Tour Lares to Machu Picchu - 4 Days and 3 Nights
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The Tour Lares to Machu Picchu - 4 Days and 3 Nights Package Includes:
The Tour Includes
- Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
- Roundtrip train ticket
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Professional guide
- Bus Ollantaytambo-Cusco
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- Camping equipment
- Bus Lares - Ollantaytambo
The Tour does not Include
- Breakfast for the first day
- Lunch and dinner for the last day
- Other extras (Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu)
DAY 1: CUSCO - URUBAMBA - PUMAHUANCA - CUYOC
Staff from our company will pick you up at your hotel at 5:30 am and then go to Urubamba, where we will have breakfast in a typical restaurant. We will continue the trip for another 25 minutes by bus to the entrance of the Pumahuanca Valley, famous for the cultivation of white corn and chicha (traditional beer of the Incas based on corn). From here begins a trek through this beautiful valley; in the forest the queuñas (typical Andean bush) predominate on the landscape, in a meandering and soft ascent with breathtaking views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. We will hike approximately 3 to 4 hours to the archaeological site of Incakancha (4.010 meters asl); after exploring this complex we will have our first typical Andean lunch. You will then have time to relax or take a short nap until we continue our trek through the Queuñas Forest to the village of Paccha, where a spectacular mountain landscape awaits, with many llamas, alpacas and sheep. Next an exciting 2-hour hike and arrival in Cuyoc to set up our camp.
DAY 2: CUYOC - PUMAHUANCA PASS - CUNCANI
Let's start the day at 6:00 am with a cup of traditional coca leaf tea and delicious pancakes. At 7:30 am we will begin our hike with a view of the snowy peaks of Chicón, San Juan and Veronica. Surrounded by forests, a challenging five-hour adventure awaits us, climbing a path with steep stone steps; some parts have a narrow path that bends up to the Pumahuanca Pass, located at an altitude of 4.780 meters asl. Once we get there, we will also honor the mountain gods with the local custom of offering coca leaves. From there we can enjoy the beautiful view of Moray, Maras and the salt mines. Now we’re ready for the descent of approximately 1 hour on a stone path with a beautiful landscape on both sides of the mountain, and then arrival near the stunning lakes, where we will have our lunch and enjoy a brief rest. After that, hiking for about 2 more hours, mostly downhill; on the way we will surely see the local farmers who wear the traditional and colorful clothing that is typical of the Lares valley. Cuncani is the main village of the area; there we will camp at an altitude of 3.900 meters asl and to enjoy our delicious dinner.
DAY 3: CUNCANI - LARES - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
This will be an easy day, for you to get some more sleep. Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. In this small town we will have the opportunity to visit the home of a spiritual teacher who will share with us his simple and wise view of life, always in close connection with nature and the preservation of the traditional customs of agriculture and weaving, showing us the textiles that have been handed down from generation to generation, and will also give us an idea of their knowledge of medicinal plants. Then a 4-hour hike downhill until we reach the village of Lares, famous for its medicinal thermal waters, where we will enjoy a warm and relaxing bath. After lunch our private bus will take us on a three-hour trip to the city of Ollantaytambo, to there take the train to Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Approximately at 5:30 am we will leave early on a hike (about 1 hour and 30 minutes uphill from Aguas Calientes) or by bus for 30 minutes to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, where there will be a guided tour for 2 hours and 30 minutes.Then plenty of free time to explore further and take pictures, there is also the option of an ascent to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the Temple of the Moon, or Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate). Usually around 1:20 pm visitors walk by the stairs back to Aguas Calientes for a buffet lunch and around 4:00 pm we’ll take our train back to Ollantaytambo, with a bus connection arriving to the city of Cusco at 8:30 pm, or there is also the option to take a direct train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo and then the Ollantaytambo - Cusco by minivan.