EXPRESS INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU AND LARES LLAMA ADVENTURE 8D/7N

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EXPRESS INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
AND LARES LLAMA TREK
8D/7N

Lima-Fly to Cusco-Lares Llama trek-Express inca trail to Machu Picchu-Cusco-Fly to Lima

Overview

 

This fantastic journey combines beautiful scenery in the Andes and the colorful lifestyle of the local people in the highlands. It starts in the ancient Inca capital, of Cusco and veers off towards Lares (3100m/10170ft) in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, traveling through small communities, observing many fields of Andean products, pristine lagoons and mountains. On this fantastic trip we use llamas as pack animals, like back in the days of the Incas. (horses are also used) Crossing the pass (4500m/14,760ft) we continue hiking the amazing Andes catching views of some birds like the powerful Condor or the Andean Cara Cara. Enjoy a soccer game with the local children during our adventure and also pick up some weaving handicrafts. Dip into the Lares hot springs and soak your body. Sleep comfortably in a hotel in Ollantaytambo (All the hotels are included in the program). Hike the short Inca Trail, the best leg of the Inca Trail visiting Wiñay Wayna and admiring the many birds and fauna. Our final visit will be of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu which will leave you mesmerized.

Itinerary at a Glance

DaysDestinationsThe Experience
Day 1Arrival in CuscoEnjoy a day of leisure acclimatizing to the high altitude
Day 2Free day in cuscoOptional: Cusco city tour with ruins, Humantay Lake, Horseback riding in the Sacred Valley, cooking class
Day 3Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha Walking distance: 6km/miles B, L, D includedWe meet our handlers with llamas and horses to beguin the cultural experience
Day 4Cancha Cancha – Pachacuteq Pass (4,700m/15,400ft)- Quiswarani (3,900mt/12,700ft) Walking distance: 9km/6miles B, L, D includedGlacial lakes, waterfalls, birdlife, Andean geese, Andean ibis, flamingoes
Day 5Quiswarani – Cuncani – Lares hot springs – Ollantaytambo Walking distance: 9km/6miles B, L, D includedTurquoise lakes alogn the way enjor the hot springs in the volcanic waters
Day 6Ollantaytambo – Short Inca Trail – Machu Picchu – Aguas calientes Walking distance: 13km/8miles B, BL, D includedPass at the spectacular Phuyupatamarca (town of clouds) them rest in Wiñay Wayna (forever young) ruins.
Day 7Machu Picchu – Train to Ollantaytambo – CuscoHike the legendary Huayna Picchu (OPTIONAL) and make a tour over the citadel and then enjoy a scenic train ride back to Cusco
Day 8Farewell CuscoTransfer to the airport.
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