Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – 4 Days / 3 Nights
This route of Lares Trek Via Patacancha and Willoq starts at the hot springs of Lares, then passes through Quechua communities and beautiful lakes and Snowy mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will also have the chance to visit Ollantaytambo town, to see the beautiful Ruins of the town before taking the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes to visit the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
This is not only an alternative Inca Trail, it is the most original and exclusive, following paths only recently discovered. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure, curiosity, a little spare energy and no visible signs of vertigo!
The Inca Jungle Trail is a new route, which involves biking, walking and just being. Our multiple terrain trip includes recently discovered real Inca paths, archaeological ruins, and an 80km bike downhill through the mountains from Abra Malaga to the green valleys below and the jungle base of Santa Maria. The four day, three night trip ends with a dawn view of the valleys below from Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO – CALCA – LARES – CUNCANI
This tour begins with pickup from your hotel between 04:30 in the morning to go to the town of Lares. We’ll go down a paved road through the Sacred Valley to the town of Calca, from Calca we’ll continue ascending on winding Andean unpaved roads which will give us fabulous views of the majestic Peruvian highlands. This last stretch is traveled to the town of Lares to enjoy the hot springs. After bathing in the relaxing thermal pools (optional) we’ll have the welcome lunch gourmet style. And then we head to the first campsite in cuncani , where we will have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 2: CUNCANI– IPSAYQOCHA.
After breakfast, we start the walk going to our second campsite, this day started early as we climb up to the Abra of cuncani , in the passage we will appreciate different rural communities, with different customs and the villagers weave textiles for daily use.
We reach several lagoons until Ipsaycocha where we will stay for the night , During the hike we will see it sseveral llamas alpacas hightland humminbirds,andean goose,
DAY 3: IPSAYQOCHA -PATACANCHA – WILLOQ – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.
After breakfast, we begin our trek down to reach the patacancha willoq community, where we have lunch, after lunch we head to Pumamarca to board the bus to take us to Ollantaytambo. In that place we will appreciate the archaeological complex. Then we head to Ollantaytambo train station, where we board the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes. There we will have dinner and spend the night at the accomodation selected for you.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
- Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus 7kg of your personal items.
- Pick-up from Plaza Regocijo
- Transportation by bus to Lares
- Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- 3 Star Hotel on Day 3
- Sleeping mattress
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Lares trek to Machupicchu :Price 2021
Private tours are available and priced by party size.
2 Trekkers: $750 per person
3 Trekkers: $725 per person
4 Trekkers: $700 per person
5 Trekkers: $675 per person
6 Trekkers: $650 per person
7 Trekkers: $625 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $600 per person
* All our tours are priced in US Dollar.
This tour includes 2 nights camping and 1 night in a basic three star hotel, Inti Punku. Rooms all include private bathrooms, hot showers and wifi. Prices are based on a shared room (Double, Matrimonial or Triple available) and single rooms are available for a $30 US supplement (all solo travelers are given a single room). Other hotels are available upon request at the prices listed below.
ZERO PLASTIC BOTTLES ON THE INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU FROM DECEMBER 1ST:
Due to New goverment regulations for the Inca Trail it will be 100% PROHIBITED to TAKE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We believe that in the first days the new enforced regulations may NOT be 100% controlled however as the days go it will be more and more strict therefore WE KINDLY suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any dissapointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.
ALUMINUM 0.700ml BOTTLES:
Aluminum water bottles can also be bought in many different shops around the main square.
Also, if you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your trek we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags.
We look forward to meeting you
Does not include
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
- Entrance to Lares hot springs ( 12 Peruvian soles)
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.