Why We Are Not Going To Peru In 2015

Maybe It Will Be On The Schedule in 2016

Author: The Traveling Professor/Monday, September 8, 2014/Categories: Peru & Machu Picchu

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The answer is plain and simple:  people don't sign up for the tour.    Although it is one of the most requested tours on my itinerary, I simply cannot get people to commit to a trip.   I'm not sure why since Machu Picchu is listed at the top of everyone's bucket list in terms of destinations to go to.

Here are the reasons why I hear people do not want to go:

Peru is Dangerous:  Simply not true.   Culturally, Peruvian people have a high standard of honesty.   They are friendly.   On all my tours to Peru we have had zero instances of crime or petty theft.

The Altitude:  In Cusco, the altitude is about 13,000 feet.  Yes, about 10% of travelers suffer from altitude sickness.  However, it rarely lasts more than 18 hours.   Machu Picchu is actually at a much lower altitude and rarely do we have instances of altitude sickness there.

Expensive:  Again, not true.  It is one of the top travel bargains available.

It is "Third World":  I am not sure what that means, but we stay at first-class, world-class hotels.   The culinary scene is one of the best in the world.   Communications systems are great - even in the most remote parts of Peru.

So, we'll give Peru a rest, at least for a year unless I hear from a group of at least 12 people who want to go.   However, if you do want me to help plan a trip for you there, please contact me at info@travelingprofessor.com and I will be happy to help you out.

For more travel info, see my website at http://www.travelingprofessor.com.

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