Adventures with Renee and Jane
4 days in Cuzco, then 4 days hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We concluded with a day and a half in Lima before we had a 1am flight back to LAX. We visited during the low season (start of the summer), so rain and clouds hit pretty often, although there was still more than a bit of sun to keep things beautiful and the photos interesting.
Not to mention our crazy selves, of course!
Days 1 and 2 - arrival in Cusco.
Day 3 - Tipon and Pikillacta (and food poisoning bout #1).
Day 4 - Saqsayhuaman, Q'enqo, and then horseback to Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Day 5 - exploring Cusco.
Day 6 - Sacred Valley: Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
Day 7 - Inca Trail, Day 1: km 82/2600m elevation to km 92/3000m (Wayllabamba).
Day 8 - Inca Trail, Day 2: Dead Woman's Pass (4200m/13,800') to km 104/3600m (Pacamayo).
Day 9 - Inca Trail, Day 3: Descending towards Machu Picchu to km 120/2700m.
Day 10 - Inca Trail, Day 4: Last 6km to Machu Picchu! Then Aquas Calientes and back to Cusco.
Day 11 - Cuzco to Lima and exploring Miraflores.
Day 12 - Exploring central Lima (Lima Centro) and the end of the trip.