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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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Beautiful and well organised with Sam travel Peru

My family of 4 organised a Lares trek with San Travel Peru. Unfortunately 2 of us were unwell and not able to complete the hardest part of the trek (day 2). We were so happy with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family of 4 organised a Lares trek with San Travel Peru. Unfortunately 2 of us were unwell and not able to complete the hardest part of the trek (day 2). We were so happy with how Sam a Travel Peru managed this. The remainder of the trek was reorganised into a less challenging option that was more achievable and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I did this trek with SAM travel. Saul was very organized and responded to e-mails quickly. My tour guide Elvis was spectacular I booked this trek in advance and unfortunately I was ill the first two days. Elvis was patient and never rushed me, he walked with me behind the others and was very encouraging and informative. The food was... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did the Lares Trek because it was too late to get a permit for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Although the Lares Trek does not take you through the Sun Gate and right into Machu Picchu, it has it's benefits over the Inca Trail. Much more serene, much less people. We rarely saw other people other than our... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lares Valley is unique because it has a special microclimate, the people are very friendly, and have special wisdom in textileria inherited from their Inca ancestors, here too much can be learned about organic farming, the 1000 varieties of potatoes, quinoa, corn. The trek leads to incredible places with magical landscapes, mountains, lakes of turquoise color, condors, alpacas herds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went with a company called Sam Peru Travel, because of the good reviews. They did not disappoint! The horsemen, chef and our guide worked so hard, I don't know how they do it! Great company, our guide was Ronnie, who was great! The trek was amazing, we didn't see another traveller till we got to macchu picchu! It was... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I booked this trek because I wanted to not only to trek but also to meet some of the indigenous people en-route. The trek was quite challenging but really rewarding. We bought gifts for the children we met and visited the home of a old lady. There were guinea pigs running loose in the room! The trek was well organised.... More 

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

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