Lares Trek & Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

Day 01: Cusco – Calca – Lares Hot Springs – Wacawasi

You leave Cusco early in the morning by private bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving in the Lares Hot Springs and spend the morning soaking in the medicinal hot springs, after lunch you have a two hour trek to your campsite. Overnight/ Camp. (L-D)

Day 02: Wacawasi – Epsaycocha

Continuing up through the valley, you arrive to the community of Wacawasi. People here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru. Here, you can observe their skills and brilliant techniques in the fabrication of ponchos and other garments. Passing the village, you begin climbing up to Condor Pass at 4100 meters above sea level. From here, you can catch a stunning view of Mount Veronica (5750 meters above sea level) Descending gently for about one hour, you come to the beautiful Epsaycocha Lake, your last campsite. Overnight / Camp. (B-L-D)

Day 03: Epsaycocha – Patacancha – Huylloc – Pumamarka – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Today your trail leads downhill to an overlook facing a wide valley. Descending into the valley, you arrive to the community of Huylloc where you have lunch, from here it takes two hours to arrive to Pumamarka where you will enjoy the Inca terraces, finally you arrive to Ollantaytambo. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archaeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and bird species. From here you take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in a comfortable hostel. (B-L-D)

Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

After an early breakfast, you will trek up the hill to Machu Picchu, from here you begin your guided visit of the Sanctuary. Then, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to enjoy the town before you return to Ollantaytambo station by train and transfer to Cusco. (B)

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Train to Machu Picchu

Train to Machu Picchu

Most people visiting Machu Picchu tend to go by train. As the train is the only “public” transport that actually reaches Aguas Calientes, it...

About Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

About Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka) is a hiking trail in Peru that terminates at Machu...

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