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Sacred Valley Peru Tour – Maucau Community, Lares Hot Springs

Discover the Ancasmarca ruins, meet indigenous Maucau people, and swim in the Lares Hot Springs on this Sacred Valley Peru Day Tour.

USD $204.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1 - 3USD $204.00
4 - 6USD $162.00
7 - 9USD $143.00
10 or moreUSD $114.00

Experience the Sacred Valley Peru as You Visit Ruins and Meet Locals

On this Sacred Valley Peru Acclimatization Tour, venture off the beaten track to explore the pre-Inca ruins of Ancasmarca, meet an Andean indigenous family, and soak in the Lares hot springs. Learn about how communities live above 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) as you talk with members of the Maucau community. Go for a hike, appreciating fantastic valley views. Finally, enjoy the warm waters of Lares. Come enjoy a fantastic day in the Sacred Valley!


  • Explore a local market and enjoy a traditional breakfast
  • Discover the fascinating Ancasmarca Ruins
  • Learn about the Maucau indigenous community as you meet locals and share a meal
  • Sit back and relax in the medicinal waters of the Lares Hot Springs

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day
Start and end location: Sacred Valley
Availability: Year-round


8:30 am – You will be picked up from your Sacred Valley-area hotel. Then, visit the Market of Small Producers to learn about its products and vendors. Enjoy a light Andean-style breakfast there.

9:00-10:40 am – Drive to Lares, stopping by the Ancasmarca Ruins to explore.

11:30 am-13:00 pm – Meet members of the Maucau indigenous community. Learn about their traditions and lifestyle. Hear about their textiles, cooking, agriculture, and care of alpacas. Eat a traditional lunch made with local ingredients.

13:00-13:30 pm – Drive or hike from Maucau to the Lares Hot Springs. The trek is downhill and takes 2 hours. If you like, you can walk with llamas and alpacas for an additional cost of 100 Peruvian soles (about $30 USD). If you get tired, the car can drive you the rest of the way.

13:30-16:30 pm – Arrive to the Lares Hot Springs. Rest and relax in the medicinal waters. The hot springs are rich in minerals and therapeutic sulfurs that ease sore muscles, give hydration to skin and hair, and supply magnesium. Refresh yourself with a shower in the modest waterfalls nearby.

16:30-18:30 pm – Leave Lares and go back towards Calca. Your Sacred Valley Peru Tour ends when you arrive back at your hotel at about 18:30 pm.

What’s Included

  • Guide/interpreter
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance to the Sacred Sites and Hot Springs site
  • Light breakfast, 1 Andean homemade lunch, snacks, and a water bottle

What to Bring

  • Small backpack
  • Warm jacket (preferably waterproof or water resistant)
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Cash on hand


Lares, Cusco, Peru

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Lares, Cusco, Peru -13.105302, -72.044594

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