Spirit of Peru
LARES TREK OR THE INCA TRAIL AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE??
The team at Urubamba September 2017
We are excited to announce two trips to Peru in 2018
May (1st - 15th 2018)
September (1st - 15th 2018)
As you can see from the website we have two different options - The Inca Trail and the Lares Trek. One of the things you need to know about the Inca Trail is that it has become extremely popular in recent years and needs to be booked at least 6 months in advance. The Inca Trail allows only 200 people per day on the Inca Trail so planning ahead is imperative!! The trail is every bit as amazing as you can imagine, passing ancient Inca ruins along the way and finishing at the Sun Gate at day break to see Machu Picchu rising out of the mist............
The Lares Trek is a lesser known trek and is a very beautiful experience also, it is much less touristy and gives you a chance to get up close and personal with the locals. Local horsemen accompany us along the trail as we pass through the local weaving communities there is an opportunity to buy genuine handmade goods along the way. We also see some amazing scenery along the way including beautiful lagoons, snow capped mountains and one of the highlights is swimming in the hot pools at Lares. Set in the mountains which are a stunning backdrop, the pools are full of healing minerals. We travel by bus to Ollantaytambo and catch the train to Agua Calientes, visiting Machu Picchu the next day
Each option has something different to offer so we are really excited to be able to provide this variety
Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!