Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 7 Days

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 7 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-9751
  • 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 magical mountain scenery while trekking through the Lares Valley
  • Visit Patakancha, a Quechua village, where people live like their Incan ancestors
  • Explore Machu Picchu during a twohour guided tour
Join us on this 7-day, guided, Lares trek and enjoy trekking through the Peruvian Andes all the way to Machu Picchu. Starting from Cusco, this tour will take you through the beautiful Lares Valley, past green hills, tranquil mountain lakes and high passes with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising above 6,000 metres.

Starting from Cusco, this trek will take you through Ollantaytambo, Patakancha, Huacahuasi and the Lares Valley from where our transport will take you to Aguas Calientes. Explore Machu Picchu on the second last day of the tour. We will transfer you to the airport in Cusco on the last day of the tour for your flight to Lima.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Cusco arrival
  • Day 2: Free day in Cusco
  • Day 3: Lares trek starts
  • Day 4: Lares hot springs
  • Day 5: Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 6: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Day 7: Cusco departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Pickup & drop-off. Private transport to the trailhead from Cusco. Round trip train tickets to Aguas Calientes. Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes
  • All hotel accommodations (3 star Casa Andina Cusco classic or similar standard). A 3-man tent to be shared between 2 people during the trek. A foam mattress in tents
  • An experienced, bilingual tour guide during the trek
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu and Lares Valley
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners. We will provide you with previously boiled water during the trek
  • Dining tent with table and chairs
  • A professional chef to prepare meals. Mules to carry camping gear and food
  • An oxygen bottle. A first aid kit
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Walking sticks (1 pair)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International and local flights tickets
  • Single supplement fees: USD400 per person
  • Additional nights during the trip due to any reason
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Sleeping bags (can be rented with us)
  • Walking stick (can be rented with us)
  • Entrance tickets to the hot springs 15 soles per person
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
  • Meals that are not stated otherwise.
  • Entrance fees for the city tour in Cusco.
  • Optional Tour - Full Day Sacred Valley Tour
  • Entrance fees for Full Day Sacred Valley Tour
  • Tips for your crew (cooks, horsemen, and guides). Please note that tips are optional but a much-appreciated gesture of your gratitude
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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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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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