Today was a “transfer day” for us. From Aguas Calientes we went first by train to Ollantaytambo, then by bus to Cusco and then by plane to Lima, the capital of Peru.
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By train from Perurail from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
At 8.53am our train from Perurail from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo – a place in the middle of the route to Cusco.
By bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
From the train station in Ollantaytambo we took a minibus in the direction of Cusco. Finding a suitable bus is easy, because the minibuses of different providers are already waiting for the people as soon as you leave the station. During our journey, we had been told by others about daring bus drivers on this route that one can become anxious and anxious while driving. Therefore we had researched a little on the net and read only good things about “Real Inca Tourist Transportation”. These are relatively easy to find: about a hundred meters after the station on the right you will find the stand.
It is usually waited until the bus is full and at the end 9 other people are with us. For the 70 km long route we paid only 10 Soles per person (less than 3 Euro).
Fly from Cusco to Lima
After 1 1/2 hours we were let out in Cusco at The Plaza de Armas. From there we walked 10 minutes to pension Alemena, where we had stayed before our trip to Machu Picchu and parked our suitcases. From there we took the taxi to Cusco airport and around 5 p.m. our little plane took off from Star Peru to Lima.
Our hotel in Lima
At Lima airport we were already expected by a taxi driver who took us to our hotel Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco. We had already booked this shuttle from Peruvian Shuttle for 55 Soles (approx. 20 €) in Cusco via the Internet.
We were already enthusiastic about the Tierra Viva Hotel Puno and also the Tierra Viva Miraflores in Lima we liked very much. The staff at the reception was incredibly friendly and took a lot of time to explain lima’s hot spots and give us hints. The room was clean, but unfortunately without windows to the outside – only in the courtyard. Breakfast was great, everything was available. The area is safe and everything is available (ATM, supermarket, metro bus stop).
All travelogues from PeruPeru was one of the countries which was set from the beginning in the planning our world trip 🙂 We had already seen so many pictures of the Inca city Machu Picchu that we definitely wanted to see it. And our route through Peru we could also connect perfectly with Bolivia and Ecuador.
Lima – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo Spots (Peru)
From Aguas Calientes via Cusco to Lima (Peru)
Machu Picchu – Historic Sanctuary of the Incan citadel (Peru)
Perurail – By train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Peru)
Cusco – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo Spots (Peru)
Pass road La Raya – By bus from Puno to Cusco (Peru)
Puno & the floating villages of the Uros in Lake Titikaka (Peru)
By bus from La Paz (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru)