• inca trail to machupicchu::this trip is terrific option for those who want to experience the beauty and wonder of arriving at machupicchu. on this trek we will find many archaeological sites, cloud forests, waterfalls, an abundant variety of fauna and flora.
  • salkantay to machupicchu::this lovely and varied salkantay trek hike is the soft option from soray since the pass is lower though still a tough 4,750m 15,580ft and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.
  • sacred valley tour::it is a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and many important archaeological sites. you will find the fortress of ollantaytambo, pisac with its inca canal 3km long and chinchero.
  • choquequirao::grandiose and mysterious, this abandoned city has lots of parallels with machu picchu and there are a variety of theories about its function. copesco has partially cleared the site and there remains a lot more to be discovered.
  • manu biosphere reserve::we may encounter an agami heron or a sungrebe and brown cappuchin monkeys are usually feeding on fruits nearby. specially constructed piers that jut out into the lake enable us to look for a family of giant otters that live here.
  • ayahuasca ceremony 5d 4n::These ayahuasca ceremonies combine the great experience of the ayahuasca ceremony plus an amazing jungle tour both of them in special locations one in an original healing center called Capitary which facilities were made to relax you after the ayahua
  • Ayahuasca Preparation Ceremony::Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel, then we visit Belen market to know about natural medicine, drinks and handicrafts in  Pasaje Paquito.  After that we visit the Maniti rescue place  trichechus

lares trek to machupicchu 4d 3n

lares machupicchu

This trek is our cultural trek! There are no ruins enroute but you will be taken back in time traversing through the beautiful Lares Valley. You will pass by many rural farming communities and see how the Andean people still live the way they did 100 years ago! You will see lots of llamas and alpacas and a get a true feel for the Andes! We end our trek in one of the Worlds Wonders, Machupicchu!

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco (3,350m) – Lares (3,100m) – Quishuarani (3,700m).

Early morning rise. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we drive through the Sacred Valley turning off at the town of Calca to head to Lares village – the drive takes around 3 hours. Once we arrive into the town we go up to the Hot Springs where we can relax and enjoy these beautiful outdoor hot springs. Lunch is provided here. Our bus awaits us during this time and we then continue our journey for around 20mins to the start of the trail known as PASCANA. From here we start our hike to Quishaurani. Here we meet up with our horseman and pack the horses. The trek will take us around 2.5hrs. When we arrive our campsite would have been set up for us. In the free time that we have we can meet some of the locals “campesinos” and see some weaving techniques. This is a lovely day filled with great landscapes and the opportunity to visit several Andean villages. (Lunch, Dinner).

lares quishuarani

Day 2: Quishuarani - Cancha Cancha (3,800m).

This morning we depart early as this is going to be our longest day on the trail. We will hike approx. 7 hours today with a midday lunch break. We start our ascent to the highest point of the trek, Pachacutec Pass (4,450m). From the pass you will be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray and Chicon. The path then continues down hill for about 2.5hrs to the village of Cancha Cancha where we have our campsite waiting for us. Today you have a chance to see an abundance of wildlife, fauna and flora. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

lares cancha cancha

Day3: Cancha Cancha – Huaran (2,800m) – Ollantaytambo (2,700m) – Aguas Calientes.

After a delicious breakfast we start our easy hike today. We will walk down hill for approx. 5 hours hiking to the village of Huaran. From there we take local transport to the town of Ollantaytambo – a beautiful well preserved Andean town. Depending on your train time, you will have some time to explore before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. We overnight in a hostal here tonight. You can upgrade if you prefer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

lares huaran

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machupichu.

A very early start after breakfast in order that we can arrive in time for sunrise at Machupicchu. We take the first bus up at 5.30am. There will be a 2 hour fully guided tour around the ruins, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you will have free time to wander around and explore by yourself. In the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco, where you will be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast).

lares machupicchu

IMPORTANT NOTES

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

• Transportation by bus to start of Trek (Private)
• Transportation between Huaran and Ollantaytambo (Local)
• Professional English speaking Guide
• Entrance into Machupicchu
• Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu and return
• 7kg Personal luggage allowance to put on the horses
• Duffles for you luggage
• Spacious tents
• Sleeping mats
• Dining tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs for the group
• Cook and cooking equipment
• Porters and Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
• Meals (except Breakfast on 1st Day and Lunch on Last Day)
• Emergency Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
• Hotel accommodation on the 3rd night of the Trek
• Return transportation in Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco/Ollaytatambo dependent on train availability
• Transfer to your hotel in Cusco

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

• Sleeping Bag - can be hired from our office for $20
• Extra horse in case you want to ride – $60 per horse (from 4 passengers upwards we include an extra horse)
• Breakfast on the 1st Day
• Lunch on the 4th Day
• Extras
• Gratuities

We can depart on any date with a minimum of 2 passengers

PRICES FOR 2010
 
02 passengers $ 550-00 per person
03 passengers $ 520-00 per person
04 passengers $ 480-00 per person
05+ passengers $ 460-00 per person

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