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Sacred Valley and Machu Piccu "closed" on Easter?

I have 3 children, ages 14, 11, and 7, and we will be travelling during their school break in April 2006.

Here is what we were planning:
thur 13 Apr Arrive Lima 4am take first flight to Cusco
fri 14 Apr Do Sacred Valley tour (do you think it will go on Good Friday? or can
we just hire a guide and car for our family of 5 people?)
sat 15 Apr take 2-day 1-night Machu Picchu tour, spend night in Agua Calientes
sun 16th Apr finish MP tour, return to Cusco
mon 17th leave for Manu (hate to miss Senor de las Temblores, though)
tues 18th Manu
weds 19th Manu
thurs 20th Manu
fri 21st fly from Manu to Juliaca, go to Puno
sat 22nd tour Titicaca
sun 23rd take hydrofoil/bus tour from Puno to LaPaz
mon 24th fly home from LaPaz

Some questions:

Should we just avoid the Easter holiday and go to Manu first? We spent last Easter
in Antigua Guatemala which had a great Easter celebration. However, my kids don't
want to spend too much time watching processions.

However, if we can still see some churches, do the Sacred Valley tours, and see
Machu Picchu without being crowded out and having everything shut down, then perhaps
being there at Easter would be a plus.

Will we be able to get a guided tour of the Sacred Valley on Good Friday?

Will Machu Picchu be closed on Easter?

Is Senor de las Temblores procession on the Monday before or after Easter?

Also, my daughter gets carsick. Is it worth taking the bus by the Cloud Forest to Manu or should we fly both ways?

Can you fly from Manu straight to Juliaca/Puno?

Has anyone taken the catamaran/bus trip across Lake Titicaca from Puno to LaPaz? Is it worthwhile?

Thanks again for any advice,


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