Exploring Solo to Machu Picchu Peru

Exploring Solo to Machu Picchu

I’m incredibly grateful for Anywhere’s recommendations. As a woman traveling alone, it felt like I knew someone “in-country” just in case.

12 Day Peru Itinerary
1 Adult
$219 per night
$2406 total USD

Unforgettable views and dishes.

Since this was a solo trip, I had the luxury of flexibility and experiencing all the things I wanted to do! I started in Lima, where I got to take a diving trip in Pucusana Bay and a day later, the Palomino Islands. I saw so many sea lions, I called it the "Island of Chewbaccas!" I had a really warm welcome by the team since the first transportation pick up! I made a checklist from our conversation about Peruvian cuisine, and turned my time in Lima into a foodie scavenger hunt!

The highlights of my adventure...

Marcos from Inca Trail Reservations did an outstanding job and treats people like family. The Inca Trail takes us through various Inca archaeological sites until we reach Machu Picchu. I recommend visiting the Planetarium Cusco for anyone doing the Inca Trail. Get a briefing on the stars before heading up into the darkness of the Southern skies. I got to see Mars through a telescope!

Why I’d go back in a heartbeat...

Throughout the week, the team checked in with excursion updates and answers to my questions. As a woman traveling alone, it felt like I knew someone "in-country" just in case I run into any trouble. Cusco was enchanting. I was glad for two days to explore the city on foot and was very comfortable doing so. The team picked high-quality excursions from beginning to end, adding a sense of the deep history of ancient civilizations to the beautiful jungle backdrop.

Places

4nightsLima
2nightsCusco
2nightsCusco

Activities

2nddayDives for Certified Divers in Pucusana
3rddayPalomino Islands Tour
6thdaySacred Valley Excursion
6thdayTrekking Brief
7thdayInca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights
11thdayPlanetarium Cusco

Meals

Free Breakfast for 8 days

Transport

private driverTo Leon de Oro Inn & Suites in Lima  
private driverTo Club Universitario Regatas (La Punta-Callao) in Lima  
private driverTo Leon de Oro Inn & Suites in Lima  
private driverTo International Airport (LATAM AIRLINES flight #LA 2047 at 09:14) in Lima  
flightLima to Cusco  
private driverTo Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas in Cusco  
private driverTo International Airport (LATAM AIRLINES flight #LA 2046 at 11:31) in Cusco  
flightCusco to Lima  

DAY 1


Lima

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites - night 1 of 4

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites
Leon de Oro Inn & Suites
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites is a boutique hotel in Miraflores, which is one of Lima’s trendiest neighborhoods. Staying here you can easily access many of the capital city’s cultural highlights.

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DAY 2


Lima

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites - night 2 of 4

Dives for Certified Divers in Pucusana

Lima to Lima

Dives for Certified Divers in Pucusana
Dives for Certified Divers in Pucusana

Travel to Pucusana Bay, a small fishing village that’s 31 miles south of Lima, for an exciting dive near the Pucusana Yacht Club. On dives here, you’ll have the chance to see sea lions, sea slugs, starfish, sea urchins, groupers, blennies, and morwongs — to name just a few.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 9:30 am - 5:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 3


Lima

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites - night 3 of 4

Palomino Islands Tour

Lima to Lima

Palomino Islands Tour
Palomino Islands Tour

On this tour you’ll take a yacht out to Islas Palomino to swim with sea lions. This is a unique experience, and one that you’re not likely to forget. Notice schedule: From Monday to Friday : Meeting Time 10:30 AM and embarkimng time at 11:00AM. Pick up time would around10:00 AM. On Saturdays and Sundays: Meeting time 09:30 AM and embarking time at 10:00 AM. Pick up time would be around 09:00 AM. From December it would be open a new departure in the afternoon, please check the departure time.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 11:30 am - 3:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 4


Lima

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites - night 4 of 4

DAY 5


Lima / Cusco

Leon de Oro Inn & Suites

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas - night 1 of 2

Lima to Lima

Lima to Cusco

Cusco to Cusco

Lima to Cusco
Lima to Cusco
Flight transport type
9:14 am - 10:41 am pickup/drop-off time
1.45 hours duration

If you only have a few weeks to travel in Peru and want to see several major destinations, flying is your best bet. Domestic airports are scattered across Peru in most major cities.

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Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas
Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas
10:30 am check-in
1 room.

Located in central Cusco, Hostal Cusco Plaza I is the ideal home base for an exploration of the imperial city of the Inca. This hotel is as cozy on the inside as it is bustling and exciting on the outside.

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DAY 6


Cusco

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas - night 2 of 2

Sacred Valley Excursion

Trekking Brief

Sacred Valley Excursion
Sacred Valley Excursion

On this tour you’ll spend a day exploring the great variety of attractions the Sacred Valley of the Inca has to offer. In the marketplace at Pisac you’ll have the opportunity to buy crafts made by Peruvian artisans. Then you’ll visit the valley itself, and hike through an Inca ruin in one of the nearby mountains.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 7:30 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
Trekking Brief
Trekking Brief

If you have a trekking tour that lasts more than two days on your itinerary, you’ll need to attend a briefing beforehand. Make sure to plan your dinner for after this important meeting. It typically takes place the day before the tour starts in the lobby of your hotel, usually at 7:30 PM, although it’s possible to arrange this for a time and place that best suits your itinerary.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 7


Cusco

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 5:00 am - 6:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 8


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

DAY 9


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

DAY 10


Cusco

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas - night 1 of 2

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas
Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas
10:30 am check-in
1 room.

Located in central Cusco, Hostal Cusco Plaza I is the ideal home base for an exploration of the imperial city of the Inca. This hotel is as cozy on the inside as it is bustling and exciting on the outside.

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DAY 11


Cusco

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas - night 2 of 2

Planetarium Cusco

Planetarium Cusco
Planetarium Cusco

The “Planetarium Cusco” is probably the most original planetarium in the world. It is located only 15 minutes away from downtown Cusco. We are a cultural interpretation center of Incan astronomy , a Planetarium of southern skies and an amateur observatory, surrounded by an incredible natural environment. All merged into one experience. A two-hour experience is arranged, with the information on the ancient view of the Incan Empire about the universe. Also a workshop about constellations is given, that will give you some keys to start stargazing.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 12


Cusco

Hostal Cusco Plaza I Nazarenas

Cusco to Cusco

Cusco to Lima

Cusco to Lima
Cusco to Lima
Flight transport type
11:31 am - 1:03 pm pickup/drop-off time
1.53 hours duration

If you only have a few weeks to travel in Peru and want to see several major destinations, flying is your best bet. Domestic airports are scattered across Peru in most major cities.

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