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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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      Ballestas Islands vs.Huacachina ?

      by swdke Online Now Jan 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      Some tours I am considering involve visiting Balestas Islands and Paracas reserve. Someone suggested to me, instead of visiting Ballestas Islands, to instead, have a tour of Ica and Huacachina oasis?

      What do suggest and why? Thank you.

      1 Answer Jan 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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      Bus from Ica to Ayacucho

      by hawkhead Online Now Jan 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

      I don't have much hope of receiving a reply in this forum as even the most recent activity is some time ago. However, hope springs eternal......

      How would we go from Ica to Ayacucho by bus? Would we need to change in Pisco i.e. stand and hope on the Pan Americano? Which bus companies?

      Thank you.

    • Lima to Huacachina

      by lrmdell Online Now Nov 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM

      Where / how do we get the bus from Lima to Huacachina? Thank you

      3 Answers Nov 12, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    • Can you fly from Ica to Cusco?

      by matthias89vb Online Now Jan 24, 2009 at 8:59 AM

      Does anyone know if you can fly from Ica to Cusco? If so, could you tell me what airline?

      1 Answer Jan 24, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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      Casa De Arena's Contact Info?

      by snowboarder74 Online Now Jun 2, 2006 at 8:48 AM

      Does anybody have the correct telephone number for the Casa De Arena Hostel? I have been trying to book us a room for our stay but having trouble finding their correct phone number or email. The phone#/emails I found for them on the web don't work.

      Anybody who has recently stayed there might help me out with their contact information. Or even any information on how to book a room in advance would help too.


      11 Answers Feb 9, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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      Transportation to Ica from Cusco

      by snowboarder74 Online Now Jan 22, 2006 at 2:51 PM

      Hi All,

      What are my transportation options to Ica from Cusco? How often the buses run to Ica and how long does it take? Is it better to do it by train? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Jan 23, 2006 at 10:29 AM
    • lima to trip?

      by jorge68 Online Now Nov 11, 2005 at 9:23 AM

      I will be in Lima for 3 days for business.
      I have one free day and was wondering if it's possible to go to Ica and return to Lima in one day?
      Will I have enough time to see anything and visit the nearby desert/oasis??


      3 Answers Nov 14, 2005 at 12:56 AM
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      transport from Ica to Arequipa

      by gonzo747 Online Now Oct 4, 2005 at 5:32 AM

      We're planning to take a bustrip from Ica to Arequipa(somewhere in november).I've read that there is a nightcoach going to Arequipa which leaves about midnight. I am just wondering if it save to go on the nightbusses (and if it is possible to sleep in them). I also wanna find out if there are any alternatives.
      Any help is very apreciated.

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2005 at 11:21 AM
    • petrol stations

      by jlbradley Online Now May 27, 2005 at 12:32 AM

      can anyone tell me if there are 24 hour petrol stations in/near Ica?
      hope someone can help me

      2 Answers May 31, 2005 at 8:19 PM
    • Nazca Lines Overflight

      by lordnkv Online Now Mar 9, 2005 at 6:56 PM

      Is Aerocondor the only company to fly over the lines from Ica? I know there are several cheaper options from Nazca, but I did not know of the availability in Ica.

      Thanks for your help!

      1 Answer Mar 10, 2005 at 5:24 AM