Active: The Lares Trek (SPLT)
Countries Visited: Peru Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Soak in the views and culture of the Sacred Valley, learn about traditional ways of life and visit local markets, conquer the Lares trek and visit Machu Picchu.
There's more than one way to earn your Peru hiking stripes. On the Lares Trek, you'll get three days of trekking through the mountains around the Sacred Valley, passing by remote communities, farms, and friendly faces. Forget just taking in the view - there's a bunch of perspective waiting for you at a G Adventures-supported pottery community and a weaving co-op. And, since you're this close already, we'll get to you to Machu Picchu with a scenic train ride.
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Cusco||Day 1 Cusco|
Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel. Additional Notes: Please note: hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||Ollantaytambo||Day 2 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)|
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported womens weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them. Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only), and the small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community. Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Take a guided tour of the large ruin site adjacent to the town. Ollantaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Womens Weaving Co-op visit Pisac Ruins Guided Tour Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley - the elevation descends the whole way. Private Vehicle (95km)
|Day 3||Lares Trek||Day 3 Lares Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The Lares Trek is a scenic, less touristic route to hike through the Andes. It is one day shorter than the Inca Trail but higher in elevation. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek. Additional Notes: The locations and distances may change on this hike, as camping will be done in different places depending on pace, ability, and weather. The first night will always be spent at the G Adventures-supported, community-owned and managed campsite in an indigenous village previously bypassed by the tourism industry. In most cases, the CEO will hike the Lares Trek with the group. Included Activities: Lares Trek (Lares-Cuncani) Cuncani Community Campsite Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 4||Lares Trek||Day 4 Lares Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night. Included Activities: Lares Trek (Cuncani - Kuyoc)
|Day 5||Aguas Calientes||Day 5 Lares Trek/Aguas Calientes (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs. Included Activities: Lares Trek (Kuyoc - Punta Carretera) Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Cusco||Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)|
Rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. Enjoy a guided visit to the ruins followed by free time to explore. Opt to walk up to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge. When ready, head back down by bus to Aguas Calientes to meet up with the rest of the group. Take the scenic train back to Ollantaytambo to meet the van for the ride back to Cusco. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s)) Local bus (0.50 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Cusco||Day 7 Cusco (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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