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Mancora 5 days
A much needed resting spot spent relaxing on the beach. With temperatures in the high 20's, the warmest sea temperatures Peru has to offer and Pisco sours aplenty, it was hard to leave. We stayed in a lovely beach hut and listened to the waves crashing right outside our terrace all day every day.
Lima 3 days
3 days mostly exploring the many great bars, restaurants and coffee shops of Barranco & Miraflores. One of the best cities so far on the continent.
Arequipa 4 days
Arequipa is filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. It was far more beautiful than we expected, with this stone making up most of the buildings in the large colonial era old town.
Cusco 8 days
We spent 4 days here waiting for our trek to start and adjusting to the altitude. While obviously a little overrun with tourists coming to and from Machu Picchu, the city still had plenty to offer with excellent museums, restaurants, bars and the sun was shining the whole time we were there.
Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days
We did the Lares 2 day trail combined with 2 days of the Classic Inka trek booked through a locally owned and run company called Wayki Trek.