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    • Jacket for Peru Andes in May

      Peru Feb 18, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      Hello everyone! Glad to have found this forum!

      I'm going to Peru in April and will under 3 months be traveling from Lima down to Arequipa and Cusco and then Into the jungle in north. I guess I won't have much use of a wind jacket on the coast or jungle but in the mountains on the other hand?

      I have checked out these two wind jackets to wear as a top-layer:

      1) catalog.bergans.com/clothing...

      2) catalog.bergans.com/clothing...

      I have tried them both out for a good price at two different stores but can't decide which is the right one. The first one is really thin and light (like a running jacket almost) but is apparently windproof. This one would be good for it's small packed size and weight. But I'm not sure if it will be enough. The second one is a bit thicker and more robust and also has more functions like ventilation-zips under the arms.

      My dilemma is this: I don't want to bring a jacket that feels to overkill and just takes up place in my backpack but I still don't want to end up with a jacket that is really lightweight and compact but can't do the job. Which one do you think is the right choice?

      Thanks a lot! smiley

       

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    • worth visiting in march 2015?

      Machu Picchu Feb 17, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      Hi all,
      Planning on visiting cusco and doing the day trip to MP next month, however I have noted that the weather is likely to be wet. Has anyone had experience of MP in this weather? I am anxious of spending the money to go to see the amazing MP but being disappointed by poor visibility and being unable to take good photographs for the memory.
      Thank you in advance

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    • Bringing main backpack or daypack on treks in Peru?

      Peru Feb 20, 2015 at 3:34 PM

      Hello everyone!

      I'm going to Peru in April and am wondering if it is necessary to bring a smaller backpack to have on treks or if it works fine with the main backpack (it will be 60 l) ?

      Anyone with experience? :)

      Thank you!

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      Tickets to enter mp

      Machu Picchu Feb 16, 2015 at 6:23 AM

      Investigating possible trip to mp in July and read it's advisable to buy your tickets to get into mp a day or so prior--we would be in Cuzco and I saw a reference to the ticket office. I was then looking at pix of mp in general and saw a reference that you must have a guide inside the grounds. So, question, is there a chance the tickets to mp could sell out? Do I need a guide to go in with us? We aren't wanting to do a trek, just enter mp. Thanks!

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      shoes to pack/wear

      Machu Picchu Feb 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM

      I am travelling round Peru inc walking the last part of the trek up to Machu Picchu so wondering what footwear is best. I am then moving to a small boat for a trip round the Galapagos and again wondering about footwear. I will be using a rucksack. Would full walking boots be best or lighter walking shoes or walking sandals.
      re boat would it be wise to take canvas shoes which can get wet then walk round the various islands.

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    • Waterproof shoes or not for hiking and jungling in Peru?

      Peru Mar 2, 2015 at 11:20 PM

      Hello everybody!

      I have this question: Should one go for a waterproof shoe for trekking in Peru (both in the mountains and the jungle) or is it a better idea to go for shoes that are not waterproof but breathable shoes and thus dry out more quickly? Anyone with experience? I hear some people saying that waterproof isn't worth it but still, don't wanna get wet every time the showers of rain come!

      Thankful for answers :)!

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    • Yellow fever vaccination

      Puerto Maldonado May 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      I wrote a letter to a jungle lodge and asked what yellow fever vaccination requirement there, the answer was it is not required but recommended. Have you visited Puerto Maldonado recently? Please share your experience. Any problem to reenter US if without yellow fever vaccination card?

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      Puerto Maldonado and finding an Amazon tour?

      Puerto Maldonado Dec 20, 2011 at 10:29 AM

      Where can I find a 2 day tour or itinerary for an amazon visit from Puerto Maldonado. What is recommended to see and do, or not to miss, when visiting this area? Thank you.

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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