:?: I'm planning on taking Princess on the SA west to east coast trip in Feb 08. I'm considering their pre-cruise excursion to Machu Picchu. Several guidebooks on SA suggest that the best time to visit MP is Jun, Jul, Aug (dry season)-- Feb is in the rainy season -- but no one cruises to SA in our summer. MP, the valley, and Cusco are very important to me and I'd hate to miss the sights because of rain/mist or fog -- I don't mind getting wet. Would this excursion be a mistake? Should I just take the cruise (with the Iguazu Falls side trip) and do MP and Peru on a separate land trip (but I hate to pay for 2 round trip flights to SA)? Any advice appreciated.