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Hi all
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
Carolin

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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...

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Quinoa

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.

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Hi,

The next time I go to Peru, I want to:

  1. Go from Lima to Huaraz and stay for a week,

  2. Complete a circuit trek of the Huayhuash,

  3. Do a circuit trek of Ausangate,

  4. Spend ten days in the jungle near Puerto Maldonado,

  5. 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…

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Hello,

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…

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Hi,

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…