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Hello Travel Experts!
We just booked our international tickets to Peru and I need some help planning my itinerary there. We're getting into Lima on June 28th and will be headed back to the US on July 7th. Here's what I have so far:
June 29th- morning flight to Puerto Maldonado - 3 nights in Refugio Amazonas
July 2nd - fly to Cucsco (afternoon flight) - 2 nights in Cusco (tues, wed nights)
July 4th (thu) - stay in olly (SV sights, Pisac)
July 5th (Fri) - early morning train to MP, spend day in MP, stay in Aguas calientes - Friday night
July 6th (Sat) - train back to Cusco. Spend last day and night relaxing in Cusco
July 7th (Sun) - early morning flight to Lima, intl flight back to US at 2:15 in the afternoon.
Couple of questions regarding this itinerary:
1. Does it make sense to spend 3 nights in PEM, or should I make it 2 nights and spend 1 extra day in the Cusco region?
2. With my current itinerary - I have 3 nights for Cusco - is that too much? Should I instead head back to Lima on July 6th Saturday and spend the day and night in Lima?
3. Is one night enough in Olly? I can also do 1 night in cusco, 2 nights in Olly, and then 1 night again in Cusco on the way back on Sat night?
Would love some feedback!!
By the way, we were thinking Refugio Amazonas for the rainforest stay - anyone have any feedback on that?
I’m looking for things to do in Peru other than Machu Picchu, I don’t really want to visit the same tourist spots that everyone else visits, does anyone know of some interesting places to visit that aren’t swamped with tourists?
I've been travelling for just over a year now with my 15" Macbook, and it's been wonderful. I spend a lot of time on my computer because I work from it wherever I go, and it's very important to me.
My travel style is as minimalistic as possible (except when it comes to technology), normally Ill go around with a carryon luggage and a big backpacker bag, with several smaller bags in the backpacker bag (eg. laptop bag, backpack), and I travel pretty much on a whim (eg. I never know where I'm going more than 1-2 weeks in advance of going there). Generally I do pretty much calm stuff like beaches and temples and take it easy, and I try to stay out of big cities, but I may be doing some stuff in the Amazon soon (no cliff jumping or windsurfing or anything like that). Overall I would say it's possible that I'll go anywhere, except for warzones and other similarly dangerous places.
I like speed on my laptops and have been feeling like getting a bigger screen to really feel more at home and luxurious on the go, with a faster processor as I multitask quite a lot. I've been a computer guy for while so I am sold on the technical aspects of it, though I've heard of lots of perpetual travellers ditching their bigger laptops for 11" and 13" and similar, but I couldn't work on that small a computer regularly. My question is that based on this style of travel, does anybody have experiences travelling with a 17" Laptop, and would it be better to use a 15"?
I continue on my quest to make up a decent itinerary for my trip to Peru which is gonna happen 2 weeks from now.
After my Cusco itinerary taken care of, I need to decide what I'm gonna to with the rest of my time.
I'll take a night bus to Arequipa May the 30th and arrive there early in the morning of July the 1rst.
My plane back home leaves from Cusco June the 5th, in the afternoon.
My rough plan is
June – 1 - Arrive at Arequipa, tour the city
June – 2 - Tour to Colca Canyon
June – 3 - Titicaca
June – 4 -
June – 5 - Back to Cusco
I have a few questions I was hoping you guys could help me.
1 – I'm finding it hard to come up with a tour around Arequipe the first day. Do you guys have anny suggestion? Should I hire a tour or do it by muself? Also, is there any places you guys would recommend hiring at least a guide (such as Convento de Santa Calatina)?
2 – After the tour, on June the 2nd, hould I take a bus to Puno bu myself, sleep there and take a tour to Titicaca the next morning? Or should I stay ate Arequipa and hire a tour that leaves from there?
3 – I still have one day left. Any ideas what I could do with it? I thought I maybe could get back to Cusco em try a daytip from there. Maybe to the salt mines I've heard about. Or maybe try some daytrip to the jungle. Is there such a thing?
