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Machu Picchu Perú

Cusco and Lares Trek 8D

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Trip Overview

We are a 100% Peruvian agency specialized in small groups with experienced guides for all our trekking tours to Machu Picchu, and we have the best prices of the market because we do not subcontract, we are a direct tour operator. Guarantee a magical and headache-free trip with our team.

Tour plan

Day 1: Arrive to Cusco and Transfer to your Hotel
Day 2:
 Archaeological City Tour Cusco
Day 3: Sacred Valley, Incariy Museun and Ollantaytambo
Day 4:  Lares Trek, Thermal Baths – Cultural Immersion in Quishuarani – Blue Lagoon Camp
Day 5:  Lares Trek,Conquer the Condor or Pachatuq Pass – Accopata – Cancha Cancha Village
Day 6: Lares Trek, Weaving Process – Pachamanca Food – Fundo Huran – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Day 7: Visit to Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco
Day 8: Transfer Out to the Airport

Included

  • 4 nights at hotel and 3 nights of camping
  • Tour guide for all excursions
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportation for the tours.
  • All the camping equipment for the Trek

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Cusco and Transfer to your Hotel

At the given time of your arrival, our representatives will be at the airport in Cusco, waiting to transfer you to the hotel and help you to check in and provide you with the necessary information about restaurants, currency exchange, etc. After this,  you have the morning free to acclimatize.

Day 2City Tour in the Afternoon

In the afternoon at 13:00 hours, we will start the archaeological City Tour of Cusco, in this tour we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco,  it houses a large collection of architectural works of Spanish Baroque style.

Then, we will visit the Temple of Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, where the Spaniards built the Church of Santo Domingo over one of the most important Inca Sacred enclosures.

After this, we’ll leave the city to go to four archaeological sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, where the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) the most popular celebration of Cusco, is recreated every June 24th, then we will visit Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Pukapukara (famous Inca Baths).

The tour ends at approximately 6:30 pm.

Day 3Sacred Valley, Inkari Museum and Cusco

At 08:00 h in the morning, is the departure from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, we´ll go along the famous Vilcanota River, better known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop to have explanations from our guide about the Inca sites and to observe the landscape.

The first archaeological site to visit is Pisac, with its huge Inca terraces for agriculture, the extensive constructions over the valley such as temples, houses, altars, etc., and then we go ahead to the traditional market (only on market days), there you will have some free time to interact with local artisans, or to buy handmade souvenirs and handycraft in general.

Then we continue to the Inkary Museum, where you will learn about the amazing history of the most important cultures of Peru, here you can appreciate life-size models and mannequins of pre-Inca cultures such as: Caral, Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Mochica, Lambayeque and Chimu. Then we visit this Inkary museun just with private gropus, but in shared service we go directly to Urubamba for lunch.

After lunch, we head to Ollantaytambo, well known as the Museum town , the Inca city with remarkable canals, stone streets, where the Inca architecture is still preserved. We visit the incredible temples with huge blocks.

Finally, we will to Cusco, and then prepare for the next day Hike.

Day 4Lares trek, thermal baths – Cultural Immersion in Quishuarani – Blue Lagoon Camp

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel a 5 am. We will then embark on a 3-hour drive to the Hot Spring of Lares. Along the way, we will be making a brief stop in Calca in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here you can buy some last-minute items and snacks.

At Lares, we will have free time to enjoy the hot springs that are divided into different pools ranging from cold to hot water. Later we will be serving our first breakfast of the Lares Trek prepared by our local Andean chef.

We will then drive for another 40 minutes to Quishuarani (3300m/10827ft). This is the trailhead of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. Our tour guide will be introducing you to our support crew. After a short briefing, we will begin the trek with cultural immersion.

We will stop at a local family’s home, where you can witness traditional dances, and also learn about their farming techniques, including harvesting potatoes. They will also show you how they build their traditional houses.

Next we will enjoy a lunch served by the local family, and after a rest, we will begin our three hour hike to the first campsite on the bank of a lagoon. It will be a gradual ascent.

When we arrive at the camp, our chef will serve us coca tea, chocolates or coffee, and finally we will have the Andean dinner.

