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10 Day itinerary in Peru, South America

Lares Inca Trail Tour with Have Clothes, Will Travel

Hi, I'm Lindsey, the voice behind the blog Have Clothes, Will Travel. I’m from Wisconsin, but I’ve had the pleasure of living in and traveling throughout South America. I’ve been to Peru multiple times and have fallen in love with this incredible country. The adventures are endless, the food divine,... Read More

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

Average
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Recommended Age

Minimum 10
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Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

Tour Guide

starting point

Lima

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Meet local people

Historic & cultural landmarks

Connect With Nature

Start

End

Highlights

1

Walking city tour of Cusco

2

Lares trek, with breathtaking views

3

Visit Maras Salt Mines

4

Inca Trail by Train

Itinerary

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Day 1

place Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival, you can check into your accommodation and spend the rest of the day at leisure!

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Aeropuerto
Day 2

place Flight to Cusco

After breakfast, please head to your upcoming flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Half-day walking tour of Cusco: Take a tour of Cusco, the imposing Imperial City, an example of the harmonious coexistence between the Andean and Spanish cultures. You will start with a visit to the Main Plaza, where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city. Then, you will continue by foot until you reach the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, on which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. Your tour will finish with a visit to the Bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, also known as ¨The Artists District¨, the cradle of well-known folk artisans, with its narrow and winding streets and its popular art and knick-knacks shops.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Antigua Casona San Blas
Day 3

place Maras / Moray & Misminay

You will head in the direction of the Maras salt mines, an amazing place where the finest salt in the world is extracted: Maras salt. On the way, you will make a stop at the Raqchi viewpoint, from where you will have an impressive view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then, you will visit the Misminay community. Upon arrival, the villagers will give you a warm welcome with music and typical dances. There, you will be able to learn about the Andean families' lifestyle, by sharing some of their daily activities with them. Then, you will enjoy a delicious and traditional lunch prepared with local products. You will continue with a visit to Moray, a fascinating archeological site with huge concentric terraces, which the Incas used as a botanical laboratory.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

place Start of Lares Trek

You will leave Cusco in the direction of the community of Huaran, where the horses and muleteers that will carry the luggage will be waiting for you. You will have time to prepare before starting the walk. Once ready, you will begin the journey to the Cancha Cancha community. There, you will appreciate the lifestyle of its friendly settlers. Then, you will have free time to enjoy lunch and explore the place before resuming the walk. After approximately 1 hour, you will arrive at the place where the camp will be established. There, you will have time to rest, have tea and walk around. At night, you will dine under the stars before resting for the next day. Total walking distance: 12 kilometers Minimum height: 3300 m.a.s.l. Maximum height: 4250 m.a.s.l. Walking hours: 6 hours Degree of difficulty: 4 out of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Camping
Day 5

place Day 2 of Lares Trek

After breakfast, you will leave the camp and start walking towards the first step: open Pachacutec. From there, you will appreciate imposing glaciers and beautiful mountain ranges. Then, you will descend through the mountain until you reach Quishuarani, where you will have an hour for lunch. Then, you will resume the walk towards the camp. Once installed, you will have time to rest, have tea and walk around. At night, you will dine under the stars before resting for the next day. Total walking distance: 14 kilometers Minimum height: 3800 m.a.s.l. Maximum height: 4400 m.a.s.l. Walking hours: 8 hours Degree of difficulty: 4 out of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Camping
Day 6

place 3rd day of Lares Trek

After an energetic breakfast, you will leave the camp and set out for Willkiccasa, where you will see glacial lakes and a puna area. From that point, you will descend for about 3 hours to reach the Baños de Lares, where you will have time for lunch. Then, you will get on the bus that will take you to Ollantaytambo station. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Total walking distance: 16 kilometers Minimum height: 3300 m.a.s.l. Maximum height: 411100 m.a.s.l. Walking hours: 7 hours Degree of difficulty: 4 out of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Day 7

place Inca Trail by train (Day 1)

Be transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station, where you will have time to prepare for the trip. You will board the train towards Km 104, where you will begin your trek to the magnificent ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Once there, you will rest and enjoy a re-energizing box lunch, before returning to the path towards the Intipunku or Sun Gate. From there, you will have an impressive view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Then you will board the bus that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will be installed in your selected hotel and you can rest for the rest of the afternoon. Total walking distance: 12 km Minimum height: 2100 masl Maximum height: 2700 masl Total walking distance: 6 hours Difficulty ranking: 3 of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: El MaPi Hotel byInkaterra
Day 8

place Inca Trail by train (Day 2)

After a healthy and energizing breakfast, you will board the bus that will take you to Machu Picchu to start your guided tour. The required documents will be reviewed by the Machu Picchu Control staff prior to admission. Once inside, your guide will tell you about the history, organization, and mysteries of this unique Inca citadel. Afterward, you will have free time to return to the places that impressed you the most to take pictures. At the end of the visit, you will board the bus that will take you back to Aguas Calientes for lunch or a tour around the streets of this picturesque town. At the scheduled time, you will board the EXPEDITION train back to Ollantaytambo station. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the train station and transferred to the hotel.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Antigua Casona San Blas
Day 9

place Rainbow Mountain Trek

You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. Depending on time, you might continue your walk towards the Red Valley, where you will appreciate a beautiful landscape of mountains of red dirt. There, you will also have time to appreciate the place and take photos. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco. Total walking distance: 10 km Minimum height: 4652 m.a.s.l. Maximum height: 5,020 m.a.s.l. Walking hours: 3.5 hours Degree of difficulty: 3 of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

place Departure Day

After breakfast, you will be assisted at the hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your flight!

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Aeropuerto
  • Antigua Casona San Blas
  • Camping
  • El Albergue Ollantaytambo
  • El MaPi Hotel byInkaterra

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (9)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)

Transport expand_less

  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

Activities expand_less

  • Cusco city walking tour (Private)
  • Maras / Moray & Misminay visit (Private)
  • 4D Lares Trek (Private)
  • 2D Inca Trail by Train (Private)
  • Rainbow Mountain Trek (Private)

Extras expand_less

  • 24/7 local assistance

Not Included expand_less

  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • International & Domestic air tickets
  • Other Meals/Drinks

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