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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Redondo Beach, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

The Lares Trek was my first and it was stunning, rewarding and made super interesting by our fantastic tour guide Felipe and team from SAS Travel. Our own chefs and horseman performed excellently to make sure food, tents, water was all ready for us upon arrival. We were lucky enough to hike quickly and were able to spend the second... More 

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Newcastle UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of the best experiences I have ever had. Peaceful, educational, beautiful landscapes and well organised. Our guide was Ali, he did an amazing job. All the lodges were very nice. Highly recommended vs. the more crowded Inca trail.

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