Friday, July 30, 2021

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

93 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in South America
March 01 to March 23, 2021

My  125th country visited on my journey beyond # lakbay100 , 93rd solo backpacking trip , 8th country in South America  and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. Peru served also as the 12th country on my  2020-2021 America Pandemic Adventures Filipino Solo Trip , t he new normal of traveling. 

Peru is a country in South America, situated on the western side of that continent, facing the South Pacific Ocean and straddling part of the Andes mountain range that runs the length of South America. Peru is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south. Peru is a country that has a diversity and wealth not common in the world. The main attractions are their archaeological patrimony of pre-Columbian cultures and the hub of the Inca's empire, their gastronomy, their colonial architecture (it has imposing colonial constructions) and their natural resources (a paradise for ecological tourism). The Peruvian economy is healthy and strong with a high level of human development and an upper middle income level. Also, tourism to Peru is growing faster than any other country in South America.
https://wikitravel.org/en/Peru

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PERU
timezone - UTC -0500H capital - Lima language - Spanish currency - Nuevo Sol (PEN)
1. Three-quarters of the world's alpaca population lives in Peru. The national animal is the vicuña, a small camelid similar to the alpaca.
2. The deepest canyon in the world, Cotahuasi Canyon, is also found in Peru. At 11,004 feet deep, it is almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.
3. Correctly pronounced Machu Picchu (mah-choo peeK-choo) means “old mountain”. However, if you pronounce it incorrectly as (mah-choo pee-choo), it means “old p * nis”.
4. Peru has the highest sand dune in the World, Cerro Blanco stands at an impressive height of 1,616 feet tall.
5. The highest navigable lake in the world is in Peru, Lake Titicaca is located at 12,500 feet above sea level.
6. Amazon Rainforest covers two-thirds of Peru.
7. Peru is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
8. Peru has the oldest continuously operating university in the Americas.

23 DAYS SOLO PANDEMIC TRIP IN RAINY PERU ITINERARY

Day 25: Mar. 01, 2021 Mon / Lima Transit 
Day 26: Mar. 02, 2021 Tue / Arequipa 1
Day 27: Mar. 03, 2021 Wed / Arequipa 2
Day 28: Mar. 04, 2021 Thu / Arequipa 3
Day 29: Mar. 05, 2021 Fri / Arequipa 4
Day 30: Mar. 06, 2021 Sat / Cusco 1
Day 31: Mar. 07, 2021 Sun / Cusco 2
Day 32: Mar. 08, 2021 Mon / Cusco 3
Day 33: Mar. 09, 2021 Tue / Cusco 4
Day 34: Mar. 10, 2021 Wed / Cusco 5
Day 35: Mar. 11, 2021 Thu / Cusco 6
Day 36: Mar. 12, 2021 Fri / Lima Transit 
Day 37: Mar. 13, 2021 Sat / Huaraz 1
Day 38: Mar. 14, 2021 Sun / Huaraz 2
Day 39: Mar. 15, 2021 Mon / Huaraz 3
Day 40: Mar. 16, 2021 Tue / Huaraz 4
Day 41: Mar. 17, 2021 Wed / Huaraz 5
Day 42: Mar. 18, 2021 Thu / Huaraz 6
Day 43: Mar. 19, 2021 Fri / Huaraz 7
Day 44: Mar. 20, 2021 Sat / Lima 1
Day 45: Mar. 21, 2021 Sun / Lima 2
Day 46: Mar. 22, 2021 Mon / Lima 3
Day 47: Mar. 23, 2021 Tue / Lima 4
Day 48: Mar. 24, 2021 Wed / Lima 5

GRAND TOTAL: S2,793 + 323 USD / EXCHANGED USD: 810

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

PERU SOLO TRAVEL TIPS DURING PANDEMIC:

Airport Immigration Issues: one of the easiest / fastest / relax airport entry I ever had. In just less than 2 minutes I have my passport already. 

Places Visited: Lima, Arequipa, Cabanaconde, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), Machu Picchu, Huaraz, Huascaran National Park

1. It's practical and convenient to book for Ruta de Salinas in travel agency than doing it DIY.

2. It's cheaper, practical and convenient to book for Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu transportation in travel agency than doing it DIY. 

3. My Machu Picchu DIY budget trip was almost canceled due to sudden transportation strike, some landslides on the main road and derailed train along the trail. 

4. My Santa Cruz DIY hike and some day trips were canceled due to nationwide transportation strike (around 4 days) and continuous rain. 

5. It's cheaper, practical and convenient to book for Laguna Paron, Laguna 69 and Pastoruri Glacier day trip in travel agency than doing it DIY. 

6. As of March 2021, all flight / bus departures originating from Lima going to any domestic / international destination requires negative Covid19 Test within 72 hours validity. Peru has the strictest Covid19 health protocol among the 15 countries I've visited in the American Continent since October 2020.

7. On airport arrival, Peru requires Negative PCR Test within 72 hours validity, health status registration via this link https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/ and mandatory use of medical / N95 mask with face shield.

8. On airport departure, my next destination (Ecuador) requires Negative PCR Test within 72 hours validity. Aptuslab (Unilab) provides Covid19 PCR Test for S230 (64 USD) with 24 hours result (physical passport is always required as identification) and appointment via this link https://aptusperu.com/viajerolatam/.

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru

23 Days Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Peru


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