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Hello I'm Grace from USA too, I'm a friend of Marie who asked some questions about your country, I have some extra questions. What's...

...better to take a tour or to go by ourself??

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City: Lima

Department: Lima

Country: Peru

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In my experience I would say that the best way to safe money is going by yourself and maybe ask a local to teach you the place, because taking a tour by an agency would be so expensive in tme most part of the cases and you have to follow an schedulle and you wont have a oppotunity to improvise.
if u are an adventure girl u have to go by yourself, many people says that lima is dangerous but is not true, u just have to be careful like in any city of 8 million people
If you're young and dynamic, I strongly recommend you to go by yourself. If you have some friends here, it's a big point. A tour costs an amount that you would rather save and eventually you will be going alone.
When you are visiting a country unless you know someone or have been there before it's better by yourself.
I would recommend a tour. Condor Travel has very good packages.Enjoy your visit and let me know how it went.
if you speak spanish come by your self . if you speak english italian french or portuguese com with us website or just call me
it depents if you go to lima by yourself and you don´t speak spanish is better you take a tour, i will give you good proces e mail me
it depents if you go to lima by yourself and you don´t speak spanish is better you take a tour, i will give you good proces e mail me
dependes..like they all say, if u come alone , take a tour , if ur adventure go by urself, anyways, u can contact me if u decide to come by ur self, i will help u anyways!;)
Definitely, GO BY YOURSELF!!! If you have the info in advance, you'd travel with no problems and it's safe travel along my country and it's more fascinating doing it like this. In tours you have to follow schedules and the time it's limited..NO WAY! GO BY YOURSELF IS A "MUST"
Good luck!
people here would seggest you to take a tour, because lot's of travel agencies are here...
Definitely, GO BY YOURSELF!!!
People here would suggest you to take a tour, because lot's of travel agencies write for LOCALYTE...
If you have the info in advance, you'd travel with no problems and it's safe travel along my country and it's more fascinating doing it like this. In tours you have to follow schedules and the time it's limited..NO WAY! GO BY YOURSELF IS A "MUST"
Good luck!
well if you go by your self you know he places but you don´t know the history of the place. although the people of the place where you go also can help you with that.
Tourists usually have a guide ( like FOOTPRINT OR LONELY PLANET) where explains very well about the places and even the political situation of our country!! If not info on the internet.
Hi! if u want to save some money I would say "go by yourself".. but if you come from so far away (well not soooo far away! XD) and u want to learn and discover this country I would recommend you a tour, with good guides who can explain u 'bout the city, the history, etc.. Maybe are some $$ more but u can come back to home and know that you enjoy and learn something. I always travel by my own.. but sometimes is good idea take a city tour or something like that.. I don't have a company or work in tourism but I can give u this advise like a tourist too (I love to travel) good luck!!!!
i think its better to go by yourself, you spend less and you can also get to know the city even better and you are not in a hurry. but u gotta be careful to where you go. the public transport is cheap and food also, besides there are good backpackers hotels on the districts of miraflores and barranco where u can stay, and those are very safe neighbourhoods.
The best option is to organize the trip tailor made to suit your needs, time and budget.
We do organize such trips.
Just contact me: Anibal Phone: (51)(1) 433 7981
email
I think the best is a mix of both options. Come by yourself and from time to time take small tours here and there or meet nice locals and go with them if they have something nice to propose you. Lake titicaca is better if you go by your self, sleeping homestay in indigenous communities in Taquile, Llachón, Amantani or Anapia. It is very easy and safe to travel on your own in Peru nowadays.
It depends of your age and interests I recommend to go by yourself with a good guide a good person too so together make an interesting and schedule
Hi Grace, I recomend to take a package all include, for example CUSCO, you need transfers, hoteles, tickets for train, entrance to Macchu Picchu... I have a travel agency in Miraflores ( Lima Peru), I can send you some option . My can contact to me : email My name is Lesly, will be a pleasure to help you.
depends on the time you have!
going by yourself is a lot of fun! going with a tour allows you to spare time!
As Antoine says, a mix of both is probably the best, but take the time to choose the best/more convenient operator for you.
I organize trips to Choquequirao, an excellent alternative to overcrowded Machu Picchu. visit my page: website
I would be happy to give you all information needed, even if you don't take any of my tours!
Travelling by yourself is the best way to save money but you must be careful to go only safe places, you can not go to places out of touristic routes.

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dear Grace, honestly, if you can spare some time to contact locals as myself,probably you can organize a really tailored tour,fitting all your personal interests; on the other hand, if you just want to forget about everything and have someone taking care even of carrying your luggage around, an organized tour will be much better, personally I've found tha later good for a first visit, but there's never one that suits someone perfectly as when made by oneself
Mostly, it depends of how much time you have. If you have all the time in the world, and you want to soak in the culture of a place, go by yourself and get your information from locals and fellow travelers. On the other hand, if you only have a couple of weeks, then you will need someone to help arrange your trip. Check out website and website and get in touch if you want. Good luck,
The best .... go to your point of destination and then take any tour you want by yourself, you can choose the tour that you want or even to do it by your own then you can take the time that you want to be there and the money that you want to expend at your arrival always ask one, two or more people suggestions, advises, about your tour and then chose the one that you like the best. have fun!! and enjoy Peru!!
well safety is first so i recomend you take a tour and it would be more fun and confortable.
It's a lot better to go by yourself, you'll enjoy more and save money too. Before traveling, find out on the net about the places to know.
i've never searched for a tour guide....but u r gonna need one here, anyway, dont hire any kind of travel agency in ur country, they´re gonna charge u with a lot of money..just get here and ask somebody u know or get the help of a tour agency,but be careful, they´re always looking for extra money,so ask different agencies or ask a friend here
Deffo the best is going by yourself because you could manage your time, go to the places that you are really interested, practise the language, etc. Or have a tour with a local could be so good too.
Hi. Come to Peru and visit all the places by urself. Sometimes, take a tour. But, be free walking by Miraflores, downtown and other ebautiful places in Lima... and when u come to Cusco, visit Sacsayhuaman and Machupicchu, by urself, then u can take more time to be inthose places... if u come to cusco, contact me ;) Enjoy this marvelous country

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