I'm used to organizing my trips by myself, but I'm finding Pery a hard one. Any help from you guys is much appreciated!
I'm planning a trip to Peru with my girlfriend. Our base will be Cusco and we still have 4 days free to spend. I was planning to use then to visite Puno.
I've searched but couldn't find any good info about the buses. Would you guys recommend us a "tourist bus"?
My idea was to get one going to Puno and a regular bus going back to Cusco. Is that a good idea?
Is there any place I can book and see the buses schedules so I can plan those days best? All buses websites I've found online lack such info.
We are a couple travel to Lima in June, will rent private properties to stay. We'd just hang out in a neighborhood where it provides a lots of restaurants & cafes, also near beach. Which neighborhood should we pick? I heard about Miraflores, is that very popular?
Hi, my girlfriend and I are taking a trip to Peru this month.
We're planning on arriving to Cuzco May the 28th early in the morning and leaving at July the 3rd, at 15h40.
That's our main plan, but if absolutely necessary in order to be abble to se what we want, we may be abble to get there at May the 25th, at 11 AM.
So, in the most probable scenerario we'll have 6 full days to spend there. In the other scenerario we'll have 9 days.
My doubt is about our itinerary. There are things I absolutely would like to see, but they are so far apart. Machu Picchu, are the number one, of course. But I'd love to get to know Titicaca and the Nazca Lines.
Is that even possible in our timeframe?
What would you guys recommend us as a rough itinerary for those days?
Thanks a lot guys!
We are experienced travelers but this will be our first time to South America.
We just booked a flight to Lima from December 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014 - All 14 days.
We are in our 40's, we are NOT backpackers, we like the AC and hot shower, we don't like mass (organized) tourism and prefer to go everywhere on our own. If we rent a car while traveling we usually don't make hotel reservations and drive until we find a town that captures our heart. We like good surprises and unpredictability. We rather fly than take a train and we rather take a train than take a bus (oh those bus drivers in Vietnam - they really are......different). We rather eat at the market with locals than at the hotel. We don't mind if our food is wrapped in the newspaper but we don't like cockroaches in our hotel room. We enjoyed rural Laos as much as we enjoyed Paris.
You got the picture ;-)
My questions are:
1. What should we see in Peru other than Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu? We like seafood, cute little friendly towns/beach towns, authentic villages etc.
2. How much time should we spend in Lima if we are not that much interested in museums but would love spending our time sampling Peruvian cousine (seafood only! NO meat!), visiting local markets and walking around admiring the city. 2 nights on arrival and 2 nights before departure? Is that enough? Would that leave us enough time to see other places?
3. Altitude sickness. If we are not planning to chew on coca leaves ;-) are there any good remedies available locally? Oxygen in a can? - as you can see I know nothing about it, but I would hate feeling miserable in one of the most beautiful place on earth.
4. Peru during X-mass and New Years Eave? Is it more challenging? If we won't make our bookings now, is it going to be fully booked in December?
5. Generally... What to do? Where to go?
We would love to hear your stories!!!!!!
I do read guide books and do diligent research on line, but the best and most interesting advices are always from those who just came back :-)
Hi. I'm looking at backpacking Cuzco Peru and wondering if anyone can offer advice. I'm going solo and it will be my first ever time going so far alone. As a female I am worried but trying not to be so I am asking for some advice on the state of hostels, transport to and from the airport, getting around etc. Any tips that would yey or ney the whole trip idea.
I'm also contemplating Panama city as well. I'll be leaving from Calgary which does not offer much by way of all inclusives so again going to do the backpack thing. Panama I would like to see a beach so any ideas on how or where to go from the heart of the city would be great.
I am with a group of 5 other young seniors who would like to arrange a trip to Peru (doing the highlights) and would like suggestions. We don't want to trek and might like the option of 2 days at Machu Picchu. Any suggestions of a good travel company and any other information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Choosing to trek from Cuzco to MP in late May. Are there any suitable place to mount the tent and is it really prohibited to make fire on the trek?
what clothes should i take with me to peru?
