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We are trekking an alternative route to Machu Picchu. Our trek arrives in Aguas Calientes on the last trek night, then the next morning goes up to tour the city. We are considering staying an additional night so that we can hike to the sun gate, up Huayna Picchu and up Machu Picchu mountain. However, will 2 days be too much time for the area? I hate to spend so much time trekking of only to spend just 1 day at an amazing site, but we also have a limited amount of time for our trip!

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Hello,

I am looking for an organized tour from Arequipa to Puno with one night in Chivay in order to visit the canyon the morning of the second day.

I know it is not ideal but we do not have much more time to spend more time in the canyon unfortunately.

I would like to find an organized tour, I found Edgaradventures but I sent a message on their website and I sent them en e-mail and did not obtain any answer.

Could you please let me know if you know/have tried another tour operator that did…

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Hey guys, I am backpacking 2 month in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia between September-November. What do you think about my rough itinerary? I plan to fly into Cartagena, Colombia and out of Bogota to Lima, Peru, then fly home out of La Paz, Bolivia. Is there a cheaper way to fly in, out and around South America? I plan to bus through towns, how much time and money should I budget for?
Fly into Cartagena, Colombia (I will be in Colombia about 2 ½ - 3 weeks)
Taganga (party-2 days)
Minca (Sierra Nevada…

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We are going to Peru for 14 days in early August and plan to do the Ancascocha Trek. I'm having conflicting opinions about going at the start (after a couple days acclimating in Cusco) or at the end of the trip. Other must-dos are a couple days in Lima (we are foodies and the chefs there are rocking it!), possibly a Rainbow Mountain Trek in Cusco (1 day), Arequipa/Colca Canyon, possibly Ica and sand boarding. We only have 14 days so I'm trying not to fit too much in. In any case, what are the…

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I'm going be in Peru for nearly a month in July/August. I was there for a while about 5 years ago and had a pretty easy time with booking bus tickets same day. I've been reading other posts and getting a little nervous.

Should I be booking bus trips ahead of time now? Is it still possible to just roll up to the bus stop and get on one and go? Like, if I'm taking a trip from Trujillo to Huaraz, can I just book a ticket to Chimbote and book the ticket the rest of the way to Huaraz right there in…

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We just returned from a month-long trip to South America and our 5 day Inca Trail trek with Wayki was a highlight of the trip. Starting last fall with the excellent communication and patience with our questions, through to the planning and payment, orientation, and - especially - the trek itself, Wayki took great care of us.

In my research last fall I arrived at Wayki because it's an indigenous organization (the owner was a porter, then a guide before starting the business years ago) and has a…

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After spending the last five February vacations in Medellin, I thought I'd maximize my American Airlines miles and try Lima. Yes, I used to like exotic/busy travel (like what I assume Cisco and some kind of circle tour might offer), but I've come to appreciate just sitting and getting to know a city (Medellin is awesome btw).

So I've followed this Peru thread for several months to plan, but all I really see is travelers heading out of Lima asap.... am I gonna hate just basing 10 days in Lima…

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Possible rideshare available, Lima to Cusco. Leaving Lima on 23, 24 or 25 May - flexible. Travelling via Pisco, Ayacucho, Andahuaylas (overnight), Abancay. Some sight seeing possible. Vehicle is a Mitsubishi Montero and driver is experienced, speaks fluent Spanish and has a sat phone etc. We'll register the trip with the relevant embassies. Send personal message to discuss...

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Quinoa

So I really love quinoa....and I know Peru has it in spades with lots of different varieties unavailable in the US. I'm sure that the pricing will be fabulous - unlike the crazy prices we have here. So, to my question: is there a problem bringing back sealed packages? I haven't found anything on the website saying no but just wanted to check and see if anyone had brought any back and had any issue.

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Hi,

The next time I go to Peru, I want to:

  1. Go from Lima to Huaraz and stay for a week,

  2. Complete a circuit trek of the Huayhuash,

  3. Do a circuit trek of Ausangate,

  4. Spend ten days in the jungle near Puerto Maldonado,

  5. Do walk-ups on Misti and Chachani. When I was in Arequipa in 2014 the two walk-ups together would have been a bit less than 200 USD.

Can anyone who has more knowledge of this than I give me a useful ballpark estimate of how much I…