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Old 05-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Peru: Sacred Valley and Incan Cities Meets Thread

Please post here if you would like to talk with anyone else who has signed up to travel to Peru with ABD.

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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Hi

Myself and DH are booked on the Oct 5, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013 (Adults Only). It is our first ABD and we are so excited! We had planned to do the Germany one this year, but ended up going on our own instead. We had a great time, but realized that we would like to try a guided tour, as it is tiring always trying to figure out things on your own!

The most south I have ever been is Florida (WDW), so I am really looking forward to Peru! If anyone has any tips either from their ABD to Peru, visiting on their own, or planning their upcoming ABD, I would love to hear them! We have not done any planning yet since it is so far away.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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This is an amazing trip!! We did it June last year and we had a blast. Some tips I can offer, pack clothes for layering. It is very cool in the mornings and evenings and warm during the day especially under the sun. Try not to get water in your mouth in the Urubamba River. I would not recommend jumping in either. If you plan to use US dollars as currency, make sure you have crispy, new-looking ones. They are very prejudiced about wrinkled old bills especially those with creases. My hubby ended up giving them the whole pile of cash for them to choose since it is such a hassle! Have room in your luggage to bring home high quality woven products! They have beautiful ponchos and sweaters and even runners as accents for your home. We also enjoyed Peruvian food.

There you go! Hope that helped a bit.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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This is an amazing trip!! We did it June last year and we had a blast. Some tips I can offer, pack clothes for layering. It is very cool in the mornings and evenings and warm during the day especially under the sun. Try not to get water in your mouth in the Urubamba River. I would not recommend jumping in either. If you plan to use US dollars as currency, make sure you have crispy, new-looking ones. They are very prejudiced about wrinkled old bills especially those with creases. My hubby ended up giving them the whole pile of cash for them to choose since it is such a hassle! Have room in your luggage to bring home high quality woven products! They have beautiful ponchos and sweaters and even runners as accents for your home. We also enjoyed Peruvian food.

There you go! Hope that helped a bit.
Thank you so much for your response! We are Canadian, so we won't have US$ with us. Good to know about the river! We are really looking forward to the food....we used to have a South American restaurant (with food from all the regions) by our house, but it closed, and it was our favourite!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Boardwalk Bride - Were thinking of signing up for that same trip! Our goal is adults only. It's just actually putting the money down this early on a trip...Im a planner but that gives me anxiety! Hopefully we will be joining you though!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Boardwalk Bride - Were thinking of signing up for that same trip! Our goal is adults only. It's just actually putting the money down this early on a trip...Im a planner but that gives me anxiety! Hopefully we will be joining you though!
Trust me, I know exactly what you mean! The two reasons why we choose to do it was 1) to get the discount through DU and 2) so I didn't spend another month(s) changing my mind of where I want to go next

That would be awesome if you joined so that I "knew" someone else going!
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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Oct 6 2012

Hi all, we are looking to do the adults only trip Oct 6, 2012. Anyone else??? For those who have been to Peru, my only concern is the river rafting, I get really sea sick, will this be an issue??? Also, would love to get input on how much extra money to budget for the trip, not so much souvenirs but additional meals, and free time money.

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #8
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Hi all, we are looking to do the adults only trip Oct 6, 2012. Anyone else??? For those who have been to Peru, my only concern is the river rafting, I get really sea sick, will this be an issue??? Also, would love to get input on how much extra money to budget for the trip, not so much souvenirs but additional meals, and free time money.

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I haven't done Peru, but I thought I'd throw in here that I get really seasick, also, and I haven't had any problems with seasickness the 3 times I've been river rafting. Of course, everyone is different.

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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For those of you booked on the Dec 22 trip to Peru, what are your thoughts on the weather and the fact that it's going to be rain season? We're still struggling to decide on what to do
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Just returned from Peru! Amazing trip!! We took about $300 extra and used our credit card when possible. A lot of places would take credit, except a restaurant we ate at in Cusco was cash (soles) only. Remember to let your credit card company know you will be traveling. We forgot and one of our cards was declined.
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Just returned from Peru! Amazing trip!! We took about $300 extra and used our credit card when possible. A lot of places would take credit, except a restaurant we ate at in Cusco was cash (soles) only. Remember to let your credit card company know you will be traveling. We forgot and one of our cards was declined.
Glad to hear you had a wonderful time! Did you have Armando as one of the guides?
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #13
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Sorry for my delayed response...Still trying to catch up since being on vacation. No we did not have Armando as a guide. Our Local guide was Alejandro...Ale for short. She was great! Seemed to know people wherever we went Our "dinsey" guide was Tina. SHe was awesome too. She is newer to the Peru trip, but has been a guide for Disney for 8 years...think that is what she said.
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Sorry for my delayed response...Still trying to catch up since being on vacation. No we did not have Armando as a guide. Our Local guide was Alejandro...Ale for short. She was great! Seemed to know people wherever we went Our "dinsey" guide was Tina. SHe was awesome too. She is newer to the Peru trip, but has been a guide for Disney for 8 years...think that is what she said.
I had Tina as one of my Guides on the Med cruise add-on. What a power house! I agree, she's really awesome!

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Sorry for my delayed response...Still trying to catch up since being on vacation. No we did not have Armando as a guide. Our Local guide was Alejandro...Ale for short. She was great! Seemed to know people wherever we went Our "dinsey" guide was Tina. SHe was awesome too. She is newer to the Peru trip, but has been a guide for Disney for 8 years...think that is what she said.
We had Alejandra too as our local guide! She is one bubbly woman!
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