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Dear Travelers,
A month ago I posted about airlines and masks, 'mstep' and some others were very helpful. Managed to book 20 flights in SA, so that crap is finished. They were extremely helpful and I was thankful that they took the time.

Additionally, 'mstep' said that I would need to get the Machu Picchu tickets in advance, not the day of or the day before. Does anyone know what process or who to contact to book the tickets??? I couldn't ask at the time because there was so much on my plate…

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Can someone please tell me the quickest way from Guayaquil to Huaraz, I am trying not to stay in Trujillo for the day (if i go from guayaquil to Trujillo). Is there a different route I can take? Is there any other bus companies beside cruz del sur? I was told CIFA or Ormeno does the route but I can not find any of the times online. Been searching online and currently in Montanita and do not think there is any angencies here that can help me with it. Any suggestions be appreciated

Thanks!

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Hey, looking for travel companions! Possibly looking at going to Peru for about 5 weeks from late december to late january. Im looking for a person or people who like to travel simple and roll with the punches. i like to travel light and hope to do some trekking in the quieter parts of the country but im super flexible. Im just looking to hang with like minded people. I usually travel alone but trying something different this time, so who is out there! talk soon, Chris-canada

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Hey,

I have drawn up a rough itinerary for my time in Peru and Bolivia and would massively appreciate any advice. I know it's not a lot of time and I am wondering whether my friends and I are trying to pack too much into 2.5 weeks. The only things we have penciled in on our calendars are the Machu Pichu on the 6th and Uyuni Salt flat tours on the 12th. Everything else can be changed around.

June 1: Arrive in Lima 19:45
June 2: Lima, see the city, etc..
June 3: Lima (overnight bus is 20 hours…

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I just purchased the new Lonely Planet Guidebook to Peru. It was published this month. It is the 9th edition.

The cover shows the back of the head of a traditionally dressed Peruvian woman. It contains 592 pages.

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Hi,
I just arrived in Huaraz, and in a few days I'd like to do the Quilcayhuanca - Cojup trek. I'm looking for trekking partners, like RestlessExplorer in this thread : https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/americas-south-america/peru/looking-for-trekking-mates-for-alternative-to-santa-cruz-trek?page=1

Unfortunately I don't have enough experience to go there by myself and I won't be able to stay long enough to trek with him, so I'm looking for people who want to go there sooner, say from…

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Looking for 2-3 day Ayahuasca retreat in Sacred Valley area. Aware that most of the retreats in this area mostly cater to tourists, so we are looking for a not so fancy place with a more "authentic" vibe, if i can use that word this one time. If we had more time we could of course go to the jungle but unfortunately our timeline only allows us to have this experience in this area, if at all. Thanks in advance.

Also welcoming warnings of places to stay away from.

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If you were going to choose a city to live in, and make a living teaching ESL in, in Peru, for one to two years, which one would you choose?

I like Ayacucho, but I think it would feel very small very quickly. I also like Arequipa. I have only been to eight towns in the south. What about Piura, Chiclayo, or Trujillo? I like cafes, bookstores, nearby places to go hiking and exploring, beaches...thanks.

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Hola!

I (28y, German) would like to do the "Quilcayhuanca - Cojup Trek" (3days/2nights) the weekend of 13-15 May from Huaraz.

The trek is supposed to be much more off the beaten path than well-known Santa Cruz trek and also more challenging going through more rugged terrain and above 5000m (unlike Santa Cruz).
See review I found online:
http://www.thriftydrifter.com/gasping-for-air-on-the-quilcayhuanca-trek-in-huaraz-peru/

But since it not so overrun, I couldn't find any tour groups to join for…

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My son and I will be flying into and out of Lima in early August. We have 7 days between those flights. Is it expecting too much see Cusco/Machu Picchu and have a 3 day tour in Lquitos or Puerto Maldonado? Is the domestic air travel that would be required, reliable enough to make this viable? What would a realistic Cusco leg look like for this?

Thanks