I have probably my 7th version of a trip that I'm trying to plan for this August for my husband and I (30 yr old, active couple). I would appreciate any feedback, particularly on areas with ?s.
Gracias de antemano para cualquier ayuda!!
Day 1 SAT: fly into Lima very early AM, sleep a bit, explore Lima during the day and evening.
Day 2 SUN: take bus (via Transportes Junin or Colectivo (Colectivo is 2 hrs less but there seems to be a need to take a cab somewhere to get this Colectivo.)
Tarma is 4-6 hrs away?? I wonder is there are places to stop along the way via Junin transportes. Also not sure of how far in advance I need to book bus or how.
Arrive in Tarma. Settle in. etc.
Day 3 MON: Day in Tarma (not sure what to do. Maybe just explore, people watch. The reason for going to Tarma is to go somewhere in Peru that is not super touristy. Spend 2nd night in Tarma.
Day 4 TUES: Leave Tarma for Lima. Fly to Cuzco from Lima (evening flight). Settle into Cuzco.
Is it necessary to book flight ahead of time?
DAY 5 WED: Day in Cuzco. Lots to do. Haven't decided yet.
DAY 6 THURS: Leave on 4 day Lares Trek to Machu Pichu (Still unsure of which company). Still open to doing another trek. We're most interested in being able to visit smaller villages, etc.
Day 7 FRI: TREK
Day 8 SAT: TREK
DAY 9 SUN: TREK
DAY 10 MON: Machu Pichu - return to Cuzco in the evening.
Day 11 TUES: leave Cuzco to Puno by flight possible. Settle into Puno.
DAY 12 WED: Lake Titicaca, Islands.
Day 13 THURS: Fly back to Lima from Puno - Leave for US in late evening – 10:40 pm flight