Travelling to Peru - Mid September 2006

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1. Posted by jazzkookie (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, i'm planning on a trip to peru around mid sep(I still haven't booked my tickets, and i'm hoping to get on the Inca trail. I hope it's not too late.)
I'm hoping to make it to cuzco, macchu picchu, Lima and maybe a few other places, preferably not too touristy locations. Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated.
I was wondering about the weather in Peru in Sep. Also, some trustworthy travel agencies to check on would also be of great help.
Thank you.

2. Posted by gallegos (Full Member 72 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The Inca trail is already full in September. There are free spots starting on mid October only.

September is a good time to travel weather wise, it's sunny and warm during the day, but cold in the night (close to 0 °C / 32 °F). So bring warm clothing for the night.

Other places you should visit are lake Titicaca and Arequipa. The first one is a huge lake in the border of Peru and Bolivia, the sceneries are beautiful and you can home-stay in an island there. Arequipa is a cool city, great place to chill before fly back home.

Have a safe trip,

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I will visit Cuzco/Machu Pichu at the beginning of october.

I see that the inca trail is full in september, maybe beginning of october as well.

But how about the trains from Cuzco to MP and back, can you buy the ticket a day before or not?


4. Posted by jazzkookie (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks everybody for your replies, suggestions and information. Since the inca trail is going to be full in september and early october. I was thinking that maybe i'll go on a trek that does not require me to get on the inca trail.
One which i read about is the Lares valley trek. I might take something similar(after evaluating any suggestions and more info i can gather) to machu picchu.