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Peru Hop Route
DECEMBER 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Peru is the Peruvian New SOL (I will refer to them as P$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = P$3.36. We (my sister Diane, my brother-in-law Jeff, and I) had completed our tour of Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley. And, our tour of Lake Titicaca. We ended up in La Paz, Bolivia. It was, now, time to make our way back to Lima on Peru Hop … PERU HOP: We had already used Peru Hop to get from Cusco to La Paz. We paid US$219 each for […]

La Paz to Lima – Peru Hop – Journey



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DECEMBER 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Peru is the Peruvian New SOL (I will refer to them as P$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = P$3.36. The currency in Bolivia is the Boliviano (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$6.90.  We (my sister Diane, my brother-in-law Jeff, and I) had just completed our tour of Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley. It was time for us to head south to Lake Titicaca. We planned a 3 Island Tour from Puno, Peru and a Day Tour to Isla […]

Lake Titicaca – Peru & Bolivia – Information



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DECEMBER 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Peru is the Peruvian New SOL (I will refer to them as P$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = P$3.38. It is impossible to do Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley cheaply. This experience is going to put a big hole in your pocket. CUSCO: We were using Cusco as our base. OUR ACCOMMODATION: There were 5 of us, so we decided to rent a 3 bedroom apartment: the Departamento Plaza San Pedro. We paid US$60 / night for 8 nights (US$480) plus a US$10 ‘Cleaning Fee’. It […]

Machu Picchu – Peru – And The Sacred Valley



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GENERAL INFORMATION While Peru is very much still on the well-worn “Gringo trail,” it stands alone on the trail in terms of value. Columbia and Ecuador might be a little cheaper, but what separates Peru from their neighbors to the north is the fact that Peru has a cuisine. It has real food that’s actually unique. You go east to Brazil and prices sky-rocket, as they do in Chile to the south. Bolivia to the southeast, doesn’t have the ocean. Peru is the best value on the gringo trail if you want to experience mountains, the beach, great food, and […]

Peru



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SEPTEMBER 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 3 nights in Saraguro in a Double Room (single occupancy) at the Hostal Achik Wasi which was up on a hill about 500 metres from the town centre. I paid US$28 / night. My room was an average size and came with problematic in-room WiFi, wardrobe, cable TV (with no English Speaking channels), and a ‘Warm’ Water Ensuite (you need hot water at this time of year!). The only good thing about this place was the view … … and the […]

Vilcabamba – Ecuador – Information



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AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Ayampe at the Los Orishas. Because I use BOOKING.COM frequently, I got a ‘Genius Discount’ and paid US$17 / night (down from US$20) for a Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, ‘average’ in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite. I paid an extra $4 / night to include Breakfast. It was located 50m from the beach. Ayampe is boring at this time of year. No people, overcast skies, and an ‘average’ beach. It was […]

Montanita – Ecuador – Information