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Peruvian and its Wonders

A month and a bit of exploring all areas of Peru.

by maria’s_travelsAtlasGuru Contributor

South AmericaPeru25 days / July - August 2022

Highs & Lows

Piura, north part of Peru is indeed a desolate paradise!

The altitude can be overbearing especially while in Cusco or highest parts of Peru.

Itinerary Overview

After a 35hr connecting flight with two stops I arrived in Lima. Getting from the airport to the hostel is very easy as there are many taxis outside that are accepting both card and cash (not a large proportion so make sure you ask around). 

With Wayki bus I moved all across the coast hopping on and off the bus which made it very easy and affordable choice to see many places in the country. If buses do not sound appealing then I would say avoid Peru as that is the only way of getting to most cities. 

From Lima to Cusco I managed to see all attractions, stay in 6 different cities and see the different cultures that were in it. 

If the budget allows it and you love secluded beach destinations then definitely try Vichayito. Travelling in a group can make it cheaper as taxis or renting a car is needed to get around. 

I would recommend Peru for anyone looking for a cheaper but also extremely indulging experience in South America. 

  • 20 Nights: Cusco
  • 5 Nights: Máncora District
    Remote beaches and tranquil vibes

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I might had gone a couple of months before to have warmer weather.

  • How was the food?

    Check reviews before going to any restaurants, they’re all extremely accurate.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Do not buy coca leaves, almost all hostels/hotels provide them!

  • Packing tips?

    During July - August there is a mix of both warm and cold weather so I would advice to pack winter and spring clothes with a couple of summery.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Buses were the cheapest and easiest way to go around. It was actually the only way, unless you get a private car, to explore all cities around the Peru coast.

  • Any surprises?

    Buses were far more comfortable than expected. Since most cities are only reachable by bus, they are designed for comfort with extremely reclined seats, food available to buy and toilets inside.

  • Booking details?

    If planning to visit Machu Picchu book at least 1-2 months in advanced as they get booked out very quickly. Using their website is also a smarter way to book as the tickets are way cheaper than any other websites.

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