LARES TREK TO
OLLANTAYTAMBO AND THE RUINS OF MACHU PICCHU
The Lares Trek is an off-the-beaten trail that begins near the town of Lares, 40 miles north of Cusco and 35 miles south east of Machu Picchu.
It is a calmer, three day alternate to the Lares Trek to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, no permits necessary. The Lares Valley is one of the most picturesque places in southern Cusco, home of many traditional weavers and farmers. The people of this area cultivate what they will eat and knit what they will wear. The trek is moderately paced with sufficient time to appreciate the marvellous landscapes.
Price per person sharing from $2280.00
Travel Dates: March 2018
Day-1. Lima Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer
to the hotel.
Day-2: Lima - Cuzco (B) Departure to
the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Arrival to Cuzco and transfer to your
hotel for overnight
Day-3. Cuzco Afternoon visit to the main ruins of
Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and
Tambomachay, followed by a city tour of
Day-4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL) Full-day
trip to the Sacred Valley of the Inca and then a visit to Ollantaytambo
Lares Trek to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu starts
Day 5. Cuzco -Lares - Waca Wassi (All meals)
breakfast, depart from Cuzco early in the morning by bus and travel through the
Sacred Valley before arriving to Lares Hot Springs (2 hours) where you will
spend the morning soaking in the medicinal hot springs. After lunch, commence
your two hour trek to your campsite. Dinner and overnight camping
Day 6. Waca Wassi -
Epsaycocha (All meals)
After breakfast, we continue up through the valley before arriving to the
community of Huacawasi. People here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru.
Here you can observe their great skills and brilliant techniques in the
fabrication of ponchos and other garments. Passing the village you will begin
climbing up to Condor Pass, the second pass of the trip at 4300m. From here, you
will get a stunning view of the renowned Mount Veronica (5750m.) Descending
slowly for about one hour, you will come to the beautiful Epsaycocha Lake, and
your last campsite.
Day 7. Epsaycocha -
Patacancha - Huylloc - Aguas Calientes (All meals)
After breakfast, the trail leads downhill with stunning views across a wide
valley. Descending into the valley, you will eventually arrive to the community
of Huylloc in time for lunch. From here it takes about two hours to arrive to
Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces, before arriving to Ollantaytambo.
Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this
ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in
the world. This is the perfect place to appreciate the vast archaeological
remains and a wide variety of flowers and birds species. Take the train to Aguas
Calientes and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 8. Machu Picchu -
Cuzco (Breakfast) Board the bus
for the short ride up to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel.
Shortly after, enjoy a
guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world.
Built by the Inca Pachacutec and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful
precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There
are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most
popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle
inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses,
temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and
steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used
for agriculture. Return to Cuzco via the train and to your hotel.
Day 9: Cuzco - Lima
After breakfast, transfer
to the airport for the return flight to Lima and transfer to your hotel.
Day 10: Lima (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer
to the airport for your flight home.
End of the services
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person sharing and are subject to change until paid in full.
Price per person sharing in three star hotels :
OUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Accommodation in double
rooms at selected hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast
All transfers, tours and
excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides
All meals and equipment on
the Lares Trek (excluding sleeping bags)
All meals as per itinerary
Flight tickets: Lima -
Cuzco - Lima
Ollantaytambo -Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cuzco in expedition class
All entrance fees
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International air tickets
and associated taxes.
Meals not specified on the
All domestic flights
require a US$6.00 charge (airport tax), payable at the airport.
International departure tax
of about $24.00
Personal expenses such as
telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
Insurance against theft,
loss, illness and/or accident.
Tips, baggage porterage and
other extras not specified.
Tour must be paid in full at time of booking and is subject to availability
Price applies to a minimum of two people per person sharing
Price applies to tours undertaken during