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4 day Lares trek to Machu picchu

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5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4780 meters
  • Tour Code BM-386
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • MultiDay Trip
The Lares trek to Machu Picchu, manages to combine the most incredible natural landscapes, living culture and archaeological sites found on the route to the long-awaited and charming Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

While we are on the road, there will be the opportunity to interact with local people from communities that until now have dedicated themselves to the crop of Andean products and to the art of weaving beautiful textiles. Most of these people still employ the use of stones to build their houses, and also customs of our ancestors.

In the afternoon we catch the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes troughtout the sacrey valley to spend the night and prepare to visit the most important Inca city in the Andes: Machu Picchu
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Trek from Cusco - Quisuarani - Cuncani
  • Day 2: Trek from Cuncani to Ipsaycocha
  • Day 3: Trek from Ipsayqocha - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Trek from Aguas Calient - Machu Pichhu & back to Cusco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+ people.
  • Chef to cook food.
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation from your hotel to the start of trail.
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Day 3.
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress - Therma rest.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Breakfast on Day 1, lunch Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Elena Akulova
  • From USA
  • On Apr 30 2019
5 - Excellent
if you want to experience beauty of Peru off the tourist path
We booked this tour after learning that Inca trail passes were sold out for our dates. However I don't regret a bit of choosing this tour as we experienced a real beauty of Peru far from the touristy paths. Our guide Wilfredo was... Read more
  • Benjamin Dahan
  • From Luxembourg
  • On Aug 29 2018
5 - Excellent
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • Do they speak English in Peru?

    Spanish is the most-spoken European language in Peru, alongside several local languages like Quechan and Aymara. Those involved in the tourism industry and those in popular destinations such as Lima and Cusco will speak some English, while guides leading tours for English-speaking travelers will have a good hold of the language. However, knowing a few words of Spanish is always useful.

  • What is considered rude in Peru? What cultural notions should I be aware of?

    Personal contact is an important part of Peruvian culture. Not only do Peruvians tend to stand closer to each other than you might at home, but physical contact (especially on one’s arms and back) is also common. You should avoid the desire to step away, as this is considered offensive. Greetings are important, with handshakes along with a few words of greeting being common. Give the elderly your respect if you are young and leave your seat on public transportation for them. 

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