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Hi all,
I am in the (very) early stages of making rough itineraries and listing must see spots for my trip to Peru.

I have been going back and forth about Lake Titicaca, and reading that to make it worth it to go out of your way, you want to do a couple of nights and a home stay. I'd be happy to do that if it's worth it, but I have another factor to weigh, and it is that I get quite sea-sick. This is on ferry's or any slower moving boat big or small. The only exception is generally speed boats…

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I'll be going from Colombia to Brazil during Sep-Jan and I'll be in Cusco mid-October. Does anybody want to group up and do the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu? Possibly the 21st October.

Thanks, Henry.

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We are a couple in the 30's going to South and Central America for 3 1/2 months from the beginning of October 2016 to the end of January 2017. We have tried to make an itinerary for the trip - and would really appreciate your comments as this is our first time in these countries. The most important thing for us is that there is no rush and that we can be flexible to changes.

So far it looks like this:
- Flight in to Cuzco (See Ollantay tambo, Machu Pichu)
- Puno and Lake Titicaca
- Arequipa (Colca…

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Hi all,

I will be in about 2 weeks for couple of days in Cusco and would like to attend a Peruvian cooking class (approx. half day or some hours).

Any ideas for some good offers?

Thank you.

Best
Chris

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I will be on a three weeks organized tour to North Peru in September (Lima to Chachpoya). Has anyone experience with changing Euro (cash) to local currency? I would prefer not buying US $ which costs me additional money. Any advice would be very much appreciated!
Epicactus

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Just finished 3 days at Sacred Valley based in Urubamba. Thought I'd share the taxi cost in case anyone interested:

Cusco/airport to Urubamba: 100 soles
Urubamba to Ollataytambo/train station to Machu Picchu: 30 soles
Urubamba get around town: 5 soles
Approximately half day private car to go to Salinas de Mara, Moray, Ollataytambo: 120 soles

If you are based in Urubamba, take advantage of the collectivo. They fill up fast and very cheap (e.g., 6 soles to go to Chinchero). The 3-wheeled motor taxi…

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I wanted to comment on an old thread post but it appears locked/closed:

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/americas-south-america/peru/leave-the-coca-tea-there

Just wanted to mention/add the following observations:

  • Can't seem to find coca tea on Amazon anymore, even decocainized version. Strange. Rather one may be able to find them on (questionable?) third party sites instead. I tried searching with both "mate de coca" and "coca tea".

  • The Lima airport in Peru has…

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Hi

we are in Peru for 3 weeks and have a no of internal flights

The hand luggage allowance on Avianca and LAN all looks pretty standard, but Peruvian Air say this:

8kg hand luggage allowed on all sections except on the Cusco-Lima, where the maximum baggage is 5 kg, this baggage must not exceed the following measures: 40cm x 32cm x 20cm.

8kg is fine, and we are only doing Iquitos - Lima with them, but do they mean only such a small bag as per the measurements above only applies on the 5kg…

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Just to let anyone know who likes to do things on their own (and not pay ridiculous prices for a tour company to take you on something simple) - I read in the lonely planet that it was possible to rent bikes from the maras taxi company.

As is fairly common practise in the LP the crucial info was missing, like how to contact this company, where there office is etc. We didn't want to risk getting to maras and finding out that they don't have an office there (as their name would suggest), so we…

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Three of us are looking at a five day trip to Manu from Cusco. Several folks have suggested that it is much cheaper to book upon arrival in Cusco than in advance. That was certainly our experience with other travel adventures. However, we don't want to be penny-wise and pound foolish. After arriving in Cusco, we will spend about a week exploring the Sacred Valley. We'd like to book a Manu trip when we first arrive in Cusco that departs for Manu about eight or nine days later. We will…