Trip to Machu Picchu through the 4 Days Lares Valley trek (12D/11N)

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    and cultural heritage. Travel with
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    visit great convent of San
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    today keeps all the treasures from
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Trip to Machu Picchu through the 4 Days Lares Valley trek 12D/11N (Lima & City tour – Full Day tour to Nazca & Paracas – 3 Day Amazon trip - Cusco & City tour - Tour to the Sacred valley & Maras Moray - Salt Mines + 4 Days Lares trek to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu mountain: optional climb) - Lima

Machu Picchu: Built by the Incas, located in the Andes - Lima & City -Nazca & Paracas -3D Amazon -Sacred valley & Maras Moray -Salt Mine + 4D Lares to MAPI

During this fantastic trip in Peru, you will be able to visit the city of Kings, a city full of history and cultural heritage. Travel with South Adventure around Lima and visit great convent of San Francisco, colonial gem that still today keeps all the treasures from the Spanish era. Visit some of the best museums in Lima, such as the Gold museum, Larco Herrera Museum, Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Peru. You will also be able to do the Nazca flyover, Paracas and Ica. The Nazca Limes are a series of ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Afterwards, you will continue with the Amazon trip and Daily tours in Cusco, Sacred valley, tour to Maras Moray & Salt mines, 4 Days Lares trek. The trek is also far quieter than the Inca Trail as it is not as well known. The Lares trek is also slightly easier than the Inca Trail, although there are still 3 high passes will trek over, the highest being 4,400 meters. The standard Lares trek route is the shortest (33 km) and easiest route and you will only cross one high pass. The route takes three days to trek and one day on top to visit Machu Picchu.

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Important note: Due to the high demand and limit of entrances to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu montaña even to MACHU PICCHU, we strongly recommend you book in advance before sold out... There are only 400 entrances per day, this climbing depends much of weather conditions especially from January to March is not recommendable for rainy season (Cost for entrance to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Montaña US$ 15 each

Trip Highlights

  • Spend the first night at sea level and explore Lima city
  • Discover the most attractive sites of city of Lima
  • Explore the Ancient geoglyphs in Nazca Desert
  • Enjoy the boat journey in Paracas called, small Galapagos
  • Submerge into the Amazon - Tambopata
  • Be part of the Amazon trip into the wildlife
  • Visit the 4 archaeological sites around the Cusco
  • Share your experience with the Andean people along your Sacred valley
  • Explore the terracing in Maras Moray and Salt Mines
  • Be one of the luckiest trekkers on the Lares trek
  • Visit the spectacular Incan ruins and archaeological sites along the way
  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and spend 4 Days trekking the famous Lares trek
  • Explore the spectacular Sacred site of Machu Picchu and scale the mountains that rise above the clouds
  • Visit the ancient ruins of the Incas on this remarkable tour
  • Spend the 4 glorious days and 3 nights trekking along the breathtaking Lares trek
  • Climb the Ancient stone steps of the trail, weaving between the switchbacks of the staggering mountains
  • Be one of the first to arrive at Machu Picchu at sunrise
  • Be one the explorers into the wonder of the world, Machu Picchu
  • Climb the staggering mountain and rise to peaks that rest above the clouds
  • Be one of the first hikers to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña
  • Enjoy a beautiful journey by train Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • Enjoy our delicious and tasty Peruvian food.

This short trip can be organized with the following hotels and they are subject to the space availability: Or can be Upgrade to 4 and 5 ***** hotels in everywhere, please look the link Hotels in Peru.

Day 1: Arrival to Lima

Upon your arrival to the Capital city of Lima (Flight details: to be confirmed) our representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to Hotel for check in and the free time to explore on your own . In this free time, you will have opportunity to taste the famous ceviche and Peruvian Pisco sour.

