Post # 1
Considering Peru as a honeymoon destination for 2 weeks. Unsure about it, but my fiance is very into the idea. I am into adventure, but also want to incorporate romance and relaxation… does Peru encapsulate these things too?
Besides Machu Picchu what do you recommend we see/do/go?
Post # 3
You can see the sacred valley in about 5 days. I recommend setting up a tour, since traveling between the sights is hard.
There is a tourist ticket that allows you admission to all of the major sites for one fee…..
Sasqsywoman, ollytuytambo, the coricancha, chinchero…..mostly ruins and old buildings.
i recommend staying in the plaza de armas in Cuzco, then spending a night in agua calientes before Macchu Picchu first thing in the morning. we took a day trip to MP and I was exhausted before I got there.
There’s tons of dining and nightlife in Lima….I would spend 3 days there. Miraflores and Barranco are good neighborhoods relatively speaking.
in Lima theres silver markets, catacombs in the cathederal downtown, a magic water show (think Bellagio fountains)
if you have any days left over, I suggest hitting the beach – Mancura or Punto Sal.
let me know if you have any questions…..I’ve been to Peru several times.
Post # 4
I went to Peru two years ago for two weeks. We left at the end of December. We did a planned tour and I went with a friend so I can’t speak for the romantic side of things, but as for Macchu Picchu.. it was great. We did the four day hike, but just beware it was rainy season… and it definitely rained.
Post # 5
I went to Peru in May several years ago. I did the Inca Trail hike (3 days, tenting) and honestly, it was the best part of the trip. The people were just so amazing and we had a great group travelling together from all over the world.
The sacred valley was pretty impressive. Ollyantaytambo was my favourite spot.
I loved Cusco. *Loved* We had a blast, ATV’d through the hills, went out for some great food, went to the highest Irish pub in the world. It’s one of my favourite places that I’ve travelled.
We also went on to Puno, Lake Titicaca and the floating islands. I did a homestay at Lake Titicaca and stayed with locals. It was very humbling to see how they lived (my ‘mama’ was 16. Hosting travellers was how she contributed financially to her family who’d all moved to the mainland for work.)
I missed the Nazca lines. I would totally go back to see them. Lima was, eh, its a big city. We also spent a week at a surf camp in Mancora, we had a private hut, it was fun and very low key and relaxing (there are some really beautiful places to stay there, but its a teensy town.) And there’s the mud pits/baths not far from there.
All that said, I loved Bolivia more. I would get on a plane to Bolivia today. I can’t wait to go back.