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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs

  • No planning necessary on this ambitious Lares trek with Machu Picchu tour
  • Most meals provided, as well as all overnight accommodations
  • All camping and personal equipment carried by horses and mules
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs
From US$625.00
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs
From US$625.00
Leave the logistics and planning to experts on this 3-night guided trek of Peru's rugged Lares trail, ending in a guided Machu Picchu tour. Trekking this region independently can be daunting, and booking a guided tour ensures your safety and comfort along the way, with porters and mules to carry belongings and a chef. Visit the Andean village of Cancha Cancha, see pristine alpine scenery, and camp under the stars.
What to Expect

Begin your tour with pickup at your Cusco hotel. Depart for Pumahuanca, where your belongings are loaded on horses or mules and the trail starts. Trek for about four hours to the remote village of Cancha Cancha, where you spend the night.

On the second day, follow your guide through Pachacutec Pass for views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray. Stop for lunch at a quarry overlooking nearby glacial lakes, and head for the village of Quisuarani, where you camp for the night.

Day three takes you to the town of Lares for lunch and a soak in the hot springs. You then take a bus bound for Ollantaytambo. After free time and dinner, catch a train for Aguas Calientes for a night in a  hotel.

The last day includes an early breakfast and a bus to Machu Picchu for a guided tour.

Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
great time during lares trek

I did the Lares Trek with SAM Travel Peru and had a really good time. Beautiful landscape, nice staff, great food. I am used to organise everything myself when camping, this is a company and it's their job, of course, but it felt very luxurious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iwanuschka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved it so much, wish I was back there now! :(

Incredibly impressed with Sam Travel Peru! <3 <3 <3 and wishing I was right back there again!!!  I pay attention to detail and love that it was truly an experience from beginning to end. I am trepidatious when I travel and do things that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nv333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing trek at an affordable price

From the beginning, SAM Travel was professional, prompt, and very helpful. We did the 4D/3N Lares Trek. Transportation: We had flight changes due to weather, and SAM was very flexible with our new arrival time. Even when we had a train break, causing us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michellelk303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
4 Day Trek Machupicchu

I had an amazing time on the 4 day trek to Machupicchu! Marcelino was a terrific guide providing historic insights along the way while also sharing many laughs. This was the best way to experience Machupicchu!

Thank kulmaniii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Life Altering Trip

Wow! This was a truly amazing experience. Our guide, Franklin, was knowledgeable, attentive, funny and inspiring. The trek took us through the Andes where no vehicle can pass. The food was five star, the staff was joyful and I could not have imagined a more...More

Thank yoborden
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14 April 2018|
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Response from Cary H | Reviewed this property |
On the traditional trek part of the Sacred Valley is done on the first day before you begin trekking. Then you head up to about 4000 meters. We did a whole two days in Cusco before we started the trek so we were able to do... More