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Trek the Weavers’ Trail (Lares Trek)
Experience the timeless Andean culture on the Weavers' Trail (Lares Trek), an alternative Inca trail in the vicinity of Machu Picchu.
A trek that holds its own against the Inca Trail for scenery, the 4-day Weavers' Trail (also known as the Lares Trek) is the best option for those who want to see life as it is lived in the small, traditional communities of the Cusco area.
Villages and farms line the route, offering a glimpse of a way of life little removed from that of the ancient Incas who once dwelled here. The trek ends at the ruins of Ollantaytambo, where a short train journey takes you on to Machu Picchu.
This is a high altitude trek (up to 4,420m) but fully assisted with a knowledgeable guide to lead the way and a team of porters to carry all equipment and have the camp set up and a hot meal waiting by the time you arrive.
Activity Rating: moderate
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Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.