This is a hugely general questions so apologises!
My partner is unable to make our annual summer holiday this year due to work commitments so I thought I'd take advantage of having two weeks to tick something off my bucket list- being Machu Picchu!
As a first time-solo traveller, I'm anxious to be in safe hands with a tour operator and, due to my limited time in Peru, anxious to have a fairly planned itinerary.
I am looking to hike the trail and am not afraid of a challenge or camping (I did Kilimanjaro last year) but, whilst in the city/ cities would rather be in a safer part of town and hotel.
Can anyone recommend tour operators/ itineraries/ advice?
Huge questions I realise!
To put into context, I have seen these tours which all appeal for one reason or another:
actionchallenge.com/… (includes flight so know what I'm paying immediately, has UK and has medic which sounds a bit OTT but we had a terrible time with illness- others, not me- at Kili and the medical help was shocking)
qente.com/ingles/expeditions/choque_mapi.html (looks a bit alternative to standard trek but doesn't seem to finish the hike in Machu Picchu by entering the Sun Gate, which is surely part of the experience?)
www.chimuadventures.com/tour/andes-and-amazon (because, hey, if I'm going to Peru, I might as well visit the Amazon!)
Any advice or comments welcome!