Start in Cusco and end in Huayna Picchu! With the Trekking & Trekking Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 8 Days / 7 Nights tour, you have an 8 day tour package that will take you through Cusco, Peru and other destinations in Peru. Lares Trek to Machu Picchu includes hotel accommodation, expert guide, meals and more.
Upon arrival in Lima, the tour group will meet you at the scheduled time of your flight and guide you to your hotel. The capital of Peru is a modern metropolis with a long history and is currently undergoing various cultural and economic changes.
In the afternoon, after checking in at the hotel, you will take a brief tour of the city.
Your journey begins with the Magic Water Circuit in Lima, a modern fountain system certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest modern fountain system in the world.
The Circuito Mágico del Agua Tour is located in the exhibition park and attracts crowds throughout the year, it is one of the most popular new attractions for tourists in Lima.
After the tour, head to a restaurant to enjoy a fantastic dinner with show, after which you will be sent back to the hotel for the night, where you can prepare for your flight to Cusco the next day. Overnight in Lima.
After breakfast at the hotel, the transfer will pick you up from the reception to take you to the airport, where you will take your flight to Cusco (Flight not included). The flight must land in Cusco. After landing in the imperial city, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, once the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built over the remains of the Inca Temple of Qoricancha, one of the most important areas dedicated to the worship of the sun. Ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered and filled with gold leaf representations of nature. Later, visit the cathedral, the most impressive monument of the main site of the city. Then go to the hills of Cusco, where the fort of Sacsayhuaman is located; its impressive walls offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Cusco. Night in Cusco
We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30 am. The first stop is the route of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through Pisac (Pisac), the colonial city.
We will find the indigenous and traditional market, where you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs. After exploring the city, we head towards the archaeological remains of Pisac that are beautifully carved in the highest mountains. Then we continue the tour and appreciate the picturesque towns of Calca and Urubamba where we will enjoy a buffet lunch with traditional stews. In the afternoon we will visit the town of Ollantaytambo and the Inca archaeological site of Ollantaytambo which was inhabited 500 years ago and still remains in quite good condition … Returning to Cusco we will pass through Chinchero, one of the most interesting places in the Andes with plateaus of multicolored cultivated fields, the chain of snow-capped peaks of the Valley and a beautiful sunset … We will also visit the colonial church housed in an Inca palace and the site museum appreciating the Andean dress before returning to Cusco, arriving around 7 pm.
We leave at 6:00 am from Cusco by private bus, picking you up at your hotel. We travel through the Sacred Valley to the hot springs of Lares, where we will enjoy a great lunch. Then we begin a two-hour hike to our campsite in Wacawasi (3800 m.a.s.l.) where dinner is served in the evening.
After breakfast, we head to the first activity of the day: observation of alpaca cloth weaving. Then we start our ascent to the Ipsaycocha pass (4200 m.a.s.l.). Here we will enjoy the incredible view of Mount “Veronica” at 5750 m.a.s.l. and recharge energies to continue our hike to Ipsaycocha Lake, where we have lunch. Then we will make the final hike to Patacancha where we will set up our camp and have dinner.
After breakfast, we start walking downhill to Ollantaytambo, on the way we will observe traditional weaving and knitting practices. Then we continue to Wylloq village for a short rest. Then we walk for two hours to Pumamarka ruins and enjoy the Inca terraces. We then depart to Ollantaytambo for lunch and board the Expedition Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. When we arrive in Aguas Calientes, we take you to your hotel and have dinner.
Today we get up early to take the bus to Machu Picchu after breakfast. We start with a 2.5 hour guided tour of the different sectors of the archaeological complex. If you wish to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, there is an additional cost and you must book at least 3 months in advance due to limited availability. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the sites or visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes. You must make your own arrangements to return to the Aguas Calientes train station to take the train back to Cusco. We will board the Expedition 18:20 – 21:50 from Agua Calientes back to Ollantaytambo and it is recommended to be at the station at least 30 minutes in advance. In Ollantaytambo our bus will be waiting for us to return to Cusco, where we will be transferred to our lodging, Cusco.
Today, after breakfast, drive on your own (transfer not included) to the Cusco airport for your flight back to Lima – and then home.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.