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Trip Report Cusco and the Inca Trail in October

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My DH and I went to Peru the last part of October to hike the Inca Trail. We had limited time off for vacation, so the purpose of the trip was just getting to Cusco and then hiking with one day in Lima at the end of the trip.

Background:
We found out about the Inca trail online somehow and one of the first trip reports I read was colduphere’s. So thank you! This is not going to be anywhere as entertaining as his report. I have wanted to go to Machu Picchu for as long as I can remember and this seemed like a great way to cap off a big year (we had a baby and were turning 30).

Flights:
We cashed in miles and flew Delta. Portland - Atlanta - Lima down and Lima - Atlanta - SLC - Portland back. Flights from Lima to Cusco were booked with LAN. All flights were pretty much on time and customs and immigration were a breeze. The only irritating part was when we were leaving Lima. We both had water bottles bought after security but we were not allowed to take them on the plane as it was a no liquid flight. We were not even supposed to have our quart bag of liquids. So boarding the plane took forever because they searched every single person’s carry on.

Accommodations:
Bed and Breakfast de Kiki: Stayed at this bed and breakfast the night we arrived in Lima. It is very highly rated on TripAdvisor and was a great place for one night. Kiki was there to pick us up and he dropped us off in the morning for our next flight. His wife made us breakfast in the morning. Overall the place was very clean and the owners were very nice. It was $60USD for one night.

Casa San Blas: We stayed here for three nights before our hike and for one night after. It was a great location, only 3 or so blocks away from the Plaza de Armas but up a pretty steep hill. The staff was very nice and helpful. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms were nice and they had a rooftop terrace, unfortunately it was raining most evenings so we didn't get to enjoy the view. The breakfast was very good and there were eggs cooked to order. Through their website it was $120/night but we booked through booking.com and it was around $100/night.
http://www.casasanblas.com/

Hilton Miraflores: This was the last place we stayed and it was probably one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in anywhere. We used Hilton points and stayed on the Executive floor. The staff again was very nice and attentive. The executive floor was great for happy hour food and drinks and a very nice breakfast. There was a rooftop pool and hot tub. We enjoyed the hot tub but the pool was too cold for swimming.
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/peru/hilton-lima-miraflores-LIMMFHH/about/index.html

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