LARES LLAMA TREK & MACHU PICCHU 8D

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LARES LLAMA TREK & MACHU PICCHU
8 DAYS

Lima arrival-Fly to Cusco-Lares Llama trek-Machu Picchu-Cusco-Fly to Lima and connect your international flight

Overview

Highlights

  • This journey combines beautiful sceneries of the Andes and the lifestyle of the local people in the highlands.
  • Experience a grand cultural experience en route by watching a traditional weaving demonstration using natural dyes by a local family.
  • You will be accompanied by our professional guide, during the hike. The campsites have all the details; trained waiters will serve your delicious meals and drinks.
  • After a day of hiking enjoy a hot shower in the shower tent. Our cook will prepare the tastiest beef, poultry, fish or other, fresh vegetables, potatoes, grains and more.
  • You will be served by the waiter at the dining table set with a linen tablecloth, stainless steel flatware, dishes and glassware out in nature or in the dining tent.
  • Sleep every night in comfort on a Thermarest 2.5-inch-thick, with a feather comforter or sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, in a spacious tall tent with standing room. Feel heavenly while being pampered during this trek.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days Destinations The Experience Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Lima them fly to Cusco In the afternoon Inca city tour Hotel
Day 2 Sacred Valley Full day Sacred Valley Hotel
Day 3 Start of the Lares Trek Discover the last royal descendants of the Incas with his typical clothes, ancestral wear. Campsite
Day 4 Second day of the Lares Trek Surrounded by snow-peaked mountains, glacial lakes, waterfalls and the surrounding valleys Campsite
Day 5 Third day of Lares Trek Meet the people from Cuncani Community the last refuge of the Royal Panakas Campsite
Day 6 Fourth day of Lares Trek Passing small agricultural communities and flowers such as begonias and orchids. Enjoy the hot springs of Lares Hotel
Day 7 Machu Picchu Visit Machu Picchu and make a tour over the citadel and then enjoy a scenic train ride back to the Sacred Valley transfer to Cusco Hotel
Day 8 Cusco End of the service, transfer airport drop off

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Day 1 Arrive in Lima
Arrive in the Lima airport and our staff will be waiting at the airport exit gate with a sign with your name and take you to connect to a one-hour flight to Cusco. In Cusco your guide will wait for you and take the private bus to the hotel in Cusco and rest in the morning.
Relax and have an early lunch. In the afternoon, our guide will meet you in your hotel to start the fabulous Inca city tour. We will visit the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and admire the art and structure. Then off to the Qoricancha Sun Temple once a favorite of the Incas. From here we will go to the San Pedro market where you will see the locals shopping for Andean grains, vegetables, fruits, natural plant medicines and more. Then we drive above the city of Cusco for a visit of the impressive Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo a place for rituals and Tambomachay the Inca baths. Return to your hotel and relax.

Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast included

Day 2 Full Day Sacred Valley Private Tour
This morning at 8:00am our guide will meet you in your hotel and set off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take in the fabulous views along the way of the surrounding mountains, villages, and the flowing Urubamba River. We arrive into the colonial town of Pisac and continue to the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisac (2972mt/9751ft), with many agricultural terraces, visit the top of the ruins and see the many tombs carved out of cliffs. After a fabulous time, we will drive down to the town of Pisac and enjoy the colorful artisan market with many stalls selling many handicrafts. Later we will drive to Urubamba to have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we continue to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792mt/9160ft) built by the Incas. You will see the quaint town with many water canals running along the homes. Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall, the Intihuatana and the Banos de la Princesa (Princess Baths). We continue to Chinchero for a visit of the ruins if you are still up to it. Continue to Cusco arriving around 7pm.

Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 3: Start the trek from Huaran to Cancha Cancha
Your guide will meet you in your hotel early in the morning to board your private transport for approximately 2 hours to Huaran (2,840mt/9,317ft), a small village in the Sacred Valley. We will meet our horsemen with llamas and horses to begin our trek full of adventure and culture. This hike begins with a gentle climb to the Village of Cancha Cancha (3,940mt/12,925ft) where you will see herds of alpacas and llamas, farmers tilling the land, and crops of potatoes and corn. The locals of this village wear their typical colorful ancestral wear. A nice spot will be chosen to have lunch prepared by our chef and assistant. After lunch we will continue hiking taking in spectacular vistas. It will take about 5 hours to reach the picturesque village of the same name where we will set up camp for the night. At the campsite enjoy a hot shower in the shower tent. Then relax with a professional soothing massage from our masseuse. Afterwards, unwind with a drink of your choice, wine, champagne, beer, brandy or a Pisco while our chef prepares your mouth watering dinner and dessert. Rest and sleep under the stars in style and comfort.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Duration: 4 hours – Distance: 6Km/4m approx.

