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If I had had more time and money, I would have been to Bolivia and visited Copacabana, other islands of Titicaca and La Paz, which are near. I would also have spent more time in Cusco and would have been to Huaraz, the place for those who enjoy extreme sports. I have heard many cool stories from people who have been there.

The most important tip is: haggle! When taking a taxi, choosing a package tour, going shopping and eating out. They start with prices for European tourists and then ask how much you want to pay. I did not think the weather would change so suddenly, neither that the sun would be so hot this time of the year (May). I regretted not taking shorts and bathing suits – I did not find these clothes to buy in Peru. I only used my Visa Travel Money card in Lima, in other cities it was only accepted in expensive places; I should have taken dollars. From one state to another I traveled by coach with ORMEÑO and JUSAL, very good. Before traveling I heard terrible things about safety in Peru, but I felt very safe during the whole trip. Of course, I was as careful as I am where I live.

Peruvian kids from Arequipa
Peruvian kids from Arequipa
Lima Accommodation – Loki Hostal, Miraflores. Full of young backpackers from all over the world. There is a community kitchen and a lounge where people hang out and arrange parties and trips. It was the best place to stay, in the city centre. Kontiki Hostal, Miraflores. Very good, but it looks like a hotel, not a hostel. Shopping – do not buy anything in Lima, it is much more expensive.   Cusco Accommodation – Hotel Colony Palace – well located and has a nice garden. Restaurants – Chez Maggy (pizza) and Sabores Del Inca (tourist menu) Tour Agency – El Dorado – I went to Vale Sagrado and Trilha Inca Salcantay with them. I got a great deal by haggling and everything was better than expected. Nightlife – Norton Pub And Mama América , at Plaza de Armas.   PUNO Restaurant – Huanchaco, the Titicaca trout is wonderful.   AREQUIPA Accommodation – Hostal Verona – simple, safe and affordable. Two blocks from Plaza de Armas. Tour agency – Royal Trips – they take you to Canyon Cólca and it was all tranquil. Shopping – this is the place – silver jewelry, handicraft and alpaca wool clothing are very cheap.   Valle Del Colca Accommodation – Yanahuara District – Hostal Casa De Anita – at Plaza de Armas, very cozy.

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Translated by Lúcia Maciel
English teacher

Author ro martins

Advertiser, tourism content generator, Territorios’s creator, photographer and travel guide. From the last 12 years, reports her travel experiences focusing on culture and ecotourism on her award-winning blog (Best Content Travel Blog at FITUR Madrid 2017).


  1. This is wanderfull!!!!


    You really do a grate job girl!

    I wold like to know some more info about it.

    Good idea for this year!!

    Your friend from SF-California.

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