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Peru all of a sudden - Itinerary tweak?

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I was able to squeeze an extra 12 days between Colombia and meeting a friend in the Galapagos and found the cheapest flight from where I will be, on the way to Quito is to Lima. Having never been to Machu Picchu, I booked the flight and now I am committed - yea. Love this kind of travel.
What I have found out in the past few days though, is the same thing most folk find out when they book before they plan - not enough time ! I doubt I will be this way again and so I am trying to squeeze in as much as I can, even though I usually try to spend at least a week in each place, this will be a fast trip. I know I am on the well traveled Gringo trail, but it is a popular route for a reason so I am just asking if any one has any ideas or pointers regarding this fast, fast itinerary.

Day 1 -Arrive Lima 9pm - hostel near the beach in Miraflores
Day 2- check out the beach walk, then back to the airport for Cusco flight in the afternoon. Go straight to Ollantaytambo
Day 3- Aclimatise, and perhaps see Maras, Moray & Chinchero - 2nd night in Ollanta
Day 4 -I have booked my Aguas Caliente rail trip for 4:30 this day so am hoping to see more of Ollanta in the morning or I would really like to do the bike ride down from Ambra Malaga Pass but cannot seem to find any info online. Sleep in AC
Day 5 - Early to MP - Afternoon train to Ollanta and then collectivo (is there one) hopefully to Cusco. Sleep in Cusco
Day 6 - Cusco Pisac
Day 7 - Cusco Saqsayhuaman
Day 8 - Tourist Bus to Puno (Wonder Peru)
Day 9- Not sure how this will go but the plan is to wander down to the dock and see if I feel compelled to go out to the islands for a day trip- I will. Second night Puno.
Day 10 - Pick up from Killawasi Lodge for tour to Colca Valley. Sleep at Lodge.
Day 11- More Colca and taken to Arequipa by Lodge- I love this part, where I get picked up, toured around and dropped somewhere new.
Day 12- I need to be in Lima tonight for my early flight to Quito next morning so am hoping to get a late afternoon or evening flight and just wander around Arequipa for the day- not sure.
Does this sound exhausting !? I keep telling myself it will be fine,

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