Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 7D/6N

Type of Service
Customized Private Tour
Difficulty
Challenging
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Lares Machu Picchu is an alternate tour to the traditional tours to Machu Picchu, in this excursion we will have the opportunity to visit ancient towns, we will also be able to contemplate the high Andean landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. And to end the tour we will have a visit to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Places to visit :

  • City tour cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Inkas
  • Lares Valley treking
  • Huacawasi
  • Machu Picchu
  • Huaynapicchu
  • Aguas Calientes town
From $990 / per person
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Duration 7 Days - 6 Nights
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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Cusco – City Tour Excursion.
  • Day 02: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Day 03: Cusco – Calca – Lares – Wacahuasi (Trekking).
  • Day 04: Wacahuasi – Punta Toro (Trekking).
  • Day 05: Punta Toro – Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Trekking).
  • Day 06: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.
  • Day 07: Cusco – Lima.

ITINERARY TOUR LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

DAY 01.- CUSCO – EXCURSION (CITY TOUR)

On this first day of the tour to Lares and Machu Picchu, our team will be waiting for you at the airport reception to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco,  once at the hotel will have chance to try an aromatic coca-leaf tea for the height of the city, and then you can relax and have lunch before the tour of the city.
1:30 PM City Tour: We will visit the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, the Plaza de Armas, the main streets, the San Pedro Market, we will also visit the 02 ruins near the city, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and finally “Kenko”, at 6:00 pm transfer to the hotel.
Night hotel in Cusco

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DAY 02.- CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

The tour starts in Cusco at 7:30 am, your guide will pick  you up from your hotel lobby in Cusco, then we will travel by our private car to the sacred valley of the inkas for around 45 minutes, on the way we will stop in strategical view points we will be able to see the Sacred Valley and get  into the Inca history, once we arrive to Pisaq we will visit the famous typical  craft market then, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac, where we will see impressive agriculture terraces on the mountain and beautifull inka temples, after exploring we head to the town of Urubamba (one hour drive) we will meet for lunch at a local Andean restaurant. This meal is not included in the tour,  they usually offer buffet lunch (it cost $ 20 USD per person).
After lunch, will drive next to the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we reach Ollantaytambo we will visit the Inka City, and the important area of Incan construction, built during the Inca’s heydays, where descendants of the Incas are still living in the inkas houses.
On the way back to Cusco, we’ll visit the picturesque village of Chinchero where there are the remains of the “Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui”. You will admire its well preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square and visit the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes on the portico, this temple was built on the foundations of an Inca building.Here we can also visit its artisan market and enjoy the demonstration of the natural dyeing of wool and tissues.
Once the visit completed, we’ll return to Cusco, we’ll arrive to the city at approximately 06:30 p.m.
Hotel night in Cusco.

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DAY 03.- CUSCO – CALCA – LARES – WACAHUASI (TREKKING)

Early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel at 05:30 a.m and travel for 1 hour towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will stop at the lookout point to take panoramic photos of the valley and the tour guide will give a brief explanation of the place, then we’ll continue to the village of Calca where we will make a short stop and a visit to the local market where typical local products are sold, then we will take the transport for about 2 hours to the village of Lares (3,100 m.a.s.l. / 10,170 ft.) in this place, we will welcome our road team (chef, carrier) before the walk, we will have the opportunity to go to the medicinal thermal baths of Lares (3,250 masl / 10,662 ft.) and enjoy a relaxing bath, the temperature varies between 28 °C to 34 °C.
Then, we will begin our adventure, walking over Andean flat terrains for about two hours for better acclimatization to the bridge of Vilcabamba where our team awaits us with lunch, after lunch we’ll enjoy a short break and continue for 3 hours to the village Wacahuasi (3,750 masl / 12,303 ft.) during the trek, we’ll find children from nearby villages using their traditional costumes to welcome us, it’s a great opportunity to support and share good times with them. Wacahuasi is the place of our first day of camp, at this camp the night will be colder, we recommend wearing warm clothes for the evenings, then we’ll have teatime ideal for sharing experiences in the day time. Later, we’ll enjoy dinner and finally the night.
Camping night in Wacahuasi.

