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Holy Week difficult to travel in Peru?

Hi all,

We've been planning a trip to Peru starting in late March (first time!) and just realized it falls right on the Holy Week, which from some cursory googling sounds like could become quite painful to find hotels, get buses, etc. without advanced reservations. Although I acknowledge would be neat to see some of the celebrations we usually just wing it in country staying at each place until we're ready to go so I'm wondering if we'd be wiser moving the trip up a few weeks to avoid it since…

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Boat from Iquitos to Equador

Hey Guys ,
Has anyone recently got a boat from Iquitos to Equador or even knows if it can be done? If so how long does it take,, how frequent are the departues and how much does it cost ?
I appricate any information or advice you can give.
Thanks in advance
Lu Lu

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VivaColombia: $200 roundtrip Lima-Bogota

I flew VivaColombia within Colombia when they first entered the market about 2 years ago. As of this month December, they have expanded to a few international locations such as Quito and Lima. On select dates in January and February, for example, Lima-Bogota-Lima flights are going as low as $200 total! Has anyone flown them recently, and especially internationally (beyond just Colombia)?

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trains to Machu Pichu from Cusco

Has anyone found out that the rail lines out of Cusco is now bus and then switch to the train? Has anyone been on this route since it was changed? No trains as it's closed for repair until April. We were looking forward to taking the train all the way in Jan but it seems that isn't going to happen. Any info would be appreciated.
jed

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Itinerary help!

Hi there,

I am going to Peru in May and have been researching quite a bit. I am really torn as to what to do. We only have a short period of time - 12 total days, meaning really about 8 full days if you take out to/from Lima. Of course Machu Picchu is on the agenda. We are an outdoorsy group and would prefer to be a bit more off the beaten path, although we realize that that is not possible with Machu Picchu. We were thinking just a day trip there (well, an overnighter, getting up at the…

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Headed to Peru? Take your GPS!

PeRut is a community-based project to create and freely distribute GPS maps of Perú. Here is an introduction to the Perut GPS project in English:

http://www.perut.org/english.htm

Enjoy!

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Christmas Eve mass in Lima

Hello All:

Not sure if the major celebration there is on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. Either way, any recommendations for a nice place to attend mass (Spanish/Latin/English - language doesn't matter) that is reasonably accessible from Miraflores and in a safe area? (don't know if the large/famous cathedrals are packed to capacity for such a holiday - we are perfectly happy going to a smaller place for a seat and a good experience)

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Huayna Picchu: Can tix still be bought on line?

Hi Peru sages,

We are interested in climbing Huayna Picchu at the end of April 2015 after a 4-day Inca Trail hike. Our travel agency offers the option of buying the HP tickets for us but it seems like at a hefty profit margin ($80). So just wondering if it's still possible to buy them off the Peruvian government website. Thought I read about them not letting individuals buy the tickets anymore---only approved agencies (maybe on the same travel agency site?) but not quite sure if this is true.…

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Inca Trail Tour operator

Hello All,

I came across these two website browsing around, which are offering Inca trail for sub $400. Any experience with them or any idea of why they are so cheap.

http://ecopathtrekperu.com/en

http://www.lokihostel.com/en/travel/tour/classic-inca-trail-machu-picchu

I am planning to zero in on a tour operator for my trip before they ran out of permits. Thanks for help.

-RD

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Lima-Paracas-Nazca-Huacachina-Lima (bus/drive)

Hi,

How does the following sound:
- 3.40am bus from Lima
- 7.20am arrive in Paracas
- Visit Islas Ballestas
- Rent a car
- Drive to Nazca
- Overflight over the Nazca Lines
- Drive back to Paracas, with a stop in Huacachina
- 8pm bus back to Lima

Is this at all feasible in a day? I know it's a stretch, but this is all the time I have before going to Cuzco.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kat