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Address: 08000, Peru
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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USD 325.00*
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Abra of Lares Biking Tour from Cusco
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USD 551.00*
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Tour
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USD 625.00*
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Including Hot Springs

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Great alternative to Inca Trek

Ive done this Trek with g Adventures and it was just awsome. During the 3 Day Trek we havent met a single other Tourist and the Landscape is just astonishing !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dustin K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive done this Trek with g Adventures and it was just awsome. During the 3 Day Trek we havent met a single other Tourist and the Landscape is just astonishing !

Thank Dustin K
Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband did the Lares Trek with G Adventures at the end of March. The trek itself was stunning and we were lucky to not have too many weather issues along the way. We saw 3 other tourists in 3 days - a heck of a difference to the Inca trail. It's a definite physical and mental challenge... More 

1 Thank gingerluci
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had a chance to talk with people that did the more popular Inca Trail , and by the sounds of things, I lucked out that the Inca Trail was sold out. The Lares Trek is unreal, truly inspiring. My guide with G - Adventures made the experience even better. It was my first trek, and I was a bit... More 

2 Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We took a two day your through the Lares Trek. It was just amazing. The views are absolutely amazing and the trek is not too tough. By not too tough I mean that the roads, or so called roads, can be walked with moderate difficulty and the distances aren't too long (20km a day max). But don't think that walking... More 

1 Thank Immerenga
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I recently just came back from a Peru trip and the views on this trail are stunning. You do reach am altitude of 4800m so altitude pills definitely come in handy. Quite a few of the group started felling the effects of the altitude on the second day when we reached the summit. Nothing to serious, headaches, muscle cramping and... More 

1 Thank east_coast_girl08
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

A must do! This is an alternate trek towards Machi Picchu and in my view it is a much better option than the Inca Trail. We trekked for 4 days and didnt see another group of foreign tourists. Got into the real Peru, stopped for lunch in old ruins, and summited mountains accompanied by local farmers and their Lamas and... More 

1 Thank 811one_love
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a 4 days / 3 nights trek with SAM travel and it was great. Great views, and when we went (1st week of September), we barely saw any other tourists until Machu Picchu. Reasonably challenging, especially going over the high mountain passes,but nothing beyond reasonable fitness levels. Get some altitude acclimatisation first though!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Most people only think about the Inca Trail as the primary hiking path to Machu Picchu. There is another option -- the Lares Valley. It is very beautiful, not quite as high (14,500 ft. pass at maximum), much less crowded and much cleaner than the Inca Trail. And you have a lodge to lodge option so that you don't have... More 

3 Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The trek is only 2 days. Then another day to aguascalientes by bus and train and last day visit to machupicchu. During day 1 we did our way up to 4200m and slept on tents in the middle of nowhere with a breathtaking views (and freezing temperatures, better bring a below zero sleeping bag or rent the one from the... More 

1 Thank Francisco P
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We loved our guide, we loved the challenge!! The views are soaring and you won't be able to believe what you accomplish! Be aware that the altitude is VERY challenging on the second day of the trek. I'm in super good shape and I hike all the time in California, but hiking in the altitude on the ascent was the... More 

4 Thank Beth P

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