We're a couple planning on a trip to MP in early May. Planning to fly into Cusco one day and leave on the Inca Tr the next day. Want to do a 4D/3N hike, then a night in Aguas, then Huayna Piccu the next day, then back to Cusco. We're money-conscious when we travel and had a few questions:
-- We live at 8400' in Colorado. We plan to fly into Cusco and spend that day there, starting the Inca Tr the next day. I think we'll be fine altitude-wise, but wondered what others think...?
-- Ideally we'd like to buy our MP tix, Huayna tix, Train tix, and lodging ourselves beforehand online, then find an Inca Tr provider with small groups that will give us discounts for what we've already bought. Is this possible? Is this reasonable? We just want to save a bit of money!
-- Do folks chew coca on the trail? Are coca leaves easy to find in Cusco the day we're there?
Thanks for all the info we've gotten from previous posts!Edited: 9:43 pm, January 18, 2013