A mountainous country in northwestern South America famous for the Inca Trail including Machu Pichu.

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Are there any available spots left to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in May/June?

I have been trying to find a tour operator for the classic Inca Trail (4 days/3 nights) to Machu Piccu, but have not had any success finding an open spot for one person with any of the tour operators ...
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Visa for Peru for Indian National in Bolivia or Argentina?

I am an Indian travelling to Argentina and Bolivia. Can I get a visa for Peru from the Consulate of Peru at Buenos Aires or La Paz?
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How to get from Cuzco, Peru to El Calafate, Argentina in 1 day (24 hours)?

All flights I see on kayak.com take me through Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina to get to El Calafate, Argentina. But they take more than a day. Is there a quicker way?
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Is 6 weeks long enough to go from Lima, Peru to Buenos Aires?

So I'm thinking about booking an open jaw ticket, landing in Lima and overland going through Bolivia through Brazil to Uquara falls and then fly out from Buenos Aires. It's my first time in Sth ...
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How to buy tickets for Machu Picchu?

I am trying to buy entry tickets from the official website http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ but it never seems to accept my Credit Card. I tried 3 different VISA cards. Is there any other online ...
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How strict are luggage restrictions on the Incarail train to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)?

I found on incarail.com website that: In addition, that large baggage is not permitted on the train service. We recommend that you take the necessary precautions and carry equipment baggage ...
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Can I buy a cheap phone in Peru, that will function in Bolivia and Argentina?

Is there a chance I can buy a cheap phone (and put some money on it) in Peru, so it will work in other countries such as Bolivia and Argentina? I'm not talking about technical issues, but about ...
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Where can I get the required permits for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu?

I've heard that I should buy a permit to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Where can I get them? (I've emailed to mtsobek.com travel agency, but there is no response from them). So if there is no ...
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Is it safe to visit Peru?

I have come by these news recently and now I am wondering how real the threat is. Is there someone who recently came back from Peru, Bolivia or Argentina and can report how the situation is? UPDATE: ...
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How can I get from La Paz, Bolivia to Puno, Peru?

I'm wanting to travel from La Paz, Bolivia to Puno. What's the best way to do that?
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What proof of onward travel, if any, is required when entering Peru?

I'm planning a trip to Peru this summer, but I don't yet know where I'll go after I leave Peru. The US State Department web site says that proof of onward travel is required when entering Peru: ...
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Is the $1 per day visa for Peru real?

I originally planned to be in Peru for less than 60 days (which is the length of the visa given to me) but now I would like to stay longer, for 90 days. After calling the peruvian office they told me ...
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How can I get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Arequipa, Peru?

I'll be making the trip somewhere near the 3rd week of June. How far ahead will I be able to book a flight? I'm ruling out bus trips due to the enormous distance. Also would it be better(cheaper) ...
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Are there flights from the Salar de Uyuni to Arequipa (Peru)?

Are there flights from the Salar de Uyuni to Arequipa (Peru) ? Or any recommended airport nearby Arequipa, you can suggest me ?
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From Puno to La Paz through Lake Titicaca?

What's the easiest way to go from Puno to La Paz through Lake Titicaca? Do you think it is worthy, or should I just get a normal bus ?
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Taxi ride from Lima airport to Miraflores

How much would it cost for a taxi ride from Lima Airport to the Miraflores district? The plane lands after midnight, so, if applicable, there might be a night fare.
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How can I go from Uyuni (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru) directly?

How can I go from Uyuni to Puno directly? Is there a bus? and what's the travel time?
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Do I need a vaccine for the Meningitis to go to Peru?

I'm going to Peru, and maybe Bolivia and Chile in April. I've been suggested to do a Meningitis vaccine. Is it recommended ? I come from Europe.
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Advantages of traveling from Lima to Cusco by bus vs. plane?

Do you think it makes sense to fly rather than travel by bus in terms of time/money? Or perhaps traveling by bus is not that bad? Also, I've been told that landing in Cusco is quite spectacular and I ...
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Peru: Can I reserve the hostels on the same day I arrive in a new city?

I'm planning to have a trip around in Peru and I was wondering if I can just reserve the hostels on the day I arrive in a new city or if I should call them a few days before. I'm traveling in April. ...
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Do I have wifi on the main Peru bus companies, such as Cruz del Sur, Ormeño or Oltursa?

Do I have wireless internet on the main Peru bus companies, such as Cruz del Sur, Ormeño or Oltursa ? That would be nice since my bus trips usually last around 10 hours
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Can I easily reach Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, from Puno, Titicaca lake in Peru?

