South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Peru Trip Questions/ Itinerary

Jump to last reply

hello fodorites,
my husband and i would like to visit Peru for 9 days in october (16th - 26th) Firstly what are the chances of having rain during that time and also how are the crowds at macchu pichu on a friday or saturday. we will be arriving on a 7am flight into Lima and hoping to catch a 9am flight directly to cuszco with star peru. what are chances of fligts getting cancelled during that time of year due to weather. and is 2 hours enough time to go through immigration and get to the domestic flight. we are also concerned about acclimating to the higher altitude in cusco and having difficulties with altitude sickness. should we try to get to ollyantambo that first day??.. here's a rudimentary itinerary:

Day 1: wed : arrive from lima:take it easy / explore cuszco
Day 2: thurs: cab to olly....stop either in chinchero, moray or pisac for an hour or 2. any recommendations as to which we should do? how much would a cab be? .... should we have the cab wait for us ? wil our luggage be safe?? is there someplace we might be able to leave it while w explore the area?

day 3: MACHU PICHU (taking backpacker train in am /coming back late afternoon. we would like to do huanya picchu. i have a mild fear of heights...can i come back down hlf way trrough if the height prooves too scary for me? would i be inconveniencing other clibmers? also is 7 am or 10 am better .. will there most likely be fog in early am?

day 4: sat: would like to do 1/2 day white water rafting on Urubamaba river ...any recommendations ? how much would it cost? maybe cab back to cuszo later in afternoon

day 5: sun; Cuszo

day 6: mon Cusco

day 7: am flight to Lima . cab to Barranco neigborhood. thinking of staying at second home peru. is that a good base...or too far from everything

day 6: Tue LIMA: explore central district / miraflores

day 7:wed LIMA

day 8: LIMA flying out 12:15 am friday morning

will there be more to do in lima or cusco? any 1/2 day trips from either city we should consider?

sorry for the rambling and thanks in advance for advise/help

16 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Need help. Anyone?Amazon (Brazil)
  2. 2 Trip Report Patagonia Trip Report: Kayaking, Riding and Hiking in the South
  3. 3 Trip Report Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru: A mini trip report for foodies only
  4. 4 1st South American adventure
  5. 5 Short trip to Chile during New Year?
  6. 6 Trip Report Chile, Brazil and New York Trip report - live
  7. 7 Puerto Varas / Puerto Montt - Rent a car or ...
  8. 8 Sending good wishes to Kathie and Cheryl
  9. 9 Galapagos.. questions about cruises, seasons, Quito hotels
  10. 10 Has anyone used Alasperuanas in Pisco?
  11. 11 For Neoptropical Birders
  12. 12 Columbia Questions
  13. 13 Posadas-Paraguay-Brazil-Iguassu: Please, Help Find the Tour Operator
  14. 14 hotels in Buenos Aires
  15. 15 2nd Leg Retirement Trip
  16. 16 Ecuador Rain Forest with Pre-teens
  17. 17 Any suggestions for restaurants in Manaus?
  18. 18 Help with One Week, Christmas, Buenos Aires, solo female traveler
  19. 19 flights and hotels
  20. 20 Driver, Mendoza
  21. 21 Recommendations on where to buy an alpaca coat/jacket in Cusco?
  22. 22 amazon jungle trips
  23. 23 2 "free days" in Lake District
  24. 24 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  25. 25 Advice, recommendations and guidance
View next 25 » Back to the top