An appetite for adventure: Hiking the Lares Trek
At Latin America for Less we love to share our client’s travel tales with you. It gives us the chance to feature our adventure-seeking friends, who are eager to visit our destinations, learn about new cultures and generally make the most of their travels abroad.
Earlier this year, a client named Nelson booked a tour of the Lares Trek in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru, through our website. Nelson had a great time on the trek and was nice enough to share some of his photos from the trip with us.
We thought it would be fun to share some of his photos with you as inspiration for following your own path.The Lares Trek is perfect for trekkers looking for an off the beaten path adventure in a part of Peru that still appears as it did hundreds of years ago.
This remote and rarely visited region offers the traveler exceptional insight into the lives of Andean villagers, who still dress in their traditional brightly-colored ponchos. Similar to it’s well known counterpart the Inca Trail, the Lares Trek is full of memorable stops such as the pre-Inca ruins of Ascasmarca and stunning views of the surrounding valley and mountains.
“The Lares trek was amazing. Though not as popular as the other treks I find you can enjoy the
beauty of it without being rushed,” Nelson told one of our Traveler Advisors. “The food was great and I had an amazing guide who took his time teaching and showing the culture of Peru.”
After the trek ends in Ollantaytambo, you will take the short train ride to Aguas Calientes to visit the spectacular and mysterious Machu Picchu citadel, the highlight of Peru and one of the Seven New World Wonders. The Lares trek to Machu Picchu is a spectacular way to see Peru’s historic and gorgeous landscapes.
Nelson had an amazing time on the trek.
“I’m very happy with the quality of service that you guys have provided and looking forward to coming back.”
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Diego is a Colombian-American who was raised in Morristown, NJ. He started writing short fiction when he was a teenager and has pursued creative writing as a hobby ever since. After working for multiple publications in the U.S., he moved to Peru in January 2012. Since then he’s lived and worked in Trujillo, Cusco and Lima.