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Lares Trek And Machu Picchu

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  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4700 meters
  • Tour Code BM-15458
  • 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
  • Soak and relaxing in the hot springs of the Lares Valley
  • Reach Machu Picchu at sunrise, explore the Inca citadel
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of various snowcapped peaks, including Colque Cruz
  • Take train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
Choose the less-crowded alternative to the Inca Trail while not missing out on the chance to explore Machu Picchu. Enjoy magnificent sceneries along the Lares Trek. See remote settlements and encounter striking landscapes. Travel to the Lares Valley, a relatively untouched area offering quieter surroundings and a wealth of natural splendor that delight a trekker’s soul.

Travel from the Lares Valley to the Sacred Valley rather than other way round (as most people do) and camp overnight near the hot springs of the Lares Valley where you can take a dip if you want to. Hike down a river canyon to the village of Totora. Drive to Ollantaytambo and enjoy a train ride to Aguas Calientes, the town considered to be the base of those visiting Machu Picchu.

Enjoy a sunrise view from Machu Picchu and drive back to Cusco after exploring the most famous Inca citadel. This is where your trip ends. For more about this 4-day trip, please go through the itinerary below.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Cuyoc
  • Day 2: Cuyoc – Cuncani – Lares Valley
  • Day 3: Lares Valley – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All accommodation (based on twin share)
  • All ground transport (private vehicle and train)
  • Dedicated Aspiring Adventures guides
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and Lares Valley's hot springs
  • Extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu (if permits are available at the time of booking)
  • All meals as specified in itinerary
  • Drinking water on days 1, 2 and 3
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single supplement
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Mule hire
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Tips for your guide, driver, cook and horse wranglers
  • Sleeping bags, mats
  • Mules to carry your personal belongings
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 20% 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

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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.

  • What is an ideal time to visit Peru? Is travel possible 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 to travelers. You can 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 long would I need to visit 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.

  • 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.

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