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Address: Peru
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$755*
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4 Days, 3 Nights
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$640*
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4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

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Great Tour Company and Trek!

SAM travel was a great company to trek the Andes with! The owner, Saul, is incredibly hard-working and dedicated to growing his company. He puts time and attention into every last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We recently finished the Lares Trek with G adventures. The scenery was breathtaking and food was amazing as were the guides who were very passionate about the people and the environment. It was however extremely cold but the sleeping bags we hired from G Adventures kept us warm. They are an awesome company to deal with who offered immense support... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

SAM travel was a great company to trek the Andes with! The owner, Saul, is incredibly hard-working and dedicated to growing his company. He puts time and attention into every last detail when organizing the treks, which really shows! My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Lares Trek in mid-May and had a fantastic time. Our group was the... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

From what I heard from my friends who took the Inca Trail, the Lares is actually a lot better. It's far more scenic, and you take roads less traveled instead of climbing Inca stairs for days. We hiked from a temperate camp to a blizzard at the summit. It's an experience like nothing I've ever done! The food was great,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great food, great trek had an amazing time! Our porter was really helpful and the scenery was beautiful, great alternative to the Inca Trail

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Newcastle UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Did this Trek as an alternative to the Inca Trail. We were not dissappointed! We found this Trek absolutely stunning and extremely quiet and authentic. Day One: We walked up a gorge, found some real Inca remains that had already been plundered by grave robbers. We ended high up in a valley with many plots of potatoes. Day Two: we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was disappointed when I booked too late to trek the Inca Trail and had to do the Lares Trek instead with G Adventures. However after doing the Lares Trek I am not disappointed at all. The scenery on the Lares Trek is spectacular. I took some amazing photos. We passed through some really remote villages and got to meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We did the 3 day Lares Valley hike starting in Huaran and ending at Lares. We booked through Sun Gate tours and would highly recommend them. We wanted a hike with less people and mountain passes and this trek delivered. In fact, we did not see a single other tourist on the trail during the hike. We did the hike... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were a bit upset we could not get on the very demanded Inca trail and decided in favor of the Lares Trek instead. And there could not have been a better decision! In comparison with the Inca trail, the Lares trek takes you through villages, where you actually get to meet Inca descendants. We bought some pencils, hair pins,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This hike will NOT disappoint. This was a very late booking, so the Inca Trail was fully booked. They are very strict about that. Peru government offers ~200 trekker permits (+ ~300 staff)/day. No more! You must book well in advance. However Lares requires NO permit. After checking out some pictures online and doing a little research we concluded that... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went with Mountain Lodges of Peru on a a trek of Lares Valley. To put things into perspective, I hate hiking but thought that was the only way to see Machu Picchu *this is not true, you can go for the day * Despite the excessive amounts of hiking, I had an AMAZING time. They are true professionals. In... More 

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Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley

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