Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley 1 day
Trekking: Quebrada de Los Loros: From Chinchero village, between narrow streets, down to Urquillo, this hike will take you along villages, forests and cliffs. We will go down a pebbled path towards a forest ravine that will lead us to the Sacred Valley. There we will witness an astounding view of Apu Sawasiray, a mountain that tells us about a famous Incan myth.
Urquillos Hike–is a picturesque and delightful trail, with impressive ancient Inca ruins and temples, some remains of Inca Trail along, with dazzling mountain and sweeping views to snow-laden peaks of the Urubamba mountain range. This hike is perfect for those who dare venture on a dramatic location high above the plains of the Sacred Valley/Urubamba Valley, and to be away from crowds and take a day challenge while exploring the Sacred Valley in a different way, at end of the hike, you will finish your day adventure at your hotel in Urubamba/ Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) or you can even continue your adventure journey to Machu Picchu.
This Sacred Valley Trek from Chinchero to Urquillos is off the beaten path, and it does not require any experience in trekking, as long as you are determined to make this hike and have all the positive vibes then you will have an awesome day while exploring the hidden corners of the celebrated Sacred Valley of the Incas. If you have planned to hike to Machu Picchu by Classic 4-day Inca Trail or short Inca Trail 2-days, or other alternative trails, then this day hike is an excellent acclimatization before embarking on your long trek starts, which will make you ready to rock on your upcoming hike to Machu Picchu.
Our gentle Urquillos hike se off from Chinchero, a small pinturesque Andean town with remains of Incan temples, well-preserved agriculture terraces, and a church from the XVII century a perfect place to learn about the Inca History, agriculture, and Incan religion, also a great place to learn about Peruvian weaving at Chinchero weaving co-op – where Local women educate (and entertain!) visitors about centuries-old process of transforming and weaving alpaca wool into colorful textiles and soft sweaters so well-known of Peru’s Sacred Valley.
Trip Details for Urquillos Hike
Trail distance: 11 Km/ 6.83 miles
Hiking time: 4 -5 hours (depending on your fitness levels)
Activities: Hiking, Archaeology Adventures, Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading: Moderate
Pick Up Location: From hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, or another place, just let us know.
Drop-Off Location: Any hotel in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo train station, airport or another place, just let us know.
Group Size: Tours are personalized in private service, you decide the number of travelers in your group.
Service Type: Premium/ Private Personalized Tours
Max. Altitude: 3,700 meters (12,200 feet.)
This hike from Chinchero to Urquillos is well suited to families and those looking for an easy hike in the sacred valley.
As far as Sacred Valley Treks go, this is a nice introduction with beautiful scenery, interesting with terrific vistas of the mountain of Urubamba range.
The Urquillos hiking route begins in Chinchero and combined with a fascinating guided tour of Chinchero ruins and weaving demonstration.
Our gentle downhill hike gives you the chance to catch a glimpse into the lives of the people living there with beautiful scenery, and interesting cultural experience.
Hiking from Chinchero to Urquillos takes about 4-5 hours, following a section of Inca Trail, until the cute little village of Urquillos… to meet the Vilcanota River in the Sacred Valley.
*Urquillos Hike is arranged on a private basic only. The hike can only be booked as part of a tailormade trip to Peru.
Price of Urquillos Hike, 1-Day Trek in Sacred Valley
Price for 2 trekkers — $130 USD per person
Price for 3 trekkers — $120 USD per person
Price for 4+ trekkers — $110 USD per person
For Urquillos Hike, 1 Day Trek, we require a minimum of 02 hikers for this tour. The price depends on the size of the group. The departure is 100% Guaranteed once booked. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this tour. Private treks, single trekker, custom treks, large groups, and packages welcome! Please email us to customize.