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Trek the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu (4 Days)

This is the best option for anyone who wants to get off the beaten track and visit authentic communities surrounded by picturesque mountains, lakes and valley landscapes!

USD $787.00USD $852.00

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Trek the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu (4 Days)


  • Trekking in the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
  • Authentic local villages
  • Hot Springs


The Lares trek in the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is one of the best alternative trekking routes to see this incredible region of Peru.

We’ll start this beautiful trek in a small village in the Sacred Valley before ascending two passes (more than 4,000 m). Along the way, we’ll pass through traditional and colorful villages and relax in the hot springs in Lares. We’ll end the trip with a visit to Machu Picchu on the last day!


4 Days/3 Nights

What’s Included

  • Professional, bilingual Tour Guide for the duration of our Trek the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu tour
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Pick-up from hotel
  • Transportation
    • bus to starting point of our trek
    • train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    • round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu
    • 2-hour train ride back to Cusco
    • a 2-hour bus ride
  • Previously boiled, filtered drinking water
    • water is included after the first 4 hours of the trip
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Inca site
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3-afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks
    • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day are not included
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Cook
  • 2 people tents
  • Sleeping pads
  • Porters (to carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First Aid kit
  • Vegetarian food upon request at no extra cost!

What to Bring

  • Original passport (and *International Student card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be rented from us)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket (down jackets recommended)
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (Cotton t-shirts not recommended)
  • Comfortable pants (we strongly recommend hiking convertible pants)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block (SPF 35+ recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Cameras
  • Flashlight with extra batteries (headlamps are useful)
  • Shorts for swimming
  • Bathing suit
  • Towels (No cotton towels. quick-dry towels recommended)
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Band-aids and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money

Important Notes

Minimum 2 people

Difficulty level: Hard. The elevation of our trek from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is quite high and involves steep ascents.

The train included in all tours is the Cerrojo backpacker. Train times will only be confirmed once the tour is paid in full. During the high season (June to September), the earliest train you could take is the 1:37 pm and the last train is at 9:20 pm. Train times are subject to change depending on Peru rail time table and availability. If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (larger windows) for an additional cost. Additionally, we will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

Lares, Cusco, Peru

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Lares, Cusco, Peru -13.105302, -72.044594

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