Lares Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru

4 Days, Multiple Departures

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru
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The Lares Trek offers a unique and rare perspective into the true Andean lifestyle, as trekkers walk through remote villages and visit family homes for an intimate look into the culture and customs of the locals. Trekkers will also get to soak in famous natural thermal baths, trek past waterfalls, and visit the salt mines that make up a significant portion of the local economy. And, of course, witness the sacred ruins of Machu Picchu!

Highlights: Natural hot springs, striking salt mines, remote villages, connection with locals, Machu Picchu
Considerations: Since you are hiking in the Alpine, this is one of our coldest treks. Please be prepared with lots of warm layers.
Difficulty: While all treks in the Andes are challenging, this hike moves a bit slower than others making it a favorite of our youngest hikers.

This four-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu includes 2.5 days of alpine hiking and local village visits.

Soak in Calming Hot Springs: Before hitting the trail, you can prepare your muscles for the challenge with a soak in rejuvenating and relaxing thermal baths. This is the perfect way to prepare your body and kick off your trek.

Learn About The Local Villages On Our Most Cultural Trek: The beauty of the mountains is parallel to the generosity of the people you will meet on this marvelous cultural tour. While all treks in the Andes are challenging, this hike moves a bit slower than others making it a favorite for families with young hikers. The great Lares trek lets you interact with small remote local communities in the Andes. You can meet local people and participate in their traditional Peruvian lifestyle.

Visit Historical Peru Salt Mines: The Lares Valley’s incredible landscapes, views, flora, and fauna will leave you speechless. Plus, the hike itself is an exciting challenge to complete. During your Lares Trek, you will also visit the Salt mines in Maras, where you will see the traditional way the locals still get salt to this day. You’ll even have the option to purchase some to take back home.

Explore Machu Picchu: Lares Cusco trek package will end with a night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes. Then you’ll wake up for an early morning beautiful train ride to visit Machu Picchu for your guided walking tour on the 4th day. This tour of Machu Picchu really is the best way to finish your amazing adventure with the expedition team.

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We offer quality and personalized tours, no matter the type. Those who choose to take a train to Machu Picchu are treated with the same dedication as those who spend days hiking through the mountains.


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