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Cusco – Peru

Tours Useful Information to Machu Picchu – Peru Vacations is a program where we know the city of Cusco and surrounding ruins of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu with a walk and traveled to the city of Puno by tourist bus to visit different attractions Travel along the path of the sun, floating Uros Islands, Taquile Island and finally to the city of Arequipa Colca Canyon seeing the last 6 days. Each place has a very different attraction and if you want to spend a short vacation in these places of Peru Tours Peru trip with Machu Picchu.


The visa is not necessary in most countries (check with the Embassy of Peru in your country) tourist visa will allow you 90 days in Peru, can 30-day extensions for up to 3 times, up 180 days (6 months) in Peru. Each extension will cost you about $ 25.00 approximately


English, Spanish grammar book in your language, email addresses, guide book, novels, a coat for cold weather, a raincoat, hiking shoes; sleeping bag, however the latter is also possible to rent it in Peru; water purification tablets (can be bought in pharmacies); knife, flashlight.


Jetlag is caused by disruption of your “body clock” a small group of cells that control the timing of biological functions (circadian rhythms), including when you eat and sleep. The body clock is designed for a regular rhythm of daylight and darkness, which will “sync” when daylight and darkness is experienced in “different” from the usual times in a new time zone. Jetlag symptoms often persist for days while the internal body clock slowly adjusts to the new time zone.

A good remedy, physical and mental, is to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages while “synchronizes your internal clock” (drink lots of water will help prevent dehydration and keep your alertness). There is no quick formula to relieve the symptoms of jetlag, so there are no medicines that can relieve it. It can be overcome with a little awareness of the existence of this phenomenon. As a first step, spend some time outside during the day or staying in a room with windows can help restore the “body clock.” It is also important that your sleep adjustments to the new schedule as soon as possible. When your sleep are adjusted to the new schedule, try to observe and experience the customs of the local: mealtimes, food preferences, recreational activities, and even the way they dress.


The rainy season in Cusco occurs from November through March ends. If students want to do the Inca Trail this season the weather is not a deterrent. During the dry season from April to October, the weather is generally sunny. The temperature is cold at night and hot during the day. It is recommended that students bring rain gear and likewise appropriate clothing to low temperatures at night, even indoors as they do not have heating.


The currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol. At the time of writing USD $ 1.00 is equivalent to S / 3.20. There are some ATMs that accept credit cards and many exchange where you can change travelers checks. There are ATM machines in the Interbank Bank. It is to arrive with American dollars.


The following list gives you some indication of what they want to plan for your stay in Cusco. Taxis: $ 0.75; local transport $ 0.20; a menu in a restaurant $ 2.50; a beer in a nightclub $ 1.75; a cappuccino in a cafe bar $ 0.75; an international call $ 3.00 per minute; laundry service $ 1.00 per kilo; Internet use $ 0.50 / hour.


In general, you have no problem to contact home, either by phone, mail, fax or Internet. Long distance calls cost about $ 3.00 per minute. There are many internet booths in Cusco, the price is $ 0.50.


It is recommended that prior to your trip, pass a medical exam and purchase travel insurance.


Some people experience some discomfort at the height. It is recommended rest for at least a couple of hours before comienzar some activity. The symptoms of altitude sickness or altitude sickness are headache, dizziness, stomach upset and tiredness. These symptoms can be managed by reducing the alcohol but increased fluid intake, especially coca tea, and light meals and getting plenty of rest is recommended.


Watch out for sunburn at high altitude. The ultraviolet rays are extremely strong. The air is also excessively dry at high altitude and you know that if your skin is dry you have to use a moisturizer and Vaseline.


a faster and easier way to travel from Lima to Cusco or vice versa is undoubtedly by plane. Flights are between $ 90.00 and $ 125.00 per ticket and run between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm Most travelers travel to Lima or Cusco by plane.

If you want you can go overland from Lima to Cusco, there are two options. The first route is by Abancay, this route is really beautiful. However, most of the roads are unpaved and this is a bit strong for those who have just arrived to Peru. This whole journey will take approximately 20 hours to get to Cusco. There are many bus companies throughout the year offer you their services, however, the route is dangerous especially considering the rainy season.

The second option is to go first to Arequipa and then to Cusco. The route from Lima to Arequipa is fast; most travel is via the Panamerican highway, along the coast. Buses are fine and depart about every half hour from Lima. Arequipa is a beautiful colonial city, where travelers can consider staying a day before continuing the journey. But if you prefer, there is a direct connection to Cusco that departs between 4:00 and 8:00 pm will start traversing the Andes and arrive in Cusco in the morning between 4:00 and 8:00.


