Travelling around Peru
Travelling around Peru Reviews
Traveling around Peru Jan 28, 2009
Peru might be a not big country, but it has so many places to visit. Each one different from the other. It's not possible to compare the coast, with the highlands or with the rainforest. It will be amazing if you can see them all. But traveling inside the country might not be the easiest thing to do.
Just a few possibilities, about how to do it:
By plane: if you have money but no time. This will be the best way to do it. There are some places the only way to arrive is by air. I just have to say, we don't have budget airlines here. So the airtickets might not be cheap :( But time and beautiful places are priceless.
The main airline here is: Lan. www.lan.com.pe
By bus: there are a lot of companies. But not all of them are safe, so you have to be careful when you choose one of them. Maybe you will pay a bit more, but safety has no price. Looking to a map, you might see that two places aren't far from each other, but the bus might have to surround mountains, so it might be a long drive. In Lima there is no central station, but the other cities have central stations. In the other hand you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries :)
My favorite bus is: www.cruzdelsur.com.pe It might be one of the most expensive, but it's safe and has a good service. Specially if you are taking a night bus and/or a long drive.
By train: it's a shame, but there are no many possibilities of driving by train in Peru. Of course there's the train in Machu Picchu. If you have time it's a good choice taking the train from Cusco to Puno, but it takes the longest time. Anyway driving with train can be expensive and luxurious, but there also different fees. There is a train between Lima and Huancayo, but it just works in special dates. More of the trains in Peru are just for the mining.
By car: I haven't even thought about the possibility of renting a car in Peru, mmm. Well, you won't have to buy an insurance - at least by law. But I wouldn't recommend to drive a car. It might be more comfortable, to drive your own car, but some roads are not so good.
If you need further info about the subject, do not hesitate in contacting me.
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