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The formidable Lares trek 4 days to Machu Picchu

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    Day 1: CUSCO – YANACOCHA

    Pass By: Conde Travel, Av. Ayahuayco L-O-5 Plaza de Armas del Cusco Final Av. Arcopata, Cusco 084 Peru
    Early in the morning we will travel by bus until reaching the town of Calca, after a break we will continue  for 3 hr. to Qiswarani (3 700 mt.), along the way we will see beautiful landscapes. At this point we will meet our horsemen and get our gear loaded on the mules and horses. Later we will start trekking going up the mountain to reach a beautiful lagoon (4 200 mt.), after a break we will hike for some more to get the pass of Hualcacassa; characterized by great views of some snow capes and lagoons. Afterwards we´ll descend into a quiet area to have lunch. Later the group will go through the pass of Qolqecasa (4 200 mt.), until reaching Yanacocha to camp.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: single room

    Day 2: YANACOCHA – MANTANAY

    Pass By: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Before starting our trek we´ll eat some breakfast. Later we will start our journey for 2 hrs. going through picturesque Andean villages, later we will start to ascend for 3 hours until reaching Auroracassa (4 600 mt), the highest point of the route, where we will rest, and later we head down to the campsite at Mantanay.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: single room

    Day 3: MANTANAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Pass By: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
    After breakfast, the group will start the trek going through amazing landscapes and different farms until arriving at Yanuara, where we will have our lunch, Afterwards we walk for two hours to Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces from which we will be taken by bus towards Ollantaytambo. Here we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes and the group will spend the night in a hostel. *Depending on the weather, a possible show over traditional textile and weaving practices can take place

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: single room

    Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

    Pass By: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    We will wake up at around 4 am. to start our trek toward the archeological site of Machupicchu, once there our professional guide will lead the group through the citadel during 2 hours (after, you will have free time to explore it by yourself). On the afternoon, according to the schedule of the train back to Ollantaytambo, travellers will go to Aguas Calientes to wait for the train. *** Remember to be there at least 30 min. before departure. Once in Ollantaytambo, our private bus will take you back to Cusco. The journey finishes on the main square.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    We pick you up from your palce in the Cusco area.
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    The tour ends at Plaza de Armas, the main square of Cusco
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Transfers
    • Guide and porters
    • Cook and kitchen service.
    • Meals: 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner.
    • Hostel in Aguas Clientes.
    • All camping equipments.
    • Tent for 3, only used for 2 people.
    • Horse men and mules.
    • First aid kit
    Exclusions
    • First Breakfast and lasts lunch/Diner
    • Sleeping bags ($20)
    • Walking poles ($15)
    • Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain ($30)
    • Bus Up/Down Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu ($12/way)
    • Personal day pack.
    • Extra money
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We recommend to bring:
    • Strong walking shoes or tennis shoes
    • Sweater and thick jacket
    • Hat or cap
    • Just one bottle of water
    • A good rain coat
    • Long sleeve shirts
    • Long and short pants
    • Insect repellent
    • A sunblock with a forty degrees UV
    • Lipstick
    • Toilet paper
    • Protein snack bar
    • Binoculars
    • Lantern
    • Sunglasses, plastic bags
    • Medical or personal items
    • A lightweight backpack per person
    • Camera and charger
    • Some cash in small denominations (preferably soles)
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We really enjoyed the Lares trek. A trek where you can see the real life in Peru. Our guide José knew a lot and really enjoys to learn you everything he knows. He made sure we had the best experience possible!
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    Response from condetravelr, Gerente at The formidable Lares trek 4 days to Machu Picchu
    Responded 14 Jan 2019
    Dear Chantal, Thank you for your comment, it is our pleasure to make your time in Peru great! Your CondeTravel Team
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Conde Travel
    591 reviews
    Zunammie
    Kingston, Jamaica
    54
    Excellent Tour Services
    We booked 3 different activities with Conde Travel before we landed in Perú and added a 4th while we were in the
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    Sexylamas
    10
    Amazing experience
    Amazing four days! Loved everything about it! I would really recommend! Also the guide was very informatieve about
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    Kyle K
    Buckeye, Arizona
    50
    Everything worked out wonderfully!
    Eduardo was an amazing guide. He gave thorough details throughout the entire trek. We felt safe and comfortable
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    ags1112
    21
    Incredible experience for an excellent value!
    We did A LOT of research before booking this trek and were more than satisfied with our experience. Prior to
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    Z3966LQsamuelm
    20
    Great experience
    I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to see the untamed side of Peru! During the tour you get
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    Mirella K
    32
    Amazing experience
    The jungle trek was an amazing experiece. I enjoyed a lot. Jhonathan was our guide, he is funny and well informed.
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    Markycull
    Waterloo, Canada
    32
    Salkantay!
    Jose was an amazing guide for the 5 day Salkantay tour. He was super knowledgeable and really got to know each one
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    115henriques
    Tallinn
    100
    Incatrail naar Machu Picchu
    Yang was a terrific guide, who guided us smoothly to the Machu Picchu despite high sickness of one of us. He found
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    vosje27
    10
    It was great, amazing but also heavy.
    The Salkantay trekking is really great to do but can also be heavy. For me it was! This because of the altitude,
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    Endrie
    30
    Unforgettable hiking experience
    We did the 4D3N Inca Trail with our amazing guide Jose, who has lots of knowledge about the nature. Originally we
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    Adventure560820
    20
    2D1N tour to Machu Piccu
    Thanks for s great trip Nixon and Steve. Right after booking, the communication was great through email. Then the
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    anitagoslin
    Copacabana, Bolivia
    1015
    Not to be missed!
    An amazing trip we highly recommend it. We met with our guide (Steve) the night before we went on the trip to give
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    veraandringa
    Puno, Peru
    20
    Inca trail
    Walter CCoto from Conde travel was our guide. The best guide ever. Explaining, interested,patient ,
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    Sir_Ange
    London, United Kingdom
    10
    2 Day Inca Treck
    We had a great trip on the Inka Trail! It was a bit of a tough start as our tickets were delivered by someone who
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    EddS32
    20
    5x Day Salkantay Unforgettable Experience
    I did the 5x day Salkantay Trek with Conde travel on the 2nd October 2019 and I must say it's amongst the best
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