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Hello travelers !

I hope everyone is doing well.

My question goes to those who travelled to Peru and had problems with AMS.

I have been doing many researches regarding AMS and I clearly noticed that it could affect people differently. I am a bit scared knowing that I have asthma. I would rather be cautious and plan my trip accordingly.

My original plan was the following:

I will start directly with day 5, as the beggining includes destinations not concerned with altitude.

Day 5 - Arequipa…

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Hello everyone,

I was planning to Peru next week but after the recent floods I am reconsidering.
First of all , my sympathy to the people of Peru for the damages caused by the flooding.

The plan for me was to spend 3 weeks in Peru following the "gringo" route starting from Lima and crossing the borders to Bolivia by bus.

What is the current situation in the country? I have read about roads been closed and many people killed. Also, I read that the rain will continue till mid April.

Are there…

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I'm looking at booking a one way ticket to Peru from the UK.
i am a British national and have a UK passport.
i have been told i need proof of onward travel but have no intentions of booking any flights out of the country.
is there a way around this ? any help would be appreciated!

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Hey guys,

my girlfriend and I will be in Peru and Bolivia from the 6th of June until the 6th of July this year.

Since it is high season, would you recommend to book the buses in advance? From what I could find online the buses (at least the big and most reliable companies like Cruz del Sur and Oltursa) don't run that frequently. On some routes (for example Arequipa - Cusco, Nazca - Arequipa, Cusco - Copacabana) there are only 2 or 3 buses a day available.

Do you still think it should be…

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Hello!
I am going to Peru in August and should be in Cusco from 24th August - 30th August. I was thinking of doing a day trip to Machu Picchu after seeing Ollantaytambo and then a Sacred Valley day tour as well as a couple of days in Cusco.

But now I'm thinking maybe it is worth doing the Machu Picchu trek? I probably won't get another time to do it.

I am going with my boyfriend and we don't want to spend too much (both students). Is it worth doing the 2D/1N or a 3D/2N trek? I feel it could be…

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Hi all,

I'll travelling to Peru in July/August, and am looking for good alternatives to Machu Picchu. Any suggestions for best kept secrets away from the tourist hoards? There are two of us, relatively fit; and we have 2-4 weeks. We're happy to hike around, or stay in some place of beautiful landscape and nature for a while...

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Hello Peru group! I am heading to your country, to the north part first. I will go to Piura, Chiclayo , and Trujillo. Just as a start. I work with a organisation that is looking to partner with several communities and projects. We provide communication, organization, and advertisement for the communities, and the volunteers pay a small stipend directly to the community which allows them to go further with the projects that they are interested in. The website is www.ecuadorecovolunteers.com

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Hi everyone,
Our family of three (including a 10 year old girl) is planning to visit Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Cajamarca for three weeks in July. Just wondering whether we have to worry about mosquito borne diseases during this time of the year. While there is flooding now (mid-March), rains will be long gone by then. But, will there be any concerns about mosquitos in July?

Also, from news reports, it appears that the flooding is the worst in 10 years. We plan to fly directly to Trujillo (via…

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Hello all, I am leaving to Peru on March 29th, arriving in Lima, then Cusco and Puno. How is the weather? I am concerned with the reports of mudslides and torrential rain lately. Can someone tell me how it is over there? Sometimes the media makes it sound worst than it really is. Also, news says there is no running water in Lima. Does anyone know first hand? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

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It seems there are quite a few airlines doing the Lima-Cusco route, most at pretty similar prices. Just wondering if it's worth booking well in advance or if the prices are likely to be the same for booking 1 day ahead?

We fly in to Lima and I feel like we might not get an idea of how much time we want to spend there until we arrive, so it would be nice to just book the Cusco flights once we are there.

Cheers