Conquer the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Marvel at Sacred Valley scenery, interact with local communities, sample seafood in Lima.
Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time. Along with a visit to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, this trip will reward you with an intriguing combination of mountainscapes and a 3-day Lares trek—a less-travelled but equally rewarding and challenging alternative to the classic Inca Trail. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our support staff and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy a glimpse into the rural communities of the highlands around Cusco.
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Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and exploring the city. Optional city tour.
Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project in a local community. Visit the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village for lunch. Shopping opportunities at a local market.
3-day guided Lares trek to Ollantaytambo, spending the first night at a Planeterra-supported campsite, train to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek.
Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.
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