This hike will take you through mountainous Andean farms, where you will see alpacas and llamas. We will also pass waterfalls that come down from the mountains.

Day 5Lares trek, Conquer the Condor or Pachatuq Pass - Accopata - Cancha Cancha Village

We will be waking you up to a cup of freshly brewed infusion or Peruvian Coffee. After relishing a typical breakfast, we will begin hiking for four hours, up the hill through the Lares Valley.

This section of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is somewhat challenging as we will be hiking to the highest point of Lares Trek, Condor Pass or Pachacutec Pass (4680m/15350ft).

On this Lares Trek hike, you will see stunning views of highland lagoons, dotted with snow-capped peaks.

At the summit of the pass, you will have free time to enjoy the panoramic view of the valley and the snow-capped mountains, enjoying a coca tea served by our chef. at the same time our guide will explain the meaning of the Apus (mountains), which are Andean deities.
Afterwards, we will descend for an hour and a half, accompanied by breathtaking views, to the community of Accopata, where we will have lunch. After lunch we will descend for another two hours through the valley to the last camp of the Lares Trail, the community of Cancha Cancha, where farmers grow only potatoes.

After or before dinner, depending on the weather, our guide will explain the importance of the Andean constellations for agriculture for the Andean man, and at the same time will show you the constellations in the sky.

day 6Lares Trek, Weaving Process - Pachamanca Food - Fundo Huran - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

After enjoying a typical breakfast, we will be visiting a local family house. They will demonstrate their skills in spinning and weaving. You can also buy some items as souvenirs if you wish.

We will then commence our last descent to Huaran. It is a four hours hike along the valley beside the river. You will get to see different Llamas and Alpacas along the way. We will also be passing through potatoes and fava beans farms. The farmers will be happy to demonstrate their farming skills here.

Once in Huaran, our chef will serve a traditional local meal called Pachamanca for lunch. Pachamanca is a traditional Andean meal baked with the aid of hot stones. The earthen oven is called Huatia.

After lunch, we will bid goodbye to our support team. We will then begin our trip in our private transport to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This was the former administrative capital of the Incas.

Ollantaytambo is also a “living Inca town”. Here you will witness the advancement of the Inca’s town planning and our guide will be giving you a tour.

After having an Andean meal for dinner here, we will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes town where we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room for the night.

Day 7Visit to Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

After enjoying a typical breakfast, we will be visiting a local family house. They will demonstrate their skills in spinning and weaving. You can also buy some items as souvenirs if you wish.

We will then commence our last descent to Huaran. It is a four hours hike along the valley beside the river. You will get to see different Llamas and Alpacas along the way. We will also be passing through potatoes and fava beans farms. The farmers will be happy to demonstrate their farming skills here.

Once in Huaran, our chef will serve a traditional local meal called Pachamanca for lunch. Pachamanca is a traditional Andean meal baked with the aid of hot stones. The earthen oven is called Huatia.

After lunch, we will bid goodbye to our support team. We will then begin our trip in our private transport to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This was the former administrative capital of the Incas.

Ollantaytambo is also a “living Inca town”. Here you will witness the advancement of the Inca’s town planning and our guide will be giving you a tour.

After having an Andean meal for dinner here, we will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes town where we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room for the night.

Day 8Departure Transfer

The team will be at the hotel two hours before the departure of the flight to take you from the hotel to the airport, to go back to Lima.

Here, our service and your visit to the marvelous City of Cusco finishes!

Includes

  • Excursions with Tour Guide • Free walking tour around the city of Cusco (optional)
    • Archaeological City Tour Cusco
    • Sacred Valley of the Incas + Buffet Lunch
    • Guided tour in Machu Picchu Maras,
    • Lares Valley Trek
  • Hotels with breakfast• 04 nights hotel in Cusco
    • 01 hotel night in Aguas Calientes
    • 02 nights of camping
  • Transfers & Transportation • From the airport to the hotel in Cusco.
    • For all the tours from arrival to departure
    • Train ticket in the Expeditions service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, round trip
    • Tourist bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, round trip
    • From Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station to Cusco hotel
    • From the hotel in Cusco to the airport.
  • Tickets• Entrance to the Cathedral of Cusco
    • Entrance to the Inca site of Koricancha
    • Entrance to all the archaeological complexes visited on this tour (BTG)
    • Entrance to the Inkariy Museum
    • Entrance to Lares Trek and to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Camping equipment for the Trek• Double Tents
    • Sponge mats
    • Super chef
    • 3 Breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 Dinner
    • Boiled water
    • Our porters will transport 8 kg of your belongings for that will provide you a duffle bag, also a rain poncho, plus a backpack cover.
  • Medical Kit• Our entire team has been trained in first aid and carries a first aid kit to deal with emergencies.

