Explore a little walked section of the Inca Trail on your way from the weaving town of Chinchero to Huayllabamba- the home of one of the oldest authentic markets in Peru.
There is more than one Inca trail. This half-day hike follows a lesser-known one connecting the impressive Inca site of Chinchero with the Sacred Valley.
Chinchero itself has a fascinating market that is much more authentic than the more famous Pisac market. Here you can see the local women dressed in beautiful handwoven traditional clothing before taking this beautiful trail down through a canyon to emerge amongst the lush agricultural fields that border the Urubamba River.
This is a delightful combination of culture and trekking.
Starting off we visit the extensive ruins of Chinchero, a town famous for its weavings. We have the opportunity to see this traditional craft in action as there are various workshops open to the public.
Following this we trek down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town of Huayllabamba. This trek follows an original and rarely used Inca trail still at many points in pristine condition. Here we meet our vehicle and continue to your next destination.
Distance: 8 km
Time: 3 hours
Descent: 650 m
Altitude: 3500m – 2850m
Included: (Boleto turistico not included), transport, Church Entrance fee, snacks & water, English-speaking guide
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Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am – 4pm local time (GMT-5)