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Lares Trek

Peru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This was the Maoist amazing experience. My husband and I we the only ones in the tour. We spent 4 days on a trek culminating in Machupichu. It is a better trek than inca trail because you get to see communities travel through Andes as well as visit ruins. It involves trekking up to 4600m above sea level. Very challenging... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We left it too late to get inca trail tickets but this is a great option. The route is very remote, we only saw a couple of other groups, and you get to see stunning scenery. One of the best bits was seeing local people as they live and getting to speak to them (with the help of our guide!).... More

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Lares Trek is an alternative to the classic inka trail to Macchu Picchu, and it is really rewarding. Don't tell anyone but there is hardly another soul (tourist) to be seen, and the landscape is awesome. and there isn't the thousands of steps like the classic trail. it's rocky, hard and tiring. wonderful! Big downside (like everywhere in Peru... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This 4d/3n trek was a great option to really feel like you're trekking through the Andes without being surrounded by a horde of tourists along the way (unlike the traditional Inca Trail). Beautiful scenery surrounded us every morning when we woke up and we experienced and were informed about the local way of life! Such a worthwhile experience overall! My... 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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Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
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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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