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Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

Veru Voyage is a Peruvian travel agency focused on crafting bespoke itineraries to small groups, with the best Peru has to offer.

Every trip is a unique experience. We want you to enjoy new experiences, try it all, and learn along the way. We want to bring you closer to our world, the culture, to the people and their way of living.

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$4,614

AUD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - CITY TOUR LIMA
    • Entry/Admission - City Tour Cusco
    • Entry/Admission - Moray
    • Entry/Admission - Lares Trek
    • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
    What's excluded :
    • National Flights

  • Day 1: LIMA

    Stop At: Lima, Lima, Lima Region
    Evening arrival to Lima and transfer to Villa Barranco located in the bohemian and artists neighbourhood of Barranco. This old Republican house has been lovingly restored into a charming boutique hotel and each room offers unique features. Located in the heart of Barranco, you are well situated to explore the nearby art galleries, the pretty Bridge of Sighs and dine at a selection of local restaurants.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Villa Barranco

    Day 2: LIMA

    Stop At: CITY TOUR LIMA, PUEBLO LIBRE - LIMA LIMA, Pueblo Libre LIMA 21, Peru
    Explore the key highlights of Lima on this half day tour. In colonial downtown Lima, visit the Plaza de Armas (main square) and main historic buildings such as the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the convent of Santo Domingo which you can ascend for a fantastic view of the city.

    Continue to modern San Isidro and the Larco Museum. Situated in pretty flower lined gardens this museum houses an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art. At Cafe Larco, try lucuma mousse made from native fruit.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Villa Barranco

    Day 3: LIMA - CUSCO

    Stop At: City Tour Cusco, Avenida Huascar 222 3er piso 305 oficina 2, Cusco 08000, Peru
    Morning flight to the Inca capital of Cusco, nestled in the Peru mountains. The next few nights will be spent at the colonial Antigua Casona in San Blas, surrounded by cobbled streets bursting with colourful locals wearing indigenous dress. Check out the local cafes for great Peruvian coffee and local snacks.

    With your local guide, explore the highlights of the city starting at Qoricancha, Temple of the Sun. Learn about the intact architecture and the smaller temples dedicated to the moon and stars. Impressive Sacsayhuaman is an imposing fortess overlooking the city and the site is home to inquisitive alpacas. In the same area, visit the sites of Puka Pukara, Q'enqo and Tambo Machay known as the Temple of Water.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Casona San Blas

    Day 4: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

    Stop At: Moray Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Maras 08655 Peru
    Stretch your legs on this gentle day hike incorporating two of the valley's key sites. Drive from Cusco to the agricultutal terraces at Moray. These unique, grand circular terraces were created in natural depressions for the cultivation of various vegetables, allowing the Incas to grow a wide variety of produce in a small area.

    From Moray hike a rural path to the salt mines at Maras with a stop for lunch. At Maras, each individual salt pan is fed by spring water saturated by salt and then allowed to dry in the strong sun.
    Continue downhill to the valley floor and the meandering Urubamba River before returning to Cusco.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Casona San Blas

    Day 5: LARES TREK

    Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
    Depart Cusco early for the Lares Valley, a spectacular region of the Peru mountains. As you drive out of the city, the imposing mountains of the Sacred Valley surround you. En-route to Lares town, stop at the town of Calca and its bustling local market then in Lares, take a soothing dip in the hot springs to warm your muscles before the trek.

    After a hearty lunch, this afternoons trek will be approximately 4 hours and includes a stop at Wacawasi community where the locals wear colourful traditional clothing. The campsite for this evening is about 40 minutes from Wacawasi (huacahuasi??) at an elevation of 3880 metres.

    Total trekking distance
    Total trekking time – approx 4 hours
    Start elevation – 3260m
    End elevation – 3880m

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Comfortable camping

    Day 6: Lares Trek

    Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
    Wake up to freshly brewed coffee surrounded by spectacular views and hopefully an amazing sunrise. This morning you will trek uphill for around 3 hours to the highest pass on the trail, Ipsaykassa, at 4450m. Slow and steady is the aim - why rush when you are trekking in such a beutiful region surrounded by llamas, alpacas and quaint stone houses?

    From Ipsaykassa pass, hike for around 30 minutes to Ipsaycocha lake for lunch. The afternoon trail is Andean flat, a combination of gradual ascents and descents for around 2.5 hours to the local village of Patacancha. Descend the trail further to the campsite for the evening located at 3700m where at this community, you can meet a local family and perhaps try the local delicacy of guinea pig!

    Total trekking distance
    Total trekking time – approx 6.5 hours
    Start elevation – 3880m (max elevation 4450m)
    End elevation - 3700m

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Comfortable camping

    Day 7: Lares Trek

    Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
    After a hearty breakfast, drive around 40 minutes to the village of Pallata to start the trek to Pumamarca ruins. Explore the ruins before continuing to hike for around 3 hours along an old Inca Trail to reach traditional Inca terraces. Continue downhill to the town of Ollantaytambo for lunch and check into your hotel for the night, the charming Pakaritampu hotel situated in beautiful gardens and ideally located for the train station.

    In the afternoon, you can choose to rest in preperation for the next days hike or visit the nearby fortress located overlooking the town. There is also the option for a short hike (approx 1 hour) to the Inca Colcas (storehouses).

    Total trekking distance
    Total trekking time – approx 4 hours
    Start elevation - 3700m
    End elevation - 2790m

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Pakaritampu

    Day 8: SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
    Early morning departure by train from Ollantaytambo to KM104, the start point of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The 1.5 hour journey takes you through the valley, flanked on each side by dramatic steep sided mountains.

    Once clearing formalities at the check point, the first ruins visited are Chachabamba at 2170m, one of the last shelters used by the Incas before Machu Picchu. The trail continues uphill for around 2-3 hours, surrounded by flora and fauna in this cloud forest region. Admire the spectacular waterfall before reaching Winay Wayna, named after an orchid and meaning 'Forever Young' in the local indigenous language, Quechua. The experimental terraces of the site were used to grow crops and here you will enjoy lunch.

    After lunch, the trail continues for around 1.5 hours until you reach Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) at 2720m for that first spectacular view of Machu Picchu. From this viewpoint, the immense size of the site will take your breath away, a true ancient city. Walk downhill to the citadel and admire the gradeur.

    Overnight in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes.

    Total trekking distance
    Total trekking time
    Start elevation - 2170m
    End elevation – 2430m

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Inkaterra El Mapi

    Day 9: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    With your guide return by bus (approx 25 minutes) to the citadel for a full guided tour. You may choose to climb Huaya Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, however please note an extra permit is required, please ask for more details.

    Explore the key areas including the Inca Palace, Temple of the Sun, main plaza and Intiwatna whilst immersing yourself in this spiritual, magical place. For lunch, Veru Voyage recommends Indio Feliz in Aguas Calientes town before embarking the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and transfer to Cusco.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Casona San Blas

    Day 10: DEPART CUSCO

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Transfer to Cusco airport for your departure flight.

    Ask us about options to continue your adventure in the Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca or onwards to La Paz in Bolivia.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/23/2020 - 11/2/2021
    Monday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Tuesday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Wednesday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Thursday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Friday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Saturday:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Sunday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Veru Voyage

Activity ID: V-211986P6

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