Our journey with Puma Adventures starts in Puno, Peru for Lake Titicaca and ends in Cusco ten days later. We needed to arrange one way flights from Lima to Juliaca (closest airport to Puno) and then Cusco to Lima at the end.
One thing I learned is Kayak.com had some great deals but often when I would go to the deal the LATAM flight was not priced correct. This kept happening. In the end I had to go with a different booking site to secure the flights.
But it was relatively an easy process and a fair price.
I was surprised too (not sure why as it is a distance away) that the flight to Juliaca is 2 hours!
We were able to secure the same flight that Dylan and Ben are on at 10:45 am - a more sensible time. This will allow us time to rest and get a good breakfast and to store our bag at the airport (this bag is for our travels after we leave Lima and we don't want to lug with us).
We are being met in Juliaca and will then be transported to Puno where our journey will begin.
After our time (10 days) with Puma Adventures we will leave Cusco and fly to Lima.
We have decided to spend two nights in Lima to explore the city some more. We did visit here on our last South America trip and thought two full days was necessary.
Plus you may remember Daniel who is from Peru and works as a waiter on Princess. Even though he will be on board a ship (Star Princess) we are hoping to meet up with his family.
Hotels in Lima are reasonable, especially if you choose one of the many boutique hotels. We discussed at length whether we should book a big name hotel and have a more "Canadian" like atmosphere. Or try a boutique hotel that is run by a family and offers a more "Peruvian" experience. Easy decision we went with the boutique hotel.
We reserved a room for two nights at the Casa Bella Miraflores. Centrally located, includes breakfast and will arrange to meet us at the airport and transport us to the hotel for an added $20 US each way. The hotel rate is $55 US a night and it will meet our needs I am sure.
I was quite impressed that I was able to reserve the room on line and they responded very quickly to my request and any questions I might have and the offer for transport.