Peru on the cheap... - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > South America

South America Bossa Nova, the Amazon rain forest, Machu-Pichu, Incas, Grazie Jiu-Jitsu, salsa dancing, exotic women...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Narrowing it down, but does anyone know of a less expensive tour along the Inca Trail to MP? (Sorry, Mike, I gotta go before you


Time frame is early April. LFB, I'm looking at you!
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 11:54 AM   #2
TPunk Emeritus
 
worldwidemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 3,405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I hereby rescind all nice things I ever said about you...


I'll check and see if I can find anything. Didn't Lost Farm Boy do a relatively cheap version...?

worldwidemike
__________________
Check out my travel web page at:
Worldwidemike.com
"Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the places that take our breath away..."
worldwidemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 10:26 PM   #3
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Think so, Mike. So far the airfare is within the budget, and Machu Pichu is as well with the one place i've researched...

This isn't gonna be the extreme cheap-o Costa Rica adventure (8 Days, $500... ) but I don't have the limitless funds to burn, either. I'm really just fishing for ideas. Now if I can work Nazca in, I'll be really pumped. But this is gonna be the most I can crammed into 7-8 days.
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
Members
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Medellín, Colombia
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to juanduu
Default

walk along the railroad, its funny
__________________

We have to build a history worthy of proud, a full-colored humanity, a nature still exuberant, a capability to watch the western civilization in its context and from the shore, not thinking we are superior to anyone. We are more creative than disciplined, more recursive than submissive, we are diverse and spontaneous, and that gives us a great advantage in a future that seems fecund for creativity over the sole physical or mechanical activity.
Our North is the South. SouthAmerica standing and united!
William Ospina
juanduu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 08:36 AM   #5
TPunk Emeritus
 
worldwidemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 3,405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

All right, Joker my friend, I went to the library and got the LP guidebook on Peru. It has a great section of the Inca Trail. I also found this website that lists licensed tour operators:

Inca Trail Operators

Here's the site of one LP recommends (with a cool name!):

United Mice

Looks like the price is going to be in the $375-$400 range, from checking a few. You stilll up for it?

Oh, and the guidebook says the best time to go is the May-September dry season. "At other times, trails have a tendency to turn into muddly slogs, and views disappear under a blanket of clouds." (LP) If you can change your month from April, I'd possibly be game. And the first website I listed said December and January are great months. I imagine January (if its possible to travel on such short notice, funds and time off wise) could be a cheap time, airfare wise, too....

Let me know, buddy!

worldwidemike



__________________
Check out my travel web page at:
Worldwidemike.com
"Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the places that take our breath away..."
worldwidemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peru Peru PERU! psypher South America 3 07-21-2005 08:16 PM
Peru JRex98 South America Hostels Bad Review 1 07-08-2004 07:01 AM
Peru JRex98 South America 7 06-20-2004 09:54 AM
Peru Posie Traveling Alone or Family Travel 6 06-01-2004 01:55 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:06 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121