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Lares Trek

Triunfo Street 392 Office: 203 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, 0051, Peru
+51 84 635157
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Ranked #4 of 18 activities in Sacred Valley
Type: Trails
Owner description: The Lares Trek route transverses typical beautiful, pristine Peruvian Andean mountain areas. This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker... more » Owner description: The Lares Trek route transverses typical beautiful, pristine Peruvian Andean mountain areas. This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into the real lives of the Andean farmer, dressed in their traditional brightly colored ponchos. You’ll have the opportunity to see thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. « less
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We booked the 4 day/3 night Lares Trek to Machu Picchu and can honestly say we were blown away. Quechuas Expeditions was recommended to us by a friend. They are very well organized and well run. Our tour guide, Walter, was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. He fostered an environment in which we were eager to learn about the history... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are actually several Lares trails,-all I think pretty similar and all apparently a bit higher but also somewhat shorter than the Inca Trail and less crowded.The two night, three day trek I took with G Adventures was perfectly organized and breathtakingly beautiful, and we only saw one other group.In fact, Lares is often noted for the chance to go... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We just completed the 4 Day Lares Valley trek to Machupicchu and the whole experience was second to none, it was really an authentic life-changing experience. Our guide Wilber, a local from the sacred valley made the experience even better, he showed as his home as it is and we could visit and interact with the villagers and honestly we... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Breathtaking scenery all the way, the Lares trek is an excellent alternative to the Inca trail. We hiked with G adventures and thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day 2 night hike. We met only one other group of hikers, so really felt like we had the trail to ourselves. The scenery reallly is stunnning, particularly on day two (the real challenge)... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We just completed the challenging but incredible Lares Trek thru G Adventures. My good friend (52) and I (53) joined a collection of 9 younger hikers from Norway, Sweden, Finland, England and Canada for this incredible experience. In addition to hiking to a reported elevation of 4800 meters, we encountered numerous Andean llama/alpaca familiies who are living the way they... More

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Drummondville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I believe we had a successful and enjoyable trip with Quechuas Expeditions Organization we felt very secure that all aspects of the trip would be prepared. The tents were set up on time, Lunch, Hostel, Train and tickets. Food Charlie prepared excellent meals that were varied, hot, plentiful, He was attentive with details, such as morning team and decorative plates.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great trek, well looked after. Excellent food considering how remote we were. No complaints. Amazing photo opportunities. Visits in 2011.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was in Cusco during February which is when the Inca Trail is closed and the Lares Trek is offered as an alternative. I booked mine through Chimu Adventures although i met people who booked when they arrived in Cusco. This was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life and i recommend it. I have not done the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We took a holiday with Apus Peru in Sept 2013. it was very well organized and all the hotels were wonderful with loads of character. The guides we had were all great, very knowledgable and fun to be around. We did the Lares Trek which was a lovely route and we got to meet some local people. I would highly... More

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We booked the 4 day trip through a travel agency in Cusco and met our guide Lorenzo as a result. We started the trek in the village of Lares where we visited the hot springs. We finished in Ollantaytambo where we got the train to Aguas Caliente to visit Machu Picchu. The route is not as busy as other treks... More

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