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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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Excellent trek

Had such a good time. Saw some beautiful landscapes, climbed to 4800m which wasn't the easiest but well worth it. The valleys, lagoons, local people and Inca sites we visited were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were 5 family members and had a private tour. We slept for two nights in tents which our rangers build up in different places. The route is challenging but theres is enough of time to reach the different check points. Dueing the day, the weather was mostly sunny and warm but at night temperatures reached minus degrees so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had such a good time. Saw some beautiful landscapes, climbed to 4800m which wasn't the easiest but well worth it. The valleys, lagoons, local people and Inca sites we visited were all excellent. Our guide, Angelo, was amazing. Very entertaining and motivating but most of all he was incredibly knowledgeable about Peru, the Incas, archeology, nature etc. He made the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited this area in June 2015 and traveled with Mountain Lodges of Peru. Everything was seamless from beginning to end. We felt very well taken care of—always a nice thing in another country. The lodges are very nice and comfortable, food delicious, and guides and support staff just great. Raul was our guide and he was just wonderful. His... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My boyfriend Lucas and I chose to explore the mountains and trails through the most challenging Trek we have ever done until our destination: The great Machu Picchu. Discovering the most amazing glaciers, mountains, plains, valleys, and beautiful scenery for two days, we climbed through the Sacred Valley with our group of 10. As a consistent and experienced hiker, I... 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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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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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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