Does anyone have current recommendations for lodgings or other tips for travelling in Cusco, Puno-Lake Titecaca, and Aguas Calientes?
We are planning to go to Peru in November this year, 2010. I'm thinking of going to Puno first, then taking the train to Cusco, then we want to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. As a special treat I think I want to stay at the Inkaterra Pueblo hotel in Aguas Calientes, but does anyone know how to find a deal there or if not, is it worth staying there a couple of nights?
What advice does anyone have for us? I'm travelling with my husband and 2 friends with their husbands, possibly meeting up with another 1 or 2 folks. But we aren't necessarily all doing the same thing except for hiking the Inca Trail together. I'd say our budget is moderate to inexpensive, but we've saved up for special treats. We like good food, wine, nice hotels, interesting sights and history.