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    • 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?
      thanks

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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!

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    • fast early morning/midday/evening buses Cusco/puno

      Cusco Mar 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      We have found some buses that do Cusco to Puno arriving at 2 pm earliest. Are there any that arrive earlier in the day? We don't really care what sort of bus so long as its cheap and fast. (Local bus...?)

      And wed also like to find a bus from Puno to Cusco that leaves in the afternoon, so arriving around 9 or 10. Just as long as this one doesnt leave in the morning and doesn't drive during the sleepiest hours, we want it.

      Why do the bus companies only have early morning or overnight service?

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    • PERU BEST TOURS OPERATOR?

      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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    • Suitable trekking boots?

      Machu Picchu Mar 18, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      This will be my first trek, however I will be doing training and light treks prior to wear in my boots.
      I don't deal with the cold too well and need the extra ankle support so have been looking at these UGG Adirondack boots but am unsure if they're fit for the trek?
      zappos.com/ugg-adirondack-bo...

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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

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    • 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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      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.

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    • arriving in cusco

      Cusco Mar 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      I am heading to Cusco this April 11-28th. I was told to head straight to Sacred Valley after arriving into Cusco to help avoid altitude sickness I arrive at approx. 10:30am on Saturday and need to return to Cusco sometime Sunday afternoon. Is it worth spending the travel time? I will be doing volunteer work during the work, but have weekends off. Must go to Machu Picchu, do I need to purchase entrance/ train tickets this far in advance. I'll have a couple of weekends free which is when I plan to go to Machu Picchu and probably the Sacred Valley. Do you think I need to book entrance and train tickets in advance or can I organize it when I get to Cusco? Ideally would prefer to wait till I get there in case I want to change things around. Thanks!

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    • Rental car

      Puno Mar 21, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      Hi

      does anybody know if there is a rental car station in Puno or Juliaca? I cannot find anyone...

      Thanks for helping!

      Veronika

       

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    • 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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    • 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?
      thanks

      more
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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.

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      Puerto Maldonado May 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

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      Puerto Maldonado and finding an Amazon tour?

      Puerto Maldonado Dec 20, 2011 at 10:29 AM

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      traveling by river from Puerto Maldonado

      Puerto Maldonado Jan 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM

      I was figuring on taking a bus down from Cuzco to P.M. and then after my visit, continue on to possibly Iñapari which I believe is now paved up to Manaus along Rio Negro. What are the preferred alternatives to traveling by land and water to Manaus from Puerto Maldonado?
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    • best macaw clay lick for taking photos? Blanquillo (Manu) or Heath River?

      Departamento de Madre de Dios Feb 7, 2008 at 5:23 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I would like to visit a macaw clay lick (colpa) in Peru this year and I'm wondering which would be the best for taking photos.

      I've been to the one at the Tambopata Research Center, but you're only allowed to watch from the banks opposite the clay lick (I guess about 100-120 meters away). So it's too far away to take good photos even with a big tele lens.

      I heard that you can get closer at a clay lick often referred to as "Blanquillo" near the Manu Wildlife Center and at a clay lick at the Heath River. They are said to use floating blinds to bring you closer to the lick without desturbing the macaws.

      Has anyone here every been to one of these clay licks? How was it with the blinds? Or does anyone know which of these 2 clay licks is better? I'm interested in any information you could give about the clay licks... Thank you very much in advance!

      Best regards,
      Kiki

      3 Answers Mar 7, 2008 at 3:40 AM
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      amazon cruise

      Puerto Maldonado Mar 24, 2007 at 8:07 PM

      hello --

      i'm thinking about taking my parents on an amazon cruise as part of our trip to peru. however, it seems that all the cruises are very expensive. does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations for more reasonably priced cruises?

      a.

      1 Answer Apr 11, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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      Finding a good local tourist agent

      Puerto Maldonado Mar 15, 2007 at 8:57 AM

      Hello --

      I'm planning a visit to the rainforest and wanted suggestions for a good local tourist agent to buy a trip from. I'd prefer to spend my money locally versus to an international agency.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks.

      a.

      4 Answers Feb 7, 2008 at 5:49 AM
    • trip to manu with manu peru tour company

      Manù Feb 12, 2006 at 11:38 AM

      has anyone used this company for travel to manu...would appreciate any reviews..thanks

    • which part of manu

      Manù Feb 8, 2006 at 12:51 PM

      does anyone know the area around the manu centre run by CREES. it is 1 hour down steam from atalaya - is it good rainforest area, or is it necessary to go further down river to get the real manu experience?

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2007 at 8:13 AM
    • Rafting on Puerto Maldonado

      Puerto Maldonado Jul 18, 2005 at 7:16 AM

      Hi,

      Does anyone recommed a company for rafting near Puerto Maldonado?

      Any help is appreciated!!

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2005 at 7:27 AM