I would appreciate comments from anyone who has experienced the Machu Picchu excursion taken during a three day cruise stop in Lima, Peru.
Is the itinerary too rushed?
Is the bus ride up to the ruins a frightening experience? (Frightening for some -- fun for others?)
2005 Panama Canal
2006 W. Caribbean
2007 E. Caribbean
2007 N. Atlantic
2008 S. America
2009 Grand Voyage
2010 N. Atlantic
2011 Grand Voyage
2013 Hawaii - S. Pacific
Thank you for the information Ruth, we plan to visit Machu Picchu in the near future.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Booked Vision of the Seas . 2/14/2015
Booked Allure of the Seas... 2/21/16 *Last Gang Cruise*
I think you need a couple of days in cusco to allow your body some time getting used to the altitude. Also from a cruise ship (if you choose machu picchu) you will miss out on Lima, which is a wonderful city.
Do a land vacation to Peru. You will not be sorry. We used a very good tour company and paid less than 1000 dollars p.p. including air, nice hotels, and the train tour to machu picchu, which was a nine night tour of Lima, Cusco and M.P.
There are several other ruins and attractions to see on this trip as well.