The Lares Valley offers you an authentic scenery of diversity in domestic fauna culture. People of the area keep their traditions and costumes of the Andean culture, as well as their traditional colourful clothing, farming habits and religious rituals to the Apus (mountains). Especially in the Lares Valley, there are many communities with a large number of Llama and Alpaca breeders.
We offer you a recovered tradition: Travelling in the Andes as the ancient Incas did it! You will be exploring parts of the original Inca Trail as well as ancient paths of food supply from Cusco to Machu Picchu. We will hike over the Andes, being accompanied by carrier Llamas and Llama breeders. These 3 days will be an interchange of culture and traditions of the Cusco highlands while enjoying the amazing landscape, natural Andean lagoons and snow peaks and a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs.
Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Cuncani
Your Llama adventure starts very early in the morning at 3:00 am in Cusco city, when we will pick you up from you hotel and then start our car ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We pass the colourful town of Calca and then ride up to the right side to the Lares hot springs, arriving at perfect time to dip yourself in the natural hot baths.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
Cuncani – Huarcahuasi – Ipsaycocha Lagoon
We wake up very early that morning to be ready to enjoy the sunrise in the middle of the Andes, which is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in South America. A cup of Peruvian coffee will help us to wake up in the meantime. That’s when our crew will prepare a delicious breakfast for you. Afterwards we get ourselves and the carrier llamas ready for an amazing day of hiking!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
Ipsaycocha Lagoon – Patacancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
We begin our third day with a delicious breakfast, get together the carrier Llamas, load the gear and start do descend for approximately 3 hours until Patacancha town. Here we will say goodbye to our carrier Llamas.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
You will take your breakfast very early in the morning. Then we start our last day, climbing up the hill to the famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Avoiding the crowds, you will be one of the first visitors of the day. Your tour guide will take you around the vast ruins for about 3 hours, comprehensively explaining its historical significance and place in the Inca Empire. After this you have some free time to wander around.
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Group price US$ 600.00 based on 4 people.
Price for 2 people US$ 700 per person
Price for 3 people US$ 660 per person
Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.
Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.