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May 1st 2012
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Trip Plan

Two side trips from Mexico City Airport -- Teotihuacan and the Museum of ArcheologyOne side trip out of Cuzco -- Sacred ValleyNo stopover in Lima

Planning our trip to Cusco, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu -- July 2012. "Our" means Rachel, Tommy, David and me. David and I are going to do day stopovers in Mexico City on the way down and back.


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colspan="3" width="246">Mon 16 July to Thurs 26 July</td><td class="xl65" style="width: 68pt;" width="90"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 17pt;" width="23"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl68" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td class="xl65" style="width: 62pt;" width="82"> </td><td 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class="xl72"> </td><td class="xl73"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl74" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl75" align="right">23:55</td><td class="xl76">Air: Mexico City to Lima AM48</td><td class="xl75">05:45 (+1)</td><td class="xl67"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl97"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl106" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21">16-Jul T&R</td><td class="xl75" align="right">13:20</td><td class="xl75">LAX - Lima</td><td class="xl75">0:01 (+!)</td><td class="xl103">Non-Stop</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl78"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl79" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">17-Jul</td><td class="xl109" align="right">7:00</td><td class="xl81">Air: Lima to Cusco LA2029</td><td class="xl110">8:15</td><td class="xl80" colspan="2">Casa Andino Cusco</td><td class="xl80"> </td><td class="xl80"> </td><td class="xl82" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl83" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">18-Jul</td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl84">Cuzco</td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl85" colspan="2">Casa Andino Cusco</td><td class="xl77">3400/11000</td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl78"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td 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</td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl89" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl91"> </td><td class="xl90">Dist (km)</td><td class="xl92">Walk (hrs)</td><td class="xl112" colspan="3">km/ft</td><td class="xl93"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl94" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">19-Jul</td><td class="xl65">Trek</td><td class="xl95">Day 1: Cusco- Huayllabamba</td><td class="xl65" align="right">12</td><td class="xl96">5-6</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65">3000/9840</td><td class="xl65">3000/9840</td><td class="xl97"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl90"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl94" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">20-Jul</td><td class="xl65">Trek</td><td class="xl95">Day 2: Huayllabamba-Pacamayo</td><td class="xl65" align="right">12</td><td class="xl96">6-7</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65">4200/13770</td><td class="xl65" style="mso-ignore: colspan; border-right: .5pt solid black;" colspan="2">3500/11480</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl94" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">21-Jul</td><td class="xl65">Trek</td><td class="xl95">Day 3: Pacaymayo- Phuyupatamarca</td><td class="xl65" align="right">8</td><td class="xl67" align="right">6</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65">3992/13100</td><td class="xl65" style="mso-ignore: colspan; border-right: .5pt solid black;" colspan="2">3600/11800</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl94" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">22-Jul</td><td class="xl65">Trek</td><td class="xl95">Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – MP</td><td class="xl65" align="right">11</td><td class="xl67" align="right">5</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65">3600/11800</td><td class="xl65">2400/7872</td><td class="xl97"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl94" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl95">Aguas Calientes:</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl67" colspan="2">El Mapi Hotel</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl97"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl94" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">23-Jul</td><td class="xl65">MP</td><td class="xl95">Day 5: Machu Picchu – SV</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl67" colspan="2">MP, then train</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl97"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl83" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl98"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl77" colspan="4">Casa Andina SV ( L&D); Tambo del Inca ( T&R)</td><td class="xl78"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl69" style="height: 15.75pt; border-top: none;" align="right" height="21">24-Jul</td><td class="xl72" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl99" style="border-top: none;">Sacred Valley</td><td class="xl72" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl77">Casa Andina SV ( L&D); Tambo del Inca ( T&R)</td><td class="xl72" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl72" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl72" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl73" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl69" style="height: 15.75pt;" align="right" height="21">25-Jul</td><td class="xl72"> </td><td class="xl100">Sacred Valley - Lima</td><td class="xl72"> </td><td class="xl87" colspan="4">SV then Air flight to Lima, then depart from Lima</td><td class="xl73"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl83" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl101" align="right">15:30</td><td class="xl98">Air: Cuzco - Lima LA2072</td><td class="xl101" align="right">16:50</td><td class="xl85"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl78"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl105" style="height: 15.75pt; border-top: none;" height="21">26-Jul L&D</td><td class="xl70" style="border-top: none;" align="right">0:20</td><td class="xl71" style="border-top: none;">Air: Lima- Mexico City AM19</td><td class="xl70" style="border-top: none;" align="right">6:10</td><td class="xl87" colspan="3">Sightsee to Tenothitican Pyramids</td><td class="xl72" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl73" style="border-top: none;"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl74" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl75" align="right">20:15</td><td class="xl104">Air: Mexico-City to LAX AM 468</td><td class="xl75" align="right">22:10</td><td class="xl67">Whew</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl97"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl107" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21">26-Jul T&R</td><td class="xl101" align="right">1:10</td><td class="xl102">Air: Lima- LAX</td><td class="xl101" align="right">7:50</td><td class="xl85">Whew</td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl77"> </td><td class="xl78"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl108" style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl104"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl67"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl113" style="height: 15.75pt;" colspan="2" height="21">L&D = Lou and David</td><td class="xl104"> </td><td class="xl75"> </td><td class="xl67"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl64" style="height: 15.75pt; mso-ignore: colspan;" colspan="3" height="21">R&T = Rachel and Tommy</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl67"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl64" style="height: 15.75pt; mso-ignore: colspan;" colspan="3" height="21">Lima is 2 hours ahead of LA</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl67"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td></tr><tr style="height: 15.75pt;"><td class="xl64" style="height: 15.75pt; mso-ignore: colspan;" colspan="3" height="21">Mexico City is one hour ahead</td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl67"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td class="xl65"> </td><td 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