Trekking to Lares – 4 days program

  • 18 Days 17 Nights
  • Max People : 14
  • Jan 21’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Europe
Caral, Moche, Chimú & Chachapoyas From the ancestors of the Inkas to Machu Picchu

With a rental car, you can explore each city at your own pace.

Traveling in the North of Peru will allow you to visit places still little known, cradle of ancient civilizations such as the Chachapoyas, the men of the clouds, or the cultures of the coast, the Chimú, Mochica, Chavín and you will have the privilege of being in the center of modern archeology, but also in the current urban and agro-industrial activity of the towns and peoples that are found throughout the 900 km of the Panamerican North.

You will visit very diverse archaeological regions, including a large number of pyramidal structures called «Huacas» of impressive dimensions and extensions.

ITINERARY

Day 1CUSCO / LARES (approx. 8 km, max. Height 3750 m, approx. 4 h)

Pick up from your hotel early in the morning and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the town of Calca. Route from Calca (4.5 hours) to the small town of Lares, where you can swim
Relax in the thermal springs.
After lunch, you start your trekking (about 4 hours of walking).
Leaving Lares you climb into the typical Andes.
Ascent To the mountain village of Huacahuasi where your camp awaits.
Installation – Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 2LARES - TREKKING (about 13 km, maximum altitude 4500 m, about 6-7 hours)

In the morning, you start your ascent of about 4 hours to the Ipsayccasa pass, from where
you will have a unique view of Mount Veronika and the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
Descent to Lake Ipsaycocha. Observation of the Andean geese of the Ibis Puna and other aquatic birds.
Hike to Patacancha.
Installation – Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 3TREKKING FROM LARES TO AGUAS CALIENTES (approx. 13 km, max. Height 3800 m, about 6-7 hours)

Today you descend for about 4 hours – Magnificent panoramic view of the wide valley, its vast archaeological sites and its many animal and plant species.
You will reach Ollantaytambo station. Continuation by train (Inca Rail or Peru Rail) along the Urubamba valley to Aguas Calientes station,
Accommodation, dinner and night in Aguas Calientes

Day 4MACHU PICHU / RETURN TO CUSCO

After an early breakfast, take one of the first collective buses and climb to the site of Machu Picchu so you can visit the famous citadel as early as possible.
After a visit to the ruins with your guide, descend to Aguas Calientes station
Free time in the station and take the train back to Ollantaytambo (or Poroy) Transfer to Cusco
Accommodation in Cusco

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Included services:

 – All Peruvian domestic flights listed / in economy classü  Accommodation in a double room in mid-range hotels (single accommodation in Leimebamba) (bed and breakfast basis).

 – Airport transfer on the day of arrival.

 – The city tour of Lima on 2.

 – The Nissan X-Trail 4×4 or similar rental car from day 3 to day 13. (Main program)(or until day 16 if extension B) incl.Unlimited mileage.

 – All-risk insurance without excess.

 – Liability insurance up to 2 million euros.

 – Assistance at the reception of the vehicle.

 – Smartphone as navigation device.

 – One-way rental Lima- Chiclayo (main program) or Lima- Tumbes (if extension B).

 – The Green Climate Environmental Contribution.

 – A tourist guide on the North of Peru and itinerary (maps).

Services not included:

 – The long-haul flight to Lima.

 – Gasoline costs, tolls on the motorway and parking, fines, tips.

 – The additional insurance for a second driver.

 – Visits, entrance fees and tourist guides.