What are the best connections by bus ? Also, is it safe to cross the border, or am I might going to have some troubles especially traveling by bus in the night ?
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Is it safe to travel by bus in Peru at night?

Do you think it is safe to travel in Peru by bus in the night? Or should I only travel during the day? Actually a few trips are quite long—around 20 hours—so I guess I'm going to travel by night ...
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Machu Picchu in April: to reserve a tour or not to reserve?

I've seen this post about it, but I've dug a little bit more into the topic on the web and some people suggest to reserve in advance, in particular for the main Inca Trail. However others say to wait ...
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Are power supplies with different frequencies an issue for charging my phone?

This question can sound stupid, but better ask then see your device burnt :) I'm going to Peru for a trip, and the power supplies there have the same voltage as where I live (220-230 volts) but ...
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Peru: Should I have a passport expiring at least 6 months later my arrival?

My passport is expiring this summer, however I'm planning to travel to Peru in March/April. Do I need to renew my passport before to leave ? I heard that they admit you only with a passport expiring ...
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Do I need to get a visa before flying for one month holiday to Peru and Bolivia?

Do I need to get a visa before flying to Peru and Bolivia for one month holiday? Or can I just get it once I've landed there ? I'm from Europe (The Netherlands).
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From Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Lima (Peru) by flight?

What are the cheapest/shorter flights from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lima, Peru and viceversa ? The flights I've found stop over at Madrid, and are around 400 euros (Amsterdam to Lima) and 700 ...
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5 weeks in Peru + Bolivia + Chile, is too little time?

I'm planning to travel alone, using buses/trains. I would also like to spend few days every so often on the beach to rest... in both Peru and Chile. Does it sound like a reasonable plan?
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Taking expensive camera gear to a South America trip?

I intend to travel to South America, mainly Chile, Peru and Ecuador, but maybe also Bolivia and Colombia. The thing is, I want to take some decent landscape and animal pictures and therefore consider ...
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Where to exchange US dollars in Peru?

US dollars are very popular currency in Peru. Even salary was paid in USD instead of Peruvian soles (probably because of inflation). What is the best way/place to change dollars to soles?
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Climate in Peru in September

My girlfriend and I want to travel in South America in September, and we were thinking Peru. How is the climate in Peru's interest points this time of year? What will we wear there? And also, if ...
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Do I still have to pay airport fee in Lima?

Six years ago, when I was leaving from Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport, there was airport fee of 30.25 USD. I had to pay this fee even If I already had the ticked (with Iberia, so normal, not ...
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How to recognize fake Peruvian money?

It has happened to me at least twice in Peru, that someone gave me a fake 5 soles coin. Most shop vendors were able to spot this instantly and refused to accept it. How can I recognize a fake/false ...
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Preparing to take a 5 year old on the hike to Machu Picchu

I am planning to take my 5 year old on a trek through Peru. One of the places to visit is Machu Picchu. Given its location above sea level I was wondering how long of an adaptation period we should ...
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Local cuisine in Peru

I am planning to travel to Peru, and one of the things that I do like to do every place I visit is to try out the local dishes like: Cozido das Furnas on Azores. I would like to know what are some of ...
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Vaccinations and medicines for Peru and Ecuador

As in my previous question let me start by stating family and I are planning to travel to Peru and Ecuador, we are planning to also visit the Amazon lodge such as this one. From the US State ...
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Travelling to Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos with kids

My wife and I are planning to go to Peru and Ecuador. And also would like to visit Galapagos while we are there so I have quite a few questions but will start with 2: Is it worth it to bring a 6 ...
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Is it worth visiting the Nazca Lines from the ground if seeing them from a plane is not an option?

The Nazca lines are some very famous geoglyphs in Peru. For example you can see a dog in this picture: Picture from Wikipedia From a plane or a satelitte or something similar, this looks really ...
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Gluten-free eating in Peru

For travellers going to Peru, I imagine from what I've seen there that being gluten-intolerant (or even vegetarian) may be quite difficult. Are there any local foods and meals readily available ...
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Which border crossing should I take between Ecuador and Peru

There are four border crossings between Ecuador and Peru. In order of importance: Huaquillas Macará La Balsa Nuevo Rocafuerte I have heard the main one at Huaquillas can be sketchy or even ...
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Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?

I'm planning on heading to Peru to visit Machu Picchu next year. I heard there are some amazing and beautiful "long way around" treks that take you up and around to Machu Picchu the long way through ...
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Where can I find Up-to-date information about roadblocks and strikes in Peru and Bolivia?

I need to travel from Cusco, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia next month but people in both countries have a habit of blocking roads quite frequently. Every now and then I see news-articles in the regular ...