We have our tickets and are ready to plan.
I'm traveling with my daughter and both of us speak pretty good Spanish. We are interested in the history but will not want to pay for guides. (We have had ancient civilization classes including Cusco and will read up more before we go)
I've heard to move to a lower elevation once you get to Cusco to aclimate to the altitude better. Is that really necessary if you take it easy for a couple of days. If so, what would you change in the itinerary below:
Day 1:&2 Arrive at Cusco airport in afternoon and settle in accommodations:
??? We are looking for budget accommodations under $30 per person (2)
Take it easy and walk around the Plaza de Armas and churches Buy and use the Boleto Turistico. (It looks like some of the B.T. sites could be skipped in Cusco)
Day 4: Pisac & Tipon loop
Day 5: To Olly (stops on the way)
Day 6: Olly then stay in Aquas Calientes
Day 7: Macchu Picchu Mountain Pass
Day 8: Macchu Picchu????
Day 9: Cusco
I guess I would prefer staying in Cusco the majority of the time with a night in Olly and a night in A.C for Machu Picchu.
Is Cusco the place to be?