Reality check for 8 day trip to Peru in May

Apr 27th, 2015, 08:24 AM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 18,068
All Ways in Puno

www.titicacaperu.com

I had tried to get in a number of hotels which were full, and found Qelqatani on booking.com Basic but serviceable, nice staff.

There is now a Terra Viva there if that one has room as well as some pricey lakeside hotels.
mlgb is offline  
Apr 28th, 2015, 11:15 AM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,435
kay2--

Good to see you decided to stay a day in Lima to see a museum.

Hate to disagree with mlgb on archaeology museums, but I recommend the Nacional Archaeological and Anthropological for history and culture over the Larco Herrera. The Nacional seemed to me to be laid out more for learning about the history of Peru than for showing off the artifacts. Once you see all that Peru has to offer, you'll want to go back for a longer stay.

However, if you get an early start, and don't like the Nacional, you can walk to the Larco which is only blocks away.
dwdvagamundo is offline  
Apr 28th, 2015, 11:25 AM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 18,068
I don't recommend Larco for history and culture. I just like it better all around as a museum.

But they are near each other as you said, see both if you can, but for just one I would say Larco.
mlgb is offline  
Apr 30th, 2015, 06:06 AM
  #24  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,734
We have booked Friends Hostel in Lima near the Nacional with the itention of walking there for our morning after arrival. If we do not like, we will procedd to Larco. We also have the half day when we return that we can see the Larco. We really haven't decided what we will do on the half day on return when waiting for our 1am flight home. I think we will plan the alternatives (Larco, city center, coast) and decide once we are there depending on how the rest of the trip has gone and what interests us by then.

We are in communication with AllWays about their day tour to Uros and remote side of Taquile. Just pinning down if they will also provide our transfers or if we are just booking the day tour with them.

We are going with pricier hotels in Cusco and Puno--paying US$100+ per night verus $50 for simple hostels and hotels in the smaller towns. It will be the end of our trip and I think we will appreciate a larger room, 100% nonsmoking, and some extras like lounging looking at the lake rather than the noise of town center. We are really outdoors and small town folks, so being in the center appeals to us if we are walking to see the sights, but not if the destination is the lake.
Kay2 is offline  
Apr 30th, 2015, 09:38 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,435
A couple of suggestions for last day in Lima:

Barranco, a colonial/entertainment/Oceanside town.
Callao--there may be safety issues in Callao, but there is a Spanish fortress there that is very well preserved and very interesting. Spent a wonderful day there, visiting the fort and then sitting along the esplanade watching fishermen working their nets from their boats. Callao harbor is near the airport, and Barranco is not that long a cab ride.
dwdvagamundo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bretonjustin
South America
3
May 5th, 2017 09:31 AM
SShprints
South America
5
Jun 20th, 2013 04:18 PM
jbotraveler
South America
7
May 19th, 2011 05:01 AM
v_sapi
South America
9
Jan 12th, 2011 04:17 AM
jaxtraveler
Mexico & Central America
15
Sep 28th, 2008 12:17 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:48 AM.