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1 Week in Cusco

Brookings, SD
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1 Week in Cusco

Hey everybody, I'll be traveling to Peru in January for a study abroad near Lamas and I'm planning on ariving early to see machu picchu and pisac, just wondering if my itinerary looks good.

Day 1 - Arive in Lima fly to Cusco.

Day 2 - Tour Cusco, Sacsayhuaman.

Day 3 - Visit Pisac ruins

Day 4-7 - Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu

Day 8 - Fly back to Peru and then to Lamas.

Thanks for any help, if your curious about my study abroad here's a link.

http://livingroutes.org/programs/p_peru.htm

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1. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Its a fine itinerary.

Be sure you make yr reservations as soon as possible.

Jan is the rainy season in the highlands so be prepared.

For more info on the Inca Trail go to Peru inside pages.

Brookings, SD
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2. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Okay, thanks for the advice xochitl.

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3. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Just another quick question, would you suggest hiking up Huayna Picchu the day that I arrive at Machu Picchu or staying an extra day to hike up? I know this is probably dependent on personal preference but I'm just concerned about having time to experience both Muchu Picchu and Huayna Picchu fully.

Thanks!

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4. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

You will be pretty tired after walking around MP, I would leave the Wayna Picchu and the Temple of the moon for day 2.

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5. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

After one week in Lima in February I will want to visit Cusco, is there a rail service Lima - Cusco, if so how much is a return fare and what will it cost?

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6. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Jambo153:

No train from Lima to Cusco, you need to either fly ($US 250) or go by bus (US$60 but 24 hrs each way)

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7. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Thanks, What is the standard of bus for Cusco, i.e comfort and safety

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8. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Try the following webs :

www.cruzdelsur.com.pe

www.grupo-ormeno.com

www.oltursa.com.pe

www.tepsa.com.pe

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9. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

Xochitl,

Thank you for these links re: bus to Cusco

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10. Re: 1 Week in Cusco

I would recommend touring the Sacred Valley (Pisac, etc.) on Day 2 and doing Cusco on Day 3. You will need at least a day to acclimate to the altitude in Cusco. It's tough to walk the first day and Cusco has a lot of hilly streets.