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cusco to MP in December

Making a trip to Peru December 26-Jan 4, with 5 days either side in Lima.

Por favour - can someone give my some suggestions about an itineray. We would LOVE to do the Inca Trail - maybe not the real trail but one that includes many ruins.

My Tia lives in Cusco so that will more than likely be our starting point. If the hike is not an option, what is the best method (cheap-ish and fast) for getting from Cusco city to MP?

Many thanks

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1. Re: cusco to MP in December

For complete info on the Inca trail see the first Sticky posting on Peru forums.

The cheapest way to get to MP from Cusco is the Backpackers train that costs US $ 65, for more info on Peru Rail go to orient-express.com/web/…4_53409.jsp

You can only get to MP by train.

You can go in the morning and comeback in the evening.You should also go to the Sacred Valley and visit Pisac,Urubamba,Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. You are better off getting on a tour that will cover all these places or if you want, you can hire a taxi on yr own and pay about $50 and direct yr own tour.

Near Cusco you should visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman,Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay. In the city do not miss the Koricancha Temple, the Cathedral and the San Blas Temple amongst many attractions.

Your Tia ,being Cusqueña, should be able to offer you a list of excellent sites, which maybe are not known to many tourist.

December is the start of summer and during the rainy season.Be prepared.

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2. Re: cusco to MP in December

Contact Melissa Loreno at Rainbow Trail Tours. www.rainbowtrailtour.net. She is in Cusco and is very nice and also very reasonably priced. She will put you in a car with a very good guide for your Cusco/Sacred Valley trips and get you all taken care of for Machu Picchu. If you want to call her dial 011-5184-251236. Her email is admin@rainbowtrailtour.net If you contact her, tell he Nina from Ancient Summit sent you. She will take extra good care of you. Have fun and don't forget your rain gear.