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).
Does anybody know for sure when corpus cristi is celebrated in Cusco in 2014? On the internet we read 19 or 6 june. We want to see this celebration and plan our trip around it so that is why it is important to know exactly when it is.
We will be at Machu Picchu in January and are planning to do the hke up Huayna Picchu. My husband thinks we would be better off doing the later hike as the fog may have lifted. I think it would be better to do the early hike as there will be less people.
We are staying at the Sanctuary so it would not be a problem to be on time for the early hike.
I would appreciate your thoughts on doing the trail with first group out, or with the later group.
How is the weather in January?
do we need bug repellant in Cusco in January or Mancora in early February?
can i get cheaper volunteer work in rainforest conservation in cusco when i get there, instead of booking before i go
can someone tell me if william santander is on email or facebook, l want to send some photos and a promised gift
Hello Travel Experts!
We are planning to go to Lima in the beggining of April for approx. 2 weeks.
We want to see: Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Uros, sandboarding in the dunes of H., Nazca, Ballestas Islands,Arequipa, Colca Canyon,Cusco, Machu Pichu.
We are on budget , so my question is is it cheaper to pay tours in Peru, for example in LIma? Or can you do it on your own by bus, train, plane..? Or should I book online- if so can you tell me some really good price Peru offers?
Is it better the book the whole tour or cheaper to book one by one when you get to the place?
Also, how do you suggest to go from Puno back to Lima?And how can I get from Puno /Cusco to Iguazu Falls?
Many many Thanks for your help!
I arrive in Lima on the 22nd of Sept. I go to Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, Puno. I've read about extreme weather and states of emergency recently and wonderd if any places I am visiting with be affected by this?
Any advice on clothing to bring would also be appreciated
Where can I buy mattresses and appliances such as microwave oven, refrigerator, stove etc?
It looks like most people take the train from Cusco to Puno. We are thinking of renting a car and driving so that we can spend more time discovering along the way. Is it safe? Are their must see places and are their places we should be careful to avoid?
Thank you for your answers so far. I still have a question though:
I'd like to do the inca-trail or at least an alternative route in about one month an dwanted to book it in Cuzco (since its too late and too expansive from here). Now I read that you have to book the tours very early an advance, because the path is limited to 500 visitor per day.
Do you know if there is a chance to book a tour in Cuzco short-term? Any suggestions for an alternative route and /or an agency in Cuzco?
How can you get to the Sacred Valley and how much will it cost? Also how much is the bus to Action Valley?
Will be getting into Cusco at 1030 am. How can myself and four others get to Santa Maria that day?
What are the best months of the year to tour Peru and Machu Piicchu, considering both weather and crowds?
Is it possible to book a tour at Cuzco or near? I heard it is a lot cheaper than booking it from here (Germany). You have to book a tour to go to Machu Picchu, right? Or can you go on your own?
Thanks a lot!
I'll be staying in Argentine in January 2014 (probably Buenos Aires). Anybody who know the best way to get to Cuzco for further transportation to Machu Picchu? Is it possible going by bus? If so, how long time would it take?
How do I travel from Buenos Aires to Machu Picchu?
Hey now everybody. Are food and water available once you enter the gates no, or should I bring my own water & snacks yes? Does the law force me to hire a tour guide? no I don't want to. What about getting bitten by ticks and other insects? Should I wear long pants? I'm planning on end of August, and staying at MP only for that 1 full day. Good idea to stay in Aguas Calientes? yes Is it worth the extra time to drop into the Temple of the Moon? What's the cell phone reception like at the top?! And, finally, what type of electrical adapter do I bring with me? Thanks alot for your assistance.
I'm going to Cusco tomorrow and will be sleeping at Aguas Calientes May the 29th. I've bought the 7AM-8AM MP-Huayanapicchu ticket.
I have some basic doubts I couldn't exactly find out anywhere.
How do I get there in time?
At what hour should I wake up? Where do I get the bus / van to go there?
Also, my train to Ollant laves at 15h50. Do you guys think I'll be able to get back to Aguas Calientes in time?
Thanks a lot!
My husband and in-laws are looking to plan a 2-3d trip to Machu Picchu. We honestly have no idea where to start, and which tours to look for. We are on a budget, but are looking for a good tour. Any recomedations out there for us on which tour companies are the best or where we would start?
I have chronic back pain. Can I buy Vicodin in Cusco pharmacies ?
Hello Travel Experts!
We just booked our international tickets to Peru and I need some help planning my itinerary there. We're getting into Lima on June 28th and will be headed back to the US on July 7th. Here's what I have so far:
June 29th- morning flight to Puerto Maldonado - 3 nights in Refugio Amazonas
July 2nd - fly to Cucsco (afternoon flight) - 2 nights in Cusco (tues, wed nights)
July 4th (thu) - stay in olly (SV sights, Pisac)
July 5th (Fri) - early morning train to MP, spend day in MP, stay in Aguas calientes - Friday night
July 6th (Sat) - train back to Cusco. Spend last day and night relaxing in Cusco
July 7th (Sun) - early morning flight to Lima, intl flight back to US at 2:15 in the afternoon.
Couple of questions regarding this itinerary:
1. Does it make sense to spend 3 nights in PEM, or should I make it 2 nights and spend 1 extra day in the Cusco region?
2. With my current itinerary - I have 3 nights for Cusco - is that too much? Should I instead head back to Lima on July 6th Saturday and spend the day and night in Lima?
3. Is one night enough in Olly? I can also do 1 night in cusco, 2 nights in Olly, and then 1 night again in Cusco on the way back on Sat night?
Would love some feedback!!
By the way, we were thinking Refugio Amazonas for the rainforest stay - anyone have any feedback on that?
Choosing to trek from Cuzco to MP in late May. Are there any suitable place to mount the tent and is it really prohibited to make fire on the trek?
I am thinking of booking a tour with them but they need me to transfer 50% of the payment to them via western union.
Kindly advise me if anyone has booked before.
I will be travelling to Cusco and Machu Picchu in June--yahooo!
1. Will American style plugs work for my phone charger in Peru?
2. I keep reading and hearing about water in Peru. I have plenty of water purification systems for backpacking--like ultraviolet light, chemical purifiers, and filters. Do I need to take some of them to Peru?
3. My pharmacist tells me to check bottled water in Peru to make sure it was bottled in the U.S. What do you think?
I'm considering travelling to Peru (probably Lima or Cusco) towards the end of the year to take a live-in Spanish course. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a short Spanish course (2-6 weeks) in Peru specifically designed for English speaking foreigners ?
I am flying into Cusco, and then going directly to Yucay in the Sacred Valley (I'll be coming back to Cusco later). Can anyone recommend how to get to Yucay? Do I need to pre-arrange a taxi, or can I just get one at the airport when I arrive?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
want to stay in the Plaza de Armes what hotels are right in th Plaze
booked our flights to lima sept 2013, now the next bit, and how to do it. if we saved up and stayed at santuary lodge, does it include the tickets to get into the MP SITE,as it does say you can go in and out as you wish, please help.