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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Tour

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Cusco - Calca - Lares – Wacahuas

    Stop At: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
    You'll depart Cusco early in the morning and travel to the township of Calca (2,900 meters) in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then you will cross the Sacred Valley and after 2 hours driving you'll get to Lares town, where you will visit the medicinal hot spring and relax until lunch. After this you will begin the trek (approximately 4 hrs. with 30 minutes) with direction to Huacawasi (first campsite) and spend the night.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Patacancha camp site.

    Day 2: Wacawasi – Ipsaycocha Lake - Patacancha

    Stop At: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
    Early morning you'll wake up this day and cross the first high pass of Ipsaycocha, (4,600 meters or 15,456 feet). You'll see spectacular views of Ipsaycocha lake, situated at 4,280 meters above sea level (14380 feet). You'll also see the surrounding valleys and the Andean farmers dressed in their traditional, brightly colored ponchos and head-wear, tending their crops and alpaca, llama herds. Then, you will stop for a well-deserved lunch, close to Ipsaycocha Lake, and then continue on to Patacancha to be welcomed by some children along the way who are back home from school. You will spend the night in Patacancha.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Patacancha camp site

    Day 3: Patacancha - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    You'll have an early morning start today and get to viewpoint that will give you an amazing view of the valley. Take a small break, then continue for two hours to reach Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces. You will finish the route in Ollantaytambo. Later on, you will take the train with direction to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hostel in Aguas Calientes

    Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    You will begin the day very early morning walking up to Machu Picchu citadel for about 1 hour 30 minutes. Then you will begin the guiding tour in Machu Picchu for about two hours. After that you will have free time to explore the amazing Inca city on your own. You could visit the Huayna Picchu mountain (optional), the Inti Punku and the Inca Bridge. Finally, you will end this day returning by train to Ollantaytambo and after that you will take the bus with direction to your Cusco hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    5:00 AM
    4 days
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Pick up from Hotel, Transportation Cusco - Lares
    • Muleteers, mules
    • Tents, mattresses, kitchen & dining tents, doubles tents
    • Cook
    • Professional Guide (English & Spanish)
    • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu
    • Train ticket Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo
    • First aid kit and oxygen tank
    • Private car from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
    • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
    • Sleeping bag
    • Entrance ticket to thermal baths (10 soles)
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu (must be booked in advance)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    My partner and I did the Inka Jungle trek led by John and had a fantastic four days! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his homeland and did his best to accommodate our group in every way possible. I highly recommend!
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    Response from Rumi987, Director General at Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Tour
    Responded Oct 8, 2019
    Thanks for your comment of the Inca Jungle trail to Machu Picchu.
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    We absolutely adored everything about this tour: from the professionality and availablity of the organisers Zeneyda and Luis to the courtesy and knolwdge of our guide Rene' and the amazing food that Santo cooked for us during the 4 days trek. During our adventure we followed a
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    Response from Rumi987, Director General at Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Tour
    Responded May 4, 2019
    For the Inkas Destination team it is very motivating to read their comments, I'll let Rene know and all our team to worked for you , thanks for your comment, that makes our whole workers continue provide the best of them for all visitors who want to make the Lares trek to Machu Picchu Thanks again Zeneyda
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    By: Inkas Destination
    149 reviews
    Amazing guided trip
    We had four amazing days during the jungle Inca tour. Our guide was Luis, he was very friendly and helpful. For me
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    Daniel D
    Had a very nice trail!
    Really enjoyed the 4 days inca jungle trail to MachuPicchu! Our guide Luise knew everything about the history of
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    Amazing trip, better than expected
    In October went on their adventure tour and had an amazing time. The itinerary was well planned out and our guide,
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    San Francisco, California
    Fantastic Adventure and Fantastic Guide
    I'm extremely happy with my decision to book the 4 day multi-sport adventure Inca Jungle Trail tour! Luis
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    Superb service. Short Inca trail
    We booked the short Inca trail + a ticket to the Maccu Picchu mountain. During the reservstion stahe we asked
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    Erik v
    Beautiful trek walking through different climates
    I put myself to the challenge and joined the Salkantay Trek with Incas Destination. I didn't have a lot of
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    Nice biking tour
    After doing a lot of sightseeing by bus I was up for some excersise. I decided to join the biking tour with Inkas
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    Erik v
    Adventure, adrenaline, beautiful landscapes and Machu Picchu!
    I'm really happy with my choice for the Inca Jungle Trail and Inkas Destination. Personally I really like
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    Appleton, Wisconsin
    A great day
    Opted to do a bike trip with Inkas Destination - 2 adults, 2 kids (12,15). Unbelievable scenery - cycling
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    Girish S
    A truly wonderful vacation thanks to Inka’s Destination!
    It isn’t often that one visits a country as a tourist and leaves with a sense of deep connection to that country.
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    Kate K.
    My partner and I did the Inka Jungle trek led by John and had a fantastic four days! He was very knowledgeable and
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    Salkantay trek, the best trek ever
    All tour details was perfectly thought out. well organized. I couldn't imagine a better experience with Inkas
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    Wenonah R
    Amazing Rainbow mountain hike!
    We had a great time trekking up to Rainbow Mountain for our full day tour. We were very well taken care of,
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    Rainbow mountain trek
    We had a wonderful time hiking up to rainbow mountain. Our guide Rene was very knowledgeable and the arrived at
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    Amirtha D
    Lots of fun!
    My guide was John and he was fantastic, very knowledgeable and polite. Solid equipment and tasty lunch. I would
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