My question is this - I gather you can stay in Peru without a Visa for up to 6 months. After your 6 months are up, how long do you have to be out of the country for before you can return for the same again?
Also, do you need to have an onward ticket when you arrive?
My partner and I are heading to South America for our honeymoon next year, and really want to do the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.
Just wondering if anyone can recommend reliable tour companies to do this trek with? Cost isn't really an issue. All the reviews I can see are from a couple of years ago, so I'm looking for something more recent.
Has anyone used Salkantay Trekking? Their website is great, but I can't find any reviews.
Thanks so much in advance for your help!
Like others, I'm looking to get some advice on my plans for the 12 days my girlfriend and I have in Cuzco. A little background, we are avid hikers with our own equipment and have experience with multiday backpacking in the Yosemite and Lost coast in California, Tour du Mont Blanc and Walkers Haute Route in the European Alps, O circuit in Torres Del Paine, and our local area.
Our main goal for our time is to do the Ausangate Circuit and of course to see Machu Picchu. I would like to…
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…
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…
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.
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
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! :)
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!
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…