Peru

1. Lima 2. Arequipa & Puerto Inca 3. Nazca 4. Chalhuancaus & Ollantaytambo 
5. Machu Picchu 6. To Cusco & in Cusco 7. Quince Mil   8. Eco Amazonia Resort 
9. San Gaban  10. Puno 11. Moquegua  12. Back to Arequipa
13. Home 14. Impressions

 

Here is a link describing our tour

Here is our agenda

Click the hotel for their website

Day

Date

City

Hotel

     

1

4/24/2013

Fly to Lima

Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada

2

4/25/2013

Lima

Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada

3

4/26/2013

Arequipa

Hotel La Gruta  

4

4/27/2013

Puerto Incia

Hotel Puerto Inka             234

5

4/28/2013

Nasca

Hotel Oro Vejo

6

4/29/2013

Chalhuanca

Hotel Tampumayu

7

4/30/2013

Ollantaytambo

Hotel Ccopac Inka Ollanta


8


5/1/2013

Machu Picchu

Ollantaytambo


Hotel Ccopac Inka Ollanta

9

5/2/2013

Cusco

Hotel Jose Antonio

10

5/3/2013

Cusco

Hotel Jose Antonio

11

5/4/2013

QuinceMil

Hotel Casona

12

5/5/2013

Puerto Maldonada

Hotel Eco Amazonia


13


5/6/2013

Jungle Camp

Puerto Maldonada


Hotel Eco Amazonia

14

5/7/2013

Puerto Maldonada

Hotel Eco Amazonia

15

5/8/2013

Macusani

No reservation yet

16

5/9/2013

Puno

Hotel Eco Inn Puno

17

5/10/2013

Moquegua

Hotel Maison Plaza

18

5/11/2013

Arequipa

Hotel La Gruta  

19

5/12/2013

Fly to Lima and home

 

20

5/13/2013

Arrive home

 

 

 

Here is a map and the link to Google Maps.

 


In Lima 

We had a great flight. Tucson to Dallas to Lima. Delays were threatened but everything was on time. Lima is on US Central time. It is great traveling for 12 hours and no jet lag.   

Our hotel is at the airport. We loaded up a cart with our bags and pushed the cart 100 yards to the lobby. It was 1 am and we were in bed within an hour. It is expensive but worth it. We are taking a taxi into town this morning. 

Day 2  - In Lima

We took a taxi into the Lima historic district. There are a lot of old buildings that date back until almost 1535 when the Spanish conquered Peru. They established Lima as the capital of the Spanish empire is South America. There are several large squares. Around the Plaza Mejor are government buildings and the cathedral. A military band had a concert and the soldiers marched in all their fancy uniforms. We paid to go into the cathedral. (La Catedral) The area has seen many revolutions as well as earthquakes. They are all remembered with squares and statues as well as national holidays.  

We enjoy talking with the guys on the sidewalks trying to convince us to eat in their restaurants. We decided on one and spent a couple of hours at lunch eating traditional Lima food and talking to the waiters. We won’t need dinner tonight.  

We took another taxi to the newer business part of town. The traffic was terrible. It is fun trying out our Spanish on the taxi drivers. They like trying out their English as well. He took us to Parque Kennedy. It is a nice park with flowers and trees and people enjoying the beautiful day. From there we walked to the cliffs overlooking the sea. There is a park for lovers, a bike and walking trail and several other parks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We love searching out lighthouses and there a real nice one in one of the parks. 

We were pretty tired by now. We hailed another cab back to the airport and our hotel. There are no freeways and the traffic made it real slow going. I like driving in crazy foreign traffic but this town would be no fun at all. It is so jammed that you can hardly move. Everyone, going at a crawl, tries to force their way ahead. Jan was glad we were not on the motorcycle. 

We are catching a plane to Arequipa in the morning.   

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