Day 4: Cancha Cancha – Pachacutec Pass – Quiswarani
Early in the morning the waiter will wake you with a hot tea or coffee brought to your sleeping tent. Then have a delicious energizing breakfast served at the dining tent consisting of quinoa and oat meal cereals, fresh fruit, fruit drinks, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs or an omelet, pancakes, French toast, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and more. After breakfast we leave the campsite and begin a steep ascent to the Pachacutec Pass (4,700m/15,416ft), the highest point of the trek. From here, see spectacular views of the snow-peaked mountains of, Colque Cruz, Serijuany, Sawasiray Lagoons and the surrounding valleys. Quench your thirst with Gatorade, bottled water or a glass of beer. After the pass, we continue walking and descend into the next valley to reach the Quiswarani Village (3,900mt/12,790ft) where will spend the night. Along the route, the scenery is breathtaking with glacial lakes and crystal clear waterfalls. This area is also rich in birdlife and you might have the possibility of seeing the Andean ibis, Andean geese and flamingoes amongst others. Unwind by taking a hot shower in the shower tent and then relax while your aching muscles are soothed with a massage using aromatic essential oils. Then toast with your favorite drink and feed your palette with your favorite meal prepared by our chef.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Duration: 7 hours – Distance: 9Km/6m approx.

Day 5: Quiswarani – Huillquijasa – Cuncani
Enjoy your wake up coffee or tea and then have an energizing breakfast of your choice. We will start our hike by ascending for about 3 hours to reach the Huillquijasa Pass (4,440mt/14,560ft), the second highest pass of the trek. The views are impressive and worth the climb! After this, we descend towards the village of Cuncani (3,700mt/12,140ft), passing beautiful turquoise lakes along the way. This was the last refuge of the “Royal Panakas” an Inca sector. At our campsite of Cuncani you will rejuvenate with a hot shower and a massage to help you release tension. Thereafter, you will be served your gourmet meal by the waiter. Toast to another day with your favorite drink. Then sleep comfortably on your cot with mattress, sheets and pillow under the stars in a spacious tent.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Duration: 7 hours – Distance: 9kms/6m approx.

Day 6: Cuncani – Lares (Aguas termales)- Train to Machu Picchu
This morning after your wake-up with a hot beverage and a delicious breakfast we will continue our final stretch of this cultural trek. We will walk down a fertile valley, passing small agricultural communities viewing typical vegetation and high altitude crops, such as beans and potatoes. Along the trail we see native flowers such as begonias and wild orchids. After walking for around 3 hours we arrive in Lares, a large village whose principal attraction is its pleasant hot springs, where we can enjoy a dip. While you are relaxing in the hot springs the chef will be preparing a delicious lunch. After lunch, we board a private bus that will drive us to Ollantaytambo station to take our train to Machu Picchu to spend the night in the Sanctuary lodge near the mysterious Machu Picchu or another luxury hotel in the village.
Hotel of your choice
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7: Machu Picchu Tour and back to Cusco by train
Make sure to eat an early breakfast and check out of the hotel before taking the bus with our guide for 25 minute ride. Arrive and see the magnificent sunrise over the beautiful archeological site of Machu Picchu, weather permitting. Then begin your walking guided tour of the citadel with your guide. Visit the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows, Intihuatana the solar clock which translates to the, Hitching Post of the Sun, Funerary Rock Hut believed to be a place where the Inca nobility were mummified, and the many temples, terraces, and corridors. After a glorious, eye and mind opening visit with your guide enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the mystical grounds feeling the positive energy that abounds the area which has withstood time. Head over to the adjacent entrance of Huayna Picchu to climb a narrow path for about 1.5 hours to catch terrific vistas of the Machu Picchu ruins and the valley below. Thereafter, eat a delicious buffet lunch in the Tinquy Restaurant at the Sanctuary Lodge. If you have chosen, the Hiram Bingham luxury train then you will wait to take the bus with their staff otherwise you will take the bus down to the village with your guide and board the Vistadome train at least 25 minutes before departure. Arrive in the Ollantaytambo train station with your guide where our private transportation is waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included

UPGRADE: to Hiram Bingham Luxury train at an extra cost.
Choose your hotels that are not included: Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or Sumaq Hotel.

