iguazu falls, macchu Picchu and patagonia?

Feb 18th, 2015, 10:30 PM
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iguazu falls, macchu Picchu and patagonia?

I Apologize in advance since I know this is all over the place but these are the places we would like to see. I am thinking we need to break these places up into different trips. I am thinking macchu picchu is our biggest must see. I think it is near cusco? What is the quickest way to fly from Seattle to Peru and how do we get to macchu picchu? There are 3 of us. I am turning 30 in 8 days and my parents are in their mid 60s. When is the best time to go to peru? Anything else worth seeing around Peru? Thanks!!
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Feb 19th, 2015, 02:58 PM
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Peru generally has pretty good weather year round. February/March is the heart of the rainy season (right now there are heavy rains in the jungle/selva).

April-May-June are pretty good times to go, you will want to return by mid June when the high season starts, if you can.

You're going to have to connect somewhere. If price is no object I would fly into LAX and then try to get on one the LAN nonstop flights to Lima. They are having an airfare sale now, if you can get a cheap flight from Seattle to LAX that might be the best option.

Otherwise you might find connections through DFW, Miami, or FLL.

Yes, there is a lot to see in Peru as well as South America in General. Invest in a good guidebook or read some of the trip reports here on Fodor's or elsewhere.
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Feb 20th, 2015, 03:45 PM
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The falls might be best included in a separate trip from a Rio to Buenos Aires or one that visited other destinations in Brazil.
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Feb 24th, 2015, 04:44 AM
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The best time to see Iguazu is from October through January. The rainy season can begin as early as 1 February and certainly begins by 1 March. Even at the end of the dry season in January, the falls are unbelievable. I have only seen the Argentine side, but many people report that the Brazilian side is more interesting and less crowded.
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