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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2016, 12:01:49 AM »
Anyone have experience bringing food into Peru.
Salami? Meal Mart meals?
Any options once I am there?
I may be to late in my response but when we went we brought meal mart meals and a couple packages of salami.

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2016, 09:09:57 PM »
Hi,
I am planning an August trip to Peru and would appreciate feedback/advice. This is the rough itinerary so far:

Sunday: NY > Lima -> Cusco  (Don't plan on spending time in Lima. That make sense?)
Monday & Tuesday: Sacred Valley
Wednesday & Thursday: Macchu Picchu. Planning on doing a 2 day/1 night Inca trail.
Friday: Macchu Picchu > Cusco
Shabbos: Cusco
Sunday: Cusco -> Amazon Basin
Monday & Tuesday: Amazon Basin
Wednesday: Cusco > NY

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2016, 09:12:54 PM »
Looks like a nice trip. I agree with the skipping Lima.

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2016, 09:26:26 PM »
Thanks for the reply. Any 'not to miss' sights or activities?
Also - Any hotels to recommend in Cusco for Shabbos? It's gotta be near Chabad

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2016, 02:40:27 PM »
Here is some cool info about Jewish  Cuzco:

http://www.shturem.net/index.php?section=news&id=86231

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2016, 02:49:30 PM »
Thanks for the reply. Any 'not to miss' sights or activities?
Also - Any hotels to recommend in Cusco for Shabbos? It's gotta be near Chabad
We had a great local tour guide in cusco who we found on TripAdvisor. Definitely use him.
Look him up.  I'll try to find his contacts

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2016, 03:16:45 PM »
Thanks. You have a name?

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2017, 07:05:44 PM »
Is it reasonable to day trip from Cuzco or Ollantaytambo to MP in 1 full day, or do you have to spend night before in Ollantaytambo / AC to catch the bus? Also, any leads on how to get a good deal on the train tickets?

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2017, 03:27:37 PM »
Is it reasonable to day trip from Cuzco or Ollantaytambo to MP in 1 full day, or do you have to spend night before in Ollantaytambo / AC to catch the bus? Also, any leads on how to get a good deal on the train tickets?

I've done MP twice and each time leave have left and returned the same day from Cuzco/Urubamba. You can take the first train in the morning or shoot for a ~noon arrival in AC and enter the park at 1pm in order to get 50% off the entrance price to MP.

Not typically any deals for the train tickets that I know of. There are sometimes 2 for 1 tickets out of Ollantaytambo during the middle of the day in off peak seasons.

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2017, 10:27:52 PM »
I've done MP twice and each time leave have left and returned the same day from Cuzco/Urubamba. You can take the first train in the morning or shoot for a ~noon arrival in AC and enter the park at 1pm in order to get 50% off the entrance price to MP.

Not typically any deals for the train tickets that I know of. There are sometimes 2 for 1 tickets out of Ollantaytambo during the middle of the day in off peak seasons.

Thanks for the tips. Heading out in May, not sure if considered peak or off-peak season. Do you have a link to the 50% off deal from 1pm? And is there a chance to be turned away due to the 2,500 limit per day at MP?

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Re: Peru Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2017, 01:31:02 PM »
we did a day trip to MP from Ollan.  The elevation is a lot lower than Cusco so you wont get sick. 
We then went to Cusco afterwards.  We did the Waynu Pichu hike too. Very strenuous.  You need to book it in advance 400 tickets per day.