LARES TREK CUSCO PACKAGE

8 Days / 7 Nights

Code: AVP029

 

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

INCLUDED

PRICES / HOTELS

 

Price

 

Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes

 

Departure Gateway

Cusco

Return Gateway

Cusco

Duration

8 Days

Activities

Archaeological, Cultural, Camping, Ecological, Hiking

Highlights

Cusco

Ollantaytambo

Lares Trek

Aguas Calientes

Machu picchu

Departures

Daily Departures

Meals Provided (Noted at the beginning of each day)

(B) Breakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner

Difficulty

Moderate

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

 

• Upon your arrival in Cusco.

• We will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel located in downtown Cusco.

• You will have the remainder of the day to relax or walk around downtown. At 6:30p.m., there will be a briefing about the Inca Trail in your Hotel reception.

• Overnight in Cusco.

 

Day 2: City tour Cusco (B)

 

• Breakfast

• Free morning

• At 2:00p.m., you will start a guided city tour.

• This tour will include a visit to the Cathedral, the Temple of Qoricancha, and the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

• This tour will let you learn about the Inca culture as well as some aspects of the conquest of the Inca’s Empire and the colony. At about 6:00p.m., you will be back at your hotel.

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 3: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo (B) (L)

 

• Breakfast

• At about 8:30a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

• This tour will let you observe an amazing view of the Urubamba River and the valley as well as a visit to the ruins of Pisac and the marketplace of the same name.

• After lunch, we will take you to the Andean town of Ollantaytambo where you will have a guided tour of the incredible Inca ruins of the town.

• Overnight in Ollantaytambo

 

Day 4: Cusco – Lares Town - Huacawasi (About 4 hours of hike) (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• Around 6:15a.m. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel.

• A private transfer will take you to Lares Town where you will have time to relax at the medicinal hot springs of the town.

• An early lunch will be served here. Lares is a typical andean valley located at about 10,170 feet above sea level.

• After lunch you will start your hike towards the andean community of Huacahuasi where you will enjoy dinner and camp. Huacarhuasi is located at about 11,800 feet above sea level.

 

Day 5: Huacawasi – Lake Ipsaycocha (B) (L) (D)

 

• The cook’s assistant will awaken you about 6:00a.m., offering you hot tea.

• Breakfast will be served at about 6:30a.m. And after that a constant hike of about four hours will take you to the highest pass of the trek at about 14,650 feet above sea level. On the way, you will observe small andean communities, llamas and alpacas, small lakes, and views of beautiful nevados and the Mount Veronica which is 18,864 feet (5750 msnm).

• At the pass you will have time to relax and enjoy an amazing view of the beginning of the Lares and Urubamba valleys.

• Next, you will descent for about an hour until you arrive to Lake Ipsaycocha where you will enjoy lunch, dinner and you will spend the night at your tent. Andean Geese are usually seen here. You might start a conversation with a local Andean pastor. If you like astrology, this is a great place to observe the sky fullfil with stars.

 

Day 6: Lake Ipsaycocha – Patacancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (B) (L) (D)

 

• Once again your cook’s assistant will wake you up around 7:00a.m. With a cup of hot tea.

• After breakfast at about 7:30a.m., you will start your hike towards Patacancha. This trek will take about 2 hours.

• Once in Patacancha our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you to Ollantaytambo. Once in Ollantaytambo you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. If time allows, you will be able to visit to impressive ruins of the town (entrance fee is not included).

• Next, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town.

• Once in Aguas Calientes you will be accommodated at the hotel of your choice (included in the package). At about 7:00p.m., your guide will pick you up from there in order for you to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

• Overnight in Aguas Calientes

 

Day 7: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes - Cusco (B)

 

• Breakfast

• Today you will tour Machu Picchu (7875 feet above sea level), either hiking there beginning at 4:30a.m. Or taking a bus at about 6:30a.m.

• Your guided tour of Machu Picchu will last about two hours. After that you will have time to hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain or just wander around.

• In the afternoon, one or two hours before your train departure, you should take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will take the train to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel in Cusco.

 

Day 8: Cusco (B)

 

• Breakfast

• We will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive you to the airport of Cusco.

• Flight Back Home

 

Included

Not Included

Optional Extras

Transfer

Weight allowance: Our porters will carry up to 15 pounds or 7 kilograms of your personal belongings

Brief presentation of the Inca Trail at your Hotel or our office

All transfers mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation in double rooms

3 Nights in Cusco

1 Night in Ollantaytambo

1 Night in Aguas Calientes

Cusco City Tour (Includes a visit to Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PukaPukara and Tambomachay) - Group Service

Guided visit to the Sacred Valley - Group Service

Lares trekl 4 days Group service package

2 nights camping

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Varied snacks on days 1, 2, and 3

Private transportation to head of trail

English/Spanish-speaking professional guide during the Lares Trek

Personal pad (double foam)

Four season tents - 2 people per tent

Cook and cooking equipment

Entrance ticket to Lares Hot Spring

Entrance to Machu Picchu

Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail

Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo departing between 15:20 - 18:45 hours

Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Hotel in Cusco

Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge

First Aid equipment

Entrance ticket to all attractions stated in the Itinerary

Lunch Buffet in the Sacred Valley tour

 

 

International and domestic airfare to and from Peru

Tips and gratuities

Sleeping bag

Travel insurance (Highly recommended)

Breakfasts are included at all hotels. All other meals are not included unless specified in the itinerary

Personal trekking gear

 

Sleeping Bag suitable for -5deg. ($5.00 per day)

Deluxe Sleeping Bag suitable for -10deg. ($7.00 per day)

Walking stick lightweight aluminum ($1.00 per day)

Inflatable mattress (eg. Thermarest) ($5.00 per day)

Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.

Mule - $25.00 per day for carry your backpack 5-10kg of their things

 

Destination / Accommodation

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

Cusco

Amaru Hostal

Eco Inn - San Agustin

Casa Andina Clasic – Aranwa hotel

Monasterio – Casa Andina Private Collection – Novo Hotel

Ollantaytambo

La Casa del Abuelo

El Albergue

El Sauce

Pakaritampu

Aguas Calientes

Wayra Clasic

Casa Andina

Tierra Viva

El Mapi

Single Accommodation Price

 USD 1235.00

USD 1,490.00

USD 1,650.00

USD 1,990.00

Double Accommodation Price

 USD 1090.00

USD 1250.00

U$D 1,380.00

USD 1,580.00

 

 

Note:

 

  • We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes. We will endeavor to confirm final hotel bookings as soon as possible.
  • If the option chosen is sold out, we will book another one of the same category, price, and service previous customer’s approval.
  • If you have a party of 4 or more, please ask for our special prices.
  • All the prices are per person

 

 

 

 

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San Jeronimo, Postal Code: 08000, Cusco - Perú

 

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