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Proposed itinerary for active 2+ weeks in Peru

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We're a couple in our late-50s / early-60s, in reasonably good condition, and thinking it's about time we took the trip to Peru that we've been talking about for decades. The time would probably be May 2013. We'd be flying from the East Coast of the U.S.

How does this very-preliminary itinerary look? We have three areas of focus - Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle, and the high alpine landscape of the Cordillera Blanca range, with Peru’s highest mountains (33 peaks over 5,500 meters / 18,000 feet high).

Day 1 – Fly into Lima. Relax at the hotel and do some sightseeing and eating.
Day 2 – Fly to Cusco. Take it easy exploring the town and getting acclimated.
Day 3 – Do some exploration of the Sacred Valley, with either a small group of strangers on a tour or with a private guide.
Days 4 through 6 – Hiking the Inca Trail.
Day 7 - Tour Machu Picchu. Train back to Cusco.
Days 8 through 10 – Fly to The Amazon town of Puerto Maldonado and transfer by boat to a jungle lodge (Sandoval Lake Lodge?). Day trips from the lodge.
Day 11 - Fly back to Lima and spend the night, with more sightseeing and eating.
Day 12 – First-class bus (Movil Tours, 7 hours) to the Cordilla Blanca range of Andes. Check into a mountain lodge hotel (most likely Llanganuco Mountain Lodge near the town of Yungay, north of Huaraz).
Days 13 through 15 or 16 – Take guided hikes – day-hikes or 1-night treks - in the Andean high-country. Or just one 3-night trek called “Llanganuco – St. Cruz”, which sounds appealing. But maybe just day hikes with all nights back in the lodge.
Day 16 or 17 – Back to Lima by bus and flight home. Either get all the traveling done in one marathon slog, or return to the States on Day 17/18 after another night in Lima.

Any comments or suggestions? We'd especially like suggestions for hotels
in Lima and Cusco, and a trek outfitter for Machu Picchu. We're usually happy with mid-price on such things, but not afraid to venture into more expensive if it's worth it.

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