Machu Picchu here we come, and at a decent backpacker price!!
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February 18th, 2007 – by: spursbackpacker
But to them, Peru is a place they will never even dream about, they aspire for hoildays to Spain or Majorca, Ibiza and Cheap sangria.
We went with a company called Incamerica, and the guy who runs it is a friendly man, who comes from Cuzco, they do all sorts of trips around peru, at decent prices, we only wanted to do the Inka trail and also get a bus ticket to cuzco. The inka trail 4/3 was $280 each and with the first class bus ticket it came to $320 now that was a good deal. My theory was correct, as you dont have to do it at home on the internet. And pay high costs, you can turn up in Peru, and get a good honest deal. The guy even showed us days that were availble to do the trek. The only day which was full up was the 5th March, every other day in March has plenty of room.. for instance on the date we start there are still 295 places left.
But March still has spaces.
Even our Irish mates, Siohon and Murray turned up in Cuzco and got on a trail in under a week. That was last month. So it has been done.
We met all so many ppl in Costa Rica and Nicaragua that told us, "oh i paid $2000 for my trek, we booked it up months and months in advance, you wont be able to do the trail for under $1000, and your prob late just to do it now" those kind words came out the mouth of two very rude girls from Quebec, and so made us think bugger, but i said well lets just see, as i have read other ppls entrys about Lima and Cuzco and heard how you can just turn up and get a deal.
We also met a German Girl who said she cried all the way up the trek, as it was living hell. Hmmmmm thanks for that one, so to make us more fitter we both have decided not to drink any Beer etc til Machu Picchu...
Last night was our last night out, and we certainly made a night of it, did a mini pub crawl down San Ramon, and drunk litro after litro of beer!!! we also downed sangria, and the biggest shots of vodka i have ever seen. Double doubles !!!! and at the end of the night, we had only spent 7quid each.
We are feelin the strain now,my head is fine, but bloody hell, my stomach is twisting around.
So no more beer is a good thing for us.
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