South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Rio to Paraguay and Iguazu Falls advice needed
  2. 2 Salar de Uyuni: a guide
  3. 3 Trip Report Trip Report: Bogota
  4. 4 Peru to Salar de Uyuni
  5. 5 Colchagua Valey
  6. 6 Do you need passes to see machu picch?
  7. 7 Planning Trip to Patagonia and Wine Country
  8. 8 Bogota, Providencia and Where Else?
  9. 9 Travel Agent Recommendation for Patagonia
  10. 10 Travel in Brazil or visit Machu Picchu?
  11. 11 Trip Report Sacred Valley/Inca Trail April 2015 Trip Report
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip Report - Peru - Long
  13. 13 Pantanal tour prices
  14. 14 Safety in Rio?
  15. 15 Tours to Machu Picchu
  16. 16 New to traveling, and I need help.
  17. 17 Trip Report Argentina Trip report
  18. 18 Trip Report My Lima Layover
  19. 19 Strike Peru May 27-28 - urgent decision
  20. 20 Trip Report Not your usual Lima Layover Trip Report
  21. 21 Areas to stay in Rio de Janiero and Buenos Aires
  22. 22 Absolute must in 3-4 days in Galapagos
  23. 23 It's Restaurant Week in Lima til 24 May
  24. 24 Hostels in Rio de Janeiro
  25. 25 Recommended tour companies for the Galapagos Islands
View next 25 » Back to the top

Peru suggestions/recommendations for May 2013 trip

Jump to last reply

Hello, I am planning a trip to Peru for my husband and I for the end of May. My husband has family in Lima and has been there a few times. This will be my first time in Peru. He has never been beyond Lima, so I have been doing research trying to plan the trip. The first part of the trip is going to be family time for him. Any suggestions/recommendations regarding my itinerary would be very helpful. I am not sure if I have too much time allotted for Cusco and could add a side trip in?

Day 1- Friday night (traveling to Lima)
Day 2-Saterday (In Lima with family)
Day 3- Sunday (In Lima with family)
Day 4- Monday (In Lima with family)

Day 5-Tuesday We will take a very early 120 minute flight to Cusco. I assume that we can get a taxi (about an hour’s drive?) to stay in a hotel in either Ollantaytambo or Urubmba. My understanding is that they are at a lower elevation than Cusco, and it would be better to make this the home base. My questions would be, is it easy to see the sites of all of the Sacred Valley and Cusco, Machu Picchu, etc..staying at a hotel in this location? Do you have any hotel recommendations? After landing, I thought we could start touring the sacred valley. I have read some posts that say you should spend two days really exploring. What are your thoughts on this?

Day 6-Wednsday will be our second day exploring the Sacred Valley (unless anyone has better suggestions?)

Day 7-Thursday Matchu Picchu (Is one day enough? Should we stay in a hotel in the area?)

Day 8-Friday Explore Cusco- Any recommendations?

Day 9-Saterday Explore Cusco- Any recommendations?

Day 10 Sunday Flying home out of Cusco

Thank you for your input!

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement