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    • Best Rainbow Mountain trek agency

      Cusco 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: ayni-peru.com/rainbow-mounta...

      Please help!

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    • Transportation from cuise ship in Salaverry, Peru to Trujillo airport

      Salaverry Jun 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      We are going on a cruise that stops in Salaverry and we need to get to the Trujillo airport for flight to Cusco via Lima. We are not going thru the cruise line package, we booked our own visit but need to get to the airport. It's the only thing I need to be sure of now. Do you know if cruise passengers can book a seat on their package tuor bus to the airport? I doubt it very much. Cruise arrival is 5:00AM our flight is a 9:10 so should be good for time but need the transport. Any specific advice is welcome. Thank you so much.

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    • Nazca Lines from Pisco or Ica Airport?

      Nazca Jul 20, 2016 at 5:58 AM

      I am planing to see the Nazca Lines in the beginning of August. From what I read it is the cheapest to go the local airport and by the tickets directly there. I thought flights only go from Nazca but then I saw some reviews saying that they flew from the airport in Pisco and Ica. So is it also possible to buy tickets at those airports last-minute? And if yes, is the price the same? The cheapest i read was 65$ pp at the Nazca airport.

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    • Arequipa -Puno-LaPaz-Puno-Cusco

      Peru Jul 18, 2016 at 7:34 AM

      I am reading about the buses in Peru and have no idea which company is good to choose. Our trip will be in the end of September, 2016
      1. Bus Arequipa - Puno: that to save time we wanted to go during the night. Is it safe? What bus company could be the best option with at least semi-cama seats? The best companies in forums 4M and Cruz de sur goes during the daytime.
      2. Puno-La Paz(copacabana also)-Puno - not big distance between cities, bet also maybe any suggestions about travel there?
      3. Puno: does anyone have information about the local ferry to Uros islands and Tequile island, arrival and departing times from Puno port, Uros port, Tequile port and prices?
      4. Puno - Cuzsco - again is there any suggestions for night trips? If it is safe? What bus companies could be suggested?
      5. Bus prices - is there any difference of price if you buy bus tickets in advance or the same day?
      6. Maybe someone were there in the end of SEP or begining of Oct. How crouded buses are? We will be 4 people so wonder if we do not buy in advance , will we receive the same places in the bus.
      Thank you for answers in advance and greetings from Lithuania :)
      Agne

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      US gift card in Peru?

      Peru Jul 17, 2016 at 5:38 PM

      We want to give our niece and her new (Peruvian) husband a gift card or prepaid card to take with them for a wedding present. It will be acquired in the US, but used in Peru (Lima, I imagine).

      It appears that Visa cards will work for this scenario. Anything that we should know before we run out and buy one to give to them before they leave to spend the next 2 years in Peru?

      Thanks!

      Bill

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    • solo traveller

      Machu Picchu Jul 4, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      I was wondering if there is a company that caters for solo travellers from the uk that wouldn`t cost the earth, to visit machu picchu,it seems a bit difficult to do on my own,flights and hotel i can manage,or is there any fellow brits planning a trip for next year who would welcome a companion?

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      Hiking Huaraz in February

      Huaraz Mar 25, 2016 at 1:08 PM

      Good day, Il will spend a week in Huaraz next february and I was wondering what to expect for weather conditions? Is it cold or mild? Has anyone experienced any kind of problems with altitude? Are the hiking trails well marked?

      Thank you in advance for all your advice.

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2016 at 4:41 PM
    • Hiking the Santa Cruz Trail in November

      Huaraz Jul 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Is it possible to hike the trail in late November? Is it too rainy by then? How is the weather for other day hikes (laguna 69, etc) Thanks!

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 10:32 AM
    • Bus from Trujillo

      Casma Jun 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      Hello. Is there any bus company operating Trujillo to Casma? I have found Erik El Rojo is doing Casma to Trujillo but I have no clue it does the other way. Thank you.

      2 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 11:38 PM
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      Humacchuco or Vicos

      Huaraz Sep 14, 2010 at 7:19 PM

      Has anybody did the home stays suggested recently? How is it possible to book them? How do you get there?

    • Is there a morning bus from Lima to Huaraz?

      Huaraz Mar 1, 2009 at 4:22 PM

      Hi-
      We arrive Lima at 22:30 -- too late for Cruz del Sur's only bus to Huaraz at 22:00. I found others that leave at 13:00 but would rather get out of Lima earlier. Does anyone know if any other reputable company with a morning bus to Huaraz?

      1 Answer Apr 7, 2009 at 8:45 AM
    • Getting from Huaraz to Caraz

      Caraz Feb 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM

      Hey I was wondering if anyone knew what the best way to get from Huaraz to Caraz I've heard of Taxis and colectivos, but will they run on Sundays & how reliable are they. I'm looking to get off the bus in Huaraz and head off to Caraz as fast as possible. Any thoughts?

