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Planning a Week Long Trip to Peru in May

Old Feb 6, 16, 12:07 am
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Planning a Week Long Trip to Peru in May

Hi everyone!

I am currently deciding between a trip to Peru and Greece in early May and was wondering if I could get some advice on a potential itinerary for Peru. We have about 7-10 days.

There are 3 guys travelling and we are mainly interested in seeing Machu Picchu and day hikes/walks. I have heard that Huaraz is a great starting point for hikes so was thinking of combining Huaraz and Cusco/Machu Picchu. Tentatively, the itinerary would be

Day
1 Depart from the USA and fly to Cusco via Lima
2 Arrive in Cusco morning, overnight Cusco
3 Day In Cusco
4 Machu Pichu
5 Machu Pichu
6 Fly to Lima evening
7 Am to Huaraz
8 Huaraz
9 Am Back to Lima, evening flight back to the USA

Is this itinerary reasonable? Too rushed?
Thanks so much!
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Old Feb 6, 16, 9:29 pm
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Huaraz is more than great for trekking. The Huascaran national park has lot of places. That's why I'd say one whole day in Huaraz could be a bit short, but not impossible to do. If you can add one more day, do it.

And why 2 days in Machu P.? Are you planning to do the short Inca trail? If not, you could combine Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu. Another alternative is to visit the Sacred Valley, there are lot of places you can enjoy doing trekkings, too.

Here some pages that may help you about Huaraz:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-pho...az-peru-100604

http://www.peruthisweek.com/travel-t...-in-peru-30350

http://www.peruthisweek.com/travel-f...aguna-69-30318
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Old Feb 12, 16, 10:18 am
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I agree that you don't need two days in Machu Picchu. Instead, I'd spend a day in the Sacred Valley, stopping to explore ruins in Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
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