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Hi there,

I will be arriving to North Peru from Iquitos. I have to figure out a cheap way to get to the North and the suggestions I was given on LP to visit in the North were Kuelap, Chachapoyas, Cajamarca, Chicalyo, Chan Chan, Trujillo and of course Huaraz.

Huaraz I know I will have to do on its own as its far from the others as it shows on the maps.

But the other places - where would one recommend to set up base and make day / overnight trip to the rest of the places? I thought I could…

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Hello dear travelers,

Would need some piece of your wisdom to help me make up my mind about this trip. Thank you so much for taking time and much appreciated!!

So, I am planning a trip in Peru (traveling on my own) and I have extended time from 10 days to 2 weeks – at which points got tempted to add Chile in with a highlight in Atacama desert (which looks so amazing – been to desert only to Joshua Tree in CA and loved it!! )
However I wouldn’t want to rush and overdo it (and could do Chile…

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I receive a lot of emails about travel "Deals". Just received notification of long weekend trips out of Miami to Cozco and Macxhu Picchu--leave on Friday and return Monday!!

Reminds me of the guy from Denver I met two years ago in Pisec. Flew down on Saturday to go shopping with his wife at Pisec Market and flew back to Denver Sunday evening.

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I hadn't bought a ticket for macchu pichu so took the opportunity when I connected through cusco to Puno to buy from the agent in the baggage claim at the airport - I would advise nobody to do this and wait until you get to the city - all agents charge extra that's what you pay for convenience but the airport agent charged by 80 for a 57 entry fee but even worse told me the bus was 24 each way so charging me double - so I would avoid using them for anything

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Hi,

Long time lurker, first time poster. My boyfriend and I (both 20) are planning on travelling to Southern Peru for 3-4 weeks this December. I have an intermediate level of Spanish, however I have only travelled in Spain solo. (My boyfriend speaks no Spanish nor has he travelled)

I was wondering if it was better to plan it ourselves and do our own thing (mostly along the touristy path not too off track) or just book a guided tour throughout?

Thoughts appreciated! :)

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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!

Thanks in…

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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…