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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.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Where do I even begin!!! SAM Travel Peru is an incredible travel company run by an incredible group of hard working, dedicated professionals. I took the 4 day Lares Trek during May of 2017 and I was absolutely blown away. I am a solo traveling...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile
Top tour company

Very good food throughout the entire time. Catered awesome food for vegetarians. The tour guide was great spoke fantastic English but better Spanish (Mr William Wallace) the porters were great and worked very hard. We had a very slow female hike with us but William...More

Thank AussieLad1
Reviewed 7 January 2018
Wonderful, Awesome, Fantastic! Custom Cusco - Lares - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca Trip

We booked a custom tour through Sam Travel. Our tour included a Cusco day, the Lares Trek, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. I cannot say enough about how amazing this trip was and most of that is because of Sam Travel. They took care of...More

1  Thank Cary H
Reviewed 7 December 2017
Could not have asked for a better experience!

OUTSTANDING! This trip was truly unforgettable. Our guide, Julian, made the experience fun and interesting by explaining what was around us and telling us the history of the area. Our chefs and horsemen were incredibly hard workers and really took care of us. It also...More

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 1 December 2017
A brilliant experience - Lares 4D3N & Machu Picchu

This was a brilliant and unforgettable trip. Grober our guide was absolutely superb, as were the chefs and horsemen. The food was of outstanding quality, with more than enough to keep us fueled for the trek. The views and scenery on the Lares trek are...More

Thank 12345Dan12345
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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