I did the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu and it was amazing! From the beginning, our Bucket List guide was helpful and understanding, showing us all the local sites and sharing recommendations. They were really knowledgeable, and used local companies to add to the experience: putting on guided tours and excursions where we could get really immersed in Peruvian culture. We didn’t see another soul whilst on the trek – the Andes to ourselves! It was well worth the early starts and late nights to experience everything Peru had to offer. Would 100% recommended this trip to anyone who wants the challenge and dreams of visiting Machu Picchu. You may not get the Sun Gates on arrival, but you get hot springs, good company and even more diverse views! Just book it already! – Kirsty Jun 22