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      Anyone traveling to Iquitos between May 30 through June 8th?

      Iquitos 7 hours ago

      I'll be going for my first time to attend a retreat and experience ayahuasca, for the most part I'll be on my own except a relative of mine might come just for a little but its not for sure. Anyway, I'm just checking if any like minded people are going on the same days for similar reasons. Thanks. Chris

    • machu picchu without tour guide?

      Cuzco Apr 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      can someone tell me when is the cut off date to go to machu picchu without a tour guide?

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      Last minute flights from Lima to Iquitos

      Iquitos 8 hours ago

      I think something happened when I was trying to ask this question earlier. Anyway, is it possible to book a flight to Iquitos from Lima after arriving in Lima? Or is it better to just book ahead of time?

    • Itinerary- Peru to Brazil

      Peru Yesterday

      I am planning on going to South America for 3 weeks. I have a few things that I would like to do, but I am not sure it is worth it to do it all in one trip. Since I have never been to South America before, Any advice regarding my itinerary would be appreciated
      - Machu Pichu: I plan to stay in Cuzco for 2 nights prior to. I am assuming in total, between Lima, Cuzco and Machu Pichu, I will need a week or more. Am I correct?
      -La Paz: Is it worth it to make my way down to La Paz, or will this take too much time. Any advice for places to visit along the way would be appreciated
      - Brazil: I was planning to potentially go to Rio De Janeiro . Is it too much to fly across the continent on a three week trip? would it be worth it? We will be travelling in June during the World Cup. Will prices rise exponentially?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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      Questions, questions....

      Cusco Mar 28, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      1) Which gives a better exchange rate in Cusco, banks or money changers?
      2) What are the areas is Cusco that tourists should stay clear of?
      3) If we need to catch the 11 am train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, what time should we leave Cusco if we take a cab? How much is the current taxi fare between Cusco and Ollantaytambo, one-way? Or is there an alternative to a taxi, like maybe an express bus (same route)?
      4) I understand that food cannot be brought inside Machu Picchu but what about water? Could someone verify that it is allowed provided that it's in refillable containers but not in plastic disposable bottles?
      5) Finally, is it possible for Machu Picchu visitors to enter the Inca Trail in the reverse direction in order to view Winay Wayna? If yes, how much is the cost if any and is a guide still required for this?

      Thanks for any responses!


      Peru Mar 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      A friend of us is booked with them for November. We would like to join....have anyone here used them?

      Thanks in advance for any feedback...

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      June visit

      Machu Picchu Apr 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Will I be battling the peak crowds during a June visit to Machu Picchu?

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      Travelling to Machu Picchu from 2th May to 6th May (4 nights)

      Cusco Mar 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I will be staying in Cusco for 4 nights and will hope to visit Machu Picchu but i can only book my tickets 2 weeks before i travel so i am wondering is there sufficient time for me to book the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu ?

      Joseph Ng

    • travel to Cuzco Machu picchu from Lima

      Cuzco Mar 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      it will be ok to go to Machu picchu for only three days two nights? Can I purchase the airplanes tickets in Lima?

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      Last minute flights from Lima to Peru

      Iquitos 8 hours ago

      I have a question about booking a flight from Lima to Iquitos, I've already got my ticket to Lima but have yet to book my ticket to Iquitos. Is there any way I can book sometime cheap /modest while in Lima to Iquitos?

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      What to bring to Peru?

      Peru Apr 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      Any suggestions about what to pack for Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu? I'm not backpacking and only there 1 week in May.

    • machu picchu without tour guide?

      Cuzco Apr 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      can someone tell me when is the cut off date to go to machu picchu without a tour guide?

    • photographic gear

      Machu Picchu Mar 27, 2014 at 1:07 AM

      I am wondering if a tripod is permitted inside the ruins and if it is necessary. We intend going first thing in the morning. Thank you in anticipation.

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      Museum recommendation

      Lima Apr 5, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      We'll be in Lima on a 12-hour layover and we plan to go around on our own. I've read that there a lot of museums in town but if we had time to visit just one, which would it be?

      Thanks for any replies.

    • truck and driver

      by johnschenck Online Now Nov 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      I am looking for a truck and driver to take us for the day to Chiguata and Salinas Lagoon.

