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    • Puno, Copacabana or both

      Puno Jan 30, 2017 at 2:59 PM

      My plan is to do Arequipa to La paz route, in 3 full days(2 nigths).

      1. Should I stay one night in Puno and one in Copacabana? What do you recommend?

      2. Is this route doable in 2 days, 1 night? In this case, were should I stop during the night?

      Thank you

    • Cusco vs Arequipa

      Peru Feb 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM

      2 Full days Cusco and 2 days Arequipa?
      Or 3 days Cusco and 1 day Arequipa?

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      Rainbow mountain trek

      Peru Feb 4, 2017 at 1:16 AM

      I will do the Inka trail in the end of June, and before that I will spend a week in and around Cusco.
      After the Inka Trail I would like to do a Vinicunca Rainbow mountain trek, not a one day hike but one that is at least two days long, or more.
      How easy is it to find a trek like that, for the beginning of July, while I’m in Cusco?
      If booked directly at a travel agent in Cusco, how much do the treks cost?
      Which agency would you recommend?

    • Best Rainbow Mountain trek agency

      by Marti1985 Online Now Jun 30, 2016 at 6:34 AM

      Hello! I am currently in Cusco and overwhelmed by the nimber of agencies offering Rainbow Mountain treks, especially in one day. Does anyone have experience with this trek? We would like to do a 2 or 4 day hike, and are most interested in this route so far:

      Please help!

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      tour to the sacred valley

      by agathi Online Now May 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM

      Hallo my friends. We are thinking of hiring a car or a car with a driver to make the tour to the sacred valley. Do you have any recomandations on either the transportation or where to find a good driver? I read that it is much more expensive to rent a car than a car with a driver. We will end the tour at Ollantaytambo where we have to catch the train to Agua Callientes.
      Thank you.

      10 Answers May 20, 2016 at 5:31 AM
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      Arrival of Cruz Del Sur, and departure of train

      by kbl Online Now 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
    • Van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

      by baruch88 Online Now 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 Jul 28, 2015 at 8:03 PM
    • time to drive to olla

      by inday27 Online Now 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?

      by inday27 Online Now 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

      by avv100 Online Now 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

      by avv100 Online Now 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
    • Peru Rail tickets

      by inday27 Online Now 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
    • tranvia and tourist tickets

      by inday27 Online Now May 3, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      I've reading reviews on Cusco, often mentioned "make sure you being your tourist ticket" when visiting places like SV, Ollan, churches/cathedral, etc; a while back when I begin to consider going to MP, I read reviews and recommendation fr VT forum and remember to come upon tranvia and tickets to purchase in Cusco; now I can't find topic on tranvia and ticket to buy so I can learn more. We are going in August. Any lead please

      2 Answers May 3, 2015 at 2:19 PM
    • places to see

      by inday27 Online Now Apr 30, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      we'll be in Cusco, Peru for 3 days in August; we plan (hoping) to do tours by ourselves (2); need help on places togo/see and how much to hire a taxi/guide and where (in forum, mbrs said people in where one stays usually is a good source) and how much (ball park) a day? any help will be appreciated. also coming in early (6 AM), is it safe to get a taxi fr airport to hotel (it is said, if p/u is arranged by hotel, more expensive) and how much? Thank you.

      16 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 8:41 PM
    • Nestor Sanchez

      by rsallan2002 Online Now Apr 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Is Nestor Sanchez art, displayed at Regional History Museum, accessible online?

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2015 at 3:27 PM
    • affordable person/taxi

      by inday27 Online Now Mar 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM

      we will be in Cuzco for 4 days in August 2015; we are in late 70s and on a budget; will appreciate if any member can recommend someone w/ car who can drive us around SV and help us buys tickets for site entrance, train and MV.

