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$928 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lares Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 7-Day Tour from Cusco

Day 1: Flight to the Imperial city of the Incas A Valencia Cusco representative will take care of you and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre.  At this stage, either you can enjoy the Inca city and colonial heritage on your own and provide you some tips to eat at some local restaurants.  Or you might want to rest and wait until later on in the evening, when Cusco city shows off its night live.  Day 2: Open day at leisure You can take the option to tour the beautiful Sacred Valley at an additional cost and visit Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and the Chinchero market. Otherwise, you can explore Cusco on your own and get acclimated to the altitude. Day 3: Time to start our adventure, on the way to Lares Valley You'll depart from Cusco early in the morning and travel to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. After 4 hours of driving, arrive at the Quechua community of Patakancha, where people live like their Incan ancestors. An interaction with the community and school will take place, then meet your trekking crew, load your kit, and start your spectacular hike to the Andes.  Lunch and dinner are included on this day.  Comfortable campsite for the night.  Day 4: Huacahuasi - Lares Hot springs After breakfast, descend for about three hours until you reach the community of Huacahuasi. Trek for 3-4 hours to the hot springs near the colonial village of Lares, where the campsite has been set up. Take a refreshing bath at the famous hot springs before enjoying dinner and a good sleep in your tent.  Day 5 : Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes! Board a bus will early in the morning for a 2-hour drive to a short trail by the Totora canyon. Rest and have lunch in the Incan town of Ollantaytambo before taking a train to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon. Spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes, and soak in the hot springs if you wish.   Day 6: Machu Picchu in its Glory – big day! After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up at 5:40am for the bus ride up to majestic Machu Picchu. Catch the sunrise and begin your 2-hour walking tour with a guide. After the tour, explore the mysterious city on your own before meeting your guide back in Aguas Calientes to have lunch and to get your train tickets back to your hotel in Cusco.   Day 7: Bye Bye Cusco and Fly to Lima! On your last day (Day 7), you'll have a free day in Cusco before being transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Lima.

$1925 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Pre-departure briefing: Make your own way to Milhouse Hostel in the city center to attend your mandatory pre-departure briefing at 6:30pm one day prior to your trek.Day 1: Depart Cuzco - Hike from Cachora village to Chiquisca (L-D)Get picked up at your hostel early in the morning and drive to Cachora village. Upon arrival, we will be met by our mule drivers and start hiking along the edge of the Apurímac Canyon. Lunch will be served at Capuliyoc followed by a 2-hour winding descent to Chiquisca ending at our campsite near the Apurimac River.Day 2: Hike from Chiquisca to Choquequirao archaeological site (B-L-D)Have an early breakfast and then start a 1.5-hour downhill hike to Playa Rosalinda followed by an uphill hike leading to Santa Rosa to have lunch. The hike will continue ascending to Marampata village. After a challenging 3-hour trek you'll reach your campsite overlooking the Choquequirao ruins.Day 3: Hike from Choquequirao to Maizal camp (B-L-D)See Choquequirao in the early morning and explore this 'lost Inca city'. Afterwards, you'll hike to Pinchaunuyoc archaeological site. From Pinchiyoc Unu, reach the campsite, Maizal. Day 4: Hike from Maizal camp to Yanama camp (B-L-D)After an early breakfast, you'll ascend toward Paso Victoria. The pass is a good place for a break. After crossing the pass, you'll descend to the village of Yanama for lunch and free time to relax in the afternoon. Day 5: Hike to the Totora community via High Pass (B-L-D)Start hiking to a high pass at and then cross over Yanama pass at with beautiful views of snow-capped Andean peaks. You'll descend to the Totora community to camp.Day 6: Hike to Sayahuaco & Transfer to Santa Teresa town (B-L-D)Continue the descent to the Totora River and stop at Sayahuaco for lunch. After lunch, take a transfer to Santa Teresa town (for the night. Here you can relax in the hot springs before dinner if time allows (own expense).Day 7: Hike from Santa Teresa town to Aguas Calientes (B-L-D)Today, take an easy hike over rolling hills along the Vilcanota River towards the Hydroelectric station for lunch. Another 3-hour hike will bring us to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy dinner.Day 8: Explore Machu Picchu - Return to Cuzco (B)Catch one of the first buses (at 05:30 am) to Machu Picchu. A walking tour of approx. 2-hours is given by your guide and after this you can explore the site by yourself. You'll your guide in Aguas Calientes, which can be reached by bus or on foot, to receive your train tickets for the return trip. Have lunch, take the train to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to Cusco arriving back around 10:30pm. Drop-off at the Plaza San Francisco.

