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Active Ecuador & Peru - Lares Trek (from 2018)

Active Ecuador & Peru - Lares Trek (from 2018)

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What's included?
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What's included?
Duration
16 days
Starts in
Quito
Ends in
Cuzco
Group size
Max 16, Avg 10.
Travel type
Active

Please note that some departures on this tour require, that you are fully Covid-19 vaccinated min. 14 days prior to tour start. If you're not fully vaccinated, then a negative PCR test min. 96 hours before tour start is required. See under departure date list which rules are applicable:

  1. Travel-Ready Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour, or a negative PCR test within 96 hours prior to the first day of the tour.
  2. Vaccinated Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the first day of the tour.
Speed is the watchword for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you'll bike near Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Banos, and much, much more. Best of all, you'll always travel with an experienced and passionate CEO who knows the quickest and most scenic routes to wherever you're headed. Remember, you're here for a great time, not a long time; slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet, and hit the road/trail/surf!
Itinerary

Active Ecuador & Peru - Lares Trek (from 2018)

Day 1 - Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Quito/Tena

Travel by bus into the Amazon Basin and enjoy the incredible scenery en route to the jungle town of Tena. Watch as it changes from towering mountains to lush jungle, passing by waterfalls and deep river valleys.

Day 3 - Tena

Navigate the wild Jatunyaku River in the surrounding lush cloud forest. The cool water and air make this an excellent change from the tropical Amazon climate. Return to Tena for the night.

Day 4 - Tena/Banos

Travel by bus to Banos, a town surrounded by lush cloud forest. Enjoy a free afternoon for optional activities like canyoning, ziplining, visiting local waterfalls, or exploring the town on foot. The town is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits, including horseback riding, canyoneering, hiking and rafting on the Patate River.

Day 5 - Banos/Llanganates National Park

Transfer by private vehicle to the start point of the trek into Llanganates National Park. Enjoy spectacular scenery of the Tunguragua Volcano while trekking into the park through lush cloud forest. Spend the night camping under the stars enjoying nature at its best.

Day 6 - Llanganates National Park/Banos

Rise early and continue trekking in Llanganates National Park before returning to Banos in the afternoon. Opt to visit the local hot springs. Continue trekking and return by foot to the entrance of Llanganates National Park to take a transfer back to Banos. Enjoy a delicious lunch waiting for you upon your return. Opt to visit local hot springs to relax and rest aching muscles.

Day 7 - Banos/Cotopaxi

Depart early from Banos and travel by bus to a hacienda near Cotopaxi Volcano. Later, take part in a horseback riding or biking excursion. Enjoy a free morning in Banos to explore the area on foot or take on one of the many optional activities that the region has to offer. After lunch, travel by public bus through spectacular Andean scenery arriving at a hacienda, near the base of Cotopaxi Volcano. Enjoy a choice between a biking excursion through Polilepys forest or horseback riding with views of the volcano.

Day 8 - Cotopaxi/Quito

In the morning, head into Cotopaxi National Park for a guided tour and spectacular views. After lunch at Limpiopungo lake return to Quito for for a final night in the city. First thing in the morning, travel by private van into the national park to start the trek up to the refuge. Take in changing park scenery, and keep an eye out for wildlife along the way. Visit Limpiopungo lake for a boxed lunch. Enjoy lunch and catch your breath before transferring back to the capital city for a final night out on the town.

Day 9 - Quito/Lima

Explore Quito before flying to Lima in the evening. Your transfer to the airport and your flight to Lima are included in this trip. Please note that this flight is unescorted and your transfer will be waiting for you at the Lima airport and will bring you to your hotel.

Day 10 - Lima/Cusco

Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour. Take a transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and getting used to the altitude.

Day 11 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Day 12 - Lares Trek

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani. The Lares Trek is a scenic, less touristic route to hike through the Andes. It is one day shorter than the Inca Trail but higher in elevation. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek.

Day 13 - Lares Trek

Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,800m/15,748 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 14 - Lares Trek/Aguas Calientes

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a good night's rest at your hotel.

Day 15 - Machu Picchu/Cusco

Rise early and enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu. Later, travel back to Cusco by train. Rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. Enjoy a guided visit to the ruins, then head back down by bus to Aguas Calientes to meet up with the rest of the group. Take the scenic train back to Ollantaytambo to meet the van for the ride back to Cusco.

Day 16 - Cusco

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels (12 nts), camping (3 nts)

Local transport

Public bus, private van, hiking, biking, rafting.

Meals

Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners

Please be aware

Quito
- Quito City Tour and Equator (50-60USD per person)
- Teleférico (8USD per person)

Baños
- Whitewater Rafting (70USD per person)
- Hiking (Free)
- Mountain Biking (10USD per person)
- Horseback Riding (25USD per person)
- Baños Ziplining Adventure Bundle
- Baños Canyoning Adventure
- Hot Springs (20USD per person)

Cusco
- Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person)
- Inka Museum (10PEN per person)
- Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person)
- Cusco Cooking Class

Ollantaytambo
- Ollantaytambo Storehouse Ruins and Hike

Urubamba
- **Whitewater Rafting Urubamba (165PEN per person)

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