Discover Peru in depth by visiting one of its most mysterious sites - Machu Picchu. This tour is a whole new adventure which you will surely enjoy.
Peru and the Valley of Lares
Peru is a place which surprises everyone who visits it. The infinite landscapes full of various forms of relief and a rich pallet of nature colors make it the favorite destination for those who are passionate about nature and ecotourism. Here is where you can feel the presence of the Incas Empire through the monuments, antique villages and the archeological remains such as Machu Picchu.
In the south the massive mountains of Andes clash with the impressive valleys such as the Valley of Sagrado (the Sacred Valley) or the Valley of Lares. The latter is a breathtaking place rich in glacial lagoons and warm thermal waters, such as the thermal baths of Lares. It is one of the best hiking routes and a place with a great variety of flora and fauna.
Here is where your 4 day adventure will begin.
A 4 DAY TOUR
DAY 1: CUSCO | LARES - HUACAWASI
You will enjoy a delicious breakfast just before we pick you up to go to Calca in the Sacred Valley.
The route will start by departing towards two large mountains, Sawasiray and Pitusiray, at more than 4,000 meters of height (13,992 feet). Later on, we will descend to the city of Lares, a typical small colonial city. There we will enjoy the hot springs, have lunch and finally prepare for our hiking adventure.
We will take an ascending road towards Huacawasi (3600 m - 11811 ft) which will be our first stop. This small town is full of colors, adobe houses, typical llamas and good atmosphere.
DAY 2: HUACAWASI | ARURAYOQ - MANTANAY
We will have breakfast to gather strength and start our trek to the Aruraycocha (at 4500 m / 14763 ft), the highest point of the day. The view here is amazing, you can see the beautiful Lake Aruraycocha.
Here the change in vegetation is evident. In the Mantanay conservation area we will have the possibility of observing a typical kind of tree called Q'euñas next to the a lake of Yuraccocha. Here, around these lakes we will have lunch. With a bit of luck, we might run into the Andean Condor (the largest non-marine bird on the planet). Afterwards, will continue down to Mantanay village, our second camp at 3800 meters (12467 ft).
DAY 3: MANTANAY | YANAHUARA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
On this day we will cover the last route of trekking that goes to Yanahuara, located at 2950 m (9678 ft), another beautiful and colorful city located in the Sacred Valley. Here the important grains of white corn are harvested. We will have our last meal together and we will say goodbye to our staff, cooks and drivers.
Then we will depart to Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that was once the royal hacienda of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region. Today it is a museum with interesting Inca ruins. Here we will take the train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night before visiting Machu Picchu.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
We will leave early in the morning, by bus or trekking, to finally visit one of the 7 wonders of the world. We will arrive at the first hour so that you are the first ones to reach the top and enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Then we will enjoy a guided tour of 2 hours where we will learn every secret, story and fact about the Inca citadel. If you wish, you can climb the Hauyna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu or visit the Puerta del Sol or the Inca bridge.
Around 1pm we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. Here you can have lunch, visit the museum or simply relax before taking the train back to Cusco.
In this tour you will experience Peru first hand with all of its rich legacy of Incas while enjoying the beautiful landscapes full of valleys and high mountains.
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, Valencia Travel Cusco has established that you have up to 30 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.