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      Gentle climb to snow

      by chunchie2 Online Now Jun 22, 2013 at 5:26 AM

      We are traveling to Aerquipa (July 1, 2013)and have 2 boys ages 9 and 11 who have never been in snow. Is there snow on the volcanoes in July. Can someone suggest an easy trip to go up to the snow line without gearing up for a summit climb.

    • From Arequipa to Tacna

      by danibtavares Online Now Oct 1, 2011 at 2:10 PM

      Hi, i need to know if there are any domestics flights from arequipa straight to tacna, where i am planing on crossing the border to arica by taxi and there taking a bus or another flight to santiago.

      i read that there is such option, but i can't find any more informations concerning fares and dates of theses flights, and where i can buy the tickets and board...


      3 Answers Nov 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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      Best place to photograph.....Arequipa or Ayuchuco for Semana Santa?

      by dogma505 Online Now Sep 26, 2011 at 1:38 PM


      I am a professional photographer and I am documenting Semana Santa across the Americas and am looking for info on which location has the best and most photogenic opportunities for Holy Week. This year I shot in Antigua, Guatemala which was amazing and am looking for something as dynamic.

      Thank you for your insight.


    • Colca canyon 2 or 3 days ??

      by misterno683 Online Now May 25, 2010 at 4:03 PM

      My dilemma is: 2 or 3 days ?
      I don't have much time and I would know if 2 days could be a good compromise.

      6 Answers Jul 31, 2010 at 8:49 AM
    • Tour Companies

      by Kata_S Online Now Apr 26, 2010 at 8:22 AM

      Hi Everybody,

      we are planning a trip to Peru in June. Could anyone recommend a tour company or tour guide in Arequipa? We are looking for a three to four day trekking-tour to Colca Canyon and surrounding area. We are interested in a tour off the beaten tourist path.

      Thanks for answering!


      2 Answers Jun 4, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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      Arequipa to La Paz

      by TA7DS Online Now Nov 24, 2009 at 11:45 PM

      Are there any direct flights to La Paz Bolivia on a lesser known airline? Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2009 at 3:09 AM
    • getting to Chile from Arequipa...

      by Rooosa Online Now Nov 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM

      Does anyone have any idea how to get to Northern Chile by bus from Arequipa? Are there any fees entering the country etc? I can't seem to find any bus company that goes from Peru to Chile.

      3 Answers Nov 22, 2009 at 4:50 AM
    • Recommendations for Touring Companies

      by ben_cj Online Now Jul 16, 2009 at 10:19 PM

      Does anyone have recommendations for reliable touring companies for kayaking/mountain biking in the Arequipa/Colca Canyon area that are not expensive? Thanks for the help.

      B. Jones

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      Things to do in Arequipa if not hiking the canyons

      by sakuyaini Online Now Mar 15, 2009 at 1:11 AM

      I've read the forums on Arequipa and most, if not all, of the posts talk about hiking the canyons near Arequipa. I am taking my 12-yr old daughter with me and so, I am not thinking of hiking the canyons since I'm not sure how she'll handle the hike (and altitude). I also have history of getting altitude sickness so I dont want to risk getting sick when I have my daughter with me.
      That said, I still want to visit Arequipa ... is it still worth flying to Arequipa and staying there for about 2 days, just exploring the city ? will there be other things to do there ?


      7 Answers Mar 23, 2009 at 11:40 PM
    • Arequipa or La Paz?

      by krisfromtheval Online Now May 28, 2008 at 8:34 AM

      Will be traveling to Peru in less than two weeks, and planning on doing the Machu Picchu hike, and then going to Puno/Lake Titicaca, and was wondering where to go after there. I've considered two stops--La Paz or Arequipa? What do you think will be a nice, big city, cultural experience after the hike and visiting the floating islands?