Not Included

  • Tips for staff Tipping is a common tradition on any kind of tour, although we pay a good salary to all our staff, an extra tip is always welcome for them.
  • Items for Trekking like- Sleeping Bag, for rent $ 20
    - Trekking poles, for rent $ 20
    - Air Mats, for rent $ 20
  • Lunch and dinner that were not mentioned.
  • Travel insurance is not mandatory, but recommended.
  • Domestic or international airfare.
  • VistaDome Train
  • Other type of tours in Machu Picchu (Mountains)

Extras and Upgrades

  • Here are some additional items that you can include in this tour.

    • Vistadome Train for Return: US $ 70 -First class train with panoramic views, windows on roof, typical dance show and on-board service and best accommodation.
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain: US$70 – It is the famous mountain behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It takes 50 minutes to go up and another 40 to come back. You can climb it after you finish the guided tour of Machu Picchu. The entrance to this mountain has an additional cost and needs to be booked in advance.
    • Private tours and excursions. They are ideal for those who wants a more personalized service, where the schedules are arranged according to the client’s requirements.
    • Extensions. If you wish we can extend your trip a few more days, before or after the tour, either in Cusco or to other destinations in Peru, just consult us.

Price

Prices in shared service

Category and room type ↓Hotels Included ↓
Without Hotel
$  …,00 per person
In this price, you will have to book the hotels by your self.

Economic ***
Package price per person in room

Single
$ …,00
Double
$ …,00
Triple
$ …,00
Cusco:
-Rojas Inn, Maytaq Wasin or Similar
Águas Calientes:
-Retama Inn, Hatun Samay or Similar

Tourist ***
Package price per person in room

Single
$ …,00
Double
$ …,00
Triple
$ …,00
Cusco:
-San Agustin Internacional, Tierra Viva Standar or Similar
Águas Calientes:
-Tara Hotel, Waman Inn or Similar

Superior ****
Package price per person in room

Single
$ …,00
Double
$ …,00
Triple
$ …,00
Cusco:
-San Agustin Dorado o Plaza, Casa Andina or Similar
Águas Calientes:
-Casa Andina, Ferre Mapi, Tierra Viva or Similar

Premium ****
Package price per person in room

Single
$ …,00
Double
$ …,00
Triple
$ …,00
Cusco:
-Sonesta Hotel, Xima Hotel or Similar
Águas Calientes:
– Jaya, Hatun Inti or Similar

Luxury *****
Package price per person in room

Single
$
Double

Triple
$
Cusco:
-Marriot, Belmond, Libertador
Águas Calientes:
-Sumaq Hotel, Inka Terra.
  • A group trip means that it is open for other travelers to join in.
  • 100% guaranteed departures. This tour can be done at any time of the year.
  • Prices are per person based on the selected hotel room and in American Dollars.
  • For tours in private service contact us, it has another cost.

Discount:

  • 40 dollars discount for travelers under 17 years old.
  • 40 dollars discount for CAN member countries: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia.
  • Groups, with more than 6 members also have a discount. Please inform us at the time of booking so that we can apply the discount.
How to Book and Pay ?
  • To book, it is necessary to make the initial payment of the requested amount US $ … per person with any credit or debit card, by the way that we will indicate.
  • After the deposit, you will have to send us a passport photos, only with this we will be able to confirm your deposit and booking.
  • If you cancel the tour, all deposits are non-refundable for any reason.
  • The remaining balance must be paid in Cusco before starting your tour with cash.
  • Note: If you are paying the balance with credit or debit card there is an extra charge of 6%.

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