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      Machu Picchu

      Machu Picchu Oct 30, 2015 at 12:06 AM

      When is the quietest time of year to visit Machu Picchu. I don't do busy and queues. Ta

      9 Answers Nov 1, 2015 at 4:03 AM
    • Transport Iquitos - Santa Rosa

      Peru Oct 10, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      how can i get by boat from Iquitos to Santa Rosa ??
      What is the Price
      And when did the ship start in Iquitos

      14 Answers Oct 14, 2015 at 1:36 AM
    • Peru/Bolivia 19th oktober, will anybody be there? what to do?

      Peru Oct 9, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Im Swedish 28 years old:) impulsive and a very social person. I will go with my cousin to Lima Peru 19th of oktober and ill go back 19th of november.

      1: Can anyone give me a tripguide, what to do haha?
      2: Where is it dangerous?
      3. Will anybody else be there so we can hook up?
      4: Anybody who knows anyone liviing there?

      I do singing and acting and i can not hang out with shy and people who cant take any inichitives!

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
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      November rainy days

      Machu Picchu Oct 7, 2015 at 3:53 AM

      Is that so bad to visit machu Picchu on rainy days? I have only 3 days in tha area from 10-13 of november, and the forecast inform about rainy days all november

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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      Headed to Peru!

      Chiclayo Oct 5, 2015 at 6:02 AM

      Hi everyone!
      I'm curious if anybody's been to Chiclayo Peru and if so , is it a good place for a young American woman to move. Of coarse my boyfriend lives there and owns a gym but I want to get some opinions too

      2 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 2:53 AM
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      Headed to Chiclayo Peru!!

      Chiclayo Oct 5, 2015 at 5:31 AM

      Hi everyone!
      I'm curious if anybody's been to Chiclayo Peru and if so , is it a good place for a young American woman to move. Of coarse my boyfriend lives there and owns a gym but I want to get some opinions too

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
    • dancing venues

      Iquitos Sep 18, 2015 at 8:33 AM

      salsa or other - busy on which night?

      4 Answers Sep 18, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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      Peru: SIM card for mobile phone

      Peru Sep 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

      Will be in Peru next week and plan to take my unlocked Android GSM phone, and plan to get a Movistar SIM card + S/.30 credit in Lima. I am now led to believe that registering the SIM can take up to a week in Peru. Since I will be there for two weeks only this could be a problem. (1) Is this true or can they instantaneously register it (with my US passport, of course). (2) If it can in fact take that long is there a way to shorten the period? Has anybody registered a SIM in peru within the last 1-2 years? Thanks.

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2015 at 9:41 PM
    • Gifts to Family members

      Lima Sep 9, 2015 at 6:29 AM

      Hey guys!

      This will be my first trip to Peru, and I will be visiting my husband's siblings, and I was thinking of buying some gifts from USA, but I don't know what products or candies I can bring that it's not sold in M&M's, Doritos, Cheetos for example!

      7 Answers Sep 15, 2015 at 7:02 AM
    • 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!

      7 Answers Aug 30, 2015 at 4:44 PM
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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!


      7 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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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?

      3 Answers Aug 13, 2015 at 10:38 AM
    • Pacaya Samiria from Lagunas

      Lagunas Aug 2, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      Hi all,

      I'm planning to visit Iquitos by taking the boat from Yurimaguas but first to stop in the town Lagunas in order to arrange some trip/trail in the jungle of Pacaya Samiria. And here comes my question:

      Does anyone know the average cost of few-day trip for two people? Any contact person in Lagunas? I'm not interested in sleeping in the lodge (no fun and moreover the cost is extremely high) but rather rough and adventorous trip with tents/hammocks. I've heard different opinions about visiting Pacaya Samiria. Some of them told that it's very wild area but the other that in order to get to wild places in this reserve you need whole week to reach the starting point in order to explore true not commercial zone.

      Any info from anyone?


    • cost for train

      Machu Picchu Aug 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM

      What is the current one way cost for the Hiram Bingham train?

