Day long Hike to Inca ruins

Summary

This is a tough 17km hike for experienced, adventurous and fit trekkers! We travel up into the multi-coloured canyon of the Quebrada de Toro through stunning and rugged high altitude scenery: to visit the pre-Hispanic ruins of Incahuas, only accessible by foot. We start by scaling a steep gradient: a climb of nearly 1km in altitude over the first 3.75km. On this challenging hike, we reach a peak of 3,265m. then it is a gentle descent to Inca ruins dating from the 15th century.

Tour info

Duration
12 hours
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Why take this tour?

From Salta city, we travel to Campo Quijano, a town famous as the base for workers constructing the Train to the Clouds railway line to the Chilean coast. We can stop to see an antique engine and the mausoleum of the train line's chief engineer, Richard Maury, from Philadephia, USA. From here we will climb into the stunning multi-coloured Quebrada de Toro to Ingeniero Maury, where our hike begins. It's 90 minutes drive each way: the walk takes between 7 and 8 hours. We start by scaling a steep gradient: a climb of nearly 1km in altitude over the first 3.75km, On this challenging hike, we reach a peak of 3,265m above sea level before a gentle descent to Inca ruins dating from the 15th century. Your efforts are rewarded by stunning views all along the way. Our guide is experienced in hiking all terrain, and speaks English and Spanish. Picnic lunch provided.

What’s included?

  • Bottled water

  • Picnic Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Professional bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Social distancing of 1.5m is recommended within Argentina, and use of protective handmasks is obligatory. While it is impossible to maintain this distance within the vehicle (a 4x4 pick-up), we will provide masks and sanitizer. When hiking, masks are not obligatory, but distancing is recommended.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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