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Questions tagged [peru]

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

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Best way to travel from Peru to Ecuador

I was trying to find a way to travel from Peru to Ecuador around the beginning of March 2019. I will be in Lima and trying to get to Ecuador, doesn't matter exactly where so it could be Guayaquil, ...
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Traveling from Peru to Argentina - where should I buy Pesos?

Recently, the value of the Argentinian Peso relative to other currencies has been somewhat erratic and overall dropped by 25-30% (see chart vs US Dollars and set the range to August - September 2018). ...
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The Choquequirao route during the rainy season

What are the risks of doing the Cachora to Choquerquirao to Machu Picchu hiking path during December? I understand that January and February are the worst concerning rains. My questions is whether ...
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Should I change some money into PEN before going to Peru? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Lima soon. Which way should I get Peruvian Sols (PEN)? Buy some before flying over Withdraw Sols using ATMs in Peru Use a local currency exchange in Peru (and come with USD or ...
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How to take a boat from Iquitos to Santa Rosa/Laticia/Tabatinga?

How to take a boat from Iquitos to Santa Rosa/Laticia/Tabatinga? This is information for those who plan to do the same, as I could not find solid information.
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How to travel across South America? [closed]

As I know, there are no low cost airlines in South America. In Europe or in Asia you fly to another country for relatively low price. What's the most convenient/cheapest options to travel between ...
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Transfer from train station to Cusco airport

Our train gets to Poroy at 7:05 pm and the plane leaves at 8:15. Do we have enough time to make it on time?
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How bad is the rainy season in the Peru highlands?

My wife and I are contemplating a hitchhiking trip to Peru, ideally involving some hiking, in late December/early January. We do not like to plan everything in advance, so we are looking to sleep ...
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Can we book the train ticket separately (via perurail.com) and then expect tour guides to walk us through Machhu Pichhu, upon our arrival?

We are looking to travel to Macchu Picchu around late November, by train. Can we book tickets separately via www.perurail.com and then avail of tour operators to walk us through the ruins?
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What are some reputable, local operators offering day tours to Machhu Picchu from Cusco [closed]

We're travelling to Cusco this November looking to take the day trip offered to Machhu Pichhu. I have read that booking tours on the ground are more reasonable then when booked online. My questions, ...
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Which Nazca line figure is this?

We flew over the Nazca lines last month. I'm currently organizing my pictures and I don't recognize this one: Which figure is this?
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Purpose of stickers copying license plate number?

On every seemingly 'official' taxi and bus in Peru (including vans and minibuses that seem to be owned by local travel agencies) you see copies of the license plate numbers painted on the vehicles; ...
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Does Avianca actually check your residency status if you fly on a residents-only fare in Peru?

When booking flights with Avianca directly, and when arriving via Google Flights, clicking the Purchase conditions link followed by the Full Rule Text brings up this condition: SR.SALES RESTRICT ...
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How many days can I stay in Peru as a tourist? [closed]

Next year I am going to travel to Peru from Spain. I need to know how many days I can stay in this country as a tourist. I have already looked at some websites, but some of them say the maximum is 90 ...
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US B1/B2 visa application refused without “strong” reasons and possible criteria applied [duplicate]

A 47-year-old relative applied for a US B1/B2 visa in Lima, Peru today and completed the DS-160 form specifying the following relevant information: - That she was divorced for more than 10 years now. ...
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Travel to La Rinconada from Puno or Juliaca

Does anybody know some solid information on how to get to La Rinconada from either Puno or Juliaca? I've basically read that you can get buses from the bus terminals from either city but how about ...
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Sources for infrastructure damage due to heavy rains in Peru?

The recent heavy rains in Peru, according to e.g. this 28 March article from The Weather Network have resulted in a lot of infrastructure damage. According to official data, the flooding has ...
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Where can I find a house or apartment or any other residence in Chiclayo(Perú)? [closed]

Hi im trying to find an aparment or house in Chiclayo to rent but the Internet portals aren't too reliable. Anyone knows where I can found a reliable site to check house or aparments? Thank you.
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Luggage storage in Cusco

The current plan is to land in Cusco, then take a bus to Ollantaytambo and stay one night. The next morning, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, then do Machu Pichu the following morning. ...
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Lima to Aguas Calientes in a day. Too much?

We plan to land in Lima (around midnight) with about a three hour layover to go through customs, etc and then fly to Cusco (around 5am next day), then take a taxi to Poroy, then catch the train and ...
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How can I get a Peru long-stay visa?

I plan to go to Peru for 5 months. I'm looking at the tourist visa, but is is only good for 3 months. How can I get a visa that would let me stay for at least 5 months? I'm in Spain.
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How can I travel from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) to Paracas, ICA by public transport?

How can I travel from Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) to Paracas, Ica by public transport when my flight arrives at 14:45? It will be on a Friday if this matters.
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Making stops on the way from Machu Picchu to Cusco

I'll be taking a train from Machu Picchu to Poroy. I was wondering if it is possible to make stops along the way to see some of the sites. Specifically, I would like to go to Moray/Sacred Valley on ...
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Transfer from Cusco airport to train station

My plane lands in Cusco at 6:00am. The available trains to Machu Picchu on Peru Rail leave at 640a, 735a, and 825a from Poroy. I would like to get to Machu Picchu as quickly as possible. Here are my ...
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Is there luggage storage at Poroy train station (Peru)?