      Gracias,
      colin

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2009 at 4:56 AM
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      Car Rental in Huaraz

      Departamento de Ancash Aug 15, 2008 at 3:58 AM

      Hi there.I will be in Huaraz between 13 and 17 Sept 2008.

      I have booked tours to Llanganuco and Chavin de Huantar.

      On the 16th ,I would like to visit Laguna Paron.


      Is there a Car Rental Agency in Huaraz.

      I would prefer to rent a car,rather than cathing a bus to Caraz and then colectivo to the Laguna.


      Thanks

      Henrich

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      Wheelchair accessible Chavin?

      Chavín de Huantar Sep 15, 2007 at 10:42 PM

      Greetings! My wife and I will be visiting Peru in early October, and it is her wish to visit Chavin de Huantar. The complicating issue is my confinement to a wheelchair since having two major sugeries last year. Would it be possible to hire a taxi to take us to Chavin de Huantar? Are there any wheelchair accessible hotels and restaurants?

      Thank you!

      2 Answers Dec 27, 2007 at 4:16 PM
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      Rafting in Huaraz area

      Huaraz Feb 7, 2007 at 8:06 AM

      Hello people,

      We are a group of 14 student in a outdoor shcool here in Quebec and we are planning a trip to Huaraz region in april. We want to know if it is possible to rent raft in the city or near. If yes, where?

      Thank you for helping us,

      jonathan

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    • Acclimatization period before Santa Cruz Trek

      Huaraz Jan 1, 2007 at 5:13 PM

      Has anyone ever done the Santa Cruz trek (or any other trek) without the 2-3 day acclimatization period. My plan is to fly in from Lima at 1:40 PM and start a trek the next morning, is this a bad idea? thnaks in advance

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2007 at 11:58 PM
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      Trekking and Climbing Huaraz Region? Need Help ASAP!

      Huaraz Oct 1, 2006 at 4:03 PM

      We want to do the Huayhuash Circuit starting in the next couple of days. Tour agencies in town are overpriced. Being a bit out of season we aren't meeting anyone traveling to ask about their treks so:

      1. Anyone done Huayhuash circuit in total by themselves? Is routefinding a big problem? Would it be in bad weather? How many days did you take?

      2. Anyone done it with only a mule and handler for guidance and support? Where did you arrange it and what did it cost per day?

      3. Anyone done it with an inexpensive guide/tour company? Names and what it cost?

      and FINALLY

      4. Has anyone climbed Pisco, Uros or Eshenka (sp?)? What did it cost and can you recommend a guide or is their a guide or agncy we should avoid?

      Hey, thanks a lot for any info!

      Scott

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2006 at 11:45 PM
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      also-- best cooks for the trail?

      Huaraz Dec 23, 2005 at 9:55 AM

      And this may sound ridiculous, but are some cooks better than others? We would like to have excellent food on the trail!

      Erica

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2006 at 8:28 AM
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      Where to begin the Huayhuash circuit-- looking for hikers to share in expenses for self-organized tr

      Huaraz Dec 23, 2005 at 9:45 AM

      My husband and I would like to hike the Huayhuash Circuit. We have about 15-16 days in total and are considering using a logistics group to help us organize a trip, as opposed to a tour group-- in an effort to keep the costs down.

      We are thinking about going Lima to either Huaraz or Chiquian and then starting at Matacancha via Huallanca and ending in Chiquian. My resesarch indicates it will be between 8-10 days on the trail.

      Any advice? We are considering August or September of 2006.

      Is there any way to make part of the trek via LLama or horse?

      We are both 30 and in reasonable shape (but would train for this hike).

      Erica

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2006 at 3:58 PM
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      Where to begin the circuit-- looking for hikers to share in expenses for self-organized trip 2006

      Huaraz Dec 23, 2005 at 8:59 AM

      My husband and I would like to hike the Huayhuash Circuit. We have about 15-16 days in total and are considering using a logistics group to help us organize a trip, as opposed to a tour group-- in an effort to keep the costs down.

      We are thinking about going Lima to either Huaraz or Chiquian and then starting at Matacancha via Huallanca and ending in Chiquian. My resesarch indicates it will be between 8-10 days on the trail.

      Any advice? We are considering August or September of 2006.

      Is there any way to make part of the trek via LLama or horse?

      We are both 30 and in reasonable shape (but would train for this hike).

      Erica

    • Huaraz in December

      Huaraz Dec 6, 2005 at 12:01 AM

      Hi

      Is there anything to do in Huaraz in December?

      1 Answer Dec 6, 2005 at 1:25 PM
    • Huaraz in December

      Huaraz Dec 5, 2005 at 9:14 PM

      Hi

      Is there anything to do in Huaraz in December?

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      rainy season ?

      Huaraz Nov 29, 2005 at 4:54 PM

      hi,
      I would like to know if it is worth to do atrek in Huaraz in the begining of January. is it too rainy and cloudy to enjoy, or is it okay?

      also, any recommendations for trek operators? i'm thinking of the Santa Cruz trek.
      a 3 day trek.

