Day Hike to Inca Quarry & Sun Gate
Explore the Inca Quarry, where the Inca mined and shaped the massive stones that make up the Ollantaytambo fortress. You will also see the Inca ruins known as Inti Punku, which means Sun Gate in Quechua, on a guided hike through the Peruvian mountains. During the hike, you will also enjoy the amazing view of Veronica Mountain glacier and the famous Sacred Valley of the Inca!
Inti Punku is a small Inca construction, at the top of a 3,900-meter hill overlooking Ollantaytambo. On this scenic hike, you will enjoy the views of the Urubamba River, the Ollantaytambo Archeological Site and stunning views of the Veronica Mountain.
Your tour will begin at 7:00AM, with private transportation from the Veronica View Hotel or another hotel in Ollantaytambo. After a short drive to the trailhead, we start to hike up for 3 hours to the Sun Gate. Along the way you will pass through the Inca Quarry, where the Incas mined and shaped the massive stones that make up the Ollantaytambo fortress. Once at the Sun Gate, you will enjoy the amazing view of snow-capped mountains, especially the spectacular Veronica Mt. After some time to enjoy the view, we head back to the Veronica View Hotel or to Ollantaytambo.
What is Included for the Day Hike to Inca Quarry & Sun Gate ?
What is not Included Day Hike to Inca Quarries & Sun Gate?
The Day Hike to Inca Quarry & Sun Gate is available on any date that its best for you, as long we have a minimum of 2 people.
Price: $97 USD per person
Please read carefully the following information as it will help you answer all of your questions about our Day Hike to Inca Quarry & Sun Gate Tour.
HOW TO BOOK
FIRST, to book your the Day Hike to Inca Quarry & Sun Gate tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person in order to secure your departure. You can make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our hotel lobby in either US dollars or Peruvian soles. There are some ATMs in the historical center of Ollantaytambo. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but there is an additional 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Yes, but with some restrictions. If you need to change the date of your hike, please notify us immediately.
*** If you cancel your 1 day hike to Perolniyoc and Ñaupa Iglesia, the deposit is not refundable at all!
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE PER GROUP?
The maximum group size is 8 people. Usually our groups are between 2-6 people. VV Hotel & Tours specialises in SMALL, PRIVATE groups and provides a personalized service.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend that you always dress in layers as that makes it easier to adjust to the quickly changing weather patterns.
WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
For some visitors, the first hours in Cusco can be summarized as: shortness of breath, a discomfort in the body, dizziness, headaches, stomachaches, even vomiting. As great connoisseurs of natural medicine, the Incas used coca leaves to counteract soroche, Quechua for high-altitude sickness.
The Veronica View Hotel, and all of the Sacred Valley, are at a lower altitude than Cusco. If you are concerned about the altitude of Cusco, you may want to spend a few days in the Sacred Valley when you first arrive.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the hike. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many VV Hotel & Tours destinations. Of course you are free to tip as much as you feel appropriate, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
Yes! Veronica View Hotel & Tours is a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator. We incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.
WHAT TO BRING FOR THE DAY HIKE TO INCA QUARRY AND THE SUN GATE?
- Warm jacket
- Rain gear
- Water (2-3 liters in reusable bottles) and snacks
- Sun protection
- Some money for souvenirs and tips
OUR HOTEL IN OLLANTAYTAMBO
A scenic 10 minute drive from Ollantaytambo, follow the river and the train tracks to the Veronica View Hotel. Keep an eye out across the river for the original terraces from Incan times! Arriving at the hotel, you will be greeted amid gardens of native flowers and orchids. Take in the stunning sight of the Veronica Mountain, covered with glaciers year-round.