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LARES VALLEY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU

Come enjoy with us this amazing adventures the huge mountains and part of the Sacred Valley of the incas and all its surroundings, also visit Machupicchu city and let you involve by the enigmatic environment where you will be in touch with local people.

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Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Wacawasi.
Day 2: Wacawasi – Ipsay Pass – Patacancha.
Day 3: Patacancha – Willoq – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
Day 4: Guided visit in Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco.

Day 01: Cusco – Lares – Wacawasi.

at the designated time, you will be picked up from your hotel by a representative of our agency, and then will board a bus that will take us to Lares community. During this bus ride you will be able to see the sacred valley of the Incas, as well as beautiful villages along the way. The scenery on route is actually spectacular, so we highly recommend bringing along your camera, as well as some snacks for the little Andean kids that you for sure will find along the way. This bus ride will take about 3 hours. Upon arrival in Lares (3250 m / 10662 Ft), we will visit the hot springs located some kilometers away from the village. At the hot springs, you may relax in its waters (30ºC- 35ºc), and afterwards we will have lunch. Soon after lunch we will start to hike towards Wacawasi, a small community located at 3600 m. a. s. l. (11810 Ft). The hike to Wacawasi will take about 3 hours and the trail is a bit steep. Upon our arrival we will take a good rest in our tents, and then we will join our guide for dinner we’ll camp next to one local house. Finally we will go to rest in our tents.

Day 02: Wacawasi – Ipsay Pass – Patacancha

On this second day, we will get up early for breakfast and then will start to ascend a steep path for about 3 or 4 hours till we reach an elevation of 4350 m. (14435 Ft). Along the way you will enjoy one of the most amazing Andean sceneries, as we will walk along huge mountain slopes and will walk across little farming areas, where natives still employ traditional ways of life, a place where Spanish is a second language, and where Andean men still live in harmony with the mother nature. We will stop at a nice spot for lunch, and we will start to descend towards Patacancha, a small village located at 3800 m (1246 Ft). Here we will pitch up the tents and then will have dinner with the group at local house. Overnight at the Patacancha campsite.

Day 03: Patacancha – Willoq – Ollantaytambo – AguasCalientes.

On this day, we will have to get up early too, and after breakfast we will continue descending, passing the community of Willoq, colorful villages that stand out for preserving a culture alive, a natural zone where Andean families still produce their own clothing, rear their own animals and believe in their own gods. After a long walk of about 4 hours, we will reach the village of Ollantaytambo, located at 2850 m. (9350 Ft). At the village of Ollantaytambo we will have lunch and afterwards you will have free time to explore this great Inca settlement. In the evening we will catch the train towards the town of AguasCalientes (town of Machupìcchu). AguasCalientes is a popular resting place for those who do the Lares Trek, here you may recover in the hostel provided by our Agency, or go up to relax at the Hot Springs (thus it’s name AguasCalientes) located on the upper section of the town. AguasCalientes has developed quite well in the last years, thus, today you can find here internet access, bunch of restaurants and pubs, ATM machines and souvenirs shops utterly everywhere. Overnight at the designated hostel at AguasCalientes.

Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

After breakfast we  will start  to go up walking – 1 and a half hours to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, (It is a good idea to go to the ruins early, as there are no many people, only a few groups, the ruins get very busy at around 11:00 am, when other trains arrive with more visitors). Once here, our guide will show us the most important sectors of this great Inca City. The guided tour in Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, and afterwards you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own, and if you wish, you might climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain, the huge mountain that appears on the background in every classic picture of Machu Picchu. It takes about one hour or so to get to the top, following very steep stairs, though is a little hard, at the top you will be rewarded with one of the most impressive views in your lifetime. Later on, we will take the bus down to AguasCalientes, where we have free time for having lunch and also where we catch the train back Ollantaytambo (02 hours) and from here by bus to Cusco (1 ½ hour).Cusco approximately 10:50 p.m.

Included:

  • Briefing about the tour a day before your departure.
  • Professional bilingual guide, porters and kitchen service.
  • All camping equipment (Tents, Mattress).
  • Feeding: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunchs, 3 dinners.
  • Basic Lodging in AguasCalientes.
  • Bus service Aguas Calientes Machupicchu Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu.
  • Train tickets Ollanta – AguasCalientes – Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast the first day (usually the hotel provides it ).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Any life insurance service.
  • Personal items.

Important

  • Private service (Minimum 2 people) ask for price.
  • Daily departures.
  • All the passengers who want to make this trek have to be one day in Cusco at least.
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WHY BOOK WITH US?

    • We make a direct job for the passenger (Contract between the tour operator and travelers), no intermediaries, we don’t give commissions to travel agencies or any others third parties that inflate the costs.
    • All our staff are 100% local (people from Cusco), all professionals in tourism, who have constant training courses and good customer service (Customer = friend), with this we guarantee the service we provide.
    • We are really a Tour Operator with all the permits and certificates granted by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco and the Minister of Tourism (DIRCETUR y MINCETUR).
    • We have 11 years’ experience in this market, so, we know all the fails of other companies, this is why we have the knowledge to solve fast and efficiently any unexpected problems (those small details are our different).
    • Our Customers are our best guarantee, see what people say about INKA TIME.