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2015 at 9:49 PM
    • Where to book the Salkantay trek?

      by Anna.reger Online Now Mar 9, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      Hi guys,

      Because the Inca trail is pretty much full until August, I would like to do the Salkantay trek. Does anyone know a good place where I can book this? I prefer a safe qualified agency because I know many agencies aren't qualified for tours like this.

      Thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2015 at 3:44 PM
    • Spanish school Amauta has moved to a different building?

      by Anna.reger Online Now Mar 5, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      Hi guys! I am planning to travel around in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for the next 4 months. I would like to start my journey in Cusco to learn some Spanish at Amauta. I’ve heard that the address has changed, possibly to Jose Carlos Mariátegui K-4 (Sta Mónica) Does anyone know about this? And supposedly there is agency in the same building?

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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      Inti Raymi Festival - Cusco, Peru

      by davhu1 Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      How you I get ticket to the event?
      To buy ticket from the organizer site, one have to register. After that they sent me a link. I followed the link and after selecting the seating section, it takes me back to the registration page. Emailed the organizer and no response.
      Online forums suggested getting it from a local travel agency. Any reliable ones anyone can post a link?


      3 Answers Feb 7, 2015 at 7:04 PM
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      Local trekking company in Cusco

      by scubamonica Online Now Oct 11, 2014 at 5:05 AM

      Hi. My husband and I are going to Peru in January 2015 and of course, we'll visit Cusco and Machu Picchu. We've decided to do the 2 trekking days from km 104.

      We dont want to pay double price only because we are out side of Peru and booking trough internet and trough operators is much more expensive.

      Does any one know a good, professional and trust able local company that we can contact directly to book our trekking? Name? Telephone number? any information? please?

      Many thanks !!

      Monica and Mike

      6 Answers Dec 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
    • Short Inca Trail

      by doctortrevino1 Online Now Aug 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      Will be doing the Inca Trail from Km. 104 to MachuPichu. Would like to know how difficult it is.

      15 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 2:06 AM
    • Tour Guide

      by lschalet Online Now Aug 11, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Can anybody recommend a good tour guide for Cusco part of our visit

      2 Answers Aug 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM
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      Altitude Issues

      by roamer61 Online Now May 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      I have long yearned to travel to Peru and visit Cuzco and Machu Piichu. But I am concerned about the altitude and Soroche. Thus I have yet to go there. Can anyone help alleviate my fears? I have heard stories about people coming down with altitude sickness and having to be evacuated. This in fact is the basis for my fears.

      17 Answers May 21, 2015 at 10:38 PM
    • masks to buy in Cusco

      by MariaR49 Online Now May 8, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      I will be in Cusco in September and want to buy some masks (to hang on the wall0 but can't find a mention of them anywhere Hoping someone will know of somewhere that sells them? Tia

      4 Answers May 29, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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      Questions, questions....

      by stamporama Online Now 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!

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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      Travelling to Machu Picchu from 2th May to 6th May (4 nights)

      by JosephW10 Online Now 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

      4 Answers Jan 24, 2015 at 9:01 AM
    • fast early morning/midday/evening buses Cusco/puno

      by viajewel Online Now 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

      by ferretfriend Online Now 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
    • What is better - 2 or 4 days Inka Trail?

      by gagaga Online Now 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!! :))

      6 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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      Trip planning

      by lmosch Online Now 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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      corpus cristi 2014

      by 2007Liekens77 Online Now Nov 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      Does anybody know for sure when corpus cristi is celebrated in Cusco in 2014? On the internet we read 19 or 6 june. We want to see this celebration and plan our trip around it so that is why it is important to know exactly when it is.


      3 Answers Nov 10, 2013 at 4:25 AM
    • Bugs in Jan/February?

      by lizzieanddoug Online Now Oct 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      do we need bug repellant in Cusco in January or Mancora in early February?

      2 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 2:37 PM
    • Volunteering in conservation

      by andrewstritton Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      can i get cheaper volunteer work in rainforest conservation in cusco when i get there, instead of booking before i go

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM