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The tour Lares Trek Machu Picchu 7 days is ideal for those who wish to experience the rich culture of Peru and see the most important sites in and around Cusco. You can see and learn about the history of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and then do the beautiful walk of Lares through the Andean Cordillera. On this walk we visit local villages and houses and meet fascinating people who live here and continue practicing ancient customs. This trek ends with a visit to Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco.

From USD 850

Type Tour

Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture


Those who enjoy hiking and are in good physical shape

Distance - Dificulty


Itinerary Details

Day 1: Transfer in airport Hotel, free afternoon - optional City Tour

Reception at the airport, our marioexpeditions staff will be waiting for you with a sign and your name to pick you up and take you to your Andean house or similar hotel. You will have free time all afternoon to acclimatize or you can also take our optional tour of the tour of the city. It’s 4 hours: places to visit Qoricancha. The Religious Center known as the “Temple of the Sun” highlights the impressive engineering used. In its construction. Then we will visit Sacsayhuaman. – Located 3 km from the city of Cusco, impressive fortress of monumental stones and excellent architecture. Qenqo – Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheater where sacrifices were made. PucaPucara.- Old Tambo, guard post along the Inca roads. Tambomachay.- 12 km from the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of water worship, traditionally known as Inca baths or where the water of eternal youth is found. 06:00 PM we are back in Cusco to leave it at your hotel and rest for the next day’s tour.


Precio: $ 30 dollars per peson


It includes:

  • Transport
  • Professional guide of English and Spanish

Not include:

  • Entrances to archaeological centers
  • Tips

Day 2: Free day - optional Tour Sacred Valley

You will pick it up from your hotel with the bus, then continue along the paved road to the city of chincheros. You will appreciate its colonial temple and also learn from the fabrics that make in this place are very famous for their fabrics and had here you can make your purchases of textiles then continue with the trip to the city of Ollantaytambo, the only inhabited Inca city where we will visit the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, we will continue our tour to Urubamba, where we will have lunch in a cozy typical restaurant in the afternoon we will go through the cities from Yucay Calca Lamay Ccoya observing a beautiful flora and fauna during the trip that lasts approximately 45 minutes until you reach the city of Pisaq, located 32 km from the city of Cusco, where you can appreciate and do some shopping at the Craft Market of Pisaq, where you can see the typical pottery crafts, after enjoying and doing some shopping we headed We will go back to the city of Cusco around 6:30 pm so you can rest early and prepare for the next day most awaited Inca Trail.


Price: $ 40 dollars per person


It includes:

  • Transport
  • Professional guide of English and Spanish

Not include:

  • Lunch
  • Entrances to archaeological centers
  • Tips

Day 3 : Cusco - Calca - Lares - Wacawasi

We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 in the morning and drive to Lares for three hours. We will pass by the Sacred Valley and we will stop in the village of Calca where we will be able to visit the local market.

Then we will continue by car until we reach Lares, beginning of the walk (3,260 meters – 10,695 feet). Here, you can enjoy the thermal baths to warm up the muscles before the walk and a delicious lunch.

We will start walking for an average of 4 hours towards the first camp. First, we will ascend gradually for 30 minutes, and then the road is relatively flat. We will cross a small stream and continue along the valley until we reach the village of Wacawasi. In the walk, we will see local people with traditional clothes like ponchos and very colorful hats. After passing the village, we will ascend for an average of 40 minutes by the mountain and we will arrive at our first camp that is to 3,880 meters or 12,730 feet.

Day 4 : Wacawasi - Ipsaykassa - Patacancha

After breakfast, we will start climbing for about 3 hours on the Puna to the highest pass called Ipsaykassa (4,450 meters – 14,600 feet). Going up to the pass, we will see alpacas, llamas, and sheep grazing and also we will be able to see traditional houses of stone with roofs of grass. During the pass, we will descend for half an hour to the beautiful lagoon of Ipsaycocha where we will have lunch.

Then we will continue walking to our camp for an average of 2.5 hours. Then, we will gradually descend for an hour and a half to reach the traditional village of Patacancha. Our camp is in this town (3,700 meters – 12,140 feet).

Day 5 : Patacancha - Pallata - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes Pacaymayo - Wiñay Wayna

After breakfast, we will take a car for 40 minutes to Pallata. We will begin to ascend a path for approximately 45 minutes to the archaeological site of Pumamarca where we will make a tour. We will continue for 3 hours on a relatively flat road that will take us through the valley and follow the ancient Inca Trail. We will descend again to the bottom of the valley where we will continue along the Patacancha River until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo.

Here we will have lunch, we will have time to rest, and we will say goodbye to our support staff. Then in the afternoon we could visit the main square of Ollantaytambo, and make a short walk to the Qolqas Incas (warehouses) for an hour. In the afternoon we will have dinner at a local restaurant and then take the train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 6 : Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After having breakfast very early in the hotel, you will meet the guide to take the 25-minute bus to Machu Picchu. We will begin our the Great Tour of Machu Picchu which takes 3 hours. We will visit important sites such as the Temple of the Sun, the Main Square, Intiwatana and the Temple of the Condor, among the main ones.

After the tour, you will have free time where you can explore Machu Picchu on your own and take more photos. When they are ready, they will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, and in the afternoon they will take the train back to Cusco where we will wait for them at the train station to take them to their hotel.

Day 7 : Salida

We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight.


  • Every night accommodation (hotel)
  • All scheduled excursions with English and Spanish speaking guide
  • All entries.
  • All scheduled transfers.
  • Meals in the lares trek (3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners).
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • English / Spanish speaking guide for all tours mentioned.
  • Cook in charge of the preparation of meals.
  • Porters and horses (to transport equipment of tents, food and the kitchen).
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit.


  • Sleeping bag can be hired at our office for the 4-day hike
  • Extra horse: You can hire an extra one for your personal things.
  • First breakfast.
  • Lunch after visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Airfare Lima – Cusco – Lima (optional extra cost of $ 230.00 USD).
  • Optional lunch buffet Sacred Valley $ 20.00 USD (on request).
  • Optional lunch buffet Machu Picchu $ 27.00 USD (on request).
  • Insurance of any kind.


  • Original passport and student ISIC card (if applicable).
  • Sleeping bag (can rent from us).
  • Small backpack to carry your belongings.
  • Canes (can rent from us).
  • Swimsuit (if you want to enter the thermal baths in Lares or Aguas Calientes).
  • Good shoes or hiking boots, and a pair of sandals.
  • Camera and extra batteries.
  • Lantern.
  • Waterproof and plastic poncho (especially during the rainy season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable and light clothing for the walk.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Sun block and sunglasses.
  • Cap for the sun.
  • Warm clothing that includes thermal clothing, cap for the cold, and gloves.
  • Small towel.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Bottle of water with enough content until the first lunch of the walk (we will give them boiled water every day).
  • Tips for the guide, cook and muleteer (optional).

Booking Form

Go to the booking page and fill out our booking form.You make a person fill out the form for the group, so be sure to book all together. Have your passport ready, that is important for us that you enter all your information details.



About Us

Mario Expeditions is a young agency, offers adventure tours throughout Peru and also adventure tour to Machu Picchu through different routes and ways


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