I was originally going to hike from Lima to Cusco, but found out that it's too dangerous. Being a solo "gringo" entices a long list of criminals. I was told that the only relatively safe way was to hike from Nazca to Cusco. Does anyone know of any areas I should steer clear of? I only have a few days to map out my route.
I am on a ships cruise August 2014. The cruise line is offering a shore excursion departing from Quito (Manta)Ecuador on August 3rd and arriving Lima (Callao) Peru August 6th so passengers can visit Machu Picchu. I know the excursion will involve travel by bus/plane/train. I am a senior (late 60's) traveller of average fitness for my age and wondered if this might be too rushed considering my age with the expected altitude changes (not really time to rest and get used to altitude). I am sure the ships tour will be well organised but expensive. It would be really disappointing to not actually get to Machu Picchu - this will probably be my only opportunity. Anyone got any thoughts or suggestions, is it just a wishful thought on my part that I could join the excursion? Any advice on altitude sickness or precautions. Thanks
I am going to Mancora for New Year 2005 from Lima (only 3 days) and would like to take ck the cheapest and most effective way to go there. perhaps I will fly there and return via bus or viceversa. 1) Could you please help me with bus and airplane prices on: Lima - Trujillo trujillo - Mancora Mancora- Lima I understand the airlines sell the RT tickets as 2 times the single way tickets. 2) What airport is the closest to mancora (tumbes or piura airport?) and how much does it cost the taxi from the airport to Mancora city Any info on macora prices is welcome.
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