Day 2: Private city tour & discover the secrets of Peruvian Gastronomy “Peru is developing the most important culinary movement of the World” (B&L)

After enjoyed your delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide to start with the LIMA CITY TOUR - Colonial & Modern: A private tour of the colonial and modern Lima. We will drive you through historical monuments and locations such as the Government Palace, the Municipality palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and main colonial buildings around the Plaza Mayor. It also includes a visit to the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco the most magnificent colonial and monumental center of the America's, you will find a Basilica with 21 altars, the convent with the cloister, the Clementine and Capitulary room, the choir, the monks library and the Prefunds Museum that exhibits 11 paintings of Rubens. The sacristy exhibits paints of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Gran Patio is garnished with Seville's tiles from the XVI century and Moorish arcs. It also includes a visit to the underground tombs (catacombs). Then a short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores visiting places like The Love Park or The Indian Market (souvenirs & handicrafts). Finally we will visit a shopping center named Larco Mar, which was built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. .. We will also visit an exclusive restaurant “La Rosa Nautica”, where you will have the opportunity to prepare your own “Pisco Sour” and the famous “Ceviche”. Later you will enjoy a delicious lunch, consisting of the most symbolic dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Dinner on your own.

Day 3: Full Day tour to Paracas (Ballista’s Island) Nazca (Fly Over) Ica (Huacachina Oasis - Lima (B)

At 4:00 am, you will be picked up from your Hotel by our representative and then you will be drive you straight to the first stop Paracas city, then we will start the tour to the Ballista’s Islands, known as the Peruvian Galapagos. These islands are spectacular, eroded into numerous arches and caves which provide shelter for thousands of sea lions and seabirds, some of which are very rare, Afterwards, you will aboard our private vehicle to Nazca for the flight over in Nazca lines during 45 minutes and then we will continue our journey to the City of Ica, where we will visit the vineyards of Pisco (a grape brandy) and the famous Oasis called Huacachina. The huge white sand dunes surrounding the Huacachina lagoon are perfect to practice one of the ultimate sports in the area "Sand boarding". After our visit in Huacachina, we will return to Lima arriving approximately 11:00PM afterwards, you will be drop off at your Hotel.

Day 4: Lima -Amazon Expedition Tambopata 3D/2N in Puerto Maldonado.  (B-L&D)

At the appropiate time, you will be picked up and transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport of Puerto Maldonado and transportation to the WASAÍ Maldonado Eco lodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will travel for 3 to 4 hours in motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge (box lunch on board). During the trip into the heart of the rainforest we will be able to observe clouds of butterflies, birds of the tropical rainforest passing above the boat, caimans, capybaras and many other species of the local wildlife. We will also pass by typical amazon communities. Reception and accommodation at Wasai Tambopata lodge. Introductory walk to understand rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing trees. Return to the lodge for dinner. We will enjoy diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in the amazon. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge.

Day 5: Boat trip to the Uper Tambopata River & Macaws (B-L&D)

Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 40-minute travel upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience that makes this one of the greatest tours in the amazon. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment. In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who wish can do kayaking on the river or you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish. On route if the level of river are adequate, we will visit the Cat cascades. After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search.  Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge.

Day 6: Back to Puerto Maldonado - Cusco & Private City tour (Tambomachay / Pucapucara / Qenqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha (Optional visits to Inca Museums, San Blas area & the market of San Pedro)

Enjoy the sunrise from your terrace, walk around the lodge before breakfast. After breakfast we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado to take our flight to Cuzco. This amazon tour is ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers… join us for an amazing experience! Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness.

At the appropriate time, you start with this famous traditional CITY TOUR and outskirts which involves the visits, first
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.
Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center...
Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.
Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons)
Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious)
The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.
(Meals on your own)

Day 7: Private tour to the Sacred Valley - Zoo of Cochahuasi - Alpaca Farm - Pisac market & Ruins - Urubamba- Tour to the terraces of Maras Moray & Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo - Pisac  & spend the night here (B - Buffet lunch )

After your delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide to start with this lovely  Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you'll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover...The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awana Kancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family - llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac .This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover... along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life.

Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, we will continue with the tour to the Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. We shall also visit the Village of Maras, and The salt pans which have made it famous. The salt pans are an unforgettable site - people from Maras have diverted a salt - laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries. We will walk among the salt pans; witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times, the tour continues to Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living- Inca -Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Afterwards, you will return to Pisac and then dropped off in one of this below hotels Hotel Royal Inka - Pisac  or Pisac Inn.


Hotel Royal Inka Pisac, has a private club to which passengers can enter and enjoy our indoor pool , tennis courts, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, bungalows, restaurants, trout farm, basketball, and also can enjoy the therapy bath JACUZZI  and the official swimming pool. (Dinner on your own)

Day 8: Pisac - Calca - Lares Valley - Hot Springs - Huaca Wasi: Walking hours between 4 to 5 Hours / (B-L&D)

We will pass to pick you up from your hotel at 7: 00am, we will continue with our wonderful trip to the province of Calca (2940m/9646ft) where you can make the last shopping in this Andean local market and along the way, we will observe and visit many Inca cultivated terraces, small villages and then the pass the highest point of this trek known Huaca Wasi (4440m/14436ft) where we start to descend to Lares valley (3200m/10499ft) where we have time to enjoy the thermal baths (28 and 36 degrees Cº/82 and 97 degrees F) and while you are swimming in the pools , our cook will be preparing the delicious buffet lunch. We also meet our porters to carry all the equipment and food during this hike till our first campsite. After enjoyed the delicious lunch, we will continued with our first day of hike towards Huaca Wasi (3600m/11811ft) where our first campsite is located. The approx. time of walking is around 4 hours of gradual uphill , at the campsite we will have a good opportunity to meet the local people (Adults and kids) to show us their artisan weaving exhibition and lessons about its techniques, we can also play soccer and volleyball with the young kids.

Day 9: Huaca wasi - Ipsaycocha Pass - Patacancha Community: Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours (B -L&D)

This day of hike is probably the most beautiful one with its wonderful landscape, surrounding snowcapped mountains. After your buffet breakfast with scenic view of the Andes, we will start with this largest and hardest day of this entire Lama path and after 6 hours hike up to the Abra of Ipsay (4400m/14436ft) This climbing is pretty hard with indescribable panoramic view of snow- capped peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Chicon and surrounding by stunning landscape. On the way to our second campsite, we will have a break for our delicious buffet lunch. While the hiking, we will pass many Andean communities, they have a large knowledge of natural agriculture and ancient ways of working textile so that their colorful cloths, unique from this region. Inspired by their Andean gods. We will continue our journey downwards until our campsite next to the small village of Patacancha (3650m/11975ft) Second campsite. Set up the tents and free time to explore around on your own, visit the local families or try to cultivate some products on the ground.

Day 10: Patacancha Community - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (B-L&D)

This day of hike also is considered one of the spectacular trekking, we will visit several communities and indigenous towns such as Willoq (3400m/11156ft) Pumamarca (3200m/10499ft) and Ollantaytambo (2850m/9350ft) From Patacancha through the landscape, crossing these village we can taste the traditions and habits passed on by our ancestors through the times of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire, the Inca - culture and traditions. Then we continue walking and arrive to Ollantaytambo that peaks from its archaeological sites a wide story of Andean history. Between 4 to 5pm, you will aboard the train straight to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night there, you will have fantastic journey through the sacred valley of the Incas and the remote canyon of Vilcanota to Aguas Calientes village. The train ride consist is an spectacular views along the way in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces, in both sides of the valley,  snowcapped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. From Pachar the sacred Vilcanota River. Aguas Calientes town is set in 2,040 mts and is the closest access point to Machu Picchu. After 1H/45 Minutes of journey along the cloud forest and once you arrive there, you will be picked up by our English speaking guide or our representative and then,  you will be immediately transferred to Hotel for check in for the night there.


After your dinner, try to sleep early and be ready for the glorious day in Machu Picchu the next day ... No alcohol & discos for now!!!

