Two friends and I are leaving for Peru this coming Monday. Here is what we have planned so far:
-Arrive Cusco Tues am. Two nights in Cusco at Teatro Inka aclimating to altitude
-Depart Cusco Thurs am for 5D/4N trek to MP via Mollepeta/Salkantay/Santa Teresa trail
-Return to Cusco Mon afternoon via train
-???????? for Mon night-Fri early am
-flight home departs Cusco early Friday am
So...the "????" part - one of my friends *really* wants to go to Titicaca, but it seems that the only way that gives us enough time to there is to leave Cusco on an overnight bus Mon night after returning from MP. I'm not sure if there is overnight bus service or whether this is recommended. Besides, it would seem a shame to me to spend so much time (8 h each way) on a bus when we only have 3 days left.
I have done some reading on the Sacred Valley and it seems there is enough between Pisac, Urabamba, Ollantaytambo, Moray, etc to keep us busy and interested for the 3 days. Is this true?
What I really wish we could do with those 3 days is fly to Arequipa/Colca or Nasca, so that we can see a very different part of Peru, but given the flight schedules I have been able to find, this would not work.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
PS. Do I need to take rain pants (waterproof) with me for the trek?