South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Help with Peru + Beach - Sept 09

I am planning a two vacation for my husband and I for the first two weeks of September 2009. Our tentative itinerary (nothing booked yet) is 4-5 mights Machu Picchu/Sacred Valley (not doing a trek), 2-3 nights Amazon (either out of Manus or Puerto Maldonado) and 1 night in Lima. After that we'd love to decompress at a beach somewhere that is not totally out of the way to NY, for 4-5 nights. I'm worried about the Carribean and Mexico because of hurricane season. Some options that seem feasible (in terms of flights and weather) are Panama (direct flights to Lima and NY) and Venezuela (stopovers in Bogota).

I would love any input on these beach destinations - or any others we should consider from Peru. We're in our late 20s and we're equally open to a low-key beach town and a swanky resort - as long as there is a great beach! Good scuba diving is also a plus.

Also looking for any recommendations about doing a jungle trip from Manus or Puerto Maldanado - is there a big difference in these two areas? The fancy-ness of the lodge we choose there will probably be inversely related to the price of our beach hotel!

Thanks so much! (I will also post in the Central America forum)

No Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report First Leg of retirement Trip:Peru
  2. 2 Argentina trip over Christmas and New Years
  3. 3 Trip Report 60 Hours in Buenos Aires: Blue Dollar Heaven
  4. 4 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  5. 5 Christmas in Cusco
  6. 6 Trip Report Patagonia Trip Report: Kayaking, Riding and Hiking in the South
  7. 7 Cartagena: enough for 4-6 days?
  8. 8 Where to stay in Rio before a Cruise?
  9. 9 transportation in Brazil
  10. 10 Advice, recommendations and guidance
  11. 11 Trip Report Pisco Dreams; Nine Days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima
  12. 12 Patagonia Chile
  13. 13 Blue dollars in Argentina
  14. 14 Easter Island flight delays?
  15. 15 argentina & brazil
  16. 16 Colombia, Safe Travels from Cartagena to Santa Marta Area
  17. 17 Beware of G Adventures Galapagos tour guides!
  18. 18 A couple days outside of Buenos Aires
  19. 19 Brazilian music
  20. 20 Ecuador 5 to 6 weeks
  21. 21 Trip Report Colombia Trip Report - Very Long
  22. 22 Itinerary Help Peru>Bolivia>Chile>Argentina>Brazil
  23. 23 HELP! Seeking a teaching job down south
  24. 24 The WSJ says it is cheap to eat out in BA - So, what's new????
  25. 25 Worth staying extra night in Buenos Aires, esp Monday night?
View next 25 » Back to the top