Lima - Ica - Paracas - Ica - Nazca - Arequipa - Puno - Uros Islands - Sillustani - Puno - Cuzco - Aguas Calientes - Macchu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytamba - Pisac - Cuzco - Lima
How can one describe such a special place? It is hard to put into words a feeling of wonder due to the unreal landscape doted of lovely and colorful people. It is a world apart still on the verge of old customs but where modernism has exploded. You must have guessed that we really enjoyed visiting Peru!
We decided, having only 2 weeks, to book an organized trip and what a great idea that was. The company, 4star South America, did a very good job. You can check their website and our itinerary below. A plus was that we were only seven of us and everyone was friendly and fun.
Click to See the 4starSouthAmerica travel company
Click to access our Itinerary
Going around peru did involve a lot of travelling, but the deluxe buses were incredibly comfortable and fast, and many of our train trips were also exquisite while enjoying the views.
Visit the Fabulous Cruzero del Sur Bus
Click to view Puno - Cusco Orient Express style Train
Click for the Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo Vistadome Train
For us the biggest highlights were: the Train's Rides, Cusco, Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and its floating islands, the Urubumba Valley, Ballestas Islands with its wildlife, Buggy ride into the dunes and Arequipa. We were also very lucky to be in Cusco for the "Tourism's Day", hours of parade, dancing and entertainment! But what will stay engraved in my heart are the smiles.
It was just marvellous to sit back and take in the incredible vistas where Lamas and country life made this destination a dream for photographers. Many things were new to us, especially the wildlife and the little houses (or even a castle) housing Guinea Pigs waiting to be cook as a delicacy on very special occasion!
We've got used to sip our Coca or Muna tea to help with altitude sickness, got light headed drinking the Pisco Sour and liked the sweet flavour of the Chicha. The food were everywhere good and tasty, we really enjoyed El Cordano Bar and restaurant in Lima.
If you are interested I found the guides below very helpful:
Click to access several guides of Peru
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