Lares Trek and Inca Trail combinated

inca jungle


5 days / 4 nigths
Tour type
Trekking, Aventure, Inca Trail
Group Size
15 Person
English and Spanish

General Information

Inca Trail + Lares trek 5 days

The Lares Valley Trek combined with the Short Inca Trail offers a comprehensive 5-day experience that encompasses the best aspects of various worlds. This journey takes you to remote Quechua villages, preserving their ancient culture, and provides opportunities for meaningful interactions. Our itinerary is exceptionally scenic, featuring breathtaking glaciers, vivid turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, adorable Chinchillas, traditionally attired locals, charming children, llamas, and alpacas.

In the final two days, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the Incas on the original paved Inca trail, immersing yourself in the ancient world. Explore historical Inca ruins like Wiñaywayna and Chachabamba, culminating in a hike through the Sun Gate leading directly to Machu Picchu Llacta.



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USD $340.00 per person
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Book now and complete the balance upon arrival in Cusco.

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Lares trek and Short Inca Trail 5 Days Itinerary

We’ll depart from Cusco at 06:00 am for your Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail adventure. After a 2-hour drive to the Calca valley, we’ll enjoy breakfast, then continue our journey in a private van, ascending to the highest point on this road, which stands at 4275 meters (13,891 feet). From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. After soaking in the magnificent scenery, we’ll drive to the Lares hot spring, where we’ll rendezvous with our horseman and indulge in a satisfying lunch before embarking on the trek. While our skilled chef prepares our delectable meal, you have the option to take a relaxing dip in the hot spring.

Next, we’ll hike to Kiswarani waterfall, where our dedicated team will establish our initial campsite at an elevation of 3600 meters (11,811 feet). During this first leg of the trek, we’ll cover approximately 7 kilometers (3.72 miles). Along the way, you’ll have the chance to

After savoring a delightful breakfast, our journey commences at 06:30 a.m. We ascend towards the Condor Pass, reaching an elevation of 4200 meters (13,779 feet), the pinnacle of our hike. Here, we are greeted by unparalleled landscapes and the awe-inspiring glacier. As we reach the summit of Condor Pass, you’ll be treated to the sight of wallatas (Andean geese) gracefully gliding in the crystal-clear blue waters. At this juncture, our guide will offer you a well-deserved cup of coca tea, allowing you to take a moment to rejuvenate. Meanwhile, your guide will perform a spiritual ceremony, paying homage to the sacred mountains of Sawasiray.

Following this, we descend to the lakeside area, where we’ll savor our delectable lunch amidst the company of Andean ducks and queullas, surrounded by the scenic beauty of these pristine lakes.

The second day of our adventure unfolds with a spectacular trek through the Huaran mountain range, offering ample opportunities to spot a variety of Andean bird species, including Andean condors, hawks, and swallows. This leg of the journey covers a distance of 15 kilometers (9 miles).

Descending through the Cancha Cancha valley, our journey continues for approximately 3 hours. This charming town enjoys a pleasantly warm climate. During our descent, we’ll have the opportunity to admire corn and potato farms nourished by the crystalline waters flowing from the magnificent snow-capped peaks that command the valley. These peaks also serve as the source for the revered Urubamba River, known as Wilkamayu or the Sacred River. After a satisfying lunch, we’ll embark on a 20-minute bus ride to the historic Inca village of Ollantaytambo, where we’ll

Departing Ollantatambo at 06:00 am, we commence our Inca Trail adventure. Our journey begins with a train ride that takes us to kilometer 104, the starting point of our trek. This leg of the trek encompasses the most enchanting section of the Classic Inca Trail 4 Days. Along the way, we’ll explore captivating Inca sites, encounter diverse flora and fauna, and revel in the breathtaking vistas of the Andes.

We’ll cover 10 kilometers of the trail, commencing in the Sacred Valley and ascending along a paved Inca trail to reach the archaeological marvel of Winay Wayna. From there, our path leads us to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). After our visit to Wiñay Wayna, we’ll enjoy a satisfying box lunch.

Following our meal, we’ll traverse through the verdant and lush cloud forest that blankets the mountain, providing glimpses of a wide array of plants, flowers, orchids, and avian species.