Hello, I would like to drive from Lima to Cusco via the northern route. We want to take about 4 or 5 days to do the trip and be able to stop for photos, etc. The overnight buses are out of the question and we do not want to fly because of not being able to experience the trip. The train is not running until the end of June. Since everyone seems to advise against driving by yourself, can anyone recommend a company or individual that has a SUV and would be able to drive us to Cusco safely. We are arriving in Lima on May 25. It would be one-way only.
Thank you for any suggestions or advice.
Can anyone tell me what its like to live in Chiclayo? What are the best places to visit and live in? What are the communities and people like? Anyone know who to contact concerning housing/real estate? Thank U
I have 4 days in the Amazon. I am wondering if it is worth it to spend a day and a night in Iquitos and then have 3 days at a lodge or is it more worthwhile to go directly to the lodge and spend my short 4 days there?
I am thinking of booking a tour with them but they need me to transfer 50% of the payment to them via western union.
Kindly advise me if anyone has booked before.
We are looking for cotrekkers for the Alpamayo trek from Calamina to Vaqueria (transportation from/to Huaraz) in 9 days, including the Alpamayo Base Camp, trek starting on the 27th of August until the 4th of September, 2013. Do not hesitate to contact me.
I will be travelling to Cusco and Machu Picchu in June--yahooo!
1. Will American style plugs work for my phone charger in Peru?
2. I keep reading and hearing about water in Peru. I have plenty of water purification systems for backpacking--like ultraviolet light, chemical purifiers, and filters. Do I need to take some of them to Peru?
3. My pharmacist tells me to check bottled water in Peru to make sure it was bottled in the U.S. What do you think?
I'm considering travelling to Peru (probably Lima or Cusco) towards the end of the year to take a live-in Spanish course. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a short Spanish course (2-6 weeks) in Peru specifically designed for English speaking foreigners ?
My next trip is a short one to South America. There will be about 6 days before joining a small tour party which goes to the places I want to in Peru then onto the Galapogos. At the moment I'm trying to decide between Easter Island or a short Amazon trip. I'd be grateful if anyone who has been to both would discuss the pros and cons. Unfortunately there is not time to do both.
Does anyone know directions to the Indian Market in Miraflores from Victor Andres Belaunde 196 in San Isidro?
I thought it may be easy and there may be a bus. I always use public transportation wherever.
Appreciate any help.
Does anyone know whether the Cuzco tourist pass can be purchased anywhere besides Cuzco? We'll be arriving in Cuzco on Good Friday, which I understand is a national holiday, and I'm concerned we won't be able to purchase one that day.
Ideally I'd like to purchase it in advance, perhaps upon arrival in Lima, but from some preliminary research it appears the only places to buy the pass are the historic sites themselves.
Thanks in advance!
I am flying into Cusco, and then going directly to Yucay in the Sacred Valley (I'll be coming back to Cusco later). Can anyone recommend how to get to Yucay? Do I need to pre-arrange a taxi, or can I just get one at the airport when I arrive?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Is it necessary to get some Peruvian money in the United States before I arrive in Peru? If so, where do I get it in the United States?
Any suggestions on which of the JW Marriott, Hilton or Westin is the better option in terms of proximity to entertainment, dining and shopping. They all seem to be nice properties
Hi guys, Does anyone know if there is a bus from Tumbes to Quito?. Thanks.
Can anyone recommend a restaurant where I can get Pollo de Brasa?
I have looked at airport transfer sites and want a taxi from our hotel in San Isidro to the airport.
Which do you think is a more reliable company to book from:
GREEN TAXI or LIMO CABS or do you have ay others to recommend?
Is there an airport shuttle that will take us from our hotel in San Isidoro to the airport. We are arriving in a tour and are staying extra days in Lima so need transportation back to the airport.
Thanks for your help.