Inca Discovery Plus - LARES TREK

 

Date: August 19 - 27, 2017

PRICE: $499 USD per person

TRIP CODE: PIM

Like our best-selling "Inca Discovery" tour but with a flight back to Lima, this trip offers a fascinating combination of the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures. Retrace the steps of the Inca on a four-day trek along the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu. One of the world’s best-known hikes, it will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of ruins and cloud forests. We run our own treks, which ensures fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment.


IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

TRAVEL STYLE: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

SERVICE LEVEL: standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

PHYSICAL RATING: 4 - demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12


ITINERARY

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Lima/Cusco

Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and exploring the city. Optional city tour.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit | G Adventures for Good Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley |

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Cuncani

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Cuncani/Kuyoc

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7 Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco/Lima

Fly back to Lima and enjoy the last night in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project and lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village (full-day)

 

  • Lares Trek guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
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Accommodations

Hotels (6 nts), camping (2 nts).

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD190-250 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, train, van, hiking.

Staff & experts

G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Lares Trek CEO on hike