Traveler Review: A family excursion to Peru

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Traveler Review: A family excursion to Peru

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru For LessRobin and her daughters conquered the steep climb up Huayna Picchu.
Photo courtesy of Robin L.

It was a family excursion for Robin L. and her two daughters who recently returned from an action-packed trip to Peru. From beautiful vistas to tasting some unique Andean cuisine, the family had a wonderful time exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley region near Cusco and Lake Titicaca. While visiting Machu Picchu, Robin conquered the steep climb up Huayna Picchu with the support of her daughters a day before her birthday, giving them double the incentive to celebrate!   Read more about the highlights of their trip that Robin shared with our team at Latin America For Less in her travel review. 

Exploring southern highlights of Peru

“We had such a great trip!

Machu Picchu was great.  I really liked that little hotel at the train station in Aguas Calientes.  The restaurant is great and it felt like we were on the movie set of Like Water for Chocolate or the House of Spirits. It was also nice being located next to the train station where you had to get on the train at the crack of dawn!  Fabricio, our guide for Machu Picchu, was very knowledgeable, super polite and helpful, as were all our guides. What a treat it was to have a guide to ourselves or even just in a small group like for Cusco.

The next day was pretty wild – climbing Huayna Picchu.  I did it though!  Not bad for the last day of my 50th year! Thankfully I had the girls with me because they helped me out a lot.  I’m not good with heights and coming down was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.  But I’m glad I did it, especially with them.  It was worth it for the adventure and the photos!

It was nice to be in Puno on Christmas Eve to mill around and see what was going on.  We went to the Choza de Oscar and had dinner and watched a fantastic dance show with amazing costumes.  And they played me Happy Birthday with Andean pipes -awesome!  For dinner we ate guinea pig, which tastes like chicken.

We had a great Christmas day touring Lake Titicaca.  There were nice people on our boat and we really liked our guide.  It was one of the most fascinating days because we got to meet a family on one of the islands.  The guide was really good about answering questions and talking about the little details of life on those islands.  It’s like going back in time.

We had a fantastic trip and I won’t hesitate to recommend your services.  I already have!

Robin L.”

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