llamaexpeditions

llamaexpeditions

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    Fine dinning at Aguascalientes Peru

    I love Indio Feliz! over 6 years ago

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    Que buen restaurante me pueden recomendar en Lima Peru

    Hola Erika! Hay muchos! Me gustan Tanta que esta cerca de la Plaza Mayor y Barrunto. Barrunto tiene ceviche increíble. Hay un restaurante en Chorrillos tambien que se llama Sonia's. Pero es difícil encontrar. La cocinera es super famosa...uno de los mas conocidos en todo del Peru. Suerte! over 6 years ago

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    I would love to trek the Machu Pichu but i had been warned it's pretty expensive and the trail is fairly challenging. Any recommendations?

    Hola! I am not sure what you mean by pretty expensive. What were you thinking in terms of budget? I will tell you that it is better to spend a little more. When I hiked the trail last May, I ran into people who had gone with the cheapest option. Their company didn't send enough food for the hikers. They were starving. So, you can only imagine what the guides and porters were going through. Other people had tried to spend less by carrying their own backpacks rather than hiring a porter. I can honestly tell you that as we were hiking up Dead Woman's Pass, they were not having any fun! The trail is fairly challenging. But, it is do-able if you are in reasonably good shape and if you go slow. By go slow, I mean stroll rather than hike. Hiking at altitude is a whole different animal. The people I saw who had a difficult time, were the people who were not in good shape or who insisted on hiking at the same rate they would at sea level. I guess they were afraid of getting left behind. Our guide hiked behind us until we were about 10 minutes away from the agreed upon stopping point. He then sprinted ahead. I hiked with a 74-year old woman. We were the slowest people in the group by far. Yet, there was only a difference of maybe 30 to 40 minutes max between our arrival time and the arrival time of the fastest hikers in our group. Often the difference was more like 10 minutes. I have blogged about the Inca Trail extensively. So you might want to take a look as you weigh your options. My blog is http://blog.llamaexpeditions.com/blog/. Other alternatives to the Inca Trail are the Lares trek and the Salkantay trek. Lares is not as steep and after the first day, Salkantay trends downward. Hope this helps! over 6 years ago