Lares Trek

Overview

A popular alternative to the Inca Trail, and slightly easier than the Salkantay trek, this 4-day trek is guaranteed to please! It ends in Machu Picchu, as per the Inca Trail, with a day at the ruins to enjoy. And along the way, there are great opportunities to interact with the friendly, Andean locals.

TRIP CODE
PETSLAT
DEPARTURE
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DURATION
6 Days
LOCATIONS
Peru

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotel in Cusco. Camping while on trek.
Inclusions

Private bus: Cusco - Lares.

Entrance fees.

Bilingual tour guides.

High-quality camping equipment (2-person dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses).

Cooking equipment.

Mules to carry camping and cooking equipment as well as limited personal belongings. 

All meals while on trek.

Dining tent.

Kitchen tent.

Toilet tent.

1st Aid Kit.

Train tickets: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Cusco.

Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.

Difficulty Rating 4 (High altitude)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Extra mules can be hired to carry excess personal items.

Extra nights of accommodation in Cusco can easily be arranged.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
 
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
 
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
 
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America. 
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
 
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard PETSLAT-STD AUD 1560


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Imperio Machu Picchu Hotel - Machu Picchu
Standard Room
Imperio Machu Picchu Hotel is a three star hotel located in the centre of Machu Picchu (town). With a sophisticated version of the typical rustic style of the area, this beautiful accommodation is perfect for those seeking good amenities and location. Its rooms have down comforters, cable TV, telephone, heating, private bathroom and wireless internet. The hotel offers room service.
 
 Wakapunku Boutique - Cusco
Standard Room
Wakapunku, meaning 'Door to the Sanctuary' in Quechua, is a small 8 room boutique hotel located just two blocks from Cusco's main plaza and only a very short stroll from some of Cusco's top bars and restaurants. This colonial style hotel is a comfortable, tranquil and calm oasis in Cusco providing exceptional service. All rooms have showers and bathrooms with abundant hot water 24 hours a day. They feature comfortable beds and are also equipped with an LED TV, telephone and safety deposit box as well as an iPhone dock. Suite and Balcony Rooms are also available at an additional cost.

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