a transformational adventure
Starting price: USD 2,400 (in high season) per person in double accommodation
The Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu offers the perfect combination of adventure travel and cultural immersion.
Daily expeditions will lead you along seldom-traveled highland trails surrounded by exquisite snow-capped peaks, past roving herds of llamas and alpacas, around impossibly hued turquoise lakes, and through graceful waterfalls. Your destinations will include fascinating archaeological sites, thought-provoking agricultural and commercial Andean cooperatives, and bustling towns and markets showcasing the flavors of the region as well as the wares of its skilled artisans. Most importantly, you will travel to hidden communities unchanged for centuries for a unique upclose visit with local people. Expert guides tailor the experience with an offer of à la carte activities and daily cultural encounters. At each day’s sunset, settle into deluxe mountain lodges run in partnership with local communities, to prepare for a new day of multi-activity adventure and exploration.
|Day 1||Pick up from your hotel in Cusco / Explore Pisac Market & Visit Pisac Archeological Complex /During the afternoon opt for visiting
Awanakancha or enjoy a hike from Amaru to Viacha. Overnight
|Day 2||Visit Ancasmarca along the hub-town of Lares / During the afternoon opt for visiting the ancient weavers’ village of Choquecancha, a hike from Quelqena to Huacahuasi or a hike from Cuncani to Huacahuasi / Overnight|
|Day 3||Explore Huacahuasi community / afternoon optional activities / Visit a local farmer’s market and a Pre-Inca and Inca cultural museum and Ollantaytambo village, Take a hike from Lares pass to the village of Totora or a hike from Huacahuasi to Patacancha. Overnight|
|Day 4||Explore the archeological site of Ollantaytambo / Train excursion from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes / Overnight|
|Day 5||Visit Machu Picchu Citadel and late morning opt for a hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain /Afternoon train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transfer to Cusco|
Explore unique Inca paths, visit great archeological sites, get to know the most important Indigenous markets and real indigenous traditions, visit unique Machu Picchu Archeological Complex.