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Machu Picchu’s “sister” site, Choquequirao is the crown jewel of Peru’s underrated archaeological sites. Quechua for “Cradle of Gold,” the ancient Incan city of Choquequirao sits in the rugged Vilcabamba Range above the Apurimac River Canyon. Once covered in thick vegetation, this Incan site was rediscovered in the 1900’s shortly after Machu Picchu. Choquequirao is thought to have been the home to the last of the rebel Incas of Vilcabamba, and like Machu Picchu, never discovered by the Spanish Conquistadors

Why this tour is

perfect for you?


Live it up in luxury! We are a one off company who provides luxury, private tours. We invest in our equipment, staff and food to bring you simply the best the historical Capital has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide


Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!


Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.


Do more! We make it easy to add on extra experiences and tours to the Inca Trail Trek. Why not take a day trip to the Scared Valley to visit the living towns of the Incas? Or discover the infamous Rainbow Mountain and its awe inspiring colors? 

day per day


The particular route of the Lares trek we take is not commonly frequented, allowing you to hike through picturesque mountain scenery, glaciers and cloud-forest valleys without any disturbances.

Day 01: Cusco - puyoc

We will depart early from Cusco by van and drive 1.5 hours to Urubamba, a large town in the Sacred Valley. From Urubamba, we will continue to the nearby valley of Pumahuanca where we will meet our team: the chefs and porters that will accompany us on our expedition. From the trailhead, we will gently ascend 14km /8.7m over the day to the small Andean village of Puyoc. Along the way, we’ll visit a small archaeological site, learn about the local flora and fauna and stop for lunch at a nearby waterfall. By late afternoon, we will arrive at our campsite in Puyoc, an area that typically has snow during the dry season. We recommend that you pack a hat and gloves for extra comfort.

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Day 02: Puyoc - cuncany

Today will be much easier than the first day as the majority of our hike will be downhill, except for our first two hours. We will be covering 13km/ 8.1mi from Puyoc to the traditional weaving village of Cuncani. We will start by climbing up two hours to the tallest point of our trek, the Sicllakasa pass, at 4830m/ 15,380ft. From there, we will begin our long descent towards Cuncani, passing the Yanacocha, Blackwater, Laguna where we will eat a hearty lunch. We will pass many locals, dressed in traditional bright red clothing. As we walk, we will teach you about the unique customs and culture specific to the Cuncani community and also teach you a few Quechua phrases you can use to converse with locals.

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Today you will receive an authentic peek into what life is like here in the Andes. Departing from Cuncani, we will walk for 6km/ 3.7mi to Lares, passing through communities that grow native crops such as Quinoa and Tarwi. Along our way, we will pass women weavers who will show us their handmade, naturally-dyed weavings called llicas, and you will have the opportunity to buy their work directly from them. Upon arriving at Lares, we will relax in the hot springs before being picked up by our vans who will drive us to the Sacred Valley. There, we will take a scenic 2.5-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes, the town that sits below Machu Picchu, to spend the night. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will have the opportunity to choose a restaurant among many options. (Dinner is not included) We will then check in to our three star accommodation for the evening, in preparation of a big following day.

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After eating a warm breakfast at our hotel, we will board an early bus to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will receive a 2-hour guided tour of all of the most significant sites while learning about Incan history and culture. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore a part of Machu Picchu on your own before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch. 

We’ll then board an afternoon train. Our drivers will meet us at the station with Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to drive us back to each of our Cusco accommodations

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Slightly different for each of the Inca treks especially with different requests. However below is an overview of what is our basis for all Inca packages

Tour Guides

All of our guides have studied both English and Tourism. They are native to the region and have a true passion for teaching others about their culture and heritage. All our guides are experienced with the Inca Trail and other high altitude treks. They will support you and ensure you are safe and happy throughout your trip.


We are one of the few tour operators authorized to both book your permits and operate on the Inca Trail. Permits are registered in your name with a specific date and cannot be modified after confirmation. Your tickets will be purchased by us and looked after by your guide until the time they are needed. These include:


Our highly trained chefs cook delectable, nutrient-rich meals that honor your food restrictions while surprising you with International and Peruvian flavors. Prepare for a superb culinary experience to accompany this unforgettable expedition. Food is normally served family-style, three times a day


Included with your trek is a team of porters who along with our horses carry all equipment and materials necessary for the trek. They usually walk ahead and set up your camp so everything such as your tent, the kitchen and food is ready for your arrival. Your duffel bag is also carried with the porters.

Duffel Bag

During your briefing, you will receive a personal duffel bag to pack all of your belongings in and will be carried by our porters, and thus should not exceed more than 6kgs /15.4 lbs, including your sleeping bag,  all personal items needed should be packed in a personal day pack.


We consistently maintain and renew 4-season tents to ensure peak performance in the field. To ensure maximum comfort, we provide you with a four-person tent to sleep you and only one other hiker.  Our first class tents designed for two persons for personal use. comfortably


We will always make sure you have clean drinking water at all mealtimes, and enough for you to refill your bottle when needed. We use fresh spring water running down from the mountains. We require that you bring a water bottle/s or Camelbak. To care for our spectacular environment, we humbly request that you use a reusable non-single-use plastic bottle.


Your transportation from and to this trek is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to start of your trek in Ollantaytambo.  After your return riverside journey on the train, you will reach the train station where you will be picked up by van to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

fisrt aid

Every guide Outdoor first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment.


You will receive either our North Face or Therm-a-rest’s down alpine mummy bag which has an impressive temperature limit of -10C. Boasting quilted blanket interior, foot warmer pocket and cinchable fitted design. Best of all, these sleeping bag are certified for responsible, sustainable down manufacturing. We carry extra blankets, pillows and sleeping bags for your comfort


The night before your Machu Picchu hike, we will visit to your hotel (lobby) also flexible in our office for your briefing. During the briefing, you will meet your fellow travelers for the next couple of days, your guides who explain the itinerary in detail and will give you duffel bags where you should pack your stuff and which will be carried by porters later.


We believe it´s the attention to small details that separates us from our competitors. Every hiker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, a day pack cover to protect their things while hiking, and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best experience for a lifetime



These unforgettable experiences, designed just for you, along any of the available routes, with the possibility of being. So, if you plan to make this hike, take note of all our tips to fully enjoy it.


Travel Info

Embark on an Andean trekking adventure to Machu Picchu. Using all our information you need, illustrated Inca Trail map, discover the attractions and and packing list,etc:


Hiking the Inca Trail requires a Government Issuent Permit for every one obtained by a licensed Inca Trail Tour operators  find here the Availability 


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  • 1 People 1350$
  • 2 People 1300$
  • 3 People 1190$
  • 4 People 990$
  • 5 People 880$
  • 6 People 790$





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