• Half Day
  • Easy
  • 8km
  • 3,700m

This short half-day Chinchero to Huayllabamba Trek begins in Chinchero, an Andean village notable for its original Inca streets and walls. The light hiking route then follows a downward stream to meet the Vilcanota River in the Sacred Valley. The gentle route is well suited to families and those looking for an easy hike in the scared valley. Aracari arranges the Chinchero to Huayllabamba trek on a private basis only, not as a group tour. The trek can only be booked as part of a tailormade trip to Peru, not on a standalone basis.

The total Chinchero to Huayllabamba Trek is about 7-8 kilometres (4.3-5 miles), which is approximately three to four hours of hiking.

Chinchero to Huayllabamba Trek with Aracari

Drawing on over 20 year’s experience offering discerning travelers authentic, private luxury Peru treks, we arrange expert guiding and a picnic lunch as you hike in the Sacred Valley, enjoying spectacular views of the Urubamba mountain range.

Alternative Short Hikes in the Sacred Valley

This hike takes only half a day, so can easily be combined with a visit to the Inca ruins of Chinchero, before you set off on your walk. After lunch, explore more of the Sacred Valley – where you can horseride, bike ride, visit Ollantaytambo ruins and more.

An alternative gentle half-day hike that’s well suited to families is the Chincerho to Huayllabamba trek; you might also like to consider the light hike to Pumamarca Ruins, a hillside Inca fortress. If you’re acclimatized and looking for full day hikes, then consider the one-day inca trail to Machu Picchu or the challenging Patabamba to Huchuy Qosqo full day hike.


Please keep in mind that distances, altitudes and chosen campsites are subject to minor variations as the route undertaken may vary slightly. In addition, trekking time can vary for each hiker and any times detailed in the description below are averages.