A March 2005 trip
to Peru by dcdc75
Quote: Peru offers the ancient city of Machu Picchu, gorgeous craft markets, stunning cathedrals, and a vibrant, warm community.
Attraction | "Machu Picchu"
Of course, the rail prices are about one third more for foreigners, even in the "backpacker" train, but the fancy tourist train is not really worth the price, as it is not that much different from the backpacker train and the journey is only about 3-4 hours. Rail workers actually went on strike the day we were supposed to depart. This is a common occurrence, so just don't plan to fly back home on the same day!! Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, is a small town at the base of Machu Picchu where you will find affordable lodging, restaurants, and souvenirs.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 18, 2006
Machu Picchu Inca Archaeological Site
Above The Urubamba Valley
Cusco Region, Peru
We did a home stay here (about $5 per night),which we arranged through a nonprofit organisation. Despite its bare-bones level of comfort, proved to be an amazing experience and definitely the highlight of our trip. Bring a dictionary so that you can communicate with the families in Spanish or Quecha. For more information about the home stay, visit their website at andeantravelweb.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2006
28 kilómetros Cusco
Cusco, Peru 00 51
0051 84 273693
Attraction | "Isla Flotantes "
Uros Floating Islands (Islas Flotantes)
Attraction | "Isla Taquille"
This "speedboat" also comes in from the south side of the island of Taquille, which spares you the steep climb of over 500 steps from the usual dock to the center of the island. Totally recommended!!