February in Peru is the summer. A time in the mountains for rain, rain and more rain, cloudy skies and more rain. The inca trail to machu picchu is closed. This last february even some lodges in manu closed up.
February is great for places in Peru like the Pacific coast, beaches, and even the jungle areas around iquitos.
Winter in peru is best for visiting machu picchu and other mountain destinations, the temperature is not that much different than in the summer.
Plan to be in Peru for six weeks. Would rather not haul trekking poles around, but would like to have them for Salkantay and other hiking options near Cusco. Are they available to rent in Cusco?
Has anyone done much hiking in Cotahuosi? We are finalizing the details for a trek this fall (8D/7N) and debating if to do the entire trek on foot or whether to do part of the trek by saddle animal.
The first day is spent exploring around Cotahuosi Village, the next two days are long days treking to reach a large archaeological site on the canyon floor (traveling up to 11 hour each day at elevations up to around 14,000 ft), the next two days are spent hiking the ruins, then another two days…
Has anyone traveled to Abra Patricia Reserve from Moyobamba, Peru? Does anyone know whether it is possible to get to the reserve by taxi, combi or bus and hire a guide there or at Owlet Lodge just for the day for birding? The Lodge is too expensive for us, but we'd like to spend the day at the reserve exploring. Either taking a tour from Moyobamba or getting to the reserve ourselves would be fine but just want to spend the day there.
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.
Has anybody did the Rainbow Mountain 1 DAY HIKE?
We would really like to go there, but as far as I researched it on web, it is very expensive if booking it online in advance. Has anybody organise it in Cusco, a day or two before the trip, and could tell me what the approximate price is like? Because US $180 per person is way too expensive!
We are planing to spend cca. 5 or 6 days in Cusco, visiting the city, Machu Picchu and surroundings (Pisac, Ollantaytambo,....) + Rainbow mountain…
I will be landing in Lima early in the morning (06:00), then have 12 days before I have to get to Arequipa (I will have enough time later in Arequipa, Kolka canyon etc.). What would be a good way to travel this way?
So far, I have 2 options in my mind:
1. Fly from Lima to Cusco the same day, do something like Salcantay (find a tour there, it might take a day or two?). Then after the trip I'll have 3-4 days left, so go to Puno and lake Titikaka, and from there to Arequipa.
2. Somehow make…
Was at MP a few weeks ago and surprised that Banos and ruins and snack place had no water. Staff said that the private hotel had put a pipe into the water supply for MP and was diverting ALL water to the hotel. About 10:00 water trucks from AC arrived and started pumping water into the holding tanks for the banos.
Found it difficult to believe that a private hotel was allowed to take ALL of the water from the ruins and tourists banos.
Mid-september my girlfriend and I are leaving for Peru. We plan on traveling in Peru for 5 weeks, after which we leave to Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. We are in are mid 20's and are quite active.
I've put together an itinerary and was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. With 5 weeks time I'd like to cover some of Northern Peru as well. But I'm still hesitating, as it are very long distances to travel...
Here it goes (35 days total):
Lima (3 days)
Trujillo (+ Huanchaco, Chan…