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Do you have any suggestions about backpacking n Peru?

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Cusco would be a great place to start, there are many small towns where you can visit many tourist attractions and get a feeling for this country´s rich culture.To visit Cusco will take you quite a few days, its magic will hold you here with such force that will be difficult to leave, but the good news is that you can go from cusco to different places, even across the border to Bolivia, brazil,Chile, Ecuador and be back for some battery recharging.
For some basics on what to bring, lodging prices and other inquiries, feel free to get in touch with me.
Carlos Eduardo.
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Even though Cusco and the south of Peru is really beautyfull and can offer you places and differents options for backpacking. Peru is more than that, and has a wide variety of places like the coast, and the jungle as well, where you can enjoy it. Usually, backpacking can be save, but as any where else, you have to be careful in planing and where you are going to. I´d recommend you not to be cheap with transportation and food. Places to visit, acommodations, shopping and others, you can always have more options, I guess. If you need any specific information about anything else, wich I believe you will, pls contact me directly. Good luck and take care. Paul.
Hi, there are many places to know in Peru, so you need to do a route or more than one route, for example: start in Chiclayo in the north coast, then go in bus to Cajamarca in the Andes, continue to Moyobamba in the high jungle then, go to Yurimaguas in the low jungle and take a ship to travel in the Marañon river and Amazon river to Iquitos, and start another route to Lima: Iquitos-Pucallpa-San Ramon-Huancayo-Tarma-Lima. And in every route yo can find to know: arqueologycal places, gastronomy, traditional parties, ecological tours, beaches, colonial cities, etc, etc

So yo must to get information about the acommodations, transport, to get safe and cheap services. You can get a travell guide, I recommend the Lonely Planet guide Peru, its very useful for backpaking.

Good luck, and enjoy Peru
If you go backpacking the "gringo trail" (southern region of Peru from Lima to Cusco through Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno). Try to get to community based tourism homestays. Very nice.
If you have time a great star could be northern Peru after you can go by bus to all over Peru,

good luck !

Jose Antonio
There is an old tradition of backpacking in Peru. In fact until the 90s, most tourism was backpackers. My suggestion is when you land to go straight to a backpackers' hostal like Loki or Flying Dog --both of those have hostals in Lima, Cusco and a few other places and check out their bulletin board and/or talk to fellow backpackers. The South American Explorers Club is also a great resource. Well worth suscribing to for the duration of your trip. Good luck.
Bacpacking give the opportunity to go to any place you want even those far away from touristic places, and Peru give you up this oportunity. Wonderful places along all the country are waiting, few visit ruins and natural wonders are waiting, but you must take care. Do not be too confident with people who offer you guiding to interesting places. First, contact authorities once you arrive to those places out of the touristic routes. Ask police about the best way to go to your chosen places.
Bacpacking in Peru is an unforgettable experience, enjoy it

If you are only thinking in the usual touristics routes, those are safe enaugh places like Cuzco and Arequipa.
Get lots of fun, sun and pisco, enjoy youre trip, but be smart remember you are in south amrica
There are many good suggestions, the only thing I think I'd add to all of them is to try to find a local from the place, it's quite difficult to explain u by here all that u need, so feel free to contact any of us, and decide by urself who's the best option for u!
dot do it. get a tour operator and feel safe.
Huaraz
You can go backpacking the entire country. Read Ray Jardine's guide for lightweight hiking: Beyond Backpacking. The best advice for backpacking anywhere.
IF YOU ARRIVE VIA AIRPORT TAKE A OFICIAL TAXI INSIDE THE AIRPORT IF NOT ALWAYS WATCH YOUR THINGS APART FROM THAT IS OK.
MIRAFLORES IS THE PLACE(DISTRICT) WERE YOU CAN FIND BACKPACKERS HOSTELS.
TRAVELLLING BY BUS DO IT ON DAY TIME PREFERENTLY , BUT A NIGHT BUS FROM NAZCA TO AREQUIPA ARE OK THE SAME TO MANCORA
USE CRUZ DEL SUR,ORMEÑO,TEPSA AND OLTURSA. SOYUS FOR DAY TRIPS.
ENJOY PERU IS AMAZING
Ive done Huaraz back packing and ints incredible. Try some existencial tour.. not only the "famous" places... people is gentle. Also...all the coast from the beautifull beaches in the north, to the impressive and historic desert of ICA, are a good options too.
Ive done Huaraz back packing and ints incredible. Try some existencial tour.. not only the "famous" places... people is gentle. Also...all the coast from the beautifull beaches in the north, to the impressive and historic desert of ICA, are a good options too.
First do not backpack alone - you are making yourself a target of the typical crime that occurs in all developing country - do not take cheap bus conections for overland travel - there are lots of bus accidents with this cheap services - do not save too much money in accomodation and food as hygienic condtions will also be low in such places and dont expect great nature experiences if you go for the cheapest nature tours

In case you are interested in marine nature (dolphins, whales, penguins, sea lions) its better to do a marine tour near Lima in Pucusana then in the cheap masstourism location of Ballestas Islands / Paracas - try
Not sure what you mean by backpacking. If you mean traveling cheaply and in a relaxed way, I would advise skipping the backpack. You will find that you get better treated if you carry a carry-on and wear decent clothes rather than stick to the "mochillero" image.
Also be aware that hitchiking does not work in Peru. But public transportation are cheap. Good luck.
In Lima

Che Lagarto
121 Pasaje Schell, 3rd Floor, Miraflores city centre
Lima
Tel : 5114470588
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Colibri Youth Hostel
Calle General Belisario Suarez 543
Lima
Tel : 0051-1-44 0954
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The Shark Hostel
Coronel Inclan 399
Lima
Tel : +511-4475792
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Flying Dog Hostel
Martir Olaya 280 Diez caseco 117
Lima
Tel : +511 4456745
Fax : +511 4452376
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Las Brisas Guests House
Av. Alejandro Bertello 686
Lima
Tel : 00511 3377038
Fax : 00511 2616484
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San Martin Hostel
Av. Nicolas de Pierola 882
Lima
Tel : 511-4564144
Fax : 511-5650016
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The Point Hostels Peru
Malecon Junin 300 Barranco
Lima
Tel : +5112477997
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In Arequipa

Auberge Arequipa
Malaga Grenet, 314 Umacollo
Arequipa
Tel : 051-54-27-19-05
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In Cuzco

Manu Backpackers
Procuradores street 351, Ofc 100
2nd floor
Cusco
Tel : 0051 84 782184
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Sumac Wasi
Procuradores 366
Cusco
Tel : 51 84 240664
Fax : 51 84 240664
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Pirwa Backpackers Cusco
Carmen Alto # 283 - Barrio de San Blas
Cusco
Tel : 5184244315
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Pirwa Hostels Backpakers
San Francisco Square # 360 to 2 blocks form main square of the Cusco.
Cusco
Tel : 5184244315
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