Destination

Peru

Duration

8 Days

Price

From $2,398 pp

The Lares Valley Trek offers a combination of stunning scenery, traditional cultures and legendary Machu Picchu. The trek will take you through stunning Mountain scenery, over high passes, near traditional Peruvian Villages and ends with a magical visit of Machu Picchu.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Lima
  • Transfer Lima Airport - Hotel
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Lima
  • Half Day City Tour
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Lima - Cusco
  • Transfer Hotel - Lima Airport
  • Transfer Cusco Airport - Hotel
  • Cusco City Tour & Ruins
Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Lares Trail
  • Cusco - Huaca Casi Pass - Lares Hot Springs – Huacawasi
Lares Trail - Tented Camp
Full Board
Day 5
Lares Trail
  • Huacawasi - Ipsay Pass - Patacancha
Lares Trail - Tented Camp
Full Board
Day 6
Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)
  • Patacancha - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
El Mapi - Superior Deluxe
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Cusco
  • Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Cusco - Lima
  • Transfer Hotel - Cusco Airport
  • Half Day Larco Museum - Lima Airport Transfer

Day 1
Lima

Welcome to Lima International Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your local Travelous representative who be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores - Superior Room

Day 2
Lima

Enjoy a tour of colonial and modern Lima as you visit diverse touristic sites. Your day begins with a visit to Main Square where the Government Palace is located. After exploring this area, an unforgettable visit to Lima's splendid Colonial Cathedral will follow. The Cathedral contains 14 stunning side chapels as well as the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador of Peru. The tour continues with a visit to San Francisco Church and Monastery which display the finest examples of high Spanish Baroque dating back to 1629. The complex was built over underground catacombs, which were used as cemeteries during colonial times.

A visit to the residential areas of San Isidro, with attractive city parks such as El Olivar, as well as a visit to Miraflores, a modern district with lush gardens, bustling avenues, chic cafes and restaurants will culminate the tour. Return transfer back to hotel provided.

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores - Superior Room

Day 3
Lima - Cusco

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking escort to Lima airport.

Upon arrival at the Cusco Airport, transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to your hotel.

In the early afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Cusco city and its surrounding ruins. This captivating city tour begins with a visit to Cusco's Main Square, known in Inca times as "Huyacaypata" or "The Warrior"s Square." This was the location of key political and cultural events in Cusco's history. The next stop is the great Cathedral, which was built between 1560 and 1664 with large stones of red granite taken from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Next, tour the gold-plated Korikancha Temple, the most important temple dedicated to sun worship. Afterwards, continue to the ruins above Cusco: Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco - Superior Room

Day 4
Lares Trail

We will leave Cusco towards Lares at around 5:00am by bus. During this trip we will pass several archaeological sites and handcraft markets in the Sacred Valley. In the province of Calca (2940m/9646f) we will head for the Huaca Casi Pass (4400m/14436f) and then descend to Lares Hot Springs (3200m/ 10499f). Here we will have some time to relax in the pools of between 28 and 36 degrees C/ 82 and 97 degrees F. Following lunch we will continue our journey towards Huacawasi (3600m/11811f), where our first campsite is situated.

Climate: cool
Transport time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Day 5
Lares Trail

The second day is possibly one of the most scenic. After breakfast we will start a 4 hour hike up to the Ipsay Pass (4400m/14436f). Up there we will visit some rural families that live from traditional agriculture and textiles.Afterwards we will head down to the village of Patacancha (3650m/11975f), where we will find our campsite.

Climate: cool
Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Day 6
Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)

The third day is spectacular: we will visit several communities and indigenous towns such as Willoq (3400m/11156f), Pumamarca (3200m/10499f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m/9350f), the latter is considered to be the last citadel of the Incas, constructed according to Incan architecture. From Ollantaytambo we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m/6726f), where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: approx. 6 hours

El Mapi - Superior Deluxe

Day 7
Cusco

We will leave our hotel at 5:30am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00am. After a guided tour around the archaeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train in the afternoon. Until then you will have time to have lunch in one of the local restaurants or visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a little bit.
Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: 2 hours

Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco - Superior Room

Day 8
Cusco - Lima

Transfer in private vehicle with full assitance to the Cusco airport .

A private guide will greet you at Lima airport and your final tour of Lima will begin upon arrival.

The guide will accompany you on a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. The Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries that provide an excellent overview of 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Museum features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Larco is one of the few museums in the world where visitors may enter the storage area with its 45.000 classified archaeological objects. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art.

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance at Lima Airport. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Peru.

Peru is a country of exceptional natural beauty, with a wide range of places and activities available. Every city, whether on the coast, the mountains or the jungle, offers visitors a wide range of individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes. Peru is also known as the land of the Incas, an incredible civilization that learned how to tame its geography and live in harmony with the rivers, the Sun, the rain, the ocean, the mountains and the cold dryness of the Andes, adapting to their surroundings and surviving thanks to Mother Earth's gifts. Travel back in time to ancient civilizations and share the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people.

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Strategically located in the heart of Miraflores, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores provides all the facilities and services of a first class hotel with a contemporary design and an unmistakable local style. Features include an exquisite contemporary art collection, along with valuable colonial antiques that decorate the rooms and common areas. The hotel has 148 rooms distributed among 18 floors. Facilities offered include fitness Center, sauna, swimming pool, event rooms, corporate facilities, internet center, Wi-Fi available, ATM, parking and valet parking.

The Superior room offers one Queen, one King, or two Full Size beds as well as a desk or breakfast table. Some of the many amenities the room offers include soundproof windows, air conditioning, heat, and flat LCD TV screens.

Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco

Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco is located in a beautiful eighteenth century mansion. Its majestic colonial patios invite you to live an authentic Cusco experience, in a space full of beauty and history. It is located just 4 blocks away from Cusco"s main square, an ideal location for exploring the delights of the Imperial city.

The Superior Room offers one King or two Full Size beds as well as a desk or breakfast table. Some of the many amenities the room offers include a coffee kit, heat, and LCD TV screens.

Tented Camp

The Lares Trail includes:
High quality camping equipment (professional Doite Tents, extra light/4.5kgs for 2 people, sleeping matt,sleeping bag, eating tent with table and chairs, and bathroom tent)
Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/Option vegetarian)
Cook and cooking equipment
Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg)
Emergency horse (minimum 2 people)
First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

El Mapi

Step into the contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the hustle and bustle of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes), where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and glimpse a peculiar perspective. Discover an efficient, lively and people-friendly atmosphere; you are welcomed along with other guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru"s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.

Superior Deluxe Rooms offer panoramic windows and blackout curtains, twin/king size beds, tight-focus reading light, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, direct TV, safe-box, telephone, bedside table, armchair, reading lamp and full size mirror.

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