Trekking in Peru is one of the best and most sought-after adventure opportunities in South America. To elevate your trekking experience, there are currently two lodge-to-lodge luxury trek options to Machu Picchu: The Salkantay Trail and The Lares Trail.
What is the difference between these two distinct trips?
The Salkantay Luxury Lodge to Lodge is 7 Days along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu. This trail is very scenic and is an old Incan Trail (not to be confused with THE Inca Trail. THE Inca Trail is the most famous Inca Trail because it links the most consecutive Incan Ruin Sites). The Lares Luxury Lodge to Lodge Trek can be 5 or 7 days. It is also along an old Inca Trail but is a more culturally-based trek. On the Lares Trek each day guests get to choose your own adventure. Pick from easy, moderate to more challenging hikes or excursions while following the trail to Machu Picchu. On this trek travelers have a lot more interaction with locals. Please note both of these treks can also be done camping (budget option).
Can I compare prices?
Pricing is as follows:
Low Season (1-31 March, 1 Nov-14 Dec): $3,235 per person
High Season (1 April- 31 Oct, 15-31 Dec): $3,745 per person
5-Day: $2,395 per person
7-Day: $3,095 per person
Want more information on either of these treks? Want to book your next Peru trekking adventure?
Your friendly South America expert,