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Peru: Beyond the Sacred Valley with the Lares Adventure

11 days from £2,938pp

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Peru: Beyond the Sacred Valley with the Lares Adventure

11 days from £2,938pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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On this holiday you can get under the skin of Peruvian culture and set foot on wild landscapes little trodden by visitors. You won’t miss out on the highlights: you visit imperial Cusco, Machu Picchu and the temple fortresses of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.  But between visits to these stars of Inca heritage you’ll be walking along silent, sun-blistered upland trails, usually within sight of snow-dazzled Andean peaks, discovering buzzing village markets and the rustic settlements of weavers and livestock herders, meeting giggling bands of children making their daily rural trek to school, all under the scrutiny of grazing llamas.  You don't have to go far: new community roads are opening up previously little-visited regions not far from  the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

You don’t have to rough it either: sleep in cosy purpose-built lodges, nourished with hot meals. You’re accompanied by guides who will lay out a menu of options for you: drives, strolls or more serious hikes; visits to co-operatives, hamlets or archaeological sites: it’s up to you. The idea is that you enjoy an off-road adventure exerting as much physical effort as you feel comfortable with. Travel between the lodges by road if you wish. Or choose the toughest hikes and be rewarded with sight of truly wilderness landscapes.

In addition, a lot has been going on in Peru. Boutique hotels, fusion cuisine and chic shopping opportunities are springing up in all the tourist hotspots.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Lima, walk to airport hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Cusco, Inca capital, high in the Andes.

Day 3

Guided walking tour of Sacsayhuaman and the historic centre of Cusco.

Day 4

Chocolate, coffee and pisco tasting tour.

Day 5

By road to the Sacred Valley, visit Pisac and isolated Viacha community.

Day 6

Explore the Lares valley; hikes and weaving villages.

Day 7

Learn about Huacahuasi community. Hiking and biking in the Sacred Valley.

Day 8

Visit the ruins at Ollantaytambo with optional hike.

Day 9

Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco.

Day 10

At leisure in Cusco; optional excursions.

Day 11

Fly to Lima and onward destination.

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What our experts say

As an avid trekker myself, I designed this holiday for mountain walkers who want to trek and camp in some of Peru’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. We’ve built in some time to acclimatise to the high altitudes and kept the trip short so that it can be combined with treks in the south of the country, where the landscape is very different.


Isabelle Mazille

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Included in this holiday

Lima Cathedral
Places visited

Things to do

El Mercado Tunqui


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