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My (entertertaining & illustrated) advice on the best ever Peru itinerary

My (entertertaining & illustrated) advice on the best ever Peru itinerary

Feb 4th, 2015, 10:08 AM
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My (entertertaining & illustrated) advice on the best ever Peru itinerary

A big hello to all jolly forum locals and passers by!

My name's Nastya and I am a (slightly insane) world traveller. Peru's one of my favourite countries and def. one of the best (most adventurious) travel memories. I am honestly truly envious of those of you who are still to experience this *hilarious* place!

I do clearly remember spending quite lot of time trying to plan out the best itinerary in the very short time available (I had mere 12 days overall, which is nothing)- yet these were some of the most adventurous 12 days of my life).

So. The important thing - the itinerary. I did a full circle, solo - Lima (1d) - Paracas/Ica (3d) - Nazca (0.5 d) - Arequipa (0.5d) - Puno (1d) - Cuzco (1.5d) - MP (1.5d) - Sacred Valley (2d) - Lima (1d). And if I was to do it all over again, I'd do exactly the same route / time allocation except for Arequipa which definitely deserves MORE time (and Ica / Paracas maybe less time, but I found a jewel of a hotel / winery there which was an entertainment of itself and a highlight of the tour).

In any case, I've recently started a travel and adventure blog (my little obsession now) - so you can check out the impressions and pictures for yourself here, and hopefully this helps with travel planning:


Cheers all
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Feb 4th, 2015, 03:33 PM
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Nice blog Nastya. Thanks for sharing.
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Feb 5th, 2015, 04:18 AM
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Fabulous Photography. Thanks for sharing. What did you do about your altitude sickness?
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Feb 8th, 2015, 08:56 AM
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Thanks for sharing love your photos and memories, Peru is right near the top of my favorite country, ever!
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Feb 8th, 2015, 09:14 PM
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So, mlgb, do tell, which country is at the top?
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Feb 9th, 2015, 12:08 AM
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LOL...probably Bolivia. Peru is a very very close second.
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Feb 12th, 2015, 02:49 PM
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Good choice! I agree entirely. We have been talking about using Sucre as a base for a while next year.
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Feb 13th, 2015, 02:14 AM
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My plans for Galapagos may be sinking so I may be around for a chunk of May/ June. Who knows, a chance to swap horse tales?
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Mar 3rd, 2015, 12:16 PM
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Great post. Thank you Nastya!
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