Favorite Peru Photos

June 2016

This webpage is the story of our two week trip to Peru. We planned our own itinerary, and then signed up with local guides for our activities. It worked out well for us, we had a great trip. I have documented in great detail all that we did and saw. If you want just an overview of Peru, then follow the link below to the Favorite Photographs webpage. If you are considering your own visit to Peru, I tried to give some helpful information on the Trip Notes page. Feel free to contact me if


Sunday June 5th

Land in Cuzco

Stay in Cuzco at Hotel Rumi Punko

Monday June 6th

Explore Cuzco

Q’oricancha (Koricancha): Temple of the Sun and museum.

Plaza de Armas (Historic city center)

Cathedral

Museo of Inka

Stay in Cusco at Hotel Rumi Punko

Tuesday June 7th

Alpaca Expedition Sacred Valley 2 Day Trip

Saqsaywaman, Tambo Machay, Citadel of Pisac, Ollantaytambo

Stay in Ollantaytambo

Wednesday June 8th

Alpaca Expedition Sacred Valley 2 Day Trip

Sacred Valley Day 2: Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Chincheros

Stay in Cusco at Hotel Rumi Punko

Thursday June 9th

Alpaca Expedition Classic Inca Trail 4 Day Trip

Inca Trail Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho - Llactapata Ayapata

Walking distance: 8.7 miles/14 km (6-7 hours)

Campsite altitude: 3300 meters (high) above sea level

Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)

Weather: Warm and windy

Camping on trail

Friday June 10th

Alpaca Expedition Classic Inca Trail 4 Day Trip

Inca Trail Day 2: Ayapata - Dead Woman's Pass - Runcuraccay Pass - Chaquiccocha

Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)

Campsite altitude: 3600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)

Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)

Area: Andes and Cloud Forest

Weather: Cold and rainy

Camping on trail

Saturday June 11th

Alpaca Expedition Classic Inca Trail 4 Day Trip

Inca Trail Day 3: Chaquiccocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

Walking distance: 6.2 miles/10km (5 hours)

Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)

Considered: Easy day – all downhill!

Area: High Cloud Forest

Weather: Warm and very humid

Camping on trail

Sunday June 12th

Alpaca Expedition Classic Inca Trail 4 Day Trip

Inca Trail Day 4: Intipunku - Machu Picchu -

climb Huaynapicchu

Stay at Aguas Calientes at Tierra Viva Hotel

Monday June 13th

Extra Day at Machu Picchu

climb Mount Machu Picchu

Train to Ollantaytambo, van back to Cusco

Stay in Cuzco at Hotel Rumi Punko

Tuesday June 14th

Inka Lake Tours

All day bus ride from Cusco to Puno

Stay in Puno at San Antonio Suites

Wednesday June 15th

Inka Lake Tours

All day tour Floating Islands and Taquile on Lake Titicaca

Taquile Island weavers are UNESCO World Heritage

Stay in Puno at San Antonio Suites

Thursday June 16th

Inka Lake Tours

1/2 day (morning) tour to Sillustani ruins

Catch 1:20 PM evening flight from Juliaca to Lima, arrive 3:00 PM

Stay in Lima at Hotel Runcu Miraflores

Friday June 17th

Haku Day Tours

Haku Tours Golden Civilizations full day tour of Lima

Stay in Lima at Hotel Runcu Miraflores

Saturday June 18th

Nazca Flights

Catch 3:45 A.M. bus from Lima for full day tour of Nazca lines, Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands

Return to Lima late in evening

Stay in Lima at Hotel Runcu Miraflores

Sunday June 19th

Haku Day Tours

Haku Tours Full Day Trip to Caral Ruins

Go to Lima airport around midnight

Monday June 20th

Depart Lima at 2:05 AM. Fly all day to Seattle, arrive 1:10 PM

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