Lares Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

Phisical Demand:

Medium

Tour Code:

LARE05MAP/RAIN

Duration:

4 Days

Start In:

Cusco

Ends In:

Cusco main square

5/5

Tour Activities:

Group type:

Tour Attractions:

Accommodation:

Camping site

Meals:

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Trip Advisor or Viator Price = $610USD

With $490 USD

Lares Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

This less-known trek starts from the Sacred Valley of the Incas to enter a route where incredible mountainous landscapes, glacier lagoons, cloud forests of the valley and authentic Quechua textile communities to the town of Lares, where you can end the walk relaxing in its famous hot springs. . From Lares, we headed to Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu on day 4 of the program.

IDay 01: CUSCO – LARES – QUISHUARANI

Rise early in the morning. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive through the Sacred Valley, deviating in the town of Calca to go to the town of Lares, the trip lasts around 3 hours, once we get to the town we go up to the hot springs where we can relax and enjoy these beautiful outdoor hot springs. Lunch is provided here. Our bus awaits us during this time and then we continue our journey for about 20 minutes to the beginning of the trail known as PASCANA. From here we start our trek to Quishaurani. Here we meet our rider and pack the horses. The walk will take us around 2.5 hours. When we arrive, our camp will be ready for us. In the free time we have we can meet some of the local "peasants" and see some weaving techniques. This is a beautiful day full of beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to visit various Andean villages. (Lunch dinner)

Day 02: QUISHUARANI – CANCHA CANCHA

This morning we leave early as this will be our longest day on the trail. We will walk approx. Today 7 hours with lunch break at noon. We begin our ascent to the highest point of the trek, Paso Pachacutec (4,450m). From the pass, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Lake Pachacutec and the snow-capped peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray, and Chicon. Then the road continues downhill for about 2.5 hours to the town of Cancha Cancha, where we have our camp waiting for us. Today you have the opportunity to see a large amount of wildlife, fauna and flora. (Breakfast lunch dinner)

Day 03: CANCHA CANCHA – HUARAN – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

After a delicious breakfast, we begin our easy hike today. We will walk downhill for approx. 5 hours of walking to the town of Huaran. From there we take local transportation to the town of Ollantaytambo - a beautiful well-preserved Andean town. Depending on the time of your train, you will have some time to explore before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. (Breakfast lunch dinner)

Day 04: MACHU PICCHU! – CUSCO

Wake up early (before 05:30 am), have breakfast and then leave our luggage at the hotel, and we can either walk or take the early Up tourist bus (optional) to Machu Picchu, of course with an English speaking guide, usually us use to get to Machu Picchu at 6:00 am, so from this moment we can visit Machu Picchu, of course, at this time Machu Picchu is quite empty and we will have the best opportunity to enjoy the beauty and magic from Machu Picchu, because at this time it is quiet.A guided tour of approximately 2:30 hours, and then you will have a “happy hour time”, to explore the entire site by yourself for approximately 3 hours and there is also time to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (check availability) and get the best view of Machu Picchu takes 1:40 minutes round trip, or option to go to the temple of the moon that is behind the Huayna Picchu mountain.

Then we suggest that after visiting Machu Picchu, take the bus to Aguas Calientes no later than 4:00 p.m. (assuming the train leaves at 6:20 p.m. Train). Buses run every 15 minutes. Check with the guide for actual times. Arriving in the city of Cusco at 9:00 p.m. approx, there we will provide transfer to your hostel, end of services.
-Lunch can be taken in the town of Aguas Calientes before taking the tourist train back to Cusco.

03 nights accommodation

Round-trip airport transfer

Local English-Spanish speaking guide

Breakfast (3) Dinner (3) Lunch (3)

Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve

Motorized boat

Rubber boots

First aid kit

Rubber boots

Snacks

Drinks bought at the bar

Gratuities

Domestic Flights

Transportation from/to Cusco

Extra snacks and drinks

Do I need a visa to travel to Peru? The following countries do not require a tourist visa from Peru to enter: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia. Check with the Peruvian Embassy in your country to find out more detailed travel requirements. Is it customary to tip in Peru? It is a good way to show appreciation for the excellent service. You can budget $ 5 – $ 10 / day for your guide and $ 2-5 / day for your driver. How is internet access in Peru? High-speed Internet access is available in most hotels and cybercafes in major cities. Do not hesitate to ask us before booking if Internet access is a priority for you. While I am in Peru can I use my cell phone? First, you must have a GSM phone that has a chip (triple or quad band that uses the 850 or 1900 MHz band). Then you need a plan that allows international roaming Roaming is very expensive, please check with your operator before traveling to choose a better option. Do I need power adapters? Peru has 220 volts, 60 cycles of electricity, so 110 volt devices may require a converter (check the input voltage on each device). Don’t forget a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter if you have 3-pin devices. How are the bathrooms in Peru? In large cities and hotels, toilets are washable. However, in some of the most remote areas, especially when hiking through the Andes, you are likely to also find squatting baths. You should always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer just in case. How much will it cost for a …? (In USD) Short bus trip: 50 cents. 1 hour of Internet in a cyber café: $ 1.00 Beer bottle: $ 3.00 Street food / snack: $ 2.00 Lunch in a popular restaurant per person: $ 5.00 Dinner at a popular restaurant per person: $ 8- $ 12. Can I drink the water in Peru? You should not drink tap water in Peru. You can use the water to shower, wash your hands and wash the dishes with a strong antibacterial soap as long as you let them dry completely before using them. We recommend not brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink bottled water How will I pay in Peru? Do I need to change my money? Credit cards are generally accepted in restaurants and hotels in major cities such as Lima Arequipa and Cusco. In the Amazon, the Andes and other rural areas, you may not find an ATM or stores that accept dollars, be sure to change part of your money before leaving the city. Most small stalls where you can buy food and souvenirs only accept cash. Do I need to buy travel insurance before going to Peru? You should definitely! Buy travel insurance before going on vacation.

If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations.

What Time Does This Tour Depart From Cusco And Arrive Back In? The tour stars at 5.00 am on the 1st day and it last at 7.30 pm on the 4th day What To Bring For This 4 Days Lares Tour? Lares trek tour Essential list excursion Your Passport You’ll of course need your passport to get into Peru, but you’ll also need your passport when you start the visit for your identification. Proper Hiking Attire The temperature will vary quite a lot during the day and at night, and the heat of your own body will increase during intense walks and will fall while you relax. You need clothes that can handle all these situations. You should bring long-sleeved shirts, and also a light jacket. You should also have some clothes for cold weather at night, including gloves and scarves, especially if you are designing your Lares Trail packing list for the coldest months of the year. Proper Footwear/ Walking sticks Whether you choose to wear hiking boots or a hybrid of footwear / hiking boots, make absolutely sure that they are waterproof The boots provide more support for the ankles while the shoes are significantly lighter. Make sure that everything you are wearing fits well and that it is somewhat worn, since the blisters on a five-day walk are nothing fun. Walking sticks it helps a lot in the walk and to keep the balance better, in Cusco you can rent for an economical price Other Waterproof Goods A poncho or a rain jacket, as well as some plastic bags to separate your wet clothes from the dry ones, are essential for your Lares Trail packing list. Sleeping Bag We recommend a bag of four seasons, regardless of the time of the year in which you will visit Peru. Toiletries toothbrush/toothpaste sunblock chap-stick toilet paper deodorant soap Sandals Even if you don’t end up bathing/swimming, it can be useful to relax and allow your feet to breathe a little at night. Water Bottles/Snacks you’re more than likely to find yourself thirsty or with some hunger pangs as you trek throughout the day. These will help to keep you going until it’s time to stop for a meal. Flashlight (torch) This item is easy to forget but is a necessity for navigating around your campsite after dark. Simply put, it’s a must for any trekking packing list. First-Aid Kit/Personal Medications Basic medications for stomach problems and the like as well as any medications that you specifically need to take should also of course not be forgotten. Batteries, Memory Cards Whatever else You’ll Need for Your Electronic Goods. Cash You’ll pass a few small, locally-run stores over the course of the trail It also comes in handy if you decide to tip your guides/muleteers, cooks.

Currencies accepted: S/. Sol $/. Dollar Vaccinations: There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel. For HEPATITIS B Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel. For RABIES Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel. For YELLOW FEVER Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel. Electricity: Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items. What is including: The cost includes Admission tickets for city tour, cathedral an koricancha, train tickets from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, from Aguas Calientes to Cusco, bus ticket up and down to Machupicchu, admission tickets to machupicchu, guide, transfer to and from your hotel. The price does not include: Hotels and tips.

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