      3 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
    • From Iquitos to Pantoja

      Pantoja Jul 31, 2015 at 12:50 AM

      Hi all!
      In the October I'll be in Iquitos. From there I'd like to get to Equador through Pantoja in Peru. So, could anyone tell me how often cargo boats leave from Iquitos to Pantoja? I've heard 3 times per month, but any schedule? And how long is the trip?
      I have also some information about speed boat but the problem is the price, as some resource gave me the price 200$ (Lonely Planet for example) and the other 200 S (sol peruano), so the difference is huge... Any help from anyone? :)

      4 Answers Sep 5, 2015 at 6:07 AM
    • Van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

      Cusco Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      I'm landing in Cusco at 16:10, 30.8
      And would like to take a ride to Ollantaytambo the same day.
      Are ther vans which go there around 17:00-18:00?
      Can I take one direct from the airport or should I go cusco first?
      Where in cusco I should arrive?
      Or maby there are local buses or colectivos at this time?
      How much it cost?
      How much time the ride takes?

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
    • time to drive to olla

      Cusco Jul 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      how long does it takes for taxi to reach olla fr cusco? what is/are there to see in/around/near olla for a couple of hours?

      4 Answers Jul 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM
    • safe at night?

      Cusco Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      we'll be staying in Cusco for 2-3 days then go to MP; am looking at train sched fr Olla to AQ and back next day; sched I find convenient for us to take are: dep Olla at 18:00, arr AQ at 20:45.... dep next day fr AQ at 18:20, arr Olla 20:15. my question is , is it safe to arrive at those places in that time of the night? I guess I've to make an arrangement w/ a taxi to drive us to Olla and to p/u us at Olla to return to Cusco.

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM
    • Join trip to Tres Cruces sunrise

      Cusco Jul 6, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      I plan to rent a car for trip to watch Tres Cruces sunrise 7-8 Julay.
      Call me if you may be interested to join and divide costs. Probable departure time about 12 pm.

      There is plenty of descriptions of this wonder. For example this one:

      3 Answers Jul 8, 2015 at 8:15 PM
    • Exact time of sunrise at Tres Cruces

      Cusco Jul 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM

      Do somebody knows exact time when it necessary to be at Tres Cruces to see sunrise in Julay?

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2015 at 9:44 AM
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      Visita Tarapoto

      Tarapoto Jul 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM

      La proxima semana estoy de visita en Tarapoto, me gustaria saber que restaurantes son buenos para ir a visitar y tambien salir por la noche, muchas gracias

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2015 at 3:46 PM
    • Has anyone taken the 3:30am Cruz del Sur bus out of Lima?

      Peru Jul 1, 2015 at 8:27 AM

      Hello! I am planning a trip to Peru for this September and am trying to work out the last details of our trip! We are flying into Lima at 5:30pm and are planning to take the bus to Nazca at 3:30am with Cruz del Sur (we have the VIP tickets.) I would have preferred to take the later bus, but this was the only way that we could really fit Nazca into our trip and my husband was really set on seeing the lines. Has anyone taken the 3:30am bus before? Is the bus terminal safe at this time of the morning? We are debating either getting a hotel in Miraflores so we have a little time to relax, or just pulling an all nighter and trying to stay up late and then catch the bus. Both of us seem to be able to sleep anywhere, so I am not worried about missing out on sleep since we can just catch some sleep on the bus. We want to make sure that we stay safe if we stay out this late and also do not have a problem finding a taxi in the early morning hours. Does anyone have a recommendation for what we could do? If we went somewhere like Barranco to experience the nightlife, do you think we would have an easy enough time finding a taxi to take us to the bus station at this time, or do you think it would be a better idea to book a hotel and have them arrange our taxi to the bus terminal? I was thinking that trying to go to Barranco or Miraflores at night might be safer and give us more options of things to do than trying to stay near the city center, regardless or whether or not we end up getting a hotel. Also, do you think arriving 1 hour ahead for the bus is the best plan, or would anyone recommend getting there earlier or later? If anyone has been in this situation before and have any advice, please let me know! We'd love to get some input!

      2 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
    • How bad are the Mosquitoes in Iquitos??

      Iquitos Jun 26, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      Wondering if I should spend the money for a Yellow Fever shot and the Malaria meds. We will be there for two days and do a canopy walk during our stay. I'm planning to wear light weight long sleeves and long pants and bring insect repellent. Should I spend the money on the shot and meds? Any thoughts? We will be there during their winter in July.

