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8 days,Lima to Cuzco
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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.

What's Included

  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project and lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village (full-day). 3-day Lares Trek with local guide, cook and porters. Overnight at Planeterra supported community-owned camp. Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek. Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners. (Allow USD120-190 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (5 nts), camping (2 nts).
  • Plane, train, van, hiking.
  • G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist trekking CEO on hike.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12

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Inca Trail & Lares Trek

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Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco (1B)

Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and exploring the city. Optional city tour.

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)

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.

Day 4-6 Lares Trek (4B,3L,2D)

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.

Day 7 Machu Picchu/Cusco

Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Day 8 Cusco (1B)

Depart at any time.

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