Planning a trip to Peru? I created this quick and dirty (okay, it’s 25 pages but that’s short for a country guide right?) free guide to Peru after living there for two months whilst working on a research project and traveling a bit in the country during time off. Here’s what’s inside my guide:
Peru Guide Table of Contents
- A Brief Introduction
- My Ideal Itinerary
- Places to Go
- Trekking in Peru
- Trekking FAQs
- A Recommended Trekking Packing List
- Eating in Peru
- What to Pack
- Medications and Health
To view this free guide (as a pdf) just click this link: http://bit.ly/PerubyMishvo
Wow, I loved this guide! I’m not really planning on going to Peru anytime soon, but I was just curious so I went through your guide and it’s so nice! Loved the format and it’s so easy to read. Will definitely check back on it when I get the chance to go to Peru. 🙂
Hi Liz, thank you!
I love the guide! I can’t believe you got to pet a baby capybara– that sounds so beautiful!
From your experience, would you rather visit the Uros Floating Islands/Lake Titicaca, Iquitos, or Manu? From your other posts it sounds like Manu was a bit of a letdown, but wondering if there was enough to consider it worth it or if you would skip it in favor of other sites.
Hey girl! The capybara experience was unforgettable and amazing. Those are some wacky ass animals.
Overall it depends whether you want to see wildlife and jungle or the high altitude altiplano (which has almost zero wildlife since it’s so high up) with interesting “anthropological” features (the floating islands and accompanying culture).
I would say you’re spot on with Manu being a bit of a let down for me…Part of it was I really didn’t like our tour operator and part was that I didn’t feel like we saw anything that special in the jungle, or that the jungle just wasn’t that…jungly? I don’t know though apparently some people see all sorts of jaguars and cool wildlife but *it’s up to chance.*
I’ve never been to Iquitos but I’ve heard good things about it, just that it’s a bit hard to get to.
I think Lake Titicaca is the most unique of the regions you’ve mentioned as it’s the highest altitude lake in the world and the floating islands are really unusual. There’s no need to spend a long time in Puno (a couple days would do) though.