DAY 04.- WACAHUASI – PUNTA TORO (TREKKING)

This day is one of the most exciting days, after breakfast early in the morning, we’re going to start our trek where we’ll see beautiful lakes, ridges and glaciers; worth mentioning is the longest day and arduous trek. The first section of this old Inca Trail will be for approximately 4 hours to the highest point, during the tour we will have stops to observe native animals of this area such as llamas and alpacas, the inhabitants use these animals for their daily life; the alpaca is used to make their clothing, while the llama is used as cargo transportation. The tour guide will give a brief description of these animals and you will be able to also differentiate. These animals were sacred to the Inca period, sometimes they were sacrificed in honour of their gods. We may also see birds in the area as the Cara Cara a bird of prey.

Upon arrival at “Abra de C’asa Pasa” (4,500 masl / 14,763 ft.) the highest part of the route, we will see the beautiful Lagoon of Cocha Auroray (4,470 masl / 14,665 ft.) and at this point the tour guide will provide more explanations about the place and the customs of the people who inhabit it. After taking the pictures, we’ll start to descend by about 1 hour to the Lagoon Cocha Auroray and there will be waiting for us our team lunch. After enjoying lunch, we’ll continue walking downhill for 4 hours between cloud forests on the road also observe another beautiful Lagoon Cocha Yura until we reach our camp Punto Toro (3,100 masl / 10,170 ft.), arriving at the camp, we could have some rest and share anecdotes of this long and arduous day; to end the day we will have dinner. Overnight in the camp.

Camping night in Punta Toro.

DAY 05.- PUNTA TORO – YANAHUARA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – “AGUAS CALIENTES” (TREKKING)

This day will be the easiest, we’ll get up a bit later and calmly enlist our belongings and have breakfast, then we’ll say goodbye to our team of road and start to descend for 1 hour to the town of Yanahuara (2,850 masl / 9,350 ft.) town that has a mild climate which is a provider of food to the city of Cusco, in this place we will take a transport for 15 minutes to the town of Ollantaytambo (2,850 masl / 9,350 ft.) living Inca town where the architecture is seen as Inca streets narrow. After lunch, we’ll take the train, the trip is about 2 hours to the town of “Aguas Calientes” (2,160 masl / 7,087 ft.) Upon arrival at the village, our tour guide will take you to the hotel where you will be informed about some activities you can do in this time and coordinate the dinner.
Hotel night in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 06.- “AGUAS CALIENTES” – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

This day we will start our Tour to Machu Picchu very early and after breakfast we will go to the station to board the bus, we will make a 30-minute trip to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will have a 2-hour guided tour to see the most important places in Machu Picchu, after the tour you have free time to visit Machu Picchu on your own, you can hike to the Puerta de Sol or the Inka bridge (optional, go up to the mountain of Huayna Picchu has an extra cost of $70 USD per person.

At the appropriate time we will descend from Machu Picchu towards Aguas Calientes, a place where you can have lunch in one of the various restaurants that exist in this town.

In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco (you must show up at the station 30 minutes before the departure of the train), upon arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo, a representative of our company will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco (1 hour and 30 minute trip by car).

Hotel night in Cusco.

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DAY 7.- CUSCO – LIMA

AM desayuno en el hotel
At the appropriate time, pick-up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take our flight back to Lima.
End of our services.

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What’s Included?

It includes

  • Transfers airport – hotel airport.
  • Excursion: City Tour (transport, tour guide and tickets).
  • Excursion: sacred valley (transport, tour guide and entrances).
  • Excursion: Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning hours.
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Lares (starting point of the walk).
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Food 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners.
  • Cook and kitchen equipment.
  • Carrier and horse (who are responsible for loading tents, food and kitchen equipment).
  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Double tents with capacity for 3 people.
  • Tents (matras, chairs), dining tent, kitchen tent.
  • Oxygen balloon and first aid kit.
  • Hotel 01 night in Aguas Calientes.
  • Hotel 03 nights in Cusco.

Not Included

  • Food lunches and dinners (except those of Lares trek).
  • Optional buffet lunch Sacred Valley $ 20.00 USD (at the request of the client).
  • Optional buffet lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes $ 27.00 USD (at the request of the client).
  • Sleeping bag can be rented at our office for the 4 day walk.
  • Air flights Lima – Cusco – Lima (optional extra cost of $ 230.00 USD).
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain ($ 35 USD optional).
  • Entrance to the thermal baths S/.10 soles optional

Recommendations to bring

  • Bring original passport “With expiration date not less than 7 months”
  • Carry a sleeping bag (can be rented at the agency).
  • Carry hiking boots and sandals (very important).
  • Carry trekking poles (can be rented at the agency).
  • Carry coats: layers of varying temperatures, especially at night. Thermal/gloves / scarves: woolen socks / woolen hat for cold nights, shirts for the whole trek.
  • Carry a headlamp (very important).
  • Carry a camera and extra batteries.
  • Carry sunscreen,hat and sunglasses.
  • Carry personal medical kit.
  • Carry insect repellent.
  • Carry rain gear: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
  • Carry toilet paper.
  • Carry a small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and gratuities, souvenirs, etc. (soles or dollars).
  • Carry bathing suit for the hot springs.
  • Carry a water bottle (recommended 1 liter).

