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  • Trek through the Sacred Valley
  • Visit the salt mines at Maras
  • Tour Machu Picchu; the mountain-crowning Incan citadel
This trip comes with bragging rights. It’ll take you to Machu Picchu by a route that most tourists don’t even know exists. The trek combines the beauty of the mountains with a cultural visit to two different villages, deep in the mountains.

The trek starts in Lares and takes you through a swathe of the Sacred Valley that’s home to many traditional weavers and farmers. In this part of Peru, the valleys and peaks of the Andes crest and fall like ocean waves, and the hoof marks of alpacas are more common than footprints.

You will also have the chance to enjoy the hot springs, which are divided into various pools ranging from freezing cold to boiling. They are all composed of pure volcanic water, which is medicinal in nature and considered to be good for your bones, stress, muscles and headaches.
Transfer to Lares, the launch pad for the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today you’ll pad through the Sacred Valley, passing Condor Pass, where a small lake serves as a looking glass for the clouds. You’ll spend the night at the traditional Cancha Cancha Village.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
There’ll be a couple of jaw-to-floor moments on today’s trip. You’ll visit the salt mines at Maras, where the landscape is a checkerboard of bright salt ponds. You’ll also see Ollantaytambo, which served as the royal estate of an emperor in Incan times.

Tonight you’ll reach Aguas Calientes.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today you’ll arrive at Machu Picchu; the mountain-crowning Incan citadel. Your guide will show you the key points of the site, including the ritual baths, the Palace of the Princess and the Temple of the Sun.

Later, you’ll take the train back to Cuzco, where you’ll be dropped off at your chosen hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 2 camping nights, 1 hotel night
  • Meals during the trek
  • Accredited tour guides
  • Train to/from Machu Picchu
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance fees
  • Tours and transfers
what's excluded
  • Domestic airfare
  • International airfare
  • Personal porters
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sleepings/trekking poles
  • Meals not mentioned
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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.

Other Practical InformationYou will be hiking for about six hours every day. All meals, camping equipment and camping mats are included for the four days. Sleeping bags, trekking poles and personal porters are not included, but are available on request. Persons over 60 years of age will be advised to obtain medical evidence of fitness to travel on the chosen itinerary. No unaccompanied minors (those under 18 years of age) can be accepted on tours operated by Peru Best Tours.
Cancellation10% 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.
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