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7 Day Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu (Land Only)

Once in Lares, we will have to get into the Sacred Valley of the Incas which is famously known for most travelers. This new routes such as the Machu Picchu Lares trek 7 days has been opening to cover the curiosity of new adventurers. Trekkers get completely satisfied by seeing all these hidden paths full of Inca temples, natural hot springs, wild fauna, local communities, lakes like the sky colors, breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising up at 6,000 meters!

We are sure, this tour, is one of the alternative treks you have to get on meanwhile visiting Cusco, a land of an ancient culture, and superb landscapes.

7 Day Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu (Land Only)
USD 852
Price per person
Duration
7 days


Details


Itinerary at a Glance


  • DAY 1

    Flight To The Imperial City Of The Incas

  • DAY 2

    Open Day At Leisure - Trek To Machu Picchu

  • DAY 3

    Time To Start Our Adventure, On The Way To Lares Valley Trek

  • DAY 4

    Huacahuasi - Lares Hot Springs

  • DAY 5

    Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes!

  • DAY 6

    Machu Picchu In Its Glory – Big Day!

  • DAY 7

    Bye Bye Cusco And Fly To Lima! Ends Machu Picchu Tour



  • Itinerary


    DAY 1 :

    Flight To The Imperial City Of The Incas

    Once we welcome you we’ll take you to your hotel.

    Now you can decide, either you can enjoy the Inca city and colonial heritage on your own.  Or you might want to rest and wait the evening when Cusco shows its nightlife; At night time, there are several places to have a delightful night and eat too.

    DAY 2 :

    Open Day At Leisure - Trek To Machu Picchu

    As a part of your Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu 5 days trip, we will travel to the Sacred Valley.  As you may know, The Inca Trail is one of the most famous trails worldwide and begins at some point within this Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley is one of the most representative and beautiful landscapes of Cusco.  

    We need to leave Cusco during the morning time at around 08:00 am and head towards Pisac village.  We have chosen this location as part of our Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu 5 days because Pisac offers you a fantastic artisans market and a well preserved Inca architecture of the same name as the village.  The artisans market is worthy to visit as all the hand made products are using organic materials, very well made and designed.

    After being in Pisac market,  the Inca ruins in this valley of Pisac are awaiting our visit.  We will head up on private transport and to have also a panoramic view of this impressive and beautiful Sacred Valley.

    If visiting Pisac liked you, then Ollantaytambo will not be less.  We are leaving Pisac in the direction to Ollantaytambo but before getting to our final destination, we will have a lunch break (not included) on the way.  

    The Ollantaytambo Inca site shows you the magnificent temple of the sun.  This Inca tour shows you also the enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces.

    Looking at the people of Ollantaytambo, you will notice, their pride in keeping their traditions reflected in their beautifully wearing of typical dresses.  This village is surrounded by its local sacred mountains and Valleys.

    Finished our journey to Ollantaytambo, we will be visiting Chinchero market and then return to Cusco at about 18:30-19:00 hours.

     

    This Optional: Full day sacred valley tour  (Extra Cost).

    DAY 3 :

    Time To Start Our Adventure, On The Way To Lares Valley Trek

    We will pick you up early in the morning and head to Patakancha village a Quechua community, where people keep very much alive all their traditions.

    People at Patakancha use the same principles doing their homes, since the Inca times, as well as in their clothing, the way they work the land and live off their llamas and alpacas and supplement their income working as porters. In this community, we’ll meet part of our trekking crew who will take care of our equipment during the trek.  

    All around us is unique, the grass, the Polylepis trees, the Llamas, each mountain and the beautiful lake Ipsaycocha. We will be climbing for around one and a half hour. We have crossed our first high pass of Ipsaycocha pass at( 4,600m / 15,456ft) above the sea level and the rest of your hike will be downhill towards campsite (4,200m/13,780ft).

    Lunch and dinner are included.

    DAY 4 :

    Huacahuasi - Lares Hot Springs

    Today after breakfast we will be descending the mountain for around 3 hours until we reach the community of Huancahuasi.  People of Huancahuasi village are very self-sufficient, they grow different types of crops, you will see potato, barley, quinoa, and corn; built their own houses, and produce beautiful colorful fabrics.  

    Then we will stop at the hot springs near the colonial village of Lares at 3400m.  The Lares hot springs are famous for the curatives powers. Near the hot springs, we will set up our camp, have dinner and spend the night there.

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

    DAY 5 :

    Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes!

    After finishing our daily breakfast, we will be walking for a couple of hours by the Totora Canyon. Then a private transport will be waiting for us to get us all the way down the valley up to Ollantaytambo village.  We will have lunch in Ollantaytambo there. After lunch,

    we will get the train to Aguas Calientes. A really nice journey of the beautiful scenery of about 1½ hours. We will spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes

    Breakfast and lunch are included.

    DAY 6 :

    Machu Picchu In Its Glory – Big Day!

    Today we will get to our final destination, Machu Picchu and complete the whole Lares trek.

    After taking your breakfast at 05:45 am we leave this town and get the first bus to Machu Picchu. The ride will take us around 20 minutes to get to the top of the hill.  Our aim is to get to the ancient citadel when the sunrise over the city.

    The first impression of Macchu Picchu is just fantastic. A 500 years city perfectly fit into the Andes Mountains.

    Our guide will give you a 2 hour guided tour and after this, you can explore the mysterious city by yourself. If you have done the arrangements you can now climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu at 2.720m/8,890ft above the sea level.

    Once you finish exploring the city,  your guide will meet you in Aguas Calientes to have lunch and to receive your train tickets back to Cusco. The return to Cusco takes about four hours with a bus transfer in Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

    If you would like to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes we can arrange it for you.  Just ask us.

    Please note: allocations or Itineraries are subject to change depending on the time of bookings and campsites provided by INC (National Culture Institute that runs the Inca Trail).

    DAY 7 :

    Bye Bye Cusco And Fly To Lima! Ends Machu Picchu Tour

    Finished your breakfast, we will take you to the airport for you to take your flight back (according to your airline schedule).

    Highlights


    Price Includes

    • All pick-ups from the airport to the hotel and vice versaAll hotel accommodations (Casa Andina Cusco classic *** OR similar standard)
    • All breakfast included in the accommodations
    • 2 DAYS INCA TRAIL
    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
    • Pick up from your hotel to the train statfion
    • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
    • 1 breakfast, 1 boxed Lunch and 1 Dinner
    • Bus tickets in Machupicchu
    • 1 night at 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes Hotel
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First Aid kit

    Price Not Includes

    • International and local flights.
    • Single supplement fee: US$400 (for solo travelers or the odd numbered in your travel group).
    • Walking sticks
    • For the Inca Trail first breakfast and last lunch
    • Meals where not stated
    • Entrance fees for the Hot springs
    • Optional tours: (City tour and sacred valley).
    • Gratuity, (tip)


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