Discover an Inca archeological site without the crowds on a full-day, guided trek through the Sacred Valley and the Huchuy Qosqo ruins. Walk to a scenic pass at 13,400 feet (4,100 mt.), earn panoramic views of the Urubamba mountain range, then tour Huchuy Qosqo with your guide. This 12-hour hiking tour of the Sacred Valley includes a boxed lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Lima, with roughly 7 hours of hiking time.
Full day Sacred Valley hiking tour
Climb an alpine pass
Trek to an Inca site
Learn about indigenous history and culture
Boxed lunch and entrance fees included
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco
Inclusions & Exclusions
Private transport from Cusco to Chinchero (start of trek) & Lamay to Cuzco (or Ollantaytambo)
Entrance fees at Huchuy Qosqo
English-speaking guide on trek
Departure & Return
Hotel Pickup in Cusco
Between 5:30am and 6:00am
Cuzco city center drop-off
What To Expect
Get an early start on the day with pickup at your hotel in Lima between 5:30am and 6am, then begin the hour-long drive to the community of Lago Piuray (exact departure time depends on your location). Your hike begins at an altitude of 11,800 feet (3,600 mt.), kicking off with a three-hour, uphill climb to the Piuray Passage, a spectacular alpine pass that looks out across the Urubamba mountains and a landscape dotted with small lagoons. From Piuray Passage, the trail descends for two hours on the way to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins. Upon arrival at the archeological site, whose Quechua name means "Little Cusco," start exploring the ruins with your guide. You'll see the remains of an ancient irrigation channel, stone and adobe structures, and a sprawling great hall that's 131-feet (40-meters) long. Following the tour, refuel for an afternoon of hiking with a boxed lunch. The final section of trail is a steep descent, about two hours, into the Sacred Valley town of Lamay, where you'll meet the vehicle for the return trip to Cusco. This trip concludes with drop-off at your hotel between 5pm and 6pm.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
For a full refund, cancel At least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.