This is a very short program especially for people who do not have much time and you love nature and adventure, also will visit Lake Sandoval is located Tambopata National Reserve and Second day will have several activities and a visit to the island the monkeys.


The tour around the majestic snow or (APU) Ausangate the highest in the Cordillera Vilcanota is superb and demanding, as one of the most important apus of Inca times, this walk takes place above 4600 meters, during all the way, the Ausangate snowed now visited by thousands of tourists, is developed in a spectacular and diverse landscape, geography, geology, erosion, deglaciation, snowy (Mariposa, Callangate, Colquecruz, campaign, etc) typical fauna and flora height, as well as quaint customs of the Peruvian Andes villager may be appreciated and enjoyed, in artisanal capital of Peru in textiles, typical dances ausangate Valley.

With this edition of “The Legacy Quechua” the Institute Raul Porras Barrenechea, Center for Higher Studies and Research of the Peruvian National University of San Marcos, began the publication of the “Complete Works” of the teacher, whose first volumes will be enshrined the vast collection of essays, monographs and scattered in magazines and newspapers of Peru and abroad that Raul Porras own projected gather under the title “Peruvian Inquiries” items.

In compliance with one of its primary purposes, the Institute has reprinted, with its scarce resources or with the support of an institution friend, fundamental books of the author as “Peruvian Historical Sources”, “Writers of Peru”, “History of the limits of Peru “,” the traditional sense in Peruvian literature “,” Myth, tradition and history of Peru, “” Primitive relations of the conquest of Peru “,” Andres Avelino Aramburu, journalist of the national defense “,” A traveler and Cuzco chronicle Diego Trujillo romantic predecessor, Jose Manuel Valdez and Palacios “,” An unprecedented relationship conquest “,” Pizarro “,” Little Anthology of Lima. The river, the bridge and the mall “,” The Peruvian landscape Garcilaso Riva Agüero “,” Anthology of Cuzco “,” Italian Foreign conquest of Peru “,” Outlook and Outlook of Lima “. Likewise, some studies have been published, monographs and anthologies about the teacher: “Porras Barrenechea and history” by Jorge Basadre, “Raul Porras” by René Hooper, “The teacher Raul Porras Barrenechea” by Emilio Vasquez, “Raul Porras Barrenechea, MP “by Carlota Casalino,” Raul Porras, diplomat and internationalist “by Felix Alvarez Brun,” The mark of the writer “by Luis Loayza,” Anthology of Raul Porras “by Jorge Puccinelli.

In parallel with the work they have represented the publications mentioned, the Institute has been collecting the membra disjecta of substantial production of Raul Porras, disseminated in the print media, with which we begin this collection of his “Complete Works”. The series title chosen by the author for these first volumes is “Inquiries Peruvian”; simple title, perhaps modest, like the “Comments” of the Inca, it contains, however, the gist of the story: “inquire or find something discoursing about it.” Grouped by periods essays, articles and monographs, as he did in a selective volume of the “traditions” of Palma and propose regarding the production of Riva omen can reconstruct all the stages of our history and of our letters and discover the deeper meaning of his entire work as an extended meditation on Peru.

Recalling the richness and fertility of the total work of Porras, Jorge Basadre said that “unlike scholars who settle in a period or an area of a period, the vocation of Porras peruanista radiated over all periods of history national. She was not the result of frivolous versatility hesitation or ‘dilettante’ but an expression of fertility, vigor and perseverance to work, of ability to produce and irrevocable and predestined ligamen both difficult and time consuming task that attracted him and subjugated … Unlike those published, still young, highly acclaimed books and then not exceeded, Porras’s work is consolidated, it expands and grows in vigor over the years … “

Volumes “Inquiries Peruvian” which will start at “Opera Omnia” titles include “The legacy Quechua,” “The Hispanic imprint”, “Patriotism, liberalism and civility”, “Pages of criticism and literary history”, ” international and diplomatic pages “,” The city, the landscape, travelers, “” Chronicles, conferences, speeches and parliamentary interventions “. Then follow the organic books Raul Porras to integrate the entire project of the “Complete Works” has assumed a commitment to honor his alma mater, the National University of San Marcos.

Tours Useful Information to Machu Picchu