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Quick Stop in Cusco and San Pedro Market with Kids

We decided to just use Cusco as a stop over during our trip to and from. Several people choose to spend a night in the city and I can, without a doubt, see the benefit of that. We ended up having to take a long cab ride in order to make the train schedule line up with the flight schedules. Read more about that here. We were on a time limit so we decided to just fly in and out of Cusco and make a quick stop to the San Pedro Market Place.

We took a walk around and then picked a spot to eat. The food smelled delectable and tasted great! Sam was smitten with the chicken soup we ordered! The food wasn't refrigerated before cooking but looked amazingly fresh so I wasn't too worried. If you have an infant I would consider bringing some prepared food for the trip.  We also took the opportunity to grab some fruits as snacks for the plane ride!
This was a wonderfully inexpensive place to grab some souvenirs. For SCS mommy a local baby carrier/wrap was just the thing! We use it …

Bellmont Hotel and Machu Picchu, Peru with Kids

Snap Shot of Our Itinerary:
Day 1-Travel Day (Chivay to Arequipa to Cusco) Taxi: From Chivay to Arequipa 5:30am Flight: 8:50am-9:50am Taxi: to Ollantaytambo Train Station (2 hours) Train: from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (The Town at the base of MP.) (15:37-17:02) Hotel: Wachuma B&B

Day 2- Macchu Picchu Exploration
           Entrance Ticket: 10:00am (All day entrance.)             Hotel: Sanctuary Lodge at Macchu Picchu
Day 3- Travel Day (MP to Ollantaytambo to Cuzco to Lima)
            MP to Ollantaytambo
Train: 10:55 to 12:32 Ollantaytambo to Cuzco Taxi: Pick up at the Ollantaytambo Train Station
    Explore:Mercado San Pedro
 The star of the show when visiting Peru, without a doubt, is the idyllic Machu Picchu visit! The second you decide to take the plunge and visit Peru, BUY YOUR ENTRANCE TICKETS! They do sell out and having the flexibility of not having conflicting reservations, right at the start of planning, gives the best chance of getting entrance tickets. Only 2,5…