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1. Posted by cosima (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am planning to visit Peru in June, on a budget trip, and I have a long list of topics in which I am in desperate need for help...

Thank you, benevolent travellers who give some hints!

- can I walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu? is it neccesary to take the bus?
- What impressive trails can one trek around Cusco, except for the Inca trail? Are there some shorter and cheaper trails?
- Which train trips in Peru should we take? Huancayo – Huancavelica? Cusco – Agua Calientes? Cusco – Puno? We are looking for something impressive and not too expensive…
- How is the ghost town of Zana – is it worth the detour from Chiclayo to visit?
- Are Nazca lines really awesome to see, without taking a helicopter? Or should we better see something else – such as the Colca Canyon, for example?
- Which towns around the Arequipa – Chiclayo south-north highway are worth a visit, if one is in a hurry? Nazca, Ica, Pisco, Trujillo, or Chiclayo? We cannot see them all…

Thank you - thank you!


2. Posted by yurechavez (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Cosima:
- Yes you can walk from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu, it is not very difficult if you start early in the morning.
- You can take this other cheaper treks: Lares, Salkantay, or Choquequiraw
- The best train rides are: Cusco – Agua Calientes & Cusco – Puno (10 hours)
- In Chiclayo in you do not have much time just visit the museums.
- You must use aircrafts to see the lines, so instead of Nazca, I would rather visit Arequipa & the colca canyon.
- You should visit Chiclayo, Trujillo, Pisco (Ballestas islands), Nazca & Arequipa.
Send an e-mail if you need anything else
Have a wonderful trip¡

3. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Don't fly over the Nazca lines, it's not worth it. You'll just get seasick. Go and see a lecture about them instead, because it's really interesting if you are in Nazca anyway.

You can also go sandboarding on the world's highest sanddune in Nazca, which was a major highlight for me!