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My Peru Itinerary.

1 month of exploring Peru and the Inca culture in Cusco

by abbieAbout Me:I am a student from the UK and I have recently completed my year abroad where I spent my first semester studying in Granada, Spain, and my second semester in Lima, Peru. I love to travel whenever I can and particularly love hiking in the m... read more

South AmericaPeru2 days / June - July 2022

Highs & Lows

Llamas everywhere

The altitude can be difficult

Itinerary Overview

We spent one month visiting different places, with our base in Cusco, Peru. On our first weekend we toured the Sacred Valley on electric scooters, which was very fun (and little bit scary because of the speed). The sacred Valley really is mesmerizing. We also went to Rainbow Mountain, Laguna Humantay, Lake Titicaca, and experienced Inti Raymi Festival in Cusco! Inti Raymi was on the 24th June and I would definitely recommend being there for that week so you can experience all the wonderful dances and festivities that help you to know the culture better.  We also did the 4 day Jungle Inca trail to Machu Picchu, I would highly recommend this route if you don’t want to do tooo much hiking but wanna know magical and peaceful places where you can connect with nature, also if you would like to do other stuff in between like cycling, rafting and ziplining.

  • 1 Night: Humantay Lake
    Good hiking and scenery
  • 1 Night: Puno - Islas de los Uros
    To experience a completely different way of life

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Puno is quite touristy and I've heard that the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca is less so, maybe something to look into!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    My friend did hurt herself on the electric scooters so just be careful if you plan on doing the Sacred Valley on them, only do it if you feel confident.

  • How was the food?

    We went to La Bo'M sooo many times, would really recommend if you like crepes (both savoury and sweet. There's also a hostel attached to the restaurant.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Prepare for altitude, give yourself time to rest and acclimatise when you first get there. Chewing coca leaves are a big help for hikes!

  • Packing tips?

    Pack a coat! Cusco is sunny during the day but gets cold at night

  • Transportation Tips?

    In Cusco itself you can walk most places

Lodging

  • hospedaje eco bar, shared lounge, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property, near to everything you need to know in the zone

  • It was a family house of someone who lived there, organised through the travel agency we went through. (You can find any agency in Cusco and will probably get the same experience).