It was an exciting weekend, as we finally met with our friends to arrange for our Machu Picchu trip later this year.
There will be six of us going, so there are the many logistical concerns, and timing and coordination is critical. Luckily, our friend Pen was a former travel agent full time, and can not only organize it much better than I; she also finds good little discounts. Sometimes it means the difference between a so-so hotel, and something much more comfortable for just a few dollars more.
We stole an itinerary from someone else (here,) and adapted it to what we already know. It’s not that we’re experts or anything, but really there are only so many places that you can go to in the Sacred Valley. It ends up being 15 days start to finish, and gets a pretty darn good sampling of Peru.
DAY 1: SACRED VALLEY (CCOCHAHUASI & PISAC)
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY (MARAS, MORAY, & OLLANTAYTAMBO)
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU
DAY 4: CUSCO
DAY 5: CUSCO RUINS (SACSAYHUAMAN & PUKA PUKARA)
DAY 6: LAKE TITICACA TRAIN
DAY 7: LAKE TITICACA
DAY 8: PUNO –> LIMA
DAY 9: LIMA
The extra time will be spent in Tarapoto & extra explorations around Lima. I’d be excited, but my head hurts from all the planning work… It sure will be worth it though!