Peru: Sacred Valley and Incan Cities Meets Thread

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  1. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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

    You can also share information/ask questions about the Peru Sacred Valley and Incan Cities ABD.

    Please try and keep this thread on topic to discussion and questions about the Peru ABD. Off topic posts will be deleted or moved.

    Thanks!
    Sayhello

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  3. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    Hi :goodvibes

    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.
     
  4. tufbuf

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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. :)
     
  5. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    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!
     
  6. Karabee

    Karabee DIS Veteran

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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! :thumbsup2
     
  7. Boardwalk_bride

    Boardwalk_bride Married in WDW :)

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    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 :rotfl:

    That would be awesome if you joined so that I "knew" someone else going!
     
  8. kac911

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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.

    Kelly
     
  9. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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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. :confused3

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  10. margie100

    margie100 Earning My Ears

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    We will be on the December 22 Adventure to Peru!
     
  11. standardgirl

    standardgirl believing in magic

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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 :confused3
     
  12. Barbsw39

    Barbsw39 Earning My Ears

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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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    Glad to hear you had a wonderful time! Did you have Armando as one of the guides?
     
  14. Barbsw39

    Barbsw39 Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  15. sayhello

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    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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    We had Alejandra too as our local guide! She is one bubbly woman!
     
  17. dizneekrazee

    dizneekrazee Fullfilling my bucket list, one vacation at a time

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    We are traveling to Peru in Oct as well, however we decided to do it on our own instead of with ABD, or with any tour company for that matter. This is our 1st intercontinental trip, and I must say, all of our international bookings were beyond difficuly. Had I have known it was to be that rough, I would have done ABD.
     
  18. Bobo912

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    I took a calculated risk and delayed booking, hoping for an incentive. I wanted the March dates and figured the prices for the summer dates would increase first, but I was wrong. Our date went up by $100 pp this week, so I booked today before the price goes up again. We're going to Peru! :woohoo:

    BTW...there were 17 people booked on this trip already and the price had gone up within the last day or two, so that gives an idea of when the price increases, in this case, at least.
     
  19. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Very cool!! I'll make that one some day.

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  20. Bobo912

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    I thought I should go for it while the knees and hips are still fully functioning. :)
     
  21. tufbuf

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    Congrats, Bobo912!!! You will love this trip! Yup, I agree, gotta do it while the legs and hips are still working, especially on this trip. ;)
     

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