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Peru Trip Report

Report with Photos of Our Trip to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Amazon

small group tours to PeruWe recently got back from a small group tour to Peru.  The Traveling Professor has been bringing his small group tours to Peru for almost 8 years now and this was our 20th trip.  It included Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon jungle.  We made the tour with 15 travelers from all over the United States.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor will tell you about our accommodations, the outstanding food, and what was on our very exciting itinerary. Check out the blog post for our small group tour to Peru trip review.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (102)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Best Tips for Visiting Machu Picchu

The Professor Gives His Top Ten Pointers for Visiting the Ancient Citadel of the Incas

best advice for visiting machu picchuA tour to Peru and Machu Picchu takes a lot of planning.  It is an adventure that travelers usually only do once in their lifetimes, so let's make sure a trip to Machu Picchu is done the right way. Go the right time of year, stay in the best hotels in Machu Picchu, make sure to see everything to be seen in Machu Picchu. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor, Steve Solosky gives his top ten pieces of advice for visiting Machu Picchu.

Saturday, February 07, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2269)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7

Train Travel to Machu Picchu

Other Than Taking a Long Walk, It's the Only Way to Get There

Machu Picchu TrainThe highlight of any tour to Peru is a visit to Machu Picchu.   The town at the base of Machu Picchu is actually called Aguas Calientes, so any trip to Machu Picchu will involve getting to Aguas Calientes.  There are no roads to Aguas Calientes, so the only way to get there is to walk or take the train.   The Traveling Professor has been taking small groups to Peru for about 4 years now, so here is some advice on taking the train to Machu Picchu.

Saturday, June 14, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1635)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Favorite Hotels in Machu Picchu and Peru

Hotels for Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno

Cusco Hotel RoomOn our small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu, we stay in modern, full-service hotels that have all the amenities you would expect in a US-based hotel.  Many people I meet (incorrectly) perceive Peru as being a "third-world" country with sub-par accommodations.  However, those who have traveled on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu wil tell you, the hotels we stay in are first-rate, and are still bargains and superior quality to those found in Europe.  

Monday, December 30, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (5948)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4

Peru Trip Report - Part III

Machu Picchu

machu picchu llamaThe words "amazing", "unbelievable", and "wonderful" are overused these days.  But not when it comes to viewing the mystical Inca city of Machu Picchu.  Quite literally, there is nothing like it in the world.   On our small group tour to Peru, we spend 3 days at Machu Picchu to give it the time that it deserves to soak in the beauty and splendor of this amazing place.   Read the blog post and see the highlights of our tour of Machu Picchu.

Thursday, November 21, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1903)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

What's Involved in Visiting Machu Picchu?

A Good Plan is Absolutely Necessary to Visit "The Wonder"

One of our most popular and fascinating tours is to Machu Picchu.   There are right ways to visit Machu Picchu and there are wrong ways to visit Machu Picchu.  It took us about a year to plan our small group tour and in this blog post I will pass on my expert advice on visiting Machu Picchu.   See what The Traveling Professor says about  transportation, hotels, and itinerary planning for a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1971)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
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Denmark and Norway by Rail and Ferry

Norway by Train and FerryOne of the more popular Traveling Professor tours is his small group tour to Norway and Denmark.  No matter how one travels to these countries, they will see some of the best natural beauty to be found anywhere. But if traveling by train and ferry, it offers special sights that can be found no other way.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post and find out why you need to travel to Denmark and Norway by ferry and rail.

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Best and Worst Ways to Change Money Overseas

how to exchange money overseasOne of the money matters we encounter when traveling is how to change money.  Most European countries NEVER accept US dollars.  Fortunately, most European countries accept the common Euro currency but a good amount don't.  In any case, there are situations where you will need to obtain currency.  Look at The Traveling Professor's travel tips on the best way to change your currency into local currency.  I'll also tell you about some of the worst ways to do it too!

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4 More Paris Restaurants

favorite paris restaurantsEveryone loves to eat in Paris. Today, more than ever, there are options for eating in Paris. In general, on our small group tours to Paris we eat at local spots at a moderate price.  I have picked out 4 of my favorite Paris restaurants, two of them are actually located on the same street, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.  The other two are on the other side of the river and I am very sure you will enjoy them. 

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Things The Professor Cannot Travel Without

small group tours packingWe do anywhere from 10-15 small group tours each year.  Sometimes I am away for 6-7 weeks at a time and I NEVER check a bag. So, what are the essential things I bring on every trip other than the obvious like a change of clothes? Take a look at The Traveling Professor's blog post to learn what he cannot travel without. 

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