Hey friends! Looking for advice re: booking a hike up to Machu Picchu in mid-January. I typically travel and book things as I go, but I recently heard that Machu Picchu can book up months in advance. Is this the case mid-Jan, or is this more of a concern during the busier seasons?
Basically: do I need to worry about booking it now, or can I arrive with 3-4 days of buffer and still do the hike?
I'm interested in doing the Santa Cruz trek. I prefer to go on a guided trek starting in Vaqueria and finishing in Cashapampa. I am planning to go to Huaraz, do the trek, and then go to Caraz. Is it best to arrange a guided trek out of Huaraz? In that case, do you leave from Huaraz and start the trek the same day? Is it possible to stay in Yanama and arrange a trek from there? I am planning to spend two nights in Huaraz. Is that enough time to arrange a trek?
My girlfriend and I are from Belgium (30y and 27y) and we would like to do a Ausangate 5D/4N trek in the beginning of October. We’ll arrive in Cusco at the 29th of September. We can start the tour a couple of days later. We are looking for more people to join the trek, so we could split the price.
If anyone's interested, please let us know!
i have some question about money in peru:
Is it possible to use there Prepaid-Cards (with Master-Card-logo) - it means cards at which I paid some credit at home before - esp. from "Reisebank" or other compagnies to get money from ATM in Peru ?
Can I use travellers cheques in Peru ?
We are about to get our train and bus tickets for Peru, and just now we realised that on Inca Rail website it says how credit card, which was used for purchase, must be presented. That got me thinking if the same is maybe also for Movil buses, just as the website is in spanish, it could be that we haven't seen this. Does anybody know what the situation with Movil is?
(Peru rail on the other hand doesn't say anything about possesion of CC)
I personally find this ridiculous, because, just a simple…
hello fellow travelers. i'm trying to find out all i can about walking the train tracks from hydroelectrica to aguas calientes. mainly the distance but i would love to hear any thoughts or personal insight that one might have to offer.kind regards to all.
Hello all - I have posted a couple of times and due to my time constraints and all of the helpful suggestions on here I've come up with the following itinerary:
Day 1 Arrive Lima 9pm
Day 2 Lima -Miraflores airbnb
Day 3 fly from Lima to Cuzco catch taxi to Pisac and stay 2 nights
Day 4 Pisac
Day 5 Pisac - Ollantaytambo stay 2 nights
Day 6 Ollantaytambo
Day 7 Ollantaytambo - Cuzco
Day 8 Cuzco
Day 9 Cuzco - MP via train
Day 10 Cuzco back to Lima to catch flight in morning
Day 11 fly home
Can you please let me know if the itinerary I am thinking (Of course reading a lot of ideas in forums and guide books) make sense or need some modification? Also if possible reply few question.
I will keep posting only the part of itinerary in respective forums, like here will post for Peru Part only.
18-Oct - Arrive Lima and Stay somewhere near Airport (We will arrive evening and no flight it seems for Cusco)
19-Oct - Fly to Cusco and Visit Sacred Valley and stay in Olyantambo
Can people who have done circuit treks in Peru offer estimates on how much I should plan to spend on
-- a 12 day circuit trek of the Cordillera Huayhuash, and,
-- a 5 day circuit of Ausangate?
If I make the arrangements in Huaraz and Cusco, instead of from outside of Peru.
I was in Peru two years ago. I saw that the prices for doing walk-ups to the summits of Misti and Chachani were roughly half the price if you got it together in Arequipa, instead of booking it over the internet…