TORONTO — Intrepid Travel has become the first tour operator to visit a new section of Peru’s Quarry Trail, never before seen by travellers.
Located in the Andes Mountain region and spanning 26 kilometres, the Quarry Trail has become known as an off-the-beaten-path alternative to the popular Inca Trail in recent years. It begins in the town of Ollantaytambo and winds through the high peaks and villages of the Sacred Valley before ending at Machu Picchu.
Now, through a collaboration with a local Peruvian community, Intrepid has developed a new section of the Quarry Trail, previously unseen by travellers.
Featured on a range of Intrepid Peru itineraries for 2024, the four-day Quarry Trail experience will now begin with a 15-minute climb to Qory Sonq’o hill, where travellers can simultaneously take in the views of three valleys: Soqma Perolniyoc, Pachar and Huarocondo. They’ll also discover skeletal remains and original tomb structures that date back hundreds of years.
In addition, for every booked traveller, Intrepid will make a donation to the surrounding community in support of the continued care and protection of the sacred area.
Intrepid continues to work closely with local communities to preserve the future of tourism in the region. Earlier this year, the company helped scout and open the brand new Great Inca Road in Peru, a 12-day trek along little-visited trade routes connected to the Inca empire in the Andes.
For more information about the Quarry Trail go to https://www.intrepidtravel.com/ca/machu-picchu-peru/quarry-trail.
To view Intrepid’s tours and vacations in Peru, go to https://www.intrepidtravel.com/ca/peru.