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OK, Peru is much more than this, but how would you resume Peru in an image? Machu Picchu, Peru's icon and probably the best known image of South America.

In Peru you can find Andean landscapes and people with interesting customs, Titicaca lake, a wonderful coast with beaches, natural parks, mysterious lines written for the stars, amazing ruins, humid tropical jungles, the Amazon river, trekking scenaries with snowed mountains and volcanos, colonial past and a very rich history...

My trip

Ufff... too much to see in too little time! I had only 17 days and this is what I did:

Saturday 16: arrival at Lima at 18:30. Pick up arranged and stay at "Hotel España" in the old part of the city.
Sunday 17: leaving for Cuzco early in the morning (5:45), arrival and day to visit the city.
Monday 18: Visit the ruins around Cuzco. Acclimatization to the altitude.
Tuesday 19-Friday 22: Leaving for the Inca Trail hiking: 4 days / 3 nights of hiking along the Sacred Valley, followinf the ancient route used by the Incas to reach Machu Picchu. On friday, a swim in the termal waters of Aguas Calientes and return to Cuzco by train.
Saturday 23: Cuzco-Puno by bus. A first approach to Lake Titicaca.
Sunday 24: Bus to Copacabana in Bolivia, still by the shore of Titicaca, to visit the Sun & Moon islands.
Monday 25: Bus to the aymara ruins of Tiahuanaco, still in Bolivia.
Tuesday 26: return to Puno and from there to Cuzco by train.
Wednesday 27: Plane Cuzco-Lima and from there plane Lima-Iquitos. Arrival to the Peruvian Amazon jungle.
Thursday 28-Saturday 30: Stay at a jungle lodge down the Amazon and trek through the jungle. Return to Lima on Saturday 30.
Sunday 1: Visit to Lima.
Monday 2: Return to Spain.

  • Last visit to Peru: Apr 2005
  • Intro Written May 5, 2005
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  • Jan 6, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    thanks for your overview on peru and for detailing your trip itinerary. im slowly gathering ideas for my trip too. :)

  • Sep 14, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Always ask for the price in advance. Mid-work, the boy may offer you addtional services; then ask "how much is it"? In May 2008 I saw a show shoe shien boy in Miraflores (Lima). He quoted me one sol, and did such a good job, I gave him 2 soles or so.

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    Aug 6, 2007 at 2:46 AM

    Excellent page, got some good tips for my forthcoming trip. Dave

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    Jun 6, 2007 at 3:57 PM

    TANS ceases operations almost 2 years ago.

  • Apr 15, 2007 at 12:54 AM

    Very informative! Gracias

  • Dec 15, 2006 at 5:08 PM

    Great tips, tks a bunch for sharing that with us !!!

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    May 31, 2006 at 12:41 AM

    Como es costumbre , tus páginas nunca nos defraudan. Me ayudarán a preparar mi viaje por Perú Tus bocetos son geniales

  • Shupethang's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 6:55 PM

    Your pages are amazing! I cannot believe how many places you have been. But your Peru page touched me the most considering I just got back from a 14day trip to Iquitos...I want to travel the world, as you have! Congrats!

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    May 5, 2006 at 12:56 PM

    Again, amazing trip to Peru ! But I would go flying over the Nazca lines than trekking the Inca Trails...:) Again, your tips will definitely help me to move around Peru !

  • Grantman's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2006 at 5:15 AM

    Superb photos & art.

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