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Needs Ideas - 10 Days in Peru with Pregnant Wife

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Needs ideas on how to get the most of of 10 days in Peru, without being able to do any hiking.
26 months ago, June 3rd 2012 No: 1 Msg: #157103  
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After a few years of non adventure travel, I am finally making it out once again into the wild. However being that I will be with my wife who is expecting, we cannot do any hikes.

Arrive Wednesday night in Lima, need to be in Lima Sat, and the following Sat in Cusco, other then that nothing is planned.

We have a total of 10 days. I figure I need 1 day for Machu Pichu, and 2-3 days for Cusco. Also on my list is Arequipa and Puno.

Can anyone recommend an itinerary of in what order to see all of them, and how much time I need in each place. Also if you have any other ideas of places to see in the area.

I am also thinking of driving from Lima to Paracas, and was wondering if anyone had done that, and how much I should give for the drive. I like driving myself as it allows greater freedom of movement, but I have seen mentioned that it could be about the same price to rent a driver with a car.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. I used to be able to just land a wing it, but my wife wants me to have it planned a bit in advance Reply to this

25 months ago, June 9th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #157428  
Hello Reuven

I went to Brazil when I was pregnant. I decided to spend all the 10 days I was there in Rio to prevent getting too tired, and to be near hospitals in case I needed them. It might be an idea for you to choose one nice spot for a more relaxing holiday rather than moving around, or for you to move around and your wife to relax someplace beautiful. Maybe your wife could take Spanish lessons instead of doing what she would usually do on a trip. If you stay in one spot, you could take day trips to the surrounding areas if you can hire a car or take short bus journeys.

For your wife: When travelling, she should take pregnancy safe rehydrating solution. When I was pregnant, the doctor told me the most risky thing about travelling for me would be dehydration, and if it happens I should go to a hospital for them to sort it out quickly. I brought the rehydrating solution, so I would also have something I could use in case of that emergency. But, the doctor did reassure me at the time that travelling while pregnant is safe enough and not reason to not do it.

I like driving myself as it allows greater freedom of movement, but I have seen mentioned that it could be about the same price to rent a driver with a car.


If you hire a driver, be sure to let her/him know your wife is pregnant, because I experienced that people in south America are very considerate of pregnant women, and people with children.

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