Lares – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu luxury trek, Combine the greatest of the Lares Valley and the spellbinding archeological places of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu (Machupicchu). Our first stopping is the colonial town of lares, here, we will enjoy the hot springs before begin our four-day trek over the spectacular Urubamba Range.
Each day is reasonably paced with enough time to enjoy the wonderful scenery, appreciating the life of the Andean farmers. On the fourth day we reach the legendary Inca town of Ollantaytambo, Once at the train station, we will take the train ride to the Machupicchu town, knows like Aguas Calientes, here we will spend the night and the last day we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu) one of the most beautiful and important archeological places around the world.
DAY 1: CUSCO (CUZCO) /HUANCA CASA PASS LARES HOT SPRINGS – HUACAWASI
At 6:30 Am we will pick you up from your hotel in our private Bus and we will take the road until Lares town. During this trip we will pass some archeological places and handicraft markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the province of Calca (2940m/9646f) we will arrive to the Huaca pass (4400m/14436f) and then we will go down to Lares hot springs (3200m/ 10499f). Here we will have some time to relax in the hot springs, between 28 and 36 degrees Cº/82 and 97 degrees F. After lunch, we will continue our journey towards Huacawasi (3600m/11811f), where our campsite is situated.
Time by car: 4 hours
Trekking time: 3-4 hours
DAY 2: WACA WASI – IPSAY PASS – PATACANCHA
This day will be maybe the most beautifull day. Once we have finished breakfast, we will start a 4-hour hike up to the Ipsay pass (4400m/14436f). Up there, we will visit some families that live from farming and textile design, inspired by their Andean gods. Afterwards, we will head down to the village of Patacancha (3650m/11975f), where our campsite is located.
Trekking time: 6-7 hours
DAY 3: PATACANCHA – WILLOQ – PUMAMARCA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Today also will be a very nice day: we will visit many communities and indigenous towns such as Willoq (3400m/11156f), Pumamarca (3200m/10499f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m/9350f), the latter is considered to be the last citadel of the Incas, constructed according to Incan architecture. From Ollantaytambo we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m/6726f), where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Temperature: moderate warm
Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
At 5:30 AM after breakfast, we will take the bus to Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55 pm or at 6:10 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Or you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.
Temperature: moderate warm
- Private transport.
- Tourist train Vistadome class from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Bus Up and Down from Aguas Calientes.
- Tourist train Vistadome class from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Entrance ticket to the thermal baths in the Valle de Lares.
- Entrance ticket to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Double Accommodation in a 5 start hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
- High quality camping equipment (professional tents Doite, Cima 4, extra light/4.5kgs for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent).
- Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/Option vegetarian)
- Cook and cooking equipment
- Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg)
- Emergency horse (minimum 2 persons)
- First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope
- Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping bag (if you don`t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one)
What we recommend to bring:
- Sleeping Bag (If you don’t have, please, see our camping equipment Web)
- Flash Light
- Warm clothes and rain-proof gear
- Trekking Boots
- Hat, Cap.
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Bottle of Water
- Day Pack
- Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
- 05 Pairs of Socks
- Bathing suit and towel
Prices in American Dollars per person