Day 8 Fly to Lima
Goodbye Cusco! We leave your hotel with a transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Farewell to Peru to connect to your international flight.

Breakfast included

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Services Included:

  • Accommodation of your choice.
  • Tours and entrances as per program
  • Professional guide, Chef to cook meals, horses to carry the tents, food, cooking equipment, sleeping pad, kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, and all kitchen gear.
  • One staff in charge exclusively to keep the bathroom clean.
  • Llamas and horses to carry your belongings in the duffle bag we provide 12kilos/24 pounds per person. Emergency horse included.
  • In the city you will have your trip coordinator is available 24/7 for any assistance and needs that you may require. She/He will be in care of the details of your trip: Changing money, check in at the different hotels, what activities you can do on your free time, luggage, local and return flight reconfirmation, translating, etc.
  • Eureka Grand Manan tents for overnight, comfortable cots over the ground, sheets, pillow, dinning tent, kitchen tent, portable shower with hot water, towels, biodegrade soap, shampoo, portable chemical biodegradable toilet safe for the environment, massage Tent, essential oils for massage, First-aid kit and oxygen, walkie-talkies, amenities. Top quality Marmot sleeping bags -17C (1.4 F), inflatable thick mattress (therma rest) 2.5 inches, walking sticks and duffel bags.
  • Satellite phone on trail (some minutes free of charge per client)
  • Gourmet Menu to choose before the trek. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, intolerant lactose diets accommodated on request (advance notification required). For other diets, consult your travel specialist before making a reservation.
  • Energy drinks for the trail, Bottled water during the trek. Alcoholic drinks are prohibited, unfortunately since January 2019, the authority that controls the National Park prohibited the transport and consumption of alcoholic drinks on trek.
  • Permits and entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain on fifth day.
  • All in-country transfers as scheduled and upgrade Vistadome class ticket train.
  • Comfortable private vehicles with professional drivers.
  • Day by day itinerary improved by you and your ToursTrekperu travel designer.
  • This itinerary is based in 2 people travelling together in double or twin occupancy.
  • All of our treks are operated by ToursTrekperu, we provide almost all the group equipment that you will need.
  • Trek briefing before departure.
  • All trash produced during the trek returns to Cusco.                                                                                                   

Services NOT Included:

  • Travel and health insurance (highly recommended)
  • International flights, nor local flights within Peru.
  • Meals or other services not listed on the itinerary.
  • Personal items like individual gear, room services, medicines, laundry, telephone calls, airline excess luggage charges, visa fees, vaccinations, etc.
  • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc., shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. If you cannot continue the trek due to physical or health reasons and you would require emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc., will be at passenger’s expense. You will be accompanied by one of our staff members back to Cusco or Machu Picchu. This is why we recommend purchasing travel and health insurance. This is money well invested! Trekperu will help you obtain all the necessary documents for you to file a claim with your insurance company.
  • Tips to the local staff.

Our prices are per person in double occupancy (matrimonial or twin) in US dollars, thus if you want a single room you will need to add a supplement cost.

Occasionally, after coordinating your trip with our travel consultant, there could be slight changes in your itinerary or hotels because you want to spend more time in places that interest you, avoid long distances, have more free time or avoid tourist concentrations. These changes will increase or reduce the final price. It is important to mention that most hotels increase their rates during special holidays but our Travel Consultant will inform you and make other suggestions.

Contact Information:

  • +1-800-566-1305 – Toll-free – (USA/CAN)
  • +51-84-650603 (to Peru).
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  • Live chat
  • Whatsapp  Carlos Ruiz    +51 969168622
  • Whatsapp  Doris Freire   +51 969290203
  • Whatsapp  Henry Apaza  +51 969228980
  •  info@trekperu.com

Accomodation

Hotels in Cusco

   

Hotels in Machupicchu

   

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