A trip to Lima, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
In early February 2019 we visited Peru.
Our plan was pretty simple; a brief clockwise trip around the country taking in Lima, the capital, and some of the main tourist sites.
After a few days in Lima we flew to Cusco.
We stayed in nearby Ollantaytambo and from there we explored the Sacred Valley and caught a train up to Machu Picchu.
After another night in Cusco itself we caught another train south through the foothills of the Andes to Puno on shore of Lake Titicaca.
We spent a few more days staying around the lake and then returned to spend a little more time in Lima.
A detailed account of each stage of our journey can be found here –
Lima Desamparados – Arrival in Lima
Sacred Valley Station – Touring the Sacred Valley
Inca Vistadome – Machu Picchu
Cusco Loco – Pisac and Cusco
Not “the Andean Explorer” – Train to Puno
Titicaca Tracks – Puno and the lake
Peruvian Food & Drink – The local cuisine
We found Peru to be a truly wonderful country to visit. Not only is it blessed with natural beauty, world-class historic sights and outstanding food, but it is also home to a vibrant and culturally diverse population. Our encounter with Peru’s friendly and welcoming people was one of the highlights of our visit.
Start in Lima – Lima Desamparados