Tonight, you can sleep at the following hotels in A.C

Day 11: Private Guided tour to the WONDER of the world “Machu Picchu “& Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu Montaña: Optional) (B & Box-Lunch)

This day, is one of the most important and interesting days during your whole trip, you will be picked up from your Hotel very early (BEFORE the BIRDS SING) our guide will meet you at your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS and ISIC Cards ( if applicable ) at the check point , and then try to be the first visitors inside of the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and the archaeological sites you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours of this spectacular mystical place.

The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain  from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel. Do not forget that this entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 15 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel. (Dinner on your own)

Day 12:  Cusco - Lima (B)

After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.

Our tour & hike Includes:

  • All transfer service IN/OUT Airport - Hotel - Airport by PRIVATE vehicle
  • Assistance by English speaking staff from the beginning till your return.
  • 03 Night of accommodation at the hotel in Miraflores - Lima
  • 01 Night of Accommodation at the Hotel in Pisac
  • 01 Night of accommodation at the Hotel in Machu Picchu
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at the Hotel in Cusco
  • 3 Days Amazon trip in Puerto Maldonado
  • Private City tour in Lima by English speaking guide
  • Full Day tour to Paracas and Fly over in Nazca
  • Buffet breakfast at every hotel (Vegetarian: optional )
  • Private City tour in Cusco and outskirts
  • Private tour to the Sacred valley with local markets and ruins
  • Private tour to Maras Moray & Salt Mines
  • Big tourist ticket or boleto turístico for City tour & Sacred valley (Valid for 10 Days)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral & Qoricancha (City tour)
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred valley (Optional: Vegetarian food as free)
  • English speaking guide (Other languages, upon the request of our customers)
  • Train tickets Ollantaytambo - Cusco & Machu Picchu - Cusco by Inka Rail OR Peru Rail
  • Private transport Train station - Hotel of Cusco
  • Entrance to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Porters to carry food and camping equipment
  • Experienced cook and cook equipment
  • Hot drinks such as coffee, tea, popcorn, biscuit
  • Tents (4 capacity) 2 people per tent with plenty space for backpacks
  • Sleeping mattresses (singles only)
  • All meals along the hike (Vegetarian: optional)
  • Lunch on Day4 after the guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Water supply (Boiled) after every lunch and dinner or breakfast
  • Dining tent with camp tables, chairs and kitchen tent
  • Porters insurance and accommodation for our porters
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Private guided for each tour even in Machu Picchu
  • Blankets and small pillows for the comfortable sleep
  • Personalized service in a private transport (Full equipped)
  • Mineral water for every daily tour
  • Free first Aid kit and oxygen if is necessary for altitude sickness
  • Peruvian taxes or IGV 18%

Our Short trip does NOT Include:

  • International and domestic airfares , local flights can be purchase upon customers request
  • Entrance to the National park of Tambopata which is $16 each, must be paid at the check point
  • Entrance fee to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes which is 10 soles or $3
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary , only in extended trips
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña US$15
  • Upgrade to Vista dome (Luxury train) US$ 85 for the round trip Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • Alcoholic drinks and airport taxes
  • Additional nights of accommodation but can be arranged according to your request
  • Travel insurance if something happens during your trip
  • Tip for guide and assistance staff which is optional
  • Guided tour to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña (Additional cost $ 45 x 2 people)
  • Personal porter to carry your personal belongings (9 Kilos $ 60 / 18 Kilos $ 120)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 but you will have at the hotel before your picked up
  • Sleeping bag, can be hired in our office (US$ 30 for whole trip)
  • Walking poles, can be hired in our office (A couple of sticks US$ 30)
  • Meals in the Full Day tour to Paracas and Nazca
  • Airport taxes at Fly over in Nazca (between UDS 15 to 25)

Prices Valid for Trips through December 31, 2017

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South Adventure Peru Tours - Trip to Machu Picchu through the 4 Days Lares Valley trek 12D/11N Lima & City tour – Full Day tour to Nazca & Paracas – 3 Day Amazon trip - Cusco & City tour - Tour to the Sacred valley & Maras Moray - Salt Mines + 4 Days Lares trek to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu mountain: optional climb) - Lima

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