As the day’s trekking comes to a close, we’ll reach the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the afternoon, affording us our initial panoramic views of Machu Picchu gracefully perched on the mountain ridge below. The afternoon sunlight creates the perfect conditions for photography, and with fewer tourists on-site, it’s an ideal moment to capture stunning images of this remarkable archaeological wonder. After passing through the Sun Gate, we’ll continue hiking for approximately 45 minutes to reach Machu Picchu, from where we’ll board a bus to Aguas Calientes. Upon arriving, we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Day 5 holds the enchantment of Machu Picchu. We’ll rise early to catch the first bus to Machu Picchu, where we’ll witness the sunrise casting its glow over the ancient ruins.

Your guide will dedicate approximately 3 hours to elucidate the key facets of Machu Picchu. Following the guided tour, you’ll have the freedom to independently explore the ruins and, if you’ve secured the option, embark on the Huaynapicchu hike (note that this requires a separate entrance ticket priced at $65 per person).

As the day unfolds, we’ll return to Aguas Calientes, board a train bound for Ollantaytambo, and then transfer to a bus headed for Cusco. Once in Cusco, we’ll ensure your safe return to your hotel.

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    What our customers say?

    February 6, 2024
    4 day Inka trail trek My friend and I did the 4 day Inka trek trail which included river rafting. The team were so friendly and funny. We felt safe and prepped with safety instructions. The views were incredible as we went down the river. Highly recommend!
    February 3, 2024
    Valió la pena al 100%! El Inca Jungle Trek en Perú fue una experiencia verdaderamente aventurera y variada. Nuestro guía, Amaru, fue excepcionalmente amable y posee un profundo conocimiento sobre su país. Las vistas a lo largo del trekking fueron espectaculares. Definitivamente, lo haría de nuevo 🙂
    January 30, 2024
    Excellent Amaru was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure you are comfortable and help every step of the way!
    Dani F
    Dani F
    January 16, 2024
    Viaje inolvidable. Una expericia única rodeados de naturaleza y disfrute. 10/10 El Inka jungle estuvo increíble. Una experiencia maravillosa que será imborrable. Nuestro guía Guille un genio!! Nos contó mucho la historia Inka , durante el trekking probamos distintas frutas del camino y nos enseñó sobre ellas, fritas plantas animales. Recomiendo muchísimo. Toda la actividad fue fenomenal. Las bicis por la montaña con unas vistas hermosas, el rafting, el trekking y finalmente machu pichu. Esperamos volver pronto a peru, ha sido una experiencia y un viaje inolvidable.
    Gabriella M
    Gabriella M
    November 28, 2023
    Inka Jungle Trek with Paul My Inka Jungle trek with Paul as the guide was fantastic. He expertly navigated the route, shared insightful information, and ensured a safe journey. His knowledge of the area enriched the experience, making it both educational and adventurous. I highly recommend Paul for the Inka Jungle trek.
    October 26, 2023
    Esperienza bellissima! Da rifare assolutamente Esperienza super divertente, ci siamo sempre sentiti al sicuro e le guide sono molto simpatiche e accoglienti! Da rifare assolutamente
    Michael P
    Michael P
    September 1, 2023
    Highlight of Peru Trip Our time on the Inca Jungle Trek was amazing. This is the best alternative to the traditional Inca Trail treks as it includes fun activities (and cheaper as well). Mountain biking, river rafting, and zip lining are great additions on the journey to Machu Picchu. Also stopping along the trek to meet various local village farmers was really neat! Our guide Paul was helpful and informative. We had a big group of individuals who all booked through different agencies so it was sometimes difficult to provide all the answers. There may have been some confusion at times but it all worked out in the end. It should be noted that the accommodations are very basic for the first 2 nights so don’t expect anything fancy. As long as you go into this trek with the right attitude then it will be a blast. This was the highlight of my Peru trip!
    jhensson c
    jhensson c
    August 30, 2023
    Buena experiencia Todo el viaje fue muy bueno, lleno de mucha aventura y caminatas con hermosos paisajes, a la comida le doy un 8 de 10, sin embargo todo lo demás fue muy bueno.
    Lucio S
    Lucio S
    August 30, 2023
    Increíble Realmente muy buena excursión... Paul el guía fue una maravilla y nos brindo una atención impecable, sin dudas volvería a realizar la misma excursión...
    Frank May
    Frank May
    August 19, 2023
    Brilliant time Great a great tour, with amazing activities throughout. Paul and Emerson were both amazing from a tour of machu picchu to teaching us salsa. Would highly recommend.

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