      10 Answers Jun 28, 2015 at 6:32 PM
    • Budget of a cheap 3.5-4 month trip to Ecuador and Peru

      Peru Jun 15, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      Hello. I am in Canada and I am planning to visit Peru and Ecuador with a college friend during the next summer. I was thinking about arriving in Quito and then going south to Lima, mainly through the coast but possibly with some detours into the mountains, if I can. I would then like to go to Arequipa, in the central south. This should be 2.5-3 months in total. After that I would like to go to Macchu Picchu and hike the Inca Trail. After that I would spend my last weeks around the mountains. When I go, I want to spend my time at the beaches up north. Since it will be fall over then, I won't be able to do that once I get further south. I also want to go out at night on the weekends and during the week when possible. Visiting ruins is something I really want to do, but I would also like to see some museums. I am originally from Peru and I have friends and family over there. I can stay at somone's house in Quito, Trujillo, Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa without having to pay. I expect around 40% of the accomodation to be free. I also would get some free meals, and I think a realistic estimate would be 20% of meals will be free.

      I don't mind hitchhiking or eating at marketplaces sometimes. I also don't mind couchsurfing or other things like that.

      What could be a budget estimate? And even more important, how can I make the estimate more accurate? I have trouble estimating what a trip could cost when I am not sure of where I may go between the cities I mentioned above. However it would be nice to get a solid budget to know what to expect.

      Thank you!

      9 Answers Jul 5, 2015 at 2:18 AM
    • Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru

      Peru Jun 6, 2015 at 3:44 PM

      If I am in the government palace area, (Plaza de Armas?) how far is the Miraflores casino to where I can catch the double deck bus?

      71 Answers Jun 15, 2015 at 8:45 PM
    • Peru Rail tickets

      Cusco Jun 1, 2015 at 10:16 PM

      We are going to Peru on August 2015; staying in Cusco for 3 days and will take Peru rail fr Ollan to MP, is it OK to buy train tickets online now (June 2015) or wait till we get to Cusco?

      12 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM
    • 11 day travel itinerary suggestions

      Peru May 25, 2015 at 7:39 PM

      Hello travelers:
      My partner and I will be traveling to Peru during winter break, 12.20 -12.31, and we will spend most of our time in the Sacred Valley area. I've heard that Christmas or Christmas eve is in Cusco is a sight worthy of being there for, which is right in the middle of our trip. Trying to figure out the flow of our trip in order to make in Peru plane flights. Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley I anticipate 5 days to visit ( Olly, Urubamba, aguas calieinte), and 2 days in Cusco. I have read through a couple of guide books but I'm still not sure what to do besides the sacred valley area in the Cusco region. Since we're from Oregon we thought about the beaches. Is it worth going to beaches north of Lima for sun and warm ocean? Not usually a fan of big cities, we like cultural and hiking experiences. I don't think we really have enough time to fit in Arequipa?
      Appreciate your knowledgable imput. Thanks.

      12 Answers Jul 6, 2015 at 7:58 PM
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      Peru- use of ATM (Scotia Bank)?

      Peru May 19, 2015 at 10:24 AM

      We are traveling to Peru in September. In most countries I try to use an ATM at the airport to get the local currency before I step out. My bank - Bank of America - has an agreement with Scotia Bank, allowing for charges to be waived. So that would be my preferred ATM and my questions are:
      1. Is there a Scotia Bank ATM at the Lima airport?
      2. Can Scotia Bank ATMs be found in other popular areas - Cuzco; parts of Lima; Puno?

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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      Shamans in Peru

      Peru May 10, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      I am interested in spending 1-2 days with the shamans in Peru, can anyone tell me the best place to do this, have looked at a few online but they all seem quite expensive and touristy....was looking for somewhere near Cuzco if possible but if not I am willing to travel, would be grateful for any advice, thanks

      3 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM
    • tour booking

      Machu Picchu May 7, 2015 at 6:28 PM

      Has anyone booked there tour to Machu Picchu from Cuzco itself ? Have my own idea of what I would like to see and all tours seem quite expensive when booked from home. Can anyone recommend any tour companies over there at all? Thanks, Chris

      13 Answers Nov 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM