If you're looking for more independence, check out our van, a Mitsubishi Delica. We are flying back on the 5th of June, so it needs to go before then! We're a German couple and have been travelling around South America for the past 5 months and it's been great! You can find your own spot to sleep wherever you are. http://www.drivetheamericas.com/forums/grab-bargain-now-2500-usd-beg-june-cusco-or-lima-converted-mitsubishi-delica-28l-turbo-diesel
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…
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…
We just returned from a month-long trip to South America and our 5 day Inca Trail trek with Wayki was a highlight of the trip. Starting last fall with the excellent communication and patience with our questions, through to the planning and payment, orientation, and - especially - the trek itself, Wayki took great care of us.
In my research last fall I arrived at Wayki because it's an indigenous organization (the owner was a porter, then a guide before starting the business years ago) and has a…
After spending the last five February vacations in Medellin, I thought I'd maximize my American Airlines miles and try Lima. Yes, I used to like exotic/busy travel (like what I assume Cisco and some kind of circle tour might offer), but I've come to appreciate just sitting and getting to know a city (Medellin is awesome btw).
So I've followed this Peru thread for several months to plan, but all I really see is travelers heading out of Lima asap.... am I gonna hate just basing 10 days in Lima…
Possible rideshare available, Lima to Cusco. Leaving Lima on 23, 24 or 25 May - flexible. Travelling via Pisco, Ayacucho, Andahuaylas (overnight), Abancay. Some sight seeing possible. Vehicle is a Mitsubishi Montero and driver is experienced, speaks fluent Spanish and has a sat phone etc. We'll register the trip with the relevant embassies. Send personal message to discuss...
So I really love quinoa....and I know Peru has it in spades with lots of different varieties unavailable in the US. I'm sure that the pricing will be fabulous - unlike the crazy prices we have here. So, to my question: is there a problem bringing back sealed packages? I haven't found anything on the website saying no but just wanted to check and see if anyone had brought any back and had any issue.
The next time I go to Peru, I want to:
Go from Lima to Huaraz and stay for a week,
Complete a circuit trek of the Huayhuash,
Do a circuit trek of Ausangate,
Spend ten days in the jungle near Puerto Maldonado,
Do walk-ups on Misti and Chachani. When I was in Arequipa in 2014 the two walk-ups together would have been a bit less than 200 USD.
Can anyone who has more knowledge of this than I give me a useful ballpark estimate of how much I…
We are planning a trip to Peru beginning of June.
Here is what we planned, do you think it is realistic?
Day 1 Arrival at Lima flight to Arequipa, arrive at night at Arequipa
Day 2 Arequipa - Visit of the city
Day 3 Bus from Arequipa to Chivay (enjoy the termal baths there)
Day 4 Chivay - Colco Canyon (early to see the condors) - Bus to Puno
Day 5 Puno, visit of the city and of the lake Titicaca and Taquile
Day 6 Bus from Puno to Cuzco with http://www.inkaexpress.com/ to see…
Just looking for some info please. Planning a trip to Machu Picchu this November (classic 4 day trek). After doing lots of research on the internet, I think it's best we book in advance but am a little confused. I can see that I need to book a permit for the site well in advance but was wondering if I could wait until I get to Cusco to book everything else (tour company, porters, etc). So basically if I just book the permit on the government site and wait until I get to Cusco to book…