Start: Cusco Finish: Cusco
Physical rating: Medium, MODERATE
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, dairy free, Gluten free
Tour code: 57976
Group size: 1 - 8
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu takes you far off the beaten track to where you can meet and interact with members of traditional Andean communities. You’ll learn all about life in these isolated villages, become familiar with their culture and traditions, and even visit a local school. We finish your TreXperience spending an unforgettable day exploring Machu Picchu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart Cusco at 4.30 am by van to the famous Lares thermo-medicinal baths – arriving around 8:00 am. You’ll have time to jump straight into the medicinal pools with different temperatures good for bones, muscles, stress, and relax with the beautiful views of the mountain, then you’ll have an energizing breakfast prepared by your trekking chef. The hike starts after 30 minutes ride from the hot springs, The first part its a 2-hour trek uphill until we reach Kiswarani village where the chef will be waiting with your lunch that has been freshly prepared using natural, organic, local products.
After lunch you’ll meet the team of horsemen from the surrounding villages and start hiking for another 2-hour walk to our campsite along with llamas and alpacas, the campsite is located on the banks of a beautiful blue lake at (3880 m/ 12730 ft). Along the way, you’ll pass beautiful streams and a stunning waterfall. On reaching our campsite your tents and a hot cup of tea will be waiting for you. This is a perfect place to relax, stargaze, and learn about Inca astronomy.
Location: Cancha Cancha
Wake up bright and early with a cup of coffee or tea, start packing for the hardest day of the Lares trek. After breakfast, you´ll start the longest and most challenging day with a 4-hour hike uphill to the highest pass, the Condor Pass (4700 m / 15354 ft). Along the way, you will be able to enjoy beautiful lakes where Wallatas (Andean geese or ‘lovebirds’) swim in the crystal clear waters, upon arrival to the summit of Condor Pass, we will serve you a well-deserved cup of tea and you can take some time to rest while your tour guide performs a spiritual offering ceremony to the sacred mountains.
The second part of the day it’s a 3-hour descent from the top of the mountain down to Canchacancha village through the breathtaking scenery. Upon arrival, you will find lunch and your tents ready to later interact with the local people, visit a local school, and you can even teach some English and learn Quechua from then as well since we have the afternoon free you will visit one of the families’ homes to learn at first hand their traditional lifestyles passed down from the Incas, sample traditional food and see how they raise guinea pigs, llamas, and alpacas.
Location: Pueb Machu Picchu
Location: Machupicchu District
Enjoy the final day waking early in your hotel, breakfast, and taking the first buses up to Machu Picchu to watch the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu. The tour guide will take on an extra hike first before starting the 2-3 hours guided tour of the citadel.
The guide will take you to the most important places, explain to you the history, mysteries, and the great Inca technology used to build Machu Picchu. Later you will have time to Explore by yourself or take the extra hikes like Huayna Picchu or Montaña, both mountains have to be booked in advance. Once you are done with the citadel, you need to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the exclusive panoramic trains back to Ollantaytambo and s private van back to Cusco. Drop is back to your hotel around 7:30 pm.
Entrance fees to Lares
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
Professional Tours during the 4 days of tour
2 Nights Camping
1 night in a 3-star hotel
All taxes Included
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During our group tours, you will meet travelers from different countries and ages.
Children must be always with their parents,
During the trek, you will always have time to explore the Inca sites on your own after the tour guide's explanation.
Flights are not included in this tour
All entrance fee to the places we visit is included
You will always have a tour guide during our trekkings.
Solo Travelers must pay a 35.USD as a single supplement, you can be pair up with another traveler as well (during this pandemic single supplement is mandatory)
During our tours, we visit local villages where you can buy souvenirs and you need Peruvian Nuevos Soles
All our tours guides are fluent English speakers
You can put up to 7 kilos of your personal stuff in the duffel bag, this will be transported by porters
In case you need help with pre and post-tour accommodation, please contact us
This tour is available all year round except February
Final schedules and hotel names will be provided 48 hours before departure
Guest must have a moderate fitness leve
Transfer in and out in the airport of Cusco is included
Please visit your doctor and see what vaccines are required
Not Included, guests must ensure to get all visa requirements
Our tours are guaranteed and will depart always on the scheduled dates
Tipping is absolutely optional.
We use 3-star hotels, based on double occupancy.
Multiple Room Types
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