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Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley Full day

Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley, Cusco, PERU

1 Day


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12 people


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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.)

Trip Summary
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.


  • Visit the quaint mountain town of Chinchero in Sacred Valley
  • Experience the local’s weaving textile center in Chinchero
  • Discover the extensive terraces ruins of Chinchero
  • Marvel with spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks
  • Enjoy picturesque hike from Chinchero to Urquillos
  • This is an excellent acclimatization hike for long treks
  • Glimpse into traditional life in the Sacred Valley
  • Explore the Sacred Valley in a different way away from the crowds

What you will do

Pre-tour briefing: Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley Full day

We’ll meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before the “Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley Full day” to go over the itinerary and you’ll able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trek begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

1 Day: Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley Full day

At 8 am, our guide will pick you up we then drive to Chinchero, which is the trailhead of the Urquillos Hike. This picturesque colonial village of Chinchero is located at the elevation of 12,200 ft, in a dramatic location high above the windswept plains of the Urubamba Valley, with many Inca ruins around and there is a beautiful colonial time (Spanish) church, therefore, you will visit them with your private guide, as well as visit the center of weaving in Peru — the Interpretation Center of Andean Textiles.

After visiting small Andean Indian village and the ruins in Chinchero, we will start our beautiful downhill hike following a short section of Inca Trail, this trail is linking the towns located high in the mountains with other towns in the valley level (Sacred Valley). The trail descent from 12,200 feet (3700 meters) to 9430 feet (2875 meters), where we will be treated with impressive views, lots of rushing water and waterfalls, colorful wildflowers, and tranquil eucalyptus groves next to the trail. On the halfway, we will eat our packed lunch.

After a 4-5 hours hiking, we will arrive to the quaint village of Urquillos, in the Sacred Valley, a very picturesque Andean town with a quiet plaza in the middle surrounded by houses made of stone and clay with roofs in terra-cotta tiles. We will take a little stroll in the cute little village of Urquillos. At our arrival in this town, our driver will be waiting for us and drive back to the hotel or the train station in Ollantaytambo. The choice is yours.

Important Note: Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley Full day

While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Urquillos Hike from Chinchero Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

You Must Bring: Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley Full day

• Original passport
• Comfortable hiking pants
• Down jacket, or a warm jacket
• Trekking shoes with protector’s ankle, or similar
• Hiking long sleeve T-shirts
• Rain jacket/poncho
• Winter hat and gloves
• Rain pants
• Sunblock (factor 35+ recommended, the sun can be strong)
• Water for the trek (recommend at least 2L)
• Sunglasses and sun hat
• Camera and films with spare batteries (note: batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
• Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
• Toilet paper, and face tissue paper
• Extra money (American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash – little coins for toilet) and also for souvenirs, drinks and tips.


  • Private and comfortable transportation with a professional driver
  • All transfer service to pick up from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel or another different place. The choice is yours. Just let us know.
  • Professional private tour guide (English-speaking)
  • Ticket to visit the described Incan sites on this hike
  • Packed Lunch with option for vegetarians
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Tipping – expected but not compulsory
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink
  • Flights to /from Cusco
  • Hotel for the excursion



Activity's Location

Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley, Cusco, PERU


When and where does the tour start?
Cusco City. We begin our day with pick-up from the hotel at 8:00 am and begin our drive towards Ollantaytambo.
When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in Cusco city!
We will drop you off in any hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley ( Urubamba), just let us know.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
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