Lares Trek Experience 9D/8N (Lima to Lima)

Discover an alternative route to Machu Picchu that is equally as great but less crowded than the Inca Trail via the Lares Trek.

This high altitude trek will please hikers interested in interacting with the local communities and seeing their way of life in the countryside.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the colonial city of Cuzco
  • Hike through Andes mountain villages
  • See magical Machu Picchu in the early morning light
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Tour Information


  • - 8 Nights in hostels, 3 or 4-star hotels and camping during the trek
  • - Airport transfers, flights, train and bus transportation
  • - 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • - Active adventure and city exploration
  • - Professional bilingual guide on trek and Machu Picchu tour
  • - Briefing, entry fees, services during trek


Every Tuesday


Day 1: Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima, the City of Kings. Upon arrival to the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Once you have checked into the hotel, the remainder of your first day will be free.

Day 2: Lima - Cuzco, Peru

Enjoy the morning free to explore the city on your own.

In the afternoon, our driver will pick you up from your hotel’s foyer and will transfer you to the airport to take the flight towards the imperial city of Cuzco.

Day 3: Cuzco, Peru

Enjoy a free day in Cuzco to explore the city on your own.

Day 4: Cuzco - Wakawasi, Peru

Embark on your journey with a bus ride to Lares Town for a peek into local life where you will begin your 6-hour trek along a zigzagging ascent to the village of Wakawasi.

Enjoy encounters with friendly local families and spectacular views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains.

Day 5: Wakawasi - Patacancha, Peru

Enjoy a 4-hour trek to Patacancha town by crossing over the Ipsayccocha pass.

Day 6: Patacancha - Aguas Calientes, Peru

Today you will walk another 4 hours to reach Ollantaytambo where you will have lunch and then hop on a train to Aguas Calientes.

Overnight in a hotel.

Day 7: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cuzco, Peru

Today’s the big day!

Marvel at Machu Picchu and explore this mysterious site with your guide.

You’ll then return to Cuzco after an unforgettable adventure!

Day 8: Cuzco - Lima, Peru

At the appropriate time, our driver will pick you up at the hotel’s foyer and will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back to Lima.

Once in Lima, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Lima, Peru

Today, you’ll be transferred to the airport to take the international flight back to home.

Safe travels ahead!