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Hi there. I will be getting into Puno next week. When I get there I will have two nights before I have to be in Juliaca to get on an evening flight. I am unsure of how I will spend my time there, however, I would like to go to the Capachica Peninsula. Is there a dependable way go from the peninsula area to Juliaca? Is it difficult to find a place to stay in Capachica for a night on short notice? Any advice on this or how to spend my time in Puno would be appreciated, Thanks!
Hi there -
I am planning a trip to Peru from Dec 17-Jan 5, and was hoping to check out the main sites - Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Amazon, Lake Titicaca - but am getting nervous that they will be totally rained out during that time. Definitely want to do MP, but should we adjust the rest because of our timing? In mid-late December does it tend to rain all of the time or just for an hour or two? Is it true that Iquitos is the least rainy part of the Amazon to go to at that time of year?
Thanks for any help and alternative suggestions!
Hi, I'm planning an 8 day trip to Manu Nationalpark. Unfortunately, I only got time from November till March, which is the rainy season. I read the statistics with the number of rain days but what does this mean? Are there just a few rain showers or will it be impossible to travel because the trails in the Nationalpark are flooded or muddy? How bad is the rainy season for travelling?
Thanks in advance!
Im just wondering if anyone can help me organise my way to Lquitos.
Im leaving Ecuador tomorrow for Tumbes. From Tumbes ill head to Tarapoto. Is Tarapoto a good place for onward travels to Lquitos? Does anyone have any info on the boats from Tarapoto to Lquitos please?
It would be a great help.
I want to warn you to be VERY careful and look after your luggage at Juliaca airport, especially at CARRY-ON checking area. I put my wallet in a box and passed to a man who was working there at security scanners. I had to wait for a while still I get my wallet back through a security scanner (usually it’s very fast). Later I checked my wallet and realized that my money is stolen… And, of course, there is nobody to whom you could complain…
Please don’t put your wallets from pockets directly into boxes for checking, put them in a bag or somewhere else there they can’t be seen.
When I returned home, I realized that also my CHECK-IN luggage was “checked”, fortunately I didn’t have any valuable things there and the only thing what was stolen was a rain cover for my bag!!!
And I guess I’m not the only tourist who is robbed there. Please be very careful.
I've spent hours reading this string for my trip, Feb. 15-March 1, 2014, solo female, flying into Lima.
I'm taking all your great advice to spend most of my time in Lima-Cusco-MP-Sacred Valley-Muna, rather than trying to "do it all," BUT I really want to see a gorgeous northern beach and those gorgeous Huarez mountains. I turn 50 on Feb. 28 and would like to be on the beach or at MP that day, so:
Do I have time for all this?
What's the prettiest beach?
Should I fly or take a bus?
Can I do Huarez and the beach or should I give up on one?
Which route makes the most sense - Lima to Huarez to beach and back to MP or do MP first then Huarez and beach?
Thank you all for your time; I really appreciate it :)
four weeks in peru begin for my gf and i on 29 dec. we can't wait.
to get around we are mostly using buses, but our final leg before we head home, will be a flight from Piura to Lima on Peruvian Airlines.
we are confused by the 'class' system. can you help?
a kind peruvian propriator of a place we are staying sent us a link which includes classes B, V and E.
When searching online in the UK the first (and chepest) class that appears is M.
Is this a foreigner tax?
i have read some posts that say there are add-ons for foriegners, but others that say peruvian airlines don't charge foriegn tourists exta. confused!
appreciate any help.
I want to prepare medicine from cactus San Pedro according to recipe which gave me shaman in Cordillera Blanca, but only destination, which I will stay is Lima. Please, do you know some market or shop where is possible to buy this cactus?
Thanks for any advice
i haven't been to south america at thinking of going to peru, like macchu picchu, lima and other cities in the countries nearby. the safest way is to take this trip by a notable tour operator, as many says so. but the tour operator is not only very expensive from my country, but it may limit our freedom to explore.
however, could any of you tell me how save is that to travel there, considering public transportation, accommodation, and wandering the city on foot with other 2 or 3 companions? what do i really need to know at first place?
suppose it requires a local tour guide, how and where to contact a trusted source to do that? thanks!
Does anyone know the best way to get to Huarez from guayaquil? Or from cuenca? I love the look of huarez from the photos. Is it a huge trekking spot? Im not into trekking - but im into beautiful views :)
I need to buy a new backpack for my one month trip around Peru and I can't quite figure out how big it should be. Would 65 litres be more than enough? Or should I aim for 70? I'm the kind of person that tends to overpack a little, and I am planning on buying some souvenirs. However, I don't want to be lugging around a massive pack either. I'll be bringing a bunch of t-shirts, a pair of flip flops, a pair of jeans, two pairs of hiking pants, a pair of shorts, underwear/socks, shower towel, a few essential toiletries, a sweater or two, maybe a shirt or two. What do you recommend? What pack size do you normally travel with?
Hello, we would like to visit Machu Picchu on January 8th 2014. I wanted to buy tickets at the official site http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ but apparently it is not possible to buy tickets for January at this moment, and also not for other 2014 dates I checked. Any idea what is the reason and when we should check again?
We will not spend any time in Cuzco previous to our Machu Picchu visit, as we will travel immediately to Ollantaytambo after landing in Cuzco. We will also be travelling elsewhere in S America during December, so it is not certain whether we will be able to get on the internet, and being able to print a ticket may be even much more difficult.
Iv been told you have to reserve a spot to go up to machu picchu. Does anyone know how long ahead you have to do this? Cause i will be backpacking and not know exactly when i will get there. Also does anyone recommend doing the hike up machu picchu and then also hiking up to the higher point above machu picchu.
Hi there, i need to get from cusco to colombia, and wondered what is the easiest and best way to do this, can anyone help me??
I wonder if regular - non-tourist - buses do this trip from Puno to Cusco in the afternoon and how long does it take?
Reason is that we do the whole trip from La Paz to Cusco on one day with just a short stop in Copacabana for lake view. Based on previous homeworks I found out that we might be able to be at approx. 16.00 in Puno when departing in La Paz in the morning and we'd like to take the next direct bus heading to Cusco.
A travel agent told me this might be possible and we might arrive in Cusco at 23.00 (which would be OK) - how reliable is this option, what do you think. Is it possible in general to arrive in Puno at 4pm and then buying a ticket onsite for a bus to Cusco departing lets say at 5pm? Of course we do not expect any touristical comfort here.
I do not find any information on regular busses in the internet, but it seems a possibility - also in rainy s... more »
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