      10 Answers Jun 3, 2008 at 8:47 AM
    • Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

      by syrinri21 Online Now May 5, 2008 at 1:52 PM

      Hello everyone,

      We are planning a 2 day trip to the Colca Canyon at the end of May. Can anyone suggest an itinerary for a 2 day trip from Arequipa? I am not sure if we should stay 2 nights or one night. We like to do this with out a tour. is that possiblle.
      Any recommendations on hotels, food, sites would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers May 12, 2008 at 8:59 AM
    • Llama treking / horseback riding?

      by happy2travel2 Online Now Jan 30, 2007 at 8:27 PM

      What are the best tour groups that offer llama treking or horsebackriding in Colca / Catahuasi? At most, we would be spending a total of 7 days in Arequipa and the canyon-area. Also, if we can only do one of the two canyons, which is the better option and offers better landscapes for photo ops? We're planning on a summer trip. Thanks.

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      Cañon del Colca

      by mag0408 Online Now Jul 24, 2006 at 1:47 AM

      My husband and me want to make a trekk in Colca - Arequipa. We have approx. 5 days. Who has experience?Is it difficult? We do need to take everything with us i.e. tent, meals,etc? we do need a guide or can we make it alone? It is dangerous? how mts are the highest pass? Every information ist wellcome

      thanks a lot!


      2 Answers Dec 11, 2006 at 10:35 AM
    • CruzdelSur buses

      by cheaptourist Online Now Jul 18, 2006 at 3:52 PM

      Anyone have any experience travelling from Lima to Arequipa on the bus in VIP class?

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2006 at 10:19 AM
    • colca? where to book?

      by Hayde Online Now Jun 1, 2006 at 10:43 AM

      Hi, I'm going to Arequip next week and I would like to do a trekking in Colca Cañon. Does somebody knows where or how I can book it?

      All suggestions are welcome!!!


      8 Answers Jun 4, 2006 at 4:29 PM
    • From La Paz to Colca Canyon?

      by BCCK Online Now May 24, 2006 at 6:50 AM

      We'll be departing La Paz and heading to Colca Canyon. Does anyone know if the shortest (or easiest) way to Colca Canyon is through Puno and Arequipa? We want to avoid back-tracking, but then again, you often arrange the easiest trips out of central locations like Arequipa.

      Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers May 25, 2006 at 7:50 AM
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      Best thing-to-do in Arequipa (?)

      by Diabo_Verde Online Now Mar 26, 2006 at 8:31 PM

      Well, I believe the most famous Thing-to-do in Arequipa is the Colca Canion. BUT, ive read a plenty of posts talking how disspointing it was. Just read a couple of backpakers saiyng it was great. Im going there right now in april...

      So, I ask you. Is that the best option for someone who ill saty there for 2d/1night?

      Thanks in advance.

      7 Answers Jun 21, 2006 at 11:46 AM
    • How long......

      by ailishk Online Now Mar 12, 2006 at 3:39 AM

      I'm flying in to Arequipa and then I need to get to La Paz. Does anyone know how long of a journey that trip is by bus? Are there any other ways to get to La PAz from Arequipa?
      thanks in advance

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2006 at 8:03 AM
    • Looking for house for the winter

      by njeanfinney Online Now Nov 19, 2005 at 5:58 AM

      Hi - I am a single mature American woman - I would like to rent a house in Arequipa for the winter Dec - Jan - Feb but I am not finding any notices - It seems quite difficult - I would like something quiet and nice - up to 600 dollars a month would be great - thanks for any help! Jean

      7 Answers Dec 12, 2006 at 8:16 AM
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      Buying a camera in Arequipa

      by paulcantlon Online Now Jul 16, 2005 at 1:56 PM

      Hello everyone.
      We had our camera's stolen today on the bus from Pisco to Ica. Is there anywhere that we can buy a decent camera (digital, not too expensive) in Arequipa?
      Please help.
      Thank you

      ps. fellow travellers beware of people distracting you on the bus and touching your bags. DON´T LET ANYONE TOUCH YOUR GEAR!!

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      Flight from Nazca to Arequipa???

      by jdsmith500 Online Now May 3, 2005 at 7:31 PM

      Does anyone know if there are regular flights or if a flight can be arranged from Nazca to Arequipa? How much?

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2006 at 2:39 PM
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      Longer trip to Colca Canyon- Is it possible?

      by adelinemmc Online Now Mar 15, 2005 at 5:15 AM

      We are two females coming to Arequipa somnetime in July. I have mostly seen 2 days trips to the canyon & I guess most do not take you in the canyon, mostly to the edge for the condor watching thing.
      Are there agancies in Arequipa who can take us to the canyon via the usual (the hot spings etc...) but for a bit longer like 3 days or maybe 4, and maybe to explore the canyon a bit further?

