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The Lares Trek

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco/Ollantaytambo 
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar). (1B, 1L)

Day 3 Lares Trek 
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 4 Lares Trek 
Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 5 Lares Trek/Aguas Calientes 
Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs. (1B, 1L)

Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cusco 
Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco. (1B)

Day 7 Cusco 
Depart at any time. (1B)
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All This Included
There’s more than one way to earn your Peru hiking stripes. On the Lares Trek, you’ll get three days of trekking through the mountains around the Sacred Valley, passing by remote communities, farms, and friendly faces. Forget just taking in the view – there’s a bunch of perspective waiting for you at a G Adventures-supported pottery community and a weaving co-op. And, since you’re this close already, we’ll get to you to Machu Picchu with a scenic train ride.
  • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Cuncani Community Campsite, Cuncani
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Guided Lares trek hike with cooks and porters (3 days)
  • Aguas Calientes stay
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (2 nts).
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • Transportation: Train, private van, hiking.
  • G Representative in Cusco, specialist trekking CEO on hike.
Highlights
  • Soak in the views and culture of the Sacred Valley
  • Learn about traditional ways of life and visit local markets
  • Conquer the Lares trek and visit Machu Picchu.
Accommodations
Hotels (4 nts)
Camping (2 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12
  • Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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