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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs

  • No planning necessary on this ambitious Lares trek with Machu Picchu tour
  • Most meals provided, as well as all overnight accommodations
  • All camping and personal equipment carried by horses and mules
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs
Leave the logistics and planning to experts on this 3-night guided trek of Peru's rugged Lares trail, ending in a guided Machu Picchu tour. Trekking this region independently can be daunting, and booking a guided tour ensures your safety and comfort along the way, with porters and mules to carry belongings and a chef. Visit the Andean village of Cancha Cancha, see pristine alpine scenery, and camp under the stars.
What to Expect

Begin your tour with pickup at your Cusco hotel. Depart for Pumahuanca, where your belongings are loaded on horses or mules and the trail starts. Trek for about four hours to the remote village of Cancha Cancha, where you spend the night.

On the second day, follow your guide through Pachacutec Pass for views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray. Stop for lunch at a quarry overlooking nearby glacial lakes, and head for the village of Quisuarani, where you camp for the night.

Day three takes you to the town of Lares for lunch and a soak in the hot springs. You then take a bus bound for Ollantaytambo. After free time and dinner, catch a train for Aguas Calientes for a night in a  hotel.

The last day includes an early breakfast and a bus to Machu Picchu for a guided tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent, life-changing experience

My son and I hiked Lares with Wilbur as our guide. With every step, the views were more and more breathtaking. The porters carried our gear and we only had our day packs to worry about. The food was out of this world. They prepared...More

Thank Iamkay
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile
Exclusive and exceptional experience!

Traveling with the amazing Sam Travel team in the Andes mountains has been an incredible and exceptional experience! The Lares trail brings you to the heart of the Andes highlands surrounded by outstanding sceneries where you discover the beautiful Queschuan culture (not even mentioning the...More

Thank Mila_Str
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Unforgettable 3D/2N Lares Trek

We went on the 3D/2N Lares Trek in early June of 2018. We did not sign up for a private trek, but it turned out my fiance and I were the only 2 people booked for the trip. I would recommend a private tour if...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile
Lares trek plus 1 day Inca to Machu Picchu

My family of 4 (kids 11 & 14) just returned from the most amazing adventure with Sam Travel Peru! We were in good hands with Marcelino as our guide. The snowstorm during our most difficult hike proved that! We were spoiled by our chef, Julian,...More

Thank Augusta B
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Lares Trek

The whole experience has been amazing! Starting with Manuel (tour operator) who has been professional and able to change plans according to the conditions of the trekkers, and on top of that he took care sinceriously of the trekkers with small and big touches ,...More

Thank Stefano A
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14 April 2018|
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Response from Cary H | Reviewed this property |
On the traditional trek part of the Sacred Valley is done on the first day before you begin trekking. Then you head up to about 4000 meters. We did a whole two days in Cusco before we started the trek so we were able to do... More