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Lares Trek & Royal Inca Trail

Lares Trek & Royal Inca Trail

Lares Trek & Royal Inca Trail Overview

Avoid the crowds and trek in the stunning Lares region for three days before joining the Royal Inca Trail to enter Machu Picchu through the Iconic Sun Gate.

Highlights of Lares Trek & Royal Inca Trail

  • Step back in time and explore the stunning Lares region
  • Trek for 3 days in verdant valleys and over high passes
  • Discover iconic Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
  • Acclimatisation in the Sacred Valley
  • Walking tour of Cuzco

    This trail is the ideal alternative to the classic Inca Trail, taking you away from the crowds and ‘back in time’ to discover stunning scenery in an unspoilt area. It is in no way less impressive than the well-known route, as we follow trails through verdant valleys and over passes, whilst discovering the little-changed culture of the Quechua communities in their small hamlets and stone cottages en route. We trek over two passes which offer incredible mountain views, and descend past lakes shimmering a glorious emerald-blue. All leading to the Sun Gate where we are greeted with one of the most iconic views in the world - Machu Picchu.


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