      We don't really want to do it indenpendently due to concern about our safety (2 women alone in middle of nowhere, no way) Any tips welcomed!

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2006 at 7:14 AM
    • Air Travel From Peru to Chile

      by GGent16 Online Now Feb 23, 2005 at 12:28 PM

      My wife and I are going to Peru for 16 days (ground time). She has always wanted to go to Santiago, so I thought we could carve out 5 or 6 days to check it out. The problem is that I have found it is very expensive to fly from Peru to Santiago. I have cheaper alternatives, such as flying from Lima to Arequipa for85 and then travel to Arica and fly to Santiago for150, but given our short time, I was hoping there would be a cheaper quick alternative. My preference is to just spend all our time in Peru, but I thought I should check it out for her. Thanks

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2005 at 9:17 AM
    • Colca canyon by tour or not????

      by jojo4 Online Now Feb 13, 2005 at 7:04 PM

      Hi I am looking to travel to Arequipa at the end of this year. I was wanting to know if it is best to go with a tour and if so what companies could you recommend??? I hear there are buses running reasonably frequently from Arequipa to Chivay and on to the Cabanaconde. Has anyone gone without a tour company what was your experience? i have approximately 3 days to see the canyon. Thanks Jo

      2 Answers Aug 22, 2005 at 10:00 PM
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      Weekend trip from Lima to Arequipa

      by oceania26 Online Now Feb 1, 2005 at 8:07 AM

      I only have the weekend to make a couple of trips around Peru and I really would like to Colca Canyon while I'm in Peru. There's a 1.5 hour flight from Lima to Arequipa, but I hear it's about a 5 hour journey from Arequipa to the it possible for me to make this trip in a weekend? I'm thinking it might be better to go with a day tour, can anyone suggest a company? Anyone know the cost of the airfare from Lima to Arequipa? Any other info will be greatly appreciated. The other weekend trip I'm hoping to take is to Iquitos. Thanks.

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2005 at 7:52 PM
    • Arequipa

      by SteveAries Online Now Jan 24, 2005 at 3:43 AM

      I am trying to fit as much into 2 weeks as possible without trying too much. I was planning to get to Arequipa on August 18th and leave for Cusco during the afternoon of Aug 21st. Is this realistic? What should I try and do with my two full days there? - Colca Canyon; El Misti; should I go straight to Chivay? Will I need to aclimatise to the altitude? - we are likely to go there straight from Lima. If this isn't realistic, I will probably just stay in Cuzco, with a few days in Lima. I don't fancy Lake Titicaca and my girlfriend won't go to the jungle at Puerto Maldonado. Any advice would be great, thanks for reading. Steve

      8 Answers Jan 7, 2007 at 11:06 AM
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      how to return from Puno to Lima? via Arequipa or Cuzco?

      by Hualcupen Online Now Dec 2, 2004 at 8:50 AM

      I´m planning a trip from Argentina to Peru. Will fly Bs As-Lima, and then Lima-Cuzco, to go to Machu Picchu. After that, taking the PeruRail, will go to Puno and titicaca lake. The question is: to return from Puno to Lima, what route should I take? again the same train, or I should take a Bus (I´ve been said that train between Puno Arequipa are not available) to Arequipa traveling a new route, and there fly to Lima? thanks

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2005 at 3:37 PM
    • English teaching jobs in Arequipa?

      by Shankos Online Now Jun 6, 2004 at 3:49 PM

      Hi! Im trying to find any teaching type job, of any length(up to a year) in Arequipa. Any ideas anyone? Any contacts would be awesome! Thanks Stephan

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2004 at 4:58 AM
    • Look in to Teach English in Arequipa

      by wilsdd03 Online Now May 7, 2004 at 9:14 PM

      I want to teach English to middle school or high school students in Arequipa. I would like to get paid enough to pay for living expenses and an willing to stay for at least a year. Do you know of any private schools for middle school or high schools that I could contact? Any language institutes that might be looking for a native english speaker? I plan on going to Peru in Aug/ Sept. Thanks for your help.

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2004 at 12:18 PM