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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.

      more
    • 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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    • 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

      3 Answers 23 hours ago
    • 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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      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.

      4 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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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.

      8 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM
    • 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...

      2 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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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!

      1 Answer Mar 28, 2014 at 3:40 PM
    • 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.

      6 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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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

      3 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM
    • 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?

      3 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM
    • 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?

      1 Answer Mar 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM
    • 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!

      4 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 5:08 AM
    • 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

       

      3 Answers Mar 28, 2014 at 3:44 PM
    • 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...

      2 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 7:44 AM
    • Charter a plane in Machu Picchu???

      Cuzco Mar 4, 2014 at 7:11 AM

      I'm also interested in renting a plane for 2 people from Machu Picchu to La Paz! How much would that cost me? Around March 28th... Email me... Alan@14sb.com ! Thanks for the input!!

      10 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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      Ticket purchase

      Machu Picchu Feb 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      Has anybody purchased admission e-tickets from the http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ website? I've already tried several times to purchase but after typing my personal info and then clicking the last button ("step 3"), my info goes blank and nothing happens even if I refresh. Is there a way around this or should it be easy enough to buy tickets when I get to Cuzco?

      Thanks for any replies.

      5 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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      Lima how many nights do you recommend

      Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu Feb 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      Hi all looking for a little info please , booking trip is so hard unsure if time line we are looking at works hate to leave one place early if there is more to see or being stuck in a town with nothing to see , Trip so far we fly from LA to Lima on the 6th March arriving 7th March early morning ( 3am) Friday -Sunday leave Lima fly to Puno - Wednesday leave take train to Cusco from here we would like to do Muchupicchu , Sacred Valley, lake Titicaca . Can you help with how long you recommend to spend at each place we would like to spend the whole day at Muchupicchu but my husband is looking at 3 nights at the Lake Titicaca thinking this is to long !!!! Then we r looking at flying back to Lima and flying down to Buenos Aires . We have 5 weeks in South America places we are looking at are Galapagos Island , Amazon , Argentina , Rio , Iguassu Falls , looking forward to feed back if you think of must see places and for how long we need to stay there and best transport advise!! Confused this is my 50th Birthday trip want to make the best of it . Shaz

      5 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 4:01 AM
    • Walking conditions inside the park

      Machu Picchu Feb 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      Hi, my friend with knee issues is staying at the Sanctuary Lodge which I understand is right across from the entrance to the park. My question is what should she expect once she is inside the park and actually exploring the ruins. How much walking and stairs should she expect. We are trying to determine what kind of support she should try to bring for the knee. Thanks! Claire

      3 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM
    • What is better - 2 or 4 days Inka Trail?

      Cusco Feb 14, 2014 at 6:08 AM

      1. Has anyone done 2 and 4 days Inka Trail to compare what is better to do.
      2. Also concerning tickets, is it true one should book 6 months tickets in advance for it? If so, where. Is it possible to book the tickets on spot?
      3. What one has to have for the trekking - is a tent, food, tickets to ruins, water, guide... included in price?
      Thanks sooooo much in advance!! :))

      5 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM
    • is it very turbulent to take off from cuzco airport heading to lima?

      Cuzco Feb 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      I am pretty much afraid of flying. but in case of taking bus through andes, although it must be very beautiful, I prefer to make it shorter, so that's why plane. but please, anyone, is it dangerous to fly over it because of the altitude?
      thanks!

      8 Answers Feb 12, 2014 at 2:05 AM
    • Private transport

      Peru Feb 9, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      Hi
      I would like to know if there is any way i can arrange a private transport for 4 pax with luggages (4) from Cuzco to Puno( info about drivers , companies...?)
      I already did a research for Bus Companies and Train , Fly ( is as expensive and only Lan fly this route and only arrive in Puno in the evening like the bus or train) i have 2 seniors of 70 yold with me so i think a private minivan would be better for their comfort ?
      Thanks

      8 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 12:32 PM
    • COMO VIAJO---SILVIA

      Miraflores Feb 8, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      QUE BUS DEBOTOMAR DESDE MIRAFLORES EN LARCOMAR HACIA PUNTA HERMOSA A LA PLAYA ELSILENCIO

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 5:02 AM
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      Need to Rent a Furnished Studio with Utilities Included in MIraflores, Lima

      Peru Feb 4, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      CAn lease month to month, 6 month, or maybe 12 month. Anyone know of a good place to start? I will be in Lima this weekend and can investigate further with a live body while there. :-)

      1 Answer Feb 5, 2014 at 4:52 AM
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      Condor visits

      Colca Feb 3, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Hello -

      I would like to spend a couple of days taking pictures of the condors. Couple of questiions for the experts here on VT:
      - Can I stay somewhere overnight close to the viewpoints?
      - Does anyone has contact details for local guides and/or eco-preserving groups that oversee the area?

      Thank you!

      K.

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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      Trip planning

      Cusco Jan 29, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      A group of us is planning a trip to Peru in July. We are 10 people. I'm concerned about ground transportation for this many people and thought the hotels that we go with could arrange our day trips? Or maybe I should check out local guides for hire before we arrive? Anyone have any thoughts? Our plan is Lima-Colca Canyon-Arequipa-Cusco-sacred valley-machu picchu-Puno-Lima.
      Appreciate any suggestions.

      14 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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      Transportation back to Cuzco

      Cuzco Jan 23, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      I'm currently planning out our trip to Machu Picchu this May and I'd like to know if I'm booked for an afternoon flight from Cuzco to Lima, do you think it's safe to head out from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaybo by train then continue on from there to Cuzco's airport on the very day of my flight? Or are there risks for delays at any step of the way?

      Thanks for any replies.

      4 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 3:13 PM
    • Finding a good apartment to rent for 1 and a half months / renting a motorcycle for the same period?

      Iquitos Jan 16, 2014 at 7:12 AM

      I'll be arriving in Iquitos in a couple of days (I'm in Lima at the moment), and I'll be staying there until the end of February. I'd like to rent an apartment (or even a house if it's comparable in price) with at least a kitchenette, so I can cook.

      I'd also like to rent a motorcycle for the same period to have the liberty of travel & exploration within the city.

      I've been having a very hard time finding places on airbnb and classified sites, so I'd like to ask what the best way would be to find any apartment/motorcycle for rent, and also if you have any recommendations for places in particular please do post/message me.

      3 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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      San Pedro Church

      Lima Jan 13, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      Does anyone know FOR CERTAIN the opening hours of the San Pedro Church in the Centro Historico? I don't mean obtaining the info off the internet 'cos all sites give different hours - hence my question of knowing FOR CERTAIN.

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2014 at 10:50 AM
    • Tour Operator

      Lima Jan 8, 2014 at 6:24 AM

      Anyone heard or used a tour operator named Kapachi Peru - any recommendations, looking at joining a small group tour to Machu Picchu, but can not seem to find any information except their web site. Its all an unknown to us and Peru is a long way from Australia to get there and find out its not a registered or recommended operator. Any input would be appreciated.
      Thank you

      16 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 3:29 PM
    • Hours of operation

      Pachacamac Dec 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      When does it open and closed and which days?

      2 Answers Dec 22, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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      What are typical food prices from the central market?

      Peru Dec 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      I am moving to Cuzco Peru and I wonder how much I should expect to pay for local produce and not processed foods. Fish and fruits and vegetables and stuff like that that the locals buy, I wanna buy so how do you think I will pay for locally produced foods?

      2 Answers Dec 19, 2013 at 2:50 PM