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A  Christine O'Donnell and 7 others answered · February 07, 2016

Machu Picchu: Can we do Cusco/Machu Pichu in 3 days?

Hi Katia I don't disagree with Katherine - and you don't know how the altitude is going to affect you until you try it! One slightly easier option is that you might go straight through from the airport on arrival to Ollantaytambo​ and stay... See More

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A  Gibbsy SLC and 1 other answered · June 17, 2015

Peru: First timer to Peru, where are the places I can't miss?

Check out Ollantaytambo.  Very cool ruins in Cusco​.  The history of why it was built and the magnitude of the stones are amazing.  I believe that there is the face of the white-bearded-god that is etched into the stone of the canyon.... See More

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A  Christine O'Donnell and 32 others answered · April 23, 2015

Where is the best place in the world to do some soul searching?

Hi Kate, I cannot explain it but one of the most special places I have ever visited where you can spend time is Ollantaytambo​ in the Sacred Valley in Peru​. It is near to Machu Picchu​ - which you can visit, but... See More

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A  Lorraine Moore and 4 others answered · April 19, 2015

Peru: Extra time in Cusco or fit in Arequipa?

Arequipa​ definitely worth a visit with its ashlar buildings-world heritage listed. Good food in the picanterias.From there can do 1 day visit or treks to Colca Canyon​-tours vary in quality so suggest you research before you go to... See More

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A  Christine O'Donnell and 3 others answered · February 05, 2015

Peru: Any recommendations for Peru and Chile in 1 month?

You have two great answers there already. (personally I would forget northern Chile.)  The Only other place I would suggest is Nasca​ to fly over the lines although the town is nothing special and even overnight is too much. If you arrive in Nazca... See More

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A  Lorraine Moore and 14 others answered · December 28, 2014

Peru: Altitude Illnesses in Peru

Negative response to high altitude is an individual physiological one-you won't know till there if it will affect you. Keep hydrated. Don't do too much in the first few days. Drink coca, mint and ginger tea-some of the hotels have large urns of coca tea in the foyer.... See More

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A  Rosa HC Ballack and 7 others answered · November 27, 2014

Cusco: How long would you stay in Cusco -Peru?

You can do one day tours to Maras Moray or Pisco and Ollantaytambo , you can see inca buildings and also shop in Pisco. Nightlife there is good in Cusco, there are lot of places you can go that are near... See More

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A  Rachel Johnson and 6 others answered · October 19, 2014

Machu Picchu: Best way to get to Machu Picchu from San Francisco?

We took a flight from LA to Lima and then a flight from Lima to Cusco.  We traveled around the Sacred Valley before hopping on a train in Ollantaytambo​ that took us to Machu Piccu.  See More

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A  Emily Meets World and 1 other answered · August 21, 2014

Peru: Ancient civilizations in Peru?

Hi Shaina, there is an awesome place right in the middle of Lima called Huaca Pucllana​ and a day trip you can do to Pachacamac​. From there I would probably head out to Cusco​ from where you can organise trips... See More

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A  Alex Jorge and 4 others answered · July 02, 2014

Peru: Two weeks in Peru

Valorie, you are in for a real treat! Two weeks is perfect to visit Peru and I would encourage you to use land transport as much as possible, the "luxury" tourist long distance buses are really good, comfy and excellent value, as well as taking you through incredible... See More

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