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$990 REGULAR PRICE 1100 PER PERSON

(TOURISTIC TRAIN OR  EXPEDITION)

(PRIVATE SERVICE)

“BASED DOUBLE ROOM”

HOTEL CATEGORY 3***

OPTION 2
$1035 REGULAR PRICE 1150 PER PERSON

(VISTADOME FIRST CLASS TRAIN)
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
“BASED ON DOUBLE ROOM”

HOTEL CATEGORY 3 ***

OPTION 3
$1152 REGULAR PRICE 1280 PER PERSON

(VISTADOME FIRST CLASS TRAIN)
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
“BASED ON DOUBLE ROOM”

HOTEL CATEGORY 4 ****

Packing List

ESSENTIAL ITEMS:

  • Passport
  • VALID STUDENT CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good backpack (medium)
  • Water storage or canteen: a water tank such as Camelbaks is recommended, but sufficient for at least 1-2 liters.
  • Comfortable shoes (light with good soles), “waterproof goretex for rainy seasons”.

FOR YOUR BAGGAGE:

On the train there is a limit of 7 to 8 kilograms maximum, we recommend bringing only important things.

  • 2-3 long sleeve shirts
  • 2 pants
  • 3 sets of underwear.
  • 3 sets of socks
  • 1 fleece
  • 1 Raincoat and pants “only for rainy seasons”
  • 1 sun hat
  • Sandals “In case you want to visit the hot springs in the town of Machu Picchu”
  • Small quick-drying towel.
  • Battery charger for your phone and cameras.

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

ITEMS TO TAKE FOR VISIT MACHU PICCHU:

The backpacks can be of any size, but we always recommend the medium, since, inside Machu Picchu, bags of more than 25 liters will not be allowed. If it is larger, you will need to store them outside the gates of the citadel.

  • Water canteen:
  • Sun hat
  • Rain clothes
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and a small plastic bag for waste.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, and tips

Additional Information

Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain

  • To climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, there is a limit of spaces per day, we recommend to request the ticket in advance.
  • Once the tickets for the mountains are exhausted, there are not option to get a new ticket.
  • The cost to climb Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain is $ 35.00 USD per person, it has to  be increased to the total cost of the tour package.
  • People who do the Inca Trail and want to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, they have to make an extra payment of $ 75.00 USD.
  • IMPORTANT: Before request the ticket to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, check availability in the following button.
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  • The hotel reservation is subject to space availability.
  • The cost of the tour packages is based on a double or matrimonial room. For an individual room, an additional payment must be made.
  • We can also organize a travel itinerary according to your requirements and the places you want to visit. These can be with category 3, * 4 *, and 5 * hotels.
  • For more queries and information write to us by email:​machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com

WHY CHOOSE MACHU PICCHU VIAJES PERU?

  • We are a local tour operator based in Cusco with 15 years of experience as a Tour operator 100% Cusquenian Company.
  • We have all the Authorizations and licensed by the Peruvian government as proof that we are an official tour operator.
  • We have the Best Tour guides (Fluent in English and Spanish): We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional, licensed and degrees by the Peruvian government and speak fluent English and Spanish. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about Incan heritage and history.  Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurately and recognized theories in Incan and Andean cultures.
  • Small groups & Personalized and High-quality service (Customized Private Tour), This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons (Departure of tours is 100% guaranteed).
  • We never share services with other companies as most travel agencies do here to Minimize cost
  • We are a Sustainable and eco-friendly tour company, Machu Picchu Viajes Peru has always believed that we should “give back” to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we socially support and employ these communities.
  • We are committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru.
  • Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering to Personalized and High-quality service.
  • We treat our team of porters the best with a HOUSE for them to sleep in and proper equipment, wages, and health insurance for everyone
  • Master Chefs The best in the Cusco region
  • The food provided on our treks is the best( buffet Style and plenty of food)
  • The best Camping Equipment for the Inca Trail and alternative treks (spacious tents 4 season aluminum poles tents, Eating & Cooking tents, Portable table & chairs, comfortable mattresses, and more…)
  • Our tourist transports are exclusively for our services, which are completely reliable, comfortable, safe and with all the necessary authorizations.

