I was originally going to hike from Lima to Cusco, but found out that it's too dangerous. Being a solo "gringo" entices a long list of criminals. I was told that the only relatively safe way was to hike from Nazca to Cusco. Does anyone know of any areas I should steer clear of? I only have a few days to map out my route.
Before going to Macchu Picchu, where should I start my tour or spend a few days so as to try and avoid altitude sickness? Is January an ok time to visit Peru, Macchu Picchu and do a short Amazon cruise, or is it just too wet? (I'm from Australia).
Is it possible one can only book the trip to machu picchu until december 2013. We want to book on a date in june 2014 but from januari 2014 it al says availability 0.
It it possible you can only book 2 months ahead?
I am on a ships cruise August 2014. The cruise line is offering a shore excursion departing from Quito (Manta)Ecuador on August 3rd and arriving Lima (Callao) Peru August 6th so passengers can visit Machu Picchu. I know the excursion will involve travel by bus/plane/train. I am a senior (late 60's) traveller of average fitness for my age and wondered if this might be too rushed considering my age with the expected altitude changes (not really time to rest and get used to altitude). I am sure the ships tour will be well organised but expensive. It would be really disappointing to not actually get to Machu Picchu - this will probably be my only opportunity. Anyone got any thoughts or suggestions, is it just a wishful thought on my part that I could join the excursion? Any advice on altitude sickness or precautions. Thanks
I want to stay in Aguas Calientes one or two nights. Not sure about it yet. Also I will get there Nov 16th or 17th. Are hotel reservations necessary or can I just walk in and get a room?50-$100 range. What about hotels in Cuzco? Thanx for any info.
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