 

  • star rating  Awesome people and company, they took care of everything I needed and made the experience very enjoyable. I arranged the trip with Beto who was very helpful and also Elizabeth... read more

    Nos12big
    3/28/2021

    star rating  We, six of us from Turkey (including a nine year old boy and myself, 67 years old), booked a 2 days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Inka Time was very... read more

    sevimyalcin
    3/27/2020

    star rating  Best price and Best service! Naysha picked us up from the airport when we first arrived and she was the main person that connects us to the tour guides and... read more

    missb3vrly12
    2/01/2020
  • star rating  Perfect service and price! Our guide Elvis was very kind, funny and knowledgable! Would recommend to anyone!

    RoelvonWeiler
    1/31/2020

    star rating  I've dealt many tour guides before but Beto was so nice and easy to deal with, and during our trip I was able to contact him any time of the... read more

    shloir
    1/23/2020

    star rating  Machu Picchu (1 day tour)
    We have just completed a tour of Machu Picchu with Inka Time. The preparation for this and the coordination were excellent. After much research... read more

    sarahaG2766UD
    1/05/2020
  • star rating  We had a great experience with Inka Time. Beto is available via whatsapp all the time to answer any questions and to make changes and adjustments to the reservation. We... read more

    Martina C
    1/04/2020

    star rating  I booked the Sacred Valley 1-day tour after reading several Inka Time tourist reviews and communicated directly with those reviewers via Tripadvisor messaging. It generally went pretty well. They had... read more

    stuntgal
    12/21/2019

    star rating  Booked with them because there aren’t many that offer both mountains in one trip. Both entrance tickets are included. Pickup was on time and food was pretty good. Would go... read more

    Anneloes92
    12/13/2019

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU:

  • We give you the clearest information in this media and we offer you several ways to contact (E-mail, Whatsapp, Facebook, and web messenger) where we can answer your inquiries at any time (honest tour without surprises and NO HIDDEN PRICES TO PAY)
  • We book your train tickets, entrance ticket for the places in the tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and extra entrance for hiking any of the two mountains (Huayna Picchu or Cerro Machupicchu) if you require it, you don’t need to waste time making huge lines or queue or searching where you can get these tickets.
  • One day before your tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you will have a briefing in our office or in your hotel. where we will give all the tickets you will need in the tour, maps and more information about this your trip.
  • We will make you understand every place you will visit and why you arrive in Machu Picchu; our tour guide will give you two hours guided tour, the most accurate and updated information about this marvelous place to become your trip in a spectacular experience.
  • We provide you a safe trip; all our services are organized with well-conditioned vehicles, all of them with all the permissions required to work in tourism, also all our staff are very well trained to give you the best experience on your trip.
  • We give you facilities to pay, you can make the payment in two parts, ONE when you book the tour and the balance once you arrive in Cusco, we accept safe payment methods as PAYPAL or Credit or Debit card VISA and MASTER CARD, also you can wire money via Western Union, Money Gram.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ¿?

1.- I am just one person, can I join some group tour?

Yes, you can, we have departure every day, feel free to decide when to go.

2.- We don’t like to go in a big group, can we arrange a private tour?

Yes you can, our group tours go with 15 or 19 people, but if you want, you can also arrange a private tour, we have different rates for it depending on how many people you are.

3.- I will travel with my family, we have two 65 YO people, do you think, can they make it?

We had people on this tour from 70 and 75 YO, the tour is not hard, but you have some small hikes into the Inca Sites where there are many steps to go up and down if you think they are not to fit to do it, we recommend to take a Private tour, that will be a perfect plan to do the tour quite easily and smoothly.

4.- We want to take the tour included Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, do we have enough time to do it in the same day tour of Machu Picchu?

Yes, On this tour you will sleep in Aguas Calientes (Town of Machu Picchu) so you can take some of the first busses, the park opens at 6:00 am. suppose that you will get in at 7:00 am. First, you can climb the Mountain (2 or 3 and 1/2 hours hike) until 10:30 am. Then, you can go out to use the toilet or eat something and rest, then you can start the guided tour around the citadel (Around 2 hours) until 14:00 hrs. Then you will have free time to continue exploring on your own, the park is open until 5 pm. You will have like 10 hours to be there, the train departure to return is at 19:00 hrs.

5.- How about my luggage, can I take all my staff?, or where can I store it?

As this tour is only for 2 days we recommend to take only small backpacks because there are restrictions to take on the train, and also all the streets in Aguas Calientes have only pedestrian access. The rest of your stuff you can be stored at your accommodation in Cusco, All the Hotels have storage if you book the night for your way back, you can leave your stuff there, another option is that you can leave your stuff in our office, in the two options you don’t need to pay anything extra.

6.- How about the altitude, Are going to pass by other places higher than Cusco?

Cusco city is located in 3350 masl. (10990 Ft.) the only place higher than Cusco is Chinchero area 3750 masl. then you will descend to Aguas Calientes 2050 masl. Machu Picchu is located in 2450 masl (8038 Ft.); we always recommend to have at least one day in Cusco to acclimatize; altitude sickness is very different for everyone, sometimes you don’t have any problem.

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