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Hi, me and my girlfriend are thinking of doing 1-day round trip hike to Salkantay pass from Soraypampa, in the first week of July.
We are thinking of hiring a taxi to Soraypampa from Cusco and get there early morning, and start the hike around 8am. Then, slowly make our way up to Salkantay pass, reach there between 12-2pm, and come down back to the taxi at Soraypampa by evening.

This does not seem to be a long hike. 6+ km? And 1000m elevation gain? We understand this is at high altitude and can…

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Can anyone recommend a great tour group to use for Salkantay trek out of Cuzco in July? Any other tips regarding this trip?

I'd also love recs for a tour group in the Amazon jungle departing out of Puerto Maldonado.

Thank you!

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Hello!

I plan to visit MP at the end of september, so i'm thinking on buying the MP+HP(Huayna Picchu) second group 10:00-11:00 am.

The question is what is my time limit at MP and HP? Like, am i allowed to stay in MP until 5:30 PM , with the 2nd group that bought tickets only for MP(12:00-5:30pm). Or i have to go in the MP with the first group that visits from 6:00 am to 12:00pm, and when the time is 10-11am, i go for the hike on HP? OR the 200 persons for HP have a different program? A little…

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Can anyone recommend a tour operator that they've used for paragliding? I will be in the Sacred Valley for about a week and my sons would like to try tandem paragliding. Any suggestions would be great.

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Hey everyone,

My boyfriend and I are booked to do the Salkantay Trek in early August and we are wondering what we should do about footwear. I have a pair of hiking boots, however would really prefer not to bring them. My boyfriend does not have any hiking boots.

With this in mind, we are considering a couple options; either we both hike it in our running shoes (we are both young and reasonably fit), we rent hiking boots in Cusco (have heard this is possible, however worry about the breaking in…

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Hi all!

I'm planning a trip to Peru with a departure in 3 weeks for the month of July. I know this is high season. I'm wondering if flights within Peru such as Lima to Arequipa, Juliaca to Cuzco or Cuzco to Lima will still be available and affordable if I wait to book once I am there. If so, how many days ahead would I need to book? On web or with travel agency? Any airlines to prioritize or avoid?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Claudine

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Hi all!

I'm planning a trip to Peru with a departure in 3 weeks for the month of July. I know this is high season. I'm wondering if tours such as Salkantay, others in Sacred Valley, canyons near Arequipa and the Santa Cruz trek in the Cordillera Blanca will have room if I wait to book when I am in the nearest town (Cuzco, Puno, Huaraz etc.). Are there other treks/tours aside from Inca Trail that require advance booking? Any suggestions on best (and preferably local) tour/trek guide companies…

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Hi. I will travel with my girlfriend from Guayaquil to Peru (Huaraz) next July and would like to ask if someone can help us out with some questions.

1- Is it safe to cross the border at aguas verdes? Lonely planet says it's dodgy.

2- We are thinking of taking the Cruz del Sur bus and would like to avoid night travel. One option would be to get out in Mancora and take a bus the next day to Trujillo and from there to Huaraz. Is there a day bus between Mancora and Trujillo?

3- If not we would…

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I'm looking to travel across South America next year and a few places that have sparked my interest are Chachapoyas and Kuelap.

I've spotted Trujillo and Huanchaco also so want to stop by on the way:

Lima > Trujillo
Trujillo > Huanchaco
Huanchaco > Chachapoyas
Chachapoyas > Kuelap
Back to Lima

From Lima I want to visit the Nazca lines, then head to Cuzco, possibly stopping at Ayacucho on the way.

Above is what makes sense to me from Google maps and some research (all by bus) however I thought…

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First of all, they do not honor their prices stated on the website. Upon inquiring for a reservation, they quote a higher price and require you to pay in full ahead of time.

According to the itinerary provided our first stop would be in Pisac. However, after being picked up, we stopped at a very small market approximately 15 minutes out of town. We were then given 15 minutes to look around, this was an unnecessary stop as it was unscheduled and we had only been on the tour for a short time. We…