My husband and I had an amazing trip to Peru and thus far has been one of our favorite travel experiences together. Our travel agency provided a great itinerary for our 9 days 8 night trip - - we originally wanted to see Machu Picchu but didn't know where or what else we wanted to do. With a few specific comments on what we wanted out of the trip - adventure, good food, and lots of exploring - Our agency put together the perfect trip for us. It started with a delicious cooking class in Lima, then we traveled to the Amazon to experience the beauty of nature and the tranquility of being off the grid, then back to reality to the city of Cusco where history is abundant, then headed to the calmness of the Sacred Valley, and the final stop was Machu Picchu - the entire reason we originally traveled to Peru. Although Machu Picchu was grand and amazing, the other parts of the trip were just as our even more grand and amazing. The Amazon was even more beautiful than I had expected and the Andes mountains were even bigger than expected - - two of my favorite things in Peru and an easy reason to go back one day!
1) Sitting outside in the Sacred Valley at the hotel where the Andes look unreal - - the view there was breathtaking and having the afternoon to just enjoy the hotel and relax was even better!
2) Our arrival to the Amazon and taking in the Rainforest and the beauty of the resort. Falling asleep to the sounds of the Amazon and waking up feeling like it was all a dream.
3) Spending the afternoon in Machu Picchu by ourselves and hiking around after our guide gave us a thorough tour of the sanctuary. Realizing that the best time to visit Machu Picchu is the afternoon because most tour groups want to be there in the morning and leave by the afternoon - - it was like having the place almost to ourselves!
4) Cooking and of course eating the delicious food we made in Lima - - hands down the best ceviche we have ever had and introducing us to aji de galleana and papa a la huacaina.
I would spend an extra day in Machu Picchu to hike Machu Picchu mountain and enjoy the hotel - - gorgeous premise and beautiful quaint cottage style rooms!
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