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Lares Trek and Machu Picchu Tour

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  • Hiking
  • Train tour
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 8
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • Explore Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy hiking in the Andes, cross the Wayruruyoc Qasa Pass
  • Take a train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calintes
  • Visit Huilloc, one of the largest villages comprising the direct descendants of the Incas
Want to visit Machu Picchu and other Inca ruins while doing the Lares Trek at the same time? If yes, then this is the tour for you. Book our small-group tour starting from Cusco and travel all the way to the mountains before heading downhill.

Follow the Weaver’s Way during this hike, walking through the villages of traditional weavers. Learn more about the lives of the locals as you travel. See the village of Huilloc (3500m), one of the largest communities of those who have descended directly from the Incas. Cross the Wayruruyoc Qasa pass, located at the altitude of 4600m. Admire the beauty of the snow-capped peaks that provide a backdrop to the thatched houses, small farms and herds of alpacas and llamas that you see en route. Take a train to Aguas Calintes from Ollantaytambo. See beautiful sceneries along the way.

Enjoy the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Peruvian highlands and learn more about its rich cultural heritage during this trip. End your journey at the monumental Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. For more information about this tour, please go through the itinerary below.
  • Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Huacahuasi
  • Day 2: Huacahuasai – Queunacocha
  • Day 3: Queunacocha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Aguas Calintes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Licensed guides fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua, plus assistant guides for large groups
  • Support staff including professional cooks and wranglers for the mules and horses
  • Horses and mules to carry group gear as well as large duffels bags (provided after the initial briefing) for personal items. No weight limit
  • All meals during the trek. The meals incorporate traditional Peruvian dishes as well as modern cuisine. Special dietary requirements are considered
  • Driking water and snacks
  • Dining tents with table, stools, and all dining implements as well as toilet tents and kitchen tents
  • Sleeping tents, foam pads, and therm-a-rests. Three-person tents are provided for single occupancy and four-person tents for double occupancy to allow plenty of room for personal gear.
  • First aid kit, including oxygen cylinders
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (3 star hotel)
  • Round-trip train tickets (Expedition Train Service)
  • All transfers, including private vans from your Cusco hotel to Lares; transfer to Ollantaytambo; bus to and from Machu Picchu; and a private transfer back to your hotel in Cusco
  • A personal riding horse. Additional horses may be hired according to the needs of individuals or groups and in case of emergencies at an extra cost
  • Entrance to hot springs or other entertainments in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for guides, cooks, and wranglers
  • Personal hiking gear including backpacks, trekking poles, and sleeping bags. Poles and sleeping bags may be rented.
  • Dinner on the 3rd day in Aguas Calientes. Lunch and dinner on the 4th day
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.


A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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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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