"Passing Through Lima & Cuzco, headed to Tambopata" Peru by 850prc

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FIRST A COMMENT....MOST OF OUR TRIP TO PERU WAS CONCENTRATED ON THE TAMBOPATA RAINFOREST. PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT MY SPECIFIC TAMBOPATA VT PAGE. Enjoy!

We arrived in Peru, spending the night in Lima on the date of President Alejandro Toledo's inauguration. Needless to say, the city's celebration made sleep difficult.

The next day, we flew through Cuzco, on our way to Puerto Maldonado and our date with the Tambopata rainforest. On the tarmac at Cuzco was President Toledo's personal plane. He was in town to head an Incan consecration ceremony to celebrate his election. President Toledo is the first person of indigenous descent to be elected president of Peru.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly, different, ancient and alive
  • Cons:It's the 3rd world. You have to deal with setbacks
  • In a nutshell:It's a most enjoyable learning experience. GO.
  • Last visit to Peru: Aug 2001
  • Intro Updated Apr 24, 2003
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Comments (4)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2003 at 7:37 PM

    Very welcoming intro! I do hope to go there someday!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2003 at 3:51 PM

    Interesting info on the ownership of the posado. And VT needs more Gilligan's Island references!! I enjoyed this one, Pete!

  • bonio's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2003 at 1:05 PM

    A thrilling place to visit - amazing photos too!

  • besbel's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2003 at 3:47 PM

    Amazing pics, makes me proud of being Peruvian! Maybe you can do also a Tambopata-Madre de Dios page :)

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