The Lares Trek
One of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world's best known hikes. The four-day Inca Trail trek will reward you with a stunning combination of the region's ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forests. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so you're free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Cuncani Community Campsite, Cuncani. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Guided Lares trek hike with cooks and porters (3 days). Aguas Calientes stay. Machu Picchu guided tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Soak in the views and culture of the Sacred Valley, learn about traditional ways of life and visit local markets, conquer the Lares trek and visit Machu Picchu.
Train, private van, hiking.
Hotels (4 nts), camping (2 nts).
Day 3 Lares Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.
Day 4 Lares Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)
Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.
Day 5 Lares Trek/Aguas Calientes (1B, 1L)
Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.
Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.
Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 7 Cusco (1B)
Depart at any time.