Peru Rail says: Is there luggage storage at the stations? Yes. Luggage storage is free at the Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu Stations, from 7 am to 7 pm for all PeruRail passengers. However ...
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Do I need a UK Transit Visa to go back to Peru when I change of Airports in the UK? [duplicate]

I'm from Peru and I'm going to The Netherlands in the beginning of 2017. I fly back on February 28th. My flight is the next: Amsterdam - London Heathrow - London Gatwick - Lima. The time between ...
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Is the Inca trail the only route to arrive at Machu Picchu by foot?

Is the classic Inca trail the only route which arrives at Machu Picchu by foot? I have seen some other organised treks advertised, but they appear to require a bus or train transfer to actually ...
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Does transit in Lima airport requires checking out?

I am in a situation where I booked my flight from Europe to Peru and where I am stuck in the visa process because of a missing document that will apparently still take some time to be ready. I am ...
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Peru Tourist Visa for Indian national in US with F-1 visa

I am a Indian national currently residing in the US with a valid F-1 visa. I am interested in travelling to Peru for a trip. Would I need a tourist visa? Their embassy website does not give a clear ...
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How to get from Tarapoto to Chachapoyas in Peru?

We're going to Chachapoyas, by flying first to Tarapoto. It's a bit unclear how to actually get to Chachapoyas though, as the information seems either dated or unreliable. Rome2Rio mentions Excluciva,...
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Where can I try Andean specialties in Lima?

I'll be in the Peruvian capital soon (Surco neighbourhood to be exact) but won't have time to go to the mountains. From what I understand, cuy (guinea pig) is an Andean and not a coastal specialty, so ...
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Sales and service tax in Perú?

IGV (VAT or IVA in other countries) in Perú is 18%, but Peru Adventure Tours says that ten percent more is added for hotels and restaurants. My receipts suggest that restaurants also charge 18%. Is ...
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Travelling to Latin America to take hallucinogenic drugs: how does one do it safely?

Prompted by this... Thousands of international backpackers are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest to drink ayahuasca tea, a plant mixture made by shamans and taken as part of a ...
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Where I can find a guide in Peru to take me safely to the Jivaro headhunting tribe? [duplicate]

I'm a psychology major and I would love to barter for a shrunken head if I could still come back with my own.
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Can tickets for buses in Perú be purchased online?

I'm traveling to Perú and I want to buy a bus ticket from Arequipa to Nazca. Does there exists a web site where I can get my tickets before arriving to Arequipa?
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I have 4 days before I leave to got to Peru. Typhoid Shot or Pills? [closed]

I had no idea until recently that it is recommended that I have the Typhoid Vaccine. I have a had trouble finding it, but now that I have, I only have 4 days until my trip. If I get it today, will it ...
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How to Pack for 4 Week Trek? [closed]

I apologize if this is too broad, but I am packing for a 4 week trip through South America. We will be trekking in Torres del Paine for 8-10 days and from Cusco to Macchu Picchu over 5 days. In ...
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Child travel consent for Lima, Peru

My wife and son will be traveling to Peru next month and will return in 45 days. They are both Peruvian citizens, my son is a US citizen and wife is a US green card holder. We've read that a single ...
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Visa queries from an Indian planning a Machu Picchu, Peru vacation

I am in US currently and an Indian citizen. What's visa process and is it easy to get one? Do we get multiple entry or single entry visa? Do I need to have itinerary and tickets first before I get ...
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Peru to UK: need round trip ticket?

As a European citizen planing to go to Peru from the UK, I need a round trip ticket even if I don't plan to return at all. With just a one way ticket, I may be required to book a return flight at the ...
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Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado, for jungle adventures in Peru?

We'd like to stay in Peru for about 3 week this September. We're interested in visiting the Amazonian jungles, mostly for the wildlife, I care mostly about seeing monkeys, dolphins and other bigger ...
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Nicknames for dogs in Peru [closed]

While hiking in Peru, a stray dog joined our group for about 2 days. Our guide gave it a nickname, let's pretend it was "Charlie." When we asked about it he said that most animals in their culture had ...
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Which cellphone provider offers cheap internet in Perú?

Which cellphone provider offers cheapest internet in Perú. Cheap in price, good data volume, flat rate as possible.
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Traveling with luggage in Machu Picchu region and avoiding altitude sickness

We have a trip ahead in South America that includes about 4 days in Cusco - Machu Picchu region. The main purpose of this part is obviously to see Machu Picchu, a bit of the Sacred Valley, catch a ...
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When buying fuel in Peru service stations, do you have to give an ID?

Sorry, but not exactly sure where to ask this questions, but if there are any locals from Peru, I thought would try here. Not exactly a travel question, but hoping to use local knowledge. I am ...
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Travelling to Peru, should I include Brazil in my trip? [closed]

I am considering a trip to Peru. There I will visit Cuzco, Iquitos, and of course Lima. I expect to spend 12-14 days there. I am also strongly considering extending my trip up to 20 days or so and ...
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Permits vs Tickets to Machu Picchu

I'm interested in doing the 2-day trek to Machu Picchu. It seems there aren't any more permits available for the Inca Trek -- does this include the shorter, 2-day trek? Also, if I cannot arrange a ...
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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?