Heading out to Puno and Cusco for hiking expeditions is probably one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life.
The scenery is sublime and the human history and culture is second to none. LEarn a tragic history and see how it played out when you explore the cities of Lima (former Spanish capital) and Cusco (the former Inca capital).
Cap that off with an exploration of Lake Titikaka and see how some of the country’s indigenous people continue to live.
Add in exploration of Chaco Canyon and the North Apolobamba lakes along the Bolivian border for a near complete exploration of one tiny part of this diverse and amazing country.
Spend at least two weeks here exploring all fo the above, but you should really try to stretch it to a month. Even then you’d need to come back and check out what you miss.
No doubt you will want to as well once you’ve whetted your appetite for adventure down here.
From May to November, is Peru’s dry season. This is the time of year you are most likely to make it to Machu Picchu as when it rains to much, the mountain is unavailable for hikers. Average temperatures at this time of year range from 5 °C to 10 °C.
Any trip to Puno will begin with a flight into Lima’s international airport (LIM). From here, you will transfer to the airport in Cusco (CUZ). From here there are both transfers and buses available to both Machu Picchu as well as Puno and Lake Titikaka.
May to November
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