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I didn't find anything about Espinar (Yauri) in the LP and on internet but me and my girlfriend have just traveled around this part of Peru a few days ago. It was amazing and I don't understand why doesn't LP cover this. It's even faster to get to Arequipa from Cusco on this way and much nicer than the normal route. So, here are the details.
ESPINAR/YAURI (3950 m)
Espinar is a department on the Altiplano and the home of the Kana people. The capital is Yauri but most people (even the bus companies) call it as Espinar. The small town (around 30 000 hab.) was established 100 years ago when they discovered and opened the zinc and copper mine, Tintaya. The town has grown fast and become the biggest settlement between Sicuani and Areqipa. Espinar is not a beautiful town and it's very cold at night (from May to July below 0 degrees) but it's the best and only place to stay and great ... more »
I have made the river trips several times from Yurimaguas to Iquitos and then on to Santa Rosa, also from Pucallpa to Iquitos. I usually traveled on the Eduardo boats or on the Henry boats. My question is, has anyone made the trip on the river from Tarapota / Shapaja to Yurimaguas? If so, what kind of boat did you travel on and how long, in time, did the trip take?
In the past I have gotten to Tarapota either by bus or by airplane, then from Tarapota to Yurimaguas by bus or by collectivo. Looking at a map of Peru however, I can see that the river runs very close to Tarapota so I am wondering if I can just catch a boat to Yurimaguas instead of the usual bus or collectivo. Any help or comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
i am thinking of going to machu picu in august, for 2 weeks, is it a good time to go? and how long do i need for a good trek? and any other advice i need to know? what money do i take and how is the weather in that month?
Hello all in the forum, I am currently in Cuzco and will attend the Qeswachaka festival next weekend, from the 7th to the 9th. I will hire a car since I must get back to Cuzco around 2pm. I would like to know if anyone would like to share costs. We would be leaving on the morning of the 7th, Friday, and returning around 11am on sunday.
Hi, I am hoping to get the lunchtime flight and wondred if I could get to Ollanttaytambo on the same day? I don´t want to get ripped off by a taxi and I hear the collectivos only run in the morning? Thanks for any help
I'll be arriving in Iquitos on June 6th and was looking for a travel partner/s to share the cost of hiring a guide in Nauta to go into the Pacaya Samiria reserve. My flight back to Lima is on the 10th so I was planning on being in the reserve for 2-4 days. I'm fluent in Spanish and have experience traveling in Peru. I also don´t know how much guides in Nauta usually charge so if anyone could provide me with this information I´d really appreciate it.
Looking to get from Cusco to pucapalla in a couple of weeks via bus, any recommendations about the best route to take
The length of time and the cost would be very much appreciated.
Hello. My friend and I are planning on spending 2 weeks at the end of November in Peru. We're hoping to spend some time in Lima, then Cusco/Machu Picchu, Puno/Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and then back to Lima. We both like to travel but we must do so on a budget. It sounds like we'll be flying from Lima to Cusco and then from Arequipa to Lima but we may have to take the bus for travel in between. Can anyone recommend good airline and transportation options that are safe yet affordable? That'd be great if you also knew of a time frame and pricing that we can expect? Can anyone also recommend good hostels? We're hoping while we're in the Puno area to do a day tour of Lake Titicaca so if anyone can also recommend tour companies that would be greatly appreciated! I saw there was 1 company that offered kayaking tours and I think that would be pretty neat. We also don't plan on doing the Incan... more »
This will be my 1st time in S. America, although I've done lots of independent travelling (mainly in SE Asia)
Arrive 11 July for 1 month in Peru,
....want to include Inca Trail 4-6 day trek
6 days in Amazon, but don't know which would be better - Iquitos or Manu Biosphere - this will also depend on whether I go next to Ecuador or Bolivia....I guess Manu/Tambopata would make more sense if I then went on to Lake Titicaca & Bolivia.....maybe then fly back to Lima after 2 weeks in Bolivia??
If I went to Iquitos, then I'd need to fly back to Lima before travelling up to Ecuador?
which "exit strategy" would be more practicable?
I'm open to suggestions for the remainder of my time in Peru.....I'm a healthy 60 yo, mainly interested in history, archaeology, landscape photography & painting.....can understand some Spanish, as I'm pretty familiar with Italian language & they ha... more »
Hi guys, a few questions about a quick trip to Lake Titicaca.
When booking a TACA flight in Peru, is there a "foreigner" fee added between Lima and Juliaca, or does that just apply to Cuzco and Puerto Maldonado? I looked pretty closely at the Promo ticket conditions for Lima to Juliaca and didn't see anything, but still wanted to check.
Is there a good way to get from Juliaca airport to Puno city center other than a cab? Any ideas on costs and where to catch a bus or shuttle would be great.
And finally, I'm only going to be there two full day, plus my days in an out. One day will the the full day tour to the islands. Anyone have any good suggestions for the other? I was thinking maybe Sillustani, not sure if I'd want to do it solo or on a tour.
This is my first post – my husband and I are considering an 8 day G Adventures tour of MP and surrounding attractions, recommended by Lonely Planet. Perhaps the question is redundant since LP is endorsing it, but I'd like to hear from any who've experienced this tour or others offered by this group. We are in our 60's, are relatively fit (we like walking, not hiking!) and healthy, and live in Mexico, so we'd be flying in from Mexico City to Lima and probably spending a day or two in that city before the tour. Any suggestions are appreciated.
hi, guys im thinking about having a 30day trip to peru in july, and i wonder if u know some infos..
1) does anyone know how the weather is like in this time of year?? like, i know its not gonna be freezing, but how about the rains??
2) im looking for some jungle experience, maybe sleeping a couple of nights in the forest and even trying ayahuasca
3) has anyone been to huayllay? the famous "rock forest" seems to be one of the best (if no the best) places to do some bouldering in peru! i wonder if there are shops where i can rent crash pads and how touristic is huayllay?
4) a lot is said about cordillera blanca, but how difficult and expensive is it? i was looking for something like 5days trekking
we planned to get a flight from Cuzco to Lima the same day, that our flight leaves from Lima back home.
Is it risky? Are there a lot of delays , cancellations due to weather conditions in June?
We thought of taking the first flight in the morning with Star Peru, leaving our luggage at the airport in Lima and
check out Lima a little bit.
Thanks for the advise!!
The trailblazer guide mentions a lodge at Playa Rosalina on the Choquequiaro trek. I cannot find any info on it or locate anyone who has stayed there and written about it.
Does this lodge exist ?
Based on suggestions from vasenka, polyglot25, trent84, and others in my May posting, below is how I am thinking of spending my 20 days in Peru. Let me know your view. My interests are foods + scenery/photography, Thanks in advance for your help.
day 1-3: Huacachina. It takes 4-5 hours to get there so I have at best 2.5 days there. Will spend one day visiting Ballestas Island. The other day potentially doing Nazca flight or just relax to adjust to Peru's environment. Overnight to Arequipa--believe there is an overnight bus.
Q: I arrived at LIM midnight. What is the earliest bus I can catch to Ica? I'd like to avoid a night in Lima if there is a bus at 3-4 in the morning.
day 4-5: Arequipa. It seems to be an interesting city and also a chance for me to acclimatize.
day 6-7: Colca trek. Should I do 2d1n or 3d2n? Based on tour description from one agency, it se... more »
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