I will be travelling to Peru in March and will be spendind 10 days there. I know the places I want to visit (I wanted to visit many more, but as don t have enough money and time , I chose from fave list the places I couldn t miss). This is the first time I ll be travelling to another continent, so I am a little nervous and also have not much experience traveling, since I am still quite young.
Well, to start I will tell you the places I m planning to visit and how I m planning to do it, to see if you (who know Peru) agree and what you suggest that I change .
The places I want to visit are : Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Cuzco and Puno and Lake Titicaca. I´ve written them in the sequece I m planning to do.
So here´s my planning:
Day 1- Arrive at Lima. Visit a little.
Day 2- Fly to Cuzco. Take a taxi to Ollantaytambo and then the train to Aguas Calientes (in order to avoid the high altitude of Cuzco)
Day 3- Spend the day at MP. Now is what I don t know, I wanted to visit the Mandor Gardens and the museum but I will arrive late the first day so I m thinking about spending another night in Aguas Calientes maybe? Are 1 night at Sacred Valley (Ollanta) and 2 nights in Cuzco enough to acclimatize well and then leave to Puno?
Option 1: sleep one more night in AC and next morning visit Mandor Gardens. and then go to Ollanta and visit its ruins
Option 2: Go straight to Ollant after visiting MP.
Day 4- Option 1: visit Mandor Gardens and sleep this night at Ollanta after visiting Ollanta ruins.
Option 2: Sleep first of 3 nights in Cuzco because I already slept one night in Ollanta.
Days 5 and 6- Sleep in Cuzco and visit around and also other spots at Sacred Valley.
Days 7 and 8- Visit and sleep at Puno and Lake Titi and then back to Cuzco to take flight to Lima the next day.
Day 9- Flight to Lima and visit a little in the afternoon.
Day 10- Flight back to Europe.
Also I have 2 questions:
Does anybody know a safe taxi service and not very expensive I could hire to take me from Czc Airport to Ollanta?
If we miss a train to AC, can we change the tickets to another time in the day or do we have to pay a whole new ticket?
Thanks so much and sorry to write so much :$ It´s just that it is my first big trip and it s one of my biggest dreams since I was a little child :)