Follow the Incas, Lares trek and Machu Picchu 4 Days

✔️ Travel in a small group to Peru where health and safety protocols are a serious concern and must be shared with our customers and all staff.
✔️ An unforgettable trek in landscapes worthy of the greatest film sets.
✔️ Meet the local communities and discover the ancestral weaving techniques and their agricultural know-how.
✔️ Make humanity aware of climate issues and take part in reforestation campaigns for native plants and trees such as Queuñas (Polylepis).
✔️ Pass through lush forests and pass through Inca archaeological sites
✔️ Treat yourself with the meals prepared by the cook who will accompany you.
✔️ Visit Machu Picchu, ranked among the 7 new wonders of the world.

per adult from

$1,130

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Aguas Termales de Lares
    • Entry/Admission - Lares Trek
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Day 1: Cusco - Lares hot baths - Cuncani - Huacawasi

      Stop At: Aguas Termales de Lares, Lares Peru
      6:00 am, departure from your hotel in mini van, destination: Lares Valley (Cuncani at 3,750m) starting point for the hike. Stopover in Calca between Cusco and Lares, breakfast and visit to the typical market where you can buy some school supplies for the children that we will come across during our walk. When we get to Lares, with the possibility of bathing in the hot springs if that tells you, while the cooks prepare a delicious lunch.
      After Lares, we continue in our mini van to Cuncani (3,750m) where we will then start the hike through this magnificent valley. We will continue our hike by taking the vestiges of the Inca path, in progressive climb, in order to discover high hills at the Col de Cuncani at 4,200m (good training for the next day).
      We will reach the first camp at Huacawasi (3,800m) and during the afternoon we will get to know our mule drivers and their families. This will be an opportunity to discover the culture of this Andean village, we will show you the techniques of traditional weaving and you will share a traditional dinner. The first night we will spend it near the house of one of the muleteers of our team, the tents will be installed or you can choose to stay overnight with the locals. Hot drinks and appetizers before the meal.
      Transport time: 4 hours
      Walking time: 4 hours
      Distance: 12km
      Climate during the day: hot
      Night climate: (very) cold
      Elevation:
      Cusco: 3,400 m
      Lares: 3,100 m
      Cuncani: 3,750
      Huacawasi: 3,800 m
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Lunch: Soups, spaghetti, rice, chicken, fish, meat and including coca leaf herbal teas, recommended for altitude.
      • Dinner: Soups, spaghetti, rice, chicken, fish, meat and including Muñay or Chamomile herbal teas, for good digestion
      Accommodation included: Night near the house of the mule driver, the tents will be installed or will be optional to spend the night with the locals.

      Day 2: Day 2: Huacawasi - Huacahuasi C'asa Pass - Laguna Aruray Cocha - Laguna Yurak Cocha - Pucara

      Pass By: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
      After breakfast, we will walk to the highest point, the Huacawasi C'asa pass at 4500m above sea level. It will be the most physical part of the hike, with rewards of high mountain scenery, snow capped peaks, streams, a mosaic of farmland and breathtaking views. Be careful, be prepared for temperature drops.
      After crossing the pass, we will descend to the edge of a magnificent lake for a hearty lunch, prepared by our cook. Then we will continue downhill to Mantanay (3,480m), through the forest of Queuñas (Polylepis), a nature reserve, rich in flora and birds. Then, after an additional 2.5 hours of walking, we will reach our campsite in Pucara (3000m), in a quiet location with improved tents, campfires and amenities.
      Walking time: 9 hours
      Distance: 19km
      Climate during the day: hot
      Night climate: cold
      Elevation:
      Huacawasi: 3,800 m
      Col de Huacawasi C'asa: 4,500 m
      Laguna Aroray Cocha: 4250 m
      Laguna Yurak Cocha: 3,560 m
      Mantanay: 3,480
      Pucara: 3,000 m

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast: Pancakes, omelets, fresh fruit, chocolate, milk, coffee, jam, butter, scrambled eggs, bread and snacks.

      • Lunch: Soups, spaghetti, rice, chicken, fish, meat and including coca leaf herbal teas, recommended for altitude.
      • Dinner: Soups, spaghetti, rice, chicken, fish, meat and including Muñay or Chamomile herbal teas, for good digestion
      Accommodation included: Night near our mule's house, the tents will be installed.

      Day 3: Day 3: Pucara - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo - Village of Aguas Calientes

      Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
      Departure from the village of Pucara at 7:30 am, a shuttle will take us to Pachar (Sacred Valley), starting point for a hike in a splendid setting where we will take the Inca path and archaeological sites (the Ruins of Pinkulluna) to Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley. Stopover during the hike for lunch, last meal prepared by our cook.
      After saying goodbye to the team of cooks and porters, we will visit the village of Ollantaytambo, and those who wish can visit the archaeological site (70s / more - not included). Later at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m., we will take the train to the village of Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of Machu Picchu, where we will spend the night at the hotel.
      Walking time: 4 hours
      Distance: 5km
      Climate during the day: hot
      Night climate: cold
      Elevation:
      Pucara: 3,000 m
      Ollantaytambo: 2,850 m
      Aguas Calientes: 2,000 m
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast: Pancakes, omelets, fresh fruit, chocolate, milk, coffee, jam, butter, scrambled eggs, bread and snacks.
      • Lunch: Soups, spaghetti, rice, chicken, fish, meat and including coca leaf herbal teas, recommended for altitude.
      • Dinner: Includes dinner at the restaurant
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 4: Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Cusco

      Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
      We will leave our hotel in Machu Picchu after breakfast around 5.30 am by bus. We are leaving so early because at this time there will be fewer people, and in the morning is a great time to enjoy the calm and the ancient spirits of the continent's best known archaeological site. At the citadel around 6:00 am, our guide will make us discover all the secrets of Machu Picchu and its history and the ceremonies that were celebrated there. Then you will have enough time to enjoy and explore the site on your own (for example: going to the Inca Bridge, exploring the variety of buildings or climbing Waynapicchu for a panoramic view). A bus will take you back to Aguas Calientes. There you will have the opportunity to go to the warm waters of the city (10.00 soles at the entrance). We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon by train to Ollantaytambo, where a bus will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.

      Walking time / visit: 3 hours
      Transport time: 4h (Aguas Calientes - Cusco) and 30 minutes by Bus (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu)
      Climate: hot (with mosquito)
      Elevation:
      Aguas Calientes: 2050 m
      Machu Picchu: 2400 m
      Cusco: 3400 m
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast: Included in Aguas Calientes accommodation
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      To do this, correct identification, we recommend an information meeting in the hotel with your guide 1 or 2 days before the start of the trek at 7 p.m., to be confirmed when booking. To promote good communication, we ask all members to let us know your hotel address and in addition, share your Whatsapp number in case if necessary at the start or end of the service .Airports
      • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/12/2020 - 10/19/2021
      Monday - Saturday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    8

    Organised by Explorandino - Perú

    Activity ID: V-190801P1

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