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7-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Group Service

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    • Day 1: Flight to the Imperial city of the IncasA Valencia Cusco representative will take care of you and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre.  At this stage, either you can enjoy the Inca city and colonial heritage on your own and provide you some tips to eat at some local restaurants.  Or you might want to rest and wait until later on in the evening, when Cusco city shows off its night live. 
    • Day 2: Open day at leisureYou can take the option to tour the beautiful Sacred Valley at an additional cost and visit Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and the Chinchero market. Otherwise, you can explore Cusco on your own and get acclimated to the altitude.
    • Day 3: Time to start our adventure, on the way to Lares ValleyYou'll depart from Cusco early in the morning and travel to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. After 4 hours of driving, arrive at the Quechua community of Patakancha, where people live like their Incan ancestors. An interaction with the community and school will take place, then meet your trekking crew, load your kit, and start your spectacular hike to the Andes.  Lunch and dinner are included on this day.  Comfortable campsite for the night. 
    • Day 4: Huacahuasi - Lares Hot springsAfter breakfast, descend for about three hours until you reach the community of Huacahuasi. Trek for 3-4 hours to the hot springs near the colonial village of Lares, where the campsite has been set up. Take a refreshing bath at the famous hot springs before enjoying dinner and a good sleep in your tent. 
    • Day 5 : Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes!Board a bus will early in the morning for a 2-hour drive to a short trail by the Totora canyon. Rest and have lunch in the Incan town of Ollantaytambo before taking a train to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon. Spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes, and soak in the hot springs if you wish.  
    • Day 6: Machu Picchu in its Glory – big day!After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up at 5:40am for the bus ride up to majestic Machu Picchu. Catch the sunrise and begin your 2-hour walking tour with a guide. After the tour, explore the mysterious city on your own before meeting your guide back in Aguas Calientes to have lunch and to get your train tickets back to your hotel in Cusco.  
    • Day 7: Bye Bye Cusco and Fly to Lima!On your last day (Day 7), you'll have a free day in Cusco before being transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Lima.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cusco Aiport
    Departure Time
    5:00 AM
    Duration
    7 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Pickup from the airport or hotel
    • Hotel accommodations (3-star Casa Andina Cusco classic or similar standard)
    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • Private transportation to the start of the trail
    • Round trip transportation by train to Aguas Calientes
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day
    • Water (only for the first morning, then hot or cold previously boiled water)
    • Dining tent with table and chairs
    • Professional chef
    • Porters to carry personal belongings up to 11 pounds (5 kg)
    • Mules (to carry the camping gear and food)
    • 4-man tent (per 2 people)
    • Foam mattress (carried by the horses)
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First aid kit
    Exclusions
    • Single supplement fee: $212.00
    • Additional nights during the trip due to any flight cancellations
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Travel insurance
    • Sleeping bag (available for rent)
    • Walking stick (available for rent)
    • Entrance ticket to the hot springs (5 USD)
    • First breakfast and last lunch at Aguas Calientes
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Entrance fees for the city tour in Cusco
    • Sacred Valley tour and entrance fees
    • Gratuities (optional, though customary)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • It is recommended that you get a shared 9 Kg porter for your equipment (sleeping bag, mattress and clothing, bring a day-pack to carry your personal items, a bottle of water, a fleece jumper, snacks, camera and sun cream)
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Outstanding service from Valencia Travel before and during our adventure. Excellent guides and crew on the trip. Better than expected. I would use Valencia Travel again -highly recommend.
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