      Thank you

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      weather

      Huaraz Oct 27, 2005 at 2:32 PM

      How is the weather in late november in cordillera blanca, Huaraz? I know it can rain, but how about the temperatures?

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2005 at 6:40 AM
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      Travel from Lima to Huaraz

      Huaraz Aug 28, 2005 at 11:24 PM

      Hi,
      My husband and I are going on a tour in Peru next year that ends in Lima at the end of April. We wanted to catch the bus up to Huaraz and stay for a bit. Anyone have any tips? How long would be a good time? Is a week too long, too short? I like walks, but not climbs (he likes climbing). Are there local operators he could do day climbs with? Nice walks around there?
      Thanks!

      4 Answers Sep 4, 2005 at 9:30 PM
    • Santa Cruz to Llanganuco

      Huaraz May 23, 2005 at 4:15 PM

      This July, a friend and I are planning to hike from Santa Cruz to Llanganuco. I have done a little camping in my day, but my partner has done almost none. We both speak Spanish, and we will be acclimated by the time we make our trek. Here are my questions:

      1. Do we need a guide to make this trek? Is the trail well traveled and well marked, or will we get lost and perish somewhere in the Andes? And is it safe for two american college students to make the trek alone?

      2. Is it feasible for us to carry 20-25kilo backpacks for this trek? Is the trail so steep that I will be miserable carrying the pack?

      3. If, as I suspect, we should be trekking with a company and guide, which do you suggest?

      Thanks for the input in advance!

      Brad

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2005 at 1:02 PM
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      andean kingdom

      Huaraz Oct 22, 2004 at 1:51 AM

      does someone know what the e mail and the internet site of the traveling agancy "andean kingdom"?

      2 Answers Oct 22, 2004 at 12:01 PM
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      Trekking around Cordillera Blanca

      Huaraz Aug 9, 2004 at 5:19 PM

      I looking to do some short treks around Cordillera Blanca next year but I'm having a little difficultly finding any guide books with detailed descriptions of the treks in the area. I've used the Trail Blazer guides for treks in Nepal and loved them but I there doesn't appear to be one for this region. The Lonely Planet guide for the area seems to be a bit too light on details and maps to allow you to do much independent trekking.

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2004 at 8:39 AM
    • Sola in Huaraz

      Huaraz Jul 28, 2003 at 9:38 AM

      Hi. I'm thinking of going to Huaraz in a couple days, and am wondering if it is possible and safe to take walks alone. Also, are tours very pricey?

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2003 at 7:58 PM
    • Treking peaks in Huaraz region

      Huaraz Jul 1, 2003 at 12:54 AM

      I ma looking to do a 5000 - 6000 meer peak around late July in the Huaraz area. I'd like to know of any peaks that are good value and not technical. Also 1, Any recommendations for guides 2, Any special equipment needs? 3, Any web sites/email addresses of helpful people

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2005 at 9:42 AM
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      Weather in Yungay, Peru

      Yungay Jun 17, 2003 at 8:11 AM

      Would you kindly provide some weather details about Yungay, Peru especially what the forecast will be for the next three (3) weeks? How high is the Yungay region above sea level?

      1 Answer Apr 18, 2005 at 9:06 PM
    • Anyone interested in hiking a 6000mer in July?

      Huaraz May 28, 2003 at 9:48 AM

      Hi, I'm going to hike a mountain over 6,000m in July 2003 from Huaraz or Caraz. I'll be hiring a guide but I'd appreciate some company (also to lower the costs for each person). It'll be a 3 or 4 day expedition. There are several mountains to choose from but I've yet to find out which is the best option. Please get in touch if you're interested!

      5 Answers Jul 1, 2003 at 12:40 AM
    • Do I need a mule in the Anden?

      Huaraz May 28, 2003 at 3:26 AM

      Next september I will do a trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash with my brother. I normally don't carry more than 15 kg on my back, but if I take the food for 9+3 days it will be at least 28kg. Do you think we should rent a mule to carry the food? Thanks for your help! jo

      2 Answers May 28, 2003 at 4:48 AM
    • Peru Itinerary

      Huaraz Mar 18, 2003 at 5:59 AM

      We will be visiting Peru starting April 18 (Good Friday). We have until the following Saturday evening (depart Lima) to see this large and interesting country. Both travelers are bilingual and are interested in history, culture, art, life in the pueblos, food, music, etc. Not so interested in adventure type touring like climbing or rafting. Any suggestions of a third or fourth city I could add to our itinerary? We plan on starting in Lima and intend to do Cuzco and Macchu Pichu. Is it possible to see Iquitos/Amazon jungle area in a couple of days? How about cities to the north of Lima? Any suggestions? thanks - craig

      4 Answers Mar 20, 2003 at 4:04 PM