ANNE’S TRIP TO PERU

10 NIGHTS/8 STOPS 

 

Peru’s world wonder

Anne and her husband lives in Westchester, New York, US. They have 3 kids from 17 to 20 years old Cultural discovery – Precious family time- Explore nature. Luxurious and unique hotel lodges 
Anne and her family went on an amazing trip to Peru for Christmas. They discovered the Inca site Machu Picchu, the historic city of Cuzco. They explored the jungle and crossed this amazing country by train. They were seduced by the Peruvian’s kindness. 

On board of Andean Explorer

We went on board on the Andean Explorer Train taking us from Puno to Cusco, This is a 10 hours ride.
This train journey takes you literally through small cities, in the middle of local markets, gives you the opportunity to admire the typical Peruvian landscapes. Perfect to take artistic pictures, Beware that there is no Wifi on board, the seats are comfortable and the food average.
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NEW YORK – LIMA INTL AIRPORT
8  hours direct flight with LATAM
$800 per person
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DOMESTIC FLIGHTS-TRAIN JOURNEY-TAXI
3 domestic flights, 4 hours in total
2 days on the train
Transfer in Taxi 

 

AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL:  $4420 / pp for 10 nights
$2320 /pp for 10 nights
Intl flight  $800 /pp – Domestic flights 500$ /pp
$900 /pp for  Hiram Bingam train roundtrip + Andean Explorer Puno-Cusco one way

 

 
 
  Floating and Taquile islands on Lake Titicaca
  The kindness of the population
  Machu Picchu Inca site
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Domestic flights & Train journey & Taxi

Stop 1-2: Lima to Hotel Titilaka
Flight from Lima to Juliaca: 1h40
Juliaca to Hotel Titilaka: 45 km, 1h by taxi
Stop 3-4: 
Puno -Cusco 
10 h by train (Andean Explorer)
Stop 4-5: Cuzco-Machu Picchu
One day roundtrip by train
Stop 4-6: Cuzco to Ecolodge Inkaterra
Flight from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado: 1h
Puerto Maldonado to the ecolodge 1 h transfer by bus and boat
Stop 6-1: Ecolodge Inkaterra to Lima
Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima: 1h40
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 LIMA
 

20 km/40 min

Lima

Lima

Stop-over
1 NIGHT
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LIMA TO
LAKE TITICACA
 

Flight: 1h40
Taxi: 100 km/2h
Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Floating Island
2 NIGHTS
  • We stayed in an amazing hotel called Titilaka. One of the best hotels in Peru, it was an unforgettable experience. Perfect to get some valuable family time.
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    Boat tour on the lake to visit the floating islands and the natural island of Taquile where 2500 Quechua’s lives in collectivity. The inhabitants are famous for their handwoven textiles and clothes.
     
    Bicycle tour around the lake and the hotel.

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Taxi : 45 km/1h
Train: 10h
Andean Explorer

Andean Explorer

Landscape & Rural life
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CUZCO


Arrival with Andean Explorer

CUZCO

CUZCO

Archeology & Historic City
4 NIGHTS
  • We stayed in a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. Very charming. It is a huge hotel with many rooms, not very intimate.
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    Former capital city of the Incas, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We discovered many churches and archeological sites.

     
    We visited a chocolate factory and we were able to join a cooking session on how to make chocolate 
     
    Archeological site Ollantaytambo (173 km from Cuzco)
     
    Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, It is known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds, in use since Inca times.

     
    Moray is an archaeological site approximately 50 km northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 m The site contains unusual Inca ruins. 
     
5GrnCircle
CUZCO TO
MACHU PICCHU
 

1 Day

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Inca site
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    We took the train Hiram Bigham from Cuzco to the Machu Pichu site. The train journey takes 3 hours one way. We departed at 9 am and came back at 9 pm in the evening.
     
    We spent 5 hours on the Machu Pichu site. This is enough.
     
    The accommodations on the Machu Pichu sites are very touristy. Therefore we would recommend it for a day trip. The train takes you through magnificent landscapes.
     
CUZCO TO
ECOLODGE INKATERRA
 

1h flight
1h bus and boat
Inkaterra Amazonica

Inkaterra Amazonica

Jungle
2 NIGHTS
ECOLODGE INKATERRA TO
LIMA
 

1h taxi
1h40 flight
Lima

Lima

Stop-over
1 NIGHT

GOOD TO KNOW

 

  • The accommodations on the Machu Pichu sites are very touristy. Therefore we would recommend it for a day trip. 
  • Our stay in the jungle was a little bit disappointing. The lake is close to a city and therefore we didn’t see Jaguar and Pumas. Don’t expect a safari tour with a lot of wild animals.
  • The train journey is a great way to discover the country and its variety. However, it is each time a long journey. There is not much to do on the train. Bring family games. 
  • Just stay in Lima for your flight stopover or get good advice from locals.