Calling all hikers, nature and culture lovers, or those with a hunger for the alternative to this trek!

Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain

Furthermore, the camp sites are at the base of the snow mountain around beautiful lakes. You’ll also have a relaxing, rejuvenating hot springs and set eyes upon the trek’s signature, one of a kind Rainbow Mountains! Trek to the colorful mountains in the Vinicunca area will likely be one of the most impressive things you’ll see in all of Peru! - You will have the opportunity to fall into deep admiration of the natural colors of the rarely visited Rainbow Mountain, hiking through some isolated village communities to get a taste of authentic mountain life in Cusco, as well as the opportunity to interact with the locals who still live these fascinating traditions today! You’ll see snowcapped peaks (glaciers), herds of alpacas, and turquoise lakes, all situated along the hike.

Ausangate Circuit Trek & Rainbow Mountain

In this proposal you have the opportunity to hike all the circuit of the mountain of Ausangate and visit the rainbow mountain in 6 days. As you move around Ausangate Mountain you will see other peaks and witness many amazing sights as you camp and go up & down hills. You will have the rare opportunity to get an intimate glimpse at how locals live in the mountains. As you pass through lush, emerald-colored valleys, you’ll be inspired by views of Ausangate Mountain standing like a god-carved monolith in the distance. Of course, all of this will lead up to the exiting moment when you first spot the colored minerals that formed the painted hills you’re walking through. This is truly a chance to stand in awe of Mother Nature’s handcrafted jewels. Your guide will explain the geological history of Rainbow Mountain as you approach its beauty.

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We have implemented a Sustainable Management System under the criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) for Tour Operators.
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CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCETripAdvisor

We are excited to announce that Sun Gate Tours received a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, reflecting the work our teams put into delivering an even more amazing guest experience.
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