IDay 01: CUSCO – LARES – WACAHUASI
Transfer from the hotel at 5 am approx. then we will go to the town of Lares on the way we can appreciate the majestic sacred valley with its fertile lands, then we arrive at the small town of calca (2,940 masl) passing through the small villages of Totora and Maucaupata where the inhabitants dress with their typical costumes, and are mostly dedicated to textile, agriculture and livestock.
Finally, after a trip of approx. 4 hours we arrive at Lares (3,200 masl) visit to the thermal baths to take a refreshing bath. After lunch after having contacted our muleteers, we started the hike arriving at our first camp in 4 hours Wacahuasi (3,600 masl) we had a hot drink with snacks - dinner - overnight.
Day 02: WACAHUASI -IPSAYCOCHA – PATACANCHA.
Luego del desayuno empezamos la caminata con destino a nuestro segundo campamento este día empezamos temprano ya que ascenderemos pasando por el abra Ipsay, en el trayecto apreciaremos diferentes comunidades campesinas así también diferentes costumbres y los textiles que ellos mismos tejen para su uso diario. Llegaremos a la laguna de Ipsaycocha lugar donde será el almuerzo, después de una siesta continuaremos hacia la localidad de Patacancha donde pasaremos la segunda noche.
Day 03: PATACANCHA -WILLOQ -OLLANTAYTAMBO.
After breakfast we will continue with our walk to the small town of Willoq, town with original customs, we will also pass through small towns during the course of our walk we will be able to observe the archaeological remains of Q´ochapata and Pumamarca. At approximately 2:00 pm we will arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo, after lunch, we will board the train to Aguas Calientes, dinner on your own, and finally we will spend the last night in a lodging with private bath and hot water.
Day 04: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO.
05.00 am Breakfast, 05.30 am We will leave by bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu to see the sunrise (depending on the weather and disposition of admission tickets), after having the guided tour of approximately 2 hours, you will go down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, Briefly stroll through the town and then board the train back to Cusco, we wait for you in Ollantaytambo or Poroy to take you to your hotel.
Questions & Answers
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.
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.
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.
Useful things to know before you go
- S/. Sol
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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.
- 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 transportation Cusco to Lares, train tickets from Ollantaytambo to aguas calientes, from aguas calentes to Cusco, bus ticket up and down from aguas calientes to Machupicchu, admission ticket to machupicchu, , guides, muleteers, kitchen service, transfer to and from your hotel, equipment camp, meals.
The price does not include: Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day, additional nights of accommodation, sleeping bag, walking sticks, private tents and tips.
Frequently asked questions and advice about traveling to Peru
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.