“Machu Picchu Viajes Perú” We know how important it is to trust a trustworthy honest operator to create the adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Take a look at our reviews and certificates of excellence in Tripadvisor

What You Will Live in the Tour Cusco, Lares and Machu Picchu 7 Days

  • We immerse ourselves in the Inca culture with the city tour in Cusco, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuman and Qenqo.
  • We will meet the archaeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros.
  • We will enjoy the Lares thermal baths in a de-stressing and relaxing experience.
  • This place is perfect for photographers because you can meet local people and see incredible scenery.
  • We will pass through local communities and see houses with thatched roofs made of stones and surrounded by llamas and alpacas.

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At Machu Picchu Viajes Perú our goal is to create the best possible experience for all our clients. Proof of our effort are our recommendations.

Cameron C
Cameron C
25/04/2023
Lovely trip Absolutely amazing trip with this group... and I suggest Sandro with everything, he was beyond knowledgeable and helpful past where he had to or most would, if you are booking tours in peru for any type of trip use this
Sergio F
Sergio F
20/04/2023
Machu Picchu 2023 El tour con la guía Tatiana estuvo excelente, Tatiana se supo adaptar al grupo, sus explicaciones fueron muy claras y didácticas.Muy recomendable!!
Fabian L
Fabian L
20/04/2023
Hermosa visita. Didactica y amena Muy amable, paciente y didáctica. Una hermosa experiencia. Hermoso paseo.Fuimos con amigos y disfrutamos mucho todas las explicaciones historicas
Mariano L
Mariano L
20/04/2023
60's group-birthday celebration at Machu Picchu We were a group of 7 friend celebrating our 60th's in Cusco. Tatiana, the appointed guide, approached us the day before the visit to brief us about the tour and to align expectations. Tatiana showed a deep knowledge, big patience and a great sense of humor in dealing with 7 big boys. She is the main responsible in makung our visit to Machu Picchu a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Chuangyi L
Chuangyi L
23/03/2023
Meaningful and fantastic experience The tour guide is bravo and patient, and yet knowledgeable. He will answer all the questions related to the local culture if you do that. And the schedule is not tired at all but overall it is satisfying. Great memory and meaningful experience at Peru.
Gordon
Gordon
23/03/2023
Great experience with Sandro Sandro is the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He can explain every question you ask and he is passionate at his work. Gorgeous experience!
Stella Z
Stella Z
17/03/2023
Beichen Zhai This is a very very very gooooood and amazing trip with Domingo and Benjamin. They are professional, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! They care about us everyday . If I have chance to be with my parents come Cusco again I will definitely choose this agency! I really hope that one day we will meet!!!
Regina M
Regina M
14/03/2023
Tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu Contrate con la agencia el tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu y el servicio fue excelente, me brindaron un tour privado y estuvo genial. La atención que me brindaron por WhatsApp fue muy buena resolvieron mis dudas y estuvieron al pendiente de todo.El transporte en excelentes condicones, limpio y el chofer Edwin muy amable.El guía Saul nos brindó una excelente atención e información, nos explico con detalle cada punto del recorrido, aprendimos mucho de los lugares que visitamos.Nos sentimos muy seguras en todo el recorrido.Recomiendo la agencia ya que cumplen con lo que solicitas y ofrecen.
Papla
Papla
10/03/2023
¡Increíble experiencia en el tren! Tuvimos la increíble oportunidad de viajar en el tren Expedition con show de canto y baile en vivo.Nuestro guía Juan Carlos fue muy amable y paciente en Machu picchu.Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Patricia B
Patricia B
23/01/2023
Empresa y guías súper, súper, súper recomendables!!!! Fue una experiencia única!!!! En estos dos días hemos conocido muchísimos restos arqueológicos de la civilización Inca y sobre su historia. Los guías Sandro y Benjamin son dos genios!!!! Todo el tiempo estuvieron a nuestro lado, atentos a nuestros requerimientos y siempre dispuestos a dar un poco más. Nos fuimos con la sensación de haber aprendido muchísimo y de haber conocido a full el Cusco. Son 1000% recomendables!!!!

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