S&Y Adventures

The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Lima, Peru

Peru Trip

La Familia

The next city on our list brought us to my second home: Lima, Peru. Lunch over here, dinner over there, we spent almost all our time running from primo to prima. We also had fellow travelers Ron & Betty join us for our trip ­čÖé

Con la Familia
Group Pic

While in Lima, I made sure to take her around using public transportation. Here was her first bus ride in Latin America:

Yagmurs first bus ride

and of course her first combi ride:

Let’s not forget I took her down a busy street to try all the street food. She had her first mazamorra ever!


We took an early flight from Lima to Cusco, and took a cab (outside of the airport) straight away to Pavitos street. Pavitos street is where you can catch the combi to Ollantaytambo for $3! They’re pretty comfy too.

Ollanta Bus

After dropping our backpacks at our Airbnb, we enjoyed a 6 sol meal (2USD) that included soup, a main course, and tea!

Ollanta Lunch

It was full of my awesome jokes and laughs…

Ollanta Lunch Shapka
Ollanta Lunch Girls

We spent the day exploring the Ollanta ruins and hiking up for an awesome view

Ollanta Market
Ollanta Betty
Ollanta Hill
Ollanta Mountain
Ollanta Model
Ollanta Selfie
Ollanta City

Machu Picchu

The next morning, we woke up before the sun rose to catch the first train to Machu Picchu. Check out this post explaining end to end how to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco: How To Visit Machu Picchu In One Day: Everything You Need To Know

We hiked up Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes and explored the top!

Machu Picchu sign
Machu Picchu from hike
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Group Pic
Machu Picchu Ron and Betty
Machu Picchu Shapka and Yagmur
Machu Picchu Yagmur Front
Machu Picchu Yagmur Back

Rainbow Mountain

After getting back to Cusco from Machu Picchu, we woke up again, bright and early, to go and check out Rainbow Mountain! Rainbow Mountain was my favorite part of the trip. Only because I’ve already been to Machu Picchu.

For those interested in getting to Rainbow Mountain, this post explains everything: Rainbow Mountain Peru: Everything You Need To Know

It was definitely the hardest hike I’ve ever done given the altitude and no preparation. But don’t let that deter you from the hike. It’s definitely worth it!

Rainbow Mountain Control
Rainbow Mountain Team
Rainbow Mountain Back Side
Rainbow Mountain
Rainbow Mountain Satisfaction
Rainbow Mountain With Yagmur

Total Costs: $2,376 (SRB: $1,176; YA: $1,201)

We breached our budget but there was nothing we could do. With no more travel points left and necessary tourism expenses, we were able to slightly offset our costs by saving money while staying at my grandparent’s place.

Peru Total Costs

Her Budget (18.42% LTD)

We had an unavoidable 8% build to her overall travel budget pushing us to 18.42%. With no airfare points left, she was hit with the full fee of an airline ticket. The high fixed costs for getting to, and from entering, Machu Picchu didn’t help either. However, the low costs of Peru in comparison to the US plus being able to stay with family while in Lima, we were able to better balance our costs for this trip.

Yagmur Transportation Cost Peru
Yagmur Tourism Costs Peru

Our Progress (21.43%)

Our trip to Peru was Yagmur’s first time to South America!

World Map Peru

Let’s not forget our Lima pic!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Safe travels everyone!!!

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