Sucre: 3 days trek in Inca Trails and the Crater de Maragua

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Dive into the vibrant landscapes of the Crater of Maragua, where breathtaking geological formations were sculpted over time, once trodden by dinosaurs, and now cherished as home by the Jalqa community


  • Walk along a 12th-century Incan trail.
  • Enjoy the vibrant and colorful mountains where the Maragua Crater is located.
  • Explore the ancient pathways once traversed by dinosaurs.
  • Learn about the Jalqa culture and its traditional villages
  • Enjoy the valleys and canyons in the Potolo area


First day (lunch and dinner included) 8:00 am – We will meet at the main entrance of Estadio Patria. 8:15 am to 9:30 am – From here we’ll take a public bus to Chataquila. (waiting time can vary depending on the number of passengers) Morning – During the morning, we explore ancient paths that were used by ancient communities. We have incredible views from the highest parts of the mountains. We visit the Purmamarca cave, where we find the first cave paintings. Afternoon – In the afternoon, we continue the hike towards the Inca Machay cave paintings, enjoying the beautiful views of the mountain range. We descend from the caves to the town of Chaunaca, where we will spend the first night. 16 kilometres approximately Second day (breakfast, lunch and dinner included) Morning – We walked in the town of Chaunaca, and Socapampa area. Afternoon – We walked from Socapampa to the Maragua Crater, where we will spend the first night. We will visit a local weaver, who will show us the secrets of the textile art of this community. 12 kilometers approximately Third day (breakfast and lunch included) Morning – We started the day early, where we walked from the lodging to the dinosaur footprints in Niño Mayo. Then, we continued on to one little village called Chullpas. We walked through the mountains to the Potolo community, where we will have take the public transport to Sucre. 17 kilometers approximately The waiting time to return to Sucre usually varies, as the bus system doesn't have set schedules, but rather departs when the vehicle fills up. For that reason, it's advisable to arrive at the Potolo community before 1 p.m. The arrival time in Sucre varies between approximately 4 to 6 PM. We are former guides from CondorTrekkers who have started our own entrepreneurship.


Entry tickets included Public transport from Sucre Overnight in shared room Professional hiking guide (spanish and english) Meals during the tour

Important Information

  • - Most of the trekking will be between 2800 and 3000 meters above sea level. - The departure time may vary depending on the weather. - Bring your passport or some form of identification. - If you have any medical issues, bring the respective medications for that. -Be aware of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness occurs when you go from sea level to elevations over 2500 meters (8202 ft.). Symptoms range from a throbbing headache to extreme nausea. Since you will hike higher than 3000 meters (9842 ft.), you should be acclimatized beforehand. -Pack light. You will need to help your guide carry food. -Bring extra layers. During the day, temperatures soar, but then, at sunset, it plummets. -Waterproof everything. When it rains, it rains. You can line your backpack with trash bags if you don’t have waterproof gear. -The canyon area can only be visited if it's not flooded. In case it is, that part will be replaced with other wonderful areas within the Maragua Crater.

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