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Old 01-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #16
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Interesting custom!

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:45 PM   #17
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A great touring option is the "Hop-on, Hop-off" bus tour in Lima. For approx. $18 you get a 24h ticket for the open air double decker bus that makes stops at all of the main attractions in the city. We have done these tours in many U.S. and European city's and find it to be a fantastic way to see a city. The concierge at the hotel will tell you where the nearest stop is, and you buy the ticket directly from the driver. I highly recommend this as an option
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #18
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A great touring option is the "Hop-on, Hop-off" bus tour in Lima. For approx. $18 you get a 24h ticket for the open air double decker bus that makes stops at all of the main attractions in the city. We have done these tours in many U.S. and European city's and find it to be a fantastic way to see a city. The concierge at the hotel will tell you where the nearest stop is, and you buy the ticket directly from the driver. I highly recommend this as an option
I agree with you. Hop on/Hop off buses are a great way to a) see the city in a day or b) get a lay of the land to figure out where you want to spend your time.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:36 PM   #19
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A great touring option is the "Hop-on, Hop-off" bus tour in Lima. For approx. $18 you get a 24h ticket for the open air double decker bus that makes stops at all of the main attractions in the city. We have done these tours in many U.S. and European city's and find it to be a fantastic way to see a city. The concierge at the hotel will tell you where the nearest stop is, and you buy the ticket directly from the driver. I highly recommend this as an option
I agree with this too! I can't believe how much we saw of Barcelona from the HOHO bus! And in Barcelona, we actually got a discount on the tickets when we bought them from the hotel concierge! So check if that's an option, also.

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Just booked the July 19 Peru Family Vacation. Pretty excited, as Machu Picchu has been on my "list" for awhile. It'll be me, my wife, and 11 y.o. daughter.

Anybody else going?

BTW--I ended up booking this trip through Costco. The prices were a little bit lower than what the ABD page has and we're going to get a $500 Visa giftcard and a $700 Costco giftcard.

Congratulation don't forget to be at least 2 days before star your trek in order to be climatized, check Innova Travel Peru this company is also recommendable
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Congratulation don't forget to be at least 2 days before star your trek in order to be climatized, check Innova Travel Peru this company is also recommendable
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Thanks for the recommendation. Yes, we're getting in 2 days early to poke around Lima and get acclimated. We don't want to be too out of breath for the rest of the trip
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We want to do this trip someday.
How do you book thru Cosco ??
What is Cosco ??
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #23
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We want to do this trip someday.
How do you book thru Cosco ??
What is Cosco ??
Costco is wholesale warehouse club, similar to Sam's Club, if you're familiar with them. You have to be a Costco member to book any travel, including ABD, through them. The lowest priced membership is $50 per year.
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Costco is a membership club (like Sam's Club or Price Club or BJ's Warehouse). It costs around $50/year. We're members so we just went to Costco.com and found the 800 number. Called in and booked the trip.

Even if you're not a member, buying a membership basically pays for itself (and then some) by booking one of these trips. We essentially got back $700 more than if we booked with other travel agents.
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So booking through Cosco you use your DVC points??
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And how many ??
You can't use DVC points to book through Costco.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #28
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You can only use DVC points to book an ABD through DVC membership services.

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Question about altitude sickness.
Is it worth it to get in to Lima a day or two earlier to get adjusted, or will the real "issues" with altitude sickess not start until we all get to Cusco?
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:32 AM   #30
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Lima is essentially at sea level, so you won't deal with altitude until you leave Lima. Two things seemed to really help us - being in good physical shape really helps - and we had the altitude sickness Rx from our doctors. Only my wife used this out of the five of us. I can tell you that walking up and down the Circles of Moray, I thought my heart was going to pop out of my chest - and I was in good shape. However, I tried to walk/run/explore with my kids at this as I would at home, rather than at a slow, deliberate pace recommended by our guide.

Many others suffered from the altitude in our group, but honestly, I think a part of it was their physical conditioning. There was one very fit young lady, however, who had asthma, and the altitude gave her quite a fit. We shared the medication with her, and it seemed to help quite a bit.

My advice to anyone on these trips is that you will get much more out of it if you are physically fit to walk, climb and enjoy the trip. There are many things you can do in the "on your own" time and you'll have more energy if you are in good shape. Every little bit helps!
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