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suggestions what to do

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suggestions what to do

hi all,

so i'm going to south america for one months. we are getting a return flight to lima. my route is lima-huacachina-lima-urubamba-cusco-macchu picchu- cusco- puno-lake titicaca-puno- la paz - uyuni. we have about a week and a half left after that, and not sure what to do. we want to travel just peru and bolivia. any suggestions as to what to do for that time, it would be greatly appreciated!


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Hi Sue,

If there's some flexibility to the itinerary you've created, I suggest staying at a jungle lodge in the Peruvian Amazon region near Puerto Maldonado. Flying first to Puerto Maldonado from Lima and then tackling the higher altitudes near Cusco would be a good idea. It's about a 45-minute flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco.

As for Bolivia...

The Bolivian-side of Lake Titicaca in Copacabana is worth a visit. You can take a boat taxi of sorts to the island. I went to the far side of the island, spent the night and came back the next day.

A multi-day driving trip through southwestern Bolivia that ends with a visit to the Salt Flats is amazing. It might be a good alternative to just a day-trip to the salt flats from Uyuni,.

Although I've never been, I've heard that a visit to the mines in Potosi, Bolivia is interesting.

Happy travels!


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i would recommend the bolivian side of lake titicaca (copacabana and isla del sol) instead of puno.

also consider huacachina --> arequipa --> colca canyon -->arequipa --> cusco. The colca canyon is a worthy visit and it is perhaps a more logical route if you have time.

the Amazon jungle and pampas tours from Rurrenabaque in Bolivia are amazing. a short and cheap flight from la paz.

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