$682 Outdoor Activities

4 Day Lares Trek To Machu Picchu - Private Service

Day 1:CUSCO - PATACANCHA - IPSAYCOCHA LAKE  Cusco - Patacancha - Ipsaycocha Lake (L) (D)Leave Cusco early in the morning towards Ollantaytambo town in the Sacred Valley and Patakancha, a Quechua community. Trek admiring views of alpaca and llama herds grazing along the trail. The scenery is typical of the high Andes with high altitude grass and some polylepis trees. After around 1.5-hours of ascent, the trail flattens and you reach Lake Ipsaycocha, a beautiful small lagoon. Then, you will cross the first high pass of Ipsaycocha at (4,600 meters / 15,456feet). The rest of the hike will be downhill towards the campsite (4,200 meters/13,780 feet) Day 2: HUACAHUASI - LARES HOT SPRINGS Huacahuasi - Lares Hot springs (B) (L) (D)After breakfast, you will descend for about 3 hours to reach the community of Huacahuasi. Then, you'll walk for 2 to 3 more hours to reach the hot springs near the colonial village of Lares at 3,400 meters. You will set up camp here and take a relaxing dip in the warm waters which are famous for their healing powers. Feeling fully refreshed, you will have a dinner and spend the night. Day 3:LARES - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES!  Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (B) (L)(D)A bus will pick you up and take you to the start of the short trail by the Totora canyon. You will hike here for 2 hours. The transportation will be waiting for you to take you further down the valley to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you will rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night at a hotel there. You will rest for the night to be ready for visiting Machu Picchu the next day. Day 4: MACHU PICCHU! Machu PicchuAfter breakfast, take the first bus to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided 2-hour tour of the ruins. Then, you have time to explore the site on your own. You may want to climb up the mountain of Huayna Picchu (meaning Young Peak) at 2,720 meters/8,890feet. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the top. Then, head back to Aguas Calientes (by bus or on foot) and meet your guide to get your train tickets back to Cusco. The earliest train usually leaves at 1pm and the latest train usually leaves about 9pm. You will arrive in Cusco in about four hours with a bus transfer in Ollantaytambo.   ***Very important: A pre-tour briefing is held at our office or your hotel (whichever is preferred) the night before your tour at 6 or 7pm (exact time to be confirmed).

$786 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lares to Machu Picchu 4-Day Trek

Day 1: Cusco - Patacancha - Ipsaycocha Lake (L) (D)Leave Cusco early in the morning towards Ollantaytambo town in the Sacred Valley and Patakancha, a Quechua community. Trek admiring views of alpaca and llama herds grazing along the trail. The scenery is typical of the high Andes with high altitude grass and some polylepis trees. After around 1.5-hours of ascent, the trail flattens and you reach Lake Ipsaycocha, a beautiful small lagoon. Then, you will cross the first high pass of Ipsaycocha at (4,600 meters / 15,456feet). The rest of the hike will be downhill towards the campsite (4,200 meters/13,780 feet)Day 2: Huacahuasi - Lares Hot springs (B) (L) (D)After breakfast, you will descend for about 3 hours to reach the community of Huacahuasi. Then, you'll walk for 2 to 3 more hours to reach the hot springs near the colonial village of Lares at 3,400 meters. You will set up camp here and take a relaxing dip in the warm waters which are famous for their healing powers. Feeling fully refreshed, you will have a dinner and spend the night.Day 3: Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (B) (L)A bus will pick you up and take you to the start of the short trail by the Totora canyon. You will hike here for 2 hours. The transportation will be waiting for you to take you further down the valley to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you will rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night at a hotel there. You will rest for the night to be ready for visiting Machu Picchu the next day. Day 4: Machu PicchuAfter breakfast, take the first bus to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided 2-hour tour of the ruins. Then, you have time to explore the site on your own. You may want to climb up the mountain of Huayna Picchu (meaning Young Peak) at 2,720 meters/8,890feet. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the top. Then, head back to Aguas Calientes (by bus or on foot) and meet your guide to get your train tickets back to Cusco. The earliest train usually leaves at 1pm and the latest train usually leaves about 9pm. You will arrive in Cusco in about four hours with a bus transfer in Ollantaytambo. The train included is the Cerrojo backpacker to Ollantaytambo.

