You Can’t Visit Machu Picchu On A Day Tour

Our visit to Peru was an unexpected bonus, resulting from an unnecessarily arduous flight itinerary. Each of the flights between Montevideo and Asuncion included twenty-hour layovers in Lima. We took advantage of each of these with two custom day tours, including pickup and dropoff at the airport. Needless to say, this first visit to Peru did not permit a visit to the most obvious of landmarks, Machu Picchu. We packed in what we could though, visiting the coastal Inca ruins at Pachacamac and taking in a Peruvian Paso Horse show on our first day. On return day,  we took in a walking tour of Lima and a few museums and landmarks and did a little shopping. Like Buenos Aires, Lima definitely warrants some return visits. Even without the need to come back for a trip to Machu Picchu, the food alone would be worth the trip.

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