South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Argentina with a touch of Chile and some help needed
  2. 2 Cusco area and Machu Picchu guide
  3. 3 Buenos Aires Hotels for 4 nights in early November
  4. 4 Argentina vs Chile
  5. 5 Best BA neighborhood to stay in?
  6. 6 Is the Perito Moreno Glacier worth paying $200+ to walk on?
  7. 7 Trip Report Galápagos Islands: Yacht Angelito
  8. 8 Avianca business class
  9. 9 Planning Argentina Trip
  10. 10 Trip Report Trip Report Chile: A Country of Diverse and Amazing Beauty...
  11. 11 where to stay Buenos Aires
  12. 12 Trip Report Aboard the Amazon Star
  13. 13 Feria de las flores
  14. 14 Which Amazon area/lodge in Peru?
  15. 15 Brazilian Visa Documents - Help!
  16. 16 Escaping the northern hemisphere winter in the Santiago area?
  17. 17 comments
  18. 18 Cusco to La Paz Priorities: Puno VS Copacabana VS La Paz VS Coroico
  19. 19 3 days precruise-stay in Santiago all 3 or 2 SCL and 1 Valparaiso?
  20. 20 Trip Report Huacachina, Peru
  21. 21 Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires in March
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip Report - First time in Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls/Rio de Janeiro
  23. 23 Pantanal Lodges
  24. 24 What's all the hype about Buenos Aires?
  25. 25 Manaus
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report My milestone birthday trip to Machu Picchu

Jump to last reply

I am just returning from my 50th birthday trip to Machu Picchu, solo. It was a very memorable spectacular trip and the perfect way to celebrate the transition to this next decade of life. I am in the airport in Atlanta right now so I will write the details later. Here are the pictures to start off:

http://s814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/cmtslc/peru%20all/

http://s814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/cmtslc/peru%202011/

My itinerary:

day 1- arrival in Lima at 11 pm, overnight in airport at LIma, 5 am flight to Cusco. Sacred Valley tour and overnight in Ollantaytambo.

day 2- Olly to AC via Perurail in am. Relax in AC for MP early the next day.

day 3- Machu Picchu, at last! depart on 4:50ish train to Cusco. Overnight Cusco at Unaytambo hotel

day 4- white water rafting class 4-5 rapids on Urubamba river, all day. Evening in cusco and overnight.

day 5- early am bus to Puno for lake titicaca. overnight in Puno.

day 7- early am start two day tour of Lake Titicaca. Visit Uros island and Amantina. Overnight in a Peruvian home on Amantina island.

day 8- leave Amantina for Taquile island. hike, lunch, and then return to Puno at 3:30 pm. Overnight bus from Puno to Cusco.

day 9- flight from Cusco to Lima, noon. stay at Hotel Grand Boliver in Lima downtown on Plaza Martin.

day 10- explore Lima, return home after midnight.

more to come......

57 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement