- Our 3 day trip across the Atacama desert was amazing. Great experience. Our stay in Sucre was a nice break after that journey. Another highlight was our stay on the Isla de Sol on Lake Titicaca. It would have been nice to stay a full day on the island. We have a fun day on the Andean Explorer passing through a beautiful landscape. It's an optional extra and definitely worth it. Then the final highlight was Machu Pichu - it's even more wonderful than I expected. It was difficult to pull myself away as the time to leave approached. I recommend taking the altitude medication - I didn't. Temperatures vary so layers are good - it's very cold in the early mornings but can get quite warm during the day. You don't need to be very fit - I wasn't. It's a great experience - another Explore traveller recommended it to me and I am very happy to repeat the recommendation!
Published on: 15 November 2015