Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-day Group Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 7-80 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4600 meters
  • Tour Code BM-9754
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy magical mountain scenery while trekking through the Lares Valley
  • See alpacas and llama herds grazing along the trail
  • Explore Machu Picchu during a twohour guided tour
This Lares trek is an excellent alternative to those who missed out on the Inca Trail, and a shorter one too. Join us on this 4-day, guided tour and enjoy traveling off the beaten path. Starting from Cusco, this trek will take you through Calca, Huacawasi, Aruraycocha and Yanahuara before you are on your way to Machu Picchu via Aguas Calientes.

The highlight of the trek probably is Machu Picchu, the famous Inca citadel that you will explore during a two-hour, guided tour on the last day of the tour. However, there is more to this trip than just that. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Peruvian highlands, travel past villages where people still live in adobe and stone houses with thatch roofs. Cross two high passes that are more than 4000m and see beautiful natural landmarks along the way, including the gleaming Laguna Aruraycocha.

Visit to Machu Picchu on the final day of the tour. Combine the cultural heritage and natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes with a trip to the most impressive Inca ruin. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Cusco - Lares - Huacahuasi
  • Day 2: Huacahuasi - Arurayoq - Mantanay
  • Day 3: Mantanay - Yanahuara - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu & departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • A professional, bilingual tour guide
  • Pickup from your hotel on Day 1 of the trip. Bus and train tickets from and to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 4 are not included)
  • Porters to carry personal belongings up to 5kg per person. Horseman and mules to carry cooking and camping equipment. A cook to prepare tour meals during the trek
  • A 4-man tent for every 2 travellers and sleeping mattresses. A dining tent with a table and chairs
  • An oxygen bottle and a first aid kit
  • Meals as per the itinerary
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Walking sticks (1 pair)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • tips
  • Single supplement $65 per person (single tent)
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CANCELLATION

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.

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Travel Insurance

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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.

  • 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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