$725 Outdoor Activities

Alternative Inca Trail connection with Lares

DAY 1 : Cusco - Lares - WacahuasiTransfer from the hotel at 5:00 am and then go to the town of Lares in the way we see the majestic Sacred Valley with its fertile lands, then we arrive at the small village of Calca (2940 msl) after ascending through the small villages of Totora and Maucaupata where villagers dressed in traditional costumes , and mostly dedicated to textiles, agriculture and livestock. Finally, after a journey of approx. 4 hours we arrive at Lares (3,200 msl) visit to the hot springs for a refreshing bath . After lunch after contacting our horsemen started the walk arriving at our first camp in 4 hours Wacawasi (3,600 m) .DAY 2 : Wacahuasi - Ipsaycocha - PatacanchaAfter breakfast we started the walk going to our second camp this day started early as we climb through the open Ipsay appreciate the way in different rural communities and also different customs and they weave textiles for everyday use . Arrive at the lagoon where will Ipsaycocha lunch, after a nap continue to the town of Patacancha where we spend the second night.INCA TRAIL DAY 3 : WinaywaynaExpedition Train Ollantaytambo 5am - 8:45 am km 104 Getting off the train at this point, the guide will direct you on foot to the ruins of Chachabamba where the tour will begin. From there the journey will continue and we will pass through a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the ruins of Winay Wayna where the impressive platforms will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering. After lunch we will then continue the walk to Inti Punku (o Puerta del Sol) from where we will have the first sight of Machu Picchu as a beautiful panoramic of the town on the hill. From here we will take the bus to Aguas Caliente where we will spend the night and prepare for the following day up at Machu Picchu.INCA TRAIL DAY 4: Machu PicchuAt 5:30 am we began the trek to Machu Picchu where we will have a guided tour of the different sectors of the archaeological complex tour, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by ancient Peruvians settlers. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu can choose the 2nd group 10:00 a.m. takes about an hour walk but really worth it, the view is breathtaking and the experience will be unforgettable (optional) At a given time must take the bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and board the train back to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco. 

$1250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Choquequirao and Machu Picchu Trek from Cusco, Peru

Starting point: Cusco. Arrival point: Cusco. Activities: Archeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hike. Feel free to ask about other services like hotel, accommodation and other tours. Day 1: Cusco - Chiquisca We will pick you up at 8:00 am in your hostel in the city of Cusco (3350m) then we will take a 3-hour by bus to capuliyoc (2800m) where we will take lunch. Then we will hike 3 hours to chiquisca (1930m) appreciating the beauty of the Apurimac canyon and the snowy Padreyoc  Hiking time 3 hours in warm weather . Day 2: Chiquisca - Choquequirao After breakfast, 2 hours walking down and 5 hours walking up through the apurimac canyon where we gonna see condors flying over us, at the end we gonna camp beside the archaeological city of choquequirao. Day 3: Choquequirao -  Río Blanco We will observe the sunrise over the archaeological complex of Choquequirao or Cradle of Gold in english; then to the ruins of Pinchaunuyoc and from there descend to the deepest part of this mini canyon known as the white River (1900m), place where we will camp. Walking time 6 hours. Day 4: White River-Yanama Early in the morning, we went up to the village of Maizal (3000m), which is the most difficult section, 9 hours walking and one part is inca trail, From there we descend to the community of Yanama (3530m), to locate a nice camp. Day 5: Yanama-Totora pampa 7 hours walking through a wonderful view of the highest mountains, here we can see the salkantay mountain (6260), and many condors flying over us Day 6: Totora - llactapata ruins Enjoy the original inca trail 3 hours walking up to the top of the hill where is the military ruin llactapata and you can see for first time machu picchu Day 7: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes 5 hours walking flat through the coffee plantations, finally enjoy the hot springs and 6 km of zipline in 6 cables with an altitude of 250m and maximum speed of 80 km/h Day 8: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Early in the morning, we will walk 1 hour stairs up to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex (2400m) where we will have the guided tour. The tour is enough pleasant time in an incomparable setting. Get enjoy by the type of architecture and the meaning of Machu Picchu that reaches all the enigma that leaves the sky. Once the visit is over, the client has all the time to reach the top of Huyna Picchu or the Temple of the Moon. And then we met again with the whole group in the town of Aguas Calientes, before taking the train back to the city of Cusco. The weather in Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is warm and humid with mosquitoes.