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      Local Guide for Colca Canyon?

      Colca Aug 12, 2015 at 10:36 AM

      Hello all -
      I'll be in Arequipa in a couple of week. Looking for a local guide who speaks (some) english. I speak some spanish, but that might be too short. Any recommendations?

    • Weather in September / Itinerary Question? (Peru 2015)

      Peru Aug 28, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      Hello everyone!

      I was looking at the forecast for weather this September in Cusco/ Sacred Valley area and it's displaying rain for the entire first half of September. How accurate are these forecasts? What is the "rain" like? I am hoping to experience a mostly dry trip, but am going prepared for rain.

      I arrive in Cusco around noon and will be staying in Pisac. Would I have enough time to drop my bags off at a hotel in Pisac to travel to Moray and Maras? And does anyone have a link to the hours the ruins are open? It's been very difficult finding hours for most of these sites.

      My schedule so far:

      Day 1:
      -Arrive at hotel around 1 pm
      -Maras (Salinas de Maras)
      -Dinner around 6pm

      Day 2:
      -Pisac Market
      -Pisac Ruins

      Day 3:
      -traveling to Cusco
      -spend the day in Cusco (explore ruins around area)

      Day 4-8:
      -Salkantay Trek

      Day 9:
      Machu Picchu

      Day 10:
      -Ollantaytambo and ruins
      -Spend night in Cusco

      Day 11:
      -Travel to Puno
      - Half-Day in Lake Titicaca

      Day 12:
      -Day in Lake Titicaca

      Day 13:
      -Early bus to Arequipa
      -Arrive in Arequipa
      -Half day in Arequipa

      Day 14:
      -Day trip to Colca Canyon

      Day 15:
      -Travel back to Lima (via plane at 8am)
      -Day in Lima
      -Fly out (midnight flight)

      Any suggestions on things I should change/ add? Are any of the ruins not worth seeing? All bus and plane tickets are already booked. As well as hotels (but hotels can change)

      Also, Any suggestions for restaurants in Peru?

      Thank you everyone!

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      Arrival of Cruz Del Sur, and departure of train

      Cusco Aug 12, 2015 at 11:02 AM

      Good day all travelers!

      I'll be arriving in september by bus in Cusco (Cruz Del Sur). According to their time table I get there at 06:00AM. I have a couple of questions:
      1. Are these busses generally arriving more or less on time?
      2. I can't locate an address that Google maps can understand for this terminal. My ticket has "Av. Industrial Nro.121 Urb. Bancopata Cusco" marked. Can anyone point me to a google maps location that corresponds?
      3. I'm planning to take a train to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Is the station of POROY or the station of OLLANTAYTAMBO the closest to the bus terminal, and how much time would it take me to go from the bus to the train?

      Thanks a million & safe travels!



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    • Transportation in Apurimac Peru

      Departamento de Apurímac Sep 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Does anybody knows what means of transportation exists in Apurimac-Peru? (buses? taxis?, are the taxis safe?) How much is the average cost of ground transportation (for buses and/or for taxis?

      1 Answer Sep 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM
    • Transportation in Apurimac Peru

      Departamento de Apurímac Sep 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Does anybody knows what means of transportation exists in Apurimac-Peru? (buses? taxis?, are the taxis safe?) How much is the average cost of ground transportation (for buses and/or for taxis?

      4 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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      June 2011 Abancay Road Tour

      Departamento de Apurímac Apr 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM

      Hello, my name is Gabriela (39) I’m Peruvian and has been living abroad for the past years. Have been involved in tourism in Peru and have been a tourist guide on cruise ships around Europe, speak Spanish, Italian, English and little German.
      I’m a hiker, enjoy nature and open spaces, social drinker and light smoker. Not vegetarian but appreciate good slow food. I’ll be driving from Lima to Abancay and travelling with a puppy (3 mo, male weimaraner named Eros), making overnight stops on the way: Paracas, Nasca, Chalhuanca. Trip ends 3 hours drive to Cusco, so you can proceed with your own trip or return to Lima.

      The reason of this trip is because I’m moving to a small town nested around Apurimac Canyon. Have done this road before and have experience driving in the mountains. I have one place with me on the pick up, there is another place free for a person in my old beetle VW ’75, Anakondo, which moves for good to Abancay. Shall be driving “convoy style”.

      Length of the trip? Takes about a week considering some sightseeing, and because no matter what maximum speed of Anakondo it’s 90 kph, but this can be discussed when setting the itinerary to follow.

      Would like to have travel companions along that would enjoy such experience. Who decides to join the current crew (have a minimum for safety & security), shall afford it’s own expenses and is expected to share gas expenses. Sharing drive it’s a possibility, provided you have a valid driver’s license min. 10 years old and honest mountain experience.

      Same trip will be done a second time during the next two months, but the opposite way (to Lima and then back to Abancay) with the pick up only. Before December 2011 would like to arrive to Inapari (frontier Peru/Brasil – Puerto Maldonado), if not in time (because rainy seasons spoils driving those roads) will wait until March 2012. This is for you all to know and maybe organize yourself ahead of time.

      Anybody interested in the late June trip? Please write me with details about you and shall be back to you with much more information. My e.mail is:, please do write Abancay Road Tour on the subject.

      Have a great day you all!

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      Travelling to Abancay

      Departamento de Apurímac Apr 9, 2005 at 11:16 AM

      Has anybody gone to Abancay to do tourism? We would like to go to Lima from Cusco via Abancay - Ayacucho - Huancayo. Since I never hear about this route being discussed in any of the forums, I am wondering if it is safe? Does anybody know? What is there to do in Abancay?

      2 Answers Apr 10, 2005 at 5:24 AM