Trip Report - 2 Weeks in Peru, July 2016

Old Aug 24th, 2016, 08:14 AM
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Trip Report - 2 Weeks in Peru, July 2016

Thank you for reading my trip report! This is my way to give back to the community that helped me plan a great first time trip to Peru.

About our trip -
When: July 2016
Where: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Amazon - Tambopata National Reserve, Puno, Lake Titicaca, and Lima.
Who: Myself and my husband. We are in our late 20s/early 30s.
What: Active/adventure travel, fast paced, mid-range budget. Combination of tours and self booked.

Itinerary
Day 1: Full day of flights
Day 2: Cusco
Day 3: Cusco
Day 4: Sacred Valley, Overnight in Ollyantaytambo
Day 5: Inca Trail, Overnight camping
Day 6: Full day in Machu Picchu, Overnight Cusco
Day 7: Puerto Maldonado - Amazon, Overnight Amazon
Day 8: Amazon, Overnight Amazon
Day 9: Amazon, Overnight Amazon
Day 10: Amazon / Cusco, Overnight Cusco
Day 11: Tourist Bus to Puno, Overnight Puno
Day 12: Lake Titicaca, Overnight Lake Titicaca,
Day 13: Lake Titicaca, Overnight flight to Lima
Day 14: Lima, Overnight flight home

Overall, we had a great time on our trip to Peru. There are some things we might have changed (will get to that later on in the trip report) but looking back, we are glad to have visited all of the places that we did. I'm trying something new for this trip report - instead of going through each day by, I'm going to cover the trip in geographical sections (Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, Amazon, Lake Titicaca, and Lima).

First up is Cusco! I hope you enjoy the trip report and photos!
http://livelifeoutofoffice.com/cusco-peru/
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Old Aug 24th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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Thanks Rach--

Too bad you all had to split a cuy! As I recall it was tasty but there was not that much meat on the bones!

Looking forward to reading more.
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 12:12 PM
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Up next is the Sacred Valley. We took a full day private tour from Cusco to Ollyantaytambo through Alpaca Expeditions. We stopped at Chinchero, Maras, Moray, and the Ollantaytambo Fortress.

http://livelifeoutofoffice.com/the-sacred-valley-peru/

Enjoy!
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Your pictures help explain how Lima has become such a magnet for foodies.
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Old Sep 4th, 2016, 08:00 AM
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Just now finished the next section of my trip report. 2 Day/1 Night Inca Trail with Camping + Full Day at Machu Picchu.

Enjoy!

http://livelifeoutofoffice.com/machu...he-inca-trail/
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The next one is a bit of a long one. We spent 4 days in the Amazon Jungle and saw so much! We stayed for 1 night at Refugio Amazonas Lodge and 2 nights at the Tambopata Research Center. It was a dream come true and some of the bast days of my life so far!

Enjoy the trip reports and photos -

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This next part of the trip report was a tough post to write. We were looking forward to Lake Titicaca but it was not what we were expecting.

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