A first look at the trip to Peru in 18 days
TRAVELLERS:On this occasion the "keys" are divided into two exciting trips. Juve and Ruth have not been able to accompany us by having commitments at the beginning of May (a wedding) and have had to advance their dates to make an exciting trip to Morocco since the end of April. A) Yes, Paula and Isaac We go together in search of new adventures.
TRAVEL TIME: It will be of 18 days, counting on day 1 like the one we left from A Coruña, although the arrival is scheduled on the morning of day 2. The same happens on the return, leaving 16 effective days.
TYPE OF TRAVEL: Travel as a couple Custom trip
ITINERARY:It will be updated in the "Travel Journal" section. The experience that will take us along the most traditional route of the country, going down the desert coast, knowing the pre-Inca cultures of the Paracas. Nazcas, ... to start climbing meters (with the fear of altitude sickness included) and reach the world of Uros, Lake Titicaca where the legend tells that “the founders of the Incas arise”, who will guide us to Cuzco, following their origins and arriving at the “navel of the world”, the capital of the Incas and face the entrance to its Sacred Valley and “rediscover” the Lost City, ending in a very particular jungle, the Amazon Rainforest of the Tambopata National Reserve.
MAIN TRANSPORTATION: To go to Peru and enjoy 18 days of travel, there are only 2 ways to do it, by sea with which it would be to go and return and we would still have days left, and the plane, which is the obvious. After the disastrous experiences with Iberia on the trips of Syria 2009 and Munich 2010, we swear not to return with them while we could, but ... it's impossible. Being the Spanish company with more links to the world and having the tempting offers of this winter, they have finally managed to make us fall with an offer ... Coruña - Lima (i / v) for € 601.94 / pers. Irrechazable.
ACCOMMODATIONS:They will be updated in the "Accommodations" section
ID: We always carry it.
PASSPORT: In force
VACCINATION LETTER: In case they ask for Yellow Fever
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Never leave WITHOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE! It is an insignificant amount with respect to what it can cost you "a bad experience without insurance". We have traveled with all types of insurance although now we always travel with IATI after the good experience of the trip to Switzerland. Do not have the slightest doubt that we tell things as they happen to us, we do not want to lose the veracity of our diaries, and it also helps us to travel, so If you need insurance and you are a CHAVETAS reader, now you save 5% by clicking here (THE DISCOUNT APPLIES DIRECTLY AND IT ALREADY APPEARS IN THE PROCESS)
PRACTICAL DATA OF UTILITY:
LANGUAGE: Spanish is the most used language. Quechua is also spoken.
CURRENCY: The currency is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol. As of the date of this article, it is changed to 3.80 PEN for 1 EUR and 2.86 PEN for 1 USD.
CARDS: You can use credit cards without problems.
GUIDE: Again the LONELY PLANET, which for us remains the best
CHAVETAS GUIDE: That is already usual in our trips (MORE DETAILS IN THIS ARTICLE)
PHONE: ROAMING works perfectly with Movistar and Vodafone.
INTERNET: It works between regular and good and in addition most hotels have WIFI.
SECURITY: Except for Lima and some areas of Cuzco, the rest of the trip takes place in quite safe places following the basic precautions.
VACCINES: Mandatory Yellow Fever for the Jungle and recommended Hepatitis A and B as well as Typhoid and Tetanus.
ELECTRICITY: The voltage is 220 V / 60 Hz with mostly flat A / B / C plug (See WORLD PLUGS)
TIME DIFFERENCE: At the time of the trip, the time will be -7 hours compared to Spain
RELIGION: Around 85% of the population is declared Catholic and slightly more than 10% Evángelica.
Travel to Peru: An approximate budget
As we have broken down in the article PREPARING PERU: BUDGET, the final amount of the trip is considered to be quite tight, thanks in large part to those flights at half the price than on other dates (which reach up to € 1200-1300). Thus, a reasonable breakdown could be ...
|FLIGHTS TO CORUÑA - MADRID - LIMA (i / v 601.94 pers with Iberia)||1203,88 €|
|MONDIAL ASSITANCE INSURANCE (€ 70 / pers)||140,00 €|
|VACCINES (Yellow Fever € 17.79 / pers)||35,58 €|
|INTERNAL FLIGHTS (CUZ-PEM-LIM) (€ 131.90 / pers)||263,80 €|
|OTHER INTERNAL TRANSPORTS (Train, Buses, ...)||266,40 €|
|NAZCA FLIGHT (€ 56.10 / pers)||112,20 €|
|SANDOVAL LAKE JUNGLE TOUR (€ 169.65 / pers)||339,30 €|
|MACHU PICCHU (€ 55.40 / pers)||110,80 €|
|VISITS, ENTRIES INPUTS,…||160,00 €|
|ANDEAN CLASSIC HOUSE IN LIMA (2 days / double room)||112,60 €|
|HUACACHINERO HOTEL IN ICA (1 day / double room)||24,60 €|
|ORO VIEJO HOTEL IN NAZCA (shower and toilet / double room)||17,90 €|
|MY GRANDMA'S HOUSE IN AREQUIPA (1 day / double room)||37,85 €|
|COLCA LODGE IN COLCA (1 day / double room)||91,20 €|
|ECO INN IN PUNO (2 days / double room)||79,10 €|
|PRADO INN IN CUZCO (3 days / double room)||159,90 €|
|OLLANTAYTAMBO LODGE EN V. SAGRADO (1 day / double room)||39,70 €|
|INKATERRA PEOPLE IN AGUAS CALIENTES (1 day / double room)||343,80 €|
|OTHERS (Meals, rates, various, waters, ...)||pro, € 00|
|TOTAL TRIP (2 PEOPLE)||4.058,61 €|
|TOTAL BUDGET (PER PERSON)||2.029,31 €|
Now if ... there is almost nothing left ... !! WE'RE GOING TO PERU !!
Isaac and Paula