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Trip: Peru

There are [10] stories from my trip: Peru

Peru - Lake Titicaca

PERU | Sunday, 26 May 2013 | Views [1096]

LAKE TITICACA - UROS ISLANDS   The next morning we all jumped into the Puno limousines (bicycle tuktuks) and went down to Lake Titicaca (3800 meters above sea level) to catch our boat to Uros, the floating islands. Amazing! There ... Read more >

Peru - Puno

PERU | Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Views [361]

PUNO  The next morning we caught a 7 hour bus ride to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest fresh water lake in the world at 4000 meters.  We were in one of South America's fantastic buses, with seats more comfortable ... Read more >

Peru - Cuzco - again

PERU | Friday, 24 May 2013 | Views [440]

CUZCO   - AGAIN   We had a free day in Cuzco, to recover from the trek. We were taken to an alpaca shop, where they showed us how to tell the difference between real alpaca products and fake or blended alpaca products. ... Read more >

Peru - Machu Picchu

PERU | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Views [508]

MACHU PICCHU  We checked into our little hotel, then David and I decided to go to the hot springs.  What a welcome relief after freezing nights, sweating days, and sore aching feet.  Interestingly, one could order beer and ... Read more >

Peru - Quarry Trek

PERU | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [534]

QUARRY TREK As I said earlier, we could only put 6 kg into the duffel bag.  I opted to simply wear the T-shirt, long sleeve shirt, fleece and rain jacket.  In the end this was perfect because we kept peeling layers off ... Read more >

Peru - Ollantaytambo

PERU | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [531]

OLLANTAYTAMBO  We finally arrived in Ollantaytambo and checked into the Munay Tika Hotel .  A few of us quickly took off for the Ollantaytambo archeological site.  It was a really good warm up for tomorrow's trek. I don't ... Read more >

Peru - Sacred Valley

PERU | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [348]

SACRED VALLEY   On the way to the Sacred Valley we stopped for a photo opportunity on a ridge overlooking a beautiful valley. There just happened to be a small outdoor market right there. How coincidentally convenient! Then we ... Read more >

Peru - Cuzco

PERU | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [489]

CUZCO The flight into Cuzco is worth telling, by itself.  It is really disconcerting to see mountains above the airplane.  It seemed as if the plane had to weave between the mountains in order to land.  Then the runway was ... Read more >

Peru - Amazon

PERU | Friday, 17 May 2013 | Views [703]

AMAZON The next morning we were on a bus to the airport on our way to Puerto Madonado and the start of our Amazon Jungle stay at Refugio Amazona .  We had about a half hour to repack some essential things into our day packs (flash lights, ... Read more >

Peru - Lima

PERU | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Views [446]

  LIMA I landed in Lima and was picked up by an Intrepid Tour person and taken to the Inka Path Hotel . The next morning, I asked the front desk what I could see quickly, as the tour meeting was that afternoon at 2:00 pm. ... Read more >